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Old 12-07-2010, 02:32 PM   #1
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Debra & Brian's Fairytale Trip Report 12/03/10*Completed Wedding Day Report W/PICS*

Hello everybody!

I did not do a planning journal, but almost started one countless times. I followed almost everybody else's and didn't think that I could do as good a job in posting all of the details like everybody else so I always hesitated and changed my mind. Now looking back and thinking of all of the help and inspiration that all of you gave to me without even knowing it, I really should have started this a long time ago.

We are back from our wedding which was on 12/03/10...we got back last night and I wish we could go back. It was such a fantastic trip, an unbelievable wedding. It will be very hard to top the giddiness that I felt all week, especially on the wedding day. I felt like a princess and had so many random admirer's throughout the day, so unexpected and such a wonderful feeling. I'm usually the type to shy away from compliments but on my wedding day they felt so good. More on that to come in the trip report!

One thing that I wanted to add was that we are so happy that we chose a Disney Fairytale wedding. I don't think that we could have had such a magical and amazing day if it had been anywhere else. I was telling everybody that asked that day to tell all of their friends to have a Disney wedding, lol.

Up next is a little about us as a couple and family, Glad I did's and reviews!

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Old 12-07-2010, 04:50 PM   #5
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Yay, people are reading

I wanted to introduce us as a couple first before I go into all of the details of our wedding. This way you can kind of feel like you know us before you start reading all about our wedding.

Me (Debra) am 36 and have been a single parent for a very long time. I am bringing in two children to the marriage, they are twins , and I was never married to their father so this is my very 1st wedding! I am no longer a Florida resident, but before I met my now DH (I am so glad to finally be able to call him that) I was living just outside of Orlando working as a teacher/ Speech Therapist and also working seasonally at Disney as a Merchandise Cast Member (this becomes important later in the story). I was living the single mother life of working, cleaning, cooking, working, cleaning, cooking.......and having no life. I was very lonely for companionship but also very busy with just life itself and being a mom and a dad together.....more to this story after I introduce DH.

DH (Brian) is (?) I won't tell but he is a few years older than me. I was actually worried that i was older than him by two weeks at one point before we told our ages. I don't like being older than my man, lol. He looks way younger than his real age and I will leave it at that. But, back on topic...he is older than I am and that makes me very happy. I have always been attracted to older men, they are just more settled and with it in my experience. He works as a computer engineer doing technical things that I could never understand. He also runs a website and moderates a website. He has never been married either and did not bring any children into the marriage. He lived in Overland Park, Ks (just outside of Kansas City) and is an avid Disney lover, visiting Disney several times a year.

My children....Bryan and Amber, the twins. I got lucky and ended up with boy/girl twins. They are 13 and true teenagers, but I was fortunate enough to end up with really great kids. It's funny that both my son and now husband have the same name but only spelled differently. It only causes problems when I am saying..."Hey Brian/Bryan" and they both say what. We still haven't come up with a good nickname for them. My daughter and I usually just so "no, the other Brian" LOL. When we decided on a Disney wedding, we decided that we would have them be our wedding party. So Amber was my Maid of Honor and Bryan was the Best Man. They looked so wonderful all dressed up but more of that later.

How we met ~ So like I said earlier, I have been a seasonal Cast Member with Disney for almost 4 years. I currently work at Epcot selling merchandise, usually pins. Well in December of 08 I happened to be working one Saturday selling pins at the pin shop right in front of the Fountain of Nations at Epcot. It was about 30 mins before my shift ended and up walks Brian looking at pins to purchase. He happened to be there for Mousefest (which sadly they no longer have) and was wearing of all things a lanyard with the Dis listed. I of course post on here and started talking to him about it. We talked for a while and told me to look him up on the boards and he then bought a few pins from me. People always say this but I had never felt it before, but I immediately knew that he was the one! I could just feel it, and knew that I had to look him up when I got home. To make a long story short, I did look him up on here and sent him a private message asking if he remembered me. He did and we corresponded for awhile, talked on the phone some and then he came back to Florida for a vacation months later where we went on a "week" of dates at Disney. Literally our first "date' was eating dinner at Le Cellier. There is nothing better than courting each other at Disney, it's such a magical place and so many romantic opportunities abound.

So we hit it off during that trip and from there we traveled back and forth taking vacations with each other. Last March/ April, we took a trip together out to Disneyland as well as Kansas (so I could get to know the place, make sure I liked it). This is when he proposed to me. I of course said yes . He didn't give me a ring right away because he wanted to make sure I loved it. I was so grateful for this because I had been engaged one time before in the past and I actually hated the ring . More on the ring to come...I have posted it in the rings thread but not the story behind it.

We immediately both decided that we had to have a Disney Fairytale Wedding. I mean....we met at Disney, we both loved Disney, how could we not have our wedding at Disney!

We did almost all of the planning over the phone with each other because we were still living a long way away from each other. We both decided that me and the kids should move to Kansas since I was a teacher and could much more easily change my job than he could. He also makes more than I do so it was a no brainer. We planned on him coming down to Florida in the summer to help me move to kansas. This way the kids could get settled in before school started and they didn't have to change schools in the middle of the school year...big plus!

He came to Florida and I wanted him to see the wedding pavilion, where we had agreed we would be married. We eventually went around back where the arch is and he got down to get his "camera" out of it's bag and he took out a little white package. Hmmm....wonder what that could be??
It was my ring and I was so surprised and happy. It was so nice to be given my ring at the place where we were to be married. I will post a pic of the ring in the next post.
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Old 12-07-2010, 04:57 PM   #6
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What a sweet story!!! Hurry up and post more!!!
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Old 12-07-2010, 05:03 PM   #7
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Here is the ring:





There is a story behind the emerald that is in this ring. Years ago I went gem mining with my kids and mother in North Carolina. We bought a huge bucket of basically dirt and sifted through it looking for gems.

We found emeralds, rubies, sapphires and all sorts of other gems. I had always wanted an emerald and one of the perks of buying a large bucket was getting one of your gems cut and polished. I picked out the best emerald we had, crossing my fingers that it would be nice. If you don't know, before a gem is cut is looks just like a rock, not very pretty at all. Well my rock turned into a 2 carat emerald.
When DH proposed to me, I asked if he would consider using this emerald that I had laying around and putting it into a ring. He said he would consider it and took it from me. I have him some hints as to what style of ring I wanted buy ultimately he was in charge of picking it out.
Well when I opened that white box and saw my amazing ring, I almost fainted at how beautiful it was. He still won't tell me how much it appraised for but said I would be very surprised.
I want to know, lol, but he just wont tell me no matter how much I beg.

We have better pics from Randy as soon as we get them I will post here. We had the white chocolate castle cake topper and he put the rings on one of the spires and took some pics. I can't wait to see them.
I also don't have any pics of when DH proposed because we were by ourselves and it is a blur, lol.
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Your ring is beautiful!!!

Can't wait to read more!!
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