Disneylove1228 - Wedding/Disneymoon Day 1-4 Complete! w/ SURPRISE!

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  1. Disneylove1228

    Disneylove1228 DIS Veteran

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    Hi everyone!

    I am getting married on November 1st, 2008! We are getting married in Helen, Georgia. From what I understand, it is about an hour and a half north of Atlanta. Does anyone know?

    Anyway... allow me to introduce, explain, and describe what will be going on here! <33

    I have been doing what everyone else here has been doing (who also gets inspired to do as I am!) .. I've been lurking ;) And I can't get enough of my time on here!! Infact, it's become my favorite thing to do!!!!... when I'm not making my invitations, creating my program, creating my music list or finding the things I need to purchase for my very close wedding day that is APPROACHING OH SO SOON!! AH!! Oh well. I can't help myself, the stuff on here is just too juicy and I love it!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

    So here ya have it! ...

    Me: I'm a 23 year old hair stylist from south east fl! I'm still going to school at the university down here but detoured and went to hair school because I wanted a chance at being creative :) My parents have taken me to Disney countless times! Hundreds!! Tens of hundreds!! Okay, that's pushing it but I seriously have gone more times than I can remember and I know I loved each and every trip we have ever made! We always purchase the Florida Resident passes... probably have 15-17 times in my life. I love them <33 My favorite park has gotta be Epcot.. second is Magic Kingdom with AK close 2nd... MGM (HA! It will always be MGM to meeeeee!) coming in last.. (probably because we used to save that one for the last day and leave after that park so it makes me think we're going home!)

    DF: (27) Quite unlike anyone I've ever met before... probably the most difficult person but what can I say, I love him! He is also the most patient, gentle and caring person I have ever met. He's the complete opposite of me in so many ways yet alike. People say we look like brother and sister and that's sort of sick, but I guess if you look at our picture in my sig, I can definitely see it! LOL (ew!) ;) He's currently working for New York Life selling insurance but longs to get into Medical school (preferrably Emory near Atlanta!) ... smartest person I know. He's my little southern boy from Alabama, loves to eat southern food and never really cared for Disney .. until he met me! And he won't admit that he likes it too much, but I know deep down inside, he does. (or maybe... he just likes to see me happy!? It ISSSS the happiest place on earth!)

    But What can I say? Us Disney fanatics are a rare kind... it takes a special person to see quality and appreciate all that Disney has to offer... and NO, it is not a six flags, sea world doesn't even come close, and Universal couldn't hold a candle to it.


    US!: We met at FAU... we've been dating for over 4 years now ... we've had our ups and our downs but I always knew he'd be the one I'd say "I do!" to!! And here we are, about to get married after being engaged for 2 years!!

    There are a lot of exciting events going on in my life!!

    2 weeks before I get married, I am moving to Atlanta....

    I just bought my first new car! (parents always leased mine under their name!)

    I just got my very first apartment, that I will be moving into on Oct 18th, 2008!

    I will be having a career change when I move up there (FL state cosmetology license is not reciprocal to GA state licenses which really sucks!)

    And we are going to DISNEY WORLD right after the wedding!! YAY!


    I have a ton of pictures that I will be posting.. this will help me plan and organize for all these events happening in my life right now that I am just so excited for!! <33


    I hope everyone will feel free to post, comment and give me any advice or opinions because i am DEFINITELY looking for them!!

    More to come!
     
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  3. keenercam

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    Welcome to the forum, Angie! WOW! Your whole life is going to change very soon and it all sounds so exciting! Can't wait to hear all about your plans! :goodvibes
     
  4. Disneylove1228

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    Thanks!! :) I am too! I am still learning how to get around this website! LOL It's probably not as difficult as I am making it out to be ;)
     
  5. Disneylove1228

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    My fiance and I have reservations at the "Black Bear Lodge" in Helen Georgia for our first three days and nights...

    10/29 - 11/1 we will be at our wedding venue in the blue ridge mountains of north Georgia! :)

    10/31 is our rehearsal dinner at 4pm! I wanted to make it a little earlier because it could almost be a late lunch/early dinner so everyone can hang out still at night ... it is a destination wedding and everyone that will be there is from out of town! :) We are staying in cabins.. the are beautiful!
    The link to my wedding venue is http://www.helenblackbear.com

    11/1 OUR WEDDING DAY!! :) Wedding is at 1:30 pm!
    I have 3 bridesmaids/3 grooms men
    4 flower girls and a ring bearer... that my neice calls a flower boy! LOL

    11/1 PM after the wedding, we are going to stop at our apartment, grab our bags that we packed for the honey moon and leave for DISNEY!!!

