Mr. and Mrs. Weak Sauce Go the Distance (a completed Disneymoon TR!)

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  1. IheartDDuck

    IheartDDuck DIS Veteran

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    Well I hope that Howie Wary Bear is a VERY wary bear, and that he avoids heffalumps and woozles. ;)

    I am in awe of all the DIY stuff. Like, seriously. Absolutely in love. :eek: I can honestly say from what I've seen so far, it must have turned out absolutely beautiful. It's okay to be the center of attention sometimes. :goodvibes
     
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  3. Jennifer48

    Jennifer48 Not a Disney bride but engaged and honeymooned at

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    I finally made it over! :goodvibes

    I love you guys, seriously, you are just so cute! Is it strange that I feel like you are an actual friend even though we haven't met yet?! I loved watching you two go from DBF to DF to DH! So exciting!

    Your DIY work on the wedding was awesome! Great job! :thumbsup2:thumbsup2

    BTW, I know EXACTLY how you feel about the wedding, being center of attention. DH & I both hate it and didn't want a wedding, we just wanted a marriage. Unfortunately for me, I'm the only daughter so I got the guilt trip of that but we all had a wonderful time!

    Isn't it the best knowing that you will be with your best friend forever?! :love:
     
  4. marDgreen88

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    Your invitation is adorable! Love it. AHHH JIM AND PAM. They're one of my favorite fictional couples ever. :love:

    Those paper flowers are adorable! I love them! I can see why your guests wanted to keep them!

    All your favors and DIY projects turned out wonderfully! You're so creative!
     
  5. livsmom04

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    You're wedding pictures are beautiful and I look forward to reading more about your Disneymoon. My husband and I are taking our Disneymoon in August!:banana:
     
  6. RachelNinja

    RachelNinja Sometimes I'd rather live in VMK than in real life

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    Yay! I'm so glad you're here! It definitely was a long road, but we wouldn't have ended up together had we not been on that road!

    Thanks, Bridget! I'm glad I spent the time to do those things. It felt more like MY wedding as opposed to a wedding just to please others.

    Haha, seriously! People say planning a wedding is like a second job. With teaching, it's like a third job since so much work has to come home too!

    WOW, separated for 10 years?!? I'd love to hear that story!

    Yeah, we looked on Etsy (that's how I got the idea for the flowers, but the seller charged a TON even though they were BEAUTIFUL!). I think some people are so talented, way more talented than I could ever be. But there's no way I was about to spend THAT much money. Haha, I was willing to make it harder on myself to save money. I look forward to seeing YOU in your dress! I love fellow frugal brides!

    There were definitely pros and cons to staying onsite versus offsite!

    Aww, I love that you've been my DIS friend for so long! You were seriously there from the START when Howard and I first got back together!!!

    I'm sure that when we have our own kids, we'll understand the "showing off" part even more. I just wish they could be happy with "showing off" in a less formal setting, haha.

    There were so many other Disneyfied ideas that I wanted to incorporate, but I waited too long to do any of them. Howard and I had wanted to make the seating placecards look like FastPass tickets!

    I wholeheartedly understand the busy life of a teacher! I really am enjoying the fact that the wedding is over. My "big project" now is getting the apartment all clean and set up! Plus, I have to do thank you cards for gifts!

    Thank you! I think our guests were happy about the pretzels as a ceremony favor because a lot of them ate it right away! Guess some people skipped breakfast because the ceremony started so early, haha.

    Thank you! I hope to one day help other people out with some DIY projects too. That's why I wanted to purposely do them for mine so I could "show off," so to speak, to my friends! I'd like to one day run my own small business with papercraft things (not just geared towards weddings).

    Yay!!! I'm so glad you're here! Even if you don't post often, I'm happy you're here reading along!

    Thank you! I can't wait to post more since I have so many new readers!

    Haha, you got it! HWB is still at my parents' house actually! Shocker. I have to bring him here next time I go over along with his other 2 Disney outfits. I bought them in April, and I told the CM, "Yeah, I'm 27, but I still have a bear ..." but she was sweet and was like, "You're never too old for this!"

    Thank you! I'm glad I took the time to do the DIY stuff to personalize the day. I guess one day being the center of attention (well 2 including the bridal shower) is doable! I hope there aren't many more though!

