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MickeyAnne
06-05-2008, 08:36 PM
Well, it wasn't a Disney wedding (oh how I dream of a vow renewal in WDW someday) but it will be a Disney Honeymoon in a few weeks. My PJ is around here somewhere but I didn't keep up on it very well. I have been really looking forward to doing a wedding report though so I will be on top of this...

Let me introduce myself (and my hubby) for those who don't know me. My name is Tonianne and I am from NJ. DH and I met 8 years ago at work and we have been through ALOT together through the years (see my PJ)! We got engaged on Christmas Eve 2006 and we were married on June 1, 2008. His name is Mike and I am so enjoying the beginning of our married life together. :cool1: :cool1: :cool1:

So lets start at the beginning of the wedding weekend! On the Friday before my wedding, I took my bridal party to a local tea house for a little luncheon. It was nice, yummy and calm - a great way to start off the weekend.

Here are my flower girls. The brunette is 5 and was such a big girl at tea!! The blonde is my Goddaughter, she is 2.5 and kept reminding us that tea is like Mary Poppins (her favorite movie).
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This is my bridal party along with my mom, MIL and Aunt. We were missing my MOH who couldn't get off from work :worried: .
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Then it was off to mani/pedi's!!! This was nice! I haven't had a pedicure in way too long! Here are my little ones showing off their nails.
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Here I am waiting my turn!
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That night was a calm one. We just hung out with my family and enjoyed ourselves. As always, I took a self shot of us! Here it is so you can at least see who we are!
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Next up, the rehearsal day!

PrincessBride010103
06-05-2008, 08:46 PM
Your flowergirls are sooo cute! :cutie:

tlhbdm
06-06-2008, 09:28 AM
Looked like a fun tea. A Sunday wedding is so unique, I love it!

Ticky Toria 78
06-06-2008, 11:26 AM
Awwh the flower girls are very cute! Congratulations to you both, I can't wait to hear more.......popcorn::

keenercam
06-06-2008, 01:37 PM
Great start! :) More! More! :banana:

MickeyAnne
06-06-2008, 03:35 PM
Thanks everyone! I happen to agree that my FG's are quite adorable! Wait till you meet the ring bearers!!!

So now we are on Saturday - the day before the BIG day! Mike and I started off our morning by taking flowers to the cemetaries for my sister and his father. We asked the florist to have an extra bouquet and boutinear for them and we made a point of spending some time dropping them off that day. It was hard and sad to really stare down the fact that they wouldn't be beside us on our big day but we know that they were absolutely there in spirit.

After we dropped off the flowers we split up so that Mike's younger brother could take him out to lunch (at Subway) as a wedding gift! He is only 15 and I thought that was so cute. We got ready for the rehearsal dinner and met up there....WARNING - I take ALOT of pictures!

We had it at a local restaurant. It was buffet style and very relaxed. We had a great time! They had these on the table for us! I didn't even have to make them!
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Here is DH and I - our customary self shot of the night!
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Here are the bridal party and kids gifts
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This is Mike's grooms cake - he is a huge Mets fan so I surprised him with this. I had found a cake designer who does AMAZING stuff but wanted $300.00 for a cake to feed 30! :lmao: No way was I going to spend that - DH would have killed me!
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Here is DH with his best man - his older brother
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Me with my MOH, Lisa - best friend for 13 years.
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Here is Mike with his 3 brothers
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Me with my two brothers
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I have no idea why I didn't take a picture of the females in the bridal party this night?!?!? Maybe I can conjure some up!

I have to go get dinner started :rolleyes1 - thats such a funny concept for me. Nest up, the kids at the rehearsal dinner and the ONE thing Mike said he would never do!!!!!!!!!

Keira1387
06-06-2008, 05:23 PM
Great start! I'm really glad you take lots of pictures so we can see e verything!Can't wait for your next installment!! :surfweb:

MickeyAnne
06-07-2008, 04:28 PM
Okay so you met some of the adults - here are my kiddies. These four are the loves of my life! They are all children of my cousins (2 of their mom's were in my bridal party). They were pretty rambunxiosd (sp?) this night so I was really worried about the wedding. But here they are...
Me with the flower girls and then the ring bearers - FG shot could use a little centering!
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Here they are individually wearing the Mickey and Minnie wedding ears (these shall make another appearance later on!)
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We gave out our bridal party gifts next
Groomsmen got;
Tie tack
Dress socks (because they all whined that they had to wear them)
Gift cards to Best Buy - they were all so pumped!

Bridesmaids got;
Yellow Mickey bag
White flip flops with crystals on them
Mickey toe rings
Frame with pic of the bridal party
Survival pack for wedding day (gum, tylenol, lip gloss etc)
Heart Jewlery Box
Pearl necklace, bracelet and earrings

Flower Girls got;
Mickey necklace
Flower girl T-shirt
Princess stuffed doll
Coloring book

Ring Bearers got;
Coloring book
Prince stuffed dolls
Football Jerseys of their favorite teams

Here are some pics of gift opening (and using)!
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Still to come, the one thing that Mike said he would never do! And then, rehearsal at church!

Lynn5700
06-07-2008, 04:33 PM
HI!!!!!!! The kids are all tooo stinking cute!! Your groom's cake was awesome!!!!!!!!!!

I'm so excited to read more!!!!

MickeyAnne
06-09-2008, 10:12 AM
Hey Lynn! I am soo loving your TR. I check everyday for your updates - I really should post more!

Well to continue the story of our rehearsal night. DH and I have been going back and forth for months about the Mickey and Minnie Wedding ears. I have always known that I have no chance of him wearing them in the parks when we head out to DL in 18 days ( :cool1: :cool1: :cool1: ) but I really wanted him to just wear them for a picture on the rehearsal night. He has always said no, because my brothers and his would ridicule him to no end. So we went back and forth and he kept telling me that he would "never put them on his head". Well, after the kids tried on the Minnie ears, I of coarse put them on and started prancing around in them;
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Then, I heard laughter and turned around to find Mike wearing the top hat!!!! MOH had slipped them on his head when his back was turned (I knew I loved her). He was lughing and being a good sport - thank goodness because I would have felt terrible if he were mad about it.
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So, I got my picture of us in the bride and groom ears together and I am so happy about it! I won't even bring his to DL with me - I don't want him to feel like he HAS to wear them. I will wear the Minnie ears and thats enough. I am just happy that we have this memory cause I thought it wouldn't happen!
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After the dinner it was off to church to rehearse for the big day!!!!!!! I was so excited! (We did dinner first for the little ones - the rehearsal wasn't over until 8:30 and I didn't want them to be exhausted on the wedding day.)
I had a friend of mine take pics of the whole event which I am really happy about.
Here is our crowd - my family travels for everything
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Mike's mom being escorted by her two younger sons
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My mom being escorted by my brothers
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Here are the boys
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I love this pic of Mike
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Here is me and my dad. He is wearing the bow tie from his wedding - my mom was in tears, it was so cute.
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Mike and I are always laughing and joking
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cracking up because my MOH messed up signing the marriage license
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My bridesmaids
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To be cont...

MickeyAnne
06-09-2008, 02:35 PM
So I just have a few more pics from the rehearsal to share and then my next post will be THE BIG DAY!!!!! I can't wait to share how perfectly magical the day was with all of you! I have so enjoyed reading all of your wedding reports and I am still amazed that I am already able to share mine!!! I hope you are enjoying so far!

Mike and I practicing for the vows!!!!! This was soooo exciting!
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Here are my parents looking on
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The whole wedding party preparing to leave!
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Here are Mike and I
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MOH and BM
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Mike's cousin and youngest brother
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My cousin and Mike's older, younger brother
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My cousin and my NUTTY younger brother
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My cousin, junior (aka her baby bump) and My older brother
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Mike at the end of the night - he could not wait to get that tie off!!!
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Next up - getting ready, the morning of. I am so excited to share!!!!

lov2b@disney
06-09-2008, 04:39 PM
Fun,fun, fun cant wait for the big day!:goodvibes

The kids are adorable! Glad your DF was a good sport with the Mickey ears! Awesome grooms cake! Long time Mets fans here too!

MickeyAnne
06-10-2008, 03:11 PM
Thanks Love2n@Disney!!

So here we are at the big day!!! I woke up at 6:00 AM so excited. The first thing I did was read a letter that Mike had written me while we were at pre-cayna (mandatory "training" for those getting married at my church), a few months earlier. Mike NEVER writes anything out - he is more of a vocal person. In cards its just "love, Mike" so to read an actual letter from him was soooo special. His words to me were so kind and full of love - it just solidfied my excitement. I was not nervous or worried, just happy - I felt so lucky that I was going to get to marry this man! The sun was shining and it was going to be a breezy 74 degrees - perfect!!!!!

I took a shower, blew my hair dry and waited for my MOH to come over. When she got to my house, she had a gift from Mike for me. Its a beautiful diamond heart necklace which I somehow neglected to take pictures of - I will though. I slipped it on and then my mom, MOH and I were off to the make-up artist's studio for hair and make-up. I was first in the hair chair so I enjoyed my iced coffee and AMAZING scone that my mom made while my hair dresser worked for over an hour on my head. Here is my progression;
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Time to try out the tiara!!!!!! She took it out after this so that we could finish my hair right before I had to go!
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Then it was on to make-up for me! More progression pics;
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Here are some pics of my mom and some of the bridal party as they were getting all done up. They all turned out amazing! I didn't specify how I wanted hair done - its their head! I just asked that they all get an updo. I thought it would look cool if my hair was down and all of them had it up.
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Then it was time to officially put in my tiara and veil!!!!! This was so exciting! I really felt like a bride when they were in!
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It was such a nice, relaxed and easy morning. Everything went like clockwork and I just floated through. After MOH and I were done, we headed back to my house to see the flowers as they arrived and get ready for the photogs to come. To be cont....

keenercam
06-10-2008, 03:43 PM
Oh, how wonderful! Your rehearsal looks so fun! And your morning-of pix are fabulous. Everyone looks really beautiful. You looked absolutely gorgeous! Cant' wait to see more!

Keira1387
06-10-2008, 06:10 PM
Your hair and makeup look gorgeous!!

