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Old 04-29-2009, 02:30 PM   #136
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At home location

Another update that we have been working on -

We finally chose our at home reception/anniversary party location!!!

It is Gilchrist Park in Punta Gorda. It is a gorgeous park on the water with views of the large bridge. It has a fishing pier, a gazebo, a small beach, pavillions with picnic tables, a playground, tennis courts, a large fountain - where we can have a brick paver engraved - and a large grassy landscaped area.
Here are some pics from our location trip yesterday:





We really want this to be a fun, laid back, family experience - so this was perfect for what we want.
I think that we are going to start off with us in our wedding attire, and not have a whole ceremony, but have a blessing at the gazebo. I also want to release a pair of white doves.
Then we will cut our cake - we'll probably just have a large sheet cake -and then change out of our clothes and into Mickey Hawaiian shirts.

I still want it Disney themed, but I am at a loss for what direction to go with this. We want to have a small popcorn and cotton candy machine, plus food like fried chicken and potato salad. But I want to have some decor, and some sort of Disney related center pieces. Plus it can get windy out there, so I can't have candles, or anything light.

Any thoughts and advice will be greatly appreciated!!
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Old 04-29-2009, 03:38 PM   #137
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Wow you have done so much! The Grooms hat sisn't fit my DH either. He wore a "groom" visor. Love the pink shoes. Oh Pink Crinnie do it do it! The Crinnie from Bavid's Bridal dyed really well with two boxes of Fushia RIT dye! I am so excited for you! What are they doing to the Castle? Oh No? I don't want my Castle Pictures ruined in Nov.!
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Old 04-29-2009, 05:42 PM   #138
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Cute pictures!!! I think the spot sound great! You could get some mickey hawaiian fabric and make mickey table cloths for the picnic table and use the mickey surfboard table cloth weights (from wdw) so they don't blow away.

For centerpieces I was at the Lilly Pullitzer store the other day and they had a short glass hurricane filled with sand with formal candle in a glass containor sitting in the middle. That would be heavy enough to not blow away or out (hopefully) and would be much cheaper than floral cenerpieces. Maybe you could even add some flowers minus the stems around the candles inside the hurricaines, just for a little bit of an accent color.

I love the fact that there a playground there - thats so perfect!
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Old 04-29-2009, 07:23 PM   #139
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Wow you have done so much! The Grooms hat sisn't fit my DH either. He wore a "groom" visor. Love the pink shoes. Oh Pink Crinnie do it do it! The Crinnie from Bavid's Bridal dyed really well with two boxes of Fushia RIT dye! I am so excited for you! What are they doing to the Castle? Oh No? I don't want my Castle Pictures ruined in Nov.!
Thanks for the support on the pink! I can't wait for my shoes to get here, and I am totally on board for a pink crinnie!!!! I'll have to get one first...

It will probably be a while. Whenever I go back for my 1st fitting, I'll get one - that way I can try it on with the dress. I hope my dye job comes out ok - I'm not very good at that sort of thing!

As far as the castle - Karen at DPS doesn't really know either. They are doing some sort of refurbishment that is going to involve the crane and scaffolding. She said that they will only be doing one side at a time, and that they can shoot around it and photoshop it out. Being a photographer, I can tell when something is photoshopped, and I do not want this done to my pics - (Enhancements are ok) But unless someone is really good, you can usually tell where it was edited. Good luck on getting answers, and hopefully it won't affect you guys.

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Old 04-29-2009, 07:25 PM   #140
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Cute pictures!!! I think the spot sound great! You could get some mickey hawaiian fabric and make mickey table cloths for the picnic table and use the mickey surfboard table cloth weights (from wdw) so they don't blow away.

For centerpieces I was at the Lilly Pullitzer store the other day and they had a short glass hurricane filled with sand with formal candle in a glass containor sitting in the middle. That would be heavy enough to not blow away or out (hopefully) and would be much cheaper than floral cenerpieces. Maybe you could even add some flowers minus the stems around the candles inside the hurricaines, just for a little bit of an accent color.

I love the fact that there a playground there - thats so perfect!
These are really cute ideas! Thanks so much!
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I love the MK proposal story! How great! And your at home reception site is beautiful! The gazebo is lovely!
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Old 04-30-2009, 02:18 PM   #142
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Hi, Tanya! I just wanted to finally post and say hello! I've been following your PJ for a while now, and I am loving reading about all your plans! I am really excited for you. My dream is for my DH and I to also renew our vows in Disney one day!
Your plans are coming together so well! I know that you're going to love DCL!! The Wonder is a beautiful ship, and I think you're ceremony is going to be gorgeous!
Congrats on making your dream come true...I can't wait to read more!
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Old 05-04-2009, 02:44 PM   #143
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I love the MK proposal story! How great! And your at home reception site is beautiful! The gazebo is lovely!
Thanks! I feel lucky to live in such a pretty area.

