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Raspberry Bubbles
10-13-2008, 12:21 AM
I'm not sure I have posted in the correct place, so please feel free to move this report, moderators!

Anyway, here we go. I have the following photo on my desktop at home at the moment, it really sums up how I feel at the moment....in my Happily Ever After.

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/starter.jpg

I would love to just swirl into eternity with Gavin and not have to worry about the outside World. However, that's not going to happen and so here's my Trip Report. From July 31st until August 24th, 2008.

farjojo
10-13-2008, 07:22 AM
Hi and congratulations on your wedding day!! :bride:

Your dress and flowers look beautiful...you looked like a princess.

Would love to see more pics if you have any......never get tired of looking at more pics!! :)

29apr00
10-13-2008, 08:13 AM
Congratulations!! Your flowers look so pretty!! Can't wait to read about it!

I love the YCG!

bridetobe789
10-13-2008, 10:16 AM
Congratulations! Your flowers are gorgeous!! More pics please!

SunneeSmiles
10-13-2008, 09:47 PM
Congratulations!

We want more, more!!!! :yay:

Who did your pictures? They are bright and fantastic! Love them!

Jenny

Raspberry Bubbles
10-14-2008, 12:06 AM
Day One ~ 30th July, 2008

Our trip begins on the 30th when DF, myself and the boys finally finished packing everything (well, nearly) into the car and we set off up the country towards the Midlands. DF and I live near Southampton and so we had a loooong drive ahead of us. Made longer, of course, by the presence of a car-hating Husky in the back of the car with me and a car-sick husky who puts a brave (green) face on it in the front with DF. Casanova (car sick Husky) is on the left, Excalibur (car hating Husky) is on the right.

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So, packed up, we left and headed up the country. We arrived at the luxury dog resort in Worcester and left the boys (trying not to cry) with a big bag of treats and toys and we carried on to my parents to get ready for the taxi which would take us to Heathrow.

Arriving at my parents', disaster one struck. There was a note on the door from my sister and brother in law saying that the taxi had turned up this morning at 8am by mistake and we needed to call and rebook. I had my first panic attack of the trip and luckily DF took control and sorted it out whilst I made a cup of tea. Cups of tea are like magic remedies for English people. We have them whenever something goes wrong.

So, crisis one averted, we started the final packing. My parents were both at work so we got a surprise when my dad arrived home to wave us off! Whilst he was there I presented DF with the following book for a little gift...

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My dad and I laughed for ages as Gav sat on the sofa trying to read as much as he could before the taxi arrived...

Raspberry Bubbles
10-14-2008, 12:09 AM
Farjojo, 29apr00 ~ thanks for reading!

Bridetobe789 and sunneesmiles ~ my photos were done by Misty Miotto and the Roots, you can see us on both their sites. On Misty's she was so pleased with our photos she used us as a slideshow :lovestruc We are Sara-Jayne and Gavin, under the slideshow menu. Feel free to have a look!

Raspberry Bubbles
10-14-2008, 12:12 AM
With Dad wishing us all the best and helping pack, the taxi arrived and we got in, thinking that our adventure had started. I was so excited, I could not believe that we were finally on our way to get married!

We arrived at Heathrow after about two hours of snoozing in the chilly air conditioning and watching the sat-nav which was like watching an airplane’s flight. It was fun in a geeky kind of way and I laughed when I found out Gav was doing the same as me.

We unloaded at Heathrow and wheeled our cases into the entrance which was being refurbished, then headed off to look for our resting place for the night ~ the Japanese Yotel!

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We arrived at the tunnel-like entrance and we were figuring out how to check in when a kind member of staff showed up and volunteered to help us. We had a chat and she gave us our room key and showed us to our room…

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DisneyMissy318
10-14-2008, 07:34 AM
Love your pictures!! Thanks for sharing your day with us... Your flowers are INCREDIBLE!! Can't wait to hear more! Congrats!

29apr00
10-14-2008, 07:37 AM
Oh your dogs are so beautiful!! They're so big and cuddly! i just want to hug them!!! :hug:

What's a Yotel???

Raspberry Bubbles
10-14-2008, 11:40 AM
Oh your dogs are so beautiful!! They're so big and cuddly! i just want to hug them!!! :hug:

What's a Yotel???

Thank you! A Yotel is a Japanese Hotel, with cube-like rooms. Very cute!

Raspberry Bubbles
10-14-2008, 12:07 PM
So Gavin and I entered our little cocoon. We explored every corner ~ there's alot packed into these little rooms, all hi-tech gadgets and it's so cosy. I'm claustrophobic (as you will see later in the TR) but this felt like a little nest. I loved it.

We explored.... (note the Indiana Jones hat in the background)

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...and found this little naughty lightswitch! Look at switch number 2!!!

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Then there was a knock at the door, and when we opened it, there stood the lady that had checked us in ~ with this!

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We were so shocked! We thanked her profusely, shut the door and jumped up and down giggling like children ~ our adventure had begun!

lurkyloo
10-14-2008, 12:28 PM
Fabulous trippie!

Now I wanna stay in a Yotel :hyper: (I mean, not cuz of the free booze and the naughty lighting - just cuz the rooms look so cute! ;) )

Raspberry Bubbles
10-14-2008, 12:32 PM
Fabulous trippie!

Now I wanna stay in a Yotel :hyper: (I mean, not cuz of the free booze and the naughty lighting - just cuz the rooms look so cute! ;) )

Now, are you SURE it's not '*** of the free booze and naughty lighting? ;)

torsie24
10-14-2008, 12:40 PM
Jack and I stayed in the yotel @ gatwick last month, was great fun, we had a single bed but it was still fine (albeit snuggly) for the two of us. LOVED the shower!! :)

Also your doggies are beautful!!

Raspberry Bubbles
10-14-2008, 12:54 PM
Jack and I stayed in the yotel @ gatwick last month, was great fun, we had a single bed but it was still fine (albeit snuggly) for the two of us. LOVED the shower!! :)

Also your doggies are beautful!!

Thanks! My boys are enjoying the compliments! :)

You had a single bed at the Yotel? Wow! I saw the little compartments with the bunks in, they looked so sweet. I will always stay there before we fly now. I'd find any excuse, it was just so different!

torsie24
10-14-2008, 12:58 PM
Yeah, was ace, jsut ask for a lower bunk, we had upper and i had to sleep by the wall as it would have been a long fall and i roll about a lot!! Luckily jack was brave enough to sleep on the edge! Was lovely and snuggly though and the telly is in the little bed snooky with you!!

Raspberry Bubbles
10-14-2008, 12:59 PM
Oh, how great! I just loved the snugglyness of the Yotel. I will bunk up next time! :)

Raspberry Bubbles
10-14-2008, 01:13 PM
So, after popping out to eat just outside the hotel door at Wetherspoons and doing a few last minute things like finishing the drinks and beach party menus, we used the remote control to adjust the bed out because originally it's really short so that you can enter the room (so cool)...

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....and clambered in, put the "naughty light" on and drank the last of the champagne (which we had drank whilst making the menus), watched some TV and fell asleep with the alarms set for 3am...

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Raspberry Bubbles
10-14-2008, 01:15 PM
Day Two: July 31st, 3am

So, our alarms woke us up at 3am and as usual Gavin was much better at waking than I was... Here is his "serial killer" look...

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He moved the two feet needed into the bathroom...

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and had a shower in the fantastic tropical downpour. The shower gel is some amazing spa mixture and it was so relaxing and yet invigourating. I would have stayed in there all morning, was it not for the fact we were off to AMERICA!!!

After we both showered, we noticed that the wall, which was a huge mirror, had some technology in it that prevented a section over the sink from steaming up!

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We changed and headed out to the shuttle train which would take us to our departure gate...
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Raspberry Bubbles
10-14-2008, 01:19 PM
We found the train station and waited for 20 minutes for the train to arrive and depart, lugging all our suitcases with us.

Here's the underground connection at Heathrow. I did add a photo of me on the train but took it off as you would have noticed how awful I looked, even more so than the day before and to add insult to that you would also have observed the ENORMOUS scar on my forehead left by my eyebrow waxing a couple of days earlier. I had a bad reaction and as a consequence was left looking like a unicorn.

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...finally we arrived at Terminal 4!

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Raspberry Bubbles
10-15-2008, 12:51 PM
Day Two Continued...

So we checked in and got through the horrid crowds at 5am, having panicked because United Airlines were trying to pay people $1000 to take a different flight. I was so scared we would be bumped. Anyway, we got on and even got an upgrade to Premium Economy, by an exit so we had sooooo much legroom!

I love flying. I love take-off and landing best of all, but I love flying. Flying means holidays!

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We had breakfast and we could not stop laughing as these pancakes were NASTY. Hard and nasty and we kept snickering about hoping they were better in Florida...

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The view was perfect and blue..

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We watched "Fool's Gold" and I was in heaven. On my way to get married!

Raspberry Bubbles
10-15-2008, 12:52 PM
Then we arrived! (after a switch in Washington Dulles which was uneventful and slightly stressful and we won't bother with that) So, when we got to our final destination airport, as we'd been in February for our planning trip we knew where to go, so we breezed through security and got on the shuttle...

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We found the Disney Sign in record time!

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and I checked us in! They congratulated us and we grinned all the way to the coach. I love the system there, it's all go. Person to person to person to coach, then you're off. It's so efficient!

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Raspberry Bubbles
10-15-2008, 12:54 PM
The coach was a Disney Cruise Line bus which made us smile all the more because we were so looking forward to our upcoming cruise!

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We took a photo of the regular buses through the window. We were grinning like cheshire cats!

We watched the little promotional video and then we saw it ~ the sign!!! It always feels like coming home.

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Then we were on Disney property and off to Port Orleans French Quarter for our first night!

Raspberry Bubbles
10-15-2008, 12:55 PM
The bus dropped us at the French Quarter and we checked in and made our way to the room…

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We took some pictures as soon as we arrived before we destroyed the room unpacking and rearranging….

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The view from the balcony…

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Raspberry Bubbles
10-15-2008, 01:00 PM
We were at POFQ for the night and had just arrived. We had reservations that night at the California Grill because I thought Gavin would love that, on top of the Contemporary with a fantastic view. We only had one problem though ~ our luggage hadn't arrived and Gavin was in shorts still. I called POFQ reception and they confirmed that the dress code was formal and no shorts and so we contemplated what to do...whilst I made my hair style even worse.

We eventually decided to go for a walk and get some lunch. Close by of course, was Sassagoula Floatworks! We stopped to visit some reptilian friends on the way :) I loooove reptiles and these guys were the reason I chose POFQ over POR...

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We strolled along and spotted even more little reptiles! We go crazy when we see these little fellas as we can't get over the fact there are little lizards actually living around there in bushes. I can't explain it ~ but I would LOVE to live in an area with reptiles roaming freely :)

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...we arrived at Sassagoula. I had a taco salad! Still looking like a unicorn, of course, still looking awful.

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I love this place, it's so larger-than-life and cheery!

Raspberry Bubbles
10-15-2008, 01:02 PM
We wandered back to the room after lunch and decided that we would in all probability end up eating in the hotel room. I could tell Gavin was upset because he really wanted to go to the California Grill but I tried to make light of it, until our cases arrived!

We got showered and changed quickly and headed out to the CG, on the bus and then the Monorail. Gavin LOVES the monorail, I have no idea why. As you will see in our wedding photos, he cannot get enough of them...

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Upon arriving in the lobby, we made our way to the reservations desk to gain access to the lift! At the top of the lift we got out and were directed to the bar after collecting our buzzer. We sat in the seated area and gazed out of the window for a few minutes.

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The view is just so amazing and so clear from those windows. It felt so magical and close, and I felt overjoyed inside that the rest of the month I would be spending in this amazing place with the people I loved the most (aside from my furkids at home).

We were seated quickly and Gavin and I were really rather annoyed to find that there were SO MANY people in shorts and t-shirts, sandals and flip flops up there! Why is it always one rule for one and one for another? I know Disney does not like to upset people but Gavin and I were prepared not to go because we would have been contravening the dress code, yet there were people here who clearly didn't care. I don't mean to sound harsh, but why have a dress code if it isn't enforced. I would have been so upset if we had missed our reservation because of our lack of trousers for Gav and then found out all these other people were here in their beachwear.

Anyway, I digress...

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We were offered drinks and I noticed Pelligrino was on the menu (if you're a die-hard Father of the Bride fan, you'll remember Howard Weinstein..."Pelligrino, espresso, champagne...?" So Gavin found it amusing that I wanted just that.

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We were seated right next to the "grill" and we watched the chefs working furiously whilst we contemplated the menu.

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Raspberry Bubbles
10-15-2008, 01:04 PM
California Grill Continued...

So our first dish we ordered was sushi. We were so looking forward to this because the only other sushi we have had was with my Japanese teacher who came to our house and made it for us and it was delicious, and then we had the shop-bought stuff which I only ever buy in vegetarian form as I just would not trust the freshness of the fish. So, we ordered and waited...

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My face looks rather odd there at that angle and you can clearly see my unicorn horn. Anyway......Oh my! The food was melt-in-the-mouth delicious. Just fabulous. There were lots of tiny wasabi-infused caviar scattered over it and we literally devoured it. I had the biggest smile over my face the whole time ~ I was in the California Grill! I reflected so much because I could not believe we were finally here and I wanted to never forget a moment of it.

29apr00
10-15-2008, 01:14 PM
I HATE Dress Code rule breakers!! :headache: I'm sure you saw lots more of it on the cruise ship!! It's so annoying! If you won't enforce the rules, DON'T MAKE THEM!!! :headache:

Glad you liked CG and I'm very glad you got your luggage in time!

lurkyloo
10-15-2008, 01:14 PM
Great update! I love all the pictures! And I'm so glad it worked out for you to go to California Grill.

Although I must say about this one...

After we both showered, we noticed that the wall, which was a huge mirror, had some technology in it that prevented a section over the sink from steaming up!

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...It's a good thing only part of the mirror was prevented from steaming up, or we'd all get an eyeful of Gavin with his kit off! :rotfl2:

Raspberry Bubbles
10-15-2008, 01:20 PM
Great update! I love all the pictures! And I'm so glad it worked out for you to go to California Grill.

Although I must say about this one...


...It's a good thing only part of the mirror was prevented from steaming up, or we'd all get an eyeful of Gavin with his kit off! :rotfl2:

Ah, ha haha ~ you know I was so concerned with checking nothing could be seen on ME, I never even looked at Gav ~ he could have been as naked as a jaybird! ;)

Raspberry Bubbles
10-15-2008, 01:22 PM
I HATE Dress Code rule breakers!! :headache: I'm sure you saw lots more of it on the cruise ship!! It's so annoying! If you won't enforce the rules, DON'T MAKE THEM!!! :headache:

Glad you liked CG and I'm very glad you got your luggage in time!
Hi again!

Me TOO! I was so cross! Surely they must know it infuriates people! Even in Victoria and Albert's later in the report, there were some! Not in shorts, I rush to add ;)

linzwylie
10-15-2008, 01:22 PM
What a fab TR !! totally and utterly subscribing to this one :cool1:

Linz xxx :)

Raspberry Bubbles
10-15-2008, 01:25 PM
Entree Time...

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We ordered our entrees and still watching the chefs and holding hands nearly permanently we were in heaven. I think I had Mahi-Mahi and it was delicious fish.

Shortly after we couldn't really decipher the dessert menu and after watching the dessert chefs we decided to order what we imagined would be excellent desserts. I ordered one with a peach tea shot which sounded amazing...