BayouPrincess
06-10-2008, 08:40 PM
Tonianne,
Would it be ok if I use your hair pics to show my stylist for what I want for the wedding? I tried an updo at my trial, but I think it made me look much older than I am.

I am loving your TR...You and your Hubby are so cute together, and those kids...OMG...cuteness X4!

cryssi
06-10-2008, 09:00 PM
Your hair and makeup look gorgeous!!

ditto...I was just going to write the same thing! :thumbsup2

MickeyAnne
06-11-2008, 05:31 AM
Oh, how wonderful! Your rehearsal looks so fun! And your morning-of pix are fabulous. Everyone looks really beautiful. You looked absolutely gorgeous! Cant' wait to see more!
Thanks!! The rehearsal was alot of fun - my younger brother kpt everyone entertained and the priest was hilarious - I have to post a pic of him!

Your hair and makeup look gorgeous!!
Thanks! Its was so nice to have make-up done well on. I am so plain and simple most days - I felt like a bit of a clown but, a pretty clown.

Tonianne,
Would it be ok if I use your hair pics to show my stylist for what I want for the wedding? I tried an updo at my trial, but I think it made me look much older than I am.

I am loving your TR...You and your Hubby are so cute together, and those kids...OMG...cuteness X4!
I love my little ones!!! They are the world to me - I am so glad that I didn't listen to EVERYONE who told me not to have them in the wedding because they would ruin the day. They were great! Feel free to use my pics to show your stylist - let me know how it comes out!

ditto...I was just going to write the same thing! :thumbsup2
Thank you :goodvibes

WithDisneySpirit
06-11-2008, 06:09 AM
I am also enjoying your big weekend and start of your big day! :goodvibes You look beautiful!!

29apr00
06-11-2008, 07:41 AM
Great Pics so far! The kids are just too cute! Can't wait to see more!

Jennifer

MickeyAnne
06-12-2008, 09:35 PM
These past two days have been nutty! I am a cheerleading coach and have had tryouts today and yesterday! I haven't had much time to update or read too much on the boards but I wanted to stop by tonight and do a quick update before I pass out for the night.

I am so excited to share pictures of my flowers with you all!!!!

When we got back to my house, it was only a few minutes before my flowers arrived! I was immediately psyched about them. My florist was a past boss of my younger brother's and she has done flowers for many of my family's funerals. When I went to her and asked her to do my wedding she was thrilled and promised to make everything beautiful - I never doubted that she wouldn't, she is such a great talent! She of coarse did not disappoint.

Here are my bridesmaid's bouquets. I loved the colors and was so giddy to see them!
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I was so struck by my BM's bouquets that I nearly forgot about mine!!! My florist had to remind me to look at it!!! I LOVED IT!!! Here it is and here is a pic of me testing it out. You can tell how excited I am because I am smiling so big that my neck is tensed!!!:rotfl2:
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We used stefanotis as a rememberance of DH's late father. He loved them and had them in his boutinere when he was married to DH's mom. DH and the groomsmen had stefanotis in their boutinere's as well but we will have to wait for the pro pics to share those.

Last but not least for tonight. Meet Baxter! He is my mom's dog and he is a mix between a chiuaha (sp?) and a poodle. My mom loves this pooch and insisted that he wear a tux! He was a good sport and looked very handsome if I do say so myself!
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I am exhausted so its off to bed for me! Thanks to all who are reading! My next update - THE CEREMONY!!!!!!!!

figmentfan814
06-12-2008, 11:51 PM
Just started reading through your report. I love the little Disney touches. The tea looks like a lot of fun! I love that you were able to get a shot with the bride and groom ears on! They didn't fit on my DH's head, so we never got a shot together.

Baxter is adorable in his tux. I had to get some pictures with our family dog, Molly, after our at-home reception in her Minnie bride ears from the pet store at DTD. Since she couldn't be there for the big day I had to get a picture when I had my dress on again :goodvibes

Lynn5700
06-13-2008, 12:29 AM
OMg look at the dog,so cute!!!!! your flowers were gorgeous!!!!!!! Aww you look beautiful!!!!!

xox

29apr00
06-13-2008, 09:41 AM
Oh that dog is too cute!!

Bostonbride6292008
06-13-2008, 09:47 AM
The dogs tux is sooooooo cute!

Lizby
06-13-2008, 09:49 AM
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He is so cute!! He looks like a little old man in his tuxedo! :rotfl2:

You look gorgeous and your flowers are breathtaking! The colors in your bridesmaids' bouquets look phenomenal. I can't wait to read more! :surfweb:

MickeyAnne
06-14-2008, 09:37 AM
Just started reading through your report. I love the little Disney touches. The tea looks like a lot of fun! I love that you were able to get a shot with the bride and groom ears on! They didn't fit on my DH's head, so we never got a shot together.
Thanks! I am really happy to have the pics too!! I have heard that the top hat doesn't fit alot of guys - thats a bummer. Maybe you can photoshop some ears on to your hubby!!! haha!

Baxter is adorable in his tux. I had to get some pictures with our family dog, Molly, after our at-home reception in her Minnie bride ears from the pet store at DTD. Since she couldn't be there for the big day I had to get a picture when I had my dress on again :goodvibes
Thanks! You jusy have to love dogs dressed up!

OMg look at the dog,so cute!!!!! your flowers were gorgeous!!!!!!! Aww you look beautiful!!!!!


xox
Thanks Lynn!!! I loved the flowers sooo much!

Oh that dog is too cute!!
He really is - He is still with my mom at her house of coarse and I miss the little guy! I need my own soon!

The dogs tux is sooooooo cute!
I thought my mom was crazy at first but it really was adorable!

He is so cute!! He looks like a little old man in his tuxedo! :rotfl2:

You look gorgeous and your flowers are breathtaking! The colors in your bridesmaids' bouquets look phenomenal. I can't wait to read more! :surfweb:
The colors were so viberant, so alive! I was just so unbelievably happy with them!

MickeyAnne
06-14-2008, 09:56 AM
Well, I just got back from the hair salon where I cut off 6 inches of hair!!!! :scared1:
I grew my hair out for the wedding but it was just so unhealthy that it needed to be cut. Its going to take alot of getting used to but I like it! I will post pics when I have them!

So on with the wedding!!!

We got all ready at my house and the photographers took pictures etc. I haven't gotten my proofs back yet of coarse but I am so excited to. Everything went really smoothly and before I knew it (and after I had my MOH loosten my corset because I felt like Elizabeth Swan) it was time to head to the church. I don't have pictures of the cars yet either but my mom, dad (who I have no pics of :( ) and myself went in a Vintage Bentley and my bridal party went in a stretch Chrystler 300. The cars were really beautiful.

When we got to the church (on time) I was giddy!!! My heart was pounding and I just couldn't wait to see Mike. I peered through the stained glass and the church was almost full! My brothers hadn't seen me yet and both cried when they did - my older brother (who I am insanely close to) was so emotional, it was cute!

Then it was time!!! Now, everyone told me I was crazy for having kids in my wedding - they said it was going to be a 3 ring circus and that they were going to ruin my wedding! Does this look like they ruined my wedding?
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They were PERFECT! Absolute angels and I couldn't be happier that I stuck with my gut and had them in the wedding! I know kids can be unpredictable but I am glad that it worked out in a great way!

Then it was my turn to walk down the aisle with my dad! I was sooooo excited I thought my smile was going to break my face. My dad told me to slow down cause I was just trying to get to Mike. My dad was calm and collected and it was a nice moment.
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This was Mike when he saw me for the first time
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Here is us from the back as the priest asked for our intentions
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Before we knew it, it was time for vows - the ceremony went soooo fast!
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It was so beautiful. When I get the video, I have to write down the words we said to eachother because I just can't remember them. I cried and just stared at him! It was amazing!
Here is our first kiss!!!
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Next was the unity candle
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And, really, before we knew it, it was the end of the ceremony. Here we are just before we were introduced for the first time as Mr. and Mrs.
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And right after!
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We walked out together and it was the best feeling in the world!! We did a recieving line which was the most exhausting part of the day I must say. There were almost 200 people at church that all wanted to hug us - but I am not complaining, it was such a great show of support for us! We took some pics outside of the church - which I don't have yet and then it was time to head off to the reception.

I sat in the car on the way to the venue with my dress almost over my head!!! It was so hot under the skirt!!!!! I could barely believe it! Not to mention that the dress was soooo heavy! I just needed to air out :rotfl:

Well, thats all for now, I will update again soon with some pics from my AMAZING reception. It was truly the best time I have ever had! Can't wait to share!

mla1977
06-14-2008, 11:31 AM
Wow! You look great! I can't wait to see pics of the whole wedding party together.

padisneyfour
06-14-2008, 09:32 PM
you and dh look so happy...it looks beautiful. looking forward to seeing more pics,,,, best wishes...congrats

Mama of Indybride
06-14-2008, 09:40 PM
Well, it wasn't a Disney wedding (oh how I dream of a vow renewal in WDW someday) but it will be a Disney Honeymoon in a few weeks. My PJ is around here somewhere but I didn't keep up on it very well. I have been really looking forward to doing a wedding report though so I will be on top of this...

Let me introduce myself (and my hubby) for those who don't know me. My name is Tonianne and I am from NJ. DH and I met 8 years ago at work and we have been through ALOT together through the years (see my PJ)! We got engaged on Christmas Eve 2006 and we were married on June 1, 2008. His name is Mike and I am so enjoying the beginning of our married life together. :cool1: :cool1: :cool1:

So lets start at the beginning of the wedding weekend! On the Friday before my wedding, I took my bridal party to a local tea house for a little luncheon. It was nice, yummy and calm - a great way to start off the weekend.

Here are my flower girls. The brunette is 5 and was such a big girl at tea!! The blonde is my Goddaughter, she is 2.5 and kept reminding us that tea is like Mary Poppins (her favorite movie).
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This is my bridal party along with my mom, MIL and Aunt. We were missing my MOH who couldn't get off from work :worried: .
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Then it was off to mani/pedi's!!! This was nice! I haven't had a pedicure in way too long! Here are my little ones showing off their nails.
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Here I am waiting my turn!
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That night was a calm one. We just hung out with my family and enjoyed ourselves. As always, I took a self shot of us! Here it is so you can at least see who we are!
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Next up, the rehearsal day!

