Stephanie and Robbie were friends throughout most of their lives but never dated in school. As Florida natives, they both took frequent trips to Walt Disney World and grew to love the parks. They also are both athletes , and each competed at ESPN's Wide World of Sports
for many years! It wasn't until Robbie moved away for college and Stephanie took an internship in the same city that they truly connected. As Stephanie put it, "we fell in love on a park bench in Central Park. We sat in freezing January and just felt it."
On an average trip to Walt Disney World with their families, things were about to change! Stephanie thought Robbie had tripped on the trolley rails on Main Street, but he was actually dropping to one knee. "He truly made me feel so special asking me to marry him in this incredible place." When Stephanie was just seven years old, she asked her mom if she could get married at Disney. It was not something she ever imagined would become a reality, but after visiting the Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings site and seeing all the options, her dream suddenly felt obtainable.
The two chose Disney's Wedding Pavilion
for their ceremony and California Gril
l for their reception location. They couldn't get enough of the amazing view from the restaurant and wanted to share it with all their guests. Their favorite moment for the big day was when they saw each other for the first time during the ceremony. Stephanie shared, "the excitement standing behind the door was a feeling I wish I could bottle up and feel again." The couple celebrated after with a magical portrait session in the Magic Kingdom! Their advice for future couples? "Journal your entire wedding. The entire journey goes so quickly, so you don't want to forget anything."