Tavares Pavilion on the Lake | Jenna & Cole

June 20, 2023

Jenna said it first, “What’s better than getting to marry your best friend? Getting to marry your best friend TWICE!!” You read that right! Jenna and Cole held their first wedding in Rome, Georgia on 11.12.22. And just one week later on 11.20.22, they held an additional wedding at Tavares Pavilion on the Lake to celebrate with their Florida friends and family. Their day was picturesque, filled with elegance and romance. I am so glad to have had the opportunity to meet and work with these two sweethearts.

Tavares Pavilion on the Lake provided an exquisite indoor ceremony and reception space to escape the cold and rainy weather. Directly on the shores of Lake Dora, the venue gave an elegantly beautiful backdrop with it’s high ceilings, wooden detailed architecture, grand staircase, floor-to-ceiling windows, and breathtaking views.


Photography: Dena Ray Photography

Venue: Tavares Pavilion on the Lake

Wedding Planner: All the Details by Danielle

Catering: Puff’n Stuff

Getting ready

The Tavares Pavilion offers Bride and Groom getting ready suites on seperate floors to ensure privacy.

The Wedding Party

We captured wedding party photos right after the getting ready and details to save time after the ceremony for cocktail hour.

Bridal Portraits

I couldn’t resist capturing the beauty of the Bride with the beauty of the Grand Staircase!

First Look

Couple’s Portraits

I had to be strategic when capturing their couple’s portraits to ensure that the bottom of Jenna’s dress didn’t get wet before the ceremony. It was also VERY cold (45*) so I didn’t want to keep them outside for long. Thankfully, I ALWAYS keep clear umbrellas in the trunk of my Durango specifically for these rainy day occasions and the rain had let up to a slight drizzle so we were able to capture some portraits without the umbrellas as well.

First Look with the Flower Girl

You can opt to have a first look with anyone you want on your day! And Jenna decided that she wanted to do a first look with the Flower Girl before walking down the aisle. Such a adorable moment!!!

Ceremony | Tavares Pavilion on the Lake

Family Formals

Cocktail Hour | Tavares Pavilion on the Lake

First Dance | Tavares Pavilion on the Lake

Parent Dances | Tavares Pavilion on the Lake

For more interactive and special parent dances, they invited all the guests to the dance floor to take part in the Father Daughter and Mother Son dances. Such a sweet moment!

Cake Cutting

This beautiful cake looked like a decorative box! Far to pretty to eat.

Reception & Party | Tavares Pavilion on the Lake

Private Last Dance & Grand Exit

Due to the cold and rainy weather, we moved the glow stick Grand Exit indoors and it was no less of GRAND! Their wedding day was like a movie that I could watch on repeat. Congratulations Jenna and Cole! Wishing you many years of love and happiness <3


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