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livinthedisneydream
07-26-2007, 10:48 PM
Well, I have yet to start a trip report but the photos are up so here's the info

www.collages.net/disneyweddings
user name Creedon Vow Renewal
password 1971

Hopefully, I can get a trip report started but the pix should tide you over!:)

Lisa

princessdisneybelle
07-26-2007, 10:57 PM
Lisa your pics are amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Aw I love love your breakfast and reception. Your kids are so cute.

Belle83007
07-26-2007, 11:11 PM
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! amazing!!!!! everything was just perfect i loved all of you pics:goodvibes everything was incredible i cant point out 1 thing in particular because i loved it all really!!!!!!! i just wish i could have seen it all in person!!! cograts to you both and many happy years toghether!!! you have a beautiful family and i loved your dress:love: and the cinderella jewelry was stunning!!!!

orangetiggs
07-27-2007, 02:06 AM
where did you get your name cards from they are so nice?
love the pics and the breakfast looks so much fun, if you dont mind me asking how much did it cost?

B2B-2008
07-27-2007, 02:18 AM
I love your photos. You all look stunning. :cheer2:

mcarthur205
07-27-2007, 07:57 AM
Your photos are beautiful - everything looks gorgeous! I love both your cakes, what flavours did you have? Can't wait to read your TR! :goodvibes

ampooh
07-27-2007, 08:41 AM
wow your pics are beautiful.

I love how it was so special for a vow renewal. Everything looked amazing. Can't wait to read the TR.

myprincessgirlisa
07-27-2007, 08:45 AM
I LOVE YOUR VR!!!

I still wish i was doing mine after seeing yours...but theres alway 15yrs;)

You look incredible & your kids are adorable

The sand ceremony was huge...did you incorporate your whole family...very neat!!

I love the mad hatter breakfast...you found some GREAT alice stuff...where is that room you had the party in?

Your reception was SO classy looking...i love how the cake is in front of that mural!!!makes it look really cool

& i love the looks on the kids faces when M&M came in!!

I love the beach pictures & the carriage!!

Congrats & heres to many more wonderful happy, loving years!!

livinthedisneydream
07-27-2007, 09:00 AM
:confused3 I LOVE YOUR VR!!!

I still wish i was doing mine after seeing yours...but theres alway 15yrs;)

You look incredible & your kids are adorable

The sand ceremony was huge...did you incorporate your whole family...very neat!!

I love the mad hatter breakfast...you found some GREAT alice stuff...where is that room you had the party in?

Your reception was SO classy looking...i love how the cake is in front of that mural!!!makes it look really cool

& i love the looks on the kids faces when M&M came in!!

I love the beach pictures & the carriage!!

Congrats & heres to many more wonderful happy, loving years!!

Thank you so much for the well wishes! Yes, it truly was a dream trip.

We had the Mad Hatter in the Wonders of Life Lounge overlooking the Wonders of Life Pavilion. We originally booked it for the St James Room at the Boardwalk but got bumped by a convention. Then we thought about the Attic, which I loved but really wanted to use the props. We then settled on St Augustine at the Grand. We didn't want to use Whitehall since that was where our reception was. Then, about 30 days out, someone on here posted pix of their reception at the Wonders Lounge and I was sold. Hopefully, when I get started on my tr I can tell everyone all about our indecisions!

As for the price, it kind of got out of hand. There are definitely areas you could cut back on though. For 16 adults and 11 kids it was around $9000. Although, as you can see from the pix, it was incredible. I've never heard so many "wow's" even from the Disney folks, who were pumped to use the location.

Thanks everyone for looking! I know I'll get better feedback from you guys than from my family!

Lisa

livinthedisneydream
07-27-2007, 09:05 AM
Almost forgot. Yes, we did use the entire family for the sand ceremony. Everyone who was at our VR was a parent, sibling or niece or nephew so we really wanted everyone to participate.

We had everyone bring sand from a spot that was significant to them or us and had them get up and explain why they chose that sand--eg my brother lives in Charleston SC so he used local sand, my parents used sand from Kiawah Island where they honeymooned and later brought us kids, my dad used sand from Lake Tahoe where he lives and we vacation, my inlaws used sand from Siesta Key where they have a condo and have vacationed for 30 years, my sister used playground sand and my sister in law used sand from Lake Erie where we go boating with them.

