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VistaLeigh'smommy
07-25-2007, 09:01 PM
Since my wedding is now 9 weeks away... 9 weeks, I can't believe it!!! :cool1: anway, since it's so soon, I wanted to start a planning journal!

One problem... I am the WORST planner ever!!! We have NOTHING done! haha, it's actually kinda sad! We don't have an officiant yet, we have yet order the flowers, figure out the music, the groom's tux, no veil... actually, let me tell you what we DO have planned!:rotfl:


I have a dress! We booked Randy Chapman, the girls have their bridesmaid dresses (not ones that I wanted, but we will get there in time), the men have their outfits... and that's about it!!

Our wedding is a little different. Mom's, Dad's, and siblings only!! So we have a few hurt feelings from aunts, uncles, and grandparents.. friends too actually, but this way is perfect because everyone is getting down there on Sunday September 30th and we are spending all day every day together till the wedding on Friday October 5th! :idea: Maybe we are crazy, or maybe it will be the most amazing family vacation ever... I am REALLY hoping for the latter!!! My family has never been on a family vacation together, so this is going to be amazing. We are SUCH a close family it's not even funny... actually it can be REALLY funny at times! Nick's family is from California so he never gets to see them, so this will be lots of fun for him to be with them so much!

I feel like I might be all over the place, so let me focus here! The wedding is at Sunset Point. Nick and I (Elizabeth) met when we did our college program in 2002 at Disney World! We were both Slide Ops at Blizzard Beach and we met one day while he was bumping me to break. He would not let me go to break! He kept me there talking to me for 40 minutes!!! He was from California and I from Mass, so we had TONS to talk about right there. I really wanted to know everything I could about California and Nick wanted to make fun of my accent as much as possible. He was ADORABLE! :earboy2: I liked him RIGHT away!!! We rode the bus home together and we were inseperable from that moment on.
Our first date was at Cinderella's Royal Table, we fell in love running around the parks, and we made memories that are just amazing. We spent every free moment at the parks and we became Disney FREAKS!! I had never been before I went down for the college program and Nick had been once before. We learned every nook and cranny of Disney World and we love it!:earsgirl: :earsboy:
We said "I love you" for the first time on July 4th while watching fireworks at the Poly, so getting married there is just PERFECT!!!::MinnieMo :lovestruc

So, now some pictures!!

We LOVE baseball games!!! He is a HUGE A's fan!!! But, being in Boston, he makes do with what he has! We LOVE to visit different ballparks (this will come into play later) This is in 2003
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g72/ellad33/nickmyspace015.jpg


this is us on a date in MK in 2002
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g72/ellad33/47b4df28b3127cce995bbdf1d47d0000001.jpg

Working at Blizzard 2002
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g72/ellad33/47b4df28b3127cce995bbdf3d47f0000001.jpg

2002
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g72/ellad33/47b4df28b3127cce995bbd6c55d00000001.jpg

Us at a wedding 2006
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g72/ellad33/IMG_3829.jpg

Us on opening day at Fenway 2007
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g72/ellad33/IMG_5431.jpg


These are the bridesmaids dresses I loved and wanted
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g72/ellad33/s06_8585_azalea.jpg

These are what I settled on... which are still cute.. they are from JCREW and they are dark, deep brown
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g72/ellad33/dress1.jpg

Back View
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g72/ellad33/dress3.jpg

This is our wedding logo that we are using on Tshirts
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g72/ellad33/wedding.jpg




I will add more when I plan more!!! I am working on it though!! I have tons of emails in with my coordinator, so things should be coming together... I hope!

and here is some pixie dust for you!
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g72/ellad33/tinky.gif

princessdisneybelle
07-25-2007, 09:05 PM
Since my wedding is now 9 weeks away... 9 weeks, I can't believe it!!! :cool1: anway, since it's so soon, I wanted to start a planning journal!

One problem... I am the WORST planner ever!!! We have NOTHING done! haha, it's actually kinda sad! We don't have an officiant yet, we have yet order the flowers, figure out the music, the groom's tux, no veil... actually, let me tell you what we DO have planned!:rotfl:


I have a dress! We booked Randy Chapman, the girls have their bridesmaid dresses (not ones that I wanted, but we will get there in time), the men have their outfits... and that's about it!!

