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Old 03-26-2011, 09:23 AM   #121
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Whoa! I didn't include one picture of Mickey in there. That's what happens when report cards are due next week....

Let's try again for that.







There. I guess that's what the big guy gets for having cold feet and being too cheap to get a ring for Minnie!
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Old 03-26-2011, 10:32 AM   #122
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I love that you did the Chef Mickey thing with your guests. I think that is a brilliant way to take advantage of the free dining plan and give your guests a wedding "event" that they will never forget. Brilliant! I love the pictures with the characters, sounds like you all had a great time. Who cares what some people may think is "tacky", I think the point is to get everyone together and have a good time....you did that wonderfully.

I can't believe the van guy didn't say right up front there were only 2 vans, so you could have taken care of it right then!!! Cute that your new hubby kept you from attacking the stupid van guy. Glad that Karen took care of it after the fact.

Can't wait to hear all about your dessert party? Tea on that gorgeous dress????????? Oh NO!!!

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Old 03-27-2011, 08:36 PM   #123
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I love that you did the Chef Mickey thing with your guests. I think that is a brilliant way to take advantage of the free dining plan and give your guests a wedding "event" that they will never forget. Brilliant! I love the pictures with the characters, sounds like you all had a great time. Who cares what some people may think is "tacky", I think the point is to get everyone together and have a good time....you did that wonderfully.

I can't believe the van guy didn't say right up front there were only 2 vans, so you could have taken care of it right then!!! Cute that your new hubby kept you from attacking the stupid van guy. Glad that Karen took care of it after the fact.

Can't wait to hear all about your dessert party? Tea on that gorgeous dress????????? Oh NO!!!

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Thank you! We had a great time! Even DH's Grammie was into getting pictures taken with the characters lol.

And the van guy...argh. So frustrating. I would recommend for people to just extend the limo charter honestly. I wish we had, but going for 3 vans was cheaper. We got what we paid for I suppose, but it still shouldn't have happened. And the fact that he sat there arguing with me instead of just calling dispatch to get another van made me want to smash him. I am not typically a violent person.
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:05 PM   #124
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I know I'm not even done the wedding day yet, but I feel like I need to write out some reviews before it all gets too muddy and fuzzy in my teacher brain! Thursday after work I did circles in the grocery store trying to remember what I was there for (pancakes). I'm not sure what's happening to me!

Alright, you'll all just have to bear with my ramblings. Ready?

Let's start with initial DFTW contact. Fail. I called twice before anyone would patch me through for questions because it was ahead of the 8 month mark. I just wanted some info but didn't have specific questions exactly, and couldn't get put through. Now I know since we decided on our DFTW they have a facebook page and it's easier to look at their site locations. I suppose had they been there for me I'd have had a better idea.

Honestly, without the DIS boards and Carrie's Passporter, we probably would have passed on the DFTW. We would have gotten married in Florida for a much cheaper price. My cousin works at Buena Vista Palace and he was about to hook us up when I came across the DIS. The Magic Kingdom pictures that I started looking at me got me hook, line, and sinker. Done. Carrie's book gave me all kinds of options and information.

We had Joe in the beginning and he did his job passing along info, answering questions. No complaints there.

We were passed on to Amy later on and she also did her job without any issues. When she moved up to Wishes Weddings we were passed on to Karen Serette.

Karen answered every single email quickly and efficiently. I kind of politely let slip that I was a DIS bride in my emails ... something along the lines of "I was reading and saw that this was a possibility but know that things change, is this still true for us" each and every time I asked about something that I found out about here. I mean, I was doing my research. She was gracious and it seemed like there was never that "up in the air ever changing rules" that others seem to experience. Maybe she was reading my pj.

Had I not been reading here, I don't think we would have gotten:
- The complimentary night. We didn't ACTUALLY do a room block. We just filled a bajillion rooms, I listed the reservation numbers, and asked. Figured it couldn't hurt. I had heard rumblings that Escape Brides weren't getting the comp night anymore, and asked. Nicely.

- The van transfers. Even though that ended up being a fiasco, we could have ended up paying a bajillion dollars for something that we didn't really need.

- Different flowers than those listed in the Escape Package for no charge.

I'll come back and add more if need be. On the day of the wedding Karen was pleasant and efficient, even getting DH's family in line. Kudos to her for that one! She was exactly what I needed as an Escape Bride. I didn't need my hand held, but she was there when I needed something. When I emailed her about the van nightmare after the wedding she emailed back immediately and looked into it for me.

We had Rosie for our flowers. I wasn't impressed. We had our phone call and I waited about 3 weeks for her to email me some pictures of what we had discussed. When I got them they weren't what I had envisioned. I emailed her right back saying "That wasn't really what I was thinking, I was thinking more along the lines of this (picture inserted). Can we do white and pink for my girls?" Weeks went by with no response. It got to the point that Karen couldn't send me a BEO because she was waiting for Rosie's proposal, and I still hadn't heard from Rosie, so Karen dealt with it. From then on I dealt with Karen for changes (getting rid of the aisle petals). On the day of the wedding, my flowers had some brown spots on them straight out of the box. I hated DH's bout, it was too big. I guess that's part my fault, but it's not my fault that it fell to pieces before we even said the vows. Literally wilting. I had him take it off after the ceremony. Fail. My flowers did hold up for the MK shoot the next morning, so there's that I suppose.

