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tinkerbelle77
01-14-2009, 09:09 AM
Hello...I guess I will introduce us to all of you...

Myself(Tina), 31 and DF(Timothy), 34. We have been together for just over 2 and half years. Tim has 1 daughter Lauren (5) and I have 2 daughters (12 and 10). We have decided on this wedding last minute, we had the cruise booked for about a year solo...So the girls will not be with us because of school, but we are planning a reception when we return.

Yesterday, I had this brainstorm to get married on board...Tim had asked me to marry him a week ago, but there was no ring, so I figured he would get around to it eventually or if not who cares....So I called him yesterday and asked him if we could get married on board, he kinda put me off and didnt answer. I got irritated with him, and then he told me he was planning to make the engagement official with the ring on board the first night at Palo. OOOPS...I felt like a jerk. But he agreed that he'd rather get married on baord instead of engaged. I had already called Disney Weddings to see if there was availablility and was told yes that the planner would call me in a day or two...so now I wait, of do I?

We went online and ordered a ring, he was unsure of what I would like, so he was very happy for my imput. I picked the center stone shape (heart) and we picked the setting together, and he picked the stone size based on the 4 C's (I have no clue). I was pleased and overwhelmed...I felt the center stone was a little much, but it was what he wanted.

Then I went online and ordered my dress...A Chiffon Split-Front A-Line, very simple. I wanted something that was simple yet would make me feel like a bride...It has very simple beading under the bust area, and thats it. A pic will come soon!

We have asked Tim's friend Keith to attend with Kristen his girlfriend, my aunt, and my dad and his dad were already going with us.

My mom and step dad will have my daughters, I really thought my mom would be disappointed that she wasnt coming, so I called her before we made the decision. She said she had no desire to get on a ship anytime soon...She was really sick for the 3 night we went on in February...Her 1st and last cruise I think! So she said she'd still keep my girls and help with Lauren during school, and we'd have a reception when we return! Boy was that a relief!

Well, time to get ready to head out to work! Yuck...Its snowing again!

Update: Wedding band and engagement pics
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m213/tinkerbelle1977/P3070089.jpg

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m213/tinkerbelle1977/P3070091.jpg

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m213/tinkerbelle1977/P3070086.jpg

tinkerbelle77
01-14-2009, 01:27 PM
Well Cathy has called me and we will be getting married on the ship April 23, 2009! So its official!

Also veil has been bought....Shoulder length with ribbon along the bottom and pearls sewn into it throughout it...And of course I had to have flip flops for shoes...
http://www1.reef.com/images/PRODUCTS/large/1776_white-white.jpg

I love reef products!

tiggersam00
01-15-2009, 08:24 AM
Wow, congrats! It sounds like it is all coming together, can't wait to keep reading :)

tinkerbelle77
01-26-2009, 02:11 PM
I have found an amazing dress...It fits perfectly, except length...I ordered it from Davids bridal!
http://www.davidsbridal.com/bridal_gowns_detail.jsp?sfc=164&sp=sales&pid=3608

I just booked the exotic rasual for DF and I on our morning at Grand Cayman...It's a surprise, I know he will love it!

spacerangerqueen
01-26-2009, 05:13 PM
I love the dress! Perfect for the cruise and a great match for the flip flops!

I'm sure he will love the exotic rasual, it sounds amazing.

DisneyDmbNut
01-26-2009, 07:42 PM
yeah!!

Another DCL bride!!

tinkerbelle77
01-31-2009, 08:49 PM
Tim and I have decided to add on 2 days after the cruise and have a Magic Kingdom photo shoot!! I have always said that I wanted to have my wedding pics in front of Cinderellas castle...And this is probably the only oppurtunity that we will have.

We are going to schedule it for Sunday April 26...I have a question for all you brides who have had the MK shoot...If it rains what happens?

princess22
01-31-2009, 09:00 PM
Congratulations! It looks like everything is coming along great! Keep us updated often, I'm excited to be following along!

tinkerbelle77
02-18-2009, 04:34 PM
Just thought I'd post an update for all of you...

