MickeyAnne's Wedding Report & Honeymoon TR (Updated 9/25 - End of DLR portion)

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  1. MickeyAnne

    MickeyAnne "We all need a little Disney in our lives!"

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    Well, it wasn't a Disney wedding (oh how I dream of a vow renewal in WDW someday) but it will be a Disney Honeymoon in a few weeks. My PJ is around here somewhere but I didn't keep up on it very well. I have been really looking forward to doing a wedding report though so I will be on top of this...

    Let me introduce myself (and my hubby) for those who don't know me. My name is Tonianne and I am from NJ. DH and I met 8 years ago at work and we have been through ALOT together through the years (see my PJ)! We got engaged on Christmas Eve 2006 and we were married on June 1, 2008. His name is Mike and I am so enjoying the beginning of our married life together. :cool1: :cool1: :cool1:

    So lets start at the beginning of the wedding weekend! On the Friday before my wedding, I took my bridal party to a local tea house for a little luncheon. It was nice, yummy and calm - a great way to start off the weekend.

    Here are my flower girls. The brunette is 5 and was such a big girl at tea!! The blonde is my Goddaughter, she is 2.5 and kept reminding us that tea is like Mary Poppins (her favorite movie).
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    This is my bridal party along with my mom, MIL and Aunt. We were missing my MOH who couldn't get off from work :worried: .
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    Then it was off to mani/pedi's!!! This was nice! I haven't had a pedicure in way too long! Here are my little ones showing off their nails.
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    Here I am waiting my turn!
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    That night was a calm one. We just hung out with my family and enjoyed ourselves. As always, I took a self shot of us! Here it is so you can at least see who we are!
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    Next up, the rehearsal day!
     
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  3. PrincessBride010103

    PrincessBride010103 We got married in Disney World and are living happ

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    Your flowergirls are sooo cute! :cutie:
     
  4. tlhbdm

    tlhbdm 1354.40 miles away from the mouse

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    Looked like a fun tea. A Sunday wedding is so unique, I love it!
     
  5. Ticky Toria 78

    Ticky Toria 78 Mouseketeer

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    Awwh the flower girls are very cute! Congratulations to you both, I can't wait to hear more.......popcorn::
     
  6. keenercam

    keenercam Loves Mickey!

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    Great start! :) More! More! :banana:
     
  7. MickeyAnne

    MickeyAnne "We all need a little Disney in our lives!"

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    Thanks everyone! I happen to agree that my FG's are quite adorable! Wait till you meet the ring bearers!!!

    So now we are on Saturday - the day before the BIG day! Mike and I started off our morning by taking flowers to the cemetaries for my sister and his father. We asked the florist to have an extra bouquet and boutinear for them and we made a point of spending some time dropping them off that day. It was hard and sad to really stare down the fact that they wouldn't be beside us on our big day but we know that they were absolutely there in spirit.

    After we dropped off the flowers we split up so that Mike's younger brother could take him out to lunch (at Subway) as a wedding gift! He is only 15 and I thought that was so cute. We got ready for the rehearsal dinner and met up there....WARNING - I take ALOT of pictures!

    We had it at a local restaurant. It was buffet style and very relaxed. We had a great time! They had these on the table for us! I didn't even have to make them!
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    Here is DH and I - our customary self shot of the night!
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    Here are the bridal party and kids gifts
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    This is Mike's grooms cake - he is a huge Mets fan so I surprised him with this. I had found a cake designer who does AMAZING stuff but wanted $300.00 for a cake to feed 30! :lmao: No way was I going to spend that - DH would have killed me!
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    Here is DH with his best man - his older brother
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    Me with my MOH, Lisa - best friend for 13 years.
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    Here is Mike with his 3 brothers
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    Me with my two brothers
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    I have no idea why I didn't take a picture of the females in the bridal party this night?!?!? Maybe I can conjure some up!

    I have to go get dinner started :rolleyes1 - thats such a funny concept for me. Nest up, the kids at the rehearsal dinner and the ONE thing Mike said he would never do!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. Keira1387

    Keira1387 Married at Disney August 2, 2008

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    Great start! I'm really glad you take lots of pictures so we can see e verything!Can't wait for your next installment!! :surfweb:
     
  9. MickeyAnne

    MickeyAnne "We all need a little Disney in our lives!"