Oh my gosh! I have seen your signature on so many PJ's, and was always wondering what you looked like, but being apparently so lazy and self involved, never searched you out!

You and your ENTIRE bridal party are incredibly photogenic and absolutely full of cuteness! Now I wish I had and will have to find your PJ!!

I had to stop and say that before I proceeded on.

figmentfan814
06-14-2008, 10:01 PM
Well, I just got back from the hair salon where I cut off 6 inches of hair!!!! :scared1:
I grew my hair out for the wedding but it was just so unhealthy that it needed to be cut. Its going to take alot of getting used to but I like it! I will post pics when I have them!

We walked out together and it was the best feeling in the world!! We did a recieving line which was the most exhausting part of the day I must say. There were almost 200 people at church that all wanted to hug us - but I am not complaining, it was such a great show of support for us! We took some pics outside of the church - which I don't have yet and then it was time to head off to the reception.


I did the same thing with my hair; when I came home my husband asked why I cut so much off, I guess when I said I was getting a hair cut he didn't think I was getting most of it chopped off :rotfl:

I know what you mean about the receiving line, after our wedding in Florida (50 guests) I was so overwhelmed at our at-home reception (130 guests). It's a lot of work having to talk to so many people even though it was great to talk to each of them.

I love the expressions on your face during the ceremony; you can tell that you both were so excited for your day to have finally arrived!

alissa2008
06-14-2008, 10:19 PM
OMG great tr! I love that yellow dress you were wearing AND your tiara! where did you get them? Your bridal party bouquets were gorgeous and your dress was stunning...

WithDisneySpirit
06-15-2008, 07:45 AM
You had a gorgeous wedding and yes you were right to have those adorable fg's and rb's!!! :goodvibes

disprincessatheart
06-15-2008, 08:32 AM
I just found your report - everything looked amazing! It's weird that people were telling you not to have kids in the wedding :confused3 My niece and nephew were in ours and they were great... Ok, my nephew started singing in the middle of ours, but it was really funny and will be a great story to tell at his wedding in 20 years!!

I have a story for you about the wedding ears. DH would never try on the wedding ears on any of our 6 or 7 trips to WDW. I got the bride ears as a gift at my shower, and I already knew I was going to wear them all week of our wedding trip. I never even bothered with the groom ears knowing that his head is big and they run small, and that he's shy and wouldn't want the attention. When we got to the Grand Floridian they gave us just married buttons and he said he'd wear that all week, and he did. Well we probably got asked why he wasn't wearing the wedding groom ears about 30 times that week. Two days before we were leaving he asked if I thought he should go get some so people would stop asking. :rotfl: I think in the end he felt like he should have worn them, so maybe bring your DH's wedding ears just in case he ends up feeling like he should wear them!

MickeyAnne
06-15-2008, 10:57 AM
Wow! You look great! I can't wait to see pics of the whole wedding party together.
Ask and ye shall recieve! My cousin just sent me pics of just that! check my next post!

you and dh look so happy...it looks beautiful. looking forward to seeing more pics,,,, best wishes...congrats
People told us this all day and I have to say that it was an awesome feeling to know that people could see how happy we were because, honestly, I speak for Mike and myself, it was the best day of our lives thus far! So, thanks!

Oh my gosh! I have seen your signature on so many PJ's, and was always wondering what you looked like, but being apparently so lazy and self involved, never searched you out!

You and your ENTIRE bridal party are incredibly photogenic and absolutely full of cuteness! Now I wish I had and will have to find your PJ!!

I had to stop and say that before I proceeded on.
Thank you - I think they are all cute too! More then cute, they are truly amazing parts of my life! I have to confess that my PJ was not ever finshed but its around somewhere!

I did the same thing with my hair; when I came home my husband asked why I cut so much off, I guess when I said I was getting a hair cut he didn't think I was getting most of it chopped off :rotfl:

I know what you mean about the receiving line, after our wedding in Florida (50 guests) I was so overwhelmed at our at-home reception (130 guests). It's a lot of work having to talk to so many people even though it was great to talk to each of them.

I love the expressions on your face during the ceremony; you can tell that you both were so excited for your day to have finally arrived!
DH was SHOCKED when he saw me walk in with no hair! :rotfl2: he liked it long (and so did I) but I just had to cut it to get it healthy again! It has grown on him already though seeing as he told me that it makes me look sexier today :lovestruc

OMG great tr! I love that yellow dress you were wearing AND your tiara! where did you get them? Your bridal party bouquets were gorgeous and your dress was stunning...
The yellow dress I picked up in JCPenney last year and saved it. It was $15.00 - can't beat it! My Tiara (which I have close ups of so I will post them), was Jessica McKlintock (sp?) and was fairly reasonably priced and my dress is Maggie Sottero - it really was gorgeous!

I just found your report - everything looked amazing! It's weird that people were telling you not to have kids in the wedding :confused3 My niece and nephew were in ours and they were great... Ok, my nephew started singing in the middle of ours, but it was really funny and will be a great story to tell at his wedding in 20 years!!

I have a story for you about the wedding ears. DH would never try on the wedding ears on any of our 6 or 7 trips to WDW. I got the bride ears as a gift at my shower, and I already knew I was going to wear them all week of our wedding trip. I never even bothered with the groom ears knowing that his head is big and they run small, and that he's shy and wouldn't want the attention. When we got to the Grand Floridian they gave us just married buttons and he said he'd wear that all week, and he did. Well we probably got asked why he wasn't wearing the wedding groom ears about 30 times that week. Two days before we were leaving he asked if I thought he should go get some so people would stop asking. :rotfl: I think in the end he felt like he should have worn them, so maybe bring your DH's wedding ears just in case he ends up feeling like he should wear them!
Kids are my world - I a, glad I didn't listen to everyone!
Good point on the ears! It won't hurt to bring them just in case SH gets in the Disney Spirit at any point!!!

You had a gorgeous wedding and yes you were right to have those adorable fg's and rb's!!! :goodvibes
Thank you and thank you!:goodvibes

MickeyAnne
06-15-2008, 11:06 AM
My sousin just sent me some pics that I thought you may all like to see. Here is my entire bridal party - don't mind the silly faces most of us are making.
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I chose the yellow dresses in rememberence of my sister who passed away. We used to call her sunshine and it just worked. I was nervous how the color would look but was sooooo pleased that it ended up looking like this! Perfect with the flowers and so bright and cheerful! Perfect way to remember my sister. I was also not the biggest fan of the BM dress that I chose until I saw it on everyone. It was the perfect accent to my dress (in my opinion). It looked flattering on everyone including my 8 month preggo cousin.

Here are more shots of the kids - gotta love them.
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This is currently the only pic I have of my mom. She is in the blue and making a funny face cause she was talking. She looked gorgeous though!
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Thats all for now. Its off to open my pool (finally we have time to do this).

pink_tink8i8
06-15-2008, 01:01 PM
I just found your TR. I'm loving it so far! How cute were your FG and ringbearers! precious! I thought it was cute too that your husband's brother took him to subway. That is sooo cute! Can't wait to read more

MickeyAnne
06-15-2008, 07:58 PM
Before I post more pics from the reception, I thought that maybe, you would all like to hear about our honeymoon plans because I really haven't told you much about them yet and I am sooooooo excited. We leave in less then two weeks and I am itching to start packing already!!!!

We are leaving on June 26 on a direct flight to LAX. From there we're headed straight to Disney Land. DH and I have never been there before, and although I have been told numerous times "it's no Disney World" I am really excited to see it. We will probably never go back to DL so this is a once in a life time experience for us!

We will be staying at the Disney Land Hotel for three nights. Here is my general plan for the four(ish) days we will be there.

Day 1:
Take a nap as soon as we get into the hotel. Jet lag is going to kill us coming from NJ so I want to try and get used to Cali time.

After said nap we will head to one of the two parks for a little bit and then go to Downtown Disney for dinner and a bit of shopping.

We are going to try and push ourselves to stay up until at least 9:30 (12:20 our inner clock time) and make it a relaxed evening.

Day 2:
Sleep as late as we can and then head to Magic Kingdom for the day

6:00 Dinner ressies at Blue Bayou (anyone know attire for here?)

Fireworks at MK

Day 3:
California Adventure

Day 4:
8:00 Breakfast Ressie at Goofy's Kitchen

10:00 Bus to the port in LosAngelas for the second part of our honeymoon!

The second leg of our honeymoon is a Disney cruise. We will taking a 7 night Mexican Riviera Cruise on the Magic and we could not be more excited about it!!!! We both LOVE cruising. Mike likes to be really chill and relaxed on vacations and I like to be busy so cruising is like the perfect compromise!!! We have done a DCL cruise before so we know how great it will be. However, we have never been to Mexico so that is UBER exciting! :hyper:

Day 1 and 2 are days at Sea with lots of activities on board.

Day 3 we will be in Cabo San Lucas:lovestruc I have always wanted to visit here as I hear it was gorgeous. We have booked a beach/pool excursion that will include several umbrella drinks :dance3:

Day 4 We will be in Puerta Vaillarta and we are doing a Dolphin Encounter!!!!! I am soooooooo excited about this. This was one thing that I really wanted to do! I love dolphins and can't wait to pet them!

Day 5 we will be in Mazatlan. I am not sure if we will do anouther beach excursion or just roam the island on our own - we will play that by ear!

Day 6 and 7 are at Sea but we have a brunch booked at the adult only restaraunt on day 7. The food is sooooo good and I can not wait to eat it again!

Day 8 is our last :(

But I am not thinking about that yet!!!! I am soo looking forward to this trip! 10 nights of new and exciting things for us! Ahhh! I have been shopping like mad for it - bad habit I know! I am pushing myself to wait to pack until next weekend but its going to be hard!!!!!

