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Old 04-11-2011, 10:01 PM   #1
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Smile Michelle & Daniel's Wishes Wedding-WP/GF 6.8.2012 *We're back! Starting TR SOON!*

Hey everyone!! So.. I've been stalking the boards for awhile now... and now that I'm engaged I thought I could start a planning journal! We haven't officially booked anything... and DF wants to still look at some Atlanta venues but I've pretty much got my heart set on a Disney wedding.


About Us
Daniel and I are both 22 from Atlanta, Ga and are seniors about to graduate from the University of Georgia. We're excited (and kind of scared) to start a new chapter in our lives.


How we met
Daniel and I were both in the same 5th grade class. He was my 5th grade crush. I mean I was in love with him! Unfortunately for me, he saw me as just a friend. We parted ways when we went to different middle schools and high schools. But we kept in touch over AIM and mutual friends. Junior year of high school we started to hang out a lot and eventually started dating. We've been together for almost 5 1/5 years and I couldn't be happier


The proposal
We have taken Disney trip together almost every year since we've been together. So for our last college spring break, we planned a trip down to Disney. While we were at Magic Kingdom we decided to get a Disney photopass photographer to take our picture in front of the castle at one of the "kodak moment" spots. I thought we were just taking a picture when all of the sudden he pulls out a ring and gets down on one knee. I was completely shocked! He was tearing up telling me how much he loved me and of course I couldn't help but cry. The moment happened so fast... I was so happy. Of course I said YES! It was truly a magical moment in a magical place







I've got a planning session on May 11 and can't wait to start the process of planning our Disney wedding!!

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Old 04-11-2011, 10:26 PM   #2
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Congrats!

So happy for you! I hope you get your way -- don't let him talk you into an Atlanta venue!
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Old 04-13-2011, 01:37 PM   #3
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Thank you! haha I won't!! I think he's just worried that no one will come but I think otherwise! who doesn't want to go to Disney?!
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Old 04-13-2011, 02:08 PM   #4
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Great Proposal! Good luck getting it at Disney
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Old 04-13-2011, 02:48 PM   #5
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I'm from Atlanta and a UGA grad as well (graduated 2009)!!! Congratulations on your engagement! We looked at some venues in Atlanta too. I was really torn between Chateau Elan and the Grand Floridian for awhile. Let us know what you end up going with!
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Old 04-13-2011, 05:10 PM   #6
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Welcome and Congrats!

Cant wait to hear your plans... looking forward to the 1st load of pictures!

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Congrats! Rooting for Disney!
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Old 04-13-2011, 06:43 PM   #8
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Welcome and congrats!! Can't wait to hear all of your plans!
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Welcome and congratulations!
Can't wait to hear more of your plans!
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Old 04-13-2011, 08:06 PM   #10
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Thank you everyone! I can't wait to actually start planning. I feel like I've been planning my wedding since I was a freshman in college because I knew Daniel was the one But now that it's actually happening I feel so overwhelmed with choices! lol Thank you to everyone on the boards thou for all the ideas! I wouldn't know where to start without all you lovely ladies


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I'm from Atlanta and a UGA grad as well (graduated 2009)!!! Congratulations on your engagement! We looked at some venues in Atlanta too. I was really torn between Chateau Elan and the Grand Floridian for awhile. Let us know what you end up going with!
awesome!! GOOOO DAWGS!! I read you PJ and your plans sound amazing! and your wedding is so close! Glad you decided to go with Disney We considered Chateau Elan bc its so beautiful but I'm too set on having a Disney wedding. There just aren't too many Atlanta venues that I love...
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Congratulations! So, you two have known each other literally half of your lives.
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Old 05-10-2011, 12:13 AM   #12
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So I've been terrible for not updating!! But it doesn't mean I haven't been on the boards more than once a day just about everyday

I've been so busy with school and trying to find a job that I just didn't have too much to report on.... I graduate on Friday!! Crazy to think that I won't be going to school in the fall though....

