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Old 05-27-2011, 03:04 PM   #1

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Our Indiana Home-Grown, Corn-Fed, White-Bread Disney Wedding

About a year ago, Kelly and I (Jared, chefmickey123 on the boards) decided to get married. I was in Canada at church camp, and we had to get some family jewelry reworked for the ring, so we got formally engaged in the early fall of 2010.

The planning however started in July of 2010. Kelly wanted to get married in her grandmother’s Lutheran Church. I, being a Lutheran seminary student, had no objection. The church, however, is all that remains of a small farming community near Brownstown, Indiana. So, the choices for reception venue are limited and we had to act fast. We wanted to have alcohol at our wedding, and a fairly large one at that, so the very lovely church fellowship hall across the street was out. It is a great building and we will be getting dressed there.

With a limited selection of venues we acted quickly and snagged a June 4, 2011 opening at Pewter Hall. Through a series of phone calls and emails over dial-up (rural Manitoba is not known for high speed internet) we were able to sew up the theme. I could espouse our fondness for all things Disney at this time, but I think that our fondness is obvious.

After a quick conversation, we decided on a Disney-themed reception. While a fabulous, Disney Fairy Tale Wedding complete with Franck, coachmen, and fireworks was a great idea, for us, it just was impractical for many reasons.
So, we had to do it on our own. My future in-laws, Dad & Stepmom and Mom have been great about covering the expenses. My background (over 500 receptions catered under my belt) allowed us to get the best deals when we want them and not sacrifice too much.

The food for the reception is good, solid, home cookin’, simple buffet fare to please most palates. We are having hot hors d’oeuvres (meatballs, Reuben dip, etc…) and some cheese & crackers. Dinner is a hot buffet with Pork,
Chicken and Beef plus lots of sides. It is what this place is known for and we are not going to mess with it by giving them a bunch of special requests. The price is right and the people are nice. Once of the owners even used to ride the school bus with my future father-in law.

Now that the preliminaries are out of the way, on with the Disney Magic (Not the big boat, though)…

Kelly and I decided we wanted a wedding with a Disney theme that did not look like a kid’s birthday party. She had her colors picked out since she was 12 years old (Black, Silver and Purple, with some ivory thrown in for good measure) so we had that to work with too. Also, we are traditional church folks and so, with very subtle exception (bridesmaids have Mickey necklaces from Arriba Bros.), Mickey and friends will not be part of the church service.

We began amassing our Disney horde of reception items in October at the Hobby Lobby 50% off wedding clearance sale. There we found plastic “glass slippers” for our table favors. They are stuffed with Disney wedding mix M&M’s and some other personalized M&M’s with our names on them. The candy is tied up in tulle with ribbon. They are done and in a box ready to go to Brownstown next week. (Tonight’s project is rice bags).
We also acquired a Disney punch and a star punch from Hobby Lobby as well as fancy paper in the wedding colors. There is a lot of confetti made already and a lot to go. This will get scattered on the dinner tables.

Also from Hobby Lobby-An homage to the Seven Dwarfs-in a mine-in a mine-where a million diamonds shine: Diamonds-lots and lots of diamonds (plastic ones, of course) for scattering on the table. We also got a runner for the church and a unity candle dirt cheap at the Hobby Lobby sale.

Zee Caahk (The Cake) is being made, coincidentally by a lady named Miki. The cake will be four layers- 3 chocolate and one white with strawberry filling. It will have a fountain in the bottom, a Mickey and Minnie cake topper in the middle, and a Fairy Tale Castle from Wilton Cake topper on top. A running model Monorail will go around the cake. The groom’s cake is going to be in the shape of Pooh-the Winnie kind, not the fecal variety. Pooh will be red velvet cake (I tried to get an armadillo red velvet cake like in Steel Magnolias but was overruled by my sister, who pointed out that it was not very Disney).
Also on the cake table-a very generous gift from friends-Cinderella and Prince Charming Arriba Brothers etched glass champagne flutes we picked up from Disney World in November when we were there.

There are many more details and I will get some installments done as we go. But basically, Kelly’s Mom’s sewing room looks like Franck Eggelhoffer and Mickey Mouse threw up all over it (in a good way).
7 days left until our Happily Ever After…

Last edited by ChefMickey123; 08-03-2011 at 12:20 PM. Reason: News Update
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