Charlene + Chris
May 10, 2013, Casa Feliz
Newlyweds, Chris and Charlene.
Photographs by 829Films
The Bride Charlene Woodall, 41, is the assistant manager for Florida Hospital Emergency Department.
The Groom Chris Helgoth, 41, works in Medical Sales at Olympus.
How They Met Charlene and Chris attended Lake Brantley High School together in Altamonte Springs where they shared similar friends and often socialized, but never linked up romantically. Many years later, the two reconnected with a little help from Facebook and began their journey together. “Props are owed to that famous ‘thumbs up,’” says Charlene.
Their Engagement Chris took Charlene on a relaxing vacation to Vero Beach Hotel and Spa. While they were outside enjoying the sun and the sand, Chris surprised Charlene with a ring and asked her if she would spend the rest of her life with him. “I was stunned and completely caught off guard,” says Charlene. It took Charlene a few moments to realize that it was really happening before responding with a happy “Yes!”
Their Wedding A natural and neutral affair.
Alexandra Calvet of CCH Weddings + Events
Maggie Sottero, Lily’s Bridal Orlando
Marge Helgoth of MKH Weddings
The Sugar Suite
Maureen H. Hall Stationery & Invitations
Lee Forrest Design
Kaleidoscope Event Lighting & Design
Monogrammed cookies were favors for guests.
A clean and simple cake topped with coordinating florals.
The couple exchanges their "I do's" along the brick-paved paths of Casa Feliz.
Monarch butterflies were released during the nuptials.
Centerpieces consisted of green and white flora.
The Maid of Honor wore a ruffled taupe-colored dress.
Vessels of anemones, tulips and lush greenery adorned the ceremony seating.