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Raspberry Bubbles
05-29-2008, 01:32 PM
Hello Everyone!

It's nearly two months until our wedding and so I thought I should put my PJ up! I know this board really helped me, so I hope that I can help someone else in doing this.

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The Cast

Bride ~ Sara-Jayne, Primary School Teacher
Groom ~ Gavin, Software Engineer

We're both from the UK and attended our planning session in February of this year. We have 30 guests for the wedding.


:lovestruc :lovestruc :lovestruc


Our Sales Manager is Bill Barchik. Bill is fantastic. I can't say enough good things about him! He works tirelessly on anything I need help with.

Our Wedding Planner is Diane Bowen. We love Diane. She has been such a comfort and a huge help to me. Whatever I ask, she has a solution and gets things sorted without any hassle for me. I couldn't ask for more.

Our Floral contact is Laura Kidd. She's fabulous. She has such exciting ideas and most importantly, she's listened to what we want. Really listened. I can't wait to see what my flowers look like on the day!

:lovestruc :lovestruc :lovestruc

Our wedding day is Tuesday, 5th August 2008.

Our locations are:

popcorn:: Yacht Club Gazebo (Ceremony)
popcorn:: Grand Floridian Whitehall Room and Patio (Wedding Breakfast and Reception)
popcorn:: Grand Floridian Summerhouse and Beach (Beach Party Reception)
popcorn:: UK Lochside, Epcot (Dessert Party)

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Our photographers are:

:bitelip: Engagement/Just Married ~ Rootography

:bitelip: Wedding Day ~ Misty Miotto

Our Videographer is:

:bitelip: Jeffrey Stoner

:lovestruc :lovestruc :lovestruc

Our Officiant is Rev. Miller

Our Make-Up and Hair is being done by Beaute Speciale

Our Steaming and Tuxedo Hire is being done by Carolyn Allen

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disneygal922
05-29-2008, 01:34 PM
Yay!! congratulations! :yay: it's going to be here so fast! can't wait to hear more details! :surfweb:

padisneyfour
05-29-2008, 01:37 PM
your plans sound wonderful... can't wait for more details....:goodvibes

Raspberry Bubbles
05-29-2008, 01:37 PM
....and so I'll start at the very beginning.....!

Gavin and I will leave the UK on July 31st after putting our furkids (Siberian Huskies) into their Luxury Dog Resort and after checking our Princess (Chameleon) and the Mice into their holiday homes.

We're staying one night at a Yotel (:banana:) because we've always wondered about them. The Yotel is near Heathrow Airport in London which is where we fly from very early in the morning.

I should have packed much more luggage than this....but here is some of my Mickey luggage anyway!

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Planning%20Photos/Newmickeyluggage.jpg

We land at Orlando International Airport after a brief stop and change of aircraft at Washington Dulles, nd we should be collected by Mickey's Magical Express when we reach Florida!

Raspberry Bubbles
05-29-2008, 01:38 PM
Thanks for reading, Disneygal922 and Padisneyfour! I'll get as much as I can up tonight! :surfweb:

lov2b@disney
05-29-2008, 01:43 PM
:yay::yay: Your wedding will be here before you know it! Looking forward to hearing more of your plans! Cute luggage btw!:goodvibes

Raspberry Bubbles
05-29-2008, 01:45 PM
Everyone else will be arriving on the 2nd August from the UK.

Our Guest List

popcorn:: Family

Mum and Dad (Bride)
Mum and Dad (Groom)

Bride's Sister, Husband and four children
Groom's Sister, Husband and two children
Groom's Brother and Girlfriend

popcorn:: Friends
Sam (Family Friend)
Carl (Bride's BF growing up ~ away with HM Armed Forces)
Melissa (Another DIS Bride!) and her DF
Bride's BFF, Andrea, Her Husband, Mother and four children
Groom's BF and Girlfriend

Raspberry Bubbles
05-29-2008, 01:46 PM
:yay::yay: Your wedding will be here before you know it! Looking forward to hearing more of your plans! Cute luggage btw!:goodvibes

Thank you! :)

Your wedding is even closer! Congratulations!!!:woohoo:

29apr00
05-29-2008, 01:48 PM
Sounds great! Can't wait to hear all about your big day!

Raspberry Bubbles
05-29-2008, 01:49 PM
Before our guests arrive, we have so much to do!

:rotfl: Get our marriage licence
:rotfl: Get my (extra) wedding band from Tiffany (I'll explain later)
:rotfl: Shopping!
:rotfl: Get everything over to Franck's
:rotfl: Get our favours made
:rotfl: Check in with all of our vendors
:rotfl: PANIC!

Raspberry Bubbles
05-29-2008, 01:53 PM
Sounds great! Can't wait to hear all about your big day!

Thanks ~ my computer is going extra slow at the moment so I'll do the best I can! :surfweb:

Mumofthebride
05-29-2008, 02:07 PM
Sounds like it's going to be a fantastic day.


WOW you've got Jeffrey Stoner for your Video...Love his work.

Kim

Raspberry Bubbles
05-29-2008, 02:16 PM
I'm trying to find a picture of Gavin and I so you can put a name to our faces but my photobucket is playing havoc!

Here's us this past Christmas...
http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Christmas%202007/IMGP1551.jpg

Here's Gavin....
http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/22nd%20February%202008/IMGP2947.jpg

....and me, at Artist Point!
http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/DISME.jpg

Raspberry Bubbles
05-29-2008, 02:17 PM
Sounds like it's going to be a fantastic day.


WOW you've got Jeffrey Stoner for your Video...Love his work.

Kim

Thanks, Kim!

I'm really looking forward to working with Jeffrey ~ it's so important to me to capture the day beautifully... :lovestruc

Raspberry Bubbles
05-29-2008, 02:24 PM
:rolleyes1 Our Stay at Disney....

As I haven't been to Disney since I was 10 years old, when I knew I was coming over I got over-excited and decided we would resort-hop. Alot! :)

Here's our plan:

popcorn:: 31st ~ POFQ
popcorn:: 1st, 2nd ~ Boardwalk
popcorn:: 3rd, 4th ~ Yacht Club
popcorn:: 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th ~ Grand Floridian
popcorn:: 9th, 10th, 11th ~ Polynesian
popcorn:: 12th, 13th, 14th ~ Wilderness Lodge
popcorn:: 15th, 16th ~ Beach Club

popcorn:: 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th ~ Disney Wonder (2 stops at Castaway Cay)

popcorn:: 21st, 22nd, 23rd ~ Animal Kingdom Lodge

Then home......!

