Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Weddings and Honeymoons > Planning our Happily Ever After
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-03-2009, 10:40 PM   #1
CinderelliT
Dreaming of Disney
 
CinderelliT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: In Florida - close to Mickey's front door, yet still so far away!!
Posts: 1,244

Tanya & Dan's VR DCL!!!Dec 4, 2009 MK & Epcot Photoshoot Pics Posted

Hello everyone!
My name is Tanya, and I am hoping to renew my vows on Dec. 12, 2009. (This year!!!) This will actually be my 9th wedding anniversary. (I was orginally married on Dec. 21, 2000) But it will be my 10th year with my DH. We like that this is in the middle of our 2 10 yr anniversaries. It will be the end of our 10 yrs as a couple, and the start of our 10 yrs as man and wife. However, this VR date is not set in stone for several reasons. (I will get to that later...)
I met my DH when I was in school at FSU. He was the GM of the Subway on the campus, and I went to work for him. It was pretty much love at first site for both of us. Our relationship moved really quickly, and we were engaged after dating for only a couple of months. We got married less than a year later, and none of our friends and family thought that we were serious, or that it would last. Well, here we are 10 yrs later, and we are still together, and still very much in love. We have watched our families and friends get divorced over and over again, and we are determined to not be that way. So we decided to do a VR ceremony. (I actually got a call today that my brother and my SIL of 13 yrs are splitting up. It's been really shocking. )
My DH had never been to any theme parks at all when we 1st got together. But I've now taken him to WDW 3 times, and Bush Gardens 1 time. The last trip to WDW was in 2007, and we went for 5 days with our children and his family. It was seriously like the best time of our lives, and we can't wait to go back! I totally have him hooked on Disney now! So this is one of the reasons that we want to do a VR there.
I will have to post pics of us and our 1st wedding, and all of my great ideas soon. For those of you who don't know: I live in a tiny town called Arcadia, FL. We have cows, oranges, & watermelons, and one Wal-Mart! This means that for where I live, there is only dial-up for internet. It would literally take me days to upload pics. So I'll have to do it when I go back to work after the holiday break. So in the meantime, bear with me as all I can do is write and

Last edited by CinderelliT; 07-02-2010 at 05:12 PM. Reason: Updates!
CinderelliT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2009, 11:20 PM   #2
CinderelliT
Dreaming of Disney
 
CinderelliT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: In Florida - close to Mickey's front door, yet still so far away!!
Posts: 1,244

Tanya & Dan's VR DCL!!!Dec 4, 2009 TR Day 1 complete Day 2 started

I am a Realtor, and a poor one at that. My hubby and I own our own photo studio, which is a lot of fun. However, in this economy, it is really starting to put a strain on us financially. Dan, my DH, works on the weekends at a Wal-Mart distribution center. I am back in school trying to finish my Bachelor's degree and get my teacher certification. So money with us is really tight. I will probably have to go out and get another part time job here soon if I can find one, and if the economy does not improve. Living in a small town can have it's perks, but it can be really trying at times.
Because of this, we decided that it would not make since to try to do a DFTW. There are so many other things that we could spend that money on. However, we still want a really nice VR, so I believe that we are going to do it at The Swan and Dolphin. We've also considered doing it at the SOG, and even on the beach, but I desperately want a MK photo shoot. I called and emailed Disney Photography services about this, and they said for the time being, if I stay at the Swan and have my ceremony there, they will let me book a Bridal session at the MK!! I am so excited about this, but scared at the same time. What they can give, they can just as easily take away!!!
This has caused a bit of stress for me. I have to reserve all of my dates and stuff with The Swan, and then pay for the MK session in full. So I'll have to wait until I shoot some weddings at the end of January and beginning of Feb. before I can pay for it. Also I don't know how much a deposit is on a ceremony at The Swan. If anyone else out there has done it, please let me know!
I have contacted wedding planner Michele Butler with Justmarry. This is the company that The Swan works with. I have gone back and forth with her via email on several occassions, but I have gotten no prices yet!! She said that she was busy with the holidays, and it would take a while.
I think that me and my DH and family are going to do as much stuff ourselves as possible. Flowers, decor, and possibly even the wedding arch. I already have a lot of this stuff in my photo studio, so I wouldn't have to spend more money on it. I really want a horse drawn carriage - especially since I was supposed to get it the first time around and didn't then. (The buggy driver called out sick, and there were no back up drivers ) But I don't know if I can justify the price for the location. I don't know where the driver would take us.
Anyway, my orginal idea was to have a Fairytale, Cinderella themed wedding. I wanted a blue dress, and "glass slippers" and everything. But I keep finding all this great Mickey Mouse stuff, and very little Cinderella stuff. Plus this is a VR, and we want it to be fun! So, I think that we are going to a Mickey & Minnie themed wedding with Cinderella touches. My colors are sky blue, royal blue, white, and touches of pink. Blue and pink are my favorite colors!!
I've been talked out of the blue dress, and into a traditional gown. I can't make up my mind about this. I will probably go try some on, but this requires going to a bridal salon over an hour away. So it will be a big production when I do get to go. In the meantime, I have been pouring over pictures on the net, and I have found a few that I love. Once I am able to, I will post pictures. Promise!! My favorites so far, are the Alfred Angelo dream in color collection, and a fabulous Maggie Sottero gown in silver. My DH hates the silver one, and wants me to wear white, with a light blue sash. I am hesitant about wearing white, since I already did the big white poofy dress. ( I would wear it again too!! If only I could squeeze my big butt into it! )
Anyway, if I get the castle shoot, then I will get a big dress. Otherwise, it is up in the air for a while.
I have read several other DISbrides PJ's, and I have gotten a lot of ideas. I also bought a fabulous pair of blue high heels from the UK off of Ebay!! I cannot wait until they get here. I also like the idea of dying the crenoline (sp?) blue! I think that I am going to go this route. I have also already bought a Mickey and Minnie Lenox figurine off Ebay for $20!! I couldn't believe the steal of a deal on that one. It's here and in perfect condition.
I have also made some pew bows out of Blue and Silver Christmas ribbon I got on clearance at Wal-Mart. I also bought 25 (approx. # of guests) royal blue gift bags on clearance as favor bags. I have made my hidden mickey bling for my bouquet out of wire and crystals (thanks to another DISer for those instructions). I also have started making hidden mickey Christmas ornaments out of wire and crystals for favors.
I have found a lot of stuff like invites, jewelry, etc. that I want to get online, but I'll have to get it piece by piece as we get more business into our studio. I tried making a photo save the date, but it looks pretty bad compared to some of the great ideas I've seen.
I'll have to post more when I can get pics uploaded!! I have so many ideas and thoughts. I really hope that I can pull this off in a year! Good luck to all you other brides out there.

