Old Idea New Twist Beatles

Old Idea New Twist Beatles

Here is an Old Idea New Twist – Beatles using the cover art concept of The Beatles Abbey Road album. We switched the locations of the four individuals and planned for a bride and groom with the two best men on this Orlando, FL downtown street. A very special thank you to the City of Orlando police department for maintaining traffic control for us to prevent me from being run down while taking this photographic image. I tried my best to wait for a VW bug to arrive but that was not possible as the wedding couple did have a reception to get to.Old Idea New Twist Beatles

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Crystal Ballroom wedding

Crystal Ballroom wedding Casselberry

Congratulations to Samantha and Oscar. Their Crystal Ballroom wedding Casselberry ceremony and the reception were photographed by the husband and wife team of Abba Photography.

Crystal Ballroom wedding

This venue is easy to find and there is plenty of room for both a ceremony and reception. The staff is always friendly and quick to assist.



The hardwood floors give a nice warmth to your photographs and the chair covers as seen in this photo add a nice touch of elegance to your party.



Rev. Gary of OrlandoCeremony.com Rev. Gary Davids officiated this wedding with a light hearted humor which seems to put everyone at ease and their nervousness at bay.






























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R2D2 Death Star wedding ring box

R2D2 Death Star wedding ring box

You might think you had every last detail of your wedding planned but if you are a Star Wars fan think again. Here is a R2D2 Death Star wedding ring box set for the bride and groom at a recent wedding here at The Secret Garden in Orlando.

This bride is from the UK and after searching online for these boxes I found that they are originally candy and mint boxes and were also out of stock on the site we found. It just goes to show that there is no end to unique ideas when planning the details of your wedding.

R2D2 Death Star wedding ring box

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Elopement Wedding Orlando Florida

Elopement Wedding Orlando Florida

It’s time for new beginnings with weddings and proposals. Introducing our Vegas Style Elopement Wedding Orlando Florida package. So many weddings take place in Las Vegas since it is a destination wedding location with all of the hotels and attractions. Orlando, Florida is also a destination wedding location for the same reason. We have theme parks, beaches, museums, performing arts, theaters and beautiful shopping districts. Central Florida is a great place to plan a wedding and vacation at the same time. Couples come from all over the globe and the weather is always beautiful year round. We invite you to look through our site and give us a call with any questions.

Elopement Wedding Orlando Florida

We have had a lot of brides and grooms choose to get married here in Orlando while on vacation and we are just minutes from The Disney area hotels and other theme parks. If you are considering eloping and just going to a local courthouse to make your nuptials official, why not have your ceremony at The Secret Garden in Orlando also known as our outdoor private studio and have the officiant, photography and the high res digital files included with full printing rights granted to you. Call us today to assist you in obtaining the marriage license and making your dream wedding plans come true.

You can see lots of pictures from events here at The Secret Garden by clicking on the gallery tab in the menu at the top of our page and you can refer to our other packages on our pricing page by clicking on the pricing tab.

We look forward to helping you. Give us a call today.

Thank you,

Gary and Marti

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Daytona Bike Week Biketoberfest

Daytona Bike Week Biketoberfest

These are just a few of the official Daytona Bike Week Biketoberfest photos from Ormond Beach, Florida. Biketoberfest has come and gone but the wedding memories are not. This wedding took place last week. So many friends came down from PA and Maryland for this special event. They all stayed right on the beach between two hotels in a cozy beach front home that is rented out. The bikes lined up in a row made for the perfect wedding altar with this theme. Plan your wedding here in sunny Florida. Year round weather is ideal.

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Orlando Wedding Coordinators

Orlando Wedding Coordinators

Are you too busy to plan the most important day of your life?

Contracting Orlando wedding coordinators is an appealing concept to find all of the vendors for the big day however finding your own vendors only requires a few phone calls to get a feel for a vendors personality. Questions asked one at a time are very time consuming for a busy vendor and they will almost always prefer talking to a prospective client by phone the first time so that more questions from each party can be addressed. Professional vendors work together often and the day flows smoothly simply because it is what they do and it can actually save you lots of money while having the vendors of your dreams. Out of state couples would have a much easier time on the other hand.

Orlando wedding coordinators

Simply ask the vendor you’re considering if they have worked with X, Y or Z and if they are able to refer someone. Most often they will give you names because they like to refer people who are good that understand team playing. After all, that is what makes working events fun.

Often times Orlando wedding coordinators are working from a much smaller circle of vendors and their bias doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll be getting the cream of the crop.

Orlando wedding coordinators

You just may find the best vendors on your own and they have more than likely worked with each other on more than one occasion.

When you search on your own, you are using your instincts and you will have full control over how your day will flow.

