High school sweethearts, Raissa and Jo, dated for nine years exactly before tying the knot at Walt Disney World on their anniversary. This sweet couple also got engaged here a few years back during a graduation celebration trip. The sun was setting, the castle was visible in the background, and Jo was extremely nervous but as he pulled out the ring, everything fell into place.

They chose to have their wedding with Disney because it has always played a big part in their lives. Walt Disney World was the first trip they ever took together, and the parks have always been a place where they go to celebrate milestones or accomplishments. It’s the place they love to go and hate to leave. Raissa stumbled across the website one day, requested a brochure, and they both knew that this was the place for their special day.

The couple described their day as “whimsical and exquisite. An intimate affair full of love and laughter.” Raissa wanted an atmosphere of a garden and the Disney florists went above and beyond her expectations with the décor at their ceremony at Disney’s Wedding Pavilion. The whole room smelled of rosemary, eucalyptus, and peonies. A beautiful reception at Disney’s Grand Floridian & Spa Ballroom followed, along with an intimate portrait session in Epcot. The couple’s favorite moment was definitely their first look pictures, despite the tears. “There are no words to describe our feelings and how excited we were not only to see each other but to have our wedding day finally come.”