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Raspberry Bubbles
10-15-2008, 01:26 PM
What a fab TR !! totally and utterly subscribing to this one :cool1:

Linz xxx :)

Aww, thank you! :) You are so sweet!

Raspberry Bubbles
10-15-2008, 01:27 PM
After dinner was finished, we tried to use our camera timer to take a photo of us...

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....and then our server comes and says that she only just realised we were getting married and gave us a little chocolate congratulations!

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We thanked her, paid and then went to the terrace to watch the fireworks!

Raspberry Bubbles
10-15-2008, 01:28 PM
So the fireworks were beautiful, however stood out on the terrace I suddenly got these awful chest pains. It was such a bad experience ~ I didn't want to alert Gavin for some reason, I just wanted to stand completely still and see what happened to me. I have no idea why because I'd like to think that if I really was about to have a heart attack I would want to let Gavin know! Heart attacks and strokes run in my family and I was so aware that Gavin knew that and I also knew he would panic if he found out so I made light of it, but I was really scared and walked cautiously back to the bus that night. Those pains had made me freeze completely, unable to breath in.

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Anyway, on the bus on the way home I was holding that little chocolate sign in my paws and I was so sleepy I actually fell asleep, standing up, leaning on Gavin on the bus ~ when we arrived back at POFQ, the chocolate was melted all over me! I had muddy chocolate paws! Gavin laughed and we snook back through POFQ lobby like naughty children to our room...

bridetobe789
10-15-2008, 01:30 PM
haha that pic in front of the mirror ... gotta love it! lol :rotfl:
Great tr so far... popcorn::
Thanks for posting pics of the inside of pofq! I have never seen it it looks nice!

Raspberry Bubbles
10-15-2008, 01:30 PM
I woke up very early, very happy because today we were moving to the Boardwalk! I had tried to stay there from the 31st July but would you believe they were all booked up for that day when I tried to book the year before? Crazy! Anyway.....

So, we got up, I put on my Victorias Secret BRIDE t-shirt (one of the many t-shirts of what Gavin calls my freaky wedding wardrobe) and we headed out with our cases to Sassagoula Floatworks again ~ I grabbed cinnamon and raisin bagels and apples for us both and this was the first time I had cream cheese ~ it was delicious!

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Raspberry Bubbles
10-15-2008, 01:32 PM
haha that pic in front of the mirror ... gotta love it! lol :rotfl:
Great tr so far... popcorn::
Thanks for posting pics of the inside of pofq! I have never seen it it looks nice!

Ha ha, my sister reads this board ~ she'll see Gav in a whole new way.... :rotfl:

POFQ is pretty ~ so is POR, I love them both!

Raspberry Bubbles
10-15-2008, 01:33 PM
Day Two Continued...

So, after bagels and apples (the shiny red kind that make me think of Snow White) we checked out of POFQ and headed over to the Boardwalk via the Disney Transportation System...

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We arrived and Gavin waited with our cases whilst I checked in with the cheeriest, most lovely man ever.

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I explained my dilemma for the day, that we needed to get to the Courthouse but we were homeless at the moment until 3pm. He was so happy to help me! He loved my t-shirt too and it was then that I knew I had found a friend :)

He gave us a King room (hoorah!) and it was only metres away from the lobby ~ he also gave me some Just Married buttons but put them in an envelope with "DO NOT OPEN UNTIL 5TH AUGUST" on them. He was great ~ he even waved at Gavin and asked him where his t-shirt was! :)

29apr00
10-15-2008, 02:34 PM
He gave us a King room (hoorah!) and it was only metres away from the lobby ~ he also gave me some Just Married buttons but put them in an envelope with "DO NOT OPEN UNTIL 5TH AUGUST" on them. He was great ~ he even waved at Gavin and asked him where his t-shirt was! :)

:rotfl: Yeah, where was Gavin's GROOM shirt?? VS should totally sell those!

Raspberry Bubbles
10-15-2008, 02:42 PM
I think VS definately are missing a corner of the market there ;)

Glampire31
10-15-2008, 02:47 PM
Sounds like you had a great time.... I just love the boardwalk, and you gave me an idea with the Bride shirt.... Maybe I could get my groom to wear one when I find one..... :)

Raspberry Bubbles
10-15-2008, 03:02 PM
Hey there...

Oh, don't worry ~ Gav wore PLENTY of Groom shirts whilst he was there, just not on this day ;) There was no way he was escaping that!

farjojo
10-15-2008, 04:40 PM
Totally subscribing!! Loving this TR....and you add updates super quick too which is fab!! :laughing:

Missbebe
10-15-2008, 04:43 PM
Totally subscribing.

It is sounding so perfect already and you are still days away from the wedding. I cant wait to see those pictures

Raspberry Bubbles
10-16-2008, 12:50 AM
Farjojo and MissBebe, thank you for subscribing! I'm updating as fast as I can because the trip was sooooo long!:lovestruc

farjojo
10-16-2008, 10:12 AM
Farjojo and MissBebe, thank you for subscribing! I'm updating as fast as I can because the trip was sooooo long!:lovestruc

We are planning on staying in Florida for 3 weeks so your TR is going to be so helpful for me to see how you spaced everything out.

Disneychix
10-16-2008, 11:34 AM
You 2 are hysterical! I'm glad your wedding was great. Can't wait to read about it!

Raspberry Bubbles
10-16-2008, 01:03 PM
We are planning on staying in Florida for 3 weeks so your TR is going to be so helpful for me to see how you spaced everything out.

LOL ~ we still never got time to do the things we wanted, so good luck! Although we did LOTS of things ~ soooo much fun!

You 2 are hysterical! I'm glad your wedding was great. Can't wait to read about it!

Thank you, I try ;) I'll update very soon! Thanks for reading :)

jackieleanne
10-16-2008, 01:28 PM
Great trip report I'm subscribing to this one. Loving the Yotel and wow the castle and MK look amazing from the CG Balcony.

Raspberry Bubbles
10-16-2008, 01:44 PM
We literally threw our things into the room and headed out to the front of the hotel where they called us a taxi and we headed out to Kissimmee Courthouse! We needed a license to get married!

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We took tonnes of pictures on the way because the streets are so unlike anything in the UK.

We arrived at the courthouse knowing that we were already behind schedule for the day as we had a reservation at the Akershus Banquet Hall at 1pm. The taxi driver said he would wait for us for no extra charge, so kind! :)

We ran to the courthouse and filled in the paper at record speed. It was really simple ~ I was surprised, the lawyer in me was prepared for pages and pages of clauses! We got our license and headed back out, only to meet with our taxi driver ~ who had our video camera! He said Gav had left it on the back seat. We were SO lucky he was so honest! Gav had only just bought the camera, too!

Our driver was so nice, he even took photos of us...

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Blinded by the sun!
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We headed back to EPCOT, with our license! We were going to get married!!!

Raspberry Bubbles
10-16-2008, 01:45 PM
So we arrive back at WDW...

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...and our driver heads to EPCOT ~ and just as we arrive, it starts to rain heavily. With no choice, Gav and I ran through EPCOT (well, we jogged in case we got into trouble ;)) and arrived at Akershus just in time. We were soaked, I felt like a drowned cat and the server says "your photo with Belle is just in here". ARGH! I could not believe it. Gavin loves Belle, and here he is, with the beautiful Belle and his soggy bride to be. He asked if he could swap me, ha ha. I could not be any soggier or strange looking in these photos.

We had our photo and Belle was lovely, then we were seated........for ten minutes. It turned out that not only did I look awful but I also had my eyes closed and so I had to relive my wet photo shame all over again. This time it just looked awful but at least I was awake in it.

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Ariel was the loveliest, I asked her about Eric (my hero) and she told me he was well and keeping busy. We did our mermaid pose and Gavin was asked to stand like Eric. I laughed. Then we were asked if we would like to go to the koltbord to get some meats and fish and salad. This originally freaked me out but I was determined to eat things that I did not eat usually at home and so I got some of everything and nibbled at it. They were all surprisingly delicious ~ even the cold fish!
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Raspberry Bubbles
10-16-2008, 01:48 PM
Then Princess Jasmine came over and she was really chatty!
Our entrees arrived and we started to eat a little quicker than we normally would because we also had an appointment with the Roots that afternoon for our engagement shoot... The meat was very different to those I have normally eaten but it was really tasty. It was a traditional meal and so I felt I was getting an authentic feel for the country! I also love the way the servers are dressed in those little short trousers and shiny shoes.
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Cinderella arrived and we had a chat about getting married and she advised Gavin on how he could be a good Prince.
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I was so delighted with her because out of all of the Princesses, she was the ONLY one who asked if she could touch my Prince's arm, ha ha. I thought that was very polite of her, not just to manhandle my husband to be!
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Our little desserts arrived and Gavin was very excited!
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They were absolutely delicious. Strawberry all the way! We literally ate as fast as we could and snapped a few pictures before having to hijack our server to pay and exit as fast as we could back to the Boardwalk...
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Raspberry Bubbles
10-16-2008, 01:52 PM
We arrive back at the Boardwalk, soggy, and find this...

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So cute! I loved her! It was so close to our photography time and we were just soaked and looking awful (as you saw in the photos before). We called Nathan (Root) and explained and we decided to reschedule for a few days later. Pressure off, we took some photos of the room.....

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There you are! If anyone hasn't stayed at the Boardwalk and is thinking of it. it is just beautiful. We loved it.

Raspberry Bubbles
10-16-2008, 03:06 PM
A little later after unpacking some things (but not too many was we were hotel hoppers this vacation!) we sorted ourselves out as we had evening reservations at Fulton's Crab House in DTD, and then we were meeting Melissa and Robert later at Goofy's Candy Company to make our wedding favours.

Melissa (Skylarr) I met on this board and we have become such good friends! We had planned to meet at Goofy's for the first time and I was more than a little nervous. I'm generally very shy with people in normal social settings ~ in professional settings I'm fine because I have some "intellectual armour" but in social situations I generally feel uncomfortable with new people.

Anyway, I digress... The Fulton's Crab House was also something I was a little nervous about as I have never liked crab. Or lobster. I decided that this was the best place to try and change my mind and so I got our ADR well ahead of time.

We arrived at DTD and found Fulton's really easily. We were seated by a very bouncy server and she was just wonderful. Her name was Ashley and she took excellent care of us.

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I started off with a Toffee Apple Martini!
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We had a fantastic view from our seats and we were so excited. Overly excited! Ashley went through the menu with us and we decided that we would try oysters here as we were sure that trying them here would be the safest place in the World. Not a great risk of being poisoned here!

We ordered one of each kind and they arrived at the table...

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Coming up..... Why does Gavin have that video camera in his hand? Ewww!

Raspberry Bubbles
10-16-2008, 03:11 PM
The Oysters...

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So they were sat there on the table and we looked at them like they were creatures from out of space. Ashley told everyone around us that we had never had oysters before and suddenly everyone was very interested in us! There was a sauce and wasabi ice with the oysters and it looked very, er, nautical.

Gav whipped out the video camera and said "you first!" I was mortified ~ all of these people were looking at me and cheering! I picked it up and the family behind Gavin said to just let it slide in and then swallow, NOT to chew. I did as I was told! I bucked up my courage, knocked it back and swallowed! It made me shiver and squiggle, it was so funny!

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I was so proud of myself!

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Then Ashley brought us some special dip and crackers, they were just amazing. I think we have the receipe for the dip somewhere, it was fantastic!

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We had some other bread aswell but Gavin noticed that there was the whipped mix condiment instead of butter or margarine and he recalled the "error in judgement" when he ate a large mouthful thinking it was icecream on his cobbler at LTT in February and gave it the thumbs down...

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Raspberry Bubbles
10-16-2008, 03:12 PM
Gavin, who always, always orders a more delicious drink than mine, had some kind of margherita...

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See the "flaunting" face? ;)

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...and we ate our meal. It was the most sumptuous, unusually and unexpectedly delicious meal. When I first saw it, I was thinking "hmm... crab and potato. Is that it?" but it really needed nothing else! I could have eaten 20 of them myself. To eat them they were extracted from the claw shell, dipped in melted butter and just eaten. I miss them just thinking about them. This was an even tastier place than the California Grill!

We decided to try dessert and I ordered the pistachio brulee.
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Gav decided to have another cocktail instead, a "dessert" cocktail as he called it. We are not drinkers at all at home and so we decided to try cocktails on our adventure, as many as we could ;)

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I was so full, it was hard work!

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Raspberry Bubbles
10-16-2008, 03:14 PM
We went onto the deck of the Crab House after paying and it was getting a little darker...

Ship Ahoy!!!
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We bid farewell to the Crab House (or Crab Shack as Gav was calling it) and headed over to Goofy's to find Melissa and Robert.

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marcus.ka
10-17-2008, 01:26 AM
Great great Trip Report. I am the one from the DLRP section who asked you for the wedding trip report and now I can't wait to read more. Aren't TR like diaries? I love to look at my older TR and red them again.

I hope you don't have any plans for the weekend and you will only post more parts of your great TR? :lmao:
I can't wait to see more hotel pictures. We are planning a trip to WDW (1st trip) and we can not deceide which hotel to choose.

29apr00
10-17-2008, 09:00 AM
EEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you ate the oyster!! :scared: Blah blah blah!! :rotfl: You're braver than I am! no way could i do that!! :rotfl:

Sorry you were so wet for your meal at ABH! But Gavin looks so cute standing next to Ariel like Prince Eric! What a great guy! my dh would NEVER get his picture taken with a Princess! :confused3

Can't wait to see your Favors!

Raspberry Bubbles
10-17-2008, 10:24 AM
Great great Trip Report. I am the one from the DLRP section who asked you for the wedding trip report and now I can't wait to read more. Aren't TR like diaries? I love to look at my older TR and red them again.

I hope you don't have any plans for the weekend and you will only post more parts of your great TR? :lmao:
I can't wait to see more hotel pictures. We are planning a trip to WDW (1st trip) and we can not deceide which hotel to choose.

Hey! It's good to see you over here!

Yes, I love TRs. I am lucky to be able to write such a looong one! I promise you I will post more of my wedding report on here this weekend to keep you busy :) I went to most of the hotels there this Summer, so I can recommend (and NOT recommend in some cases) some really good places to stay! :) Thank you for reading and forum hopping! :wizard:

EEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you ate the oyster!! :scared: Blah blah blah!! :rotfl: You're braver than I am! no way could i do that!! :rotfl:

Sorry you were so wet for your meal at ABH! But Gavin looks so cute standing next to Ariel like Prince Eric! What a great guy! my dh would NEVER get his picture taken with a Princess! :confused3

Can't wait to see your Favors!

You know that oyster wasn't too bad as I swallowed it! Ashley apparently munched her first ever one and it has put her off for life! I had to try one once, I'd do it again! :rotfl:

Yes, Gav is a really good sport about these things. He has no shame! He never got to WDW as a child, I think he's making up for it now!

Thanks for reading!!!

Raspberry Bubbles
10-17-2008, 02:30 PM
...I managed to not publish the entree part of the meal... So here it is!

Gavin decided after much discussion with Ashley to get the King Crab Claws and I got this lobster so that we could share both.

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We larked around like children for quite a while. Ashley came by the table to explain how to eat the crab and lobster, she was so informative!

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I am a lobster!

Bolanette87
10-17-2008, 04:48 PM
I am a lobster!