Our wedding is a little different. Mom's, Dad's, and siblings only!! So we have a few hurt feelings from aunts, uncles, and grandparents.. friends too actually, but this way is perfect because everyone is getting down there on Sunday September 30th and we are spending all day every day together till the wedding on Friday October 5th! :idea: Maybe we are crazy, or maybe it will be the most amazing family vacation ever... I am REALLY hoping for the latter!!! My family has never been on a family vacation together, so this is going to be amazing. We are SUCH a close family it's not even funny... actually it can be REALLY funny at times! Nick's family is from California so he never gets to see them, so this will be lots of fun for him to be with them so much!

I feel like I might be all over the place, so let me focus here! The wedding is at Sunset Point. Nick and I (Elizabeth) met when we did our college program in 2002 at Disney World! We were both Slide Ops at Blizzard Beach and we met one day while he was bumping me to break. He would not let me go to break! He kept me there talking to me for 40 minutes!!! He was from California and I from Mass, so we had TONS to talk about right there. I really wanted to know everything I could about California and Nick wanted to make fun of my accent as much as possible. He was ADORABLE! :earboy2: I liked him RIGHT away!!! We rode the bus home together and we were inseperable from that moment on.
Our first date was at Cinderella's Royal Table, we fell in love running around the parks, and we made memories that are just amazing. We spent every free moment at the parks and we became Disney FREAKS!! I had never been before I went down for the college program and Nick had been once before. We learned every nook and cranny of Disney World and we love it!:earsgirl: :earsboy:
We said "I love you" for the first time on July 4th while watching fireworks at the Poly, so getting married there is just PERFECT!!!::MinnieMo :lovestruc

So, now some pictures!!

We LOVE baseball games!!! He is a HUGE A's fan!!! But, being in Boston, he makes do with what he has! We LOVE to visit different ballparks (this will come into play later) This is in 2003
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g72/ellad33/nickmyspace015.jpg


this is us on a date in MK in 2002
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g72/ellad33/47b4df28b3127cce995bbdf1d47d0000001.jpg

Working at Blizzard 2002
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g72/ellad33/47b4df28b3127cce995bbdf3d47f0000001.jpg

2002
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g72/ellad33/47b4df28b3127cce995bbd6c55d00000001.jpg

Us at a wedding 2006
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g72/ellad33/IMG_3829.jpg

Us on opening day at Fenway 2007
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g72/ellad33/IMG_5431.jpg


These are the bridesmaids dresses I loved and wanted
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g72/ellad33/s06_8585_azalea.jpg

These are what I settled on... which are still cute.. they are from JCREW and they are dark, deep brown
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g72/ellad33/dress1.jpg

Back View
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g72/ellad33/dress3.jpg

This is our wedding logo that we are using on Tshirts
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g72/ellad33/wedding.jpg




I will add more when I plan more!!! I am working on it though!! I have tons of emails in with my coordinator, so things should be coming together... I hope!

and here is some pixie dust for you!
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g72/ellad33/tinky.gif

I love your story!
Your dresses are very pretty. If you need any help. Let me know. I am going through wedding planning withdrawl haha.
I'm sure it will be nice having just family there.

KC's Princess
07-25-2007, 09:28 PM
Yay, you are all getting there the day we are getting married! We are staying for our honeymoon through October 7th, so we'll be there during your wedding too. Maybe we'll see you around in wedding ears. Congratulations! Sunset Point looks like such a great place for a ceremony!

Glorydaz
07-25-2007, 10:03 PM
welcome and congrats!! :yay: your story is sweet and so far all your plans look great! look at it this way, with only 9 weeks to go, you'll be so busy planning that you won't have the time ( like some of us here :rolleyes1 ) to second guess yourself and plan and replan and replan......

waiting for more popcorn:: eagerly!

Michelle :cloud9:

mo1973
07-25-2007, 10:49 PM
What a great story you have! Everything will come together I am sure! Keep us posted on your plans!

curiouser
07-26-2007, 07:38 AM
The picture of you two on the carousel is SO cute!! What an adorable story about running around the parks and falling in love :love:. Now that should be a commercial! :rotfl:

I also love your signature! How adorable!

