NEVER too early, right??! We (and by we I mean me, and Patrick when hes forced to, lolol!) have been scouring the Wedding Forum since we first started looking at rings in late December. And. Im only joking about P, really. Hes a wonderful man who has made my every dream come true since I first met him. But. While hes all about pleasing me (and whats not to like about that, right? ) Im about our wedding day being about US and not just the bride. No, really, its totally true! A little backstory First, heres the happy couple! This is not the first rodeo, so to speak , for either of us. So. We wanted to keep this simple, elegant and oh-so-very-Disney. Which is how we first met. Which is another story unto itself, lolol! We own DVC at the Villas at Wilderness Lodge, our second most special place in the world (whats the first, you ask? Why, that would be anywhere the other one was. No, really!) So, I was thrilled to see we could do an Escape Wedding there! We first looked at the Memory Collection but, for some strange reason, even though the space at VWL can accommodate up to 10 people for the Escape wedding ceremony, they only allow up to 8 for the Memory ceremony. Whats up with that, anyway?? Same space, seems like it should allow for the same amount of people, right?? Anyway. We have 5 children between us, plus some of them have significant others, so were a party of 10. Phew!!! I just cant imagine having our wedding anywhere but there. Really, truly. I LOVE the Wedding Pavillion, I really do, but neither of us are particularly religious and it just seems too church like of an atmosphere. Plus. Did I mention we LOVE, LOVE, LOVE VWL? Umm. A small confession here. When we first met, I was a diehard Polynesian fan. I mean, DIE HARD. But. I have come to love and appreciate the simple beauty that is the Wilderness Lodge and now I wouldnt stay anywhere else. Although. I have made it clear that if there ever comes a day when they build a DVC at the Poly we are going to need more points!!! To recap. Were hoping for an Escape wedding at 2:30pm on the Sunrise Terrace at VWL on July 5, 2013. Just our own Modern Family. Believe it or not, I already have a dress and I go for my first fitting next Saturday! Ive been working on a DIY wedding invite something simple, elegant and Disney, lol! Its got a hunter green petal fold thingie that were going to use as an envelope: The invite will look like this: Ive had stamps made from that picture of us (see above) and had sticker thingies made to close the petals from a picture Patrick took of the Lodge when we were last there: The plan is to take photos around the resort, and hopefully have time to take just one or two and the Contemporary and the Grand Floridian, then have dinner at Artist Point at 5:30. Weve (and again, by we I mean me ) found tons of inspiration photos from all of you ladies from DIY projects to photo poses. Oh!!!!! I forgot to say, we are DEFINITELY (yes, Patrick, I know youre reading this and Im saying DEFINITELY) having a MK photo shoot. Right now leaning toward morning of ceremony, but it seems like you kind of have to take what you can get? Im sure Ill be posting lots of these pictures and Ill apologize from the get-go for pilfering them and being unable to give credit where credit is due. Because I have no clue now where I found them all! Thats it for now, except to say, Im so excited to be a DFTW couple!!!! Oh! So. That wasnt it. Oops! I forgot to show my ring! I totally love it, and the story that goes with it. But. I think my Ring King might like a hand in the telling. So. Ill leave that to him!