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Old 06-25-2010, 12:13 AM   #1
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Call Me Coral 8.8.11 {Kristin & Richard's Wishes WP/BoardWalk Wedding Plans}

I have been a long time follower of all the planning journals here on the boards! I have followed many stories from beginning to end and I finally have my own story to share!

To start this off right let me introduce myself...my name is Kristin and I am a Program Specialist for an Autistic boys unit by day and a Wedding day Director by night...I have always loved the meaning behind a wedding and I am so happy that I have found my prince charming. I work for The Queen of Hearts Wedding Consultants as a Wedding Day Director and I am really excited that I am able to begin planning my own wedding!

My Fiancé, Rich, is in the construction business and loves to occupy some of his time riding his quads and dirt bikes...he's quite the manly man.

One summer I worked at a restaurant as a server where I met Rich's cousin, Kathy. Kathy and I worked great together and eventually started hanging out. Kathy was constantly trying to set me up but I had recently split with a long term boyfriend and knew I didn’t want another relationship...however a movie never hurt anybody! One night while hanging out with Rich's cousin she decided that we would be a great match...she had mentioned that Rich hated going to the movies so she suggested we go out to dinner. Kathy then called Rich, talked to him for a few minutes, then handed me the phone…after Rich and I chatted about mindless things he asked if I wanted to get together to do something this week. Of course I said yes, and when he asked me what I wanted to do…I said go see a movie! He agreed without so much as batting an eye, I knew this would be a great start to a wonderful relationship. Later that week he met me at work…on his motorcycle…and we headed to the movie theater…in my car. We saw The Bourne Identity and wound up talking through the whole movie, I then drove Rich back to his bike and we sat in the parking lot and talked until 4am. Rich and I decided to say goodnight and agreed to meet again in a few days. The next day Rich called and thanked me for the previous night and we decided to go to dinner the following night. That next night I drove to Rich’s house because I refused to get on a motorcycle, and we headed to dinner. We had a great meal and conversation, we finally left and I drove back to his house…parked the car…we said our goodbyes…he leaned in for a kiss and the rest is history! Shortly after that night he bought a car and drove me around everywhere after that!

Here we are 8 years later planning our happily ever after in the happiest place on earth!



I hope you follow along with all of our planning and enjoy posting on this blog! I look forward to sharing ideas with you and learning from you wonderful ladies of the boards!
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Old 06-25-2010, 05:30 AM   #2
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Being that I use the Disboards for all of our vacation planning, I guess I should subscribe to this thread too!

I'm really excited to follow all of the planning on the boards Kristin!

I can't wait for the wedding, given the great job you do with our client's weddings, I know yours will be AMAZING!

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Old 06-25-2010, 09:15 AM   #4
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yay

So excited to read this! I'm glad you started it!
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Old 06-28-2010, 07:00 PM   #5
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Call Me Coral 8.8.11 {The Proposal}

Here is our story as originally posted on www.qohweddings.com/blog

Twice As Nice…

Once again congratulations are in order…

Kristin who has worked with our team as an assistant over the past few seasons, and who will be working with clients this year as a Wedding Day Director…has some news to share!

I got a call the other day…”Mark, call me back I need to talk to you about something!”

Well Facebook being what it is …I knew before she and I talked!

Kristin and Rich are engaged!

It seems that somewhere after midnight and ringing in the New Year with family, Kristin fell asleep…. waking her up and heading home, Rich suggested they better take ‘the girls’ {Lily and Paisley} for their walk …

{It was around 4:00 AM when Rich said he dropped “something” and asks me to help him find it-I was thinking you are only holding a leash…how did you drop that?

Reluctantly I started walking back towards him and ask what he’s looking for-our street is dark so I couldn’t really see much-then I realized he was not looking for anything.

There he was on one knee with the open ring box in his hand (I thought he was joking). He then said something along the lines of “I want to spend the rest of my life with you, will you be my wife? Will you marry me?”

I was shocked and said “are you kidding me? Stop joking!” (still not fully believing him at this point).

He then takes the ring out of the box and that when I started to tear up…THEN I said “YES!” (about 10 times!).

He put the ring on my finger and we stood in the middle of the street hugging and I was crying.}



CONGRATULATIONS to Kristin and Rich….

Rumor has it a wedding at Walt Disney World is in the works….. {Kristin and I are both huge Disney fans so this should be interesting!}

And in case you’re counting….. that makes TWO team members of The Queen of Hearts Wedding Consultants who will be planning weddings this year….

I’m guessing we’re gonna be a little busy here!



I'm really excited to start this whole process. I have lots of ideas and can't wait to share them with you!!!

Oh and does anyone know how to put a link to our PJ in my signature...but rename it so it does not say http://.....? Thanks!
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Congratulations and welcome to the boards! Your ring is beautiful!
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Congratulations and welcome to the boards! Your ring is beautiful!
Thanks ladies!

I LOVE my ring-Rich has always been good about picking out jewelry for me...he really outdid himself this time

I am excited to document this whole process hope you stick with me...I will be sure to follow along with your planning too
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Congrats! Can't wait to read more!
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Old 06-29-2010, 09:03 PM   #9
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Being that I use the Disboards for all of our vacation planning, I guess I should subscribe to this thread too!