Patricia LeJeune did our hair and makeup, and I LOVED her. A month and a half after the wedding I'm still loving what my hair and makeup looked like. One of my bridesmaids has very thin hair and she gave her hair! Also, I told her that our MK shoot was the next morning and that I was planning on sleeping sitting up. Pfft, forget that, I slept just fine that night and only re-hairsprayed and put a little foundation on the next day. My hair and makeup lasted all through the next day at the photoshoot and Animal Kingdom (I showered, we had a wheelchair room so I just lowered the shower head lol). What more could I have wanted?

Regina is a genius. We bought the million dollar cd that I never thought I'd want. Sigh. I tried to convince DH we should do a photoshoot when we go back in November. He's not budging.

Mears gets a big fat F.

Rev. Jack Day gave us a great ceremony, our family loved him, and he ske-daddled when it was over, which was just fine.

Did I miss anything? This was very long winded hahaha.
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Old 03-27-2011, 10:49 PM   #125
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Just read your trip report--- you looked LOVELY! And I love all of your character photos!!! I can't wait to hear more!
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Old 03-30-2011, 09:30 PM   #126
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Just read your trip report--- you looked LOVELY! And I love all of your character photos!!! I can't wait to hear more!
Awww thank you! We're so happy with the way it all turned out. It's all sunshine and lollipops when we think about our wedding (I block the van thing out. And the tea spilling. Ha!).
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Old 03-31-2011, 03:24 PM   #127
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Backing it up...

I'm going to back up here a bit and post some professional pictures that Regina took. They're only the low-res images from the proof dvd, but I figure the high-res ones will be too big when we get them anyway. I know I shared our link but it DOES expire in May and I remember being so frustrated when we were in planning process trying to see people's pictures only to get the expired message.

So, feel free to skip over the pics! I'll resume with the TR shortly.

My favourite picture of DH. I think he's handsome, but I might be biased.


With his boys.





The ladies and I waiting to get the show on the road.


Flowers and rings and all that jazz.




My mom...not doing such a good job at hiding her emotions.


Fam-jam


DH's favourite picture of me + 2.






Ready.




Wiping my mother's lipstick off!


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Old 03-31-2011, 03:31 PM   #128
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your pictures are beautiful!!
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Old 03-31-2011, 03:46 PM   #129
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Backing up part 2...

I'm not very good and selecting a few pictures! LOL. Choosing for the album was PAINFUL.

First kiss:

Not at all sure what we were supposed to do, so we stood there awkwardly...

So Rev. Jack put his hands on our backs and SHOVED us down the aisle, saying "Go!" bahahaha.


Here's what you get for no extra money in the Escape Package




With Rev. Jack


Cake cutting, aka the most awkward thing ever. It's not natural.





We did NOT feed each other. Karen asked, and I said "I'm opposed to it." She jokingly asked DH if he was opposed to it as well, and he said "I'm opposed to whatever she's opposed to." It's on video. I plan on bringing that up every...few days or so!


DH and his mom:

And with his Dad and Stepmom:

Add a brother:


With my mom and brother, who couldn't smile?

His side:



The whole gang!



This is on the Disney site hahahaha. DH hates it. He thinks he looks like a jerk.


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Backing it up, part 3

Alright! Just some shots of us around the boardwalk left, then I'll just incorporate the rest into my TR.

I LOVE this one...okay, I love most of them, but I love how simple this is.



This is a general favourite all around:












































There! Coming up...Dessert party.
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Old 03-31-2011, 04:00 PM   #131
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Ohhhh thank you! I obviously loved your flowers So thanks for that inspiration too!
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Old 04-04-2011, 03:55 PM   #132
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The Dessert Party

The dessert party. How amazing are these dessert parties? I would like to attend one not as a bride...anyone getting married around the beginning of November and want to invite us???? I'll even throw the 33/pp at you to let us attend...lol.

Alright. After the slight hiccup of getting there late and being WILD about the van situation, I had to kind of talk myself down. It was pretty easy once we hopped over to the UK. It's beautiful. No, really, really beautiful. We LOVE illuminations, but I really despise crowds (think, panic attack despise), so honestly, shows are usually a little ruined for me. I need to stake out a spot and plant myself there, and then I hyperventilate a little when people get too close and try to infringe on our spot...I know, crazy. But it is what it is. So when we were escorted over to our little spot...I was in HEAVEN. No people pushing me? No smelly people? No people trying to take our spot? Well it was worth it for that alone!

If I could change one thing I would have made everyone go to Epcot before wedding day to see how difficult it is to get a prime spot lol. Everyone who had been before was THRILLED about it...our newbies were quite impressed but didn't understand what it's like outside of our spot. They were spoiled and didn't even know it, you know? Regardless, everyone was pretty happy.