WithDisneySpirit
06-15-2008, 08:53 PM
Oh my, what a fabulous honeymoon you have planned!!!!! Can't wait to hear about everything in your honeymoon TR :thumbsup2 :goodvibes

Oh, and I thought the yellow was seriously beautiful in your wedding!! :dance3: What a gorgeous wedding day so bring on the reception :love:

Keira1387
06-15-2008, 09:10 PM
Great update! Your dress is BEAUTIUL!!! DCL is the best! We are doing DCL for part of our honeymoon, you'll have to let me know how brunch is at Palo. I've never eaten there before, but I'm sure it's amazing! Can't wait to hear more!!

tlhbdm
06-16-2008, 08:12 AM
I've been reading along in your PJ and now your TR. Everything looks so beautiful. I am so jealous you get to go on a Mexican Riveria Cruise(especially a Disney cruise). I really want to take a Mexican Riveria Cruise next year for DH's college graduation. Can't wait to read more. Have fun in DL and fun on your cruise.

29apr00
06-16-2008, 09:25 AM
Great update! I love the Yellow color, everyone looks beautiful in it!

keenercam
06-16-2008, 09:37 AM
Sweetie, your bridal party looked so beautiful. I remember when you decided on the yellow gowns and you wondered how they'd photograph and about the shade of them. Well, you must be absolutely thrilled with how gorgeous your colors all came together and how beautiful everyone looked in those gowns!! The flowers are really, really pretty! Stunning! Can't wait to see more!

Your honeymoon sounds like the perfect mix of busy and relaxed. I think the time you have planned at DL is the perfect amount of time. If you like jambalaya, the dish at Blue Bayou is the best I have ever tasted in my life. The Monte Christo is the signature item there, I'd say, but DH and DS split one because they knew it was huge and rich. We enjoyed every food item any of us tried there. The dress for BB is casual -- whatever you wear to the park will be fine. Oh, and there is a restaurant/takeout place in DTD that has beignets (donuts w/powdered sugar) that are to die for. And another place (Italian, maybe?) that has fabulous panini's. You have so much to look forward to! Your excursions on the cruise sound very exciting!

MickeyAnne
06-18-2008, 01:54 PM
Oh my, what a fabulous honeymoon you have planned!!!!! Can't wait to hear about everything in your honeymoon TR :thumbsup2 :goodvibes

Oh, and I thought the yellow was seriously beautiful in your wedding!! :dance3: What a gorgeous wedding day so bring on the reception :love:
I really can't wait to DO the honeymoon TR! I am so excited to share my trip with you all - only 8 more days and I am out of here! And thanks - I just adore how the yellow ended up looking!

Great update! Your dress is BEAUTIUL!!! DCL is the best! We are doing DCL for part of our honeymoon, you'll have to let me know how brunch is at Palo. I've never eaten there before, but I'm sure it's amazing! Can't wait to hear more!!
DH and I did Palo for brunch on our last cruise and LOVED it! Thats why we decided to do it again as opposed to a dinner there (we didn't want to skip the dining rooms either). I will post pics and a report when we get back!

I've been reading along in your PJ and now your TR. Everything looks so beautiful. I am so jealous you get to go on a Mexican Riveria Cruise(especially a Disney cruise). I really want to take a Mexican Riveria Cruise next year for DH's college graduation. Can't wait to read more. Have fun in DL and fun on your cruise.
Thanks so much :goodvibes

Great update! I love the Yellow color, everyone looks beautiful in it!
My girls really did look gorgeous! It was not easy finding a yellow color that was flattering

Sweetie, your bridal party looked so beautiful. I remember when you decided on the yellow gowns and you wondered how they'd photograph and about the shade of them. Well, you must be absolutely thrilled with how gorgeous your colors all came together and how beautiful everyone looked in those gowns!! The flowers are really, really pretty! Stunning! Can't wait to see more!

Your honeymoon sounds like the perfect mix of busy and relaxed. I think the time you have planned at DL is the perfect amount of time. If you like jambalaya, the dish at Blue Bayou is the best I have ever tasted in my life. The Monte Christo is the signature item there, I'd say, but DH and DS split one because they knew it was huge and rich. We enjoyed every food item any of us tried there. The dress for BB is casual -- whatever you wear to the park will be fine. Oh, and there is a restaurant/takeout place in DTD that has beignets (donuts w/powdered sugar) that are to die for. And another place (Italian, maybe?) that has fabulous panini's. You have so much to look forward to! Your excursions on the cruise sound very exciting!
Thanks for the tips on DL - I really needed that! I am a WDW pro but DL is like a foreign land for me. I am trying not to study it TOO MUCH because I want it to be new and exciting and I don't really want a "plan" I want to play it by ear.

MickeyAnne
06-18-2008, 02:44 PM
Hello again! Only eight more days until DH and I are off on the honeymoon - I can't wait :hyper: We are really looking forward to getting away. I have been so busy with the end of school, cheerleading tryouts and getting everything ready for a summer program that I run - and all this "house-wife" stuff isn't helping :rotfl2: I can't complain because DH and I really work as a team but goodness do I HATE ironing! Haha - This vacation will be a welcomed break and when I get back I won't be nearly as busy so I will have ample time to write my TR.

So its time to share the beginning my reception with you!!!!!! After Church, Mike and I got into the car and I literally pulled my dress up as far as I could. I was sooooo hot! We drank champagne and talked about how excited we were and then we were at the reception site. We decided to take pictures right away so that we could get to the cocktail hour. I can not WAIT to get them back from the pros and share them with you all! I should get them just after we get back from the honeymoon.:cool1:
Here are some shots of my fam, but you can sort of see the grounds in them.
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There was an alter type area with white pillars that we took our pictures near - I really am so excited to see my proofs!After pictures were over, we went upstairs to the bridal suite to relax. I immediately begged my MOH to take off my shoes (which I couldn't reach) and I put on my flip flops!! This was soooo necessary. Then we bustled my dress (which made it 10 pounds heavier). Here are some pics of that process so you can see how much dress there was!
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Here are some pics that I took upstairs before we went to the cocktail hour.
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self shot (of coarse!)
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my cousins who EVERYONE say look like my sisters
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my cousin who's hair I LOVED! And you can see the pearls that I gave my bridal party in this pic
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DH - I have more pics of him with his tongue out then I can count!
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baby bartenders - they were so cute
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close up of the flower crown
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ust way too cute for me!

Then Mike and I relaxed for a few minutes while the bridal party went down to the cocktail hour. Quiet time was nice! We ate some food, cooled off and made our way down to greet our guests. Here are some pics during the cocktail hour.
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food we didn't eat by the way - too busy mingling!
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This is the back of my dress - all bustled
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We had an apple martini filled ice sculpture and I needed to sample (I didn't drink much though, the green would have stained my dress if if I spilled which my clumsy self would!)
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The back of my hair - squished a bit from lots of hugs!
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My crazy bro again!
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My poor cousin was so preggo and such a trooper! But the dress place did a great job on her dress!Wow that was alot of pics! I am nuts!


Next up - its party time! And boy did we party! It was truly the best time I have ever had!

Bostonbride6292008
06-18-2008, 03:26 PM
Everything looks awesome! I love your dress!

figmentfan814
06-18-2008, 03:40 PM
I love the crowns for the two flowergirls, so cute! I love how you incorporated the yellow in honor of your sister. The place where you went for your pictures was beautiful too. The reception site looks really nice too. That's funny how you mentioned you didn't get time to eat. My maid of honor told me the night before the wedding that I probably wouldn't have time to eat and I said no way! I've done a lot of events where I've had to beg the caterer afterwards to get even a small bite of food, so I filled up at our wedding. I had 3 plates of food and sampled every flavor of cake (Kris didn't even try the cake that day:rotfl: ) Hopefully, you were able to get some of the main course.

For Disneyland, Blue Bayou is pretty casual since it's an in-park restaurant. We ate there a couple of years ago and we had on our park attire- shoes and tennis shoes :goodvibes Go for the Monte Cristo if you like them, it was amazing! Goofy's kitchen is a lot of fun too. My favorite thing at Disneyland is the Matterhorn and definitely ride Pirates and Small World since they're both a little different. Pooh is different too, but I don't like their version as well. California Adventure is fun too, the Aladdin show is awesome :cool1:

29apr00
06-18-2008, 07:06 PM
love your dress bustled like that!! It's beautiful! Can't wait to hear about your party! And i'm sorry you didn't get to eat! Unfortunatly that is the norm with weddings instead of the exception!

hockeygirl
06-20-2008, 05:56 PM
I just wanted to say that you looked absolutely beautiful in all of your pictures!

I see that you are from NJ....where did you have your reception??

MickeyAnne
06-23-2008, 06:55 PM
I love the crowns for the two flowergirls, so cute! I love how you incorporated the yellow in honor of your sister. The place where you went for your pictures was beautiful too. The reception site looks really nice too. That's funny how you mentioned you didn't get time to eat. My maid of honor told me the night before the wedding that I probably wouldn't have time to eat and I said no way! I've done a lot of events where I've had to beg the caterer afterwards to get even a small bite of food, so I filled up at our wedding. I had 3 plates of food and sampled every flavor of cake (Kris didn't even try the cake that day:rotfl: ) Hopefully, you were able to get some of the main course.

For Disneyland, Blue Bayou is pretty casual since it's an in-park restaurant. We ate there a couple of years ago and we had on our park attire- shoes and tennis shoes :goodvibes Go for the Monte Cristo if you like them, it was amazing! Goofy's kitchen is a lot of fun too. My favorite thing at Disneyland is the Matterhorn and definitely ride Pirates and Small World since they're both a little different. Pooh is different too, but I don't like their version as well. California Adventure is fun too, the Aladdin show is awesome :cool1:
Thanks for the DL tips!!! We are totally excited to get there and do whatever we can! I am really looking forward to Goofy's Kitchen!

And we did get to eat the main coarse!! We really decided to mingle as much as we can during the cocktail hour so we wouldn't have to take too much time from the reception itself - it was a good decision but I WISH I got to enjoy some of that food!

I just wanted to say that you looked absolutely beautiful in all of your pictures!

