Christine & Jay's 1940's Vintage Big Band Boardwalk Wishes Wedding~October 9, 2011

Discussion in 'Planning our Happily Ever After' started by CMK16Peace, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. CMK16Peace

    CMK16Peace 2011 Disney Bride!

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    Hello Everyone!

    I'm not only brand new to DISboards, but most forums in general! I am super excited to share my wedding experience with all of you! And, I can't wait to hear about your experiences!

    Here is our background:

    About Us

    We met in May of 2007 through a mutual friend. Only a few weeks later, we both went to Disney World at the same time! Jay took me on our first "Fancy Dinner Date" to Chefs De France in the France pavilion in Epcot. Our love of good music, good food, and good laughs made us quickly fall in love <3

    We enjoy being wine and foodies together. We also enjoy long car rides filled with a great soundtrack of musical theater, alternative rock, classic rock, and jam bands. We also love doing puzzles and playing board games together. We also are proud parents of an amazing cat, Aria. And, let's not forget our love of travel and, of course, all things Disney.

    Our Proposal

    We had been planning a trip to Walt Disney World to visit friends and attend Epcot's 15th Annual Food and Wine Festival. One October 8th, Jay took me to Bistro de Paris for a French Regional Lunch. After a delicious meal, Jay walked me over to the Champagne and Desserts cart at the entrance of the World Showcase. He bought us each a glass of champagne, and we took a seat right next to the store at Showcase Plaza. In front of a Disney trash can Jay got down on one knee. He asked me to marry him, and I said "Yes!"
    He explained that this little spot...this one over-looked trash can...is our spot in Disney. He didn't do it during fireworks, a special dinner, on stage, or anything fancy...and it was absolutely perfect!

    Our Wedding

    Date: October 9, 2011
    Ceremony Venue: Sea breeze Point
    Pre-Reception Venue: St. James Patio
    Reception Venue: Marvin Gardens Ballroom
    (Possible) Dessert Party: France-Epcot's World Showcase

    Both Jay and I will be staying at the Boardwalk!!!!!
     
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  3. KristiLyn

    KristiLyn Fab Five Member!

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    Welcome and congrats!! Your wedding is right after mine :) Can't wait to hear all of your plans!
     
  4. manning

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    Oh darn, too bad the thrash can wasn't the talking trash can. That would have added something to the proposal.
     
  5. CMK16Peace

    CMK16Peace 2011 Disney Bride!

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    That would have been perfect timing! :-)
     
  6. mjshorses

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    Welcome! I can't wait to hear all your plans!
     
  7. CMK16Peace

    CMK16Peace 2011 Disney Bride!

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    So, we've started thinking about our ceremony music! I think we have a good list going so far. We just need to start figuring out when each song will be played.

    On top of Jay and I being HUGE music fans and musicians, I'm a music teacher. So, the PRESSURE IS ON! I hope I can find sheet music to these songs, so I can give it to Disney early! Warning: our music taste is VERY eclectic! :-)

    Here's what we got so far:

    Moonlight Serenade--Glen Miller
    Somewhere My Love--Theme from Dr. Zhivago
    Claire De Lune--Debussy
    Someone to Watch Over Me--Gershwin
    La Vie en Rose--Standard
    'Til Him--The Producers
    Oh--Dave Matthews Band
     
  8. KristiLyn

    KristiLyn Fab Five Member!

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    Love the list so far!! :thumbsup2
     
  9. sw33t_angel

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    Welcome!! :wave2:

    Love your music choices so far! And your story is cute! :)

    Can't wait to hear all of your plans!! Your wedding is the day after my birthday!!
     
  10. CMK16Peace

    CMK16Peace 2011 Disney Bride!

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    I can't believe have to wait 60 DAYS we're going to DISNEY for our Planning Session!

    We're bringing my mom and Jay's dad along with us. We are also scheduled for a tasting. I AM PUMPED!! :banana:

    We're going April 2nd-6th, and we're staying at Caribbean Beach! We're getting the dining plan, so we've already booked our Table Service meals.

    We're eating at:
    Le Cellier
    Tappan Edo
    Artist Point! :thumbsup2

    I CAN NOT WAIT!

    All of this snow in New England is ESPECIALLY making me antsy! I want to be in Orlando RIGHT NOW!!