DisneyFairy19
07-26-2007, 07:43 AM
Your BM dresses are beautiful... Cant wait to see more of what you have planned

VistaLeigh'smommy
07-26-2007, 09:10 AM
Thanks guys!! Maybe you are right Glorydaz, I won't have time to change my mind! (hopefully I have time to plan everything!!)

Every officiant we contact is booked! I am starting to get nervous!

DisneyFairy, I really have started to like the dresses too... It looks amazing on my sister!

KC... where are you staying?? We will be there on September 28th! How exciting!!

Disneybelle,.. I might take you up on some help!!! hahaha!

princessdisneybelle
07-26-2007, 09:38 AM
Thanks guys!! Maybe you are right Glorydaz, I won't have time to change my mind! (hopefully I have time to plan everything!!)

Every officiant we contact is booked! I am starting to get nervous!

DisneyFairy, I really have started to like the dresses too... It looks amazing on my sister!

KC... where are you staying?? We will be there on September 28th! How exciting!!

Disneybelle,.. I might take you up on some help!!! hahaha!

Just let me know and I would love to help!

myprincessgirlisa
07-26-2007, 10:46 AM
elizabeth

congrats...what a cute story about how you met at wdw, said i love you at wdw & "live' at wdw....it was meant to be!!

We are here for you...cause you better get going!!:goodvibes

those are some really nice pics of you 2!!! cute couple

keep us updated!!!

Emwit27
07-26-2007, 12:57 PM
Yay! You started a planning journal! No worries, it sounds like you have more figured out 9 weeks out then I did! I love the pictures of you and Nick. Spring 2002 was a magical time wasn't it? ;)

BTW, I do love the JCrew BM's dresses. Very classy and they will look so great out on the beach!

Disney Nay Nay
07-26-2007, 01:14 PM
Who have you tried for officiants? Have you tried Rev Tim? He did our wedding & we really loved him. He had everyone laughing as well as crying. He made it real personal even though he didn't even know us. Your dresses are really pretty. And I really love You Logo's.

Geauxn2Disney
07-26-2007, 01:36 PM
I'm so glad you've started a PJ, as I noticed a while back how close together our weddings will be! We will be in the World and are getting married the same week as you - also at Sunset Pointe and also with only immediate family. I assure you, you aren't the worst planner ever. I'm actually excited to see that someone else is behind with their planning! Is that horrible?!? We just booked our officiant and "reception" the week before last and are emailing people about floral and hair this week. We also haven't figured out music, accessories, etc. I don't know if that gives you any hope, but at least you're not alone! ;) I look forward to hearing the rest of your plans. Maybe we'll see each other in October. :)

VistaLeigh'smommy
07-26-2007, 08:41 PM
I have emails in with officiants all over Orlando!! I went ahead and sent a request to Rev Tim so hopefully I will hear back!

Geauxn2Disney...I have so so so much to figure out too!!! Are you doing a rehersal there? I know that intimate brides don't get to do one, but I think I might just have everyone meet a little early before our rehersal dinner at Ohana's and just figure some stuff out! It is VERY good to know I am not alone!!!


Em, The dresses have really grown on me! They are a little too sexy, but what am I gonna do... that reminds me, I need to work on shoes for the girls!



Thanks for the nice comments on our pictures!!

Geauxn2Disney
07-26-2007, 11:15 PM
Thanks guys!! Maybe you are right Glorydaz, I won't have time to change my mind! (hopefully I have time to plan everything!!)

Every officiant we contact is booked! I am starting to get nervous!

DisneyFairy, I really have started to like the dresses too... It looks amazing on my sister!

KC... where are you staying?? We will be there on September 28th! How exciting!!

Disneybelle,.. I might take you up on some help!!! hahaha!

I missed this earlier, but we arrive on September 28th also!

I have emails in with officiants all over Orlando!! I went ahead and sent a request to Rev Tim so hopefully I will hear back!