:lmao:

Bob xoxoxox

Raspberry Bubbles
10-18-2008, 04:12 AM
:lmao:

Bob xoxoxox

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: You know I generally burn myself on holiday and they call me the lobster, but not on this trip ~ I think I was the only one not to! But in this picture, I AM the lobster ;)

Raspberry Bubbles
10-18-2008, 04:15 AM
The Wedding Favours

We arrive outside Goofy's and I cannot see Melissa anywhere. I'm wondering whether she will indeed come when I spot a man who looks remarkably like he should be called Robert so I try it like in the movies... "(quiet voice) Robert?" then "Robert?" until he looks up and realises we are indeed the people he was supposed to be looking for whilst Melissa was in the bathroom. We shake hands and he seems so nice! Melissa arrives and we hug for about an hour, then we go into Goofy's with the aim of exiting with 32 Mickey Ear treats.

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I tell the kind lady what I want and she stares at me like I have told her there is no Santa. She then tells me that she is about to go off shift in 10 minutes. Eek! She asks why I want them all and I tell her that I need them for my wedding and she takes pity on me. She asks her boss if she can stay and make the treats because she says she is the only one who makes them with sprinkles all over and oreo cookie ears! I was so delighted, we watched her for ages and then took it in shifts to wander around the shop.

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Some of our treats drying!

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I loved Goofy's ~ it was so colourful, although smaller than I expected.

We had the treats boxed up, paid and Melissa and Robert so kindly gave us a lift back to the Boardwalk ~ Melissa had also bought us some pay as you go phones for our family and taken care of a pair of shoes I wanted from the internet. She is just a complete star!

Anyhow, we arrived back at the Boardwalk after taking the boat to Port Orleans to their car and they even offered to help us bag the treats. I was so tired by then and I'm sure they were too, yet I knew they would stay and help if we needed them. I was so happy to have met Melissa at last and she was just as lovely as I expected!

Raspberry Bubbles
10-18-2008, 04:17 AM
On the morning of the 2nd I woke up to find a card on my bed with the enscription "Mogwai the Kid" on it. Now Mogwai is Gavin's pet name for me (based on the Gremlins film, it's easy to use your imagination) but the "the kid" part had me confused. When I opened it, there was a card with a smiling horse on it. I could not believe it! Gavin had arranged to take me horse riding at the Tri-Circle D Ranch at Fort Wilderness!

I bounced out of bed, showered and changed and we realised we would not make our breakfast reservation but I could care less! I was going horse riding! We figured we could eat afterwards.

We got to the ranch and checked in, stating that we would like helmets and went to take our place in the waiting area...

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Raspberry Bubbles
10-18-2008, 04:19 AM
After a short wait we were told to step up and mount our horses! This was made much easier than I imagined as you simply step onto a platform and throw your leg carefully over the horse and place feet in stirrups.

I have NEVER, EVER been horseriding before although I have wanted to for as long as I can remember. Losing all of the weight that I did made this possible, it was like a reward for me! Gav was so thoughtful. I had no idea he had arranged this for me!

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My horse was called Domino and we got a little instruction on how to handle them. Gav's was called Apache. Domino was naughty a few times and tried to overtake Gavin's horse (you must stay in line) and when he was pulled back into line, at the end of the trail he pushed Apache out of the way and jumped the queue! We were laughing so much, he was such a mischevious horse!

We had a brilliant time, I was so elated that one of my forever dreams had come true, and all because of Gavin's kind thoughts :)

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Apache!
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Raspberry Bubbles
10-18-2008, 04:19 AM
We hung around a little while and took a few photos of the wildlife (we're geeky like that!).

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A little reptile!!!
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Domino! I love this little guy!!!

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Apache! Gav adored him.

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Bolanette87
10-18-2008, 10:59 AM
Awww!! It all looks lovely!!

Mmmmm..... Yummy sweeties from Goofy's!!

Where did you get your 'Bride' necklace btw?? I soooo want something like that!

Bob xoxoxox

Raspberry Bubbles
10-18-2008, 11:49 AM
Awww!! It all looks lovely!!

Mmmmm..... Yummy sweeties from Goofy's!!

Where did you get your 'Bride' necklace btw?? I soooo want something like that!

Bob xoxoxox

Hi! A friend of mine made the necklace, it's from little fridge magnets. I love it! :)

Raspberry Bubbles
10-18-2008, 12:26 PM
I was so happy with Gavin's surprise but I was even more happy because for months I had planned a surprise of my own for him. It had been difficult but finally it was arranged and we headed to EPCOT for lunch at the Coral Reef. I had heard mixed reviews, but let's face it, I was there for the diver and so I knew that would make it special anyway.

We went to have a little play with the sharks (I'm a shark nerd) before we went in...

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We went on the Nemo ride and without flash tried to take a picture. It would not turn out well, we knew, but what annoyed me SOOOOOOOOOOOO much was that the people in the next clam had the most enormous flash that they pressed continually. They must have take about 50 photos on that ride between them so I could not even see the rest of the ride, all I could see was FLASH FLASH FLASH. They were so rude! :pullhair:

To calm me down, Gav suggested the Nemo sharks...

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Raspberry Bubbles
10-18-2008, 12:26 PM
We found the Coral Reef restaurant and checked in. We were guided towards the sofas and I was petrified that things would go wrong as I had heard so many times that people did not get their sign with the diver or whatever. So I made an excuse to go to the bathroom and on the way literally slinked against the wall to get back to the reservation desk. I checked that things were set and they were just lovely there. I must have looked panicked I think.

I returned to Gavin who was oblivious and had no idea that they even had divers like at this place, and soon after we were asked to follow the server to the restaurant floor.

We were holding hands and I was grinning from ear to ear, as the server led us to the front of the restaurant and seated us by the tank! I could not believe our luck!

Our server came over and congratulated us and gave us these... I loved how they had done them!

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Gavin was so baffled but absolutely delighted, I have never seen him so surprised!

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We took a couple of shots of the aquarium...

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An Extra Person For Dinner

As we sat there, an extra guest floated in, right next to us!

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Then our server comes over with free champagne!

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Relief at Last

We ordered our meal and were patiently waiting for our New England Cod Cakes when I saw bubbles at the back of the tank. The turtle had swam away and I had the most strange, scared feeling in my stomach. Was it the diver? I was panicking in case this didn't go well ~ would I give it away, would I not get the camera ready? I made up some story about thinking I saw an eagle ray or something and when I saw him get closed, Gavin had his back to the diver and people started pointing to the aquarium.

Gavin turned around, and there was....

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Gav's face was so amazing. I don't think he ever dreamed things like this could happen. We have had so much bad luck over the years together and everything was just like a dream come true.

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We blew kisses and I mouthed thank yous to the diver, and our meal started to arrive. Everyone was cheering in the restaurant and we went quite pink!

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farjojo
10-18-2008, 01:16 PM
Awww the menu's are adorable!! I love the pics of your furbabies on it too....I may have to do something similar with pics of our furry children who can't come with us (A.K.A our 2 cats :lovestruc )

Raspberry Bubbles
10-18-2008, 01:20 PM
Awww the menu's are adorable!! I love the pics of your furbabies on it too....I may have to do something similar with pics of our furry children who can't come with us (A.K.A our 2 cats :lovestruc )

You definately should! They were fantastic at the Coral Reef, just wonderful!

dizneeat
10-18-2008, 04:24 PM
Wow! Wonderful trip report so far! Can't wait for more!! :goodvibes

kermit0223
10-18-2008, 04:55 PM
My DF and I love reading your trip report! You two make a great couple. Can't wait for the next entry! popcorn::

goodmorningirl
10-18-2008, 07:41 PM
What a great report! popcorn:: I cannot wait to see all of your beautiful wedding pictures!:goodvibes

Raspberry Bubbles
10-19-2008, 02:37 AM
Wow! Wonderful trip report so far! Can't wait for more!! :goodvibes

Thank you! :) I'm glad you are enjoying reading it! :)

My DF and I love reading your trip report! You two make a great couple. Can't wait for the next entry! popcorn::

:goodvibes Thank you for reading, it's so nice to know people are enjoying it!

What a great report! popcorn:: I cannot wait to see all of your beautiful wedding pictures!:goodvibes

Thank you! I have over 7,000 wedding photos! ;)

Raspberry Bubbles
10-19-2008, 03:37 AM
Continued...

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Our meal was simply delicious and then our turtle returned! He sat right next to us.

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This was a truly spectacular time for us.

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Our turtle did a little swim...

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...and came back again!

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Gavin ordered Key Lime Pie, and this was to be the benchmark of all Key Lime Pies throughout his time here. I think he would go back to the Coral Reef just for the pie!

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I had a fruit sorbet thing with a seahorse wafer!

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We finished up, took a few more photos and left, totally and completely delighted.

Raspberry Bubbles
10-19-2008, 03:38 AM
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We headed back to the Boardwalk for some Wedding preparation!

Back at our hotel, I had a job to do. I had planned to turn our Mickey treats into part of the wedding decor at the end of the evening and I had some work to do to get them over to Franck's ready in time.

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We got the treats out and I shooed Gav away as he was getting far too excited about the smell of them...

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I got my kit together and settled in!

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Pretty, pretty!

I made a short instructional video, courtesy of Gav whilst I was doing this for prosperity. It's like Blue Peter version of wedding treats.

So, you take a Mickey Ear...

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...then place it into the pre-purchased bags that you have bought on eBay months earlier...

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...cut and tie a little bow around the stick...

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...look industrious....

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...and then select a sticker, pre-printed....

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...put them in a little pile...

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...attach more ribbons with velcro loops so that they can be attached to the trees at the dessert party...

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...try and ignore your husband to be who is calling out silly things...

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...continue to look industrious and you are done!

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In the meantime, Gavin was trying for over an hour to get the pay-as-you-go-phones working for our families...

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Raspberry Bubbles
10-19-2008, 03:39 AM
When I was finished, we got showered and headed over to Epcot for our reservation at (drum roll please...) LE CELLIER! I was so desperate to get a reservation here and so delighted when I did!

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We got there in plenty of time, even walking over from the Boardwalk...

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All Gav knew was that there was the same Filet Mignon that Chef Corey had cooked at our Planning Session here, and that was good enough for him!

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As we arrived people were getting turned away and I was so happy (although sad for them) because I don't think Gav believed me (and neither did his family) that it would not be possible to get into Le Cellier without reservations.

At this time we were waiting patiently with our phone for our families to arrive at All Star Movies and we had left messages with the hotel for them to call us at our room to let us know they were safe. Anyway, despite the fact they should have already arrived we assumed they were just a little late in checking in and we went ahead to dinner...

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We were led inside and we waited for a few minutes before being led down into the cellar...

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We were crammed into a corner, far too close for comfort to the next people. They turned out to be super grumpy and we were embarrassed by them. :(

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Still, we continued to enjoy ourselves and our server brought us bread and took our drinks order. I asked about the Ice Wine and he said that it was only sold by the bottle now and I was so sad. He went away and came back shortly after with a glass for me though ~ success!!!

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Gavin had some Canadian beer...

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and we ordered. Our first course was the cheese soup ~ and we had no idea on the difference between the two sizes and ended up with a huge bowl each of the soup!

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I tried a little of the bread too ~ it was nice but I had noooo intention on filling up with bread before my delicious filet!

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Raspberry Bubbles
10-19-2008, 08:43 AM
The filet arrived!

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Gav was so ecstatic!

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All was going well and we barely spoke to each other or looked at each other throughout the filet course ~ we mostly had our eyes closed in bliss, ha ha. That sounds really geeky but we just don't get meat like this at home and we wanted to remember it always...

So then the dessert menu arrives... uh-oh!

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You will see by the shocked look on Gav's face that he has found the price for the Ice-Wine ;) I had the Inniskillin one, of course ;)

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I sat there just laughing at his face until my sides ached!

I really wanted the chocolate Moose since I have a moose obsession but I could not fit anything else in. However, I was stubborn and Gavin's stomach often knows no bounds and so I ordered it for us to share.

He came and I was like a little child!

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We finished the meal and thanked our server profusely ~ he deserved it after all of the grief he got from the other people next to us. They were soooo rude!!! Complaining about everything and about everything he tried to do for them!

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We left completely satisfied and then some, and walked back to the Boardwalk (well, we waddled anyway...)

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It's so beautiful at night.....(and in the day).

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Raspberry Bubbles
10-19-2008, 08:46 AM
Since we got back late last night and we were effectively underground in Le Cellier we thought our family may have had issues getting through to us and although we waited up until midnight, we heard nothing from either of our families, all of whom were travelling together, and so we were a little worried.

We woke up and packed up everything. Today we were checking out of the Boardwalk and into the Yacht Club for the last two days as a single gal and bachelor boy!

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Those blasted phones...

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Some treats...

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All ready to go! Notice my cute little Bride bag from eBay!

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We wised up and sent our cases through Bell Services, and travelled lightly to the Yacht Club. I could not bear the thought of something happening to our treats with Bell Services by accident and so I insisted we take these ourselves, by hand, across the way to the Yacht Club.

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We said goodbye to the room!

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We made our bed of course, we didn't leave it like this! We waved farewell to the view...

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...and headed to the Boardwalk Bakery for breakfast!!!!

Raspberry Bubbles
10-19-2008, 08:47 AM
I just realised that I completely forgot to post about our Engagement Session with the Roots! We had it on August 2nd at the Boardwalk and we could not have had more fun!

Here are some of our favorites. Note that I have no make up, my hair is a mess but I still felt so good being photographed by them. I just love them both to pieces!

We started off a little awkward as I am completely and utterly as you have seen, unphotogenic. I am also shy as I mentioned before and so I thought this would be painful, but I was determined to have some beautiful photos to remember my time before I was married, even if it was just 3 days beforehand. So I was petrified and I had butterflies and electric eels in my tummy. How wrong I turned out to be. We had the time of our lives!!!

So here we are....

Our bottoms! Never has the back of me looked so good! (Gavin always looked good :laugh3: )

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We started at Sea Breeze Point and just walked. It was that easy.

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We stopped, we chatted ~ they really are wonderful people!

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Here's one half of the deadly duo ~ Mrs. Jensey Root!

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We had a little dance!

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More to come...

Raspberry Bubbles
10-19-2008, 08:48 AM
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Then Nathan asked us to chase him! :laugh3: :laugh3: :laugh3:

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Raspberry Bubbles
10-19-2008, 08:49 AM
So went walked under the little bridge area...

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...then we walked to the lake and got into trouble with the Disney lifeguards!

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Raspberry Bubbles
10-19-2008, 08:50 AM
We walked some more.... It was soooo hot that day! I was as red as a beetroot!

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....Then we went towards the Yacht Club!

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Raspberry Bubbles
10-19-2008, 08:51 AM
Some fun in the Yacht Club Rose Garden!

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........and finally back around to the Boardwalk!

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Raspberry Bubbles
10-19-2008, 08:52 AM
I've got so many, that it's so hard to choose, so sorry if this is boring anyone!

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We headed to the photo booth... Nathan stuck the camera through the curtain and told us to get silly! No need to ask twice!

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That's all for now! :)

linzwylie
10-19-2008, 09:57 AM
Fantastic photos, you look like you had a great time !

Love the photo with your hand on his bum :rotfl: Totally pinching that idea for our engagement photos - is that ok :)

Cant wait to get to the wedding day.

Really enjoying your TR.

Linz xxx :)

Raspberry Bubbles
10-19-2008, 09:59 AM
Fantastic photos, you look like you had a grat time !

