Aimee & Brent's Dream Wedding~09/17/11 Castaway Cay~Update Wedding

Discussion in 'Planning our Happily Ever After' started by stl_figment, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. PixieDust1969

    PixieDust1969 Happily Married on Castaway Cay!

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    I think your dress is beautiful. I love that you added the close up picture so we can see the detail of the bodice and the dainty sleeves. You will look beautiful!!

    I have seen beach weddings with and without trains so it is up to you what you want to do. Since your dress is lightweight, I am sure it will not drag a sand dune behind you! LOL I actually ordered my dress without a train since I am also getting married on the beach.
     
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  3. stl_figment

    stl_figment Mouseketeer

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    I didn't order the dress (just picked out and took it home) because it was a store moving sale so I didn't get that option. I'm still debating. If it wasn't for the MK/Epcot photos my mind would be made up already.
     
  4. stl_figment

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    We made some decisions.

    Flowers:


    I decided on hot pink and orange roses for my bouquet. It will look similar to this:

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    My future MIL is making extra boutonnieres for the dads/grandpas and corsages for the moms/grandmas out of silk flowers. (Update: They turned out beautiful!)

    I found a small silk bouquet for my MOH.

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    They are white with pink accents. She is wearing a blue dress so it should work great.

    Cake:

    Since receiving our planning guide, we got an email stating that the options have changed for cake flavors. The new options are:

    Cake Flavor
    • Vanilla
    • Chocolate
    • Marble
    Cake Filling
    • Vanilla Bean Butter Cream
    • Lemon Butter Cream
    • Raspberry Butter Cream
    • Chocolate Truffle Mousse
    • White Chocolate Truffle Mousse
    • Milk Chocolate Caramel Ganache

    We decided to go with the Vanilla Cake and Lemon Icing. With the "Classic Round" style.

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    Photography:

    After really thinking about it, we decided to cancel the MK/Epcot photos. Partially for financial reasons, partially because we decided photos from the actual wedding were much more important to us. Brent has never been to Disney before, so the locations do not have much meaning for us as a couple.

    So we are going with the "Magic Package" which for 995.95 (plus the 85 fee for Castaway Cay weddings) we get:
    • 30 5x7 wedding photos
    • 30 8x10 wedding photos
    • 25 wedding announcements (reminds me of christmas cards with your picture, but announcing that we got married)
    • 1 5x7 wedding album
    • 1 8x10 wedding album
    • 1 cd of all images
     
  5. Goofy4Ever

    Goofy4Ever DIS Veteran

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    Love the dress!!!! It is beautiful. Thanks for sharing your decisions! We are 4 1/2 months out and I keep going back n forth.
     
  6. stl_figment

    stl_figment Mouseketeer

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    My planning guide is due 1 month from tomorrow..... So we had to make decisions. All we have left is actual invites, music and the at home reception.
     
  7. KristiLyn

    KristiLyn Fab Five Member!

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    Love the dress and the flowers! Everything will look beautiful!!
     
  8. stl_figment

    stl_figment Mouseketeer

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    Brent is wearing one of these two shirts for the wedding (the other for the civil ceremony) with khaki or white pants. His mom found them and bought them. I think they are great!

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    He is wearing these shoes (Sketchers Sports Fusion)

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  9. stl_figment

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    So after three nights of trying, I finished our (No Sew) Fish Extender for the cruise.

    I followed these no sew instructions and these instructions.

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    Advice to anyone trying to make it. Pay close attention to your measurements. I had to remake a pocket because I measured it wrong. Be prepared to have fabric glue everywhere. :lmao:

    Very exciting.

    Side note: After much debate, we decided to put our last name at the bottom (as we will be Mr. & Mrs. XXXXXX) However I don't want to share that with all of internet world, so I blurred it.

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    In other news. I took my dress in for alterations on Saturday. Earlier last week was spent trying to find an appropriate bra for the dress. I wanted a strapless, but it doesn't quite work for my body shape so I ended up buying a strapless with "invisible" straps.

    I think it looks fine (pardon the picture I took it myself on my cell phone) because it will be under the sleeves.

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    For alterations, I had them cut the train off (but she said she would leave some of it long so it would look nice in pictures). My future MIL asked me to keep the part of the dress I had cut off to make into a pillow. That seems like a very lovely idea.

    In general I've had a little bit of a hard time picturing myself as a "bride". So the dress fitting was the first time in a long time I was able to see the whole dress in the mirror. It made me feel like a bride. :)

    On top of seeing the Little Mermaid at the Muny - large outdoor musical theater - earlier this week. My mom cried at the end because I'm going to be a Disney bride. So sweet. But its making it all "real" I'm just over 9 weeks away!
     
  10. PrincessTinker11

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    You are almost there, you must be so excited! I think it is great that you are making a pillow out of the section cut off your dress :)
     
  11. stl_figment

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    I have pictures of my dress! :yay:

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  12. PrincessTinker11

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    Your dress is great, I love the front!!!
     
  13. kmg148

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    I love the front and the sleeves!
     
  14. Lumiere Lover

    Lumiere Lover You can sleep after we leave WDW..

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    Being a NASCAR fan, I love the proposal. Also, your dress is beautiful. I like the idea of keeping the extra material to make a pillow.

    Best of luck to you and Congrats. You will be on a beautiful island!!!!
     
  15. stl_figment

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    Thanks!

    The sleeves (this time) were sewn in for the first time ever that I had the dress on. I loved it!

    Thanks! One year ago today, he proposed. :lovestruc Who is your driver?
     
  16. KristiLyn

    KristiLyn Fab Five Member!

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    Beautiful dress!!!!!
     
  17. jenbear25

    jenbear25 Earning My Ears

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    Your dress is beautiful!
     
  18. stl_figment

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    Wow, for 100$ that dress was a STEAL! It's really pretty and looks great on you! I love the strap/cap sleeves and the style is lovely.

    I'm just joining in now, I'm really interested to hear about a cruise wedding. I love cruises almost as much as Disney so I can't wait to see how it goes.

    Any idea of if your MIL is going to join you? What part of the cruise is she nervous about?
     
  20. PixieDust1969

    PixieDust1969 Happily Married on Castaway Cay!

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    Your dress looks beautiful! I love the softness the little sleeves give the dress and it looks great on you! I also like the shirts for your DF and the shoes will look great with either shirt.
     
  21. pigfishinn

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    Hi to those reading this blog - I am Becky "Aimee's mom". I wish the pics I snapped at the seamstress showed the beautiful lace/sparkles of the dress. See the pic on page 3 (the ones from the catalog w/the model) to see the lovely detail. It is really a beautiful dress.

    I am very happy with the sleeves the way they turned out also.
     

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