Jennifer & Daniel's PJ-WP/Ariels/SCP-6/14/10- DP &MK Pics,album,HM TR - updated 1/25

Discussion in 'Planning our Happily Ever After' started by girli565, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. v_misses_epcot

    v_misses_epcot .-.

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    Are those carnations on your sweetheart table!!?! O_O Did you get an outside vendor for those? Does Disney World even do carnations?! Thanks for sharing.
     
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  3. girli565

    girli565 A Miami kind of girl

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    No I had peonies, orchids, and hydrangeas in the centerpieces. I'm sure they'd do carnations if that's what you wanted.
     
  4. figmentfan814

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    The colors at your reception just popped in Ariel's what a great location! It looks like everyone had a great time. I also like how Mickey was in his traditional outfit. Looking forward to seeing shots from your album.
     
  5. girli565

    girli565 A Miami kind of girl

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    I was so happy with our colors at Ariels. They really did look great. I was very happy with the sashes on the chairs because they really gave the room a texture we didn't have.

    I had always wanted Mickey in his traditional outfit. I didn't like the formal attire and the purple didn't match my colors, lol!

    Thanks!

    I have the book but I need to take the pictures of it outside with natural light bc I keep getting a glare from the flash.
     
  6. girli565

    girli565 A Miami kind of girl

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    Just wanted to thank whoever nominated this PJ on the The Disney Wedding Blog awards. I'm touched that it even stood out among all the amazing PJ's and TR's on here.

    Thanks again! :thanks: :cool1::worship:
     
  7. weedee

    weedee I wanna go back to Disney already...

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    congrats on the nomination!!! :woohoo:
     
  8. Stephie77

    Stephie77 DH and I married at the most magical place on eart

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    I have never posted but have followed your pj and just wanted to say congrats on your nomination!
     
  9. LuluLovesDisney

    LuluLovesDisney <font color=red>If you're not outraged, you're not

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    Congratulations about being nominated!

    Re: Carnations- I had about a million of them (in the form of pomanders/kissing balls) at my wedding and they were awesome!
     
  10. girli565

    girli565 A Miami kind of girl

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    thanks, and congrats on yours. I agree that you were definitely best dressed :)

    aw thank you, I'm super shocked that someone even thought my PJ was that memorable, lol.

    carnations are so underrated but they are so pretty. I always have white carnations on my dining room table and peoPle always ask me what they are and are so surprised when I say carnations. Thank you!
     
  11. pezaddict231

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    Congrats on the nomination! I know I enjoyed following your PJ and wedding TR. :goodvibes
     
  12. girli565

    girli565 A Miami kind of girl

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    So, I've neglected this PJ a bit and now I'm back and I want to finish what I started. CinderelliT sent me the DP photographs on CD so now I can share them with everyone. She did a great job. Thanks again!

    We had a Wishes Desssert Party at Sago Cay Pointe at the Grand Floridian. It was actually the Summer Nightastic Fireworks but because I didn't pipe in the music it really didn't matter, lol.

    We chose menu 3, which included white & dark chocolate fondue, fruit, other dipping items and assorted pastries. You'll notice danny wasn't in any of the pics... that's because he and the boys were out drinking and watching a game at ESPN Zone that night instead ;)
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    I have more fireworks pictures at home on my laptop and I will add them once I'm home.
     
  13. girli565

    girli565 A Miami kind of girl

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    So I have a few favorites from our Magic Kingdom shoot and thought I'd share them here since they are no longer available on the website. I hate that it expires :(

    I have the proofs at home and I finally bought an album for them so hopefully sometime soon I will put them in it and actually have the pictures out instead of in the box that they were sent in.

    I also have a confession to make... I've been married for almost 8 months now and I have yet to select the MK pics I want for the album that's included. I know, bad Disney bride, shame on me. I finally found the proof book a few days ago and plan on doing it this week :rolleyes1

    They're not the best quality but they are the best I can get for now. I'm trying to see where I can find the cash to buy the CD before 3 yrs, lol. Without DH finding out ;)

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    This is my favorite picture, I want to get a 16x20 of it, but at $200+ I think we may hold out.
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  14. girli565

    girli565 A Miami kind of girl

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    So, a few people had asked about our wedding day album that I made on blurb.com.

    It took me FOREVER to sort through the 5000+ pictures Randy sent us on 4 CDs but once I did, i uploaded the 200+ pictures I wanted to include in the album and got to work setting them up. I like the templates Blurb offers and it made the process very easy. The longest part was sorting and uploading. Once everything was uploaded to blurb I just had to drag and drop into the page templates. I didn't do anything too fancy but I did make an album that everyone in my family is in love with.