Love the photo with your hand on his bum :rotfl: Totally pinching that idea for our engagement photos - is that ok :)

Cant wait to get to the wedding day.

Really enjoying your TR.

Linz xxx :)

Thank you! Pinch away ~ in every sense of the word! I never even realised I had done that until the photos! :)

Thanks for reading!!! :) :flower3:

farjojo
10-19-2008, 10:01 AM
I second Linzi....I love your TR!!

Keep it coming!! popcorn:: :surfweb:

Raspberry Bubbles
10-19-2008, 10:09 AM
I second Linzi....I love your TR!!

Keep it coming!! popcorn:: :surfweb:

Thank you so much! :lovestruc

adisneygal
10-19-2008, 10:34 AM
I love your E pics! Too cute! We have our E pics with Nathan & Jensey in Dec. I can't wait.

Raspberry Bubbles
10-19-2008, 10:47 AM
I love your E pics! Too cute! We have our E pics with Nathan & Jensey in Dec. I can't wait.

You will just have the BEST time ever. They are amazing people. I miss them already!

shezfrombermuda
10-19-2008, 10:47 AM
I am enjoying your TR. Your engagment pictures turned out so well!

aftensgirl
10-19-2008, 10:52 AM
Your E-pictures are so beautiful. Love them!!!
Im really enjoying reading your TR.

Raspberry Bubbles
10-19-2008, 10:54 AM
I am enjoying your TR. Your engagment pictures turned out so well!

Thank you so much!

Your E-pictures are so beautiful. Love them!!!
Im really enjoying reading your TR.

Thank you ~ I'm glad you're enjoying it! :)

keenercam
10-19-2008, 11:38 AM
OMG! Your photos by the Roots are absolutely wonderful! You must be outrageously excited and pleased! :faint:
SO glad you loved LeCellier -- it's our favorite! :cloud9:

Raspberry Bubbles
10-19-2008, 11:42 AM
OMG! Your photos by the Roots are absolutely wonderful! You must be outrageously excited and pleased! :faint:
SO glad you loved LeCellier -- it's our favorite! :cloud9:

I am just thrilled with our photos! They are fantastic! So much so that... well, you'll see what we did later in our report ;)

I love Le Cellier too ~ we will definately go there EVERY time we go to Disney now!

jennjones1
10-19-2008, 01:24 PM
Love the photos!!!:banana:

Raspberry Bubbles
10-19-2008, 01:36 PM
Love the photos!!!:banana:

Thank you Jen! We share the same last name now! :)

jtlover
10-19-2008, 03:33 PM
Enjoying your report and your anniversary photos are lovely - especially the black and white ones. Cant wait for more:thumbsup2

Raspberry Bubbles
10-19-2008, 03:36 PM
Enjoying your report and your anniversary photos are lovely - especially the black and white ones. Cant wait for more:thumbsup2

Thank you! I'll update tomorrow :)

torsie24
10-19-2008, 03:37 PM
OMG, your photos are soooo beautiful!!!

Raspberry Bubbles
10-19-2008, 03:43 PM
Enjoying your report and your anniversary photos are lovely - especially the black and white ones. Cant wait for more:thumbsup2

OMG, your photos are soooo beautiful!!!

Thank you so much! :lovestruc :flower3:

bridetobe789
10-19-2008, 04:44 PM
Your pictures are amazing!! I love it the way they all turned out you guys look soo happy!! Can't wait to see more pics.. ohh and those treats.. wow those look yummy...!

lurkyloo
10-19-2008, 06:50 PM
Eeeeeeeeeeeee! Great pictures!!! :banana:

Also, since I think I can go OT a little better on this thread, I am intrigued by the idea of making a Rowlf apron (he's my favorite Muppet too!! :lovestruc ). I just need to figure out what sort of distinguishng features I could put on the apron, since he doesn't have a collar or flippers like Kermit....

goodmorningirl
10-19-2008, 09:06 PM
omg love love love your pics!! they are gorgeous!

Petals & Pixie Dust
10-19-2008, 09:23 PM
Eeeeeeeeeeeee! Great pictures!!! :banana:

Also, since I think I can go OT a little better on this thread, I am intrigued by the idea of making a Rowlf apron (he's my favorite Muppet too!! :lovestruc ). I just need to figure out what sort of distinguishng features I could put on the apron, since he doesn't have a collar or flippers like Kermit....

OK I'm curious...Where is this pic of Kermit...I'm a Muppet fan too... :cool1:

lurkyloo
10-19-2008, 11:13 PM
The Roots took a pic of DH in the Kermit apron I made him for Christmas. Sarah-Jayne is trying to convince me to go into the Muppet apron-making business...:rotfl:

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t63/lurkyloo/Free%20Dining%2008/PatrixKermit.jpg

Sorry to hijack, Sarah-Jayne! pirate:

Raspberry Bubbles
10-20-2008, 12:42 AM
Your pictures are amazing!! I love it the way they all turned out you guys look soo happy!! Can't wait to see more pics.. ohh and those treats.. wow those look yummy...!

We were totally happy ~ and those treats were delicious although I could not eat one on the day, I was too stuffed!

Eeeeeeeeeeeee! Great pictures!!! :banana:

Also, since I think I can go OT a little better on this thread, I am intrigued by the idea of making a Rowlf apron (he's my favorite Muppet too!! :lovestruc ). I just need to figure out what sort of distinguishng features I could put on the apron, since he doesn't have a collar or flippers like Kermit....

Thanks, Carrie! Now, I thought about this ~ how about some little piano keys for the pockets and a brown furry ruffle? If you make one, I'm ordering one ;)

And hi-jack away! :wizard:
omg love love love your pics!! they are gorgeous!

Thank you! :) I had such fun!

The Roots took a pic of DH in the Kermit apron I made him for Christmas. Sarah-Jayne is trying to convince me to go into the Muppet apron-making business...:rotfl:

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t63/lurkyloo/Free%20Dining%2008/PatrixKermit.jpg

Sorry to hijack, Sarah-Jayne! pirate:

You should make a Miss. Piggy one with pearls too ~ and a chef one with lobsters and chickens, and, and.... :lmao:

Disneychix
10-20-2008, 07:07 AM
Your pictures are sooooo nice! OMG! I'm blown away. You 2 are so photogenic!

You make such a cute couple. You really look totally in love and like you are having a blast with eachother! Can't wait to see and hear more!

DisneyMissy318
10-20-2008, 07:26 AM
Are you kidding me?! You could never bored us - ESPECIALLY where pictures are concerned! I am :lovestruc your Trip Report! (I'm having a hard time believing you are shy!) Can't wait to hear more!

farjojo
10-20-2008, 08:02 AM
The Roots took a pic of DH in the Kermit apron I made him for Christmas. Sarah-Jayne is trying to convince me to go into the Muppet apron-making business...:rotfl:

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t63/lurkyloo/Free%20Dining%2008/PatrixKermit.jpg

Sorry to hijack, Sarah-Jayne! pirate:

:rotfl: That is so funny Carrie!

Raspberry Bubbles
10-20-2008, 12:39 PM
Your pictures are sooooo nice! OMG! I'm blown away. You 2 are so photogenic!

You make such a cute couple. You really look totally in love and like you are having a blast with eachother! Can't wait to see and hear more!

Thank you :lovestruc I generally am not photogenic at all! The Roots were amazing. Thank you for taking the time to read along :)

Are you kidding me?! You could never bored us - ESPECIALLY where pictures are concerned! I am :lovestruc your Trip Report! (I'm having a hard time believing you are shy!) Can't wait to hear more!

I'm so glad you aren't bored ~ and thank you for the compliments! And I really, really am shy... :flower3:

Raspberry Bubbles
10-20-2008, 12:55 PM
So where was I...?Oh yes ~ we were off to the Boardwalk Bakery. We left a message on our family’s hotel room answer machines as All Star Movies Reception said that they had checked in, and we were so happy but assumed that they just had had some kind of a delay and collapsed into bed. We asked them to call us on the cell phone.

Anyway, having heard nothing we queued nervously in the long line of the Boardwalk Bakery ~ nervous because we had no idea what to choose and the line was disappearing rapidly!

So, oblivious to what was going to happen that day, Gav and I made our purchases and sat on the Boardwalk. Our families were here, we could not have been any happier (unless our huskies would have been there too of course).

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My cupcake! This was almost too pretty to eat!

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Raspberry Bubbles
10-20-2008, 01:03 PM
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It was just a truly beautiful morning, sat in the open air, together.

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Raspberry Bubbles
10-20-2008, 01:04 PM
No, I'm not being rude about us ladies, I'm talking about the feathered kind! They arrived in their hoards in the early morning air...

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We call these following ones specifically Disney Birds as they appear to have evolved on Disney property...

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I was up to no good, letting them share my cupcake, completely oblivious to the "DO NOT FEED THE BIRDS" sign, and so we scuttled away afterwards...

Raspberry Bubbles
10-20-2008, 01:05 PM
Farewell, Boardwalk Lobby!

We found this little guy on our way to say goodbye to the lobby...

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He was so cute ~ we picked him up on a leaf and popped him out of harm's way. :hugs:

Here are the last photos of the lobby!

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Then we headed over with our chocolatey treats to check into our pre-wedding resort, the Yacht Club!

DisneyMissy318
10-20-2008, 01:06 PM
"My cupcake! This was almost too pretty to eat!"


ALMOST!! :goodvibes

Raspberry Bubbles
10-20-2008, 01:06 PM
Up Next: The Yacht Club!

Raspberry Bubbles
10-20-2008, 01:07 PM
"My cupcake! This was almost too pretty to eat!"


ALMOST!! :goodvibes

:lovestruc You know, in truth the birds ate most of it, I felt so sorry for the little fluttery creatures and the cupcake was too delicious not to share... :cloud9:

lurkyloo
10-20-2008, 01:40 PM
Awww... I'm so glad you rescued the cute little caterpillar! That sounds like something DH and I would have done. :)

29apr00
10-20-2008, 02:21 PM
Wait I missed it?? Did the reef diver hold up a sign for Gavin??

The mickey ears look soooo yummy! Got any left?? :lmao:

Raspberry Bubbles
10-20-2008, 03:48 PM
Wait I missed it?? Did the reef diver hold up a sign for Gavin??

The mickey ears look soooo yummy! Got any left?? :lmao:

That will teach me for trying to do the dining report at the same time..... I'll post it now... :confused: :confused: :confused:

Sadly there are no Mickey favours left ~ my huskies ate the last one!

Raspberry Bubbles
10-20-2008, 04:01 PM
Awww... I'm so glad you rescued the cute little caterpillar! That sounds like something DH and I would have done. :)

I love little guys like that, I would only have worried about him if I hadn't moved him....

Raspberry Bubbles
10-20-2008, 04:03 PM
Thanks to 29apr00, she saw I missed the end of the Coral Reef report! *eek!* I have added it in now and re-organised the entried, so take a peep at the diver! (and the food)...

Raspberry Bubbles
10-21-2008, 12:48 AM
"My cupcake! This was almost too pretty to eat!"


ALMOST!! :goodvibes

:lovestruc You know, in truth the birds ate most of it, I felt so sorry for the little fluttery creatures and the cupcake was too delicious not to share... :cloud9:

Raspberry Bubbles
10-21-2008, 12:56 AM
The Yacht Club...

So we checked into the Yacht Club after explaining our homeless predicament again as hotel hoppers and our chocolatey treat issues and cleared up the two rooms situation. You see, it’s tradition in our families not to see each other the night before the wedding and so we had one room for the night of the 3rd, and two rooms for the night of the 4th, the night before the wedding. Thankfully there was an English lady working alongside the new Disney CM on check in, as he was having a hard time understanding my bookings. He probably thought I was crazy.

Well, still having not heard from our families, we were assigned a room and we headed over to the elevators to find it.

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We had a view that overlooked the main entrance! We were so happy!

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I had a little look at the itinerary, still wondering where our families were.

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Our room was beautiful, very nautical of course and we had another king bed!

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I called our families again and….

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…bravo! I got through! However, it wasn’t wonderful for long. My side of the family had gotten no messages, yet Gavin’s had. In any case, we were just glad to hear from someone that we arranged to meet at the entrance to the Magic Kingdom and my parents followed my instructions and said they would pack the kids up and see us there.

We took a few more photos and then called Gavin’s parents…

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Gavin got through to his parents and found out that his brother and his brother’s girlfriend and our friend Sam had not only arrived last night but had decided to go to the Magic Kingdom (whilst we were on our way out of Le Cellier) until the early morning.

We snapped a few more whilst I tried to cheer him up.

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I told Gav this was a Husky towel animal and it made him a little happier.

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My Disney Bird, Mary Poppins Style…

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All together now…. “A spoon full of sugar….”

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Gavin said this photo personifies me. Chanel and Lucky Charms. He’s not wrong.

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One last hug and we were on our way to the Magic Kingdom…

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marcus.ka
10-21-2008, 01:05 AM
http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/GavandSara-Jayne/Wedding%20and%20Honeymoon/3rd%20August%202008/2008-08-03_085759.jpg

Please forgive me this stupid question but what is the name of this hotel. I have never been to WDW before. But the hotel looks like the Newport Bay Club at Disneyland Paris. And I love to stay at the NPBC.

marcus.ka
10-21-2008, 01:11 AM
Please ignore my question. I just saw the Yacht Club part of your TR. And now I know the name of the hotel. :idea:

I know you choose the Disneyland over the Newport Bay Club but while you are at DLRP you have to visit the NPBC to see that the Yacht Club and the NPBC look like twin hotels. Although the Yacht Club is a little bit more expensive.

Raspberry Bubbles
10-21-2008, 01:16 AM
Please ignore my question. I just saw the Yacht Club part of your TR. And now I know the name of the hotel. :idea:

I know you choose the Disneyland over the Newport Bay Club but while you are at DLRP you have to visit the NPBC to see that the Yacht Club and the NPBC look like twin hotels. Although the Yacht Club is a little bit more expensive.

I definately will go and visit there ~ I wanted to stay there because we loved the Yacht Club so much. You should go to WDW and stay there, the service is wonderful and the hotel is beautiful ~ there is even a sandy-bottomed pool!

I remember seeing the NBC in DLRP in 2002 and thinking how terrific it looked. I have picked the DLH over it just because it's closer to the Park and people said it might get crowded at the NBC at that time of year...

Thank you for reading! :)

marcus.ka
10-21-2008, 03:55 AM
The Disneyland Hotel is the better choice although the NPBC is a great hotel too. But the NPBC is also the biggest hotel in West Europ so it can get crowded.

Both hotels are great but if you had to choose between Yacht Club and Grand Floridian I think you would also choose the pink one. The same applies to DLRP and NPBC and DLH. ;)

Raspberry Bubbles
10-21-2008, 09:25 AM
The Disneyland Hotel is the better choice although the NPBC is a great hotel too. But the NPBC is also the biggest hotel in West Europ so it can get crowded.

Both hotels are great but if you had to choose between Yacht Club and Grand Floridian I think you would also choose the pink one. The same applies to DLRP and NPBC and DLH. ;)

The NBC did sound huge! I will stay there next time I think. I've been to Santa Fe and Sequoia Lodge so the Disneyland Hotel will be a big step up for us! :)

I'm not sure I would choose the GF over the YC you know ~ the pool at the YC and the location are both great features. But then you think of the monorail link and the view of the marina and it gets difficult to choose! popcorn::

29apr00
10-21-2008, 09:50 AM
yeah for adding in the diver sign!! How cute!!

