Bec & Chris - Wishes Wedding 03/01/11 WP/WHR/SCP - Some extra pics and **COMPLETE**

Discussion in 'Planning our Happily Ever After' started by BecBennett, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. BecBennett

    BecBennett Statistically, 6 out of 7 dwarves are not happy.

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    DF & I have been together for 9 years now. Will be 10 by the time we tie the knot!

    We've been living together for 7 years and on October 29th 2008 DF proposed with this lovely ring:

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    We're planning our DFTW for March 2nd 2011

    Invites: 4, 224, 228,232, 239, 367, 382

    Engagement Party: 4,

    Thankyou Cards: 4

    Colours: 10,

    Cake Topper: 10

    Wedding Consultant: 11

    Cakes: 4, 21, 123

    Dresses: 32, 99, 149, 348, 603

    Bridesmaids: 48, 88, 150, 348

    Tuxes: 48, 88, 89

    Honeymoon: 59,

    It’s All in The Details: 60, 88, 92, 116, 129, 138, 166, 343, 581

    Newsletters: 68, 220, 308

    Shoes: 73, 207

    Accessories: 81, 107, 199, 411, 422, 455, 494, 521, 533, 662,

    Food: 154, 420

    Timeline/To Do Lists: 168, 339, 565, 633

    Photography:176, 190

    Crazy Wedding Dreams: 192, 516

    Friend's wedding pictures: 297

    Wedding Website: 310

    BEO's: 457, 478, 479, 495, 898,

    Hair Pictures: 477, 585

    Guest book: 626,

    Hen's Night: 635,

    Wedding Pictures: 722, 737, 738,

    Trip Report: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6 - Part 1, Part 2, Day 7, Day 9, Extra Pictures

    Wedding Day: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, Part 13, Part 14, Part 15, Part 16, Part 17, Part 18 (last part).

    Vendor Reviews: 899
     
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  3. MegKate

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

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    YAY for starting a PJ Bec! :banana:

    Great start - I loved how you reacted to his engagement party request! LOL - sounds like something I would do.:rotfl:

    And that's a beautiful ring!! :worship:

    Can't wait to read more!! :surfweb:

    (I managed a smilie for each line - now that's talent!! lol)
     
  4. BecBennett

    BecBennett Statistically, 6 out of 7 dwarves are not happy.

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    haha, :rotfl: that's funny:lmao:, I often get worried that I'm over using the smilies;), but now you've encouraged me to use them more often!:laughing:
     
  5. BecBennett

    BecBennett Statistically, 6 out of 7 dwarves are not happy.

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    We had our engagement party in February 2009 at Chris’ mum and step dad’s farm. About 3 hours from where we live.

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    These were our invitations.

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    This was a poem I put in regarding gifts – please don’t flame me for this! Honestly, this is what is done in Australia! I tried to get my mum and Chris’ mum to spread the word, but they both told me to put in a poem. It was only after they were all sent out that I realised there was a pretty big mistake on it… Can you see what it is? :rotfl:

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    Inserts for accommodation for our guests.

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    The envelope I made to post the invites in.

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    This was our cake, it was supposed to be a mad hatter cake, but clearly the cake maker had no idea…

    We only paid $100 for it though, and it was really quite pretty still.

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    Then I tasted it, and got pretty mad:headache:. I asked for mud marble cake on the bottom layer, and carrot cake on the top layer. The cake maker told me it wasn’t possible to put layers of frosting inside the cake, because it wouldn’t hold together… Clearly Disney are the better cake makers then! She also told me that people are supposed to eat the fondant. I told her we wouldn’t be, and I’d be adding ice cream or something for everyone to have with it. Not only that, but she put alcohol in the mud marble cake… Bleh! It was so gross, and I was so disappointed with it. I don’t like carrot cake, that’s why the smaller top layer was carrot cake, for people with not as much of a sweet tooth. The bottom layer was supposed to be for the childish people like me, who like really sweet, decadent cakes. People like me, who like really sweet decadent cakes, do not like alcohol in their cakes…

    I didn’t complain though, because she did it for $100 as a favour to my family. I could have spent $450 and gotten someone who had done mad hatter cakes before, someone who knew how to put layers of frosting in the cake, and someone who knows what a mud marble cake is supposed to taste like, but I went with the $100 option…

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    It was a good night!

    These are the matching thankyou cards I did.

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    It took me forever to get them out! I was a bad appreciative soon to be bride! :rolleyes1
     
  6. Pinkerbell1983

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    Yay you started a PJ :banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana:
    I loved the oics of your engagement party, must be so nice to live somewhere that you can party outdoors and not have to worry about the rain!

    Where are you having your wedding?
     
  7. BecBennett

    BecBennett Statistically, 6 out of 7 dwarves are not happy.

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    I want the wedding pavilion for the ceremony, no questions about that, but I haven't completely decided on the reception. I like the Whitehall room, and it's probably the front runner, but I'm open to some of the ballrooms that are about. Especially some of the ones that can be divided up.
     