All the sands are varying shades of brown but with different textures. I love the way it turned out and how we could have everyone participate. Rev Jack said it was so beautiful and meaningful. It also gave the kids something to do!!

livinthedisneydream
07-27-2007, 09:10 AM
Your photos are beautiful - everything looks gorgeous! I love both your cakes, what flavours did you have? Can't wait to read your TR! :goodvibes


Thank you! For the mad hatter we had lemon with raspberry which was to die for. The other layer was red velvet which I love but this one tasted a little on the stale side, like it had been made earlier or frozen.

For the small bridge to happiness---which pictures cannot do justice to, it is absolutely breathtaking----we had almond cake with amaretto mousse--my favorite, marble with baileys--also delicious, and the top layer was chocolate with peanut butter mousse. Unfortunately, due to our changing resorts, we didn't get our cake until much later and never got to taste the top layer! Guess I'll have to order it for our next trip!

livinthedisneydream
07-27-2007, 09:13 AM
where did you get your name cards from they are so nice?
love the pics and the breakfast looks so much fun, if you dont mind me asking how much did it cost?

The namecards for the Mad Hatter were from Shelley at Impressions. Unfortunately, I think we got the last of them. I'm sure she could come up with something very creative though.

The ornament placecards from the reception I found on ebay after someone here posted about Lenox outlets having them. I found a seller on ebay who had a better price--I think they were around $5 each with personalization. I debated about all the wonderful chocolate placecards but we had so many treats already and with the heat...Also, I wanted everyone to have an ornament to remember the day so it worked out well.

heatherlynn444
07-27-2007, 09:14 AM
I love your pics! especially the mad hatter breakfast, and you rreception looks so elegant!!!!:goodvibes

wendy46001
07-27-2007, 09:15 AM
Your pictures are beautiful
especially love the Mad Hatter party

all the little details are amazing

livinthedisneydream
07-27-2007, 09:18 AM
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! amazing!!!!! everything was just perfect i loved all of you pics:goodvibes everything was incredible i cant point out 1 thing in particular because i loved it all really!!!!!!! i just wish i could have seen it all in person!!! cograts to you both and many happy years toghether!!! you have a beautiful family and i loved your dress:love: and the cinderella jewelry was stunning!!!!


Thank you so much! Yes, I probably would've had more enthusiastic guests if I had invited dissers! I'll get to all that in my tr.

Yes, I was lucky enough to get the choker on ebay on Valentine's Day (what an old married lady, home and on ebay for Valentine's Day!!) for an incredible deal. When I later called about the bracelet, I found out about the sale. So, hopefully, lots of dis brides were able to wear the set as well. I did feel pretty over the top and was worried my family would think I was nuts, since our original wedding was nowhere like this but I figured, it's disney so who cares!

Laura,
Hope you noticed all the great pix with the fans you made!! I love the beach ones with them sticking in the sand. also, the one with my nephew holding it while his mom holds him. Great work! Feel free to use us for advertising!:thumbsup2

Lisacope
07-27-2007, 09:27 AM
Where was the Mad Hatter breakfast held? were the props already there or did they bring them in for the party?

livinthedisneydream
07-27-2007, 09:53 AM
the Mad Hatter was held in the Wonders Lounge overlooking the Wonders of Life pavilion at Epcot. This pavilion is open occasionally seasonally. It was closed while we were there and was the perfect spot for us. We brought in the props---we had, for $3000---light accent greens package--basically the trees w/real flowers in the base, cheshire cat, 2 mushrooms, watch/clock, 1 large teapot and 4 large flowers.

Maggimus
07-27-2007, 10:11 AM
:love: I know i told you this earlier but your VR looked AMAZING!!:cloud9:

princessdisneybelle
07-27-2007, 10:18 AM
Thank you so much! Yes, I probably would've had more enthusiastic guests if I had invited dissers! I'll get to all that in my tr.

Yes, I was lucky enough to get the choker on ebay on Valentine's Day (what an old married lady, home and on ebay for Valentine's Day!!) for an incredible deal. When I later called about the bracelet, I found out about the sale. So, hopefully, lots of dis brides were able to wear the set as well. I did feel pretty over the top and was worried my family would think I was nuts, since our original wedding was nowhere like this but I figured, it's disney so who cares!

Laura,
Hope you noticed all the great pix with the fans you made!! I love the beach ones with them sticking in the sand. also, the one with my nephew holding it while his mom holds him. Great work! Feel free to use us for advertising!:thumbsup2

Yes I saw them. I love love the one with your nephew. Thank you!