Last edited by CinderelliT; 01-07-2010 at 02:20 AM.
CinderelliT is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 01-04-2009, 05:56 AM   #3
padisneyfour
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Pa
Posts: 2,563

plans

Tanya, you have a great head start on things! everything will come together. good luck with all your plans and have fun....
__________________
padisneyfour (DH) (me) (DD) (DD)
padisneyfour is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2009, 01:18 PM   #4
CinderelliT
Dreaming of Disney
 
CinderelliT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: In Florida - close to Mickey's front door, yet still so far away!!
Posts: 1,244

Thanks!! So far, it has been a little crazy, but a lot of fun!!
I just bought material today to try to make a Mickey head shaped ring bearer pillow. I've had a blast making the pattern! I've got 4 different kinds of material: pink satin, blue satin, pink princess, and blue mickeys. I'm going to play around with it and see what looks the best.
I've read a good portion of your PJ, and I have gotten some really good tips!!
CinderelliT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2009, 01:58 PM   #5
padisneyfour
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Pa
Posts: 2,563

plans....

glad to know my pj has given you some ideas (sometimes I just feel like I am rambling) but I have gotten alot of ideas here too from past disbrides! Your rb pillow sounds cute (sometimes you do have to play around it see what looks best)would love to see a pic it when its done! good luck and looking forward to hearing more of your plans
__________________
padisneyfour (DH) (me) (DD) (DD)

Last edited by padisneyfour; 01-04-2009 at 02:07 PM.
padisneyfour is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 11:25 PM   #6
CinderelliT
Dreaming of Disney
 
CinderelliT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: In Florida - close to Mickey's front door, yet still so far away!!
Posts: 1,244

I've made some progress today! Michele from JustMarry got back with me today via email. The first quote she gave me was $4,220 for everything that I asked. This includes:
the ceremony cite, 20 chairs, a musician, a horse drawn carriage, 2 large ferns with roman columns, a table for the sand ceremony, a two tier cake, 4 bottles of champagne for toasting, 2 doves for a dove release, and an arch covered in flowers (not just bunches in 3 spots).
I was a little shocked at first, but it is pretty close to what we figured. I am going to hire Randy Chapman to do my photography, so I have to pay for that separately.
I emailed Michele back and asked about taking out the horse drawn carriage, the musician, and the columns with ferns to try to lower the cost.
She replied and said she would get me a new price, and that I can always book the bare minimum to reserve my date, and then add on more later. That's a relief!!
So hopefully by tomorrow, I'll have another quote, and maybe even a contract to reserve my date!!!
CinderelliT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 11:31 PM   #7
CinderelliT
Dreaming of Disney
 
CinderelliT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: In Florida - close to Mickey's front door, yet still so far away!!
Posts: 1,244

Quote:
Originally Posted by padisneyfour View Post
glad to know my pj has given you some ideas (sometimes I just feel like I am rambling) but I have gotten alot of ideas here too from past disbrides! Your rb pillow sounds cute (sometimes you do have to play around it see what looks best)would love to see a pic it when its done! good luck and looking forward to hearing more of your plans
I think the rambling is a good thing! It helps me to know what other brides are thinking - which is usually the same sort of crazy obessing that I am doing!! It's such a relief to have an outlet here. Even my DH, who is excited about this like I am, thinks that I talk and think about Disney way too much!! Here, I am not the only one.
CinderelliT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2009, 12:05 AM   #8
CinderelliT
Dreaming of Disney
 
