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Old 09-13-2013, 01:43 AM   #421
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You look so gorgeous! Oh my gosh, I can't stand how beautiful you look. Absolutely stunning. So glamorous. The veil and headpiece are just beautiful and it all suits you so well. I can't wait for more pictures!

You have sweet, sweet bridesmaids
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Old 09-14-2013, 12:13 PM   #422
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So adorable! Your make up looked amazing
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Old 09-15-2013, 04:21 PM   #423
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You looked amazingly beautiful love the hair and veil, just stunning!
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Old 09-15-2013, 11:49 PM   #424
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Be Our Guest sounds like the perfect spot for a rehearsal dinner! We love it there, and all the food we've had has been excellent.

Your meet and greet looked really nice! What a convenient way to do it!

And beautiful, stunning hair and make-up. I can't wait to see more pics!
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Old 09-16-2013, 01:16 PM   #425
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You look so gorgeous! Oh my gosh, I can't stand how beautiful you look. Absolutely stunning. So glamorous. The veil and headpiece are just beautiful and it all suits you so well. I can't wait for more pictures!

You have sweet, sweet bridesmaids
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Be Our Guest sounds like the perfect spot for a rehearsal dinner! We love it there, and all the food we've had has been excellent.

Your meet and greet looked really nice! What a convenient way to do it!

And beautiful, stunning hair and make-up. I can't wait to see more pics!

Thank you so much ladies for your lovely words compliments! The girls from Beaute Speciale did such an amazing job!

Now, get ready for an overload of pre-ceremony photos!
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Old 09-16-2013, 01:17 PM   #426
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The Big Day -- Part Two:
Groom POV:


I feel like I should say I tossed and turned all night, because I knew Nicole wouldn't have slept at all (she didn't), but I slept well and awoke calm, my mind focused on the task before me. I had some last-minute packing to do, in order to send my bags onto the Grand Floridian before the ceremony.

A breakfast of cereal. Putting on the tuxes. A few last minute photos.





Time moved fairly quickly, and before I knew it, we were standing in the Boardwalk lobby feeling overdressed next to the folks in shorts and t-shirts. My parents met us there, and we got into the limo a few minutes after seven. As the car approached the Boardwalk gates, Ryan exclaimed, "Oh no! I forgot the rings!" Well! I forgot the engagement ring for the proposal, so I wasn't in any place to criticize. (You can read a re-cap of that disaster here.) It actually felt oddly appropriate. In any case, we turned the car around and Ryan rushed back to the room for the rings. Sam, our driver, apologized, because it was his job to remind us to bring the rings and the marriage license. It hadn't really worked, but it was nice to know that DFTW has those fail safes in place.



It should also be noted that upon exiting the Boardwalk, Sam called someone to inform them that we had left the hotel and were en route to the Epcot. He did the same thing when we entered the backstage area in Epcot. I like to think he was talking to Michelle, an assistant, or some kind of Disney Fairytale Weddings supercomputer whose task it is to coordinate everything. In any case--and this will be a running theme--every cast member involved in the wedding knew what was happening and when. Take Sam as an example. He could have just been a driver to pick us up at point A and drop us off at point B, independent of any coordinating body. If things had gone wrong (which they already had) and messed up the tightly scheduled timeline, we might have run into the other half of the bridal party or set off a domino effect of successively ruinous disasters. Disney Fairytale Weddings clearly took great pains to prevent this from happening.

A guide met us backstage at the France pavilion--once again, very friendly and excited about our wedding. (I'll just go ahead and say every single guide who worked with us on this day, from the ceremony to the reception to the dessert party, was great, so if ever I mention a guide in the future, just picture a friendly, competent cast member.) We were led on-stage to the Morocco pavilion. There was caution tape at the entrance to Morocco and construction workers were milling about. Slightly worrisome, but when we met Michelle, she assured us they'd be finishing up soon.

Our photographers, Cricket and Dean, were already in Morocco. We'd heard great things about Cricket's professional manner, and they're all true. She's a great photographer, no doubt about it, and her friendliness, professionalism and clear communication really set us at ease throughout all our photography shoots. I can't say enough good things about her, and getting her as our primary photographer was one of the best things to happen for the wedding.

We'd never heard of Dean on the Disboards or the Facebook group (he mentioned not getting a lot of wedding assignments) but I have a feeling you will hear more of him in the future. He's flat-out great. A very capable assistant, he worked very well with Cricket by anticipating her needs, occasionally offering suggestions, and was friendly with all our guests. And his photos look great, too. We were very lucky to get him.






The fez-toting camel really makes this photo for me.








This photo made it to DFTW's pinterest page, which is awesome!