    The FH and I are trying to get our "Planning Kit" filled out as much as possible right now! There are a lot of questions in the PDF file that are tricky for us to answer! I have so many questions for our planner!
     
  11. CMK16Peace

    CMK16Peace 2011 Disney Bride!

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    I can't figure out how to post a picture or to delete a post!

    Silly Me...

    Can someone help me figure out how to attach pictures?!?!?!
     
  12. jtanddolly

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    I don't think you can delete a post...that I know of, but you can edit a post. Click on edit at the bottom of the post.

    Here is how to post a picture:
    • Get a free photobucket account at www.photobucket.com.
    • Then upload your pictures to there.
    • Once they are uploaded point your mouse at the picture and you will see a drop down list below the picture.
    • Then left click your mouse on the words "IMG Code". When you do this you will see the word "copy" show up where the code was.
    • Now go back to your post on the DISBoards and right click and "paste" the code into your post and the picture will show up once you complete the post.


    I can't wait for you to post pictures so we can see things for your "vintage" wedding. Make sure you check out this thread...this DISBride had the most amazing vintage wedding! I think it is a 20's wedding, but it may give you some idea of how one bride had a vintage wedding at Disney.
    TR: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2363339
    PJ: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=31645568#post31645568


    When people have "vintage" weddings, I often see the 20's but you are the first 40's. I'm excited to learn more and I couldn't help myself...so I did a little research as I'm sure you already have TONS. I know it was "the big band era".

    If you need more music here are some popular bands from that era:
    Andrews Sisters
    Louis Armstrong
    Fred Astaire
    Gene Autrey
    Cab Calloway
    Nat King Cole
    Count Basie
    Bing Cosby
    Dorris Day
    Tommy Dorsey
    Duke Ellington
    Gracie Fields
    Ella Fitzgerald
    Benny Goodman
    Fletcher Henderson
    Ink Spots
    Spike Jones
    Sammy Kaye
    Franky Laine
    Guy Lombardo
    Jeanette MacDonald
    Glenn Miller
    Mills Brothers
    Cole Porter
    Artie Shaw
    Frank Sinatra
    Mel Torme
    Fats Waller
    Woody Herman
    Dizzy Gillespie

    Movie Nights:
    You might have some fun "movie" nights leading up wo your wedding with your DF or bridesmaids and watch movies set in the 40's like "the Notebook", "Pearl Harbor", etc. and movies actually made in the 40's like Casablanca, It's a Wonderful Life, Maltese Falcon, etc. They may help you get ideas or at least get into the mood for your wedding.

    Here is a link to the top 10 movies in the 40's...maybe you could watch them all:
    http://movies.toptenreviews.com/list_d1940.htm

    For centerpeices:
    Instead of numbering the tables you could name them after 40's and 50's hollywood stars and each table could have a picture of the star at their wedding in black and white. Get the "hollywood gets married" book that has elizabeth taylor on the cover, copy the picutures and frame them along with the star's name. Use these to label the table i.e. "The Elizabeth Taylor Table" The "Marylin Monroe Table" the "Frank Sinatra table" etc...it really sets the mood! (Of course...none of those stayed married. Wonder if there are any that did.) You could also name the tables after some of the band names or pick one like Glen Miller tracks.

    Other decor: Blow up pictures of movie stills from that era, and/or have black and white photos of you and your DF that match the era. Use candle lamps on the tables. Wartime Memorabilia (Jeeps/Canteens/Planes/Battleships/Dog Tags/Uniforms).

    Clothes: single breasted suit and fidora for the groomsmen and the little hats with veils and shawls for the bridesmaids. Other options include, pin-stripe suits or light and white seersucker suits if your wedding is outside in the summer. Minimum fabric was used and suits were without vests and pocket flaps

    Read more: '40s Theme Ideas | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/list_7647155_40s-theme-ideas.html#ixzz1CzpvJrm4

    Read more: 1940's Swing Era Wedding Theme Ideas | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/list_6192006_1940_s-era-wedding-theme-ideas.html#ixzz1CzjQmxp9

    Here is how one bride started her wedding:To begin the ceremony we blacked the theatre out and the silence was broken with the outbreak of war speech by Chamberlain, then the sounds (very loudly) of a lancaster bomber flew right over head following by the air raid siren, blitz noises and then the all clear siren whereupon all the lights came on and Glen Miller Moonlight Serenade was played and the bridesmaids one by one followed by me walked down.