    It's a hardcover imagewrap, meaning there's no dust cover like in the preview I'm going to link for you. When I get home I'll upload the pictures I have taken of it so you can see exactly what the cover looks like.

    You can see a preview of the book here... http://www.blurb.com/books/1494139

    I also did not pay the price they're showing you either, lol. I had a 20% coupon and ended up paying around $80 with shipping. A very good deal!
     
  15. girli565

    girli565 A Miami kind of girl

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    This is not a WDW honeymoon so I won't be doing a full trip report, i'll just give you a quick taste of what our cruise was like.

    Given that we paid for the entire wedding ourselves we really didn't think that we would have enough money left to have a honeymoon. We didn't want to stay in WDW after the wedding because we go to WDW a lot and to us it's not really a vacation, lol.

    My mom and aunt were nice enough to give us $1000 between them both for us to take a proper honeymoon. With that money we booked a Carnival Cruise on the Valor. It's a 7-day cruise leaving from the Port of Miami. We left WDW on June 16 after our MK shoot and this cruise left Miami on June 20, 2010. It went to (day 3)Grand Cayman, (day 4) Isla Roatan Honduras, (day 5) Belize, and (day 6)Cozumel Mexico. There was a day at sea on day 2 and 7.

    Danny and I love crusing. It is relatively inexpensive for such a long vacation and it includes meals. We ended up booking the cruise for a little over $1200 including taxes, gratuities and port fees. We had a past guest discount and it saved us about $300. We booked an inside cabin, we like the cave-like feeling :rotfl2::thumbsup2

    Day 1 - Since we live in Miami my mom dropped us off at the port. We like to arrive at about noon because it takes about an hour to 2 hours to get checked in, processed, and on the ship. Today was no different, it took FOREVER, the lines were super long and everyone was running on slow and stop. Once you passed customs/security, there were two lines on the left and right, we chose teh right and got in line. We had to fill out health forms stating whether we were healthy or had flu/cold-like symptoms. We were fine (thank goodness). Then the hurry up and wait process.

    The Carnival terminal in Miami has been renovated and is HUGE! They now have self service counters where you scan your ID/passport and they will check you in like that. We used one of the self service machines, went to another counter to pick up our sail & sign cards and were off to the ship!
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    We first went to our room on the 8th deck, then went to the lido deck to eat lunch. I love buffets on cruises, lol, I like being able to choose several small things for lunch instead of one meal. After lunch we went back to the room, called family to say bye and passed out :confused3 something about the cold dark room just makes me tired haha! We did make it out for the sail away party but forgot the camera. Dinner that night was interesting as they had us sitting in a 8-top with 3 other couples. Two of which were also on their honeymoon. We had requested a table of our own but could not be accommodated until the next day. Yes, we're antisocial, and besides we order way too much food to be sitting with people :lmao:

    Day 2 - This was a day at sea so we slept in as late as we could, ate, laid out on the top deck, and ate some more. I mean what else is there to do on a cruise, right? ;) I did start reading a book, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner... yes I'm a twilight person, love it (dont' love the actors so much but I do love the characters and books). It's a short one so I also brought the first book in the True Blood books, Dead Until Dark. When we went back to the room we had a card letting us know our table had been changed to a private one, yay! This was formal night so we got decked out, Danny wore his wedding suit again with a different shirt and I wore the dress I had on when we got engaged. It's my favorite dress, I think it's my fave because it makes me look like I lost 20 pounds, lol.

    Day 3 - We weren't set to arrive in Grand Cayman until 9am ship time so we woke up, had breakfast (Danny had food, I just picked, I'm not a fan of breakfast). We booked our shore excursions with an outside company. We used www.shoretrips.com. My cousin had used them for a previous cruise and was very happy with them so I felt comfortable booking with them. They really are accommodating. We booked a three excursion package and it came out to $300 for both of us. The same excursions were going to be close to $600 if we had booked them through Carnival. The only draw back is tht the excursions are on Island time, not ship time so every excursion started about an hour to two later than ship time but it's easy to keep track of.

    In grand Cayman we booked Sting Ray city and snorkeling. Our tickets gave us explicit instructions on where and who to meet. We had to take the tender to the GC port and meet a guide with a sign for a certain company. Once we met with the guide we boarded a small bus and were taken on a small tour of Grand Cayman. we stopped at a small marina to board a boat that would take use to sting ray city and snorkeling.