Man, great you got another King bed!! Lots of Pixie dust coming your way!

Raspberry Bubbles
10-21-2008, 11:30 AM
yeah for adding in the diver sign!! How cute!!

Man, great you got another King bed!! Lots of Pixie dust coming your way!

I'm glad you liked it ~ I had to add the entree to the next part as I missed that too! It's just further on in the report than the sign.

Yes, another King Bed! It was so much fun to get to the room and discover one! :)

Missbebe
10-22-2008, 05:42 AM
We need moooooore!

Everything seems to be going so perfectly for you both.

Gav's face when the diver put the sign up was just so sweet! I never knew you could do something like that either, what a lovely surprise for him.

maeharry
10-22-2008, 06:14 AM
I'm subscribing!!! Late, yes, but you've got me hooked !! Everything seems so wonderful! The pictures are incredible, I love all the detail. So far, it sounds like you had a fabulous time with loads of pixie dust!! I can't wait to see & hear more!! Thanks for posting your WJ!

Raspberry Bubbles
10-22-2008, 02:46 PM
We need moooooore!

Everything seems to be going so perfectly for you both.

Gav's face when the diver put the sign up was just so sweet! I never knew you could do something like that either, what a lovely surprise for him.

Thanks for reading, I will update now! Plenty of things went wrong, but I've decided not to include those in this journal, and only include things that people would like to hear about! :)

I'm subscribing!!! Late, yes, but you've got me hooked !! Everything seems so wonderful! The pictures are incredible, I love all the detail. So far, it sounds like you had a fabulous time with loads of pixie dust!! I can't wait to see & hear more!! Thanks for posting your WJ!

Thank you so much for reading! I'll get onto the next update, I love reading people's comments, they are so kind! :)

Raspberry Bubbles
10-22-2008, 02:49 PM
We arrived at the Magic Kingdom and realised we were the first ones there. Regardless of what happened, we were looking forward to seeing everyone. We waited under the shadow of the monorail for them.

After 30 minutes of waiting, Gavin’s family showed up. They decided not to wait for my family and went in. I sent Gavin in with them and waited outside. After a little while, my family showed up! I saw them coming and they spotted me shortly after. Here are the motley crew! My brother in law was filming me!

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Raspberry Bubbles
10-22-2008, 02:52 PM
I was about to go into the Magic Kingdom with them when I felt a tap on my shoulder ~ it was Gav! He had returned. My nephews and nieces were delighted to see him and we all stepped into the Magic Kingdom together.

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We saw the castle together and the kids’ mouths just opened like goldfish! We headed in to get some hats on Main Street after I ducked in and got their first visit buttons.

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Jude, with Stitch!

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Chase, with Goofy!

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Dylan, with Minnie!

They all bought different hats in the end and we heard a noise outside so we ran out ~ it was the Family Fun Day Parade!

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We stood on the side and cheered ~ my heart soared, we were in Disney and my sister who I feared the most coming on this trip, was chatting and chirping away to me. It was perfect. Gavin was cheering with the kids and we were having the best time ever!

Raspberry Bubbles
10-22-2008, 02:53 PM
The Gang's All Here!

Today was the day of my hair and make up rehearsal with Ana and Lily from Beaute Speciale and so I knew I did not have a lot of time with them. We headed toward the carousel together…

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Dad showed the kids Cinderella’s fountain that I loved when I was little.

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Then we hopped on the carousel with no queue!

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When we got off, I said goodbye and left Gav to have fun with them. They were really sorry that they had been so late but I told them it was fine, I was just glad they were there!

Bye Loki!

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Raspberry Bubbles
10-22-2008, 02:59 PM
Hair Rehearsal
So I marched as fast as I could back through the Kingdom and hopped on the bus to the Yacht Club. I got to the room and a few minutes later, there was a knock at the door and in bounced and chattered two of my most favourite people ever. Little did I know at this point that I would get to know them so well!

I have no photos of this part as I realised that Gav had the camera! However, they didn’t let me see my face and hair until the end and when they did I was in shock. I had never worn so much make up in my life and so I had to really absorb what I looked like. I just could not believe it. I was absolutely stunned at what they had done to me. I looked like a much prettier version of myself! MUCH prettier.

They chattered away to me and I was laughing at them almost constantly. I told them I was supposed to be going on my bachelorette party that evening and they asked me what I was wearing. I showed them and they reworked my make up and changed my hair so that I could go out looking glam! I just knew I was in the right hands for my wedding!

I said goodbye and told them I would be in the same room for the wedding.

In the meantime, Gav was in the Kingdom with my family…

Eating in Pinocchio’s like I did when I was 10!

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Watching Dad and Jude on the Dumbo ride…

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Going on Small World…

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And heading back so that Gavin could meet me.

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(Gav of course could not resist taking bird pictures ~ I would have done the same thing…!)

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Loki was enthralled at the Casey’s Man!

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Raspberry Bubbles
10-22-2008, 03:01 PM
Continued...

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They met the Dapper Dans!

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And Gav and Jude took some shadow photos. Gavin and I are obsessed by these photos. We take them whenever we can.

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They all got back on the buses and off they went!

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Raspberry Bubbles
10-22-2008, 03:02 PM
The Bachelor/ette Parties

Tonight was our planned bachelor/ette party and we had a meal at the House of Blues booked and then we were to go to Pleasure Island, split up and Gav and the men were off to Adventurer’s Club, and me and the ladies were supposed to go to 8trax as I had wanted to for so long.

We had all arranged to meet at the House of Blues and so we changed and headed off…

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Gav thought I looked so lovely he took my photo!

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Gav was dressed as an adventurer. His last name is Jones and he just loves Indiana Jones and has done since he was a child. The first thing I bought him was an Indiana Jones hat in Disneyland Paris and he bought it with him on our trip (see below). We also sponsor animals (mainly crocs!) at Australia Zoo and so they sent us shirts for there. They're now wedding-ified (you'll see later!).

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We tried and tried to get a normal picture of ourselves as we waited for the DTD bus…

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Raspberry Bubbles
10-22-2008, 03:04 PM
House of Blues

We arrived first at the House of Blues and took some photos. Gav and I are huge Elvis fans and so this was the ideal place for us!

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I go inside to check in and find Melissa and Robert, who already found my parents despite having no idea what they looked like! We went out to the patio to wait for the others. My sister wasn’t coming as she was coming to 8trax instead. My dad and Dave were babysitting and my mum and sister were coming out with me.

Anyway, we all chatted outside…

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Eventually everyone turned up, and we went inside...

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Raspberry Bubbles
10-22-2008, 03:12 PM
We all go in and they take us to the back of the restaurant where there are two tables and Gav sat with his family and I with my parents and we ordered our food…

Catfish nuggets!
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My mum also had them and was surprised at how delicious they were!

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For our entrees, Dad had the steak…

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Robert was delighted with his!

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So was Melissa! The conversation was so funny on our table but I cannot remember at all what it was about...!

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Sam perched on the end of our table...

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I had the jambalaya which I could not finish ~ and so did Gav, behind me! I ended up with this… which we gave away!
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Anyway, we were finishing up the meal and paying the bill, and I was saying goodbye to Melissa and Robert as they had their floral meeting at home the next day. On the way out I stop to take a photo of Gav’s parents.

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And some strange statue:

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Then they took one of us…

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We walked through to PI and I waited for my penfriend (and bridesmaid) Andrea and her husband Michael who were coming for the evening, and my mum and sister. Andy and Michael turned up and later on my mum and sister, but in the meantime Gav went ahead into the adventurer’s club with his dad, brother in law, brother and his girlfriend.

We hung around outside before my mum and sister arrived:

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keenercam
10-22-2008, 03:21 PM
Sara -- You looked GORGEOUS!!! Very GLAM in that dress. :faint: Gav looked awesome in his adventure gear! :thumbsup2

mommy-on-the-move
10-22-2008, 03:32 PM
ohh my goodness- I had NO idea Gavin was taking those photos with Jude- the shadow one is adorable (yes... it's me!)

Raspberry Bubbles
10-22-2008, 03:34 PM
Sara -- You looked GORGEOUS!!! Very GLAM in that dress. :faint: Gav looked awesome in his adventure gear! :thumbsup2

Thank you! :lovestruc I love my "sea creature" dress.... and Gav loves his Indiana gear ;)

Raspberry Bubbles
10-22-2008, 03:34 PM
ohh my goodness- I had NO idea Gavin was taking those photos with Jude- the shadow one is adorable (yes... it's me!)

Hey! Yes, we always take shadow pictures ~ I'm glad you like them. I don't know why, we just looove them!

Raspberry Bubbles
10-22-2008, 03:37 PM
Continued...

To cut a long story short, Gav’s “men” decided they were too tired and he was left with his dad and Michael. I had no idea and was in 8trax dancing with Andrea, my sister, mum and mother in law to be, when they showed up! After larking around on the dancefloor, and Andy and I making up some dance like we should have done when we were teenagers, thousands of miles apart…but drinking various cocktails too.

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Me and Andy!

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Me, Andy, Mum and Sister Beka!
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Me and my sister…..the friend who I thought was my enemy.
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….my sister and mum, mil and fil to be all decided to head home at about midnight (they had far to go back to All Star Movies) and me, Gav, Michael and Andy stayed on…

mommy-on-the-move
10-22-2008, 03:38 PM
I hope you realise we had our first bickering of the holiday there with the who gets to sit with Gavin for Dumbo :laughing: Loki on small world was fabulous "was-sat?" "Was-sit?" "Ohhhhh!!"

Raspberry Bubbles
10-22-2008, 03:39 PM
Footloose, but not so fancy-free!

Gav had taken some photos of the Adventurer’s Club:

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Back to the dancefloor, Andy and I continued to “bust some moves” whilst a group of people tried to join in…..it was so funny, we were all doubled over laughing. I took my enormous heels off to dance to “Footloose” and was tracked by the Disney Security as a risk (as opposed to the woman who was completely drunk and nearly *excuse my language* dry humping the man she was molesting on the dancefloor. We were laughing at the injustice, just like in Footloose….

mommy-on-the-move
10-22-2008, 03:40 PM
ohhhh nooo- look at my glowing nursing bra there :laughing: the shame.... Mother nearly fell asleep on the bus home you know.

Raspberry Bubbles
10-22-2008, 03:41 PM
I hope you realise we had our first bickering of the holiday there with the who gets to sit with Gavin for Dumbo :laughing: Loki on small world was fabulous "was-sat?" "Was-sit?" "Ohhhhh!!"

Ha ha ~ Gav is the hot ticket! I love the photos we have of all the kids! Last post coming up and I'm off to bed for the night....

Raspberry Bubbles
10-22-2008, 03:42 PM
ohhhh nooo- look at my glowing nursing bra there :laughing: the shame.... Mother nearly fell asleep on the bus home you know.

Persil White! At least it's not grey... :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

Raspberry Bubbles
10-22-2008, 03:44 PM
8Trax and Home to a Hangover...

So Gav and Michael joined us as we continued to boogie (and hobble) the night away. My heels are just enormous but comfortable ~ but try dancing for hours in them and they aren't as comfortable as you'd like... :laugh3:

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I have NO idea what I was doing here, although I had drank 3 cocktails and 2 lemon drop martinis by this point. Not being a drinker at all for nearly 4 years, I was rather surprised how much energy I had!

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I think I may have thought I was Michael Jackson...

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I have no idea who took this ~ maybe it was that nasty security lady!

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Andy and I had a light sabre fight...

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...and tried to get relief from our heels by leaning on things...

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We left the club about 2am, into an empty Pleasure Island. Shoes off!!!

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In a change from my Michael Jackson pose, I switched to my hero, John Travolta.

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My best friend of 27 years. We became penfriends when I started school and my friend had a bunch of letters from children at an American school who wanted penfriends (remember we were five, we wrote like 5 words a time). As I was this child's best friend, I got to choose my own and I picked the letter that was in pretty coloured writing. We have written ever since. I visited her in 1986, she came in 1991 and we stayed with them in February. I love her dearly and I'm so thankful that I found such a reliable friend in her. We've literally grown up together, miles apart. I've been there for her and her nasty divorce, she's been there for me and my nasty times, and we've shared so much over the years. I can't imagine life without her. When we were little we would talk about our weddings and how we would be each other's bridesmaids ~ and I got to make my dream come true. This night was so special for me because we never got to go out dancing as teenagers or as young ladies in our twenties, and this was our chance! It was like living a dream.

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I will never, ever forget this night.

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Kung Fu fighters...

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Gav outside his "planned" location...

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My very own Indiana Jones...

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Raspberry Bubbles
10-22-2008, 03:46 PM
The long walk home...

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Bright lights!

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Big monsters!

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Big Flash!

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This was the last photo I took at Pleasure Island before we returned to the Yacht Club ~ and it was Gav's favourite. I stopped taking photos then, realising that I would never, ever beat this shot...

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Gavin *Indiana* Jones, in action.

farjojo
10-22-2008, 04:44 PM
Wowwwwwww that last shot is just ace!!!!! I'm impressed you were not ducking as it looks like it sailing straight towards you!! :laughing:

maeharry
10-22-2008, 07:15 PM
Oh Miss Sara - everything looks SO wonderful! What a great time you all had!! Makes me feel like I was there! Can't wait to hear more - please post more tomorrow!
-Ashley.

Raspberry Bubbles
10-23-2008, 01:01 AM
Wowwwwwww that last shot is just ace!!!!! I'm impressed you were not ducking as it looks like it sailing straight towards you!! :laughing:

You know, I looked at that photo last night and I thought the same thing myself ~ it must have been too many lemon drop martinis! (I never had those before!)

Oh Miss Sara - everything looks SO wonderful! What a great time you all had!! Makes me feel like I was there! Can't wait to hear more - please post more tomorrow!
-Ashley.
Thanks, Ashley! I will post more as soon as I get home tonight! :)

Raspberry Bubbles
10-23-2008, 01:03 AM
Back at the Yacht Club (Home Sweet Home)


We arrived back at the Yacht Club and stumbled our way to the room. We weren’t drunk and collapsing everywhere, we were just tired and delighted. I drank enough water to sink a small ship and Gav had one glass. Note here that I TOLD HIM to drink as much as he could handle. I was on the Rugby Team at University for many years ~ I KNOW drinking. I know hangovers too, and I am too old for them!

So, we opened the door to…

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We were so tired and we knew we had to be up early for our rehearsal breakfast the next day. It was at this point I got “partygoers remorse” and wondered why on Earth I had a) drank so much and b) stayed out so late…

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Zzzzz!

keenercam
10-23-2008, 06:59 AM
You are so cute! LOVE the baseball caps and balloons! :cloud9:

tinkandonaldfans
10-23-2008, 08:33 AM
I am loving your report! i really want to stay in the yotel but we live so close to the airports that we probably never will!

I absolutley adore your idea of goofy treats as favours- i was sitting here thinking about our future disney wedding (not asked yet but im working on it) and wondering how im going to make such pretty favours for everyone and get them from over from the uk. this idea makes it really easy and more room for clothes and shoes!

you two are so cute together! can't wait to hear more

snow_white725
10-23-2008, 09:25 AM
This is such a great TR! I can't wait to read more!! :goodvibes

wlhei
10-23-2008, 09:52 AM
congratulations!

Raspberry Bubbles
10-23-2008, 10:36 AM
You are so cute! LOVE the baseball caps and balloons! :cloud9:

Thank you! I have many more bride-like accessories to come! :lovestruc

I am loving your report! i really want to stay in the yotel but we live so close to the airports that we probably never will!