Emwit27
07-27-2007, 12:19 PM
Wow wow wow. You looked stunning! I love the Mad Hatter Party. I didn't know you could have it at WOL. That's amazing!

RangerPooh
07-27-2007, 12:35 PM
Your pictures are amazing. Your mad hatter breakfast looked like loads of fun. Thanks for sharing. :goodvibes

mo1973
07-27-2007, 03:26 PM
You have NO idea how excited I am to read your report- as we are planning our own custom vow renewal- the photos were fabulous- I actually think we might be more comfy with an EPCOT photo session rather than the MK- those photos were absolutely stunning. They all were stunning really- but I was just really impressed with the EPCOT ones!!

Congrats!

Angel16
07-27-2007, 03:44 PM
You both looked so happy. The children were so wonderful. I love you photos. Who did your photography? What anniversary were you celebrating your von renewal on?

Thank you for sharing. You certainly did it all up perfectly. I could gush on forever, there were so many wonderful moments. God Bless both of you and your adorable family.:hug:

We are are doing our vow renewal this fall for our 25th anniversary, however we are going to the Outer Banks, NC. Perhaps we can celebrate our 50th at WDW.

RBennett
07-27-2007, 07:21 PM
I can't even BEGIN to say how incredible everything looks!!!! You made my DW cry!! We are also planning a VR and it's going to be on our 5th anniversary in a couple years. W/out taking away from your BEAUTIFUL...EVERYTHING, my DW and I wanted to renew ours because our original was less than we dreamed. But how did you get photos at both MK AND Epcot???!!!! That's AMAZING and so is that PRICE for 27!!! WOW!!!! :scared1: I can't even continue to say how priceless and perfect everything looked!!! You both look amazing together and with those adorable kids!!!! :sad1: :goodvibes :hug:

livinthedisneydream
07-27-2007, 08:03 PM
You both looked so happy. The children were so wonderful. I love you photos. Who did your photography? What anniversary were you celebrating your von renewal on?

Thank you for sharing. You certainly did it all up perfectly. I could gush on forever, there were so many wonderful moments. God Bless both of you and your adorable family.:hug:

We are are doing our vow renewal this fall for our 25th anniversary, however we are going to the Outer Banks, NC. Perhaps we can celebrate our 50th at WDW.

Thank you so much! The kids were a big reason for a lot of the things on this trip. None of my nieces andnephews had ever been. I don't think they'll forget this one anytime soon!

David and Vicki Arndt with Disney photography did the photos. They were fantastic to work with and I'm very pleased with the results. Mike did the MK and Epcot shoots. It did cost extra but we figured if we were all dressed up anyway....

This was for our 10th. Congrats on your 25th and have a wonderful time in the Outer Banks. My brother lives in charleston so we go see him for our nice laid back anti Disney trips!!

So glad everyone's enjoying the pix! We really had an amazing time and I love to be able to share it with fellow Disney lovers!:love:

Lisa

livinthedisneydream
07-27-2007, 08:07 PM
I can't even BEGIN to say how incredible everything looks!!!! You made my DW cry!! We are also planning a VR and it's going to be on our 5th anniversary in a couple years. W/out taking away from your BEAUTIFUL...EVERYTHING, my DW and I wanted to renew ours because our original was less than we dreamed. But how did you get photos at both MK AND Epcot???!!!! That's AMAZING and so is that PRICE for 27!!! WOW!!!! :scared1: I can't even continue to say how priceless and perfect everything looked!!! You both look amazing together and with those adorable kids!!!! :sad1: :goodvibes :hug:

Congrats on your vow renewal! It will be so fun planning!

We just had to pay extra for Epcot and I'm so glad we did. I actually called today about ordering the hi res cd and joked about doing the MK again and she said, no problem, once you have a Disney wedding you can always do it again---like my hubby would get up that early again!:rotfl:

Oh, the price of 3000 was only for the props. I wish it had been for the whole thing but that was just the props!

In hindsight, there were some areas we could've cut back on but I'm very happy with how it came out, a party to remember!

Lisa

debbieb04
07-27-2007, 08:21 PM
Lisa,

WOW!

Your pictures are wonderful, everything was beautiful and it looks like everyone had a wonderful time!

My husband and I are having a vow renewal 12-6-07 and you have given me hope that all will be as beautiful as we want.