    Absolutely not! I consider you a friend too! Howard reads these comments too, and I was like, that's Jennifer [last name], the one we were supposed to meet last year. He "knows" you too! He remembers the names from Facebook as well. We may not meet anytime soon, but you are definitely a friend of mine!

    Ahh, guilt trips. Would it be a wedding without one? My dad did the same thing about the fact that I was the only daughter to walk down the aisle! It was HIS shining moment too!

    RIGHT? Jim and Pam are the absolute best! Howard was the one who got me into watching The Office. When they finally got married on the show, he stopped watching even though I continued (not a fan of the episodes now without Michael Scott though; they're okay, but they're just not the same and not as funny). He said that that's all he needed to know, that they end up together.

    Thank you! I think doing papercraft type projects is the only reason why I was able to get through these past 2 school years. I would think about my latest goodies and think about how I could use them when I was feeling stressed out. It gave me something to do other than just sit there and stress because I really become consumed by my latest card when I'm working on them!

    Thank you so much! Ooo, an upcoming Disneymoon; how exciting! Will you be doing a TR too???
     
  7. RachelNinja

    RachelNinja Sometimes I'd rather live in VMK than in real life

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    Mr. and Mrs. Weak Sauce: Getting Ready

    ... for the night of nights, the night of nights, alright! Oh wait, the wedding was in the morning, but we just love HSM3 way too much for two people in their mid-20s. Anyway, our wedding ceremony on May 19th was set for 9am since our cocktail hour before the reception started at 12pm. That meant the makeup artist and hairstylist had to get to my house at 5am!

    Surprisingly, I had no trouble falling asleep the night before, and I also had no issues eating that morning. Normally, I can't eat a bite when something new or important is happening because I'm too nervous! I was very thankful that I felt fine! While the hair and makeup girl, Kim, worked on me, I took bites of a bagel with smushed avocado on it (greatest thing ever since avocado is awesome, and I can't have cream cheese).

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    I was also extremely happy that the application of the makeup was less bothersome this time as opposed to the trial month earlier. I am just not the type of girl that likes all the fussy stuff, so things like an eyelash curler were kinda stressful!

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    For my hair, all I wanted was to have a side part with some hair pulled back and then all curly. I had left my hair super long for the wedding since I cut it to donate every 2 years and this is my cut year.

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    During the trial, I specifically asked 3 separate times whether it was truly necessary for me to have fake eyelashes. She said that it would make a big difference in the photos, but I wasn't so happy about the discomfort. Again, thankfully the wedding day eyelashes didn't bother me at all (probably because I asked her to lighten up on the makeup too)! I hope I never have to do it again though!

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    Man, all that work and "torture" just for the wedding day! Howard, on the other hand, just had to change! Haha, guys have it a lot easier than girls do!

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    That's not to say that they had it all easy. Haha, Howard and his best man had issues trying to figure out how to fold the little handkerchief thingie that pops out of their pockets!

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    Back at my house, I had to finish up my vows! I had stayed up the night before typing it out (yes, I waited to the last minute, but that's what happens with a ton of DIY projects, being a teacher, and ... well, procrastination because I wanted them to be just right!). I printed them but wanted them to be a little bit nicer than just a sheet of computer paper. I decided to mount it on pink cardstock. Too bad I didn't think of it earlier so that I could have had Howard mount his on green cardstock!

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    Time-wise, Howard was already at the church before I even had my dress on! Here he is setting up the sand for our sand ceremony. Personally, I just did not want to do the candle lighting ceremony. I kept saying that there wasn't a point because I could get my candle to the main candle before he does and it will still light. I didn't quite understand why it was representing unity since technically the other person's candle isn't needed. Besides, I hate dealing with candles and fire! I bought the stuff for the sand ceremony last minute when I discovered my mom randomly had 2 little packages of green and pink sand in a kids' sand art kit! Michaels didn't have our colors from what I remember, but I did end up getting white to represent God's foundation (plus, there wasn't enough sand to fill the whole center vase!). What I like about the sand ceremony is that once they're poured it together, there's no separating the individual grains so that would be representational of our lives. By the way, if you ever think of doing this for your wedding, buy the pieces separately. The sets they sell are crazy expensive (unless you like the whole heart vase set-up, but there is supposedly a way to "seal" the open vase ones with candle wax)!