On 2/2, I was rushed to the hospital dizzy, nauseous, and unable to stand. I had been having some neck pain previously, but thought it was nothing serious. I tried to pop my neck, and thats when all this started. At the hospital they thought I was having a stroke...But after 3 MRI's and MRA's, 2 Cat scans, a million bood draws and a week in the ICU they figured out it was a tear in my verteral artery on the left side. This is the artery that goes from your neck to your brain. I was sent home on blood thinners and told to take it easy and it will heal. I have to go to the Dr. 2 times week for tests. I have been dizzy a few times since then and tired, but overall I think I will be ok.

I returned to work on Monday, and its been tiring but ok...My boss is good with me leaving early or taking i easy if I dont feel well!

I had no medical insurance, so on 2/11 Tim and I went to the church and got married in a quick ceremony so I'd have some insurance...There was no frills, no dress, not much, but it was nice.

We are still planning the DCL wedding on 4/23, after talking to Cathy she said she'd refund us the money for the license and the officiant And we can still have the weeing without that! So we agreed.

We have also decided to take our children with us!!! But its going to be a surprise! After being in the hospital, it made me see things differently and I wanted the girls with us.

DisneyDmbNut
02-18-2009, 05:04 PM
AH!! Congrats!!

Cathy totally "gets" the VR being a wedding..she and I had many conversations about it being my wedding!!

Get well..how scary! and yes..nothing like a health scare to make you put everything into a new outlook!

Angela0917
02-19-2009, 09:53 AM
Congrats! You are getting married 2 days before me!!:bride:

tinks_1989
02-19-2009, 10:00 AM
Wow what a 1st page to a PJ i am glad you are ok and hope you continue to get better how exciting you are taking the girls as a surprise i couldnt keep it a secret lol

tiggersam00
02-19-2009, 10:30 AM
what an ordeal! Glad you are starting to feel better though. :flower3: The girls will be so excited to go to your wedding too, how exciting for them!

29apr00
02-22-2009, 06:46 PM
I can't believe i missed this! Congrats on your engagment! What a scary situation you had! Glad you're better!

Enjoy planning!

princess22
02-22-2009, 06:58 PM
Sorry to hear about your hospital visit... that's never fun. I hope you get to feeling 100% better soon. Here's some pixie dust to helppixiedust:

I'm glad to hear your daughters get to come along! How exciting for them. Are you going to surprise them in some special way?

MegKate
02-22-2009, 08:07 PM
:goodvibes I'm glad to hear you're doing better. Congrats on the engagement, wedding and wedding plans all in one.

tinkerbelle77
02-23-2009, 11:16 AM
We are trying to think of a unique way to surprise the girls...We have a lot of cruise line souvenirs that we have collected from cruises...All of it is mainly papers, and either we can do a scavenger hunt and then lead up to the pirze of them going with us or I was thinking of making a program of sorts about the wedding and the cruise and mailing it to the girls...And then having them open it up and read about the wedding, etc, and then at the bottom have a crossword or word seek puzzle that said they were going...

If anyone has any better ideas or something to add, let me know!

Mrsdisneyb2b
02-23-2009, 11:28 AM
Hello...I guess I will introduce us to all of you...

Myself(Tina), 31 and DF(Timothy), 34. We have been together for just over 2 and half years. Tim has 1 daughter Lauren (5) and I have 2 daughters (12 and 10). We have decided on this wedding last minute, we had the cruise booked for about a year solo...So the girls will not be with us because of school, but we are planning a reception when we return.

Yesterday, I had this brainstorm to get married on board...Tim had asked me to marry him a week ago, but there was no ring, so I figured he would get around to it eventually or if not who cares....So I called him yesterday and asked him if we could get married on board, he kinda put me off and didnt answer. I got irritated with him, and then he told me he was planning to make the engagement official with the ring on board the first night at Palo. OOOPS...I felt like a jerk. But he agreed that he'd rather get married on baord instead of engaged. I had already called Disney Weddings to see if there was availablility and was told yes that the planner would call me in a day or two...so now I wait, of do I?

We went online and ordered a ring, he was unsure of what I would like, so he was very happy for my imput. I picked the center stone shape (heart) and we picked the setting together, and he picked the stone size based on the 4 C's (I have no clue). I was pleased and overwhelmed...I felt the center stone was a little much, but it was what he wanted.

