Hey DISBrides! After months of lurking, reading, researching, and absolutely loving the Facebook groups.... I'M STARTING A PLANNING JOURNAL!!!!!! I've been meaning to start a planning journal for a while, but I don't have a lot of time at the moment, so I'll start with a quick intro for now, and then go from there! Me: I'm Danielle! Or Dani. Whichever you prefer to call me. I'm 24 years old, and while I'm originally from NJ, I currently reside in VA. I've been in VA for the past two years, and moved here after I graduated from college (Go PSU!). I've been a Disney fan for life, but sadly only got to go to Disney World once when I was a kid... that's not the case anymore, lol! Fiance: My fiance's name is Bart. He's 34 years old, and is originally from IN. He moved to FL for a few years, then bounced around from VA to MD and now back in VA. He is what you call the biggest Disney fan you know. It's his most favorite place in the whole world, and it is through him that I've gotten to experience so much Disney. He took me on my first "adult" trip to Disney last October (2011), and have been hooked ever since! It's now my favorite place to be, and I'm so happy he's brought that back into my life. How my fiance & I met is an interesting story - that'll be in the next post. My fiance is my best friend in the whole world I'm so excited to be marrying him! He proposed at Disney World on June 2, 2012. I'll make a separate post for the engagement. It was kinda epic. In the past two months, we've knocked out our site visit, getting our date, signing our LOA, booking a Planning Session, booked a bunch of our vendors, nailed down colors, and determined the wedding party. Whew! Some details for now, with some more elaboration later: Date: Saturday August 3, 2013 Ceremony: 12pm at Wedding Pavilion Reception: Atlantic Dance Hall Dessert Party: Epcot @ Terrace de Fleurs immediately following the reception Estimated guest count: 80-100 Officiant: Rev. Kevin Knox Hair/makeup: Beaute Speciale Photography: David & Vicki Arndt Colors: Cherry red & robin's egg blue (or aqua or teal or whatever the right shade of blue ends up being). I'll post inspiration pics later. There are the basics for now. Another post to follow later with more details about how Bart & I met, the proposal, and some wedding ideas. I'M SO EXCITED!!!!