Geauxn2Disney...I have so so so much to figure out too!!! Are you doing a rehersal there? I know that intimate brides don't get to do one, but I think I might just have everyone meet a little early before our rehersal dinner at Ohana's and just figure some stuff out! It is VERY good to know I am not alone!!!


Em, The dresses have really grown on me! They are a little too sexy, but what am I gonna do... that reminds me, I need to work on shoes for the girls!



Thanks for the nice comments on our pictures!!

We're not really doing a rehearsal, as we won't have anyone stand with us. We planned to, but - long story short - it just didn't work out. :sad2: So the only people who really need to practice are me, DF, and my dad. I visited the Poly in June with my parents, so my dad is familiar with Sunset Pointe. We walked up the "aisle" in June, but we'll probably do it again in the days before the wedding just for fun. :) Other than that, everyone just has to sit and be good for the 15 minutes or so of the ceremony. (Actually, now that I think about it, maybe we should have them rehearse the "being good" part, LOL. Never thought of that! ;)) Anyway, if I had bridesmaids and groomsmen like you, I would definitely want to do some sort of quick run through, though, especially considering the number of posts I've read from intimate brides who felt like they had no clue what was going on the day of their wedding. It certainly couldn't hurt to have everyone practice, and since you'll be dining at Ohana for your rehearsal dinner anyway, that would be a perfect opportunity to get everyone out there and excited about the next day's festivities!

BrcsDisneyPrncs
07-28-2007, 06:49 PM
What a sweet story you have!! You are adorable together! I'm sure everything will come together in plenty of time, especially with the wonderful ladies (aka wedding planning experts) on this page to help you out! Good luck, congrats, and i can't wait to see more!

VistaLeigh'smommy
07-28-2007, 08:51 PM
I don't know how to update my title, but what a day!!

I booked a reverand yesterday morning!! I was so excited!! Well his wife called me at 9am today to tell me that they double booked and can not do my wedding!!

She gave me some names to call, and the first one was Rev Tim Herring!

So I called Rev Herring and he was available!! He even answered his phone on a Saturday morning! :thumbsup2 He has the best southern accent! I am gonna have fun with that!:rotfl:

So I went from not having someone, to having someone, to NOT having someone, to having someone in 24 hours!! YEESH!

But I am so excited! He was so nice!

oh, I went to the store today and got a binder and some dividers to work on an organizational system! :laughing:

frenort21
07-28-2007, 09:57 PM
:wave2: Just read your PJ your bridesmaids dresses are beautiful. I was late to book the officiant also I think I did it last week. Got excited and thought I would say hello you are coming in the day after I get married. Looks like there are several of us down there maybe we will run into each other. Cant wait to read more :wave2:

KStarfish82
07-28-2007, 10:01 PM
Congratulations!! Everything looks wonderful! Did anyone tell your DF that he has a Zach Braff thing going? He's adorable!

VistaLeigh'smommy
07-29-2007, 10:06 AM
People have said he looks like Zach Braff! That and Ray Romano!

We should plan something for all of the brides who will be there at the same time!!

Ticky Toria 78
07-29-2007, 02:52 PM
Loving your planning journal, not long now! Your story about meeting at disney is so sweet! Happy planning :cool2:

oneyodafan
07-29-2007, 07:43 PM
Glad to hear things are coming together. Love the BM dresses!

Tabetha
07-29-2007, 08:42 PM
Love your plans so far! How nice that you got an officiant, that must be a load off your mind.

We got engaged at Sunset Pointe, so it has a very special place for us as well...

We're going to be in the World same time as you guys, but leaving the day before your wedding - hopefully we'll have a chance to do a site inspection or something while we're there...

KC's Princess
07-29-2007, 09:17 PM
People have said he looks like Zach Braff! That and Ray Romano!

We should plan something for all of the brides who will be there at the same time!!


Sorry I dropped out for a few days...:rolleyes1

That is really exciting that 4 of us will be there at the same time! My DF and I arrive on September 26th and leave on October 7th. Most of that time we are staying at the Boardwalk (except for the wedding night at the GF!). It would be fun to see the other brides that are there at the same time! We'll have to keep talking about what's going on.