While Ryan, my parents and I got some photos in and around Morocco before Cricket and Dean got the word to leave because the ladies were arriving in France. Again, coordination! We waited in the Tangerine Cafe before they moved us to the museum, because it had obscured windows. Rev. Ferguson was already there, and we were chatted some more while waiting for the ceremony to begin. He is a fount of interesting and funny wedding stories. A sound tech came in to place a lavelier mic on my person for the ceremony. (How did he know where we were? Coordination!) Our videographers from Trinity also arrived. They missed us in our room earlier in the morning, so they picked up some shots of me pretending to get ready right there in the museum, next to the wax camel. They wired me with a second mic, too. I can say that there in the museum, I was starting to get nervous.
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Old 09-16-2013, 01:18 PM   #427
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Bride POV:

The girls were left to finish lacing up my dress. And then we waited for the call from Michelle. She told us during the rehearsal she would call and give us a 20 minute warning for when we needed to be up in the lobby to meet the limo.

Well, I was looking at the clock and seeing it was getting awfully close to 7:40am, which was when we were supposed to depart the Boardwalk for photos. I was wondering everything at this point. Did she forget about us? Is something going wrong? Did we miss the call? Should we just go...? Finally when I was about ready to forget the call and head up and wait in the lobby, the phone rang. We had a three minute warning. I thought that was a little weird, but I didn't care. We were all set to go, so as soon as I got the message we left the room and began our long trek up to the lobby.

Our limo driver was ready and waiting for us just outside the main lobby. He asked if everyone was present and then started loading everyone in to the car. It seems like there is a specific order to this, because my dad had to get in first, followed by me, and then everyone else through a second door.



Finally they were ready for us. We entered world showcase through a CM entrance on the west side of Chefs de France. Cricket, Dean and Michelle were all there waiting for us and the former snapping photos of our entrance.





We immediately went into portraits around France. It was pretty exhilarating, it was finally happening! The first photos were in front of the Chefs de France windows.











Next we moved in front of the fountains.














I forgot to mention, Vanessa gave me a sixpence - for the oft forgotten sixpence line of the "something old..." poem - that she converted into a little charm and I tied to my bouquet.



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Old 09-16-2013, 01:19 PM   #428
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Finally it was time to head towards Morocco. Everything was all set up the way I had requested, my flower petals were all scattered about, my chairs were placed and my ribbons were swagged. Just as I had asked, the whole set-up was perfect.

We walked by the ceremony site, and towards the back of the pavilion for more portraits.








The now mandatory "Bridesmaids" shot















And then suddenly I heard my music playing. And it was so surreal and magical.

We were lead into the Tangerine Cafe because our guests were about to arrive. As soon as they started coming into view, my cousin Kevin who had been tagging along left our group and joined the guests outside. (Originally he had been supposed to hand out the programs to the arriving guests, but DFTW had already laid them out on the chairs, so he was our usher only in name.) Our friends and family were here, my final seating song was playing: it was about time for the ceremony to begin...
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Old 09-16-2013, 02:08 PM   #429
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This is SO EXCITING!

First things first, both of you look AMAZING!

I love the Lily of the Valley BM bouquets - they are stunning!

You just look glowing and happy and serene in the photos...I have a feeling the ceremony shots will make me bawl!
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Old 09-16-2013, 02:17 PM   #430
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Nicole, you look absolutely gorgeous!! (Bryan, you look very handsome!)

All the girls' hair and makeup came out perfectly. I love it!

Your photos came out beautifully. I've heard fantastic things about Cricket and have been toying with the idea of requesting her for our in park portrait session. Anyway, I can't wait to see more!!
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Old 09-16-2013, 02:19 PM   #431
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I'm LOVING the dual point of view. So often, we only hear from the bride, and while that's great, I am really liking getting to see the groom's perspective too!

You both look GREAT in your pictures! I love the camel with the fez, too, that is a fabulous and fun shot. Oh my goodness though, some those shots of the most gorgeous bride!!! Just so beautiful. TOTALLY capturing that vintage feel you were going for, I think they are so perfect!!! You look BEAUTIFUL...

Can't wait to read more!

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Old 09-16-2013, 06:13 PM   #432
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Loving! Loving! Loving! Can't wait to hear more
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:50 PM   #433
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Just STUNNING! You both looked amazing. Classic beauty and the theme worked so well with you. I bet we'll see your pictures a lot more than just Pinterest. I hope you guys had a fun home reception. Can't wait to see more.

Again jaw dropping gorgeous!
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:02 PM   #434
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I knew!!!!! You popped up on my Pinterest feed http://www.pinterest.com/pin/219057969348609438/
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Old 09-17-2013, 11:01 PM   #435
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Wow! Absolutely stunning!! You look so beautiful. I want to see your MK shoot pictures! I requested Amy as my first choice but now I'm thinking of requesting Cricket!! Hmm decisions

Can't wait to see more

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