Our families are staying at All Star Movies, Port Orleans Riverside and the Yacht Club.

DisneyFairy19
05-29-2008, 02:25 PM
YEY Sara-Jayne, I missed ya over here.....:goodvibes

Raspberry Bubbles
05-29-2008, 02:26 PM
http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Planning%20Photos/yacht-club.jpg

On rehearsal day, both Gavin and I will wake up together in the Yacht Club. Our family will check in today. Gavin and I bought them the rooms for the night as gifts, so that we're all in the same place on the morning of the wedding!:goodvibes

Keira1387
05-29-2008, 02:35 PM
Glad your starting your PJ! Your getting married just 3 days after me!!! How exciting! Can't wait to hear all your plans!

jennifaerie
05-29-2008, 02:42 PM
Wow! Sounds like you've got quite the trip planned!

Skylarr29
05-29-2008, 02:43 PM
Woo hoo! So Glad to see you around!!


Ohhhh, a Tiffany band! We just picked up our bands from Tiffany last weekend!!! I got the one with pave diamonds all the way around the band and it is so sparkly. It is called the Novo and you would probably LOVE it (Knowing your obsession for sparkly things!)



-Melissa

Skylarr29
05-29-2008, 02:44 PM
Ohh, I meant to ask you.. Does the Euro train thing go close enough to where you live? We were thinking of visiting for the day but we would be coming from Paris... is that possible??

Skylarr29
05-29-2008, 02:53 PM
Oh yeah... one more thing since I haven't talked to you FOREVER. We are staying at Port Orleans Riverside so let me know if you need our confirmation number to meet your room night requirement. We used my Travel Agent discount and booked outside of the block. We will arrive on July 31st and leave August 6th.

Raspberry Bubbles
05-29-2008, 03:06 PM
YEY Sara-Jayne, I missed ya over here.....:goodvibes

Yay, Christina! I eventually got my backside into gear! :cool1:

Raspberry Bubbles
05-29-2008, 03:06 PM
Glad your starting your PJ! Your getting married just 3 days after me!!! How exciting! Can't wait to hear all your plans!

Congratulations! I will pop over and read your PJ! :)

Raspberry Bubbles
05-29-2008, 03:07 PM
Wow! Sounds like you've got quite the trip planned!

Thank you! I can't wait, I am soooooo excited! :woohoo:

Raspberry Bubbles
05-29-2008, 03:10 PM
Ohh, I meant to ask you.. Does the Euro train thing go close enough to where you live? We were thinking of visiting for the day but we would be coming from Paris... is that possible??

Melissa, I am sure there is some way we can meet! I'm not sure where the train goes, but we're only 70 miles from London, so we could try!

Your band sounds fantastic ~ I want a sparkly one too! I saw a sparkly one there that had diamonds dotted around the outside ~ is it that one? I really, reeeeally wanted that one but I think Gav has spent enough already! :goodvibes

Thank you for the room block thing ~ I'll find out from Bill what I need! :)

We're getting close!

Raspberry Bubbles
05-29-2008, 03:13 PM
http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Planning%20Photos/ego_20070111_150.jpg

Our rehearsal day starts early! We decided on a rehearsal breakfast instead or a dinner for reasons you’ll read in a minute, but I am so looking forward to our breakfast! It’s at the Tusker House, Animal Kingdom, Donald’s Safari Breakfast. I bought Gav and I Crocodile Hunter shirts for this. We sponsor Saltwater Crocodiles and an Emerald Tree Boa at the zoo. (I have loved crocodiles ~ and all scaly things (anything that reminded me of dragons) ~ since I was a tiny little girl) Anyway, I got two shirts from Australia Zoo as they are safari looking and we’re going to Gatorland in the last week of our honeymoon as trainers for the day and these will come in handy ~ this is a surprise for Gav too.

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Planning%20Photos/steve-tribute-1024x768.jpg
(I knew I'd get a picture of Steve in here somehow....:high5 )

I’m going to make a little something to show that it’s our rehearsal breakfast. Here’s the graphic I made:

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Website%20Logos/TuskerHouse.png

I love it, I think we are having t-shirts with it on! The breakfast is at 8.00am and we can stay at the Animal Kingdom until about 11am as we have tuxedo fittings at the Yacht Club with Carolyn Allen’s at 12 noon.

Raspberry Bubbles
05-29-2008, 03:15 PM
The Groomsmen

Here are the groomsmen’s tuxedos from Carolyn Allen's (Dad, Gav’s dad, Best Man and two brothers in law)

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Planning%20Photos/202_alfresco.jpg

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Planning%20Photos/alfresco_202_alt2.jpg

We also have the Mickey Mouse vests:

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Planning%20Photos/vest_mickey_white.jpg

..and here is Gavin’s suit. He too has the Mickey Mouse vest.

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Planning%20Photos/nuvo_743.jpg

Skylarr29
05-29-2008, 03:18 PM
This is the band

http://www.tiffany.com/Shopping/Item.aspx?sku=GRP00902&mcat=148204&cid=288152&search_params=s+5-p+3-c+288152-r+-x+-n+6-ri+-ni+0-t+

Raspberry Bubbles
05-29-2008, 03:21 PM
Groomsmen and Groomsmenwear!

After much debating and months of searching, we finally found the cravats!

Here are the colours we chose from:

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Planning%20Photos/cravatcolours1.jpg

and the final choices:

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Planning%20Photos/cravatcoloursdecided.jpg

Here are the groomsmen’s sharpei cravats (orange) which in the end, after many months of disappointment I managed to find from a wonderful man on eBay who makes them himself! All of the cravats came with pocketsquares too.

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Planning%20Photos/groomsmencravat.jpg

and the cufflink knots (orange).

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Planning%20Photos/Cufflinksgroomsmen.jpg

Here’s Gav’s cravat…from the same man!

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Planning%20Photos/gavcravats.jpg

……..and his cufflinks, from Arribas Brothers.