I absolutley adore your idea of goofy treats as favours- i was sitting here thinking about our future disney wedding (not asked yet but im working on it) and wondering how im going to make such pretty favours for everyone and get them from over from the uk. this idea makes it really easy and more room for clothes and shoes!

you two are so cute together! can't wait to hear more

Thank you! I'm sorry you won't stay in the Yotel ~ can't you come up with any excuse? :rolleyes1

I loved the Goofy Treats ~ but they took a lot of planning because I had no idea how big they would be and so on. I loved them though, I dreamed them up for years...!

This is such a great TR! I can't wait to read more!! :goodvibes

Thank you ~ I'll update tonight!

congratulations!

Thank you! :hug:

29apr00
10-23-2008, 11:43 AM
what a great evening you all must have had!! Your make up looks great too, after an evening of drinking and dancing!! And your dress was just beautiful!!

Raspberry Bubbles
10-23-2008, 12:37 PM
what a great evening you all must have had!! Your make up looks great too, after an evening of drinking and dancing!! And your dress was just beautiful!!

Thank you! It was so much fun and I am so glad we got to go there since they closed Pleasure Island now :(

Raspberry Bubbles
10-23-2008, 03:32 PM
August 4th, 2008 ~ Rehearsal Day!

The next morning we literally dragged ourselves out of bed despite my body telling me not to, and we showered, grabbed large dark glasses and headed to the Animal Kingdom for our rehearsal breakfast.

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Our families were nearly all there waiting for us and we led the way into the Animal Kingdom.

Well, we arrive at the Tusker House and this was where we were due to meet our friends Steve and Sarah (I met Gav through working with Steve). They had flown out separately to everyone else and were staying at the Caribbean Beach Resort. So we arrive and I check in and then they creep up on us, and we were all hugging and I was just on top of the World.

We all had the group photo (I’ll scan this later) and it was huge! All 22 of us! We went into the Tusker House and my family got split onto two tables. My sister said it was fine and not to worry, they would be happy behind us, and Gav sat by me with my parents, Steve and Sarah.

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My mum and dad!
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Do you like my parents’ t-shirts? Made by my mum, she is such a good sport. She loved them! Dad was particulary proud of his as it said "Disney Father of the Bride".

The meal was delicious! I would come back here in a heartbeat ~ they even had apple and raspberry turnovers!

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Raspberry Bubbles
10-23-2008, 03:35 PM
The Characters Arrive!

...Anyway....back to the breakfast at the time, my sister’s family, bless them ~ all squished up!

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Donald Duck arrived and the kids were up like rockets!

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…and so were we! I think I looked remarkably awake, given the way my tummy was feeling. I nibbled at everything….*sob* You see that Gavin and I are wearing matching shirts from Australia Zoo ~ we were sent them as gifts! Anyway, on the reverse it says Gavin, Disney Groom and Sara-Jayne, Disney Bride!

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Hmm. nice pose!
Safari Mickey…

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Daisy! Everyone piled in and Steve took the photo for us.

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Goofy popped up next…

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Donald came around again……

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And Mickey posed again for us…

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Raspberry Bubbles
10-23-2008, 03:37 PM
The Case of the Missing Photo, and a nice chat with a Tusker House CM...

We had a fantastic time and I was so happy that my family were enjoying themselves. At the end of the meal I asked where the group photo was and if it was available for purchase and the server told us that the “other table” had said it wasn’t wanted!

The server kindly disappeared and said it would be about 15 minutes to get another one printed and I thanked him profusely. We had a nice chat about crocodiles and reptiles (and Gav rolled his eyes, ha ha) and the time passed quickly. In the meantime of course, the others had run off at top speed to follow HM. I checked that he had told them about the groomsmen fitting that afternoon and the actual rehearsal and he promised his dad would remember.

We took a few snaps on the way out…

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Me holding my poor, icky tummy.

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It’s such a beautiful place, I was so glad I chose it or my family would not have visited it.

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Everything seems so authentic…

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Anyway, photo in my paws, we headed off back to the Yacht Club as Carolyn Allen’s were coming to fit the groomsmen…

NEXT UP: What IS that bell? Fire? FIRE!!!!!

eeyore913
10-23-2008, 08:18 PM
Last night I came acrossed your TR and spent over a hour going through 11 pages....and now I'm hooked...you are doing such a great job the pics are great and looks like you had such a blast! Can't wait for the rest!

Congrats!!!

battricia
10-24-2008, 12:46 AM
This is a great trip report, and you two are SO SO SO CUTE!!! You seem like the happiest couple! If you don't mind my asking, what type of camera did you bring on your trip? You have some great shots, really bright and crisp!

I can't wait to read more!

Bolanette87
10-24-2008, 04:00 AM
I really love reading this TR.......... I know I'm not having a WDW wedding, but this is kinda making me want one now!

Bob xoxoxox

OoDeLally
10-24-2008, 07:52 PM
I love this trip report. All of the pictures and your writing style really lets me get into it. I might be weird, but I love the random pics like the ones in the Yotel, out the plane window, the neat things all around Disney, and especially the food pics. The sushi looked fabulous. I guess I am a bit of an addict when it comes to sushi. When I saw it at 2 am it made me want it so badly I was trying to think of places that might be open that late on a Thursday night.:lmao: Cudos to you for trying the raw oysters. I haven't done that yet. Did you put any lemon or hot sauce on them to help them go down?
Please keep this trip report coming.

Raspberry Bubbles
10-25-2008, 02:41 AM
Last night I came acrossed your TR and spent over a hour going through 11 pages....and now I'm hooked...you are doing such a great job the pics are great and looks like you had such a blast! Can't wait for the rest!

Congrats!!!

Thank you so much! I am glad you're enjoying it ~ I will update again today. It's so much fun to recap!

This is a great trip report, and you two are SO SO SO CUTE!!! You seem like the happiest couple! If you don't mind my asking, what type of camera did you bring on your trip? You have some great shots, really bright and crisp!

I can't wait to read more!

Thank you! :) :) :) :lovestruc I just asked Gavin and he said the camera is a Panasonic Lumix camera GMCTZ5, if that helps! It's really easy to use (I am terrible with cameras although I would love not to be!).

I really love reading this TR.......... I know I'm not having a WDW wedding, but this is kinda making me want one now!

Bob xoxoxox

Bob, I think you will end up having one! :) It was wonderful, magical ~ a fantastic time! Do it! ;)

I love this trip report. All of the pictures and your writing style really lets me get into it. I might be weird, but I love the random pics like the ones in the Yotel, out the plane window, the neat things all around Disney, and especially the food pics. The sushi looked fabulous. I guess I am a bit of an addict when it comes to sushi. When I saw it at 2 am it made me want it so badly I was trying to think of places that might be open that late on a Thursday night.:lmao: Cudos to you for trying the raw oysters. I haven't done that yet. Did you put any lemon or hot sauce on them to help them go down?
Please keep this trip report coming.

Thank you so much ~ I love taking pictures of everything and luckily so does Gavin. I looove sushi and Gav loved it even more so ~ every time I mention going back he mentions the sushi! Lucky for me there's nowhere her that's openb at 2am for anything! I'll have those oysters again as I had no hot sauce with it (although I tried some) so I need to see it it doe work easier. It was a real first for me, a fantastic memory. Thank you so much for reading, I have the half term hex (cold and fluey)n and so I have a week to update!

torsie24
10-25-2008, 02:42 AM
Wow! Tusker House looks awesome! :)

Hope I get to meet safari daisy one day!!! :goodvibes

Raspberry Bubbles
10-25-2008, 02:47 AM
Back at the Yacht Club...

We made it back to the room to find this little guy…

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I love towel animals. I just love them. I wish I could make them!

As the wedding was fast approaching I decided I had better check to make sure my bridal things were in place and ready to go. I banned Gavin from looking in any of the drawers or cupboards ~ I had kept everything a secret for nearly 2 years, I wasn’t about to fall at the last hurdle!

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I started to pack Gav up to move him out of my “Bridal Boutique” and into his own “Bachelor Pad” for his last night as a single guy, and mine as a single gal!

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It was about that time that we heard something. Something loud. The fire alarm. There was this recording telling us to get out! At that point I was trying to work out the money for paying different people and my sister had given me her money for the Tusker House and so I had nearly $1000 in my paws! So I left the hotel with Gav and we trotted down the fire exit stairs with the rest of the guests and out of the back entrance to sit and wait. He called me Scrooge McDuck and kept yelling "grab the money and run!"

All I could think about was the groomsmen being fitted (which was scheduled to take place in the next half hour) and that I was rich! Ha ha. :rotfl2: Then I felt an immense sense of relief that my dress wasn't in the room. We sat outside in the sunshine and talked to a family with a little boy who loved Thomas the Tank engine and decided to tell Gavin everything he knew about Thomas and friends.

Seriously though, we had no idea what to do. So, we took off our shoes and had a paddle in the swimming pool, and then walked around the back, trying to figure out if there was a way to get to the front of the building without going through it, in case Carolyn Allen’s had arrived and were wondering what was happening. It seemed, however, that it was nearly impossible to find a way through the hotels to the front entrance without going into the hotel itself.

After about 20 minutes, my dad and BIL Dave arrived right on time, and we explained what had happened ~ then we were let in and we all trekked up the fire escape again. I felt awful for them as we had to go up about 5 or 6 flights. Anyway, I was still rich! Gav asked me if I was going anywhere, ha ha. I could have spent all day at Beaches and Cream eating ice cream after ice cream…. But I had a job to do!

We headed back into the lobby as the elevators were out of use due to the alarm, and we met Carolyn Allen’s there. They were not happy about having to take everything upstairs as it would be difficult and so I went to see if the Yacht Club had another room. They found a conference room we could use but in the meantime my dad and Dave (BIL) had divided up the suits, found Gav’s dad, brother and brother in law and had decided they would just carry everything. So, up we go…

COMING UP: No socks?! Okay……… No PANTS? Noooo! :laugh3:

Raspberry Bubbles
10-25-2008, 02:48 AM
Wow! Tusker House looks awesome! :)

Hope I get to meet safari daisy one day!!! :goodvibes

Me too ~ Daisy is just so cute! Although, does she have a ponytail when you see her? I keep forgetting to check!

Raspberry Bubbles
10-25-2008, 03:38 AM
Groomsmen Fitting Time

So we arrive upstairs and everyone piles in, including Gav’s brother’s girlfriend, and I get ready with the camera. That is, until my dad comes over to me, looking like he has been shot. He came straight from the pool, in his swimming shorts ~ with the built in lining and has no pants (I think you call them briefs? Underwear? No idea ~ I call them pants.). I laugh ~ a lot! Poor dad. Luckily for him, I bought Gav about 40 new pairs of pants for the holiday and so my dad is able to have his own new pair of pants. He then realises he has no socks either, and then the rest of the groomsmen also chime in that they have no socks either. Poor Gav was relieved of most of his socks!

Anyway, then they started to get ready.

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In this photo is my BIL Dave, who lost A LOT of weight to come here. Bless him. On the left is my dad, and in the white in the background is my Prince Gavin.

I chose the menswear very carefully and the cravats I wanted I could find NOWHERE. In the end I found a really nice man on eBay of all places, who makes them and so he was able to accommodate my colour choices ~ why does nowhere have bright colours? All I could get was pastel everywhere else.

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Gav and his BIL Nick.

The groomsmen including Gav all had the Mickey Mouse backless vests and I thought they looked so cool.

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My dad, above, with the newly acquired socks…

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Gav’s dad, for some reason sporting the pale tie and not the one he should have…

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Gav’s dad, posing for posterity. Nearly everyone needed alterations and so I am glad we had the fitting and didn’t leave anything to chance!

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Everyone crowding into the mirror.

Gav’s brother and our best man, Garth. (TAKE THAT TIE OFF!) This was where the confusion started…

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Dave, behaving himself and keeping me happy and hassle free with the CORRECT tie on.

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My dad, who was after assurance that he was the most handsomely dressed in the room…

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Having his clothes fitted properly…

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“How’s that?” he said “Smart enough?”

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NEXT UP: The Rehearsal! Where IS the Reverend?

couponlover
10-25-2008, 03:50 AM
ow. congratulations!

Raspberry Bubbles
10-25-2008, 04:01 AM
Thank you.

gemmybear83
10-25-2008, 06:58 AM
Loving your trip report!!

Were planning a WDW wedding too so I'm enjoying this report!

I hope your DLRP one is as detailed ;)

Raspberry Bubbles
10-25-2008, 07:01 AM
Loving your trip report!!

Were planning a WDW wedding too so I'm enjoying this report!


Thank you and congratulations!

tinks_1989
10-25-2008, 08:16 AM
ooooh i am so totally jealous of you. you lucky thing i want a disney wedding i only go enagaged tuesday though lol !!!

I Love LOve LOVe LOVE this rip report im addicted


MORE!!!!! PLEASE!!!:worship:

Bolanette87
10-25-2008, 10:20 AM
Oh no! Your pics aren't working! :sad1:

Bob xoxoxox

Raspberry Bubbles
10-25-2008, 11:38 AM
ooooh i am so totally jealous of you. you lucky thing i want a disney wedding i only go enagaged tuesday though lol !!!

I Love LOve LOVe LOVE this rip report im addicted


MORE!!!!! PLEASE!!!:worship:

Thank you! I think it's never too early to start planning! :) I have my vow renewal in sketchy plans already... :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

Thank you for reading! :lovestruc

Oh no! Your pics aren't working! :sad1:

Bob xoxoxox

Sorry Bob ~ photobucket was having issues. I hope that's better! By the way, I keep meaning to tell you that my nieces and nephews call ME Bob too! Although I have nothing Bob-like in my name, we have no idea why that is, they just do! Now I met another Bob! :dance3:

lurkyloo
10-25-2008, 02:51 PM
LOVE the bright ties - and bless Gavin for wearing a hot pink one! I don't know why so many grooms say they won't wear pink... :snooty:

KittyKat08
10-25-2008, 02:56 PM
Fantastic TR I am going nuts waiting for more.

maeharry
10-25-2008, 03:48 PM
Sara Jayne - I am absolutely in LOVE, LOVE, LOVE with your TR/WJ! It's the first thing I run to when I log onto my computer. In fact, I got an angry phone call from one of my business partners the other day asking why I hadn't responded to the bank loan officer's email (who was now calling my partner). Of course I hadn't received the email yet because I was reading your report. Ooops! :confused3 After smoothing that all out, I was right back here though! I can't wait to hear the rest and I think the bright ties are very handsome! What a clever idea! I must say though, I don't know what I"m more amazed with, your incredible organization (truly impressive) or your ability to stay so calm with the hotel potentially burning down during the groomsmen's fitting just before the wedding (absolutely outstanding - cheers)! I would have been a basket case - literally! Waiting anxiously to read and see more! -Ashley

maeharry
10-25-2008, 05:21 PM
P.S. Both your and Gav's families are too cute!!!

JRoyster86
10-25-2008, 05:55 PM
Love your trip report! You guys are adorable! :goodvibes

Bolanette87
10-25-2008, 06:55 PM
Sorry Bob ~ photobucket was having issues. I hope that's better! By the way, I keep meaning to tell you that my nieces and nephews call ME Bob too! Although I have nothing Bob-like in my name, we have no idea why that is, they just do! Now I met another Bob! :dance3:

Ah, its fine now! Yay!!