Then I went online and ordered my dress...A Chiffon Split-Front A-Line, very simple. I wanted something that was simple yet would make me feel like a bride...It has very simple beading under the bust area, and thats it. A pic will come soon!

We have asked Tim's friend Keith to attend with Kristen his girlfriend, my aunt, and my dad and his dad were already going with us.

My mom and step dad will have my daughters, I really thought my mom would be disappointed that she wasnt coming, so I called her before we made the decision. She said she had no desire to get on a ship anytime soon...She was really sick for the 3 night we went on in February...Her 1st and last cruise I think! So she said she'd still keep my girls and help with Lauren during school, and we'd have a reception when we return! Boy was that a relief!

Well, time to get ready to head out to work! Yuck...Its snowing again!


I have a heart as well! Aren't they beautiful?!?!

I know what you mean about the 4c's being a foreign language to me. WHen I realized that he paid triple the amount for the rign I Have opposed to another with less "clarity", I nearly fainted. He then told me "I could have gotten you a four carrot ring if I wanted but the value wouldn't have been worth the same as your ring since you 4c's are perfect" :confused: :confused: I still don't get it...but... thats okay... Its sparkley! (He could have gotten me a fake one and I wouldnt have known the difference

tinkerbelle77
02-23-2009, 01:31 PM
I have a heart as well! Aren't they beautiful?!?!

I know what you mean about the 4c's being a foreign language to me. WHen I realized that he paid triple the amount for the rign I Have opposed to another with less "clarity", I nearly fainted. He then told me "I could have gotten you a four carrot ring if I wanted but the value wouldn't have been worth the same as your ring since you 4c's are perfect" :confused: :confused: I still don't get it...but... thats okay... Its sparkley! (He could have gotten me a fake one and I wouldnt have known the difference

The hearts are beautiful...I really wanted a heart shape, and he really didnt care as along as it was what I wanted! He got an amazing deal on the ring from an online site...It appraised at over $10,000, and he paid a third of that. I was happy with that...He knows I'm always up for a good bargin, and that my motto is never pay full price unless you have no other choice! I just finished your PJ and you are amazingly creative! I cant wait to see more!

tinkerbelle77
03-07-2009, 09:00 PM
Here's a pic from our Feb. wedding!http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m213/tinkerbelle1977/P2110044.jpg

We just had to have our Mickey and Minnie ears for that ceremony! It didnt feel right, boy am I glad that I ordered them before I got sick!

CinderelliT
03-08-2009, 11:56 AM
Yay! Another DCL bride! Congratulations on your engagement (wedding), and your beautiful ring! I hope that you are well on your way to recovery now. Keep us updated on your wedding plans! :thumbsup2

tinkerbelle77
03-12-2009, 05:18 PM
I came home today to find a small envelope on my door step from DCL!!! I was so excited to open it, I left all my groceries in the car and tore into it!!!
It was our Fairy Tale Wedding Documents from the cruise line.

Our ceremony is at 4pm on deck 7 4/23/09 and we have Palo at 6:30pm! My hair appointment is at 2:30, so that should help with my nerves and my habit of being ready way too early and pacing til its time to leave!!!

Bride-to-be
03-12-2009, 05:53 PM
Thats SO exciting!!! I can't wait until I get something in the mail. I have received NOTHING. If you feel like sharing I would love to know whats in it and what your favorite options are... =o)

DisneyDmbNut
03-12-2009, 05:59 PM
i was so excited when I got my packet! I wish I had taken a picture of it!

Mrsdisneyb2b
03-12-2009, 06:13 PM
The hearts are beautiful...I really wanted a heart shape, and he really didnt care as along as it was what I wanted! He got an amazing deal on the ring from an online site...It appraised at over $10,000, and he paid a third of that. I was happy with that...He knows I'm always up for a good bargin, and that my motto is never pay full price unless you have no other choice! I just finished your PJ and you are amazingly creative! I cant wait to see more!

I came home today to find a small envelope on my door step from DCL!!! I was so excited to open it, I left all my groceries in the car and tore into it!!!
It was our Fairy Tale Wedding Documents from the cruise line.