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Planning%20Photos/mickeycufflinks.jpg

Raspberry Bubbles
05-29-2008, 04:02 PM
This is the band

http://www.tiffany.com/Shopping/Item.aspx?sku=GRP00902&mcat=148204&cid=288152&search_params=s+5-p+3-c+288152-r+-x+-n+6-ri+-ni+0-t+


That is so gorgeous ~ I am jealous! ::yes:: ::yes:: ::yes::

Raspberry Bubbles
05-29-2008, 04:10 PM
Groomsmen Continued…

Gavin has some really cool white shoes from Brighton…. I knew he didn’t want anything normal and wanted something he’d actually enjoy wearing and he didn’t disappoint! We both love unusual shoes ~ the only difference is that I’ll buy shoes like no-one else I know. I buy pretty shoes that I love, not shoes that are conventional that I think other people will like. I’ll post Gavin’s shoe picture as soon as I have taken one. Here's what they look like in brown ~ his are WHITE.

They're kind of like cowboy boots except of course they're shoes. They look really smart on him and I know he loves them which gives me a warm fuzzy feeling for him.

On a really soppy note, I look at him now and he's strumming away on his guitar, playing Disney love songs for me.... Awww.......

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Planning%20Photos/must.jpg

Raspberry Bubbles
05-29-2008, 04:31 PM
So, we have the tuxedo fitting at 12 at the Yacht Club. After that I’m planning on us going to Beaches and Cream; I know that my nieces and nephews will love it.

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Planning%20Photos/beachesandcream.jpg

They’re then free to lounge around at Stormalong Bay because as a gift for my family I have booked them rooms at the YC for the night before.

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Planning%20Photos/stormalongbay.jpg

I thought that by staying at the Yacht Club then they would not have to worry about getting up earlier than necessary the next day and travelling over to my room to get ready and risking leaving something behind at the ASM. Out of my family I have my mum, dad, (Mother and Father of the Bride of course), my sister (Matron of Honour) her two girls (Flowergirls) her two boys (Page Boys) and my brother in law (Groomsman). Having them being late would be a catastrophe....!

So, we need to be back at the YC for 12noon…..

figmentcookie
05-29-2008, 04:56 PM
Before our guests arrive, we have so much to do!

:rotfl: Get our marriage licence
:rotfl: Get my (extra) wedding band from Tiffany (I'll explain later)
:rotfl: Shopping!
:rotfl: Get everything over to Franck's
:rotfl: Get our favours made
:rotfl: Check in with all of our vendors
:rotfl: PANIC!

I like how you've scheduled in Panic time! :rotfl:

Raspberry Bubbles
05-29-2008, 04:58 PM
I like how you've scheduled in Panic time! :rotfl:

...if I hadn't, I would have had to run into allocated time for something else.... :rotfl2:

Raspberry Bubbles
05-29-2008, 05:06 PM
I've made alot of t-shirts for the trip. Since Gav is a really good sport about wearing them, it makes me really happy!

We’ve designed some t-shirts for the rehearsal itself. Here is our first design for our guests…

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Planning%20Photos/frontoft-shirts.png

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Planning%20Photos/backoft-shirts.png

Skylarr29
05-29-2008, 06:29 PM
I LOVE everything!!!!!!!!!!! I am getting SO excited! I can't wait!

keenercam
05-29-2008, 08:29 PM
Oh, WOW! Everything looks fabulous! Soooooo, what's your dress like? :)

Raspberry Bubbles
05-30-2008, 03:57 AM
I LOVE everything!!!!!!!!!!! I am getting SO excited! I can't wait!

Hoorah! We are so close! I am making Bachelorette T-Shirts ~ would you like one? They will say "Bride's Entourage" in crystals!

Raspberry Bubbles
05-30-2008, 03:57 AM
Oh, WOW! Everything looks fabulous! Soooooo, what's your dress like? :)

Thank you! I'll post my dress ina few posts ~ I have a little more ground to cover and then I'll put it up. I have my first fitting tomorrow!!!!:goodvibes

Raspberry Bubbles
05-30-2008, 04:00 AM
I have the ribbons for my rehearsal bouquet and they’re flat packed ready. We have the rehearsal at the Yacht Club Gazebo at 5pm and Reverend Miller will be there. I’m really excited to meet him as he has been very supportive. We have a water station there so hopefully no one will be faint!

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Planning%20Photos/yc55.jpg

I don’t really know what happens at a rehearsal as I have never been to one before. We have most of the songs decided on for the ceremony and I’ll post these when I get to the ceremony part of the PJ.

I'm getting butterflies in my stomach now. I don't know if it's just this journal working its magic or the fact Gav is playing Autumn Song on his guitar :woohoo:

Raspberry Bubbles
05-30-2008, 04:02 AM
http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Planning%20Photos/disneycastle.jpg

After the rehearsal, I am taking Gavin as a surprise to Cinderella’s Royal Table so that we can have a blessing from the Fairy Godmother. He has no idea and I am so pleased that I have managed to keep this a secret! Thanks, Skylarr for booking this for me so that Gavin wouldn’t find out!

Dilemma

After the meal, Gavin and I will both stay at the Yacht Club but in different rooms as I am very superstitious (more of this later ::yes:: ) and I don't want to see him before the wedding.

However, I’m unsure as to whether I want anyone to stay with me. One part of me finds it exciting and I'm sure I'd have a blast, but the other part finds it terrifying in case my room-mates snore! I want a very peaceful night’s sleep.

Any opinions gratefully received.

Gavin’s brother is staying with Gavin, so that leaves the girlfriend of his brother, and I know Gavin’s sister’s friend (my work colleague) also wants to stay in with me and personally I want Andrea (my BFF from Florida) to stay there as we haven’t ever had the chance to have a “sleepover” and we’ve been friends since we were 6. I’m sure that sounds really childish but we’ve grown up together apart. We’ve dreamt of going out dancing and having fun, but in reality we’ve never been able to do it. This would be our only chance really!

Here she is on our Planning Trip at the Melting Pot, drinking her "Love-tini"... She is a bridesmaid and a reader at our wedding.

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/20th%20Feb%202008%20WDW/2008-02-20_194515.jpg

Anyway, whatever happens I’ll be at the Yacht Club on my last night as a single girl!

Raspberry Bubbles
05-30-2008, 04:07 AM
Hair...

The wedding should start at about 4am officially :scared1: as I have Beaute Speciale arriving to do hairs and make-ups.

I have so far...