CinderelliT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: In Florida - close to Mickey's front door, yet still so far away!!
Posts: 1,244

School and work have kept me busy for most of this week. Plus I got to go to the Magic Kingdom this past Tues. It was like the coldest day of the year hear in FL, and it was more than this FL girl could handle. I will have to post some pics soon, b/c we did get some really cute ones of the kids with many characters. We pretty much spent the whole day meeting characters. I could have used some pixie dust, b/c I was plagued by anxiety and panic attacks the whole day!!! I was hoping to stay for the fireworks, but I could not do it - between the cold and feeling so sick, we decided to just go home. I think that we are going to try to go again next week, but my DH wants to go to MGM - or Hollywood Studios - whatever they call it now.
I am going to have to Xanax myself and really watch what I eat when we go again. I feel like I totally spoiled the day for my family.

On another note - My mom called today and said that she is getting married on Valentine's Day!!! It's like 2 weeks away, and she wants me to help plan her wedding, plus I have 4 weddings to photograph between now and then!!!!

I did also get a stuffed Mickey and Minnie that are in wedding attire for the cake table. However, they are kind of big, so I may not take them on the cruise with me.
I also got postcards to use as my RSVP's for the invites. I have a total of 12, and I am going to need about 12 more.
That's about it for now. I have a wedding in Ft. Myers to shoot tomorrow - which I am very excited about - and then hopefully enough money to book my cruise. Here's to wishing
CinderelliT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2009, 06:54 AM   #9
29apr00
Momma to a Princess and a little Prince!
 
29apr00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Indiana
Posts: 4,320

Hope you hear from DFTW today about available dates!!
__________________


29apr00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2009, 05:41 PM   #10
padisneyfour
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Pa
Posts: 2,563

plans

just catching up on your plans....
__________________
padisneyfour (DH) (me) (DD) (DD)
padisneyfour is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2009, 03:42 PM   #11
CinderelliT
Dreaming of Disney
 
CinderelliT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: In Florida - close to Mickey's front door, yet still so far away!!
Posts: 1,244

I really haven't done much here lately. I just bid on a flower girl dress on ebay for my DD. I haven't had the chance to post about anything else. I did get to go to Hollywood Studios last Tues., and we had sooooooo much fun!!!! I cannot wait to go back. We did a character dinner at the Garden Grille in Epcot and it was great. Except that Mickey thought I was pregnant!! I guess that means I really need to start excercising.
Here is us at the Garden Grille:


Here is my DH and DD getting on the new Toy Story ride at MGM or Hollywood - whatever. It was a great ride.

Here we are the week before at MK. It was so cold, and I had a major panic attack. It was not a fun trip. There were some highlights that were great, but I think it will be a while b4 we go back.

In Minnie's gazebo at her house. I think my DD is picking her nose in this one!

I made us all wear the same shirts both days b/c I worked so hard to make them! The first time we went, it was so cold that no one could see them. So we wore them again. Mine is a little big on me, it was the only size in that color. That combined with my pudgy belly and Mickey's "comment" means I probably won't wear it again! LOL! I'll have to make a better, smaller one.

DFTW did call me back and said that as of right now, I can book on any of the cruises in Dec.!!! YAY! So, I am patiently waiting for my real estate closing check to come so I can book. Ok - not really patiently waiting...but I should have had it last week, and then we had to postpone...I hate real estate.

I also have photographed 2 weddings in the past two weeks!!
They are so much fun! I wish I could do them every day.
CinderelliT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2009, 03:51 PM   #12
CinderelliT
Dreaming of Disney
 
CinderelliT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: In Florida - close to Mickey's front door, yet still so far away!!
Posts: 1,244

Let me test my new signature!!
CinderelliT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2009, 04:32 PM   #13
CinderelliT
Dreaming of Disney
 
CinderelliT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: In Florida - close to Mickey's front door, yet still so far away!!
Posts: 1,244

A few more pictures from the weddings I photographed:





CinderelliT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2009, 04:37 PM   #14
CinderelliT
Dreaming of Disney
 
CinderelliT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: In Florida - close to Mickey's front door, yet still so far away!!
Posts: 1,244

That last pic looks blurry on here It really isn't! Oh well, it's still a fun shot. That is our downtown. That couple got married inside the pink building!
That's all for now - I have loads of work to do. Post more soon.
CinderelliT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2009, 08:45 PM   #15
29apr00
Momma to a Princess and a little Prince!
 
29apr00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Indiana
Posts: 4,320

WOW Great shots!! YOu did an awesome job!!

Sooo...what dates are you leaning towards???
__________________


29apr00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:59 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: