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violentmesses
01-14-2009, 02:07 AM
QUICK LINKS

Save the Months - Tea Time! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40679183&postcount=17)
Bridesmaid Faux Fur Accessories (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40708269&postcount=25)



OUR STORY
James & MaryFrances met 13 years ago in high school. They secretly liked each other but were too shy to reveal their true feelings. Her Junior year, she found out that prom would be at Disneyland & she knew that this special place required a special person. She asked James to prom and he accepted!

Although she was 16, she knew that he was the one when they strolled upon a Dixieland band at prom and he sang “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah” to her while they played. Soon after, she moved 300 miles away for college & James realized what life would be like without her. He brought flowers to her everyday and asked if she would be his girl. 3 months later they were engaged.

After their 1st visit to Disney World, they realized that it would be the perfect location for their wedding because of the shimmering ambiance, memorable experiences & romantic scenery.

James & MaryFrances are getting married December 1, 2011.

polynesianbride
01-14-2009, 07:25 AM
Welcome!* Excited to hear about your plans!

malibustacey
01-14-2009, 08:12 AM
I noticed in your ticker that you are going to Disney for the first time in 3 weeks? If that is right- they oh my god!! you will enjoy it so much you will not want to leave! make the most of every moment!!

We are going in March, and although we are staying outside Disney, we are going to try to stay in Disney for as long as we can and make the most of every Disney thing we can because we will not be going back until the wedding in Nov 2010!!

If i dont get a chance to send you a post before you go, have a great time!!!!

I look forward to reading all your plans on here!!

tiggersam00
01-14-2009, 11:59 AM
welcome, cant wait ot hear more

violentmesses
01-14-2009, 01:13 PM
Geeky Stuff

I was reading a Disbride's PJ (I wish I could site the source, but for the life of me, can't remember who's it was), and she mentioned that a USB drive really came in handy for her.

What a great idea, I thought! So, I ordered one straight away.

http://i44.tinypic.com/ndt0ky.jpg



The Dress

http://i41.tinypic.com/1zv8hu8.jpg



The Hair

http://i41.tinypic.com/fpbln8.jpg



Bouquet Ideas

I thought that maybe the bridesmaides could carry three peonies (pink flowers -- their dresses will be black) so that it kind of looks like Mickey's head. I really like the weird black bouquet in the middle for me. I put the third picture in because I like the little "bubbles" in the bouquet (look close!)...but not the yellowness of it.
http://i40.tinypic.com/2ilzuah.jpg http://i40.tinypic.com/33o6xci.jpg http://i39.tinypic.com/34fazyr.jpg

violentmesses
01-14-2009, 03:13 PM
:lovestruc

violentmesses
01-15-2009, 01:07 AM
Welcome!* Excited to hear about your plans!

Thanks! It's great having a community of disbrides to guide you along the way :goodvibes

violentmesses
01-15-2009, 01:14 AM
I noticed in your ticker that you are going to Disney for the first time in 3 weeks? If that is right- they oh my god!! you will enjoy it so much you will not want to leave! make the most of every moment!!

We are going in March, and although we are staying outside Disney, we are going to try to stay in Disney for as long as we can and make the most of every Disney thing we can because we will not be going back until the wedding in Nov 2010!!

If i dont get a chance to send you a post before you go, have a great time!!!!

I look forward to reading all your plans on here!!

Dang. March 09 - Nov. 2010 is a looooong time. How can you STAND IT?! :confused:

Thanks for the well wishes ~

violentmesses
01-15-2009, 01:15 AM
welcome, cant wait ot hear more

Thanks! Hopefully, I'll be good and post regularly :headache:

stgervais
08-13-2010, 12:08 PM
LOVE LOVE LOVE the dress!!!! Can't wait for more popcorn::

violentmesses
04-05-2011, 05:52 PM
I can't believe it's finally happening! I'm super excited to go to WDW again and I can't believe I'm going to have my wedding there!

James and I were talking about it last night and we don't think we'd be this excited if the wedding were anywhere else. Prep for a wedding is a-lot-a-lot of thinking and doing one's best. It's exhausting!

Anyway - things are happening. I sent DFTW confirmation on some info this morning and they're going to send me the contract soon.

I have to book 4 days at a Resort as part of the Escape requirement - but I'm not sure where I wanna stay. I've been to WDW once before (Feb. 2009) and we stayed at the Coronado. I LOOOVED my stay there. The lake was beautiful and the creme brulee was off the hook at their restaurant, but I'm ready for something new.

