True Romance | Samantha+Isaiah

 

I don’t know about you, but I can’t get enough of beach elopements! I don’t care what beach it is because the couple ALWAYS make the ceremony look spectral!

Samantha and Isaiah are not exception. Being the center of their ceremony, this gorgeous couple brought all of the style and beauty to their Florida elopement!

From Mir*Salgado Photography:
I had the lucky chance to photograph this adorable and gorgeous couple with the team of Tide the knot Beach Weddings!!! Samantha and Isaiah are just adorable!! This intimate beach wedding was original, romantic and stylish.

From The Couple:
When did you met?, how, where?: We first met, November 18th 2012 at House of Blues in Downtown Disney in Orlando. I was on a ICP (international college program) with Disney and was out with some friends that night. We made eye contact inside with each other and just started to talk and make a connection. When House of Blues closed we lost each other, and about ten minutes later we bumped into each other and started to talk again. After that, we somehow lost each other again. I was wondering through the huge parking lot in Downtown Disney finding my friends car when I bumped into Isaiah AGAIN. It was than, that he asked for my number.

After the third time of bumping into each other! We still think about that night and wonder what would of happened if we didn’t bump into each other a third time. After that night, we went on a few dates and hit it off. I was set to fly home back to Canada after Christmas and we both made the decision to keep in touch with each other and see where our new relationship would take us. Turns out, we ended up having a long distance relationship for about 2 years of our time being together. Me, being in Vancouver, Canada and him in Kissimmee, FL.

In September of 2014, I came back to Florida to do another program with Disney (a Cultural Representative Program), but this time it was a year long. This way we could be together in the same place and keep growing our relationship. Turns out that I was unhappy with my job at the time and if I left my job I would have to go back to Canada. We did some research and came across something called a K-1 Fiance visa. It’s basically a visa to petition for your loved one to come to the United States for 90 days, and within that 90 days you MUST get married, or you will get deported back to your home country. (They have a show about it on TLC, one of our favorite shows to watch). We both looked at each other and at this point already were confident that we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together so we went for it!

I decided to cut my second program with Disney short to fly back to Canada and get the process of this K-1 visa started! We had applied for our Fiance visa in April 2015 and It was approved in late December of 2015. In between the waiting, we would fly back and forth to see each other. And on the 2nd April 2016 I touched down in Orlando with a new visa in my hand! Before, I touched down in Orlando we were planning our beach wedding with ‘Tide The Knot’ online and through emails and set our wedding date to April 15th.

Two weeks later, we were married and had a beautiful sunset beach wedding, and couldn’t be happier with where our relationship has taken us, as now a Mr & Mrs.

The Proposal: Isaiah proposed to me on July 24 2015, at the Orlando Eye. He made a video including his family telling me that Isaiah had a very important question to ask me. It was after that video that he asked me to marry him, and of course it was a YES.

Things you want to share with other brides or couples?? Tips, advice, etc: Never go to bed angry. Patience is key. Let him have the remote. Always compromise. For the brides: Try not to stress to much, it will be one of the happiest days of your life no matter what. Don’t worry about other people too much.

A Special Thanks To:
Mir*Salgado Photography // Photography
Tide The Knot // Event Planner
Loews Don CeSar Hotel // Ceremony Venue
Mon Cheri Paris // Bride’s Gown
Michael Kors // Groom’s Attire

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