How did you pick the decor and flowers for your reception? I am waiting for an e-mail from Laura at Disney Floral and I have no idea what to ask for. We are very limited in what decor, etc we can have since we are having our pre-reception and reception outside at the Isola Terrace at Epcot.

Again, everything was beautiful and I loved your "Bridal Flip Flops"!

Debbie

SRUAlmn
07-27-2007, 08:46 PM
Hi Wedding BUDDY!!! I don't even know what else to say but WOW! You look amazingly gorgeous!!!! Your kids are adorable and it looks like everyone had a total blast! I'm so happy for you that you got to have the day of your dreams and celebrate with all the people you love so much!! Thanks for sharing your pics :) :)

debbieb04
07-28-2007, 07:38 PM
Lisa,

Do you remember how you found the Lenox placecards on e-bay? I'm not real familiar with e-bay but I would love to steal your idea!

Thanks,

Debbie

livinthedisneydream
07-29-2007, 09:20 AM
http://search-desc.ebay.com/mickey-mouse-lenox-ornament_W0QQcatrefZC5QQfbdZ1QQfclZ3QQflocZ1QQfpos Z44011QQfromZR6QQfrppZ50QQfsooZ1QQfsopZ1QQfssZ0QQf trtZ1QQftrvZ1QQftsZ2QQnojsprZyQQpfidZ0QQsaaffZafde faultQQsabfmtsZ0QQsacatZQ2d1QQsacqyopZgeQQsacurZ0Q QsadisZ200QQsaobfmtsZexsifQQsargnZQ2d1QQsaslcZ0QQs aslopZ1QQsofocusZbs

Here's a link to a search. I ordered mine in April and don't think the lady is still selling them, but here's some more. Good luck! We debated for a long time over all the adorable chocolate ones that Disney does, but in the end we wanted to do an ornament anyway and these cost about the same as the chocolate (and last longer!):goodvibes

On another note, we have had a busy weekend and I am trying to plan a bday party for my oldest who will be 9 next week---kind of slacked after all the disney planning---but will try to start my trip report Monday.

Lisa

pixie08
07-29-2007, 09:31 AM
Beautiful Lisa- Congratulations!

padisneyfour
07-29-2007, 11:44 AM
we are planning ours for our 20th in 2010. Yours looked INCREDIBLE! Congrats . I can only wish and plan ours would even come close.

HarbinsMom
07-29-2007, 06:25 PM
Amazing pics. I'm in the pre-planning process for our 20th 12/08. I'm still trying to convince DH, but I think I can. The pics at MK were stunning.

oneyodafan
07-29-2007, 06:49 PM
Absolutely beautiful!

zalansky
07-29-2007, 09:22 PM
Congrats and thank you for sharing your pictures! My first impression of you was a first time bride -you look so youn. You were stunning.
I am in the very beginning stages of planning our 10 year VR in 2010. I hate to wish time away but this would be worth it.
Thanks again for sharing your special day.

Glorydaz
07-30-2007, 09:12 AM
hi Lisa, first off, let me say congrats on your Vow Renewal - I just looked over your photos and STUNNING is the only word that comes to mind!! I actually found your report while catching up on the GF pages.....so sorry that lots of the "magic" wasn't there and at those prices!!!! and you're right, it's not about all the extras ( which are nice) but rather the attitude of the staff which costs nothing!

my DF and I will be spending the beginning of our honeymoon at the RPC and I really just don't know what to expect at this point - for us, this is a dream way to start and I am just hoping it won't be marred by any thoughtless people!

I must add I think you are an exceptional couple filled with so much love to do this for your family...and you're right, they may never love Disney the way you do ( :love: as do many of us) but at least now they have a better understanding..

once again, simply, simply beautiful....:goodvibes

Michelle :cloud9:

DisneyFairy19
07-30-2007, 09:19 AM
BEAUTIFUL PICS:yay:

lpizzuro123
07-30-2007, 09:28 AM
I haven't read through this whole thread yet but I just wanted to say your pictures turned out absolutely wonderful. I love the sand ceremony with all the different family members joining in.

You reception location is just beautiful. I noticed you used the Lenox Mickey and Minnie Ears. I had a few questions about them for you. Did you use these as placecards? We have a Lenox warehouse by me and I purchased over 100 of these last November. They were not in boxes and were on sale for $4.99 each. They had an end of season sale so they were 50% off then they they had coupons so I think I got each of them for under $2.00. They were not engraved so I purchased a pen to write on them. I was just wondering how you incorporated them into your reception. Did you have them at everyones place setting or did you have them outside with the table number on them (looks like you had them at the actual place setting). This would not work for us as we will probably have at least 50 people at our wedding. Also, did you purchase them with the box - I am afraid of people breaking them taking them home.

