When Meredith called me from South Carolina to photograph her Disney engagement photos with her fiancé Chad, I wasn’t expecting to be taking photos of Cinderella herself. Or maybe Alice in Wonderland. Either way, when we met, I knew she was just like a Disney Princess. She was graduating in a few days from Clemson University – so a big year for them. Their wedding is going to be a magical Disney wedding for sure! (read more below!) These two were so sweet together, we know all their dreams will come true <3 Congratulations Meredith and Chad!
From Meredith: We met 7 years ago when I was 15 and Chad was 17 through mutual friends. When our friend introduced us, I had a boyfriend at the time and wasn’t interested (poor Chad haha). Well a couple of months later, I was single and needed a date to our winter high school dance, so that’s when I reconnected with Chad. Our first date was really odd- we went to our local movie theater to see The Last Exorcism and then to the Sonic drive-in (we both hated their food but neither one of us wanted to say anything haha). Then we just sat in his car and talked for hours. And we’ve been together ever since that first date!!
We started talking about our wedding about a year or so ago and we knew we wanted a destination wedding because everyone in our small town gets married at the same couple of venues. This past January we decided on relatively small Disney wedding for family and close friends. I’ve been to Disney World with my family at least once or twice a year since I was 5 years old. We’ve even stayed at the same hotel for the last 15 years so Disney is definitely my second home. Chad has only been to Disney a couple of times, but I’m slowly converting him into a Disney fan 🙂 He understands my love for Disney and how much it means to me and he just wants me to be happy. I also think he is secretly becoming more excited about a Disney wedding 🙂 Our ceremony will be at the Grand Floridian Wedding Pavilion followed by a reception at the Contemporary Resort and fireworks dessert party in Epcot that evening.