Hayley & Els' PJ - 11 AUG 2010 - WP/Napa/Sago Cay - New Updates!

Discussion in 'Planning our Happily Ever After' started by Eeyore's Tailfinder, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. Eeyore's Tailfinder

    Eeyore's Tailfinder DIS Veteran

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    Hi There!

    I figured I lurk oh-not-so-quietly here enough, so I should really get started on my PJ! I can't believe I've refrained this long since getting engaged, but I've been super busy at work, so let's get started!

    Introducing Us!

    I'm Hayley, I'm 23 and I'm the soon-to-be Bride! It's so exciting to say that! I'm almost halfway through my Ph.D - hopefully I'll get that Doctorate before we say I Do!

    DF is 26 and he's an IT Technician. We've been together since July 2004.
     
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  3. Disney-Bride2010

    Disney-Bride2010 Mouseketeer

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    Congratulations! What a cute engagement story! You're getting married exactly 1 week after me! (hopefully) :rotfl: Looking forward to hearing more wedding plans!
     
  4. Eeyore's Tailfinder

    Eeyore's Tailfinder DIS Veteran

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    Wedding Plans!

    Important: If you see I've used your photo and not credited you for it, please let me know so I can credit you properly! I tend to save photos I like and not remember who they're from!


    Colours - The first thing we really decided upon. Or did we?! We've more or less decided on our colours, but I'm still going back and forth. We're doing Chocolate Brown, Champagne/Gold, and a light Pink as an accent. I am a real pink girl - everything has to be pink! I love chocolate brown and gold as I think they go really well together, but I just had to have that pink in there somewhere! Plus, I fell in love with some pink flowers, and had to have them!

    Ceremony - This has to be in the Wedding Pavilion. I don't think there's any leeway with that! It sucks that it's more expensive than the other locations but it's where we imagined our wedding would be - plus we got engaged just outside!

    Officiant - No idea yet. We want a non-denominational ceremony, but we don't mind if whoever marries us is religious - we just want the ceremony to not be! If anyone has any recommendations, I would love to hear them!

    Transport - Hard one! Obviously I would love the Coach, but I just don't know if I can justify it! We'll see where we are with the budget, but I was just thinking of walking to the WP from the GF.

    Ceremony Entertainment - The Organist - I have no idea with music yet though. I'd like to walk in to something quirky, but I might leave that for the recessional.

    Ceremony Decor - Despite my colours, I'd like the Pavilion to be all white. I'd love a wide white aisle runner, with white rose petals both sides, and jars with petals and candles in every other pew. Also some swagging with chiffon bows at each pew. I LOVE the way that the Pavilion is decorated for the Simply Chic Couture wedding, and I'd like something loosely based on that.
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    (Just the aisle runner and the petals)

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    Something like these every other pew, but with white rose petals in.

    Flowers - For my flowers, I always thought I'd have Calla Lillies. Until I saw a certain DISbride's flowers and I love them. I can't for the life of me remember who it was, but they were pink roses with stephanotis in.
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    They would look like this, except in pink.

    The bridesmaids will have rosewands - Photo courtesy of orangetiggs!
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    Pre-Reception - I think The Summerhouse at the GF, but I do like the balcony where they do the reception for the Escape Weddings too. I wonder if we'd be allowed that? Food will be light food - something like the fruit and vegetable dip, or a few flatbreads; and for drinks there'll be bottles of water with our labels on and a Cocktail Menu (BOC). I LOVE this one, but with different drinks:
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    Ceremony - I thought I was set on the Napa Room, but I think I just changed my mind with the new minimums for 2010 and especially seeing how wonderful orangetiggs' wedding was. I think we're going for the Whitehall Room. I'm not sure how the table arrangement will be yet, it depends how many come!

    Entertainment - Again, it depends on how many people come! We're not sure whether to go for a DJ, iPod, or just a violinist. If quite a few people come, we might get a DJ, make things easier.
    However many people, we are definitely getting a character and it has to be Donald Duck according to DF - he loves the Duck.

    Favours - I love the idea of a Candy Bar
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    Cake - We both love the Mad Hatter Cake!

    After Reception - If there's less than 18 of us, I'm going to try and get the Grand 1. If there's more, then we'll do a Wishes Dessert Party at Sago Cay. We both love Wishes.


    Sorry, another long post!!
     
  5. Angela0917

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    Congrats!!:banana:

    Just have to say... you look like Miley Cyrus!!
     
