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ALMPeters11-11-11 02-25-2011 06:48 PM

A Little Disney Magic
 
Welcome to my pre-trip/trip report!

This is my first report on DISboards and I am very excited to be a part of this awesome community!

Cast of Characters:
Amanda (me)
Scott (DH2b...will be DH on 11/11/11)

We are complete Disney-a-holics! We have just about every Disney movie on VHS and DVD and we are slowly building our Blu-Ray collection :happytv: I have been to WDW 3 times and DL 5 times (which can be found in my signature). My DH-2b has been to WDW once (with me in 05) and Disneyland twice (with me in 06 and 07). Neither of us have ever been on a DCL cruise...actually, we have never been on ANY cruise :eek:

We are currently planning our Disney Cinderella Themed Wedding :bride: which will take place on November 11, 2011 aka 11/11/11. No, it will not be at a Disney park :sad2: but it will be magical nonetheless! For our honeymoon, we will be taking what Disney calls a Land and Sea Vacation.

On November 25, we will drive from our home in Louisville, KY to Cocoa Beach, FL to stay at a little hotel on the beach the night before our cruise on the Disney Magic! Those of you realizing the date as the day after Thanksgiving...yes, I am sacrificing my Black Friday shopping for our honeymoon :scared1: But I personally think it is a fair trade-off. We are driving because it is SO much cheaper! The money we are saving from not flying is actually paying for our "land" part of our honeymoon. I love to fly, but sacrificing flying for a trip to WDW is totally worth it :woohoo:

We will be setting sail on the Disney Magic on November 26! Because we are newbies to DCL, we cannot book anything until September 12...75 days before the cruise :rolleyes: But we do have plans for the cruise, including participating in our cruise group's FE!!

Our itinerary is as follows:
November 26: Port Canaveral, Florida
November 27: Key West, Florida
November 28: At Sea
November 29: Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
November 30: Cozumel, Mexico
December 01: At Sea
December 02: Castaway Cay
December 03: Port Canaveral, Florida

We have decided to do one shore excursion per port:
Presidents, Pirates, and Pioneers at Key West
Seven Mile Beach Break in the Grand Cayman
Cozumel Highlights and Maya Ruins in Cozumel
Parasailing in Castaway Cay

Once we deboard the cruise on December 3rd, our honeymoon is not over yet! We will drive from Cocoa Beach (after we get our car back LOL) to Orlando and stay at the All-Star Movies for 6 days/5 nights to continue our honeymoon with 5-day park hoppers to WDW!!! When we leave the magic of Orlando, we will drive home, stopping in Atlanta to visit the World of Coke Museum. My DH-2b is a Coke-a-holic :laughing: We have several plastic totes filled with memorabilia!

Back to the wedding planning and present day...One very exciting perk that Disney has created for their honeymooners is the Disney Honeymoon Registry! As soon as the honeymoon was booked, I signed up for it. Here is the link if you would like to see what we have selected http://honeymoonregistry.disney.go.c...-2621C6B63F53} :hyper:

Well, that is all I can think of for now :confused: I will continue as more excitement comes along :yay:

Tanzanite 02-25-2011 09:12 PM

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Originally Posted by ALMPeters11-11-11 (Post 40094161)
Welcome to my pre-trip/trip report!

This is my first report on DISboards and I am very excited to be a part of this awesome community!

Cast of Characters:
Amanda (me)
Scott (DH-2b...will be DH on 11/11/11)

We are complete Disney-a-holics! We have just about every Disney movie on VHS and DVD and we are slowly building our Blu-Ray collection :happytv: I have been to WDW 3 times and DL 5 times (which can be found in my signature). My DH-2b has been to WDW once (with me in 05) and Disneyland twice (with me in 06 and 07). Neither of us have ever been on a DCL cruise...actually, we have never been on ANY cruise :eek:

We are currently planning our Disney Cinderella Themed Wedding :bride: which will take place on November 11, 2011 aka 11/11/11. No, it will not be at a Disney park :sad2: but it will be magical nonetheless! For our honeymoon, we will be taking what Disney calls a Land and Sea Vacation.

On November 25, we will drive from our home in Louisville, KY to Cocoa Beach, FL to stay at a little hotel on the beach the night before our cruise on the Disney Magic! Those of you realizing the date as the day after Thanksgiving...yes, I am sacrificing my Black Friday shopping for our honeymoon :scared1: But I personally think it is a fair trade-off. We are driving because it is SO much cheaper! The money we are saving from not flying is actually paying for our "land" part of our honeymoon. I love to fly, but sacrificing flying for a trip to WDW is totally worth it :woohoo:

We will be setting sail on the Disney Magic on November 26! Because we are newbies to DCL, we cannot book anything until September 12...75 days before the cruise :rolleyes: But we do have plans for the cruise, including participating in our cruise group's FE!!

Our itinerary is as follows:
November 26: Port Canaveral, Florida
November 27: Key West, Florida
November 28: At Sea
November 29: Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
November 30: Cozumel, Mexico
December 01: At Sea
December 02: Castaway Cay
December 03: Port Canaveral, Florida

We have decided to do one shore excursion per port:
Presidents, Pirates, and Pioneers at Key West
Seven Mile Beach Break in the Grand Cayman
Cozumel Highlights and Maya Ruins in Cozumel
Parasailing in Castaway Cay

Once we deboard the cruise on December 3rd, our honeymoon is not over yet! We will drive from Cocoa Beach (after we get our car back LOL) to Orlando and stay at the All-Star Movies for 6 days/5 nights to continue our honeymoon with 5-day park hoppers to WDW!!! When we leave the magic of Orlando, we will drive home, stopping in Atlanta to visit the World of Coke Museum. My DH-2b is a Coke-a-holic :laughing: We have several plastic totes filled with memorabilia!

Back to the wedding planning and present day...here are some photos from our planning:
http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/a...cinderella.jpg
The background image to our Save-the-Dates
http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/a...u228/Tiara.jpg
My tiara...very Cinderella-esque, I think ;)
http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/a...ight-j5710.jpg
The front of my dress (shh, don't tell DH-2b...thank goodness I know he will never look at this blog :upsidedow)
http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/a...28/J5710-B.jpg
My gorgeous cathedral train
http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/a...28/Columns.jpg
Columns for our aisle and altar (we will have six of these total)
http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/a...228/Column.jpg
Our unity candle column (which will have a round mirror on top for the candles)

One very exciting perk that Disney has created for their honeymooners is the Disney Honeymoon Registry! As soon as the honeymoon was booked, I signed up for it. Here is the link if you would like to see what we have selected http://honeymoonregistry.disney.go.c...-2621C6B63F53} :hyper:

Well, that is all I can think of for now :confused: I will continue as more excitement comes along :yay:

your wedding dress is georgeous you will look beautiful.

missj1975 02-26-2011 01:09 AM

I love love love your dress. It is so beautiful. And your tiara is awesome too.

Wow a two week Disney honeymoon...Jealous!!!

You will have so much fun at the Coke Museum, especially if they have a taste testing area..which I am sure they do. Las Vegas has a huge Coke store and we have fond memories of trying 21 different coke flavors from around the world. Epcot has something similar called Club Cool but I think they only have 6 or 7 different flavors of coke (plus Epcot's coke is free, the Coke store's samples weren't but still tasty).

Anyway, so excited for your trip:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2

ALMPeters11-11-11 02-26-2011 01:14 AM

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Originally Posted by missj1975 (Post 40097238)
I love love love your dress. It is so beautiful. And your tiara is awesome too.

Wow a two week Disney honeymoon...Jealous!!!

You will have so much fun at the Coke Museum, especially if they have a taste testing area..which I am sure they do. Las Vegas has a huge Coke store and we have fond memories of trying 21 different coke flavors from around the world. Epcot has something similar called Club Cool but I think they only have 6 or 7 different flavors of coke (plus Epcot's coke is free, the Coke store's samples weren't but still tasty).

I think I remember us checking out Club Cool in '05...but that was nearly six years ago :confused3 I do know the World of Coke has a full FREE tasting room that has something like 30 different flavors...don't quote me on that ;) LOL I bought my tiara on ebay...total steal considering it's Swarovski. And my dress...trunk show! I am all about finding deals :woohoo:

newmommy_2010 02-26-2011 11:59 AM

Can't wait to hear more! We live about 1 1/2 hours from Louisville!

mrbudyhed 02-26-2011 09:47 PM

This is a very exciting pre wedding/trip report! I love hearing about wedding plans. I have been know to sit and watch videos of friends of friends (i.e. essentially people I don't even really know! :rotfl2:) 11-11-11 is a very big day with the national cordouroy appreciation club. I think you might be stealing their thunder a little. I, like other Disers, can not wait to hear more.

Planetneutral 02-28-2011 09:19 PM

Sounds like a great story in the making. FWIW, I work for the public library in Louisville. Nice to see Kentuckiana represent on the DISboards.

ALMPeters11-11-11 02-28-2011 10:35 PM

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Originally Posted by mrbudyhed (Post 40106858)
11-11-11 is a very big day with the national cordouroy appreciation club. I think you might be stealing their thunder a little.

I have never even heard of the Corduroy Appreciation Club :confused3 We have a meaning behind our 11/11/11 date...which I think I will post here in a little bit :thumbsup2

Quote:

Originally Posted by Planetneutral (Post 40133836)
Sounds like a great story in the making. FWIW, I work for the public library in Louisville. Nice to see Kentuckiana represent on the DISboards.

