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marvelgirl2010 03-23-2013 01:29 PM

Brownell & Sabrina's Magical and Geeky WDW Wedding 11-1-13
My fiance and I have been together for six years as of tomorrow and are getting married at Walt Disney's Wedding Pavilion on November 1st, 2013 at 10am. Our brunch reception will be at the California Grill. And after, we plan to go to the last Halloween Party of the year in a group costume. We expect 60-80 people, including kids.

We are Disneyphiles and big geeks, so we are really hoping to have a lot of fun with our wedding. We had considered Dragon*Con in Atlanta as a wedding option at first, but since we are DVC members and go to Disney 1-2 times a year (and will probably take a break from Dragon*Con when we have kids) this seemed like a more family oriented option. Plus, how awesome is it that we will be able to have our anniversary each year at the place we got married!!!

We love Disney, we love Star Wars and I am a huge Marvel Comics fan (my Fiance also likes DC, but he is weird) so we want to incorporate all those things into our wedding, since they are all Disney now!

A friend of ours, Eva Hopkins, is the co-creator of Dawn Comics and was kind enough to draw our Save The Dates for us. They really capture the glory of a Star Wars, Disney Princessy, comic book wedding, lol! I'll post them as soon as I've made enough posts to be allowed to!

Planning a wedding is stressful, and I've joined this board to share what I'm doing and to see what other people are doing and have done. There are so many things to think about! I've never really used a message board before, so I apologize in advance for being a newb:wave2:

FairytaleBelle 03-23-2013 02:51 PM

Hey, Found your journal :D

When you say Halloween party in costume are you thinking of going in in your dress? I totally considered that!

Your save the dates are going to look amazing I'm so jealous! Can't wait for photos :)

It's cool you get your anniversary spot every year, I think ill get away with every three years if I'm lucky haha.
Think you'll incorporate universal for the marvel? I love that place!

Proposal story please :D
Anyway I shall be following along, looking forward to more :) x

marvelgirl2010 03-23-2013 09:48 PM

I can post pics now, yay!
Here is my Save the Date! I don't think my bad iphone photography really does it justice. They are printed on a thick bright white recycled card stock.
photo(1) by marvelgirl2010, on Flickr

marvelgirl2010 03-23-2013 10:17 PM


Originally Posted by FairytaleBelle (Post 47887284)
When you say Halloween party in costume are you thinking of going in in your dress? I totally considered that!

Hi! I think it is an awesome idea! I thought about it, too.

My dress is a bit huge and we have a morning wedding, so I think I will be sick of it by the time the party starts. Instead, I'm thinking about having us and all the people in our wedding party make Disney prince/princess and Jedi mashup costumes to wear to the party! We have 7 bridesmaids and 7 groomsman so it should be a good size group! Of course, if 4PM roles around and I am still loving my wedding dress than I shall just strap on a light saber and go in that!


Originally Posted by FairytaleBelle (Post 47887284)
Think you'll incorporate universal for the marvel? I love that place!

I love it, too! But other than taking my younger sister to see Harry Potter land and the Halloween Party before guests arrive, its not really going to be a part of the wedding. Mostly because transporting 60+ people is painful. I'm finding little ways to incorporate it in our wedding attire and always looking for ideas!

Thanks for following me, I'd love to read your thread, too! Super excited to talk to someone getting married the same time as me! If you have a journal up please send me a link. I tried to find it but I am new to the whole message board thing and failed.

FairytaleBelle 03-24-2013 07:28 AM

I love your save the dates, the way you've incorporated you and your fi into the disney theme, they're great!
Hah gosh your photos will be nice to see what with the mash up theme! A wedding dress with a light saber is one ive never seen- but yeah if the dress is that big you may be sick of it by then ha.

Good point, 60+ people to universal would be a transport nightmare!!
Looking forward to more details and photos :)

Ohh I'm not until october 2015 long long way aways :( I'm such a planner though Im constantly running ideas through my mind! So I've not started a pj yet, Not really sure when its viable to start one! X

CinderALLIE 03-24-2013 05:15 PM

Congratulations. Can't wait to read more.

Summer Daydream 03-25-2013 01:33 PM

I love the's so creative and I love how it incorporates your interests.

LittleKittyMarie 03-25-2013 01:43 PM

Congratulations and welcome! Your save the dates are fantasic! I love how it incorporates so many elements! Looking forward to reading all about your geeky wedding plans! :goodvibes

marvelgirl2010 03-25-2013 05:25 PM

My Really Long Engagement Story!
My DF and I met six years ago, today. So, this might be a good time to write about how we met and got engaged!

How We Met:
We met six years ago on E-harmony. I had been trying to meet someone online for a few months, but after exhausting the only three matches I got in the state of Oklahoma, where I was living at the time, I decided to widen my parameters to include the rest of the country. I got 20 more matches(yeah, my personality is that weird) and one extremely persistent guy who wanted to skip the normal back and forth questions you answer before E-harmony decides you are ok to actually email one another. I did not let this persistent person do that, but I guess it got my attention and when we got to the Email stage he informed me he would be in Oklahoma for his Grandmother's 90th birthday party and that he would like to meet me. I agreed thinking nothing would come of it and met him for lunch. I had come back the day before from a snowboarding trip with Pneumonia, and my plan was to meet him to be polite, have a quick lunch and go home. I mean, why would I want to date a guy who lives in Washington DC? That would be crazy! Our lunch ended up lasting 5 hours :blush:

The next day I bought my first webcam and a year and a half later, I moved from Oklahoma City to his house in DC. I, of course, assumed that I would be getting married pretty soon after that....Nope, not even close. I proceeded to spend several years being what I always dreaded being; a shack up honey.:eek:

How We Got Engaged:
Finally, last April, after a trip to WDW that ended in me crying and being not nice because while he pointed out the Wedding Pavilion as he always does every time we ride the monorail, he didn't propose AGAIN, I informed him I was done waiting. He told me to hold on just a little longer and we made plans to visit Franks during our fall trip to WDW. Now, we were not engaged at this point, and we hadn't told anybody, but we went ahead and planned our wedding. It was really fun! But I felt weird about it. I had no ring. He hadn't asked me. And he didn't want me to tell anybody. Not even my family. I soooo wanted to tell my family, and his Grandmother who was the reason we met and who I had become very close to over the years.

Finally, in early November we got our date confirmed and we told our families! It was official! Realizing his Grandmother at 96 would not be able to make our wedding in Florida, we arranged an Engagement party in Oklahoma for our families to meet.

I was a little disappointed that we didn’t have a ring for me, yet, and that my DF had never actually asked me to marry him. I told him I really wanted a ring, so about a week before we left for OK to go to the party, he took me to Tiffany’s and we tried on some rings. I found a ring I liked, but it wasn’t very traditional so we decided to shop around a little. Unfortunately, his Dad got sick and he had to make an emergency trip to Florida before our trip to Oklahoma. We never got to look at rings again. Instead, since I was now getting to OK before he was, he had me visit some stores. Sadly, there wasn’t a Tiffany’s in Oklahoma and I never found anything I liked as much.

Our engagement party was held in the banquet room at the Senior Citizen home my DF’s Grandmother lives in. The room was decorated in Black Damask and roses for a beautiful elegant look. Johnny Carino's catered and Sweet Memories OKC made a gorgeous cake. Before dinner was served, my DF's Grandmother rolled up in a wheelchair and gave me an engagement present in a Tiffany Bag. I wasn’t surprised she got me something, since they told me beforehand that she had, but I was really surprised it was from Tiffany’s. I stared at for a minute thinking “could it…no it couldn’t be.” Then I sat down and started opening the bag. It was kind of hard to open and when I looked up from my struggle, I realized everyone had stopped and was staring at me. “Why is everyone staring at me?” I asked. “Because it’s your party,” my sister answered. ‘Oh right, then.’ And I continued struggling to open the bag. That’s when my DF suavely got down on one knee and asked if he could help me with that. He then opened the bag and revealed the gift was really the engagement ring from Tiffany’s and proposed. I body blushed and started crying before saying yes, with both our families cheering us on. It was very romantic, and he gets mad props for managing to surprise me by popping the question at our own engagement party.:love:

marvelgirl2010 03-25-2013 05:47 PM

Here are a few pics from our December Engagement Party!

This one shoes the table decor Engagement Party 008 by marvelgirl2010, on Flickr

Here was our tasty cake: Engagement Party 064 by marvelgirl2010, on Flickr

And here is us looking really happy :love:
[IMG] EP-105-4 by marvelgirl2010, on Flickr[/IMG]

marvelgirl2010 03-27-2013 08:16 PM


Originally Posted by FairytaleBelle (Post 47892263)
Ohh I'm not until october 2015 long long way aways :( I'm such a planner though Im constantly running ideas through my mind! So I've not started a pj yet, Not really sure when its viable to start one! X

That is a ways off, but you are so smart to start planning now. I wish I had found this board a year ago!


Originally Posted by CinderALLIE (Post 47896887)
Congratulations. Can't wait to read more.


Originally Posted by Summer Daydream (Post 47905156)
I love the's so creative and I love how it incorporates your interests.


Originally Posted by LittleKittyMarie (Post 47905297)
Congratulations and welcome! Your save the dates are fantasic! I love how it incorporates so many elements! Looking forward to reading all about your geeky wedding plans! :goodvibes

Thank you so much for you kind comments!

LittleKittyMarie 03-27-2013 10:07 PM

Aww, that is such a sweet proposal story! And you got engaged at your engagement party, I love that! I bet there aren't too many people who can claim that one! ;)

ncp17 03-27-2013 10:21 PM

Just catching up! I love your story- very unique! And your save the dates are great! Love how you incorporated both of you :) can't wait to keep reading!

marvelgirl2010 04-18-2013 01:13 AM

Since I just posted this on the E-ring board, I might as well post it here, too!
Here is the Engagement ring I fell in love with:
ring by marvelgirl2010, on Flickr

Its not very traditional and is actually considered a band. However, since I work with my hands a lot, this is way more practical. That and I talk with my hands. Almost every peice of jewelry I have ever owned I have managed to break with my flailing about, lol

I'm planning on getting this knife edge band to go with it. It is more narrow and the height compliments the ring nicely:
ring band by marvelgirl2010, on Flickr

marvelgirl2010 04-18-2013 01:24 AM

Rehearsal Dinner
Thanks to this board, I finally have a rehearsal dinner figured out!! :cool1: We are going to do our Rehearsal Thursday (Halloween) evening at the Grand Floridian or the WP if its available. Then we are going to treat our wedding party to a counter service dinner at the Gasparilla Island Grill. Then we are going to chill at one of the bars at the Grand Floridian until 9PM. We will buy dinner, but people are on their own for drinks.

From there we are going to our Sago Cay Pointe Fireworks Dessert Party! The Halloween Fireworks show is our favorite and watching it on Halloween while eating lots of tasty dessert will be awesome! Its going to be a bit of a late night, since the fireworks are at 10 or 10:30pm, but I doubt I will be able to sleep much anyways. Plus, I'm using our free room to stay with my maid of honor at the Grand Floridian that night, so I just go to my room and crash after. My DF will have to take the monorail back to Bay Lake Towers.

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