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    It was time for me to put on my dress! I just had to put this one up specifically because it's a better shot of my hair. Love how curly it was without being tight curls! By the time of the reception or mid-reception, it had started to straighten, which you'll see later on. I didn't care that much then though because as long as it looked good in the wedding pictures and the photo session, I was fine!

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    My girls helping me put on my dress! I was worried that I'd have issues fitting into my dress because for a few months before the wedding, I kept losing weight (primarily due to lack of appetite and stress from work; it wasn't intentional). I started thinking that I should've gotten a dress with a corset back, but I don't like the look at ALL for me. My dress just had a hook and eye at the top and a zipper! Thankfully, it all fit perfectly! And the ease of putting it on also meant there was ease in taking it off because when I went to the bathroom later that day, I just had the girls hold my dress up as I slipped the whole thing off! Haha, that was one huge thing I worried about when buying my dress. I told the consultant, "I want the dress to be chiffon AND I have to be able to go to the bathroom by myself!"

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    I wasn't intending on wearing any jewelry because the only stuff I wear on a daily basis are my e-ring (and now wedding ring), one other ring that has significance, and my watch (purchased after my first teaching observation when the clock in the room was wrong and my timing was off in finishing my lesson!). One of my mom's relatives owns a jewelry store and as part of the gift, she made me a pearl necklace and pearl earrings (she had to change them last minute to the screw back ones because I don't have pierced ears). They really did complete the look, so I'm happy I dealt with the discomfort of the jewelry for the day (I always feel like necklaces are choking me, haha). I like this picture of my mom putting the necklace on because it took her so long to do it. You can tell she and I are just not jewelry people because we were having such issues!

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    The limo was outside, and we were all set to go! This was the final picture at my house as a Miss!!! Haha, you can also see my younger brother holding my veil.

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    When we arrived at the church, that's when I started getting nervous because there was a group of people waiting outside to see me come out of the limo! That's when it felt real. Like I said earlier, I was so ready to BE married, but I wasn't excited to GET married! We waited in a little room/house separate from the church building. This picture is typical of girls, haha. Doing last minute things while my dad just waits for us!

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    Silly picture of my trying to figure out what to do with the veil (in front of my shoulder or behind) and how I'd snootily flip it back.

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    Ok, deep breath, calm down. It's time to get married! One last dab of lip gloss, and I was ready to go!

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    Stay tuned for more!
     
  8. jane2073

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    Love all the wedding pictures and backstory!

    I am with you on the make-up! My make-up person insisted on doing a " smoky eye". I thought it was too dark but it didn't look so bad in the pictures. :)

    We really are a lot alike except that High School Musical 2 is my favorite of the movies! ;)
     
  9. wdwgirl03

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    LOL, before I even got to the end of the sentence I thought of HSM with that "night of nights" quote. :laughing:

    All your wedding pictures are great!
     
  10. precious pixie

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    Congratulations!!! :dance3: You guys make an adorable couple!

    I remember reading (lurking) a previous TR and really enjoyed how witty you are! I can't wait to hear more about your wedding and disneymoon :goodvibes

    All of your DIY wedding projects came out amazing! You have a great talent :thumbsup2

    You look so gorgeous in your dress and the makeup looks great!!
     
  11. marDgreen88

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    (I completely agree with you about The Office... it's just not the same without Steve Carell! :( )

    HAHAHA, your HSM3 quote made me laugh. I haven't watched any of those movies in forever, but I used to be so obsessed with them!

    Awww... I totally understand how you didn't want to make a big fuss over your wedding, but I must say that so far everything sounds like it was great, and you looked beautiful!
     
  12. Cinderella16

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    Love it so far! You look so beautiful in your dress.

    Great philosophy about the unity candle vs. sand ceremony--I never thought of that before. When we got married, we planned a unity candle, but tornadoes in the vicinity sort of cut our outdoor ceremony short, so needless to say, we cut out the unity candle and lit it on 1 year anniversary.

    I can't wait for the ceremony pictures! I miss your trip reports and I'm so glad you are writing this one! Yay! :goodvibes
     
  13. PolyPrincess19

    PolyPrincess19 Earning My Ears

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    Congrats on the wedding!! :) I am impressed with how you accomplished all those DIY projects for the big day! When I get married, I too want to do all my centerpieces, favors and invitations myself. I get nervous to think how much time it will take though....