I see that you are from NJ....where did you have your reception??
Thank you! :goodvibes I am from northern NJ and had my reception at The Tides Estate in North Haledon! I loveeeed it!

love your dress bustled like that!! It's beautiful! Can't wait to hear about your party! And i'm sorry you didn't get to eat! Unfortunatly that is the norm with weddings instead of the exception!
I was so impressed with the way the dress bustled! YOu could barely tell - it was amazing! Its okay - I enjoyed my day sans food! :rotfl:



So, we are off to DL on Thursday!!!!!!!!!! I can NOT wait. I am almost all packed and totally ready to turn this report into a trip report! I am hoping to have lots of pics to share!!! I have had a really tough week with cheerleading (bitter vindictive parents) and this trip is coming at a great time. I just need some time away! DH and I watched the DL planning video the other night to help get us in the spirit! It was great!! And the cruise....we are super pumped to get on that boat!!!

Well, up next, is the continuation of my reception!

MickeyAnne
06-23-2008, 07:26 PM
After the cocktail hour, I went up stairs, got a drink, breathed and then it was time to line up for introductions! My DJ was AWESOME. He made everything fun and exciting! (If anyone is doing an event in northern NJ and needs a great DJ ask me for his info because I will be using his company for the rest of my life! We got so many compliments on him from people of all ages at our event!) He lined us up and the bridal party was intoduced and then it was time for our big entrance! No pics :( I have to wait for the pro pics to come in which SHOULD be right after the honeymoon.

We did the walk through the tunnel of bridesmaids and groomsmen and then it was time for our first dance!

Our song has been "Thank You for Loving Me" by Bon Jovi since we first started dating and this is the song we danced to. I love it! I sang the entire song to him.
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In the middle he asked the bridal party to join us and Mike and I started to dance with two of our little guys because they were a bit nervous! We got lots of "when you having babies" comments at that point! Someday, not just yet though people!
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Then it was time for Parent Dances (no pics grrrrr)
I danced with my dad to "My Wish" by Rascal Flatts and DH danced with his mom to "Not While I'm Around" by Barbra Streisand. I am waiting for Mike's uncle to forward me some shots of the dances because he actually got some. I will share when I get them.

Then it was party time. It was just awesome. Music was great, crowd was amazing! We just had an AMAZING time. Here are some fun shots of the many many many I have.
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Again, the kids were amazing and they danced in the arms f almost everyone at the party!!
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THis is my MOH and her fiance - her wedding is in October and I am her Matron of Honor! THey are highschool sweethearts!
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Then it was time for cake. We had chocolate cake with chocolate mouse. I wasn't a fan of the way the cake looked (I like the look of fondant which they don't use at my venue and I was NOT about to spend more money for it) but it tasted spectacular! Here are some shots of the the cake cutting.
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By the end of the night, I was exhausted!!!! It was agreat day but I just had to sit! This is what happened when I sat myself on the dance floor (notice my older brother with the crooked glasses and the drink still in his hands??? He was not as drunk as he looks haha! He was so fun!)
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So it was PERFECT. The whole day! I can not wait to see the video! I could not have wished it to be better then it was!

Here are some last detail shots. Its really me being a dork because a friend of mine would NOT stop snapping pics of me BUT they really do a great job of showing you the detail of everything! :rotfl2:
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The bodice
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Earrings and my reaction to be pulled away from the dance for AGAIN by DMIL (thats a story for another day!)
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Earrings and my reaction to the fact that my friend dance 3 times!
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The fact that my arms are now JACKED because I had to hold that dress up all night!
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The tiara!

So thats all!!!! My next entry will be the first day of my honeymoon!!!!!!!!! :cool1: I am soooo excited. Be back on July 7th! Be well until then everyone!

padisneyfour
06-23-2008, 07:40 PM
you all look like you had so much fun!!! enjoy your HM trip!!:goodvibes

Keira1387
06-23-2008, 09:31 PM
Have fun on your honeymoon!!!!

Lynn5700
06-23-2008, 09:41 PM
OMG you are too stinking cute!!! I love the pic of you all on the floor,so adorable!!! your bodice was gorgeous,loved it!!!!!

My best friend is using pale yellow for her wedding next June..I loved your colors!!!

Have a great honeymoon!!! I can't wait to hear all about it!!!!! I'm sending you some PIXIE DUST!!!!

WithDisneySpirit
06-24-2008, 06:15 AM
Loved the reception pics too!!!! May you be showered with pixie dust on your honeymoon :lovestruc :wizard:

29apr00
06-24-2008, 06:58 AM
What a great day you had! I can't wait to hear all about your Honeymoon in DisneyLand!!

keenercam
06-24-2008, 07:06 AM
Oh, sweetie! Everything looked absolutely perfect! You all looked like you were having the party of a lifetime and I am so happy everything went really well for you. You looked gorgeous right through to the end. :worship: Wishing you a lifetime of happiness starting with a honeymoon chock full of pixie dust! pixiedust:

UGAFan0829
06-24-2008, 07:23 AM
Hi Tonianne! I have so enjoyed reading your report. I remember seeing you over on the cruise boards, and when I saw your report, I knew I had to read it.
You were a gorgeous bride, and your dress was amazing! Everything about your wedding was absolutley perfect, and I can't wait to hear about the honeymoon!
Thanks for posting!

Desnik
06-24-2008, 07:58 AM
Thanks for sharing your pictures. Everything was so beautiful and you looked beautiful too! I was just curious where the reception was? It looks like such a pretty place.

Jennifer48
06-26-2008, 08:57 AM
Hi Tonianne!

I remembered seeing your screenname on the DCL boards so I thought I'd read your wedding report!

Congratulations to you both! You looked so beautiful and happy! I can't wait to read your honeymoon report. You should be on your way to CA now! :goodvibes

Jennifer

MickeyAnne
07-07-2008, 12:46 PM
Well, I am back and we had an amazing time!!!!!

Its such a bummer to be back. Really, it is! I am going to have to fight off being completely depressed. I will start my TR after I unpack a bit and upload pics!

UGAFan0829
07-07-2008, 12:47 PM
Yeah! So glad you're back...even though I know you're not happy to be back! I can't wait to hear about your trip! I'm glad to hear you had an awesome time!

tlhbdm
07-07-2008, 12:50 PM
Can't wait to hear all about it. Glad you had a good time!

hockeygirl
07-07-2008, 03:36 PM
Hi Tonianne! Glad to hear you had a great time on your Honeymoon...can't wait to read your trip report!

BTW- I looked at the Tides this weekend for my reception and I LOVED it!!! It is now at the top of my list!!!

tlhbdm
07-08-2008, 02:59 PM
Where are you? We are impatiently waiting for you to begin!

jessesgirl-080708
07-08-2008, 04:10 PM
WoW!!!! Great pics. I love your dress and the BM dresses. My MOH will be 8 months pregnant and we ended up getting her a different dress because nothing else would work!! Yours turned out great!! Can't wait for the honeymoon TR!!!

MickeyAnne
07-08-2008, 09:14 PM
Thanks everyone!
I am just getting my over 1000 pics uploaded now!!! :scared1:
I am a picture junky (as I have previously confessed) and just snapped away all trip. I have lots to share!!!!
I promise my first installment will be tomorrow!!!!

Tomorrow night I get my proofs as well!!!! :banana: :banana: I am so excited to see the wedding pics!!!!

Until tomorrow!

MickeyAnne
07-09-2008, 01:30 PM
As promised!!! I have my pics uploaded and I am ready to start my TR. It was an amazing trip! I look very forward to reliving it as I write this!

So we will start two days before the trip - during packing. I took a few days to pack so that I didn't rush at the last minute. This was my "packing room".
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On the Tuesday before we left, I was upstair and just about finished as I went to put a belt into my suitcase. Before I got there though - BOOM! :scared1: I stepped right into an open air conditioning grate in the floor. I fell and my leg, up to my knee was in the hole. Not good. It hurt! I started to cry thinking that I was going to pull my leg up and see blood and gore. Mike came running in and helped me out and, thankfully, it was just a 3.5 inch scrape accompanied by a bump and bruise! I am relieve but now I am bummed because this monstrocity is going to be in all my honeymoon pictures :mad: !!! Well, Mike headed downstairs at this point and finds this;
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I stepped THROUGH my TV room cieling! I had assumed I just stepped into the vent work - I was wrong apparently. Now Mike is worried - we are "renting" his mom's house from her and he doesn't want her to be upset with us. I called my dad - still crying - and he said it was a simple fix. Dad to the rescue, he was there the next day to patch my ceiling - he is such an awesome man. Unfortunately, he couldn't fix my lovely bruise (I know it could have been way worse and I really am thankful this is all that happened to me.
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So Wednesday flew by and then it was time to leave. Mike's older brother picked us up at 6:00 AM and brought us to Newark airport. The line at check in was oddly long for a Thursday morning
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This is how Mike felt about the line
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The wait wasn't long though and the nice baggage check man didn't charge us for the 1.5 lb overage on my bag! :woohoo: Before long we were in the air to LAX.
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We watched "Definitely, Maybe" starring Ryan Reynolds (yummy :love: ) and they served a light breakfast and I was thinking the flight hadn't been too bad and that we should be almost there at this point! Wrong!!! We had three more hours!!!!
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I am an antsy person and this flight was killer for me. So I slept the rest of the way (thankfully). When we got to LAX - I was shocked at how, how should I say this - UGLY it was. I guess I was expecting the prettieness of Orlando. Oh well. We got our bags and searched for the bus stop to get to Disneyland. It was gorgeous weather and the palm tree were gorgeous but I was tired and wanting to get on a bus so I didn't take pics. After about 30 minutes (very different then WDW) we were finally on a bus.
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We didn't see anything exciting on the bus ride but now we were both excited to get to DLR. In about 45 minutes we arrived at the Disney Land Hotel.
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My first impression was that it was very pretty. Its just your average hotel though - no grouds like the WDW resorts because they don't have the space out there. But it really was a nice hotel. I headed to check in where the not to happy CM tried to tell me that I owed money on my trip. I didn't so she told me that I should call Disney Cruise Line (I booked through them) and figure it out. I politley told her that I would not be calling and that it was not my issue, it was there's (she said the same issue kept occuring with DCL people). In a few minutes, she came back and said the issue was cleared and I was all payed up. Thank you, I knew this. Anywho, our room was not ready yet so Mike and I checked our luggage with the bellhop and took a 2 minute walk into Downtown Disney (for anyone who has never been to DLR - the hotels are all in walking distance to the parks and Downtown Disney - no busses necessary) to have lunch at ESPN zone. Mike was totally pumped about this - he is a sports nut!
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After lunch, we shopped a bit and then went back to the hotel - I took this pic while still in DTD just to give you a sense of how close it was.
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We saw Goofy on the way! Just hanging out at the hotel - that was something I had never seen at a hotel before so it was cool.
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We got our room keys and headed up there. It was really pretty. The headboards and TV stand had painting of Disneyland on them that didn't photograph well. The boarder was Tink followed by a trail of pixie dust that glowed at night! It was very nice.
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Once we were in, we called for our luggage that came quickly and then it was nap time. We were 3 hours ahead of Cali time so we needed to try to normalize.

