Wait! Where's your wedding ring? An Oct. 2013 Disneymoon TR Updated 5/7!
Hi friends, and after all these years and all these trip reports, I do mean FRIENDS! Itís time for another Missyrose and Pixel Dust trip report. But this isnít just any trip report, itís our super romantic, relaxing and all-around fun Disneymoon report.
Letís back up for a minute, for those of you who donít remember our TR from last OctoberÖ Franklin (ever the perfect Prince Charming) proposed one morning at Cinderellaís Royal Table. There was a glass slipper, a beautiful ring, lots of princesses and even more love. If you want to catch up on that morning hereís Chapters 1, 2, 3 and 4. It was the perfect moment for a girl who is pretty convinced sheís a Disney princess.
Fast forward to October 2013 and the happy couple was married on the rooftop of the Newseum in downtown Washington before jetting off for the worldís most perfect honeymoon in Disney World and Aruba. Youíll get all of it in this jam-packed report -- a little wedding :bride:, lots of Disney ::MickeyMo and the perfect dash of island life. :beach:
And if youíre wondering where the TR name came fromÖIn the first four days of our marriage Franklin forgot to wear his wedding ring on two of those days. The first time it happened, I panicked that it had fallen off (heíd taken it off to wash his hands in the resort room and forgotten to put it back on). After that, I was more surprised when he had it on than when he didnít!
But before we get the party started, letís make some introductions for those who may be new around here.
Thatís me on the right, with the veil. Iím Missy, the 31-year-old Disney-aholic.
To fund my Disney habit, I work as an editor in the sports department of a newspaper in Washington D.C. I love all things sports, pop culture and, of course, The Mouse. My favorite Disney character is Minnie Mouse. My favorite Walt Disney World ride is Big Thunder Mountain. And my favorite Disney snack? Caseyís corndog nuggets.
My partner in crime (and now my loving husband!) is Franklin, a.k.a. Pixel Dust here on the Dis.
He is also 31 and works for an architecture firm to pay the Disney bills. His passions are cars (both the lower-cased cars and the movie ďCarsĒ) and photography (he is who we have to thank for all the beautiful photos in this TR).
Guido from ďCarsĒ is his favorite Disney character. And he could ride Expedition Everest all day if given the chance.
We started going to Disney together in February 2009, this trip marks our eighth together. And weíre the proud owners of three Disney Vacation Club contracts, one at Boardwalk Villas, one at Bay Lake Tower and our newest contract at Villas at the Grand Floridian.
Now that you know the who, letís give you the rest of the trip data:
When: October 20-25
Where: Yacht Club, Club Level
Why: Because Missy and Franklin got married!
And like many of my previous trip reports, Iíll make you this promise: Youíll laugh, youíll cry, but mainly, youíll wish you were in Orlando RIGHT NOW! Letís get this trip started with a wedding!
Saturday, October 19
The BIG Event
Sunday, October 20
A Scrumptious Meal Upon Arrival -- Part 1, Part 2
Monday, October 21
A Tasty Start at Epcot
Traveling to the Future and the Kitchen -- Part 1, Part 2
Franklin's Project, Unveiled
Boyz II Men II Dinner
An Evening Full of Pixels
Tuesday, October 22
A Grand Morning Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Gettin' Our Party On Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
You Met Jack and Sally At What Time?!?! Part 1, Part 2 Part 3
Wednesday, October 23
A Lazy Morning and a Filling Afternoon
Wait! Where's Your Magic Band?!?! Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Thursday, October 24
Mickey Talks and We Sing Part 1, Part 2
A Little More MK Fun and A Big-Deal Dinner Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Friday, October 25
Bye Bye Disney, Hello Aruba! Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Welcome to the World of Yesterday, Tomorrow and Fantasy
All the Disney Details Part 1, Part 2
The BIG Event
You canít start a proper Disneymoon report without at least a few wedding details. Now, all we have are some preview pictures from the photographers. So, weíll start with an overview for now. But once we get more photos, Iíll let you in on some of the fabulous Disney details that made their way in.
Letís start at the beginningÖ of the wedding day, of course! I had all my girls gather in my suite for a fun day of champagne, yummy treats and beautification! I made each one a hoodie with a customized Minnie head on the back.
Me and my dad.
Franklin and his groomsmen. They totally thought they were the Rat Pack in their tuxes, it was adorable.
Ainít he cute?
During our first look at the hotel.
On our way to taking pictures at the Lincoln Memorial
And since the girls were in charge of holding my dress up as we walked, the boys were in charge of the bouquets.
The extra face was a cut-out of our friend Brian who was supposed to be a groomsman, but had a mandatory event for work that weekend and couldnít leave Houston. So his lovely wife bought the cutouts so he could still be a part of everything!
I had custom Minnie ears made for all of us. I had a bridal bow with a veil and my girls all had bows that matched their bridesmaids dresses.
The ceremony took place on the terrace of the Newseum, overlooking the Capitol.
We have the greatest friends! You might remember a few from previous TRs. Kristin and Dan went with us in October 2010; Kelley, Mike and their twins in Oct. 2011; and Meghan and Laura in May 2013.
Toward the end of the night, Franklin and I snuck away with the photographers to take some night time photos. Here we are in the elevator.
And just outside the museum.
And out on Pennsylvania Avenue.
Thatís it for the photos we have now. Like I said, there are lots of Disney details from the wedding that I am dying to share with you, but I want to wait until I have photos to show you. So youíll just have to stay tuned! Until then, on with the Disneymoon!
Missy! I am here! (And hopefully made first comment hehe)
First, congrats congrats congrats!
I am completely obsessed with your dress. So gorgeous and it fits you perfectly!
Love the Minnie hoodies and ears
AHH the Newseum! How perfect! I loved it when I visited, I was thinking about college in DC and went there when I was doing tours. It's awesome.
Great pictures! You guys look so happy! Can't wait to see more and hear about the trip.
:welcome: back, not just Missy but Mrs! ;)
Great start so far! Can't wait to hear ALL about it!!!
So happy for the both of you! I love all the Disney touches to the wedding and all of the wonderful shots in DC for the wedding! Simply beautiful!
Congratulations! We share anniversary dates now. We've been married for 20 years now.
May you embrace the roller coasters of life, keep your eyes filled with dreams to fulfill and many mouseketeers to follow you down Main Street.
I'm here! Missy, you look stunning. Just absolutely breathtaking! I'm glad that you guys were able to find a photographer that took Franklin quality photos! I think with a photographer as a husband, the standards are going to be super high for your wedding photography, and you guys obviously found someone that did a great job capturing you and your friends/family.
Your dress was amazing! It looked great on you and it's just so pretty. Love the little Disney touches you have shown so far. Now on with the report, Disney or bust! :yay::yay::yay:
Subbing in! Of course ;)
Beautiful wedding pics so far, I can't wait to see the rest!
So excited that you are starting the TR, but I am still so bummed that it didn't work out for us to meet up!
Hi! Headed over from the Oct FB page - looks like I have a bit to catch up on!!
Hello!! Followed your link from the October group! Gorgeous pictures! Love the sweatshirts and Mouse Ears! Can't wait to read/see more!!
B E A U T I F U L !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
can't wait to read more!!!! :goodvibes
Congrats from a fellow District of Columbian! I live in Woodley Park and work downtown. Great to see another "local" on the boards! Can't wait to read more!
I'm joining of course!
I would have though Franklin lost the ring too!!!!! Glad that wasn't the case, and he simply didn't put it back on before leaving the room.
I commented on your other TR about the wedding, but again, you look beautiful!
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