:bride: Me, hair and make up
:bride: Mum, hair and make up
:bride: Mother of Bride, make up
:bride: Sister, hair and make up
:bride: Flowergirl (eldest) hair
:bride: Bridesmaids (3) hair and make up
:bride: Friend, hair

So there are two artists looking after us. I don't want to go first! I plan on eating Lucky Charms for my breakfast at 4am as I have waited so long for them. I had them in 1986 and then in February this year. I love them! They are one of the high points of my wedding!!! :high5 :high5 :high5

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Planning%20Photos/luckycharms.jpg http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Planning%20Photos/luckycharmsinside.jpg

I was told that air-brush was for TV make-up but I just read another TR which said that the air-brush was fantastic so I’m not so sure now! Anyhow, my hair is pretty short now. Generally it is long, and I decided a few months ago to cut it short and I loved it. It usually grows very fast so I didn’t worry ~ but then wouldn’t you know it, since I’m now wanting it to grow, it’s not! Not fast enough for my liking anyway. So, I bought a hairpiece and I love it. Since I saw Beauty and the Beast, she’s been my favourite Princess and this ponytail reminds me of her.

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Planning%20Photos/PFD1615Belle-Posters.jpg

In a few weeks I am off to my hairdresser (Hannah at Toni and Guy, Southampton) to have my hair matched to the exact colour of my hairpiece, or near enough. I am a regular mousey brown and my hair is very fine. When I have it coloured though it always looks much thicker, thankfully. So that’s the hair.

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Planning%20Photos/IMGP1453-1.jpg

I hope it doesn't look ridiculous on me. I tried it at the wedding fayre and I was so happy, so I hope I feel the same on the day!

Raspberry Bubbles
05-30-2008, 04:10 AM
Now, make-up. Despite being able to talk ad infinitum in front of judges, people I’ve never met and Ofsted inspectors, when it comes to being the centre of attention for my own personal reasons (Birthday parties and so on) I am hopeless and turn as red as rudolph’s nose. Not just my face, but my neck too, and my chest! Ana is prepared though and has promised to cover me in this green foundation to combat my panic.

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Planning%20Photos/beetroot420.jpg
….ahhh… these guys have nothing on me!

So, as I will have a professional on hand, I am desperate, absolutely desperate to have the make-up that I dream of. I want false lashes, eyeliner and beautiful eyeshadow. Before that, I will be shopping at the Chanel counter this week to buy some eyeshadow, lipstick and foundation to pack with me for the rest of the vacation.

My trouble is that in the shop they fix me with some foundation and smile at me like it looks okay and then I get home and apply it and I look orange. I am deceptively white ~ I look darker than I actually am, and this is what causes me to look orange when I get home.:confused3

Anyway, enough rambling about that.

I have bought some beautiful nail polish from the Chanel range, called Ballerina.

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Planning%20Photos/129931317_o.jpg

It comes out as a very pale pink. I love it for my toes!

Raspberry Bubbles
05-30-2008, 04:11 AM
At some point Carolyn Allens should arrive to do the steaming ~ 3 bridesmaids, 2 flower girls, Gav’s tuxedo, my dress and veil, my second dress, two fathers, three groomsmen and we’re done!

I may be shipping my dress over when it's weighed so that it's with Carolyn Allen's safely ahead of time.

Raspberry Bubbles
05-30-2008, 04:26 AM
My Dress

My dress is called Demi and it's a part of the Hollywood Dreams India Collection.

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/My%20Wedding%20Dress/DemiSide.jpg

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/My%20Wedding%20Dress/DemiFront.jpg

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/My%20Wedding%20Dress/DemiTop.jpg

It's ivory apparently but it's very, very light. There are crystals dotted all over the pick-ups, with tiny details surrounding each one. It's exquisite!

At the planning session we put the fabric swatch against the ivory materials and it made them look yellow. So, it's closer to white. The detail is amazing.

Here's me in it, before the fitting, months ago…. For some reason, trying this dress on makes me stand with my hands on my hips like I'm the Queen of the World. I love it. I smile whenever it's near me.... *sigh*

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/My%20Wedding%20Dress/Meandthedress.jpg

I have my first fitting tomorrow. I've been to try MY dress on ~ the one in the picture above was the shop sample. Anyhow, I had such a panic when I tried MY one on as the back was stitched oddly and the train kept crumpling to the back of me like a bed sheet. Luckily the manageress was there (the seamstress) and she came and fixed it.

I'm 21lbs lighter now than the above photo, so hopefully it will look better! The skirt will also fluff out so it will be huge! So, more picture of the dress soon!

Raspberry Bubbles
05-30-2008, 04:28 AM
I've had quite a dilemma with my shoes, and been through a fair few pairs...

Here's the run-down from 3 to 1.

These shoes I think will cause me pain when my feet get hot underneath my gown, I'll have to think of somewhere else to wear them:

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Planning%20Photos/dypassion-1.jpg

I’m taller than Gavin in these shoes, but they're gorgeous and I'll wear them at some point:

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Planning%20Photos/Scarlet_DS_600benjaminadams-1.jpg

These are the shoes! They are much sparklier than they look!!! :cloud9: :cloud9: :cloud9:

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Planning%20Photos/pinkpoutshoes.jpg

I have to get them dyed yet, but at the moment these are the shoes I am taking to my dress fitting and wearing for the ceremony! Gavin is happy that I am shorter than him in these :lovestruc :lovestruc

Raspberry Bubbles
05-30-2008, 04:32 AM
I have quite a few jewels for my wedding as I'm not sure what will match my dress. Here are a few of them:

My Cinderella Kirstie Kelly necklace. I love this, but I need a different chain for it to go on. The one it's on is quite dark and too chunky for me.

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Planning%20Photos/Cinderellajewel.png

Here's my tiara ~ nothing special like this, but on my head I feel like a princess!

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Planning%20Photos/IMGP1447.jpg

I think these earrings will go well with my tiara:

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Planning%20Photos/30ernestjones.jpg

My Cinderella bracelet ~ very big. I feel a bit like a Rapper wearing it, but it is so beautiful!

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Planning%20Photos/SwarovskiCinderellaBracelt1.jpg

So, at the moment I'm wearing the tiara, the necklace with a lighter chain and I'll buy the earrings. Not sure about the bracelet, although I would like to wear one. I don't know if it's too much though.

lov2b@disney
05-30-2008, 06:34 AM
Wow everything looks great! You look beautiful in your dress- congrats on 21lbs:yay: Your jewelry is beautiful too! Have fun at your fittings! i cant believe mine are over :faint: The next time I put mine on will be my wedding!! I bring the dress home in 10 days!