Next up - off to California Adventure.

****I will probably make alot of comparisons betweer DLR and WDW in this part of the report just because its natural for me to compare the two. I did love DLR though and when I am finished with this part of the TR, I will give you my full thoughts on it.

UGAFan0829
07-09-2008, 01:43 PM
Yahoo! Your first installment! How exciting!:banana:
It's really weird seeing the differences between DLR and WDW.
Your room looks beautiful. Love the wallpaper and the Mickey glove lights above the sink...too cute!
Thanks for getting it started...can't wait to read more!

Keira1387
07-09-2008, 02:06 PM
I'm so glad you started your honeymoon TR! Your room looks beautiful!

keenercam
07-09-2008, 02:23 PM
I have really been looking forward to this part of your TR. DH and DS and I were in Disneyland for the first time in September 2006 and I couldn't help comparing constantly between it and WDW. I hope it was a wonderful experience for you! Can't wait to hear more!

mla1977
07-09-2008, 02:39 PM
Yay! so exciting. Isn't LAX the pits though? I've only been there once. I've now been to DLR twice and I love it. I hope you guys got to see the Aladdin show in DCA. I've missed it both times. :(

29apr00
07-09-2008, 03:28 PM
oh wow your room is so pretty!! I would love to go to DLR!

WithDisneySpirit
07-09-2008, 07:15 PM
I, too, loved those lamps and the Disney touches in the room! Thanks for starting so soon :thumbsup2

lov2b@disney
07-09-2008, 07:53 PM
Excited to read more of your trippie!:goodvibes

MickeyAnne
07-10-2008, 12:09 PM
Yahoo! Your first installment! How exciting!:banana:
It's really weird seeing the differences between DLR and WDW.
Your room looks beautiful. Love the wallpaper and the Mickey glove lights above the sink...too cute!
Thanks for getting it started...can't wait to read more!
It really was odd. I tried not to keep saying "at WDW..." but I couldn't help but compare.

I'm so glad you started your honeymoon TR! Your room looks beautiful!
It was quite nice - I thought it was a pretty standard Disney room.

I have really been looking forward to this part of your TR. DH and DS and I were in Disneyland for the first time in September 2006 and I couldn't help comparing constantly between it and WDW. I hope it was a wonderful experience for you! Can't wait to hear more!
I was a great experience - we both had a wonderful time.

Yay! so exciting. Isn't LAX the pits though? I've only been there once. I've now been to DLR twice and I love it. I hope you guys got to see the Aladdin show in DCA. I've missed it both times. :(
LAX was just so busy and not visually pleasing at all!!! Not to mention, in Orlando, Disney has its own area - not here. We had to search for an elusive sign, stand under it and wait for a big Disney bus to finally arrive. No Mickey hands showing us the way. DLR is just not as big of a draw as WDW I guess but it wasn't a big deal - just different is all.

oh wow your room is so pretty!! I would love to go to DLR!
I suggest you do someday!!! :goodvibes

I, too, loved those lamps and the Disney touches in the room! Thanks for starting so soon :thumbsup2
I was obsessed with the lamps!!! DH thought I was crazy but I wondered if they might be available for purchase somewhere!

Excited to read more of your trippie!:goodvibes
Here it comes.....:wizard:

mla1977
07-10-2008, 12:20 PM
We've also used John Wayne (Orange County). It is a much nicer airport. We've never used the Disney transportation out there. In February we were in San Diego for a conference and rented a car. A few years ago, we were in Anaheim for a conference, but just used the shuttles. They were much quicker. SNA is only about 20 minutes from the resort area.

MickeyAnne
07-10-2008, 12:35 PM
We woke up from our nap at about 5:00PM and thought it would be best to utilize the rest of the day. So we decided to head to California Adventure for the night. Its very pretty as you walk in (and litterally right across the way from Disneyland Park - about 100 yards across - it felt so odd). Here is the sign outside and a pic of the "Golden Gate Bridge" and Sundial as you walk in. They were both very pretty (and I liked the "welcome" sign so I snapped a pic of that as well).
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Our first stop in DLR (after we consulted a map - which was alo wierd for me because I can close my eyes and find my way around WDW) was the Hollywood Studios section. We walked right into Muppets 3D and we were both a bit bummed that it was EXACTLY the same as it is in WDW. We both hoped it would be a bit different but its still a cute show so whatever.
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Then we went over to ride the Monster's Inc. ride which was really cute.
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After Monster's we headed in to do Turtle Talk With Crush - I love this attraction - it never gets old. Then we did Animation Academy where we learned to draw Minnie. This was one of my favorite attractions of the trip. I love to draw and would love to do this in WDW.
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As we were leaving, this was srawled on the wall :love:
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I swung by to take some pics of TOT (we don't go on that one :scared1: ) just so you all can see what it looks like. It is shorter and wider but very cool looking.
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After Hollywood Studios, we headed back to Paradise Pier. It is so pretty. I took lots of pictures of it.
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We just walked around because it was getting late and the crowds were building for the Electric Light Parade. We got corn dogs (which were burnt) and took a seat for the parade. We were exhausted at this point. We chilled and watched the parade. I don't remember what ELP was like at WDW but this one was good - here are some pics.
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After the parade, we were beat! We made our way through California Adventure, back through Downtown Disney (which was full of people who were watching DL's fireworks - I didn't look because I wanted to be surprised when we watched the following night) and back to the hotel. It was a long, but good day. We barely made it to the bed before crashing!

Next up, Disneyland Park!!!!

lov2b@disney
07-10-2008, 01:09 PM
:yay: Great installment! Gotta put DLR on the to do list!!!:thumbsup2

UGAFan0829
07-10-2008, 02:53 PM
Yeaaa! Another great installment!
Animation Academy looks very cool, but very different from the one in WDW...loved the decorations there!
Too neat that the "And they lived happily ever after" was there! Very fitting for the trip!
The pics of Paradise Pier are beautiful!!!

MickeyAnne
07-14-2008, 12:22 PM
We've also used John Wayne (Orange County). It is a much nicer airport. We've never used the Disney transportation out there. In February we were in San Diego for a conference and rented a car. A few years ago, we were in Anaheim for a conference, but just used the shuttles. They were much quicker. SNA is only about 20 minutes from the resort area.
Thanks for the tips - we definitely plan to head back to Cali again so they will come in handy!

:yay: Great installment! Gotta put DLR on the to do list!!!:thumbsup2
I really do suggest it!:)

Yeaaa! Another great installment!
Animation Academy looks very cool, but very different from the one in WDW...loved the decorations there!
Too neat that the "And they lived happily ever after" was there! Very fitting for the trip!
The pics of Paradise Pier are beautiful!!!
Anamation Academy really was cool! They did step by step drawing instructions and everyone had a board, paper and pencil. No eraser because mistake isn't a word in Disney vocab apparently!

MickeyAnne
07-14-2008, 01:10 PM
On to day 2!

We woke up fairly early seeing as our internal clocks were all confused. We got ready and were out of our room by about 8:45. We headed in to DTD and made our way to La Brea bakery right infront of the park entrances. I NEEDED coffee or I feared for Mike's life. LaBrea served starbucks so it was nice and strong (I wish I could not be addicted to caffine but now was not the time to go cold turkey). We sat outside and had our breakfast - Mike had a plain bagle and I had a cinnamon muffin with my coffee - they were both yummy.
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After breakfast we headed over to the Grand Californian Resort to check in to our cruise (so that we wouldn't have to do it at the port). Its gorgeous inside! Think more Wilderness Lodge then Grand Floridian though. It is reminiscent of the Napa Valley etc. and its beautiful!
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After Checking in - a snap - we headed back to the hotel to put our passports back in the safe because we didn't want to carry those around all day. We just dropped them in the room and we were right back out. We saw this on our way! What a pretty display it was!
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Back through Downtown Disney (and passed the caramel popcorn that smelled heavenly), we made our way through the baggage check and towards Disneyland Park. Through the gates and this is what the front looks like.
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Not too much different from WDW - just a bit smaller. I liked that the Mickey lit up with pixie dust! Then it was time - the moment of truth. I had really been looking forward to seeing the castle at DLP. Cindy's castle is always something that brings tears to my eyes. When I see it I tear up - no matter what. I had always head that Sleeping Beauty's was so different but I was trying to form my own opionion. So would that happen at DLP?????? Not exactly! We Went under the train tracks and onto Main Street which was really pretty and then I walked straight to the middle to see it and....I laughed. More of a chuckle really but I laughed. It is very small - its very pretty - but very small. Cindy's castle is a huge focal point at the end of Main St. but Sleeping Beauty's sort of blended in. As you get close to it though, it really is a pretty castle - just tiny
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Then it was time to consult the map again - we decided to head left and into Adventure Land. Our first stop was Jungle Cruise with a 5 minute wait! Nice! It was different in then WDW in some ways so that was nice.
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After Jungle cruise, we grabbed some fast passes for Indiana Jones and head over to Pirate of the Carribeanin New Orleans Square. We both enjoyed this! It was a much longer experience then in WDW and it was very cool.
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After Pirates we took a walk to see the line for Splash Mountain - it was long and we couldn't get a fastpass for a few more minutes so we decided to get some lunch. For some reason we were so hungry - I ate my food too fast to take a pic or remember what it was! After lunch we were able to get a fast pass for Splash and then we head straight to Indiana Jones because our time was up for that. We got to the ride and had to endure a woman trying to convince a CM to let her child ride although she was too short - he let her go because the crowd started to heckle him but when she got to the end of the line, the final CM turned her away (the first cm warned her this would happen). Rules are rules people! Anywho - this ride was very cool! Like Dinosaur sorta. We both loved it but it jerked you around quite a bit! And the que was cool!

When we got off, Mike went in my bag for his sunglasses that he stowed during the ride and this is what he came up with - hahaha!
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I popped the lense back in for hime and we were on our way! We got on line for Haunted Mansion in New Orleans Square- 25 minute wait. The house was really pretty! It didn't look haunted to me!!! The ride was almost identical though - but I liked it that way!
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After HM we made our way to Critter Country and to the Winnie the Pooh rideto kill some time before our Splash fastpass time. It was cute!

After the ride we got right on to Splash! It was much different and very cool! I love this ride on both coasts!!!
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From there we went on Big Thunder mountain - 10 minute wait. Fun times! We both love this ride - again, on both coasts!
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At this point I was getting tired and the parade was nearing so we made our way to Fantasy World to go on Small World - it was closed! Oh Well! We got some popcorn and found a spot for the parade.
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Next up day 2 part 2! Blue Bayou - yum!

tlhbdm
07-14-2008, 01:30 PM
Awesome update!!! I was in DL in April and Small World was closed then too. I loved Pirates at DL too. Can't wait for more

Cinderella16
07-14-2008, 02:25 PM
I absolutely LOVE your trippie.
Your wedding looked amazing, you both looked beautiful.
Looking forward to reading more. Oh yeah, and I have that same Happily Ever Shirt, I cannot wait to wear it on our honeymoon! :goodvibes

WithDisneySpirit
07-14-2008, 08:34 PM
Great trip report - the castle really is pretty though I can see how it would seem so small to those of us raised on Cinderella's castle :goodvibes

Keira1387
07-15-2008, 09:33 AM
Great update! I'm so jealious that you got to the electrical parade! I remember when they brought in to Disney world a long time ago... I noticed that you said that you checked in for the cruise at the hotel. How does that work? I didn't know you could do that! Can't wait to hear more!!!

disprincessatheart
07-15-2008, 12:59 PM
Awesome TR so far!! I've only been to DLR once - I was lucky enough to have a convention for work immediately next door, so I spent half a day in DL - and I felt exactly the same way about the castle. I really want to get out there with DH so we can explore the parks!! All I did was HM, Space Mtn and the Matterhorn...

Lynn5700
07-15-2008, 01:34 PM
OHHH great pictures!!!!! You two are so cute :)

cryssi
07-15-2008, 01:53 PM
I'm disappointed to hear that your corndogs were burnt...I love DL corndogs and have been craving one for some time! lol

LAX is a pit. I hate it. Next time fly into ontario or john wayne, I think you'll enjoy it more!

figmentfan814
07-15-2008, 02:29 PM
I hadn't been to Disneyland since I was 5 and when I went back at 22, I felt the same way about the castle. After seeing the one at WDW it is kind of a letdown.

A funny note about Splash there, we were at Disneyland in December and it was kind of chilly. The cast member warned us that we would get soaked, we thought heck we've ridden the one in Florida and you don't get that wet. :laughing: The water came up over the sides and our pants were completely soaked. We had a tour scheduled - Walk in Walt's Footsteps- afterwards and we were freezing!

Can't wait to hear about Blue Bayou, did you have the monte cristo?

MickeyAnne
07-16-2008, 12:57 PM
Awesome update!!! I was in DL in April and Small World was closed then too. I loved Pirates at DL too. Can't wait for more
You know, I am really not a fan of Small World - I just thought it was a must ride, you know? Myabe next time (there will be a next time).

I absolutely LOVE your trippie.
Your wedding looked amazing, you both looked beautiful.
Looking forward to reading more. Oh yeah, and I have that same Happily Ever Shirt, I cannot wait to wear it on our honeymoon! :goodvibes
I love that shirt - and we got noticed for it so go for it!

Great trip report - the castle really is pretty though I can see how it would seem so small to those of us raised on Cinderella's castle :goodvibes
Thanks! I imagine that if Sleeping Beauty's castle was the first one I ever saw, I would think of it the same way I do Cindy's, but as you said, I have been raised on WDW so...

Great update! I'm so jealious that you got to the electrical parade! I remember when they brought in to Disney world a long time ago... I noticed that you said that you checked in for the cruise at the hotel. How does that work? I didn't know you could do that! Can't wait to hear more!!!
They had Disney Cruise representatives in the lobby of Grand Californian. We brought our documents and passports to them and they checked us all in. When we boarded the bus (2 days later) we were given our key to the world cards (room key with charging privileges etc) and when we got to the port, we walked through security and right on to the ship! Disney does this in WDW as well.

Awesome TR so far!! I've only been to DLR once - I was lucky enough to have a convention for work immediately next door, so I spent half a day in DL - and I felt exactly the same way about the castle. I really want to get out there with DH so we can explore the parks!! All I did was HM, Space Mtn and the Matterhorn...
It was a really nice experience. Its not necessary to stay long like in WDW but we enjoyed that aspect

OHHH great pictures!!!!! You two are so cute :)
I am a picture junkie! I took more then 1200 in 10 days of my honeymoon!

I'm disappointed to hear that your corndogs were burnt...I love DL corndogs and have been craving one for some time! lol

LAX is a pit. I hate it. Next time fly into ontario or john wayne, I think you'll enjoy it more!
Haha! I will have to go back and try again - the corn dogs and the airport that is!

I hadn't been to Disneyland since I was 5 and when I went back at 22, I felt the same way about the castle. After seeing the one at WDW it is kind of a letdown.

A funny note about Splash there, we were at Disneyland in December and it was kind of chilly. The cast member warned us that we would get soaked, we thought heck we've ridden the one in Florida and you don't get that wet. :laughing: The water came up over the sides and our pants were completely soaked. We had a tour scheduled - Walk in Walt's Footsteps- afterwards and we were freezing!

Can't wait to hear about Blue Bayou, did you have the monte cristo?
We got soaked on splash as well! Much more so then in WDW. It was a nice warm day so that was fine but I was shocked at how wet we were.

MickeyAnne
07-16-2008, 01:36 PM
So we sat down in a shady spot and were enjoying our popcorn for about 1/2 hour before the parade. Does anyone else obbsess over Disney popcorn like I do??? I seriously love it! Anywho, the music starts and up I stood to take pics. Mike is not into the whole parade thing so he just sat and devoured the rest of our popcorn.

I really liked this parade - shockingly - more then the parade at WDW. It was so bright and vibrant. The music was from each movie and there were acrobatics and crazieness on each float. No mickey vs. villains (which seems to be a running theme in WDW), just Disney magic. Really good. No Mary Poppins though (anywhere in DLR that we saw), so that was a let down, I like her. Here are only a few of the pics I took.
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After the parade we made our way to Tomorrow Land. We decided to go straight to Buzz for fastpasses but didn't need them seeing as the wait was only 10 minutes. We rode Buzz - I won despite Mike's greatest efforts...
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The line for Space was long and the fastpass return time was late so we skipped that. I HATE Star Tours (makes me sick) so we skipped that and nothing else in tomorrow land really interested us so we were done with that section of the park. We headed back towards Fantasy land to check the lines for Nemo and the Matterhorn - both were insane and neither had fastpass options so we decided to hold off on them. It was off to Toontown. Its so cute in this area - much bigger then in WDW. We headed right into the "5 and dime" store so that I could design myself a hat. I picked a black cap with pink ears and a rhinestone Mickey head. I wanted Mike to get a black cap with lime green ears and Mike Wizowski on the front. No go. The cashier asked Mike where his hat was and I explained that every party has a pooper! He didn't want a hat - boo! Oh well. We kept talking to the cashier who asked where we were from and what brought us to DL and voila - pins!!!!! I didn't think DL had the just married pins! I was wrong! And now we had them!!! Yay!!!! Here are some pics of Toontown, my new hat and Mike in the pin!!!
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After that we went to visit Mickey's house - so cute but the line to meet him was 90 minutes so that was a no go - our dinner time was looming. Here we are in the head honcho's house though...
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After Toontown we had some time to kill before dinner. We went into Fantasy land and rode the Storybook Canal. It was really adorable. They had mini replica's of the towns from all the classic movies.

When we got off, it was time to head over to Blue Bayou. We got a seat right next to the water where we could watch the boats from the Pirates of the Carribean ride pass by (the restaraunt is IN the ride). I was very excited to get such good seats. We both got wedge salads to start which were yummy. I had the jambalaya (burnt my face off but it was good) and Mike had a steak of some sort (that was very good). We didn't get to even look at the dessert menu because they gave us a free chocolate mousse thing for our honeymoon. That was nice but I wanted to try the Monte Cristo so boo! Oh well. It was a nice dinner and we enjoyed the food. The only thing that was sort of annoying was the people yelling "can I have some chicken" and things like that from the Pirates ride. No big deal but um, don't people realize that you shouldn't yell and disturb people while they eat?
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After dinner it was back to Fantasy Land. I stopped to take some shots of the castle - well alot of shots. Here is a pic of me taking pics and then some that I took.
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Pictures taken, we had time for one more ride before the fireworks. That one ride - Peter Pan's flight. I will NEVER skip this ride in WDW or DLR. It is my number one favorite ride. The line was 25 minutes - no big deal.

After Peter Pan we made our way to Main Street to find a spot for the fireworks. It was soooooooo crowed. It was almost like the crowd from both parks was all on Main Street. I have never seen it that crowed at WDW which is saying something because I have been there during the PEEK of peek season.
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That picture DOES NOT do the crowd any justice - it was insane. We managed to find a good spot though and planted ourselves there for about an hour before the show started. I took some video but haven't uploaded it yet. I will though. I said to Mike before it started - "if it manages to make me cry like Wishes does, I will be shocked." Well, the music started and it was just like Wishes - good start. But then, something crazy happened - I turned around and said "these are way BETTER then WDW!" They really were amazing! The music represented all the classic rides from around the park and Tinker Bell flew for a few minutes around the castle. Its hard to explain but - just wow! It was a great show. I tried to find the music to it from that point on but no luck. I want to go back to DLR just to see them again - thats the honest truth.