I'm really excited to follow all of the planning on the boards Kristin!

I can't wait for the wedding, given the great job you do with our client's weddings, I know yours will be AMAZING!

Thanks Mark-I can't wait to plan everything! I hope my wedding lives up to my expectations...and yours!

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Thank you-I hope I keep you entertained
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Call Me Coral 8.8.11 {Proposing to our bridal party}

Now that Rich and I are engaged we need a bridal party.

Since Rich and I are having a destination wedding we thought we should keep the bridal party small. Rich was set on 2 guys, but I was thinking of 6 girls…so we started with the flower girls and ring bearer.

Three years ago Rich’s brother and sister-in-law had a baby girl, Olivia, and two years later they had another girl, Paige. How could we possibly pick one to be our flower girl…we couldn’t!

So Rich and I went to Olivia and Paige’s and to ask them both to be our flower girls {after we spoke to their parents of course}.

When we arrived we were greeted by hugs and kisses-as usual. When the time was right we asked Olivia if she would be our flower girl-she said “I would love to be a flower girl,” we then asked if Paige could be one too…Olivia said “she wants to too”…and that’s why we have two!



Since we had the flower girls…we needed a ring bearer.

I have been preparing my family for a Disney Wedding since I knew you could get married in Walt Disney World.

My cousin recently had a son, Mason, and it was almost common knowledge that when “Aunt Kristin” gets married Mason will be the ring bearer.

So at a family New Year’s party I took my cousin, Angela, aside and asked her if she really would come to my wedding if it was in Walt Disney World and if Mason could really be my ring bearer…she said “yes, of course”…I then said that it would be soon because I WAS ENGAGED!

She congratulated me, then I handed her a few things, she read the card, told Mason, gave Mason the stuffed Mickey and put his Mickey Ears on.

Then we brought Mason out into the living room, wearing his Mickey Ears. Everyone said how cute he was but was not catching on, then Angela said “Mason’s going to Disney World” and still my family did not get it…then I said “He’s going to Disney World as a ring bearer” and everyone started to cheer…it was fun!



Now that we had two flower girls and a ring bearer it was time to hammer out the rest of the bridal party.

Rich had said that he felt it was important for his Brother, Bob, to be his best man and that he would like to ask my brother, Kyle, to be the groomsman {sounded great to me}.

But tried to think long and hard to try and pick two girls but I couldn’t! I felt that I needed to have four girls…so I planned to ask my long time best friend, Carrie, to be my first matron of honor and my future sister-in-law, Kreshen, to be my second matron of honor.

I then asked Stephanie, a cousin of mine, to be a bridesmaid and Nicole, another cousin, to be my other bridesmaid. Rich thought it would be odd to have more female attendants then males, but I pointed out that we had two flower girls and only one ring bearer…that sealed the deal!



I then decided I needed to make a treat to go along with the card. Whenever I go to Disney I make it a point to buy a delicious rice crispy treat {I have managed to get Rich hooked too!}

What could possibly be better then Mickey shaped rice crispy treats? Nothing! For this task I put my mom to work and we bonded over melted marshmallows, butter and rice crispy cereal, this was the end result…



My mom and I then assembled the cards and paired each one with a homemade Mickey rice crispy treat:



How can anyone say no?
Nobody did and I am so happy that we will have a bridal party with 11 including Rich and I!!!
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I love that you gave mickey treats! What a great idea and how appropriate! I wish I would have done that!
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Totally jealous! I love the way you asked everyone to be in your wedding! Such great ideas! Cant wait to read more!!
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Hi Kristin, just found you planning journal I am hooked already! Love how you asked everyone to be part of your wedding and can't wait to read more.

I see we are both getting married next year so i will enjoy the ride with you
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Old 07-06-2010, 06:32 PM   #14
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I love that you gave mickey treats! What a great idea and how appropriate! I wish I would have done that!
Thanks Disney Cookie! It was fun to make them...and they were delicious! Your plans are coming along! I wonder how many people are getting married before you in 2011? Not many I'm sure.

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Totally jealous! I love the way you asked everyone to be in your wedding! Such great ideas! Cant wait to read more!!
I figured since we are asking our guests and bridal party to do so much and travel so far we wanted to make it special. Plus I love cooking, baking, and arts and crafts...so this is my specialty

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I see we are both getting married next year so i will enjoy the ride with you
YEAH! I am so glad I have you hooked I hope I entertain others over this coming year too! Thank you. Yeah 2011 DisneyCookie24 is also a 2011 bride (1/4/11)! Are you going to do a PJ? If so I would like the link so I can follow your planning too

Coming Soon: Making & Sending Our Save The Dates!!! So stayed tuned
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what a cute way to ask your BP! I love the Mickey Crispies, were they hard to make? I'm a sucker for anything mickey shaped, so far I make mickey waffles and pancakes, the eggs didn't really work out so well, lol, but I should try the crispies.
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