I am staying alone at the BC the night before my wedding! :yay: I would go with your Friend (Andrea?) sounds like that would have alot of meaning to you! Good luck with the decision!

Great update!:surfweb: (its funny that actually is what I look like this am!)

Raspberry Bubbles
05-30-2008, 06:51 AM
Wow everything looks great! You look beautiful in your dress- congrats on 21lbs:yay: Your jewelry is beautiful too! Have fun at your fittings! i cant believe mine are over :faint: The next time I put mine on will be my wedding!! I bring the dress home in 10 days!

I am staying alone at the BC the night before my wedding! :yay: I would go with your Friend (Andrea?) sounds like that would have alot of meaning to you! Good luck with the decision!

Great update!:surfweb: (its funny that actually is what I look like this am!)

Aww, thanks ~ and thanks for the advice! :)

10 days until your dress comes home ~ how exciting! I am really looking forward to seeing my dress again. It makes me so sad when I have to leave it.... :rotfl:

Raspberry Bubbles
05-30-2008, 06:52 AM
Great update!:surfweb: (its funny that actually is what I look like this am!)

Me too..... Gavin is taking the Mickey, literally, out of me.... He does impressions of me sat huddled behind my laptop, "tippy-tappying" as he calls it.... :mad:

shezfrombermuda
05-30-2008, 11:00 AM
Beautiful dress and the jewelry is very nice as well. I like all three pairs of shoes. Can I ask where can you get the first pair? I am having trouble finding shoes and those are great!

Skylarr29
05-30-2008, 11:17 AM
Hoorah! We are so close! I am making Bachelorette T-Shirts ~ would you like one? They will say "Bride's Entourage" in crystals!


OHHHHHH, Yes please! That would be FANTASTIC! :banana:

Skylarr29
05-30-2008, 11:21 AM
I bet you are so excited for your dress fitting. It is such a princessy dress!

PrincessBride010103
05-30-2008, 11:21 AM
Your tiara is soo cool! Put it on your head & take a pic!

Ticky Toria 78
06-01-2008, 05:03 PM
I just found your pj, your plans are all coming along. I love your dress, and the tee shirts are great.
PS it was so nice to see a picture of the croc hunter, we just visited the zoo and it was an amazing place.

October Bride
06-02-2008, 07:27 AM
Hi

I can not believe i have only just found your PJ!!

We have so much in common. I am also from the UK and marrying a Gavin on 1/10/08.

Your dress is so lovely. I was going to have a hollywood dreams dress as they are amazing!!
Love the wedding ring as well.

My Gav wants to wear a white suit but we have hired ours here in the uk as we need them for a party when we get back. Gav has put aside an Ivory Morning suit but my dress is white so we feel his suit may look yellow next to my dress, he is really disspointed by this :mad:
I am not sure what we will do but i am learing with this wedding planning there is always a solution to every probelm.

Can not wait to hear more about your plans!!!

jessesgirl-080708
06-02-2008, 09:03 AM
You'll be at the Grand on the Day of my wedding!! We check in on the 5th.. the day of your wedding, I'll watch for you..Look out for us too , the ceremony is at 5, and I will be in the lobby for pics.. plus we will be at whitehall... see you there!

29apr00
06-02-2008, 09:21 AM
Your dress is beautiful!! WOW!

keenercam
06-02-2008, 09:55 AM
WOW! Your dress is gorgeous on you!! LOVE the jewelry and tiara,too. Everything is coming together so beautifully! Cant' wait to see more pix. :goodvibes

Raspberry Bubbles
06-02-2008, 12:02 PM
Your tiara is soo cool! Put it on your head & take a pic!

I'm such a slacker ~ I'll take a pic at the weekend with my mum's camera and post it. I was waltzing around my parents house, tiara'd up all weekend!

Raspberry Bubbles
06-02-2008, 12:03 PM
Beautiful dress and the jewelry is very nice as well. I like all three pairs of shoes. Can I ask where can you get the first pair? I am having trouble finding shoes and those are great!

Thank you! I found them online, at Girls of Elegance or something like that ~ they were called Scarlett I think.

Raspberry Bubbles
06-02-2008, 12:04 PM
I just found your pj, your plans are all coming along. I love your dress, and the tee shirts are great.
PS it was so nice to see a picture of the croc hunter, we just visited the zoo and it was an amazing place.

Aw, thanks ~ I am so jealous of you going to the zoo! We will get there in a couple of years I hope!

Raspberry Bubbles
06-02-2008, 12:07 PM
Hi

I can not believe i have only just found your PJ!!

We have so much in common. I am also from the UK and marrying a Gavin on 1/10/08.

Your dress is so lovely. I was going to have a hollywood dreams dress as they are amazing!!
Love the wedding ring as well.

My Gav wants to wear a white suit but we have hired ours here in the uk as we need them for a party when we get back. Gav has put aside an Ivory Morning suit but my dress is white so we feel his suit may look yellow next to my dress, he is really disspointed by this :mad:
I am not sure what we will do but i am learing with this wedding planning there is always a solution to every probelm.

Can not wait to hear more about your plans!!!

Oh, how funny! I just told Gav about you ~ what's even funnier was that I was told about you at my Planning Sessino trip ~ your info had just been delivered to Diane and she asked if I knew you!

I'm so excited for you ~ where did you get your suit from in the end? It's so freaky that you have the same whiteness issues as I have ~ I was so worried about that. Having him in white was the only way I could think of. Plus, he loves it!

Raspberry Bubbles
06-02-2008, 12:08 PM
You'll be at the Grand on the Day of my wedding!! We check in on the 5th.. the day of your wedding, I'll watch for you..Look out for us too , the ceremony is at 5, and I will be in the lobby for pics.. plus we will be at whitehall... see you there!

Yay! You look for me, I'll look for you! How great ~ it's so much fun knowing that there are people who "know" you around :)

Raspberry Bubbles
06-02-2008, 12:09 PM
Your dress is beautiful!! WOW!