In keeping with our minimum budget, we didn't spend any money on decor. We ended up with some candles on the tables anyway, standard stuff that I didn't look twice at.









You can see the coffee, tea, and juice station in the back.




I would love to say that I tried everything and it was super delicious. Erm... I didn't get to half of it. I was bouncing around, dancing, chatting, and was a bit scared of the fondue with my dress, although others reported to LOVE the fondue, so I'm glad we got it. I tried the baklava (YUMMMMM), the creamed horns (meh...), and then got stuck on those fruit tarts, which were AMAZING and I think I ate four. My bridesmaid was obsessed with the tiramisu and claims that she ate six and took some on the bus home lol.



I want one of these RIGHT. NOW.


So we mulled around, and our guests took eight billion pictures of the ducks...I'm not kidding. Ha! Simple! I quite enjoyed the punch, reached for another fruit tart, someone turned around, didn't see me, and spilled tea down the front of my dress.





I don't even know who it was, to this day. It was either DH's aunt or stepmom, but I'm not sure. I SCREAMED, my bridesmaids RAN over, and I started...well, the only way to describe it is the ugly cry. Except I didn't want to ruin my makeup so I was doing the tearless ugly cry. I can't believe I just admitted that. I vaguely recall everyone just staring at me with their mouths hanging open. All I could think about was our MK portrait session the next day. Regina was assuring me that she would photoshop anything out...and...my MOH threw water all over my dress, and bled it out.

Lucky.
Whoever it was never even apologized to me. Perhaps for the best.

Brushed it off. Deep breaths.
DH's brother alerted me to the fact that he'd like to say a few words, so I rounded everyone together while he made an impromptu speech. It was pretty nice, he didn't have to do that at all, but a nice gesture. Then...it was time...


To dance.




Best picture of the the whole wedding.


A little explanation perhaps?
Back in September I started to get a little serious about getting in wedding shape, so we started Zumba. My skinny minnie bridesmaids came with me every week, pumping it out with me. We ended up LOVING IT, and loving spending 2 hours a week together. (Plus, I weighed myself this weekend and have lost 30 pounds!) So...well, we can zumba to anything now! LOL. We were shaking it all out when we noticed we had an audience...all of the people lined up on the bridge to watch "the show!" Whoops! So fun.



Regina had surprised us with two images from the afternoon...well, I knew that it sometimes happened but wasn't EXPECTING it, and hadn't mentioned it to DH. They were:



and


We were SO thrilled with this, and our family was blown away. We set them up on the tables for everyone to have a look.

Cont'd in next post.
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Dessert Party continued

Before we knew it, the show was starting and we were hustled over to the corner with Regina. Our guests enjoyed the show so much that they didn't even notice we were missing!

Now, I have to admit...trying to be loving when massive booms are going off? Not so easy. DH did worse at this than I did, and he's kind of ticked with himself about it. He had some major grimaces in some pictures, but we got some great shots, so I'm thrilled we went with the photography. Just know that every shot isn't going to be the money shot!

Okay, look at me and smile.




Now you can watch the show for a bit...






Now look at each other.




Now kiss!




Now look at me again.




Money shot.


Well worth it!
We were supposed to be escorted out the International Gateway afterwards...well, that didn't really work for me, you know? We were staying at Pop...so DH went and asked the guide if we could head out the main entrance. We were able to hang around a bit after the show, finished up some food and drink. I urged everyone to pack desserts up, but somehow didn't get any myself???? ARGH. Anyway, when the guide turned her light on, it was our signal to go. She dismissed us and we walked out of the park ourselves. Had the park still been open I believe we would have been escorted, but it wasn't and we weren't. We could have used this as an opportunity to get pictures at some cool spots...but we didn't! We were SO tired and tired of having cameras in our faces. It is a long hike out of Epcot, let me tell you! I was thanking myself for changing into flip flops. We ended up running into a prior DIS bride on the way out! My family (and DH) thought I was utterly crazy.

DH and I looked at each other and said "Cab? Should we get a cab?"...I don't know why we didn't, we had the $$$, we could have...but everyone was heading towards the buses and we just kind of ended up in the flow. We got some CRAZY looks! We were in the loooooong line for the bus when a guy came over, leaned over to me, and stage whispered "Umm...my daughter really wants a picture with you. Would you mind?" They were about to get on the next bus so I quickly obliged. Well. My MOH didn't clue in until they were getting on the bus, but all of a sudden she sprang into action. She kicked off her shoes and took off towards the bus. We were all left staring at each other wondering what was going on. She hopped onto the bus, pushed to the back, found the little girl, and handed the little girl her bridesmaid bouquet. The people on the bus were clapping...and I think we may have created another Disney bride!

I had to pee SO bad, but there was no way I was moving. We ended up on a packed bus, standing...and I would NOT let anyone give me their seat! I knew that if I sat down there was a large possibility I'd be leaving a puddle behind...not exactly how I wanted to remember my wedding!
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your pictures! The fireworks shots are worth every penny!
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your pictures! The fireworks shots are worth every penny!
Thank you! We're really glad we included photography for the dessert party
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