If you tag yourself as one that is too busy to plan your own wedding, consider the fact that finding the time after the wedding to design your photo album would be equally as challenging. When we ask past clients that went with a master disc only package if they made an album, we often get the answer “No, I haven’t found the time yet”. It’s not unusual to hear that even a year or two after the wedding and sometimes there is a new baby in the family by then. When adding an album into your package, Abba Photography discounts the hourly rate and in essence is partially sharing in the cost of your album. A sweet deal for you!

We shoot Retro and Vintage wedding photography in addition to the other styles listed on our website.

One definition of Retro is: a culturally aged style, trend, mode, or fashion, from the overall post-modern past, that has since that time become functionally or superficially the norm once again. The use of “retro” style iconography and imagery interjected into post-modern art, advertising, mass media, etc. It generally implies a vintage of at least fifteen or twenty years. For example, clothing from the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s. could be retro.

Another new trend

Another new trend is small intimate weddings with gatherings of 60 or less people. It takes away the stress of planning a big event months away. No need to try to figure out who sits with who and who eats what and what dresses the bridesmaids like or don’t like not mention the expense. More and more brides and grooms are loving our intimate garden weddings known as The Marry Me Now package at The Secret Garden.

Recapping, when you choose pro vendors from any category whether it is a DJ, a photographer, a caterer, etc.. you are already working with some of the best Orlando wedding coordinators.

We can be reached in our office most days between 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM at 407-672-1121.

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Orlando Wedding Planning

Orlando Wedding Planning

Well it’s that time of year again when summer vacations are coming to an end and your Orlando wedding planning resumes. We love photographing weddings all over Central Florida. After photographing over 2000 weddings, we still love looking for new and creative ways to cover the wedding day. We realize that getting married is a brand new experience for most brides and grooms and we like to also approach it with that same enthusiasm which keeps our work exciting and fresh as well. We are on a first come first serve basis so when you schedule your appointment to meet with us, we can talk in detail about all of the things that are important to you and since we are a husband and wife team we book up fast.

Orlando wedding planning

As a husband and wife Orlando wedding planning team, my wife Marti usually starts helping the bride with the getting ready pics in the bridal suite. I start with the guys pinning the boutonnieres on as well as some other photos that make up their getting ready coverage. Working at lots of different venues and in different working conditions naturally inspires new ways of covering the day.

New Trends

Visit our studio and see what some new trends are and enjoy a fresh new approach. New trends can incorporate ideas such as saturated color, low or high photo angles, black and white images with spot color added, special effects, soft blur, motion blur and a host of other special effect filters available in the new versions of Photoshop.

One attraction to our studio is our unique engagement portrait sessions. Enjoy the breeze off our private lake and garden. It is one of our favorite locations for engagement sessions. The Secret Garden. When it comes to engagement portrait sessions, we like to think outside the box and go with new trends such as re-creating your favorite poster showcasing a classic movie that you want to star in, old or new. Let us help you create the magic that transforms your ideas into reality. It’s magical and it’s just a phone call away. Engagement sessions are also an excellent way to build a rapport and find out what ideas your photographer may have for your wedding day coverage in advance of the big day. We make day or evening appointments to accommodate the busyness of daily life. One of the best compliments that we receive besides clients loving the work we produce is that we were never a distraction at their event.

You can see The Secret Garden on Facebook by searching The Secret Garden in Orlando.

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Port Orange garden wedding

Port Orange garden wedding

This Port Orange garden wedding was lots of fun and this bride and groom and their families were very pleasant to be with. The day could not have been nicer. With everything taking place at one location, it was a very easy event to work from a photographers point of view. The guys got ready in the train car on site while the girls got ready in the brides very spacious dressing room. The chapel was the location for this beautiful ceremony service and then everyone moved to the banquet facility on site as well. This album design shows you a representation of their wedding day although they had many more photos included on the master disc included in their package. Everything flowed smoothly the entire day and this wedding certainly was a dream come true.

The Tavern and Chapel - Port Orange garden wedding

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Championsgate Wedding Orlando

Championsgate Wedding Orlando

We don’t always have a Championsgate Wedding Orlando but The Championsgate Hotel in Orlando is such a great venue for your wedding. This location has so many beautiful backdrops for bridal portraits from the outside gardens to the staircase leading up to the magnificent lobby and ballrooms. This album design was created from the brides favorite pictures by Marti. She always starts with a clean canvas and works the selections into the page layout based upon the flow and continuity of the images chosen. Professional photography and custom albums do not have to cost you more. Call us today to see what we can do for you. 407-672-1121.

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Florida Beach Wedding

Florida Beach Wedding

Weddings are a perfect reason to go to the beach. What better place for a Florida Beach Wedding than Daytona or Cocoa or anywhere else for that matter. The pictures that we are able to create there are beyond words. The sound of the surf against a beautiful sky, sea oats growing along the dunes, etc.

Here are a few pages in a custom designed album by Marti that expresses the feeling we get whenever we go to a location of this splendor. Call us to talk about your upcoming wedding plans even if yours will not be on the beach. 407-672-1121.

Florida Beach Wedding

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