    Our reservations at Disney are ...

    Monday 11/2 Coronado Springs Resort
    Tuesday 11/3 Coronado Springs Resort
    Wednesday 11/4 Pop Century
    Thursday 11/5 Pop Century
    Friday 11/6 Pop Century
    Saturday 11/7 Leave! :(

    We won't be going to the park on Saturday - just leavin to go home!

    We have dinner reservations at the Polynesian on 11/3 (Tuesday!) at 8:55! Fireworks are at 8 so we will miss them for dinner but oh well. The sweetest lady that I made reservations with on the phone told us to go to the beach at the bottom of the resort and watch them on the hammocks! <33 doesn't that sound fabulous?? mmmm ;) I'm extremely psyched!

    I have worked out a list of days/events that I would like to see happen, but who knows! We are getting 4 day passes without the park hopper option because I really don't want to pay the extra 40 bucks per ticket when I can spend all day at any park given that I've been to each of them soo many times! Not to mention, I want to relax and see some of the other resorts that we have never been to before.. I am really excited because I want to take the monorail and go to the Grand Floridian and just see the lobby and the resort property and find what the fuss is all about!! ;)

    11/1 get married and drive down to Orlando!
    11/2 Sleep! Down Town Disney and buy groom hat ears/bride ears! (THIS IS A MUST!)
    11/3 Magic Kingdom! I want to go to the park opening!! :)
    - Dinner at Khona's in the Poly!
    11/4 Animal Kingdom
    - Possibly Cirque De Soleil (sp?!)
    11/5 MGM - extra magic hours until 11pm!
    - Dinner at AKL!
    11/6 Epcot! So thrilled about the F&WF! :) Did it last year, it was really awesome.
    - Poly bfast! :)
    11/7 Go back to our brand new apartment!! Sad to leave but excited to start our new life together!

    I do not live with my fiance.... we will not be living together until we get married, so this is sooo surreal!! =] :cutie:

    k next I'm going to post some pics of some stuff that I have purchased for the wedding! :)
     
  6. Disneylove1228

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    Okay I am going to post some pictures, hopefully if my computer permits... !!
    These are all the things I have purchased so far.

    We have a few cabins that we are going to fill up with my family, so I need to be sure I have something special for they so they know they are appreciated!!


    Here are my flower girl baskets & Ring Bearer pillow!!! <33
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    Toasting Flutes (from Pier One! Didn't want the traditional ones!)
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    Gift Bag 1
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    My Mom and I really worked hard to put these together.. I hope they are okay. I love them and if someone gave one to me, I'd be pretty stoked!!
    What do ya'll think?


    More to come!!
     
  7. Disneylove1228

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    Now that I have a moment to sit here and gather my thoughts...

    HOLY COW I only have like 40 days left until I walk down that aisle and get hitched!! :woohoo: I am SO excited!! :)
    (Idk if i'm more excited about the hm or the actual wedding itself - is that bad?!) haaaaa! :laughing:

    Well, we still have a lot to do

    My bridal shower is next weekend at a very popular restaurant but I still have to book it so that is on my to-do list at the moment but I didn't want to call them on a Saturday evening.... that would be dumb! :rolleyes:

    Also, we have to put the finishing touches on my wedding invitations...
    I made every single one by hand and every single invitation is different!!! They are truly unique and I love each and everyone one of them! I will post pics asap! I have to print the inserts with all the information in them and I am still trying to pick out what I want inside to say... I guess I should get on that, huh?! lol :scared1:

    I have 2 pics from the site we are getting married at that they have... i did not take them and they're not mine but they're pretty! =]


    This is the back of the lodge that is sitting on a side of a mountain.. it's beautiful. I will be having my reception on the 2nd (middle) floor.. I'm not sure how many floors there are! i think i remember, 3??

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    Someone else's wedding cake pic ... thought about getting a cake similar to this b/c it will be in the fall! But I changed it to a mad hatter cake with fall colors!! :)
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  8. DisneyBrideToni

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    Hi and Welcome!!!! Congrats on all that is going on in your life especially your wedding!!! I used to live in Palm Beach actually right outside of Palm Beach in Lakeworth!

    I love fall weddings and I love all of the things you have! I can't wait to hear more!
     