We're thinking about Port Orleans French Quarter or maybe saving some money and going with Pops....or maybe splurging a little for Wilderness?

I don't know! :lovestruc

NoOrdinaryPrincess
04-06-2011, 01:53 AM
It's your wedding! Splurge a little!

Fay
04-06-2011, 11:13 AM
Hey,

Im a newbie to your PJ, but so far loving it! I agree with the above... its your wedding SPLURGE! :)

DF and I have stayed at the african 'animal kingdom lodge' Its lovely and themed! Its amazing actually! and the resturant JIKOs is bloody gorgeous! :) Beautiful africa food and lovely breakfasts!

Cant wait to see more from your PJ!

lOVS,

FAYE XXX

violentmesses
04-08-2011, 02:08 AM
Thanks guys - that's all I needed to hear. I think we are going to splurge! MUAHAHAHAHAHA!!

We got our Save The Dates out a few weeks ago (sans date because I couldn't wait for the 8 month mark) and I'll be posting that tomorrow!

elle1024
04-08-2011, 07:19 PM
Hi! :goodvibes
Your dress is beautiful & that usb is great! LOL. I want one just like it so that it can fit with the Disney-ness of the wedding! :lmao:

Cant wait to see what else you come up with!!

KristiLyn
04-08-2011, 09:10 PM
I LOVE your dress!!
And POFQ is awesome! That's where we will be staying :)

violentmesses
04-10-2011, 04:51 PM
Everyone kept asking and asking and asking about the wedding and the details and it became apparent that I needed to send something sooner than later - I think they were asking soooooooooo much because they couldn't believe we were actually and finally going to have a wedding. So, I dreamed up this DIY and mailed them out last month.

CONTENTS

Save the Month Card
Teacup + Saucer
Butter Cookies wrapped and boxed with Eat Me tag
Organic Jasmine or Cranberry tea in miniature bottle with Drink Me tag
Personalized Note to recipient






SAVE THE MONTH CARD CLOSE-UP

http://i51.tinypic.com/qpl8w2.jpg

http://i51.tinypic.com/35akqrc.jpg



TEA STUFFS CLOSE-UP

http://i53.tinypic.com/dnonkl.jpg




PACKAGING

http://i55.tinypic.com/297amc.jpg

http://i55.tinypic.com/2niqw7n.jpg




PACKAGING
http://i51.tinypic.com/212bl8i.jpg



RESULTS
We were really happy with the way everything turned out. The idea all started because I wanted an interactive card and I thought, wouldn't it be cool if we could open the Alice in Wonderland door, and there would be a picture of us drinking tea inside? Then the project just exploded and I wanted to include tea cups, too. So, naturally I thought -- what should I fill the cups with? Then I thought little drink me bottles would be cute -- and I thought we should fill them with tea (duh) and then I thought, since I'm doing tea -- I might as well do cookies, too. (OMG - we had to redo the cookies because they bled through the box. We had to throw out the old boxes that were stained, re-buy cookie boxes, and stuff the cookies in plastic confectionery bags BEFORE we put the in the cookies boxes. Nightmare.) So. That's how it happened! I thought the key would be a cute touch because - well - I don't really have to explain that to Disney nerds, right?! It just goes with the Alice theme :rotfl:

The personal notes said something inside like, "Hi! Our actual wedding date will be announced in April. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy the tea and cookies! Love, MaryFrances and James"

The Post Office told me it would take 7-9 days to ship since we picked the cheapest option (Parcel Post) -- but most of our guests got our package within 2-3 days! Nice!

People said that they felt surprised and kinda filled with wonder because they didn't know what the heck the box was all about! :laughing:

So - it was super worth it and it was a way fun project to do. AAAANNNNDDD, I'm on to the next thing - we're working on the follow up now that we have the December 1 date with Disney booked. I think the follow-up is going to surprise people, too!

DoomBuggy0922
04-10-2011, 05:02 PM
That's amazing!!!!!! :) :) That's so much work--- I'm so impressed!

Fay
04-10-2011, 05:13 PM
Hey,

Your save the dates are amazing! :) What a fantastic idea! :) I cant wait to see your actual invitations... I hope they are as exciting!

