Jessica and Danny

October 1, 2011
Reunion Resort, Orlando
Photographs by Kelly Canova

Sept. 30, 2010, was a typical workday for oncology pharmaceutical sales representative Danny Holcomb, until he met Jessica Lariviere, a nurse at a doctor’s office he called on. They chatted over lunch, and before she left for the day, Danny called and asked her out, but not before phoning a friend to say he had just fallen in love. Two days later, Danny, 37, took Jessica, 28, to dinner at the Melting Pot where they sat in Lover’s Lane, a special section in the restaurant, and a fast and furious romance began. In December 2010, Danny bought a ring, sought her parents’ blessing, then whisked Jessica off for a romantic getaway to Savannah, Ga., where he had pre-arranged a carriage ride through town. As the driver pulled up to Whitefield Square, he shared a story of lovers kissing in the gazebo for good fortune and happiness. Smitten by the tale, Jessica pulled Danny in for a kiss, then he dropped to one knee and proposed. They married on the anniversary of their first date, Oct. 1, 2011, with Jessica arriving by carriage to a square reminiscent of Whitefield Square. “I’ll never forget that moment,” says Jessica. “The intimate detail may have seemed minor to guests, but it was very symbolic to us.”

Theme: Fairytale
Wedding Planner: Jessica Lawson, Signature Weddings & Events, Orlando
Most Memorable Moment: “The feeling of pulling up with my step-dad in the horse and carriage.”
Bridesmaids: 4
Groomsmen: 4
Guests: 80
Bridal Gown: Mermaid-style Marisa gown, Solutions Bridal Designer House, The Mall at Millenia
Stylists: Makeup artist Linh Nguyen and hair stylist Tam Ho
Photographer: Kelly Canova Photography, Orlando
Caterer: Reunion Resort
Cake: Party Flavors Custom Cakes, Ocoee
Florist: Dream Designs Florist, Orlando
Music/Entertainment: DJ Chuck, Orlando
Lighting/Special Effects: PTE Productions, Orlando
Transportation: Downtown Horse and Carriage, Orlando
First Dance Choreography: Arthur Murray Dance Studios,Winter Park
Officiant: Pastor Bob Berry from First Baptist Oviedo
Father-Daughter Dance Song: “Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler
First-Dance Song: “Me and You” by Kenny Chesney
Honeymoon: Sandals Grande Antigua Resort

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