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Hi, Tanya! I just wanted to finally post and say hello! I've been following your PJ for a while now, and I am loving reading about all your plans! I am really excited for you. My dream is for my DH and I to also renew our vows in Disney one day!
Your plans are coming together so well! I know that you're going to love DCL!! The Wonder is a beautiful ship, and I think you're ceremony is going to be gorgeous!
Congrats on making your dream come true...I can't wait to read more!
Thanks so much for your kind comments. I'm glad some people can follow my rambling!
I'm sure one day soon, ya'll be able to do a VR. Dreams are there to help us reach our goals.
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Old 05-04-2009, 03:02 PM   #144
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Shoe dilemma!!!

For those of you that didn't see it on the main wedding boards, I have a bit of a shoe problem.
I bought these first. (Sorry my pics are always so big.)
Then I bought these for fun:They are my Cinderella "glass slippers".
Next I bought these with my pink envy of the other brides
Then my SIL said she would buy me these as a present
They are the something blue shoe in the SATC movie.

I was at a loss for which ones to wear, b/c I totally love the pink ones, but I bought the first blue pair to go with a blue crinnie, since I ended up not getting a blue dress. But I bought those b/c I couldn't afford the SATC ones. So I posted on the main board, and it was about 1/2 and 1/2 between the pink and the blue.

Well...I now have to go with blue. 1) it will match my DD's dress, and 2) I got the pink shoes today, and they didn't fit!!

Here's the whole story:
I was so excited to get them in the mail today. I was totally going to try them on with my dress. They are gorgeous!!! Even my DH thought they were sexy and didn't care that I spent more money!
The first thing that I noticed was that there were spots on them, like someone had worn them already. There was also a pen/ink mark on the heel. So I was not happy about that. Then I put them on, and they were like waaaay too big! So I take one off and look at it, and they sent me the wrong size!!

So I contact the seller - this is what i get for shoe shopping on ebay - and they say that they sold the only other pair in my size after they shipped these out. They cannot exchange them, b/c this style is now out of stock. No explanation for the mix up, and they want to charge me a restocking fee and take out the s&h from my refund!!

I convinced them to wave the restocking fee, since it was not my fault that I got sent the wrong size, but they won't do anything about s&h. So I have to mail my pretty shoes back. Hopefully, my SIL can get the SATC ones without any drama.

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On a more positive note, I also got my toasting glasses in the mail today. They are gorgeous!!!!!!

They are real lead crystal and very heavy. They came in the original box that it satin lined. There is a Mickey etched on one in a tux and a Minnie on the other in a Wedding dress. The stems and bases are frosted glass with clear hearts etched into it. They must have orginally cost a fortune! They are so so so nice. I scored these on ebay for pretty cheap, so I guess it makes up for my bad shoe experience.
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BOO on the shoe drama!! Totally leave negative feedback!!
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Old 05-04-2009, 08:36 PM   #147
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I want the SATC blue shoes!!! Where did you find them?
And hey...isn't there a quote about Cinderella and shoes??? It's all good!!!
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Old 05-04-2009, 10:21 PM   #148
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Oh it's coming! I'm just making sure I get my money back 1st!!!!

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I want the SATC blue shoes!!! Where did you find them?
And hey...isn't there a quote about Cinderella and shoes??? It's all good!!!
Hahaha! I haven't found the SATC shoes. It's my SIL, and she lives in Tallahassee. We are going to see her in a week. I'll let you know then. I don't think that she is going to spend that much money on shoes, so I am wondering if they are used, or if she got a deal or something. She is an event coordinator for some big wigs up there, so she is always snagging free stuff. We get golf shirts and shoes, and bottles of water and soda, free food, gift certificates, etc. all the time from her.
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Old 05-04-2009, 10:41 PM   #149
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I am anxiously awaiting your reply!
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Ok the SATC shoes, you must wear them! Those are to die for, I am having major shoe envy right now.

I love the beach your having your home wedding at! It looks like it will be perfect for a fun family theme you are going for! I saw you looking for info on the main boards abou the gel cylindars too, here is what I found for ya! This stuff is called "Quick Water" and I believe you can add colored dye to it and then add glow cubes like WDW does
http://www.floralsupply.com/cat.cgi?...ter&c=dsgnaccs

I just googled "Quick Water" and this came up so I am sure there are other places you could get it as well... it seems like it is easy to use and will let things like a glow cube stay inplace
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