I picked up my jaw after the fireworks and we attempted to go to watch Fantasmic but the crowd - once again, was insane. So we decided to push Fantasmic off until the next night and went to check out the Matterhorn and Nemo - the lines were longer then ever. We were tired and didn't feel like waiting at that point so we resided to riding Dumbo. Good times. Notice the thrill on Mike's face as we flew in circles.
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After the flying elephant, we were pooped - for real! It was back through Downtown Disney and to our hotel. It was another good day DLR.

Next up - California Adventure, the BEST parade I have ever seen and Cafe Orleans...

mla1977
07-16-2008, 01:46 PM
Mary Poppins is there on occasion. I saw her right next to the ice cream shop in February.

lov2b@disney
07-16-2008, 03:10 PM
Awesome update! Looking forward to hearing more!

WithDisneySpirit
07-16-2008, 04:34 PM
You got great pictures, love the ones of the castle :goodvibes Oh and really cute Mickey ears too!!!

craigs bride
07-17-2008, 07:41 AM
i have just caught up with your tr and i wanna say i just love all of your details so far and i cant wait to read more
loved your dress aswell as your bridesmaids and your f/g are a couple of cuties
Keep on uploading your pics i love them !

figmentfan814
07-22-2008, 12:37 PM
Great update, I love all the shots of the parade and castle. Sorry you missed out on the monte cristo.

:cool1: For getting the "Just Married" pins. I love the hat you made too.

I'm amazed how busy Disneyland can get, out of curiosity was this a weekend? I know locals coming in make things even worse.

Jennifer48
07-24-2008, 01:59 PM
popcorn::

UGAFan0829
07-27-2008, 05:46 PM
Awesome update!:thumbsup2 I tell ya, you and Mike are just the cutest couple ever!:lovestruc I love the Mickey ears that you made...very cute. Is there anywhere in WDW to do that?

tlhbdm
08-04-2008, 11:06 AM
More more!!!!! popcorn:: popcorn:: popcorn:: :surfweb:

MickeyAnne
08-28-2008, 03:12 PM
I was on a roll there but life just got in the way. I am going to make some time for another installment now! Sorry its been so long!

Mary Poppins is there on occasion. I saw her right next to the ice cream shop in February.
Good to know for when I go back! Thanks!

Awesome update! Looking forward to hearing more!
Here it comes!

You got great pictures, love the ones of the castle :goodvibes Oh and really cute Mickey ears too!!!
I love taking pics - DH just knows to pause and wait for me to shoot away

i have just caught up with your tr and i wanna say i just love all of your details so far and i cant wait to read more
loved your dress aswell as your bridesmaids and your f/g are a couple of cuties
Keep on uploading your pics i love them !
Thanks so much! Glad you are enjoying!

Great update, I love all the shots of the parade and castle. Sorry you missed out on the monte cristo.

:cool1: For getting the "Just Married" pins. I love the hat you made too.

I'm amazed how busy Disneyland can get, out of curiosity was this a weekend? I know locals coming in make things even worse.
This was a Friday - it was crowded during the day - not even close to a WDW day though but at night was when it got totally packed

popcorn::
haha

Awesome update!:thumbsup2 I tell ya, you and Mike are just the cutest couple ever!:lovestruc I love the Mickey ears that you made...very cute. Is there anywhere in WDW to do that?
Thank you! I think we are pretty cute if I do say so myself :rotfl: And you have to love custom ears!!! I think you can do it in Mickey's toontown Fair???? I am not sure but I know there is a place to do it in WDW.

More more!!!!! popcorn:: popcorn:: popcorn:: :surfweb:
I hope you aren't still eating!!!! My appologies for slacking!

tlhbdm
08-28-2008, 03:43 PM
Haha nope not still eating just patiently waiting. :)

MickeyAnne
08-28-2008, 03:56 PM
As promised - Here is an update!

The next day we slept in a bit and got ready slowly. We didn't have much left to do so we didn't need to rush. Our first stop of the day was LaBrea for breakfast and COFFEE! I really am addicted to the brown stuff!

Bellies filled and caffinated, we headed to California Adventure. We took a pic of each letter for a scrapbook (that I may find time to make someday) and then went into the park. We headed straight for Paradise Pier. It was pretty at night but just stunning during the day - more pics!
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We watched California Screamin' for a little while and decided to skip it because - eh hem - Mike's a chicken.

The line for Toy Story Mania was almost 2 hours on night one but was under an hour today so we hopped on (we would have waited even if it was two hours). It moved quicky and we entertained ourselves along the way. Mr. Potatoe head was funny and then we took pics with our 3-D glasses for a while. Time moved fast and then we were on! IT WAS AWESOME!!!! A 3-D game with a Buzz twist! You have to shoot things for points - it is carnival style games! It was so much fun but I lost! If the wait hadn't doubled by the time we got off, we would have ridded again. WDW needs this ride!
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After Toy Story, we walked the pier and Mike played a basketball game because he can't resit.
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We rode Mullholand Maddness (very jerkey) and then made our way to Grizzly Rapids. We were online behind a teenager tour group. They were loud and silly, a little bit annoying, but not unbearable. I didn't want to ride with them though - no luck there! There we were, the newlyweds, in a tube with 6 teenagers! It was funny but they took the brunt of the waterfalls and Mike and I stayed pretty dry.
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Butts a little damp we headed to get fastpasses for Soarin' and then to get a quick bite. I had been oogling chocolate covered strawberries all week and Mike wanted a hotdog so it was over to Award Wieners!
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During lunch, we decided to book another dinner for that night. We decided on Cafe Orleans so we headed to guest services and called in our reservation! I thought we would never get a reservation that late but, it was no problem. Reservation made, we went straight for the Aladdin show. I have heard great things so I REFUSED to skip it. All that I heard was right! This show was Broadway calibur and Mike and I both loved it. Go to DLR just for this show!
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After the show, we went back to Animation Academy where we learned to draw Minnies this time. Here we are waiting to draw!
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Minnie's in hand, we went to ride Soarin' (great ride) and then to find a spot for the parade. We sat right in front of the Sundial and watched the BEST parade I have ever seen! The Pixar Play Parade was just great! The characters shot water into the crowd and it was just visually gorgeous. Here are some shots.
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After the parade it was straight back to DLP. That's up next!

WithDisneySpirit
08-28-2008, 09:08 PM
Great installment!! I love it :goodvibes You do know now that TSM - Toy Story Mania is at both parks, right? They opened basically at the same time :lovestruc I just love that ride:love:

UGAFan0829
08-29-2008, 06:29 AM
Another wonderful update!! I can't wait for the cruise portion!!
Those strawberries looked VERY yummy!! Awesome pics of the parade, especially Mater and Lightnin! Can't wait to read more!:thumbsup2

scarlet-la-belle
08-29-2008, 06:38 AM
WOW! brilliant photo's! looks like you had so much fun!

29apr00
08-29-2008, 07:45 AM
Great pictures!! DLR looks like so much fun!

Keira1387
08-29-2008, 09:03 AM
Great update!!!

Jennifer48
08-29-2008, 11:43 AM
Great pic update! :goodvibes

TinkAsh2001
09-05-2008, 07:24 PM
I am just on the wedding day but I wanted to ask where you got your veil! I love it & have been looking for one!

MickeyAnne
09-25-2008, 08:59 AM
Hello ladies - thanks for all the niceness! We really did have fun and I told you I was a picture nut. I really need to make a point of updating more often - I just forget. Don't be mad at me!

Here I go...

So after the parade, Mike and I picked up and left California Adventure. We headed straight across to DLP and stopped for some more photopass shots (which I have now and can share as soon as I upload them). It was getting crowded because the night shows were nearing but we just made our way through to the New Orleans Cafe where we had made a reservation for earlier. Dinner was very yummy - I had french onion soup and crepes filled with fish, yuuum! Mike just had a salad and fries but it was good. Desert had a funky name but it was really just mickey shaped zeppoles. SOOOOO good!
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After dinner we made our way to find a spot for Fantasmic. This is something that DLP needs to work on. It is not like WDW where as there is seating - you have to find a spot on the road that connects New Orleans Square to the other lands. So people are standing like sardines while others are trying to push strollers through etc. It was not the most fun hour of our trip but we just laughed it off with eachother and waited for the show. It was very similar to WDW's show but not the same. In this case, the better show is in WDW (in my opinion at least), but it was great and I would never miss it in either park.
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Tom Sawyer's Island was the stage
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Here we are waiting for the show - it wasn't crowded around us yet, but it was so bad later on that I could barely lift my arms to take a picture.
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We were pretty tired after the show so we pealed ourselves away from the crowds and made our way through the mayhem that was Main Street (Wishes was going on at this point). We did a little shopping on our way back to the hotel but we called it a night shortly after.

The next morning we woke up very early to get to Goofy's Kitchen for breakfast. The food was good and the staff was lovely but I am going to say that Chef Mickey's in WDW is a better character experience. We definitely had fun though!
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After breakfast we went to buy some last minute things in DTD and then (after being dorky in the elevator) we checked out of our room. After check out we went to the cruise checkpoint to get our keys to the world for the ship and to catch the bus to port!!!!!! We were so excited but also a bit bummed to leave Disneyland (hence the last two shots of us).
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My next update - ITS CRUISE TIME!!!!

Jennifer48
09-25-2008, 09:22 AM
I can't wait to hear about the cruise!! :goodvibes :woohoo:

tlhbdm
09-25-2008, 01:10 PM
Can't wait to see the DCL. I so badly want to go on a mexican riveria cruise. More more!!!

29apr00
09-26-2008, 01:28 PM
I can't wait to hear about your cruise!!

lov2b@disney
09-26-2008, 04:16 PM
Oh, cant wait for the cruise:cool1:

tlhbdm
10-20-2008, 04:27 PM
Got any more? I want to see the cruise :cool1: