Kathy & Marcelo's Fairytale Wedding 12/10/11

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  1. decdisneybride2011

    decdisneybride2011 Mouseketeer

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    I am finally starting my PJ!! I don't why it took so long to make one but it's never too late to start:thumbsup2.

    About Us:

    I was born and raised in Daytona Beach, FL and am only 10 minutes from the beach!! I graduated with a degree in culinary management/pastry and got a job as a baker where I went to school. It was unexpected but I am so thankful they offered me the position.

    Marcelo was born in Long Island, NY but then his family moved back to Brazil for about 10 years until they came back to the states and his parents currently living in Miami and he lives in Orlando. He graduated from UCF with a bachelors in digital media and is working with Varsity designing websites, magazine ads, t-shirts and whatever else they ask of him.
    It is going to be a busy year for DF and I. We are getting married in December and my sister is getting married in less than 2 weeks!! I am turning 25 in April and DF is turning 30 this October. We are looking forward to everything that this year brings:goodvibes!

    How we met:

    We met through my sister and my cousin. DF was a UCF cheerleader (I know sterotypes...I was one of them) and my cousin was a UCF dancer. It was my cousin's 21st birthday and that was the first time I saw him. I didn't think we had anything in common except cheerleading but I guess we had something else. We didn't get together until 2 months later when I contacted him and wanted to see him, which is not like me at all, but I guess things happen when least expected. After that night, we started dating and 4 1/2 years later we got engaged!!!:love:

    The Proposal:

    We are big Disney Fans and I knew I always wanted to get engaged and married at Disney. It was DF birthday weekend and we were celebrating it with both families at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween.

    The proposal night:



    It was a Thursday night and it was just DF and I. I was going to surprise him with a specialty cruise to watch the fireworks but in fact he surprised me. When we got on the boat, I handed the driver my camera so he could take a few photos of us during the fireworks. Before I left for the weekend, my mom handed me Marcelo’s “birthday gift” which she told me was Disney dollars for the weekend…it wasn’t thatJ. When it got closer to the end of the fireworks, DF was talking to me and telling me how he loves me and how he wants to be with me forever, but of course I wasn’t paying attention to him because I was focused on the fireworks. He started opening his “birthday gift” which actually was my ring!! I had it the whole time and didn’t know it!!! He got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I said YES of course and the best part was we had pictures taken!!!! It was truly romantic and everyone was in on it, even the boat driver!!! It was an evening I will never forget. That wasn’t the only surprise he had for me. He then told me the next day we have an appointment with Disney to start planning our wedding!!! And 2 years later, here we are, getting married on December 10, 2011!!!

    Well, that’s our story and now for the fun part!! We have our planning session on April 14th and our menu tasting on June 10th :banana:!!!
     
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  3. sw33t_angel

    sw33t_angel DIS Veteran

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    Awww what a cute story!! :) Haha I can't believe you had the ring and didn't know it!!!!

    WOW you have a busy year!! But it sounds like a very memorable one!! :goodvibes

    :welcome: and can't wait to hear more about your big day!!
     
  4. KristiLyn

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    Very cute story!! When we were engaged, I also had the ring most of our trip in the camera bag...haha!!

    Cant wait to hear all of your plans!!!
     
  5. MissManners

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    Hi! We are getting married the same day as you! And my DF is also a UCF grad. Looking forward to seeing all your plans!
     
  6. Mindyjoy

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    Welcome to the boards! Such a cute proposal story! Mine was similar, DF was telling me he loved me and stuff during the snow at Disneyland and I wasn't paying attention. He had to kind of pull on my arm to get me to look at him :rotfl2:

    Can't wait to see what you have planned. :goodvibes
     
  7. belle2211

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    Congrats! Your tasting session is the day before our wedding! Maybe they'll be getting ready for it!
     
  8. Fay

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    Hey Guys,

    Wow what a cute story and CONGRATULATIONS!:yay:... your DF sounds brilliant! and the idea of roping your mum in is fab! I cant believe you had hold of your ring the whole time! :rotfl:

    Looking forward to hearing more!

    XXX
     
  9. decdisneybride2011

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    Thank you everyone!! I can't wait to share my plans and pictures with you! I already have my dress and my bridesmaid dresses. Crazy enough I bought my dress 2 years ago!! I guess you just know it when you see it:goodvibes. I will post pictures of it soon!
     
  10. Fay

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    Wow... you are organised! Cant wait to see the pictures! :)
     
  11. elle1024

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    Love your engagement story. Too cute. :lovestruc
    I am very nosey, I would have probably spoiled the surprise by opening his gift. LOL. But then again, my mom wouldn't have given me the "gift" knowing that I would have done that... :rotfl:

    How have you handled having your dress for so long? :confused3
    I bought mine less than a month after I had just gotten engaged. :eek: I am still waiting to receive it, but I am secretly hoping this process takes long because I have no idea what I am going to do with myself... I know that I would want to be constantly trying it on!!!

    Anyways, can't wait to read more! :goodvibes
     
  12. decdisneybride2011

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    Here a few pictures of my dress!!

    My Tiara

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    My mom and I

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    The front of my dress

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    the back

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    the full shot of the back

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    I am adding color to my dress!! The red sash will be thinner. I wanted to be different:)

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  13. decdisneybride2011

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    It has been easy for me not to try on my dress. That's because it's at my sister's house which she lives an hour and a half away. Believe me, if it was at my house, I would be trying it on everyday!!
     
  14. redlight

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    I love your dress!
     
  15. KristiLyn

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    Very pretty!!!!
     
  16. sw33t_angel

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    I am normally not a tiara girl... but that is gorgeous!! :)

    And the back of that dress is sooo unique!! Love it!!
     
  17. dicelees

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    Beautiful dress, the back is so gorgeous! I love the engagement story, so romantic! (And it's even more romantic that he had a Disney Wedding appointment booked for the next day! :)) Looking forward to reading more about your plans!
     
  18. decdisneybride2011

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    OK, so it has been a long time since I have updated anything. We have our planning session this Thursday!!! We are so excited:yay:. This past weekend we started our registry at Macy's and we thought about doing the Disney honeymoon registry but looked at some of the feedback from the boards and didn't want to chance anything. Besides, we are finding a new place in June, so we would need some of those necessities.

    Today through facebook, I entered myself in a competition. It is from the fitness magazine and my family and DF convinced me I should go for it. Voting started today and goes till I think Saturday. It is so not like me to do something like this because I am very self-conscious about everything! But hey, you only live once and what's the worst thing that could happen, right?? Here is the link if you wanted to check it out:)
    http://photos.fitnessmagazine.com/face-of-fitness-contest/15/2011/7

    I will be back after our planning session to let you guys know how it went!! We are so excited to finally be planning our wedding:love:
     
  19. violentmesses

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    Love-love-love the tiara and you look so pretty in your dress!! Awe - I can't wait to find mine!

    Yay! Another December 2011 bride. I'm subscribing to your PJ. :3dglasses
     
  20. Fay

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    Awwww... Its sooo beautiful! :) Your dress and Tiara! Gorgeous! :cutie:

    XXX
     
  21. decdisneybride2011

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    Yay for December brides!!! I can't believe how fast the time is going. Can't wait to hear more of your wedding plans:) Thank you for your sweet words:) It was the last dress I tried on, but I only tried on about 10 till I knew it was the one. I found my dress and tiara at Brides by Demetrios. :goodvibes
     

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