    Place cards: You might put fun facts about the 40's on place cards so that your guests can learn more about the era.

    Menu:
    Serve different types of canapes: shrimp, cream cheese, blue cheese and avocado canapes were popular in the forties.

    Fish and fruit cocktail served in cocktail glasses will make your entree original and theme fitted.

    Fillet mignon, chicken salad, shrimp salad, pan fried oysters were served in special events.

    Icecream and sherbets were served for dessert. As for drinks sparkling wines, gin based drinks and champagne were the favorites, so keep them in mind!

    I can't wait to hear your details!
     
  13. jtanddolly

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    What colors are you using for your wedding?
     
  14. jtanddolly

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    Had you considered sending an old fasioned telegram (like western union) as your "save the date"...that would definitely fit a 1940's themed wedding.

    Check out this link:
    http://moonsnjunes.wordpress.com/2009/08/28/diy-telegram-std/

    Here is another:
    http://drinkyourpudding.blogspot.com/2010/12/confidential-cables.html

    One more:
    http://www.destinationidomagblog.com/2010/01/travel-themed-destination-wedding.html

    Here is a super large sized blank western union:
    http://propnomicon.blogspot.com/2008/09/period-western-union-telegram.html
     
  15. CMK16Peace

    CMK16Peace 2011 Disney Bride!

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    Oh My Goodness, Dolly! Thank you so much for all for all of this wonderful information! You're the best! It's funny you mention the centerpieces! That's what we were planning on doing for our centerpieces! I am LOVING the idea of using song names as table names as well! :-)

    Our colors are Ballet Pink, Black, and Antique Silver. I also love burgundy, so I'm trying to shimmy that in somewhere for pops of color.

    My Bridesmaids will be in Black. And, I have a lace top gown!

    Thank you, again, for your help! :yay:
     
  16. CMK16Peace

    CMK16Peace 2011 Disney Bride!

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    OH! Also, we chose to have it 1940s because my Fiancé and I LOVE the movies and music from the 1940s. We also love the style. We sometimes feel like we were born in the wrong era! Also, my grandparents were married in the 1940s, and we think it would be wonderful to pay homage to them in our wedding. We're actually using their "song" in our ceremony. The only downside of their "song" is it's from 1965! :laughing:
     
  17. jtanddolly

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    You will have to put together an inspiration board (if you haven't already) so you can post it on this thread. Here are some things I have seen in case they inspire you for your wedding:

    COLORS:

    Look through these Martha pics (there are 12) for some inspiration on your colors:
    http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/photogallery/cameo-and-black

    http://blog.weddingwire.com/index.php/tag/pink-and-black/

    http://myweddingplace.blogspot.com/2009/03/pink-and-black-bridal-shower.html

    http://creaturecomforts.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/04/let-me-tell-you.html

    http://www.projectwedding.com/photo/browse?photo_to_show=1129741&tag=silver

    http://www.mspinkbiik.com/2009/04/wedding-color-themes.html

    http://www.groomsoldseparately.com/weddings/gss-inspiration-board-hot-pink-black/

    1940'S:

    http://stsimonselopements.wordpress.com/2010/02/21/big-band-era-wedding-theme-bringing-back-the-40s/

    http://weddingnouveau.com/2009/10/p...spiration-board-international-theatre-part-3/

    http://styleunveiled.com/wedding-inspiration/world-war-ii.html

    http://bios.weddingbee.com/topic/the-original-and-real-inspiration-boards
     
  18. CMK16Peace

    CMK16Peace 2011 Disney Bride!

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    SAVE THE DATES ARE IN!!! :-) I'M PUMPED!

    Pictures to come! :-)
     
  19. elle1024

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    Yay! I am so excited to follow along.
    Have to admit, I might be taking some of your ideas! :rolleyes1
    I plan to have a [1940's] vintage carnival theme.
     
  20. *Pixiedust1438*

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    Welcome to the boards! I love the idea of a 1940's wedding! I considered doing it as well, but decided to go the Cinderella route instead. I can't wait to hear more about your plans!
     
  21. CMK16Peace

    CMK16Peace 2011 Disney Bride!

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    Our Save the Dates are finished and sent out! We put a picture of our embroidered "Ears" on our STD! I'm pumped. I can't wait until for our planning session! 3 WEEKS!! :-) :banana:
     

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