    The driver left us with the boat operator who was sooo cute! he had a hot Cayman accent and was super tan. Very good looking ;) The boat ride to sting ray city was a bit long so we chose to sit up on the top deck.
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    We arrived at Sting ray city after about a 30-40 minute boat ride. The day was beautiful and hot, perfect for swimming. We stripped down to our bathing suits, and jumped in the water. There were boats everywhere with other tours so it was kind of crowded. Our boat driver hopped right in and started spreading out squid to attract the sting rays. THEY ARE SO HUGE!!!!!!! I was freaked out, clung to Danny the minute we got in the water and had an attack every time one got near me. Another couple was near us and the woman was just like me, freaking out.
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    I was so scared I couldn't stay in the water very long. I jumped out after one brushed my foot 3 times and wouldn't leave me alone. I'd had enough, lmao! Danny was in heaven, he loved this kind of stuff.

    After sting ray city we went out a bit further on the boat and found a snorkeling spot near a large reef. The fish were beautiful. I swam around for a bit then got back on the boat for some punch (the alcoholic kind :drinking1) and to rinse off. The water was starting to get very choppy because there was an incoming storm. I of course get sick, puking on the side of the boat :sad2: But once it passed I felt fine.

    We made it back to port with a little time to spare and did a little bit of shopping. Danny and I like to collect magnets so we bought a few cute ones (one says "RUM, breakfast of champions" lol!). Then back to the ship! We were hot, sticky and tired but we managed to go have lunch and then knock out for a few hours. Vacation makes me so sleepy. I never nap but when i'm on vacation it's like I can nap anytime anywhere!
     
  16. girli565

    girli565 A Miami kind of girl

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    Day 4 - Today was Isla Roatan Honduras. We had booked a zip lining canopy tour this day. We got off the boat, wandered around the port a bit then made our way out of the terminal to the line of tour operators outside. The terminal is owned by Carnival so they do not allow independent tour operators inside, we had to trek out and meet our tour guide. Now let me say this... the island is not very pretty but don't let that deter you. The walk from the terminal to the car was long and hot. And remember that this island is all rainforest and quite small. There are dense forests all around you and of course BUGS! Giant buzzing bugs!!

    On the walk out I almost turned right back around and ran back to the ship because a HUGE black/blue bug flew right past my face, it's wings clipped my cheek. It was so big. I lost it, pitching a fit and practically crying. I'm highly allergic to bees/wasps/yellow jackets... pretty much anything that stings, and I have a major fear of insects because of that. I carry an epi-pen everywhere because I could swell up and die in a matter of minutes. Danny had to talk me down from my panic attack and we kept walking. We finally meet our guide who takes us to the car and we wait a few minutes for other members of our tour. We wait a half hour and no one comes! Our driver decides we've waited long enough and we're off.

    The town is small, full of life and the roads are bumpy. The ride is about 45 minutes up the side of a huge mountain. There's ocean on one side and rainforest on the other.
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    At the Roatan terminal is a small outdoor activity set up that is run by carnival. It's small and the only Carnival offered excursion that includes zip lining in Roatan. they do offer zip lining at another port on this same cruise but it's only 5 platforms and over very quick. Our zip lining tour had 11 platforms and was amazing considering it was only $100 for both of us.

    We arrived, checked in, got our wrist bands, and got geared up. They put us in a harness, doubled our caribeeners (because we're not skinny people :rotfl:) and then set us off on our first line. It was short and not that high up... like a beginners line, lol. Our two guides were hilarious and so much fun. They joked, took pictures, and made us all feel very comfortable.

    here's a pic of us in our gear, I'll add more in the next post...
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  17. KristiLyn

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    Wonderful pics! You guys look like you had a great time!
    The pic that is your favorite, I LOVE!!! I think it would look amazing as a canvas :)
     
  18. girli565

    girli565 A Miami kind of girl

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    I love it so much, out of every picture taken between the wedding day and the MK shoot that was the one that screamed "blow me up and hang me!"

    Thank you!
     
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    I agree! I think that's exactly where it belongs!! It's beautiful!!
     
  20. sambycat

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    OMG - i was just looking at a comment you made on some thread and i realized - YOU'VE ALMOST BEEN MARRIED YEAR!!!!

    your one of the gals that was on her when i came so i feel like i "know" your wedding - and you through all your beautiful pics! congrats!
     
  21. girli565

    girli565 A Miami kind of girl

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    I know, I can't believe it's been almost a year. It's crazy how fast it's passed. We just came back from our anniversary/star wars weekend trip.

    Thank you! I miss being on here all the time... I should plan a VR ;)
     

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