  6. padisneyfour

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    welcome and congrats! your plans sound wonderful.looking forward to hearing more.... :goodvibes
     
  7. Eeyore's Tailfinder

    Eeyore's Tailfinder DIS Veteran

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    Thanks Ladies!! I can't believe I finally get to start my own PJ! I have a reason for stalking this board now :teeth:

    Miley Cyrus is a first I'll admit! :laughing:
     
  8. orangetiggs

    orangetiggs Married my sweetheart in DISNEY!!!!!

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    you have my picture of my wands!

    congrats as well
     
  9. orangetiggs

    orangetiggs Married my sweetheart in DISNEY!!!!!

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    you must have been out there when we got married! we got married sept 2nd this year!!
     
  10. Eeyore's Tailfinder

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    Yes we were! We were staying at the Poly until Sept 1st, and when we went for a walk past Francks on Aug 31st, I was peeking in and they had the Weddings board for the next day ready, propped against the window - I am sure your wedding rehearsal was on it, and I forgot to take a pic! Your wedding was beautiful :goodvibes
     
  11. askelton

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    Beautiful! I had red where you'll have pink. I loved it. :thumbsup2

    I love this idea and the colors are fabulous! :goodvibes

    Is that the really colorful one that's not quite straight?
     
  12. bridetobe789

    bridetobe789 2009 Disney Bride!!!

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    you definitely have a good start on everything!! Way more than I do I think :rotfl: ! Look forward to hearing more!!
     
  13. pjstevens

    pjstevens Had our DFTW Vow Renewal on the Wonder

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    Hayley, Everything sounds great! Have you gotten all settled into your new home? Can't wait to hear more.
     
  14. B2B-2008

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    Hayley, first off congratulations from another UK bride.

    I just wanted to say I used one of your food reports to help plan our wedding trip so I felt i got to know you and when I saw that you got engaged in WDW I was happy for you.

    I'm so glad you are having a Disney wedding. I sure you will have fun planning.
     
  15. Disneychix

    Disneychix When you wish upon a star...

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    Hey Hayley! You know how excited I am for you and Els (this is Rosie!) and your plans are coming along great. I was recently in a wedding and the bridemaid dresses were champagne with pink sashes. I'll try to dig up a picture.

    And of course I love chocolate brown as that was my wedding color! :)

    Have you looked at any dresses yet? Never too early for that!
     
  16. orangetiggs

    orangetiggs Married my sweetheart in DISNEY!!!!!

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    yes our wedding rehearsal was on the 1st!

    You will have a great wedding, ours was so good and disney were great
     
  17. Eeyore's Tailfinder

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    Thank You Ladies! Hi Rosie!!

    B2B-2008 - I love your new signature photos!! I'll have to try and start my Food Trippie from this year, it sort of got neglected a bit :teeth:

    Good to see you Patty! We are settled I think! It's so nice to have our own place and we're still getting engagement/new home cards! Everyone has been really kind!

    It's been a bit of a tough week, since my granddad died last Thursday and yesterday was his funeral. Patty, you may remember me saying on our Cruise thread that my granddad had died in March, so I've lost 2 within the space of 8 months. This year has had some both good and bad stuff happen. I admit, thinking about the wedding has taken my mind off things a bit so it was lucky I had something to keep me busy.

    Onto happier things, I haven't had a look at any dresses yet - well in stores anyway! I need to exercise/diet/lose weight!! I do love Maggie Sottero dresses - like the Capri Royale. I'm not sure whether to go for pick-ups or a princessy-style chiffon skirt - I like both styles!
     
  18. orangetiggs

    orangetiggs Married my sweetheart in DISNEY!!!!!

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    mine was a maggie sottero.

    I'm so sorry for your loss
     
  19. Disney-Bride2010

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    I'm sorry for your loss Hayley... I understand what you're going through. Both of my grandparents passed exactly 6 weeks from each other. At least you have wedding planning to help take your mind off everything. Just remember that there's an extra :angel: looking over you now!
     
  20. askelton

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    So sorry to hear about your grandfather. :hug:
     
  21. Eeyore's Tailfinder

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    Thank you :hug: Just trying to get back to normality now... I haven't had any work done this week, but I have been doing a bit of work on our wedding website which has helped a LOT, and DF has been lovely and booked a 2 night trip to Rome in January :) So I have the job of finding a hotel for that and planning where we'll go which will keep me even busier!

    Your dress was lovely Sarah :teeth: I also love Hollywood Dreams, but $$$! I think I might try the dress on over here and order from the US or something... dresses seem to be much cheaper over in the States. Depends how much difference it is with the exchange rate now, and delivery and import tax.
     

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