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    Okay so you met some of the adults - here are my kiddies. These four are the loves of my life! They are all children of my cousins (2 of their mom's were in my bridal party). They were pretty rambunxiosd (sp?) this night so I was really worried about the wedding. But here they are...
    Me with the flower girls and then the ring bearers - FG shot could use a little centering!
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    Here they are individually wearing the Mickey and Minnie wedding ears (these shall make another appearance later on!)
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    We gave out our bridal party gifts next
    Groomsmen got;
    Tie tack
    Dress socks (because they all whined that they had to wear them)
    Gift cards to Best Buy - they were all so pumped!

    Bridesmaids got;
    Yellow Mickey bag
    White flip flops with crystals on them
    Mickey toe rings
    Frame with pic of the bridal party
    Survival pack for wedding day (gum, tylenol, lip gloss etc)
    Heart Jewlery Box
    Pearl necklace, bracelet and earrings

    Flower Girls got;
    Mickey necklace
    Flower girl T-shirt
    Princess stuffed doll
    Coloring book

    Ring Bearers got;
    Coloring book
    Prince stuffed dolls
    Football Jerseys of their favorite teams

    Here are some pics of gift opening (and using)!
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    Still to come, the one thing that Mike said he would never do! And then, rehearsal at church!
     
  10. Lynn5700

    Lynn5700 <font color=darkorchid>WOO HOO I will be there<br>

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    HI!!!!!!! The kids are all tooo stinking cute!! Your groom's cake was awesome!!!!!!!!!!

    I'm so excited to read more!!!!
     
  11. MickeyAnne

    MickeyAnne "We all need a little Disney in our lives!"

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    Hey Lynn! I am soo loving your TR. I check everyday for your updates - I really should post more!

    Well to continue the story of our rehearsal night. DH and I have been going back and forth for months about the Mickey and Minnie Wedding ears. I have always known that I have no chance of him wearing them in the parks when we head out to DL in 18 days ( :cool1: :cool1: :cool1: ) but I really wanted him to just wear them for a picture on the rehearsal night. He has always said no, because my brothers and his would ridicule him to no end. So we went back and forth and he kept telling me that he would "never put them on his head". Well, after the kids tried on the Minnie ears, I of coarse put them on and started prancing around in them;
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    Then, I heard laughter and turned around to find Mike wearing the top hat!!!! MOH had slipped them on his head when his back was turned (I knew I loved her). He was lughing and being a good sport - thank goodness because I would have felt terrible if he were mad about it.
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    So, I got my picture of us in the bride and groom ears together and I am so happy about it! I won't even bring his to DL with me - I don't want him to feel like he HAS to wear them. I will wear the Minnie ears and thats enough. I am just happy that we have this memory cause I thought it wouldn't happen!
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    After the dinner it was off to church to rehearse for the big day!!!!!!! I was so excited! (We did dinner first for the little ones - the rehearsal wasn't over until 8:30 and I didn't want them to be exhausted on the wedding day.)
    I had a friend of mine take pics of the whole event which I am really happy about.
    Here is our crowd - my family travels for everything
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    Mike's mom being escorted by her two younger sons
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    My mom being escorted by my brothers
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    Here are the boys
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    I love this pic of Mike
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    Here is me and my dad. He is wearing the bow tie from his wedding - my mom was in tears, it was so cute.
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    Mike and I are always laughing and joking
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    cracking up because my MOH messed up signing the marriage license
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    My bridesmaids
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    To be cont...
     
  12. MickeyAnne

    MickeyAnne "We all need a little Disney in our lives!"

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    So I just have a few more pics from the rehearsal to share and then my next post will be THE BIG DAY!!!!! I can't wait to share how perfectly magical the day was with all of you! I have so enjoyed reading all of your wedding reports and I am still amazed that I am already able to share mine!!! I hope you are enjoying so far!