Our ceremony is at 4pm on deck 7 4/23/09 and we have Palo at 6:30pm! My hair appointment is at 2:30, so that should help with my nerves and my habit of being ready way too early and pacing til its time to leave!!!

Thank you sweetheart!!!!!

And YAYYYY on your dftw packets! I am getting rather depressed lately not having one :(

29apr00
03-12-2009, 07:18 PM
Yay for getting the packet! I can't wait for mine!! :thumbsup2

tiggersam00
03-12-2009, 09:19 PM
Ohhh I just got my packet today for my WDW wedding and I had wait till DF got home from work to open it... it was the longest 20 mins ever! :rotfl2:

I love that you wore your ears to your wedding, perfect! I hope you are continuing to feel better, and that you can enjoy this happy time:goodvibes

tinkerbelle77
03-13-2009, 01:48 PM
i was so excited when I got my packet! I wish I had taken a picture of it!

I do have a pic of mine...I will post it later for you! At work now and don't have access to it!

tinkerbelle77
03-13-2009, 02:13 PM
Thank you sweetheart!!!!!

And YAYYYY on your dftw packets! I am getting rather depressed lately not having one :(

I'm sorry! I have been reading and keeping up with your PJ, and you are going to have a beautiful wedding. You are so creative, and all the things you have planned for you and Vinnie...it will be beautiful, and then you are coming to WDW for your honeymoon(I think we miss you by a day, we are down form 7/3-7/17)...it will be great!

tinkerbelle77
03-13-2009, 02:15 PM
Ohhh I just got my packet today for my WDW wedding and I had wait till DF got home from work to open it... it was the longest 20 mins ever! :rotfl2:

I love that you wore your ears to your wedding, perfect! I hope you are continuing to feel better, and that you can enjoy this happy time:goodvibes

LOL...too funny, I didnt even tell him it was here until after I opened it! He wouldnt have been home from work until after 9 pm...I would have died waiting!

tinkerbelle77
03-13-2009, 02:25 PM
Yay for getting the packet! I can't wait for mine!! :thumbsup2

It was exciting because it means its getting closer for us! only 33 days!

tinkerbelle77
04-04-2009, 10:06 PM
Well we leave in under 2 weeks and it looks like I have everything ready to go...Most of our things are packed...Kids are 100% packed, DH is 100% packed, I'm about 85%...Can't wait! I will post a trip report and some pics when we return! I promise!

princess22
04-04-2009, 10:29 PM
YAY!!!!!!!:banana::banana::banana::banana::banana:

That's exciting. I hope the two weeks go by fast for you!

tinkerbelle77
04-09-2009, 09:37 PM
Just 7 more days....1 week from tomorrow morning we will be in Florida!!! It can't get here sooner! We have had magnets made for everyones door that we are traveling with us, or is on the DIS Boards Fish extenders exhcange from oriental trading they have a bride and groom in a heart with our names and date...

29apr00
04-10-2009, 07:45 AM
So excited for you!! I can't wait for you to come back and post pictures!!

LittleStinkerbelle
04-10-2009, 08:00 AM
Wow, you're almost there!!!! I hope you have a wonderful day. Can't wait to see pictures.:goodvibes

CinderelliT
04-18-2009, 11:38 PM
You are going to have a blast! I can't wait for your TR and to see lots of pictures!!

29apr00
04-19-2009, 06:51 AM
I hope your wedding was perfect and magical for you! :bride: Can't wait to hear all about it!!

tinkerbelle77
04-30-2009, 12:03 AM
Hey everyone we are back!!!
Here's some highlights for Day 1 and 2.

April 17, 2009 The limo arrived at 4am to take us over to the airport.
We arrived at MCO by 10am and off to Cocoa Beach for the night!
A few pics of the family at the hotel and around town...
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m213/tinkerbelle1977/cruise%204-2009/P4170078.jpg
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m213/tinkerbelle1977/cruise%204-2009/P4170080-1.jpg
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m213/tinkerbelle1977/cruise%204-2009/P4170081-1.jpg
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m213/tinkerbelle1977/cruise%204-2009/P4170082-1.jpg
Here us waiting to check out luggage with the porter...
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m213/tinkerbelle1977/DSC_0464.jpg
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m213/tinkerbelle1977/DSC_0465.jpg

At about 9:45am the girls, my aunt and I were the first ones through to the terminal While Tim, his dad and my dad waited with the luggage...I wanted an upgrade really bad!!!