Lol!! Well, we can be the Lady-Bob's together! :goodvibes My name is actually Robyn, but when I was tiny my parents called me 'Baby Bob' and it stuck.... I wish there'd been a cooler way to get my nickname! Lol!

Loving the cravats btw!! Can you remember the supplier on ebay?? We're after bright coloured ones too!

Bob xoxoxox

DisneyBrideToni
10-25-2008, 11:49 PM
Wow I just got done reading all 14 pages and I am all caught up! LOVING EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!

I love the bright colors you picked! I can't wait to read more. You and Gavin are adorable!:goodvibes

Raspberry Bubbles
10-26-2008, 02:20 AM
LOVE the bright ties - and bless Gavin for wearing a hot pink one! I don't know why so many grooms say they won't wear pink... :snooty:

I loved them too ~ and you know Gav WANTED to wear the bright pink because he hasn't seen any other grooms wearing it! :) It took me sooooooo long to get one though ~ I even bought material in case I had to make it myself...:scared1:

Raspberry Bubbles
10-26-2008, 02:22 AM
Fantastic TR I am going nuts waiting for more.

Thank you! I'll update today! :)

Sara Jayne - I am absolutely in LOVE, LOVE, LOVE with your TR/WJ! It's the first thing I run to when I log onto my computer. In fact, I got an angry phone call from one of my business partners the other day asking why I hadn't responded to the bank loan officer's email (who was now calling my partner). Of course I hadn't received the email yet because I was reading your report. Ooops! :confused3 After smoothing that all out, I was right back here though! I can't wait to hear the rest and I think the bright ties are very handsome! What a clever idea! I must say though, I don't know what I"m more amazed with, your incredible organization (truly impressive) or your ability to stay so calm with the hotel potentially burning down during the groomsmen's fitting just before the wedding (absolutely outstanding - cheers)! I would have been a basket case - literally! Waiting anxiously to read and see more! -Ashley

Thank you Ashley! I'm sorry you got into trouble! :wizard: I don't know why I was so calm during the fire alarm ~ I think I thought well, it was Disney ~ how on Earth could it burn down? Ha ha ~ seriously though, I had no idea what to do. I just waited....

Thanks for reading, I will update today! :)

Raspberry Bubbles
10-26-2008, 02:25 AM
Love your trip report! You guys are adorable! :goodvibes

Thank you! :) :lovestruc :lovestruc

Ah, its fine now! Yay!!

Lol!! Well, we can be the Lady-Bob's together! :goodvibes My name is actually Robyn, but when I was tiny my parents called me 'Baby Bob' and it stuck.... I wish there'd been a cooler way to get my nickname! Lol!

Loving the cravats btw!! Can you remember the supplier on ebay?? We're after bright coloured ones too!

Bob xoxoxox

We are the lady-Bobs (although that sounds rather suspicious... :laughing: )

The guy on eBay ~ he was on eBay UK and all I typed in was hot pink cravat and there he was. I can't believe I just didn't try there first, I had to hunt every other place on the internet instead..... :sad2: Anyhow, he sent me samples and everything. If you can't find him, I'll trawl my eBay history for you :)

Wow I just got done reading all 14 pages and I am all caught up! LOVING EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!

I love the bright colors you picked! I can't wait to read more. You and Gavin are adorable!:goodvibes

Thank you! I'm so glad you're enjoying it! I will update today! :dance3:

torsie24
10-26-2008, 03:26 AM
Me too ~ Daisy is just so cute! Although, does she have a ponytail when you see her? I keep forgetting to check!
OMG, good point!!!

I love your TR sooo much!!!! So hooked on it!! :)

Raspberry Bubbles
10-26-2008, 03:40 AM
Continued...

So, all sorted out we waited for everyone else to arrive for the rehearsal, and for them to check into their own Yacht Club rooms for the night. Gavin and I, thinking this would be a fun family event and that everyone would want to celebrate with us, booked and paid for hotels for all of our party so that they would not have to travel on the morning of the wedding. I was pretty excited when I booked that we would all be in the same hotel, I had visions of us all sitting outside by the pool together, or relaxing at Beaches and Cream but of course this never happened at all. Oh well, it’s good to have dreams.

The view from my balcony was fantastic as I could watch the exit of the hotel…the only time it WASN’T fantastic was when we checked in. I just remembered what happened to me. :rotfl:

I was getting changed to go out for our bachelor/ette night and the bellman arrived with some of our things. I asked Gav to answer and get our things in and I hid on the balcony in my underwear, thinking the bellman would hand the cases to Gav as usual and I could come back in. No….! The bellman marches right past Gavin and up to the window (where I am hiding) and puts the cases down and I am holding my breath, pressed against the outside wall so he can’t see me in his peripheral vision. He finally stops chatting with Gav and leaves, and I breath a sigh of relief. Until, that is, the man in the balcony below me and to my left gives me a wave and a wink! I was SO embarrassed! Gav would not stop laughing! *ohhh, the shame…..*

Anyway, back to the fitting….Dad and I were looking over the balcony….

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and I spotted Nick, waiting for Katrina…

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Me and Dad waited…

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…and eventually everyone piled into the room! I waited on the balcony whilst everyone chattered and dropped their bags in.

So, we all headed downstairs, me with my ears on for the first time! I was so excited, I felt I could validly wear them now I was so close!

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Note Dylan's glasses ~ she wore these all of the time because the hot sun "made her eyeballs burn". She is really rather English we decided ~ everything was too hot, too cold, too breezy, too wet, too dry.... We spent a great deal of time laughing over her . She is adorable!

Raspberry Bubbles
10-26-2008, 03:41 AM
OMG, good point!!!

I love your TR sooo much!!!! So hooked on it!! :)

Thanks! I'm so glad you're enjoying it!:lovestruc :lovestruc :lovestruc

Raspberry Bubbles
10-26-2008, 03:42 AM
No Ears!?!?!

We were about to leave when I realised that Gav had no ears! He had left his at home in England because his head was too big ~ my super smart husband’s brains cannot fit into normal hats, ever ~ it’s a running joke with us. So, Dylan and I (whose hand I am holding) ran back into the Yacht Club shop and bought some for him. “Quick, quick!” she kept saying, “Uncle Gav needs these for his wedding!” She is so cute.

As we returned, everyone was just leaving the steps… Everyone was smiling and I had renewed hope!

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:woohoo:

Raspberry Bubbles
10-26-2008, 03:43 AM
Get Me To The Gazebo On Time!

And so we made our way to the Yacht Club Gazebo because time was marching on. I am a punctual person (Gav is not) and being late makes me very antsy and crabby. Notice that I am at the front….

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Raspberry Bubbles
10-26-2008, 03:44 AM
The Waiting Game...

Dylan was holding tightly to “Uncle Gav’s” ears.

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We arrived there and waited for a little while for Diane. Jude was wearing the Ringbearer shirt I had made for him!

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Loki on his dad's head, having fun!

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Raspberry Bubbles
10-26-2008, 03:46 AM
Hmmm.... I'm Sure We Need a Reverend for a Rehearsal....

Finally Diane arrived but there was no sign of Rev. Miller! After a little while longer she suggested we do the walk through and someone would try and get hold of Rev. Miller for us.

So we got started! I’m a little sad because I bought lots of big gift ribbons to make a ribbon bouquet with but there was no time and so they went home, unused (although I tie one to each child in my class’s chair when it’s their birthday and then love it).

Gav’s parents walked down, then Mum and Dave walked down, then I jumped into action with my camera ~ I think I was over excited before and fell asleep!

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Gav makes his way down the aisle whilst Andrea and Baby Sam look on… Gav wore his Stitch Groom shirt I made for him!

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Diane in the far right, whilst Garth, the best man (and Gav’s brother) goes next!

Katrina…

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Andy…

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My sister ~ look at Gav, loafing at the gazebo!

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Jude…

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Jude is dyspraxic and has difficulty walking without looking at his feet, and he did so well! People tend to think of him as the clumsy child but he’s just so loveable. There’s nothing he can do to help it and some people are so rude to him.

Harrison (Katrina and Nick’s son, Gav’s eldest nephew)

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Harrison downright just would not walk down the aisle and in the end Diane trotted him down. He wanted to play in the bushes instead and Dylan (my niece, one year older) was trying to sort him out but had no luck. She was desperate for her turn to come!

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Chase went down too but I have no idea where the photo of her got to. Then Diane came to talk to me and dad.

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Happy we knew what was going on, we stepped off! I held my dad's arm but I knew on the day I wanted to hold my Dad's hand. It was like my last day of being his little girl and I knew he would get emotional if I asked him today, so I just held his arm. Dad has been through some hard times in his life and I've supported him all of the way. I know he's proud of me, but he never tells me. He tells everyone else, but not me.

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No one else aside from Gavin and I knew that there would be a coach and so Diane did a lot of cover-up for us. She was brilliant.

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We arrived at the altar and Diane congratulated everyone on a swift rehearsal. We had a quick chat about the seating and that was it!
:hugs:

Raspberry Bubbles
10-26-2008, 03:50 AM
Help, Anyone?

As we were finishing, people were asking us what we had planned to do next and we said that we were in a bit of trouble as we needed to get all of our wedding things over to Franck’s within the next two hours because they would be needed there. If that had been me who was told that, I would have asked if I could help take some pressure off.

That didn't happen of course! I was about to cry and I could feel myself welling up inside. All I needed was a little help. Just once.

Gav and I stepped away and Diane came over to comfort us as she could see I was getting upset and fanning my face. She asked what the problem was and I told her and she said no problem ~ SHE would take them, in her car to Franck’s, and sort everything out. I was so relieved, I could have cried then!

We headed back into the hotel to get everything whilst Diane went to get her car ~ and who should we meet but Rev. Miller! He was caught in traffic and all flustered and we had a quick chat, told him what we were up to and he tagged along whilst we sorted our things out.

Diane packed her car for us and asked Gav for a word (I found out why on the day!) and I asked what that was, Gav said it was just to make sure he was okay and knew what he was doing. I actually believed it!

Just before she left, Diane handed us a box, wrapped in a big silver ribbon. I was so surprised ~ it was the watches! They are amazing but I have yet to wear mine… I’m too scared!

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gemmybear83
10-26-2008, 06:05 AM
Oooh you got married at the yacht club where we are planning too!!:goodvibes

We need more I'm desperate to see your wedding day :lovestruc

Raspberry Bubbles
10-26-2008, 06:24 AM
Oooh you got married at the yacht club where we are planning too!!:goodvibes

We need more I'm desperate to see your wedding day :lovestruc

The Yacht Club is gorgeous. It was the only place I wanted and so I was so glad it didn't rain! I was determined to be married outside... It was perfect! :cloud9: :lovestruc :cloud9: :lovestruc :cloud9: :lovestruc :cloud9:

OoDeLally
10-26-2008, 06:42 AM
Those watches are so beautiful. Where did they come from? I am still loving this trip report. I can't wait for you to post more. I started reading it late in the game. It was so much fun getting to zip through 12 pages. Now that I have to wait for updates I'm practically bouncing up and down.:rotfl:

Raspberry Bubbles
10-26-2008, 06:59 AM
Those watches are so beautiful. Where did they come from? I am still loving this trip report. I can't wait for you to post more. I started reading it late in the game. It was so much fun getting to zip through 12 pages. Now that I have to wait for updates I'm practically bouncing up and down.:rotfl:

Thank you! The watches were just gifts from Disney, but I don't want to wear mine in case I damage it! I think I might wear it in the New Year, maybe ;)

I'll update tonight, I have a few pumpkins to carve before then ;)

Thank you for reading!!! :wizard:

Bolanette87
10-26-2008, 07:30 AM
We are the lady-Bobs (although that sounds rather suspicious... :laughing: )

The guy on eBay ~ he was on eBay UK and all I typed in was hot pink cravat and there he was. I can't believe I just didn't try there first, I had to hunt every other place on the internet instead..... :sad2: Anyhow, he sent me samples and everything. If you can't find him, I'll trawl my eBay history for you :)



Lol! Not suspicious at all! :p!

Thanks! I shall have a look for him!! :thumbsup2

Love the watches btw! They're lovely! What a nice surprise!

Bob xoxox

Raspberry Bubbles
10-26-2008, 07:33 AM
Lol! Not suspicious at all! :p!

Thanks! I shall have a look for him!! :thumbsup2

Love the watches btw! They're lovely! What a nice surprise!

Bob xoxox

LOL, I always get a few odd looks when they kids call me Bob out in public!

If you can't find the eBay man, let me know :)

Raspberry Bubbles
10-26-2008, 07:34 AM
I Met My Hero's Rev.!

We said our goodbyes to Diane and then we went around to the Gazebo to find my mum, dad and Rev. Miller all chatting away. My mum and dad had heard we had problems and came back (they had ducked out to check in whilst we were trying to figure out what to do) to see if they could take the things to Franck’s with us.

So, we all chatted together. I LOVE Rev. Miller. Just adore him. He is the most warm and wonderful, welcoming person ever. I cannot say enough things about him. He made our wedding so fantastic. Just out of this World. I had worried as Gavin is not religious and I had wanted a service that Gavin would believe in, if you know what I mean. So, I spoke with Rev. Miller and he was able to include everything we wanted and more.

Do you see how big Gav's head is, compared to the size of the Groom's hat?

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Whilst we were chatting to him, we found out that KERRY VON ERICH went to his services! I’ll bet that most of you on here have no idea who that is. He used to go by the name of “The Texas Tornado” and from the age of about 9 until forever, I was his greatest fan. I even used to want to be a WWF Wrestler because of him, much to my mum’s horror. Anyway, I was awestruck ~ what a SMALL World! I felt like I had met my childhood hero! Rev. Miller was laughing away with us and time flew by. My mum and dad were just so impressed and delighted with him. They are still telling people about him now.

In case you have no idea who the “Texas Tornado” was, here he is in all his glory. He died sadly.

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I idolised this wrestler for years!

So, we bid farewell to Rev. Miller, shared some hugs with him and my parents then I told Gavin to get his glad-rags on, we were going to dinner!

NEXT UP: Spinach? In my teeth?

Raspberry Bubbles
10-26-2008, 07:47 AM
The Last Supper as Single People!

Gav had no idea where we were off to for dinner as I had planned this myself months in advance. I decided to take him to Cinderella’s Royal Table to see the Fairy Godmother. I figured if anyone could make our dreams come true, it would be her. I could barely contain myself!

So, we set off to the Magic Kingdom and I marched Gav right around the castle to confuse him (well, to try to), and then back in. It was so funny, there are so few places that you can actually pretend to be going instead of there so it looked quite obvious.

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So we go in and have our photo and go upstairs. We get given a wand and a sword and we are delighted. The lady on the stairs said we looked like people who would enjoy them! :lovestruc

Upstairs we were seated by a man from Dudley, near my home town! We were surprised and had a little chat with him. He said he loved it when people from England came there as it reminded him of home!:wizard:

He bought us some rolls, it was so beautiful ~ the table runners were so regal! I had my "Disney Bride Sara-Jayne" t-shirt on from my freaky wedding wardrobe and Gav had his beloved Stitch Groom shirt on. :cloud9:

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Gav had the soup and I had the salad with raspberries. They were both totally tasty! Saying that, they could have been awful and I would not have cared at all ~ we were in Cinderella’s Castle!:wizard: :wizard: :wizard:

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The décor is amazing! I love the hanging drapes, the stained glass windows, the split levels, the brickwork…the runners on the tables…. I could go on and on. Ignore my faces in the photos below ~ I think I was eating!