Thank you ~ I love it! I don't ever want to take it off... :)

Raspberry Bubbles
06-02-2008, 12:09 PM
WOW! Your dress is gorgeous on you!! LOVE the jewelry and tiara,too. Everything is coming together so beautifully! Cant' wait to see more pix. :goodvibes

Thank you so much :) There will be alot of "bling" in my wedding ;)

Raspberry Bubbles
06-02-2008, 12:12 PM
I am a stationery addict and so choosing my invites has been very hard for me. We’ve had three mock-ups and finally they went into print today!

Here’s the top detail:

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Planning%20Photos/IMGP3311-2.jpg

This is a terrible photograph ~ they are so much more beautiful! They are scrolls that sit on the card. When the real ones come back I'll post better pictures :)
http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Planning%20Photos/IMGP3341.jpg

We still have to decide on menus, orders of service and the like....

Raspberry Bubbles
06-02-2008, 12:14 PM
Okay, back to the ceremony!

At the ceremony, we have the white wooden chairs as I’m crazy about them. They shout “outdoor wedding” to me and so that’s what we’re having. My brother in law sat on plastic chairs at a wedding last year and as he's a large man, he collapsed it. I don't want that to happen to us!

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Planning%20Photos/ordersofserviceonbackofchairs.jpg

I think I will have the orders of service placed on the back of chairs, like this photo.

Raspberry Bubbles
06-02-2008, 12:16 PM
I have two flowergirls, Chase (11) and Dylan (4). They're my nieces and they cannot wait to become Princesses. When we went to try on dresses, Chase was so sure she wanted to have a grown up deisgn. However, when she saw Dylan in a sparkly white dress she swiftly changed her mind ~ after all, she reasoned, she could be a Princess in Walt Disney World and not be thought of as "childish".

The flowergirl and bridesmaids dresses are being made by a company called Fairytales, to my design. However, at the moment the owner is very hard to get hold of and she’s also quite abrupt with family members who have tried to call on my behalf, which is making me more than slightly annoyed, as we have given her over $3000 worth of custom.

Anyway, I’ll see how things go with her. We have a measurements meeting on June 7th.

The flowergirls are wearing these crowns:

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Planning%20Photos/crown1.jpg

and the little Mickey head earrings (I also have some of these just in case I don't like my own earrings):

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Planning%20Photos/mickeyearrings1.jpg

With these satin ballet pumps which I’ll customise with Swarovski crystals:

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Planning%20Photos/balletshoes.jpg

Raspberry Bubbles
06-02-2008, 01:07 PM
Continued....

I have three bridesmaids: Beka (my sister), Trina (Gav’s sister) and Andrea (my best friend over thousands of miles since we were 6). Dress fittings are hard firstly because of the bridesmaids dress company and secondly because Andrea lives in Florida whilst we are in the UK.

Anyway, the bridesmaids tiaras/headbands have been tricky to decide upon because I don’t have the dresses yet and so much has been done just through my own vision. I liked these:

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Planning%20Photos/bigandlittletiara.jpg

Except the one I bought to look at had blue crystals in the middle row instead of clear.

I also bought one of these to look at:

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Planning%20Photos/tiaracomb.jpg

Raspberry Bubbles
06-02-2008, 04:28 PM
So, as I said earlier we have the white chairs, and the Orders of Service on them. We did look at having Impressions make them but they were £10 each (we only need 30) and so we decided against that.

We’re having three readers (Andrea, Chase and Ginny (Gavin’s brother’s girlfriend)), a hand ceremony and a sand ceremony.

Here are our readings:

:cloud9: The Velveteen Rabbit (this one means a lot to me)
:cloud9: An extract from Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (I love this book)
:cloud9: The One (a really cute poem)

The last one is in debate because there are a couple of others we are considering.

I have yet to buy my sand cylinders or bottle as I visited a glass blower this weekend and we are commissioning a bottle.

Our sand colours are zesty orange and bright light blue. We liked those as they were tropical and a brighter version of our invites, but this may change depending on the bottle design.

On the end of each chair will be a petal cone, with hot pink ribbon attaching them to the chairs. We are waiting to hear from our stationers how much these would be and then we’ll compare to Disney’s price but I have yet to see any photos of the Disney ones; if only there were more photos of things that Disney has to offer :( .

Each cone will be alternating colours ~ pink, then orange then yellow (we think). The cones on adjacent chairs will match, like this:

Pink cone aisle pink cone
Orange cone aisle orange come
Yellow cone aisle yellow cone

That way people will be throwing different coloured petals.

Raspberry Bubbles
06-02-2008, 04:31 PM
The Ceremony Continued…

We’re undecided on whether we are getting married IN the Gazebo, or just outside it. According to Diane I am very softly spoken (Gav was cake tasting when she said this and he nearly choked) and so I will need to be connected to a microphone to make sure I am heard. I felt so demure, ha ha. If only she could hear me at work!

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Planning%20Photos/yc6.png

We are having a table to the left of the gazebo for our sand ceremony which originally had a long and low arrangement on it but we just cut that as it was $250 that we couldn't justify.

We also cut out shepherds hooks with glass buckets on them containing flowers and petals already scattered down the aisles. We figured that we’d only see these decorations for about 20 minutes and that was a lot to spend on 20 minutes. It was sad, but I knew there would be things we would need to cut.

Raspberry Bubbles
06-02-2008, 04:35 PM
Now, I decided I wanted a pretty Princess ring to get married with. I just couldn't find a band I liked and I've always wanted a pretty jewelled ring and so we chose this one. It has diamonds all the way around and topaz in the middle:

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Jewellry%20and%20Rings/ernestjones265.jpg

It’s so sparkly. However, as it isn’t a band, I need something to accompany it that will say that I’m married when people look at my hand.

As I am a huge fan of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, I have always wanted something silver from there. Gavin has said we can go and get a silver band to wear! Here’s the one I like, it's so obvious but I still like it:

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Planning%20Photos/tiffanynarrow.png
The narrow one.

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Planning%20Photos/tiffanynormal.png
The regular one. I’m not sure which one to get yet.

Gavin’s band is a titanium one which he’s having engraved on the outside. He’s wearing a practise one at the moment to get used to wearing a ring (on the other hand, mind you!)

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Planning%20Photos/gavring.png

IndyBride
06-02-2008, 04:48 PM
That's funny he is wearing a practice ring to get used to it! I always play with my ring and drop it because I'm not used to wearing one. My DF always gets upset. I tell him just wait until he has to wear one!!

Your invites are great! And I really like the topaz ring.

Raspberry Bubbles
06-02-2008, 04:53 PM
That's funny he is wearing a practice ring to get used to it! I always play with my ring and drop it because I'm not used to wearing one. My DF always gets upset. I tell him just wait until he has to wear one!!

Can you BELIEVE HE LOST IT TODAY??? He has NO idea where, either! NO PLATINUM for him, that's for sure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:lmao:

Skylarr29
06-02-2008, 06:20 PM
OMG, I can't believe Gav lost his ring. Good thing it wasn't the real one.

Keira1387
06-02-2008, 08:33 PM
As I am a huge fan of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, I have always wanted something silver from there. Gavin has said we can go and get a silver band to wear! Here’s the one I like, it's so obvious but I still like it:

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Planning%20Photos/tiffanynarrow.png
The narrow one.




I have the narrow band, and love it! I never thought about wearing it as a wedding band... hmmm, that's a great idea!!

Raspberry Bubbles
06-03-2008, 01:14 AM
OMG, I can't believe Gav lost his ring. Good thing it wasn't the real one.

Oh yes, and he said it so matter of factly, like I should be expecting it, ha ha ~ "Oh, I lost my ring today" ~ as though it was a matter of time... LOL

Raspberry Bubbles
06-03-2008, 01:15 AM
I have the narrow band, and love it! I never thought about wearing it as a wedding band... hmmm, that's a great idea!!

Is it beautiful? Do you have a picture of it in "real life"? Can I think of any more nosey questions? :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

Raspberry Bubbles
06-03-2008, 01:17 AM
Ahhh, this has taken the longest to decide. Gavin knows far more about music than I do. We have nearly settled on choices but this is subject to change below…

:lovestruc During the seating, we are having ~ Instrumental Manic Street Preachers Songs
(A Welsh Band ~ Gavin and I go to see them every year, we LOVE their music and luckily they have produced some orchestral versions of their songs.)

:lovestruc The Mothers, Father, Groomsmen ~ Southampton (Titanic) / Tara’s theme, Gone with the Wind
(I love both of these films. If we have a little boy I'll call him Rhett and if it's a girl she'll be Scarlett. We also live in Southampton where the Titanic sailed from.)

:lovestruc Gavin, Best Man and Rev. Miller ~ Indiana Jones Theme Tune
Gav adores Indiana Jones and these were "the" father and daughter films for me and dad when I was little. Mum hated them but me and dad were hooked. Gavin has an Indiana Jones hat on our brass bed head. There's an embarrassing sleepwalking story I have of him and that hat if anyone is interested, ha ha ha)

:lovestruc Bridesmaids ~ Kissing You/Whole New World (Kissing You is from Romeo and Juliet and I was bought up in Stratford Upon Avon so I have a think for Shakespearean based films, and I just love the Whole New World song.)

:lovestruc Me, Dad and Flowergirls ~ Remember When (This song makes me cry every time I hear it. It reminds me that I can have a happy ending and that I need to make some new memories that are as good as my old memories with my sister.)

:lovestruc Recessional ~ Ever, Ever After (This was the only time I could ever get away with playing this song in public and not have Gavin run for the hills)

:lovestruc Sand Ceremony ~ You’re So Cool (From Gavin's favourite film, True Romance)


I think that's it at the moment! I think I'd like the Chiming of the Hour for Major Domo but I have yet to hear it. Is there anywhere I can hear it online?

Raspberry Bubbles
06-03-2008, 01:18 AM
http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Planning%20Photos/yc5.png

I almost forgot to mention Major Domo. Gavin's brother is our best man and he is forever losing things. We have decided to play a trick on our parents and Garth (the Best Man) will pretend he has lost the rings. This should prompt some good action on the part of the mothers. I have no doubt that Gavin's mother may try and assassinate Garth. I look forward to seeing her strangle her son like Homer Simpson.

So, Major Domo will bring the rings to the ceremony. I am looking forward to this part ~ he will apparently also introduce us at the reception ~ like a real Princess (and Prince, of course)! :rotfl2:

Raspberry Bubbles
06-03-2008, 01:19 AM
http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Planning%20Photos/MagicKingdomandParade056.jpg
We did have some excellent transport sorted out but it cost $1850 on top of Cinderella's Coach and so we had to cut that sadly.

The wedding guests are travelling around by coach for the day, and Gavin and I have Cinderella's Coach. We are still deciding on the rest of the morning's transport and we'll be using the motorcoach to hitch a lift to and from the Dessert Party at Epcot.

I still cannot believe how much the transport costs for the wedding. I could hire a Lambourghini for the day instead!

IndyBride
06-03-2008, 02:47 AM
I'm so lost when it comes to music for the ceremony. I've got what I'm walking down the aisle to only because my mom loves the song. I'm super jealous you've got it all figured out. Luckily I have a long time to put if off!

October Bride
06-03-2008, 07:26 AM
Oh, how funny! I just told Gav about you ~ what's even funnier was that I was told about you at my Planning Sessino trip ~ your info had just been delivered to Diane and she asked if I knew you!

I'm so excited for you ~ where did you get your suit from in the end? It's so freaky that you have the same whiteness issues as I have ~ I was so worried about that. Having him in white was the only way I could think of. Plus, he loves it!

Hi

Diane is so lovely. I find her so helpful!!!
At the momet Gav has an ivory suit and i do not think it is going to go. I think we will pop into the shop on sat (formal affair in Leicester) and put it up against a white dress. If it looks really yellow (which everyone says it will) i think we may have to have one made for him :headache:
That will cost a fortune i am sure but one of the first things he said was that he wanted a white suit!!!

Am i right in thinking you are getting marrried on 5/11/08. If so taht is my parents wedding anniversary. They have been very happily married for over 30 years no so a good choice!!

Your PJ is so good. Makes me realise i need to make more effort with mine.....in fact i may start again :rotfl2:

Raspberry Bubbles
06-03-2008, 11:01 AM
I'm so lost when it comes to music for the ceremony. I've got what I'm walking down the aisle to only because my mom loves the song. I'm super jealous you've got it all figured out. Luckily I have a long time to put if off!

It took me ages to figure out a unique playlist that I knew wouldn't be replicated over and over. I'm pretty pleased at the moment! :)

Raspberry Bubbles
06-03-2008, 11:03 AM
Hi
At the momet Gav has an ivory suit and i do not think it is going to go. I think we will pop into the shop on sat (formal affair in Leicester) and put it up against a white dress. If it looks really yellow (which everyone says it will) i think we may have to have one made for him :headache:
That will cost a fortune i am sure but one of the first things he said was that he wanted a white suit!!!