    Can't wait to read more! :)
     
  14. Jennifer48

    Jennifer48 Not a Disney bride but engaged and honeymooned at

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    You look so beautiful! :goodvibes
     
  15. livsmom04

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    I'm gonna try to do a TR this go round. We got engaged at Cinderella's Royal Table in April this year so for us to go two trips in one year is amazing. One will be the Disneymoon and my daughter isn't going. :)
     
  16. archdandy

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    I'm joining in! I totally know what you mean about not being excited to actually get married. I hated being the center of attention at our wedding a year ago. It was so nice to get back to our hotel room and just be together and not have everybody paying attention to us :rotfl: You looked beautiful and you guys make such a cute couple! I can't wait to hear all about your honeymoon :goodvibes
     
  17. Leasha_Loves_Disney

    Leasha_Loves_Disney Please stand clear of the door; Por favor manténga

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    I love everything about this!!! It makes me want to star planning my wedding. I won't be getting married for a few years, Andy's mother passed away last summer and we promised her that we would wait until he finished college to get married.

    The Jim and Pam reference is perfect. I loved that episode it just made me so happy!!!

    Much like you we don't want anything big and fancy. I have my heart set on a Disney wedding because we don't have much extended family so it's do able with the small numbers. I love that you did so much on your own but I can totally see where it can be a lot to take on.

    You hair looked beautiful just the right amount of curl and it's so long. Your dress is perfect, I love chiffon and I think your qualifications in dress shopping were spot on haha. I loved the picture where you said it was the last time you would be a Miss in your house, melt my heart you are just perfect.

    I can't wait to read more!!!
     
  18. NeverlandClub23

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    It's not terribly magical, pretty much social media based :laughing:. I dated my fiance's brother when I was 18. We broke up after 6 months and I remained in contact with my now fiance (just random phone calls, saying Hi). We became friends when I was dating his brother. After a year or so since his brother and I had broken up, my now fiance asked me out. We went out on a few dates, but it was weird and we both felt guilty. We decided to remain friends.

    We kept in random contact throughout the next 9-10 years. Some years just a handful of phonecalls. Two years ago he contacted me through Facebook and asked me out on a date (after asking his brother's permission this time [who's now married with a child]) and we've been inseparable ever since.

    I'm planning on making a pommander as my bouquet and I search Etsy all the time for ideas! I think I can do what it is I have in my mind and I figure I have enough time that if I screw it up, I still have time to just buy the one off of Etsy :). I love finding any and every way to save a dollar :upsidedow.

    I know! It's crazy how life goes on and evolves in to such wonderful things :goodvibes.

    I stopped watching the Office when Jim and Pam got married too. I tried to watch a few of the episodes after they had a kid, but it just wasn't as interesting to me anymore. And I'm not ashamed to admit, I shed a few tears during that wedding episode. :love:

    Ok, now I have to go back and read your recent update! :)

    ***Love the update!! Oh, and I totally eat toasted sesame bagels with avocado now because of you! I remember reading one of your TR's and thought it was a great combination. I went out and got a pack of sesame bagels and a bunch of avocadoes and it was sooooooo delicious!

    I love the picture of your Mom putting on the necklace and you 'snootily' pushing back your veil. Haha!

    Great idea about putting your vows on cardstock (especially in one of your wedding colors!). I have intentions on memorizing mine, but I know it'll never actually happen.
     
  19. mermaid764

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    Before I even read the explanation, I was like how awesome to start your update with a quote from HSM...love it!

    I can about imagine how awful the eyelashes must have felt....but they definitely looked fantastic. Your hair and makeup looked perfect...I especially love how she did the curls in your hair.

    I also love the fact that you had your bridesmaid's wear different colored dresses. I've always loved that idea and think it really adds something, especially in pictures.

    Can't wait for more:goodvibes
     
  20. NeverlandClub23

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    Oh, I also wanted to add that your Mom looked beautiful! I love her dress!

    And your dress is gorgeous! :cloud9:
     
  21. Disneybuckeye

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    Rachel, I always enjoyed your comments on Joni's trip reports so I was very excited to find your trip report. So excited to be along for the ride. Congrats on the wedding. Everything was beautiful and that is so amazing how much you could do yourself.

    Looking forward to reading more!
     

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