    Mike and I practicing for the vows!!!!! This was soooo exciting!
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    Here are my parents looking on
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    The whole wedding party preparing to leave!
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    Here are Mike and I
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    MOH and BM
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    Mike's cousin and youngest brother
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    My cousin and Mike's older, younger brother
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    My cousin and my NUTTY younger brother
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    My cousin, junior (aka her baby bump) and My older brother
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    Mike at the end of the night - he could not wait to get that tie off!!!
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    Next up - getting ready, the morning of. I am so excited to share!!!!
     
  13. lov2b@disney

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    Fun,fun, fun cant wait for the big day!:goodvibes

    The kids are adorable! Glad your DF was a good sport with the Mickey ears! Awesome grooms cake! Long time Mets fans here too!
     
  14. MickeyAnne

    MickeyAnne "We all need a little Disney in our lives!"

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    Thanks Love2n@Disney!!

    So here we are at the big day!!! I woke up at 6:00 AM so excited. The first thing I did was read a letter that Mike had written me while we were at pre-cayna (mandatory "training" for those getting married at my church), a few months earlier. Mike NEVER writes anything out - he is more of a vocal person. In cards its just "love, Mike" so to read an actual letter from him was soooo special. His words to me were so kind and full of love - it just solidfied my excitement. I was not nervous or worried, just happy - I felt so lucky that I was going to get to marry this man! The sun was shining and it was going to be a breezy 74 degrees - perfect!!!!!

    I took a shower, blew my hair dry and waited for my MOH to come over. When she got to my house, she had a gift from Mike for me. Its a beautiful diamond heart necklace which I somehow neglected to take pictures of - I will though. I slipped it on and then my mom, MOH and I were off to the make-up artist's studio for hair and make-up. I was first in the hair chair so I enjoyed my iced coffee and AMAZING scone that my mom made while my hair dresser worked for over an hour on my head. Here is my progression;
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    Time to try out the tiara!!!!!! She took it out after this so that we could finish my hair right before I had to go!
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    Then it was on to make-up for me! More progression pics;
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    Here are some pics of my mom and some of the bridal party as they were getting all done up. They all turned out amazing! I didn't specify how I wanted hair done - its their head! I just asked that they all get an updo. I thought it would look cool if my hair was down and all of them had it up.
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    Then it was time to officially put in my tiara and veil!!!!! This was so exciting! I really felt like a bride when they were in!
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    It was such a nice, relaxed and easy morning. Everything went like clockwork and I just floated through. After MOH and I were done, we headed back to my house to see the flowers as they arrived and get ready for the photogs to come. To be cont....
     
  15. keenercam

    keenercam Loves Mickey!

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    Oh, how wonderful! Your rehearsal looks so fun! And your morning-of pix are fabulous. Everyone looks really beautiful. You looked absolutely gorgeous! Cant' wait to see more!
     
  16. Keira1387

    Keira1387 Married at Disney August 2, 2008

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    Your hair and makeup look gorgeous!!
     
  17. BayouPrincess

    BayouPrincess Mickey is my Boyfriend!

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    Tonianne,
    Would it be ok if I use your hair pics to show my stylist for what I want for the wedding? I tried an updo at my trial, but I think it made me look much older than I am.

    I am loving your TR...You and your Hubby are so cute together, and those kids...OMG...cuteness X4!
     
  18. cryssi

    cryssi <font color=blue>Kabocha<br><font color=green>Look

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    ditto...I was just going to write the same thing! :thumbsup2
     
  19. MickeyAnne

    MickeyAnne "We all need a little Disney in our lives!"

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    Thanks!! The rehearsal was alot of fun - my younger brother kpt everyone entertained and the priest was hilarious - I have to post a pic of him!

    Thanks! Its was so nice to have make-up done well on. I am so plain and simple most days - I felt like a bit of a clown but, a pretty clown.

    I love my little ones!!! They are the world to me - I am so glad that I didn't listen to EVERYONE who told me not to have them in the wedding because they would ruin the day. They were great! Feel free to use my pics to show your stylist - let me know how it comes out!

    Thank you :goodvibes
     
  20. WithDisneySpirit

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    I am also enjoying your big weekend and start of your big day! :goodvibes You look beautiful!!
     
  21. 29apr00

    29apr00 Momma to a Princess and a little Prince!

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    Great Pics so far! The kids are just too cute! Can't wait to see more!

    Jennifer
     

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