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The aforementioned raspberry salad… I had raspberries feature in our wedding day since I love them so much. I eat them every week and that’s hard here in England. I have to pay ridiculous prices but I can’t go without them. I have to buy berries each time I shop. Gav goes mad, ha ha. There are some things I just cannot live without. When I was little strawberries were seen as a summer treat and so this is probably why I am obsessed with them…..

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I LOVE raspberries so much!

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tinks_1989
10-26-2008, 08:05 AM
awww i am the biggest fan of cinderellas royal table now (i got engaged there last tuesday).i am so in love with this thread i think you should write a book x x x

MrsTigger
10-26-2008, 08:38 AM
I've been following your TR and just wanted to say I'm really enjoying it...cant wait to hear more!...

Raspberry Bubbles
10-26-2008, 11:14 AM
awww i am the biggest fan of cinderellas royal table now (i got engaged there last tuesday).i am so in love with this thread i think you should write a book x x x

Congratulations! How exciting to be proposed to there! How romantic... :lovestruc :lovestruc :lovestruc :lovestruc :lovestruc :lovestruc :lovestruc

Shall I write a book? Ha ha. I've always wanted to ;)

I've been following your TR and just wanted to say I'm really enjoying it...cant wait to hear more!...


Thank you! I'll update later, I promise. Thank you for reading! :wizard:

Raspberry Bubbles
10-26-2008, 12:48 PM
Then Gav had the lamb! He loved it.

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And I had the lavender chicken. It sounded so intriguing so I got it. It was delicious!

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Delicious, of course ~ until I smiled at Gav and he said “Er, Mogwai, you have spinach in your teeth.” I was mortified! I had to run to the royal bathroom to extract the offending spinach… How embarrassing!

Then Suzy and Perla came out and gave me a hug!

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Raspberry Bubbles
10-26-2008, 12:50 PM
We ordered dessert and then the Fairy Godmother came out and did her song. She asked for anyone celebrating and Gavin, usually a quiet man, yelled out “We’re getting married in the morning!!!” and the Fairy Godmother sang the celebration song and everyone cheered for us! I was like a little child in a sweet shop!

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As the desserts came, they announced that the family sat in the middle of the restaurant had won the night at the castle ~ and we all cheered loudly. The family however, were as glum as can be! They sort of grimaced at everyone and barely spoke to each other whilst we were watching them. If that had been me that had won, I would have been leaping up and down shouting “I won, I won!!” (Which is probably why I will never win it ~ I’ll explode with excitement!) Anyway, shocked at their lack of enthusiasm, we returned to the chocolatey dessert…

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Oh my, it was good… We went to pay and the server reminded me that I had already paid when I booked ~ oops! Then they presented us with the Cinderella’s Royal Table Flutes! How generous of them! We carried them as carefully as we could back to the Yacht Club. Gav was overflowing with happiness ~ he could not believe where he had been!

Here’s a sepia photo Misty took of our flutes…

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Raspberry Bubbles
10-26-2008, 12:52 PM
The rest of the night I have no photos for. Firstly we returned to our joint room and whilst I sat on the balcony, Gav sat inside and we wrote our vows. It took me about an hour and they were genuine, from my heart and I cried when I wrote them. I knew when I cried that I was saying the right things. We had grand plans of writing them months ago but we just seemed never to find the right time. This was eventually it.

When we were finished, we tried to find my family and could not and so we had a little swim in the sandy bottomed pool, rode the waterslide and took it easy for the last half an hour before we went in, got changed and Gav went to settle into his own room.

There seemed to be a million things to do before I could go to bed and everything started to get to me. I had originally decided to stay on my own the night before the wedding for fear that someone would snore but I was getting all worked up over everything and my sister volunteered to come and stay with me for the night and leave Dave in charge of the children. I eventually was ready to start unpacking my things when I got a call from a bridesmaid who wanted to change the time of her hair appointment. There was alot of drama about this that I won't bore you all with, but let's just say I didn't need it...

Raspberry Bubbles
10-26-2008, 12:54 PM
I finished transferring all of the things to Gav’s room where his brother and girlfriend were already asleep (we’d planned to be asleep hours ago :confused: ) and I said goodnight to Gav. He told me not to panic and I cried on him. I felt so bad, this was supposed to be a wonderful time, not a sorrowful one. I told him what had happened and he took a deep breath. Tomorrow would be different he assured me.

So I hugged Gav and returned to my room. My sister and I had a chat and I painted my toenails silver to match my crystals with my favourite Hard Candy polish. I changed into my new pyjamas (we always had new pyjamas at Christmas when we were little so that Santa would see us clean and tidy and so I thought this was another good excuse for some ~ after all, I might be photographed in them! :laughing: ) and we climbed into bed. I bit my lip and fell asleep at around midnight, in between talking to my sister. I had a restless night with cystitis (I get this when I am stressed :confused: :confused: :confused: ) and pains in my stomach. I was so upset all night and tossed and turned. “Why me?” I kept thinking ~ of all the nights to feel poorly, this was not a good one! :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick:

Raspberry Bubbles
10-26-2008, 12:57 PM
Coming Up.... At last! The BIG Day (also known as The Happiest Day of Our Lives...)

maeharry
10-26-2008, 01:04 PM
Oh dear! Not to offend your bridesmaid, but what was she thinking? The LAST thing you do is rock the brides boat, especially the night before or day of the wedding. Ugh, sometimes people can be so thoughless...:sad2: :sad2: :sad2:

Raspberry Bubbles
10-26-2008, 01:09 PM
Oh dear! Not to offend your bridesmaid, but what was she thinking? The LAST thing you do is rock the brides boat, especially the night before or day of the wedding. Ugh, sometimes people can be so thoughless...:sad2: :sad2: :sad2:

Ahhh, PLENTY of that happened, but it's okay. I had the most wonderful day, ever.

maeharry
10-26-2008, 01:10 PM
Good, that's what it's supposed to be!!!

mommy-on-the-move
10-26-2008, 01:12 PM
You know I shall probably remember those middle of the night conversations forever!

(David however shall probably remember the lack of sleep from a Loki who refused to sleep more than 20 minutes all night :laughing: )

And yes... the hair drama! Like we needed that last minute!

Raspberry Bubbles
10-26-2008, 01:17 PM
You know I shall probably remember those middle of the night conversations forever!

(David however shall probably remember the lack of sleep from a Loki who refused to sleep more than 20 minutes all night :laughing: )

And yes... the hair drama! Like we needed that last minute!

Oh yes ~ although in my brain I am editing the not so fun parts :) No more misery for me!

I'm still sorting the photos for the wedding day ~ I have sooooooo many!

maeharry
10-26-2008, 01:21 PM
Don't sort... show them all!!! :rotfl:

Raspberry Bubbles
10-26-2008, 01:24 PM
Don't sort... show them all!!! :rotfl:

Ha ha ~ I have nearly 7,000. Still want me to show them all? There are over 15,000 in our whole wedding trip collection....

maeharry
10-26-2008, 01:27 PM
Sure! I have the rest of the day to myself - why not? I'd love to see them! :rotfl: Just kidding. I am rather anxious though, your tr makes us all feel like we're there!

mommy-on-the-move
10-26-2008, 01:35 PM
Edit away i say, there was many, many, many more happy parts than the occasional blip!

I'm loving the chance to fill in the gaps of what we missed before we arrived and in between (I had no idea about the fire alarm- David never mentioned it!... trust him! He is most impressed he was the only one to arrive complete with pants and socks- he said to remind you of that... best brother in law :laughing: pants, socks, right tie... need he go on?)

Raspberry Bubbles
10-26-2008, 01:54 PM
Sure! I have the rest of the day to myself - why not? I'd love to see them! :rotfl: Just kidding. I am rather anxious though, your tr makes us all feel like we're there!

LOL, thank you! I'll get as many on here as I can :) I'm really, truly so glad you're enjoying the TR. I'm really having fun writing it, it's actually helping to banish the post-wedding blues :)


Edit away i say, there was many, many, many more happy parts than the occasional blip!

I'm loving the chance to fill in the gaps of what we missed before we arrived and in between (I had no idea about the fire alarm- David never mentioned it!... trust him! He is most impressed he was the only one to arrive complete with pants and socks- he said to remind you of that... best brother in law :laughing: pants, socks, right tie... need he go on?)

Ah, yes ~ there was so much Gav and I did! Tell Dave he is listed as Best BIL in my address book, lol. There are amazing photos of all of you to come!

Can't believe he never mentionned the fire alarm ~ he had to climb all those stairs with us! He nearly had to get anged in the Yacht Club convention room!

maeharry
10-26-2008, 02:00 PM
[QUOTE=Raspberry Bubbles;28371977]LOL, thank you! I'll get as many on here as I can :) I'm really, truly so glad you're enjoying the TR. I'm really having fun writing it, it's actually helping to banish the post-wedding blues :)




Ahh, but now you get to look forward to planning the vow renewal! ;)

Raspberry Bubbles
10-26-2008, 02:03 PM
Ahh, but now you get to look forward to planning the vow renewal! ;)

Ha, ha ~ Gavin snorted when I said that last night.... :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

maeharry
10-26-2008, 02:22 PM
Yeah, I guess it is a little soon to let him in on it, but that doesn't mean you can't start planning!! :laughing:

Raspberry Bubbles
10-26-2008, 02:54 PM
Yeah, I guess it is a little soon to let him in on it, but that doesn't mean you can't start planning!! :laughing:

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: You're so right! I have sketchy plans.... ;)

torsie24
10-26-2008, 03:03 PM
Aww, your TR is making me well up already!

I'm going to full on sob when you get to the ceremony!!

I haven't been so hooked to anything on the net before!!!

Keep up the good work!!! :):):):):)

Raspberry Bubbles
10-26-2008, 03:10 PM
Aww, your TR is making me well up already!

I'm going to full on sob when you get to the ceremony!!

I haven't been so hooked to anything on the net before!!!

Keep up the good work!!! :):):):):)


Oh, thank you! I feel so flattered! I hope you enjoy the rest of the day! (and the rest of my report ~ my TR lasts from July 31st to August 24th and we're only on August 5th!)

:surfweb: I'll get back to it....

Skylarr29
10-26-2008, 08:15 PM
Hi Sara!

I am back and just caught up with everything! It's so interesting to see what was going on 'behind the scenes'.

I loved the look on the ladies face at Goofy's Candy company...she thought we were crazy wanting all those treats!!!

Email you later!

OoDeLally
10-26-2008, 10:32 PM
I am so sorry to hear about the snags in your special day. I think it is commendable that you are focusing on the good things and trying to let the things that went wrong go, as hard as that might be. :worship: I am not as good at that as you seem to be but I'll try.

I already told my Df that when we are down there I want to focus on trying new things like you did. He's already nixed the oyster. :rotfl: I was bouncing up and down when I showed him your pics of the sushi. I mean what could be better... Disney and sushi in one place. :woohoo: Of course being a little smarty pants he told me I'd be eating Nemo. :lmao:

Raspberry Bubbles
10-27-2008, 02:12 AM
Hi Sara!

I am back and just caught up with everything! It's so interesting to see what was going on 'behind the scenes'.

I loved the look on the ladies face at Goofy's Candy company...she thought we were crazy wanting all those treats!!!

Email you later!

You're back, you're back! I am so excited, I cannot wait to hear allll about it!

The lady did indeed think we were mad. I felt so guilty making her work so late, but they were delicious ;)

I never got a photo of the two of us in Goofy's ~ I should have!

Anyway, so glad you are back, I've missed you!!!:cheer2:

Raspberry Bubbles
10-27-2008, 02:16 AM
I am so sorry to hear about the snags in your special day. I think it is commendable that you are focusing on the good things and trying to let the things that went wrong go, as hard as that might be. :worship: I am not as good at that as you seem to be but I'll try.

I already told my Df that when we are down there I want to focus on trying new things like you did. He's already nixed the oyster. :rotfl: I was bouncing up and down when I showed him your pics of the sushi. I mean what could be better... Disney and sushi in one place. :woohoo: Of course being a little smarty pants he told me I'd be eating Nemo. :lmao:

LOL ~ tell him there's no way you could eat Nemo as clown fish are just too small for that! :) Then stick your tongue out at him!

I thought that if I was going to have any bad seafood experiences then they would not be at WDW and in that case I was very safe in trying things ~ I ate so many things on this trip that I would NEVER eat at home, ever.

I think once you're there, he'll go along with whatever you suggest, just get over-excited about everything and he can't help but follow on I think! Especially the oysters ~ everyone has to try one once!

Thanks for reading ~ lots of things went wrong but I've come to realise that more things went right (and more than right) and so there's no point ruining your memories of the happiest times...

I'll update today...

Raspberry Bubbles
10-27-2008, 05:37 AM
The Happiest Day of our Lives...

So, a very, VERY small number of hours later, at 3.30am, I woke up courtesy of Mickey and Stitch and my sister and I sprang into action (when I say "sprang", I of course mean slowly and groggily fell into action). I showered, she showered, we were all clean, and I got my new Ann Summers “squeeze me, tease me, please me” dressing gown on over my matching pyjamas. It’s so cute with little cherries and tiny pink diamante bits. I was ready for action (moreso than before). I was ready to get married! The day that I had been waiting for my whole, entire life, was here at last!

Beka and I decided we would make a little video for Gavin to watch later, like a documentary. Probably none of you will get this, but Gav and I watched Seinfeld for quite a while before the wedding trip and got hooked. Gav got the nickname "Pennypacker" and I was "Vandelay". Of course if you haven't seen Seinfeld, you have no idea what I'm waffling on about. Sorry!

Anyway, our video started with the line "Hello, Pennypacker" and we could not stand up for laughing so hard. We were messing around and laughing like little girls. It was just the best time ever. My sister and I have had some very bad arguments over the years but she really pulled through for me on this holiday. I really felt like she was there for me ~ not there for me so that she would gain some benefit, just there because she knew I needed her.

At 4am there was the knock at the door and there were Ana and Lilli and a lady whose name I have no idea of. They chattered and laughed their way into the room and set up.

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Raspberry Bubbles
10-27-2008, 05:44 AM
At that point there was another knock on the door, my mum to check I was awake and okay. I told her fine and she said she would pop back in ten minutes. So the door closes and then knocks again ~ I felt like a doorman! It was Andy and her family! So relieved, I asked her if she would mind having her hair done first and of course she was happy to oblige. She’s a star.

At the same time, my mum reappeared and said not to worry about the nonsense we had had (with the messing around and cancelling hair and make-up and telling me when they would and would not be having their hairs done (er, thank you so much), she would step in and have her hair and make-up done.

Raspberry Bubbles
10-27-2008, 05:44 AM
Now this part made me so happy. My mum never ever has time to take care of herself and is usually helping people out so much that she never feels beautiful in herself. So when Ana and Lilli got to work on her she was more than a little nervous. I told her to trust Ana and Lilli, and they made her laugh constantly. They also made her so, so pretty. Just like she deserved. My mum was awestruck when she saw what they had done to her. She just loved it. The colours were perfect and her hair looked amazing.

My mum, star that she is, went back to the room to get my dad sorted and said she would be back to check on me shortly.

Raspberry Bubbles
10-27-2008, 05:45 AM
Andrea finished having her hair done, and so did my sister and my two nieces, Chase and Dylan. Dylan sat like a statue. Her hair is so short and yet they were able to not only curl it, but put it up!

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