:rotfl2:

We were quoted on Saville Row for a suit, starting at £795, so that's bad, but not as bad as it could be! :faint: What is it about Gavs and white suits?

We're getting married on August 5th :)

October Bride
06-04-2008, 07:22 AM
We were quoted on Saville Row for a suit, starting at £795, so that's bad, but not as bad as it could be! :faint: What is it about Gavs and white suits?

We're getting married on August 5th :)

Sorry, why on earth did i think November!!! :rolleyes1

Wow so not long till the big day then, you must be so excited:hyper:

I look forward to reading your PJ more!!!

Raspberry Bubbles
06-04-2008, 01:39 PM
In two months today we'll be sitting down to our rehearsal breakfast ~ I have butterflies in my tummy already!

I'll update soon :)

Raspberry Bubbles
06-04-2008, 01:42 PM
I think that's everything for the ceremony. Originally we planned to have cocktails on the lawn there which sounded great but then I reconsidered the practicalities of it ~ drinks, white dress, over excited children, er....... So we said no cocktails and we're having a water station instead.

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Planning%20Photos/yc55.jpg

Good bye, Yacht Club! The exit will be a petal toss, in the colours I mentionned. Gavin and I will leave in the Carriage and the others will get onto the motorcoach and head to the Grand Floridian Convention Centre.

I'll come onto the flowers next.....!

Raspberry Bubbles
06-04-2008, 01:46 PM
I thought before I went any further, I should share a little of the £££ side (or rather, $$$) of things... This is our second budget after we altered the first one.

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Planning%20Photos/DisneyBEOheading.png
http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Planning%20Photos/CeremonyBudgetMay.png

Now.... the things we cut:

:( We cut the Dodge Coronet out as it was $1850 and although we had the Disney Entertainment Partners search everywhere for one, Gavin and I decided that as we were having the Carriage aswell, and because the Dodge had no AC, we'd cut it and hire one at home here in the UK for our at home reception.

On the other hand, if anyone knows of a cheaper Chevy Bel-Air style car (think cars with fins) or an old fashioned cadillac that is for hire, please, PLEASE let me know!

:( We cut the Motorcoach for the early morning pick up and people are now staying at the Yacht Club so that we don't have to have the bus collect them at 4am.

:( We're cutting the Raspberry Cocktails on the YCG lawn. We're carrying them over to the Grand Floridian Whitehall instead because I had visions of having a pink wedding dress... My nephew is dsypraxic and cannot always control his movements and the last thing I want is him feeling terrible as he covered his aunty in pink drink!

We're having raspberry champagne cocktails as I've been obsessed with raspberries since I was a little girl and my Granny used to grow them on canes in her garden. I LOVE them. So, they're in drinks, ice cream, and my cake (and my screen name)! I realised that "Raspberry Bubbles" sounds rather disgusting after I had created it as a name, but I'm picturing pink raspberry bubbles, not the rude kind!

:wizard: :wizard: :wizard:

Everything else stays the same ~ although the floral may increase after we've tweaked the boutonnieres and my bouquet... I'll repost when it arrives!

Skylarr29
06-04-2008, 02:28 PM
Darn, now the major domo won't be a surprise to me lol.... oh wait - not much will :rotfl2: Just kidding.

Everything looks great! Glad you are able to get your budget to wear it needs to be. Only 2 more months!

I am just afraid after seeing the coach in person then I will need it and then it will blow my budget!

Raspberry Bubbles
06-04-2008, 04:00 PM
Darn, now the major domo won't be a surprise to me lol.... oh wait - not much will :rotfl2: Just kidding.

Everything looks great! Glad you are able to get your budget to wear it needs to be. Only 2 more months!

I am just afraid after seeing the coach in person then I will need it and then it will blow my budget!

You had better start practising that :hyper: surprised face, Missy! I don't want to see any of this...:rolleyes1

Your invite was being printed today! :dance3: :dance3: :dance3:

Keira1387
06-04-2008, 05:03 PM
Is it beautiful? Do you have a picture of it in "real life"? Can I think of any more nosey questions? :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

I can take a picture of it. I wear mine as a thumb ring.

sarah_n_brian2006
06-04-2008, 06:18 PM
http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20Planning%20Photos/disneycastle.jpg

After the rehearsal, I am taking Gavin as a surprise to Cinderella’s Royal Table so that we can have a blessing from the Fairy Godmother. He has no idea and I am so pleased that I have managed to keep this a secret! Thanks, Skylarr for booking this for me so that Gavin wouldn’t find out!



OMG!!!!! August 4th is our anniversary! and on our actual wedding night, I surprised him by having dinner at the castle. What a coincedence!

Skylarr29
06-04-2008, 07:54 PM
You had better start practising that :hyper: surprised face, Missy! I don't want to see any of this...:rolleyes1

Your invite was being printed today! :dance3: :dance3: :dance3:


:cool1: :cool1: :cool1: :cool1: :cool1: :cool1: :cool1: :cool1: :cool1: :cool1:

I can't wait! I will act totally surprised!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :ccat: <--- me being excited.

Raspberry Bubbles
06-05-2008, 01:03 AM
I can take a picture of it. I wear mine as a thumb ring.

Thanks, Kendra! :)

Raspberry Bubbles
06-05-2008, 01:04 AM
OMG!!!!! August 4th is our anniversary! and on our actual wedding night, I surprised him by having dinner at the castle. What a coincedence!

Awww.... How great! I hope you had a fantastic time! :)

Raspberry Bubbles
06-05-2008, 01:06 AM
:cool1: :cool1: :cool1: :cool1: :cool1: :cool1: :cool1: :cool1: :cool1: :cool1:

I can't wait! I will act totally surprised!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :ccat: <--- me being excited.

Excellent ~ I can see you are a pro at this! :) This will be me...:faint: most probably by the time this wedding gets here....

IndyBride
06-05-2008, 01:29 AM
I love the rice crispy treat in your sig! YUM!!!

Raspberry Bubbles
06-05-2008, 01:59 PM
I love the rice crispy treat in your sig! YUM!!!

It was delicious! 2 months and I can have some more! :)

managirl
06-05-2008, 10:24 PM
I think those are great choices!! good Luck!!!