Danielle and Chad met at a mutual friends birthday party before the start of her senior year at the University of Central Florida. After their friends party Chad left and went back to Panama City Beach to finish out his summer break. They stayed close by chatting over the phone and the very next month Chad came back for Danielle’s birthday. That’s when they decided to make it “official.” Danielle and Chad like to joke around with one another, go to the movies, and try new restaurants, but their most favorite thing to do is to just be with one another. No matter what they are doing OR not doing.
The proposal came when Danielle, Chad, and select family members were on vacation in New Orleans. When deciding what to do while they were there, Chad announced that everyone should go to happy hour in the french quarter. On their way, Chad saw a horse and carriage and decided he wanted Danielle and himself to take a picture with it. While Danielle was getting situated by the carriage she turned back around to see Chad on bent knee, THEN, he proceeded to ask her to marry him in French! Proposing in front of the carriage didn’t come unplanned though, turns out Chad had pre-arraigned for the horse and carriage to take his soon-to-be finance on a romantic ride through the french quarter. How romantic!
Danielle and Chad’s ceremony took place at the beautiful Harborside Chapel. It was very special to them to get married here because it is where Chad’s family worships. After the ceremony, all of their guests poured outside of the church and lined the walkway to cheer for the newlywed couple as they made their exit!
The festivities continued throughout the night at Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club, where they watched the sun set and danced the night away with their friends and family.
Congratulations Danielle + Chad, and go UCF Knights!
Lead Photographer | Stephanie Duffany
Associate Photographer | Audrey Clifford
Bridesmaid Dresses | Davids Bridal
Cake | A Piece of Cake & Desserts
Caterer | Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club
Ceremony Site | Harborside Chapel
DJ | Grant Hemond & Associates
Florist | The Brides Bouquet
Hair Stylist | Lasting Luxe
Invitations | Shutterfly
Make-up Artist | Lasting Luxe
Reception Venue | Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club
Wedding Gown | CC’s Bridal Boutique