Anyways.. I'm going to Disney on Wednesday for a site visit!!! But just for one day... DF, my dad, and I are flying down just for the day. I'm so excited! Hopefully we'll have a confirmed date and venue when I get back! Maybe then I'll feel like it's really happening and I cant start some serious planning!!!! Can't wait!!
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:30 AM   #13
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Michelle & Daniel's DF Wishes Wedding WP/GF date TBD!

Hi everyone! So I wanted to do a short TR from my site visit because it was indeed a VERY SHORT visit! I wish we had stayed longer but DF and I were suppose to graduate two days later. I told DF I’d rather stay at Disney than go to a boring graduation ceremony

Ok! So DF, dad, and I went to the airport early Wednesday morning to fly down to Disney! We got there with some time to spare before our appointment at Francks, so we went to Downtown Disney to eat at Earl of Sandwich. After that we head over to Francks.



I was beaming with excitement as I saw the wedding pavilion in the distance and walked into Francks. I kept thinking to myself… this is really happening! So we met with Bill (LOVE HIM!). We talked over the ideas of our wedding…When we want it and what venues we plan to look at. We first went over to the WP. I loved it from the moment I saw it. Now, I loved it in the pictures but in person it was just breathtaking (and that was just the outside). When we actually walked inside the WP and Bill opened the doors, I was just in awe. This was it. It was love at first sight. I must say that I think that pictures don’t do it justice! Needless to say, DF and I are definitely getting married at the WP!



Next, we went to the Boardwalk to look at the Promenade ballroom. There was a huge event going on at the time so people were everywhere! It was a very beautiful space, but I just didn’t get the feeling that it was our reception space. After that, we went over to the Contemporary to look at the Nutcracker ballroom. Now, if I had not had a site visit, I probably would have gone with this choice. I am SO HAPPY I had a site visit! This wasn’t my style at all! The pictures make it look completely different. Bill told me that he’s never sold anyone on the Nutcracker Ballroom. I’m so happy I saw it in person… After that, we went over to the GF to check out that ballrooms there. I’ve always loved the GF. I stayed there once with my family as a kid and was in awe of its beauty. Once we walked into the ballroom I knew this is where our reception would be!

So we all headed back over to Francks to check the availability. DF and I had been planning a late spring/early summer 2012 wedding. We thought this time would be perfect because DF cannot take off from work from September to December, and I didn’t really want to have TOO long of an engagement. We basically already act like an old married couple as it is so people would be wondering why he didn’t just wait to pop the question until we actually planned on getting married. So Bill starts looking for May and June Saturday weddings at 5pm. ALL BOOKED! Ahh! I started to panic… I REALLY wanted a 5 pm ceremony, and I was planning on a Saturday wedding so that people wouldn’t have to take too much time off of work. Bill said that we would look into a few dates that MIGHT open up. He would have to check with a few couples who were penciled in if they were going to move forward or not. But just in case, we decided to be penciled in for a Friday ceremony in June if the other plan doesn’t pan out. So I’m just waited to see what happens! I just want a date so that it feels completely real and I can start some serious planning! I’ll let you guys know when the date is set!!!

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Old 05-24-2011, 07:07 PM   #14
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We've decided on a date!! June 8, 2012!! I'm so excited and relieved to finally have a date! It wasn't the Saturday wedding that I had originally planned but a Friday wedding works out GREAT if DF and I want to take a Disney Cruise for our honeymoon! (still deciding on that one...) Now I'm just going to wait until the 12 month mark to receive all the info and start the LOA. Yay!! Now I can actually start sharing things in my PJ that people want to read! stay tuned...
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Old 05-24-2011, 07:11 PM   #15
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We've decided on a date!! June 8, 2012!! I'm so excited and relieved to finally have a date! It wasn't the Saturday wedding that I had originally planned but a Friday wedding works out GREAT if DF and I want to take a Disney Cruise for our honeymoon! (still deciding on that one...) Now I'm just going to wait until the 12 month mark to receive all the info and start the LOA. Yay!! Now I can actually start sharing things in my PJ that people want to read! stay tuned...
Hey girl! Congratulations on choosing your date! We are so close to that year mark!!!
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