Anna & DJ - 4/25/09 TR-Rehearsal Dinner & Fireworks added!

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  1. Anna2984

    Anna2984 Mouseketeer

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    Okay, so hear we go....

    This is Anna & DJ's Planning Journal for our DFTW on April 25, 2009. A 5PM Ceremony @ the Wedding Pavilion w/ the Grand Ballroom in the Grand Floridian for the Reception, and our grand exit on the Grand 1 Yacht! Yeah I am so excited!!!

    We are having about 150 guests with all coming from out of town. DJ & I, along with our direct families live in Gainesville, FL...only 2 hrs from Disney.

    We really dont have a theme yet. I do know that our colors will be a Sea Foam Green & a Tealish Blue, when they are together they pop. I am hoping to find the the BM dresses @ JCrew (the green) tea length & the men a nice clean grey suit with green shirts & DJ in a white shirt.

    Oh & I have my dress it came in last week. The designer is a Bride 2 Be & it's a total Princess Dresses. I will post pics soon...

    Cant wait to share more with everyone & I am sure I have left out a ton. Talk with everyone soon!
    Anna
     
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  3. Keira1387

    Keira1387 Married at Disney August 2, 2008

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    Welcome to the boards!! Can't wait to hear all your details!!!
     
  4. kayleighnik

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    Welcome! Can't wait to see pics!

    Kayleigh x
     
  5. tiggerrifficheidi

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    What a great idea to exit on the Grand 1!!!:yay:

    Can't wait to hear more!
     
  6. IndyBride

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    Welcome to the boards!!! Our weddings are very close. I can't wait to see some of your details!
     
  7. Anna2984

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    Thank you to all of the nice welcomes!!!

    So we have updated & added some things.... (we just got back from meeting with our Consultant and doing a final walk through for all of the locations-a day trip)

    The Whitehall room & Patio for a Pre-Reception area & the Marina area for Fireworks & Drinks, then our exit from there. I am pretty sure we are doing the Welcome Dinner @ the Living Seas, (have to take the FILs down there next month to make sure & show them everything)

    Oh and I met to say earlier, I am up for any suggestions on the Ballroom decorations for the GF. I did not really want a ballroom but this was the best for everything else we wanted to do. To make it worse I really am not up for the traditional foral centerpieces. Suggestions??

    Cant wait & I promise to post some pics soon. (my Mom has them all on her computer).
     
  8. Keira1387

    Keira1387 Married at Disney August 2, 2008

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    We had our pre reception at whitehall room and patio and the reception in a ballroom. Let me know if you want links to my pics to get ideas!
     
  9. Anna2984

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    I would love some! thank you. Can you send it in a PM or over email?
     
  10. padisneyfour

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    welcome and congrats! Your plans sound awesome! Looking forward to hearing more...:goodvibes
     
  11. Anna2984

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    K so here is my dress this is the sample I tried on, oh and yes my eyes are closed:goodvibes

    but hope you like! oh its a Bride 2 Be

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    the back with the veil... I was orginally thinking this length but I want to try a long long one, umm I Think its a Cathedral length
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    and these are the shoes I want...but they are $200 bucks! and I have a very hard time spending that...
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  12. MegKate

    MegKate 2010 UMaine Graduate... now unemployed. What to do

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    Oh I love that dress - so perfect for a DFTW! :)

    I had to laugh - underneath your picture Kodak gives options if you want the picture you're viewing on a mug or mousepad. As much as I like the shoes you tried on, I'll pass on the mug! :rotfl2:

    But keep on posting - I can't wait to see what else you come up with!
     
  13. camara381

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    Hi!!! Welcome to the borads, I just found your PJ. I can't wait to hear all the details. Love the dress!!!!! The Shoes go perfect with it!
     
  14. padisneyfour

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    welcome and congrats. Your dress looks beautiful! congrats on finding the dress! looking forward to hearing more of your plans.:goodvibes
     
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    Welcome to the boards and congratulations :goodvibes

    Your dress is absolutely beautiful. I may sound really dumb here, but what is the grand 1 yacht? I don't get it!!! :confused3 :confused:
     
  16. tiggerrifficheidi

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    I love the shoes!! Were they comfy? Where did you find them? Sorry I'm being so nosy :rotfl:
     
  17. Anna2984

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    Thanks I love them too. Yes, they are super comfy & actually you could wear them with a black c-tail dress or jeans with a cute top. The desginer is Grazia Shoes, style: Vanessa. I found them @ Solutions Bridal (where I got my dress) in Gainesville, FL. They have a website if you just enter that in the yahoo bar.


    Pinkerbell1983--- Yes the Grand 1 is the Yacht that stays @ the GF Marina. We are doinng our "grand" exit on that & just spending 1 hour just us to relax & take everything in.
     
  18. DisneyBrideToni

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    I love your dress and shoes!!!!! They are both beautiful! I agree with you it is a princess dress!
     
  19. Disney Ron

    Disney Ron It's not a lie, if you believe it.

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    Love, love, love the shoes....splurge !!!! It is your special day.
    Not something I would normally invest in, but to complete your fabulous look...I say go for the shoes. They are not like anything I have seen so well worth it, very princessy!

    :bride: Mrs. Disney Ron
     
  20. Anna2984

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    So I have totally amde up my mind to splurge for the shoes!

    Wedding Day Jewerly:... having it made with drop pearls & diamonds w/ a matching braclet. No necklace b/c my dress is to much for that.

    Hair: Half up & half down. I have pretty curely hair so it looks best up or I have this is poof on my head.

    BM Dress: Shopping Sept 28th for them! Yeah Cant Wait!

    GM-they will have gray suits with green shirts to match BM, but the Groom will have white shirt.

    Oh updates on the timeline...

    Welcome Dinner (Friday night)
    Living Seas 6pm-11pm
    85-90 people


    Wedding Day 4/25/09
    aprox. 150 people
    3pm-Groom family pics, then Brides (we arent seeing each other)
    5pm- WP Ceremony
    5:30-6:30-Whithall room/patio (pre-reception)
    6:30-11- GF Grand Ballroom w/ DJ
    @ 10- we are having the Marina available w/ a "dessert party" to watch the fireworks, but we are allowing for cake, drinks, & coffee to all be brought outside to watch.
    11pm-Grand Exit on the Grand 1 Yacht (a nice hour to look back & take it all in)

    We are going for our planning session the middle of Oct! Cant wait
     
  21. tiggerrifficheidi

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    Good job on the shoes! It's totally worth the splurge!
     

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