I will read more of this thread and look for your trip report. I just got so excited when I saw the Lenox ears I just had to write.

Linda

AuroraBorealis
07-30-2007, 03:26 PM
Absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations and best wishes for the years yet to come!

You look so beautiful! If I didn't know you had a VR, I would have thought you were a first-time bride!

Your dress is breathtaking and your family is gorgeous! Adorable children.

The reception was beautiful. Your MK and Epcot shots are some of the loveliest I've seen.

Congrats again!

curiouser
07-30-2007, 03:36 PM
I love how you did the sand ceremony! Personally, I've never been one for sand, candle, etc.. ceremonies but that idea is fantastic!!

Your VR looked just gorgeous!

livinthedisneydream
07-30-2007, 04:19 PM
I haven't read through this whole thread yet but I just wanted to say your pictures turned out absolutely wonderful. I love the sand ceremony with all the different family members joining in.

You reception location is just beautiful. I noticed you used the Lenox Mickey and Minnie Ears. I had a few questions about them for you. Did you use these as placecards? We have a Lenox warehouse by me and I purchased over 100 of these last November. They were not in boxes and were on sale for $4.99 each. They had an end of season sale so they were 50% off then they they had coupons so I think I got each of them for under $2.00. They were not engraved so I purchased a pen to write on them. I was just wondering how you incorporated them into your reception. Did you have them at everyones place setting or did you have them outside with the table number on them (looks like you had them at the actual place setting). This would not work for us as we will probably have at least 50 people at our wedding. Also, did you purchase them with the box - I am afraid of people breaking them taking them home.

I will read more of this thread and look for your trip report. I just got so excited when I saw the Lenox ears I just had to write.

Linda

Linda,
Thanks for the kind words. Yes, I was very excited to find those. I tried the Lenox outlets after seeing a post here, but their prices were higher than ebay. The lady on ebay that I found personalized them and sent them. I assumed she was sending them in the boxes but she just wrapped them in bubble wrap and stuck them in priority mail boxes. It was, however, easier when I shipped them down with all the other little favor items. Disney set them at each place for me but we only had 29 people so it was easy. I also had table names but nothing outside, they just had to find their spots. I don't think it would be to bad for 50 people, but a bit crazy for 100!

Only one broke and it was for my almost 16 yo half brother who really didn't care too much. At that point, after all I'd done, made, shipped, etc I really was just happy to have someone else worry about getting something home! They also had the favor mugs from the Mad Hatter and the teacups/pots from the centerpieces too. No one complained and only two families drove (thankfully, so they could bring home my sand ceremony vase!).

I hope you find a way to use them. If not, I know maggimus was desperately seeking a boy and a girl one for herself and new hubby:)

Also, once the kiddies go to bed tonight, I promise to start my trip report.

Lisa

debbieb04
07-30-2007, 06:36 PM
Thank you Lisa!

Can't wait to read more.

Debbie

Angel16
08-04-2007, 10:31 PM
Lisa,

Waiting patiently for your report. :) I can't wait to hear all the details of your beautiful day.

lpizzuro123
08-06-2007, 07:53 AM
Thanks for your reply. I just found your response this morning. I think your tables came out beautiful. I really need to count up all my Lenox Mickey and Minnie ears. I started going crazy and kept buying them everytime I stopped in. Mine also did not have the hanging cord on top. There is just a tiny hole where it should go. I need to go to a craft store and try to purchase something to add there. I did get an email from maggimus about extra ears. I need to do a complete count of mine and get a final count on guests (an a few others for spares incase anything breaks or someone sends a gift and we want to send them something) and I told her I would see if I have any extras.

Waiting for your next installment.

Linda

sajilunni
08-06-2007, 06:27 PM
I was SO excited to see your VR! We're having one for our 10th too, next June. Not only that, I have the Cinderella choker and tiara. I was wondering how to do my hair with it, and I thought yours was absolutely beautiful! Who did your hair? We want to have a sand ceremony too. I love the idea of the sand from all over. Is Laura in the business of making those fans? It is such a fabulous concept and she does a great job of it. What fireworks show was that? Those are amazing photos. So dramatic!

I am eagerly anticipating your trip report.

Jil