It didn’t take long for Anna and Ethan to know they wanted a life together after a first date at Cavanaugh’s. Both loved the outdoors, animals, and Disney. A year later while on vacation at Disney World, they dined at Cinderella’s Castle. Ethan got up to have his picture taken, then instead dropped to one knee and popped that exciting question in the most magical place on earth. The guests and staff broke out in smiles, tears, and congratulations!

They said their vows on a rainy day, but the showers didn’t dampen their celebration a bit. Anna knew that her love of horses had to somehow be included in the decor, as she’s been riding since before she could talk. Lucy Grisham at Alphagraphics (now Slade Graphics) designed a logo for the couple that was incorporated into multiple print pieces and even the cake. Combining horseshoes and other equine details with antique silver and beautiful floral displays created and elegant and truly personalized decor for Anna and Ethan.

The bride’s bouquet started with brooches that had belonged to her great grandmothers, then contributions from family and friends were added along with finds from area antique stores. Photos of the bride’s parents and grandparents completed the bouquet.


Making Magic:

PHOTOGRAPHER: Sharin Shank Photography

VENUE: Burdette Park Discovery Lodge

FLORAL & DECOR: JoElle Elise Design

CAKE: Rita Joest (Bride’s Mother) and Karen Dame

STATIONERY & SIGNAGE: Alphagraphics now Slade Graphics

BROOCH BOUQUET: Rita Joest (Bride’s Mother)

BRIDAL GOWN: David’s Bridal


HAIR & MAKEUP: Angel Daughtery & Jenny Bailey

CATERING: Hornet’s Nest