Around 10:15 we checked in and asked about upgrades, we were told that they had quite a few We recieved a boarding card #2...Tim went over to the upgrade line to wait while I finished checking in. We found out a cat 9 was about $400 more and a balcony was $861 more...I said lets go for the balcony...The women told us to hold on and spoke with her supervisor and upgraded us to a cat 4 family suite for the price of a balcony room....We were so thankful to her!!! We now had a room on deck 8 with a balcony....Considering we booked a cat 12 gty, I think we were doing great!

After finishing up with the upgrade we went over to take our pictures for homeland security...It's something new to us, but it was fast and simple. We then went over to the couches and waited for the characters for pics!
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m213/tinkerbelle1977/cruise%204-2009/P4180083-1.jpg

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m213/tinkerbelle1977/cruise%204-2009/P4180084-1.jpg
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m213/tinkerbelle1977/cruise%204-2009/P4180085-1.jpg

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m213/tinkerbelle1977/DSC_0468.jpg
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m213/tinkerbelle1977/DSC_0469.jpg
Back of our shirts
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m213/tinkerbelle1977/DSC_0467.jpg

After the pics we had met a few people that we were talking to and next thing we know its boarding time!!!

After boarding Tim and I headed to deck 3 to add my aunt to our Palo brunch ressie while the kids, my aunt and the grandpas went to deck 9 for food and swimming!
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m213/tinkerbelle1977/DSC_0476.jpg
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m213/tinkerbelle1977/DSC_0492.jpg
My father being a goof brought his squirrel ornaments with..
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m213/tinkerbelle1977/cruise%204-2009/P4180088.jpg
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m213/tinkerbelle1977/cruise%204-2009/P4180089.jpg
At 1:30 we went to check out our rooms!
We walked in to a nice fruit basket and a note from Disney Cruise Line....
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m213/tinkerbelle1977/cruise%204-2009/P4180091-1.jpg

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m213/tinkerbelle1977/cruise%204-2009/P4180092-1.jpg
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m213/tinkerbelle1977/cruise%204-2009/P4180094-1.jpg
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m213/tinkerbelle1977/cruise%204-2009/P4180093-1.jpg
That night the ship was rocking really bad, and I wasnt feeling well, so I skipped dinner, but then went down about halfway through to see how everyone else was doing...We had 10 at our table, Tim, myself, the 3 girls, my aunt, my dad, Tim's dad, and our friends the newlyweds from England Jonathan and Kirsty.
I have some pictures from Disney that we purchased that I have to scan in...They will be here soon!

They had a deal on board for the Premear of Earth all your pre-printed pics from the cruise for $229...of course this didnt include wedding pics from the ceremony, but thats ok...We took over 200 pics...It was a great deal for us!
More to come soon!

29apr00
04-30-2009, 07:21 AM
great start! Can't wait to see the ceremony pics!!

DisneyDmbNut
04-30-2009, 07:28 AM
I love that T-shirt!

I am going to get one made!!
Something with "WONDER"ful Vow Renewal with Friends - Priceless!!

then again, if I put the totals on the shirt, DH might pass out each time I wore it!

tinkerbelle77
04-30-2009, 09:08 AM
I love that T-shirt!

I am going to get one made!!
Something with "WONDER"ful Vow Renewal with Friends - Priceless!!

then again, if I put the totals on the shirt, DH might pass out each time I wore it!

We had them made with disneyshopping.com and the new design your own shirts...We love them! Great quality!

We had ours made before we changed to a vow renewal...But they still worked!

LittleStinkerbelle
05-06-2009, 07:38 PM
Congrats!!! Can't wait to see more.

29apr00
05-07-2009, 07:36 AM
I agree, more more more! Us DCL Brides are impatient!

popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::

DisneyFairy19
05-07-2009, 08:07 AM
I love your shirts

Sleeping_Beauty81
05-09-2009, 09:08 PM
Congrats on the rocking upgrade! :goodvibes

That was a good deal too.

29apr00
05-15-2009, 09:28 AM
Come Back Tina!! We need more pictures!! popcorn::