XXXX

K80K
04-10-2011, 06:26 PM
Wow! Those all look so awesome! Great job!

KristiLyn
04-10-2011, 06:40 PM
All of it looks amazing!! You guys really worked hard on it and it all came out great!!! I love it!:lovestruc

violentmesses
04-11-2011, 01:55 PM
That's amazing!!!!!! :) :) That's so much work--- I'm so impressed!

Wow! Those all look so awesome! Great job!

All of it looks amazing!! You guys really worked hard on it and it all came out great!!! I love it!:lovestruc

:hippie: Thanks ladies!! When I was brainstorming this idea James was just staring at me and said, "ok...." -- he was kinda shocked but not really, because he's used to me being crazy with stuff. :laughing:


Hey,

Your save the dates are amazing! :) What a fantastic idea! :) I cant wait to see your actual invitations... I hope they are as exciting!

XXXX

Oooooooo, gurl! I have 2 more mailers coming. I'm working on one now that involves confetti to announce the date (I'll be dropping that in the mail by the end of the month) - and the invites that I'm mailing in August are going to be BEAUTIFUL. I can feeel their beauty! :banana:

But I'm thinking that maybe I should do a newsletter sometime between June/July....

disneybex
04-11-2011, 02:16 PM
Wowee! Those save the dates are amazing - I've never seen anything like them - so unique and fabulous :cutie:

Can't wait to see what else you've got up your sleeve!

brer rabbit 28
04-12-2011, 08:10 AM
I saw your save the month invites over on the DIY thread and HAD to come on over to your PJ. Looking forward to more updates :goodvibes

violentmesses
04-12-2011, 07:12 PM
Woo hoo!

I FINALLY found the perfect accessories for the bridesmaids/maid of honor. Now I just have to narrow down the dresses! Whoa. They don't look like the same color in the pictures, do they? Oh well. They will be, though. I love how the fur looks spikey. :cutie:

Gray Mongolian Faux Fur Capelet Wrap
http://i51.tinypic.com/29mulg7.jpg

Gray Mongolian Faux Fur Muff
http://i56.tinypic.com/1zb49kp.jpg

Bickimook2
04-28-2011, 09:52 PM
I love your Save the Dates they look amazing and that caricature of yourselves is great, what artist did it for you? We are staying a POFQ as well it looks like an amazing resort, we have never been before so were super excited. I love your furs for your ladies that's going to be so cute and that wedding gown is gorgeous I can't wait to see more :)

violentmesses
06-20-2011, 02:41 AM
I'm in a pickle.

James and I chose the Escape Package - because we didn't really want a reception. We just wanted to do a Welcome Party and a Dessert Party after the wedding. Everything short and sweet.

But then we were thinking that we should probably treat our guests to a proper reception after the ceremony since everyone is flying all of the way to Florida from California and Oregon. So, we put a $250 deposit down for The Attic.

Well! It turns out after an informal discussion on Facebook that NONE of our guests are interested in sitting down at a reception. They like our original idea of ceremony at 10am - BIG BREAK in the middle of the day for them to enjoy The Parks - and a surprise event at 8pm (I'm not telling anyone about the Illuminations Dessert Party until the day of the event).

So crappers! Do you think that Disney will transfer my deposit on The Attic towards the final balance of the wedding? You don't think they'll say "SORRY! No refunds/No transfers" do you? The agreement didn't say anything about no transfers -- and I'm not asking for a refund. Gosh this is stressing me out. I don't want to be out $250. Especially now, since I'm moving 2 hours away! DF got a new job. We're super excited - but man - we have a LOT of packing to do in 2 weeks!:headache:

***UPDATE***
What a relief! Disney allowed me to release my reservation on The Attic and the deposit will go toward the balance of the wedding. I'm super happy!

lilsqueakrr
06-29-2011, 07:27 PM
Good to hear things are working out! I think the dessert party is a great idea! Are you going to stay in your gown?

violentmesses
06-30-2011, 01:32 AM
Good to hear things are working out! I think the dessert party is a great idea! Are you going to stay in your gown?

Nah - I don't think so. The wedding is at 10am and the dessert party is at 8. It's an awful long time to wear that pretty dress. I think I'll want a simpler white party dress for the fireworks!

Tale as old as Time
07-04-2011, 10:32 AM
Those save the months are amazing! I can not belive how incredibly creative you are!!

AND so glad the reception situation worked out!