  9. Disneylove1228

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    Hey! :) Omg thank you!! I live in lake worth, actually! HA!!! :lmao:
    That's crazy!!! I live like in West Lake Worth area.... near hagen ranch road, if you know where that is!


    :)
     
  10. Disneylove1228

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    It's in the AM... I figured I'd check this site before my myspace... lol!! I love this site so much, it's so addicting...I've been reading everyone else' TR and PJ and it sooo inspired me to do my own!! I loved Lynn and Tim's.. there were a few more that stood out at me but definitely made me want to be apart of this site b/c there is such an awesome crowd here!

    Anyway, I took some of these pics 2 nights ago... here are some of the things we made for the kids bags!

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    They are going to be sooo cute! btw, we are only having 5 kids at the wedding, so I don't need too many gift bags.. we are still working on them! I hope it'll be enough for them!


    Just wanted to post a few pics of me & my life down here in south FL! :)


    me and my little cousin! I'm obviously the one with blonde hair lol :) [​IMG]

    My sister and i

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    This is NOT my wedding dress but a few that I tried on and had a friend with me to give me advice and to be a good lil bestie she was! :)

    Davids bridal...
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    Here is a pic of meeee recently.. taken this week!
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    Me and the future hubby! ;)
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    SOME of my wedding invitations!!!
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    My sis and I... my matron of honor!
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    a pic of my fiance and me! me looking really bad! i apologize! lol
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    I will have more to post later.. maybe I can dig up some pic of us from previous trips! :)

    Also, if anyone is reading this...
    Can someone give me a quick education on all the abbreviations yall do here?

    What is DH??

    I learned PJ was obviously Planning Journal lol
    There are so many more commonly used abbreviations ... I am so lost when I read some of your trip reports! it is like another language! lol

    Ok I'm going to go to the gym, I think.. :yay:

    I'll post more later! Thanks for reading! ;) :banana: :cheer2: :flower3:
     
  11. MiaBella05

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  12. BecBennett

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    Wow, you're really close to your wedding date! I love your invites.

    DH is either Dear Husband, or Damn Husband if it takes your fancy, I've also heard people say it stands for Disney Husband, but this doesn't make as much sense... It's also the same for DF - dear fiance, or DM - dear mother... and so on.
    There'd be a list of the abreviations somewhere, I know there's one in the Disneyland section of the forum, so I'd say there's one around here somewhere... :confused3

    Can't wait to read more!
     
  13. Disneylove1228

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    Omg ok!!!! I could NOT figure that out!!! Yeah I looked earlier to see if I could find abbreviations, and they did actually post some up which I am so pysched about!! =] YAYYY! :yay:

    Thanks! I love my invitations tooooo! They're really beautiful when you see them in person. =]

    Thanks for reading!
     
  14. DiZneEChIcK

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    Gift Bag 2
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    I have to ask....where did you get the squirrel wall hanging thing in this pic??
     
  15. Disneylove1228

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    We got that from Micheals! The craft store :)
     
  16. DiZneEChIcK

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    Thank you so much!! My DBF and my thing is squirrels and acorns....I have to have it!!!

    Good luck with your wedding.
     
  17. Disneylove1228

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    That's so adorable!! =] YAY go find it! They had a lot of squirrelies there! lol :)


    Thanks!!! :bride: :) ;)
     
  18. keenercam

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    Angie -- Your invitations are gorgeous! They look like they were professionally designed and made. :thumbsup2 Love to see all the pix of you. It's always fun to put names to faces. BTW, other common abbreviations are:
    BM -- best man or bridesmaid (depends on context)
    STD -- save the dates
    FG -- flower girl
    RB - ring bearer
    PS - planning session

    Hope that all helps. :)
     
  19. Disneylove1228

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    PS!!!! OH MY GOSH! lol I kept reading that and I'm like what the HECK is that?!?!?... ha! :) That is soo funny

    I did find an abbreviation thing on another thread on here... Read through it, and bookmarked it for an easy grab incase I get lost again in translation! heehee!! :)

    Thanks for the compliment!! I love our invites! They were so much fun to make.. especially sitting down and talking (rather a lot of gossiping!) with my Mom!! :) :cutie: :cool2:
     
  20. padisneyfour

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    your invites are very pretty! You did a great job on them!:goodvibes everyhting looks great looking forward to hearing more....
     
  21. Disneylove1228

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    Thanks! :) ;) :cutie:

    Yeah, I'm trying to find some more things I have to post... I have a lot of pics but cannot figure out how to organize it! haa!
     

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