That's great! I love when I hear or see Kentucky represented anywhere :woohoo:

ALMPeters11-11-11 02-28-2011 10:57 PM

Thanks to everyone who has been following along! It is very exciting to have followers, especially with this being my first posting on here...and honestly my first posting on any board like this!

I have decided to share the story of why we have chosen 11/11/11...

There are so many superstitions centered around the number 11, especially the one enjoyed by young folks who "wish on 11:11." Yes, 11/11/11 is a very unique date that will never happen again in our lifetime. But we have a very special reason for choosing the date.

My DH2b and I have known each other for 13 years this June. Most marriages these days do not even last that long. We have a very special and unique bond for many different reasons. We started as friends, then became best friends, off and on boyfriend/girlfriend, and finally fiancees.

At one point in our life together, I was looking at some of my DH2b's old things from when he was younger...things his mother kept from when he was in school and other little momentos. I suddenly stumbled across his birth certificate. We discovered that we have something very peculiar in common...the number 2.

My birthday is February 28th (of a certain year) and his is December 26th (of a certain year)...he was born at 6:29am and I was born at 8:31am...he weighed 8lb 6oz and I weighed 6lb 8oz...he was 19 1/2 inches long and I was 21 1/2 inches long. So, with these numbers we found that he is EXACTLY 2 years, 2 months, 2 days, 2 hours, and 2 minutes older than I am AND we were within 2lb 2oz of each other AND I was 2 inches longer than he was.

That all being said...the number 2 seems to pop up everywhere around us. We decided on the date 11/11/11 because 1 + 1 = 2. Since setting our wedding date, we have been seeing the number 11 everywhere. We are nerds when it comes to numerology :laughing: But we find it to be a very unique circumstance that most likely does not happen too often and therefore believe it is cause to celebrate the number.

mrsdavies2be 03-03-2011 01:52 PM

That' so exciting! I'm getting married Jan 28 (taking the cruise jan 26-29) of 2012!!!

yorkshire disney fan 03-10-2011 07:28 AM

I am sure you will have a great time - enjoy :love:

ALMPeters11-11-11 03-30-2011 01:00 AM

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Originally Posted by mrsdavies2be (Post 40172036)
That' so exciting! I'm getting married Jan 28 (taking the cruise jan 26-29) of 2012!!!

Oh, wow! So you are getting married on the cruise?! That would be amazing :woohoo:

ALMPeters11-11-11 03-31-2012 08:31 PM

Finally going to do this!
 
Now that it's been a few months since the honeymoon and things have calmed down around here, I'm going to FINALLY post my trip log!! I'll begin in a new post. Thanks, everyone, for your patience :goodvibes

ALMPeters11-11-11 04-06-2012 06:26 PM

Wow...where do I begin! Let me start by saying our Cinderella themed wedding was even better than we had expected! Here are the three highlight videos from our wonderful videographer and some of the amazing photos our amazing photographers captured:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwurKA_wupM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzvi_luyZU0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c432t8CZMMc

My Flower Girl's Basket
http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/a...99924086_n.jpg

My Precious Flower Girl and I before the wedding
http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/a...13099709_n.jpg

Our Rings w/my bouquet
http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/a...92861898_n.jpg

The Ceremony (in the BEAUTIFUL Crystal Ballroom)
http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/a...73698522_n.jpg

My Favorite Photo!
http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/a...65739084_n.jpg

The entire wedding party (minus the flower girl)
http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/a...72466498_n.jpg

Me With the Groomsmen
http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/a...31665370_n.jpg

DH With the Bridesmaids
http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/a...50320906_n.jpg

My Cinderella Photo!!
http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/a...76349521_n.jpg

DH Putting the Slipper on my foot...It fits! LOL
http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/a...80244553_n.jpg

Our GORGEOUS cake with the castle cake-topper :wizard:
http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/a...83190488_n.jpg

Our Introduction
http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/a...46295906_n.jpg

Our First Dance
http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/a...77684936_n.jpg

Our ceremony and reception took place at the historic Brown Hotel in Louisville, KY. If anyone has seen the movie "Elizabethtown" with Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst, the hotel he stays in is The Brown. The ballroom they use in the movie is not the actual Crystal Ballroom, however (thank goodness because of what happens in the movie ;)). It truly was a dream and the perfect fairy-tale wedding! I'll begin the honeymoon in a new update :woohoo:

Disney9.9.10 04-06-2012 06:43 PM

Your wedding was gorgeous! What a beautiful location too. Congratulations :) I got married and had my honeymoon in WDW so I completely understand why you chose it! I look forward to reading about your trip!


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