I have stalked this wedding for quite sometime now. It all started with their Gator engagement pictures by Lindsey Tropf of Pure Photography. Then came their wedding photos. Every detail was amazingly Gator! When I first saw the pictures on Lindsey’s blog I could hardly contain myself! They made orange and blue work and it turned out amazing and incredibly chic and fresh! In the back of my head I made a mental note to feature this wedding on the blog.
Well… weeks went by, school got busy and I quickly forgot about this amazing Gator wedding till one day I got an e-mail from Chan, the bride. She was incredibly sweet and sent me tons of beautiful pictures from her and her husband’s wedding. Her e-mail made my day. I mean… to open your email and have that many Gator wedding pictures in it? What Gator Bride would not be ecstatic? :-)
But first, here is Chan and Tim’s Love Story (as told by the Bride):
In 2006 a mutual friend at UF insisted that Tim and I had to meet. When we did meet we realized that we lived next door to each other–our rooms were 10 feet from each other. So the story goes we met by the dumpster (between our two homes).
To say we are Gator fans is an understatement. During the 2006-2007 football season, Tim and I decided that we should go to every single football game that year, including the out-of-town ones. So minus the national championship game in Arizona, we went to all, including the SEC Championship in Atlanta. Was our first year dating honeymoon-bliss-esque because we were a new couple in love or cause the Gators were champs? Most likely, both ;) The idea of an orange-and-blue came almost naturally to Tim and I. I can honestly say it was a mutual decision. When we would tell people our color scheme, we got a lot of looks–but I was confident we could pull off a contemporary and fun orange-and-aqua-wedding look–and I think we did!
Even picking our date was contingent on the football schedule. When our ideal date (Oct. 3–the byweek) was not available, we settled on September 12, a game we knew would be a blow-out. Our wedding ceremony was at the All Souls’ Catholic Church in Sanford, FL, and our reception was in the beautiful ballroom of Holy Trinity Reception Center in Maitland, FL. The priest opened up the ceremony by giving us the latest score of the UF-Troy game and intertwined our love for the Gators with our love for each other. Haha. We were introduced at the reception via a friend who dressed on as Mr. Two Bits and came out to the fight song, of course. We also surprised our family/friends with a little two-minute dance number. A friend/guest actually played on the 2006 National Championship team and he had his SEC Champ ring on him–hence the photos of his ring and mine! Finally, our last song of the night was “We Are the Boys from Old Florida.” It was a perfect ending to an absolutely perfect day.
A Mr. Two Bits entrance? AMAZING!
Skip to the 4:38 mark to see Chan and Tim’s Gator Entrance!
The even did the We are the boys of Old FLLLLLOOORRRIIDAAA! at the end of their wedding. How cool is that?
I love every detail from this amazingly Gator Wedding. Thank you, Chan, for sending me all these amazing pictures! All photos are by Lindsey Tropf of Pure Photography.