  8. MegKate

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

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    Excellent! :rotfl:Anything I can do to encourage people to use smilies in a responsible manner! :lmao:

    I loved your engagement party! Looks like it was loads of fun and the sunset was gorgeous! I'm sorry your cake didn't taste the way it was supposed to - not sure about that alcohol thing either! But it looked spiffy! :thumbsup2
     
  9. princess22

    princess22 <font color=indigo>I would just lay around the poo

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    What a great start to your PJ. Your engagment party looked amazing. I love that cake. It's very neat, sorry it didn't taste as nice as it looks! You two are an adorable couple. Can't wait to read more!
     
  10. pinkcow

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    Everything looks great!! I can't wait to hear more either! popcorn::
     
  11. BecBennett

    BecBennett Statistically, 6 out of 7 dwarves are not happy.

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    Ok, so when I first started planning our wedding. Someone told me that to visualise how you want your wedding to look, and describe it. The first word I thought of to describe my ideal wedding was “Rich” and by word association, I came up with chocolate and gold! So that’s how I decided on my colours!!

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    I’m not going to do an actual theme for our wedding, but these colours will be used throughout it. Nothing is set in stone yet, but I think my bridesmaids will be in latte/chocolate coloured tea length dresses, and the groomsmen will possibly be in black suits with black shirts and gold vests and ties. I’m not sure about the groomsmen, because I get worried that it might look a little tacky, I might put them in all black yet, and have more gold as table decorations instead.

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    I bought this Christmas decoration back at Christmas. It’s just too cute. You may have noticed it on the cake table at our engagement party. It’s a permanent fixture at home now.

    I also bought this for our cake topper.
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    It doesn’t look anything like Chris and I, but I love it. I love how they appear to be clinging so tightly to each other.
     
  12. BecBennett

    BecBennett Statistically, 6 out of 7 dwarves are not happy.

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    I’ve been assigned a wedding consultant! :cool1: Thanks to Vanessa for hooking me up with an email address so I didn’t have to get up at the crack of dawn to make the first phone call.

    I’ve been assigned to Joe De Matei for the first stages. He’s been good so far, he’s sent me through the first lot of information, and I’ve told him that we’re hoping for either a 12:30pm or 2:00pm ceremony at the Wedding Pavilion in March, and I’m not sure on which reception location yet. We’ll probably have roughly 30 guests. I also told him that I’d like some information on gluten free meal options.

    Hopefully he’ll get back to me with some suggestions on what locations he thinks will work. :thumbsup2
     
  13. acomasdiaz

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    Your engagement party looked wonderful. I am sorry the cake wasn't exactly what you wanted but it was beautiful. I also loved the "rich" concept for the wedding. I think it will be amazing. Will be keeping up with your pj to see what you will be doing for the wedding.
     
  14. BecBennett

    BecBennett Statistically, 6 out of 7 dwarves are not happy.

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    Thanks for reading :goodvibes

    I'm pretty bad at seeing the big picture, but I hope it all comes together in the end. :laughing:
     
  15. Petals & Pixie Dust

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    Yeah! For starting a PJ...I thought I had missed it :rotfl: All the details look awesome! Love the Christmas Ornament...Where have I seen that before :)
    LOVE the color choices. Have you considered putting the men in chocolate tuxes with gold vest and tie with a cream shirt? Just a thought.
    Can't wait to read more!!! :surfweb:
     
  16. BecBennett

    BecBennett Statistically, 6 out of 7 dwarves are not happy.

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    Hmm... No I hadn't thought of that.. I'll have to see if I can find some pictures... I think I'm just too much of a fan of the black tux though... :goodvibes
     
  17. Pirate's Princess

    Pirate's Princess Sam

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    YAY more disney brides!!! Congrats on your engagement! Your plans sound wonderful so far and the engagement party looked really fun. I can't wait to read more
     
  18. ChocoKat

    ChocoKat Is there a 12 step program for Disney Addicts?

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    Ooh I am loving your PJ so far!

    How did you get a wedding consultant assigned so early on your planning? Please do let me know, we are planning a wishes VR and we would like to do it on Feb 2011, and also at the Wedding Pavilion and I am leaning towards White Hall as well.
     
  19. BecBennett

    BecBennett Statistically, 6 out of 7 dwarves are not happy.

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    I don't know! Torsie has one too though, and she's planning a March 2011 wedding as well, so perhaps try and give them a call and see what happens. :confused3
     
  20. BecBennett

    BecBennett Statistically, 6 out of 7 dwarves are not happy.

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    YAY! 1000th post! :laughing:
     
  21. polynesianbride

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    I just stumbled across your PJ and think things look great so far:goodvibes! Your engagement party looks like it was tons of fun- even with the icky tasting cake:lmao: I really love the "rich" theme of your wedding I think it will be super elegant and stunning! Can't wait to follow all your plans!
     

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