Amy and Gavin opted out of an engagement session and instead requested that I shoot their rehearsal dinner at Disneyland’s renowned Club 33. I was at first disappointed, because engagement sessions are so fun and give me a solid opportunity to get to know the couple before their wedding. Then after spending a couple hours with Amy and Gavin and their family and closest friends at Club 33 two nights before their wedding, I realized the beauty of the opportunity.
I got to experience not only a little of Amy and Gavin’s relationship together, but I got to know their families and friends and the relationships they share as well. I got to watch Gavin’s sister hug Amy tightly and whisper in her ear, bringing tears to her eyes. I got to talk to Gavin’s friend about their friendship. I got to hear how everyone had been waiting for this marriage for years. I got to pray with them over their union and its future. I got to feel Amy’s excitement as her closest people got to experience the magic of Disneyland in a unique way that’s uniquely close to her heart.
And the Club 33 experience is definitely unique. There is so much history within those walls, so much love and happiness and fantasy made into reality that the energy is deep and enriching. The walls whisper it. The servers smile it. The furniture helps you feel it.
Then add in two fabulous people and their closest friends and family…and you’ve got a dinner experience to remember forever.