Mr & Mrs - UPDATE: Sneak Peak

Discussion in 'Completed Trip Reports' started by JoJo1980, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. JoJo1980

    JoJo1980 DIS Veteran

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    Hi everyone :wave2: Hope its ok to do a trip report from over a year ago :confused3 There's a very slim chance that we might get to go disney again this year and it's stirred up lots of disney emotions!! So I thought the best thing to do was finally write up a trip report based on our trip of a life time :cloud9: So I hope you guys dont mind me babbling away on here?? :hippie:

    Well, our posse was just ... drum roll please ... 2 of us, the Bride and Groom. Our first trip to the world was in September 2005 where we got engaged :love: We had an amazing trip and getting proposed to at the end of was the cherry on the top! :cutie: If anyone wants to here all about that trip & the proposal just let me know :thumbsup2 Didn't want to scare you all off with my first post :littleangel:

    After 3 years and MANY MANY MANY conversations & plans & tears we finally decided - a Disney Wedding it was :woohoo: As soon as we made that decision, our faces quickly turned from this :banana: to this :scared1: - How on earth our we going to manage this from the otherside of the pond!! And how many millions of hours am I going to spend planning?! Yep, you guessed it - nearly every waking hour of 2008 was spent discussing disney :yay:

    All the disney staff we encountered during planning were AMAZING. We also used outside vendors for certain things, which I'll natter about later - but they were truly AMAZING too!!!

    I'll give you a little sneak peek bit of info about the trip and then I'll start the report!

    We stayed at these resorts :
    Hard Rock Hotel - Think it was classed as a Deluxe room or Queen suite, can't remember properly. (Great place!)
    Wilderness Lodge Villas - 1 bedroom villa (Absolutely LOVED!)
    Boardwalk - Deluxe concierge room (Would not stay again :sad1:)

    The wedding info :
    Ceremony at the wedding pavillion, cake with Stitch, Dinner on the Grand 1 Yacht and an Illuminations Dessert Party in Japan

    Right, I'll go hunt down some photos and will be back! :surfweb:
     
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  3. JoJo1980

    JoJo1980 DIS Veteran

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    This is us by the way

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  4. SunnieRN

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    Oh wow!! I'm in and can't wait to hear more!!! Can't wait to see more Stitch wedding photos!!!

    Sorry to hear your concierge stay was not good though.:confused: Looking forward to more!

    And oh my gosh, you two are so cute!!:goodvibes
     
  5. JoJo1980

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    Thankyou :hug: Don't worry - there are LOTS of photos on the way and some super cute Stitch one's :thumbsup2 I'm obsessed with Stitch :laughing: So having him at our wedding was so much fun!!

    The Boardwalk itself was beautiful, but we had lots of problems with our room and a beautiful suprise went totally wrong due to a member staff - in theory it was probably just a mix up but it still upset us. I'll go in to more detail later. Other people love the resort and I can see why, those were the reasons we booked - but because it now holds some not so good memories for us I don't really want to go back again.

    Right, back to the photo hunt ;):surfweb:
     
  6. JoJo1980

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    THE DAY BEFORE :-

    I'll start us off with the day before we fly. This was one of the craziest days of my life :laughing: I have never been so excited, nervous, tired, stressed, giddy and busy in my whole life! Our wedding day was soooo easy compared to this!! :laughing: We woke up early as we knew we had LOTS to do, this is how we looked at the start of the day ...

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    and this was me nearly 24 hours later! Yep, you guessed it - we didnt go to bed that night, we were up all day and night and were then faced with a 9and half hour flight :scared1:

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    During the day I had to attack erm ... I mean pack, this lot plus our clothes

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    as well as do a million little bits for the wedding that I should have done months ago :rolleyes1 Luckily, we had back up .. my parents came to lend a hand.

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    Mum got straight to the craft stuff and started revamping my horseshoe - Dad wanted to help and started sorting out my table confetti as I only wanted certain colours. (Yep, we all have those crazy Bridezilla moments!!)

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    This is our furbaby Spikey, the other love of my life :lovestruc I missed him so much!!

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    When we stopped to have something to eat Den gave me the cutest thing ever!! I'm obsessed with Stitch and love anything to do with him, I also collect snowglobes and love Halloween - so this just had me stunned for a while :love:

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    Spikey didnt seem too impressed :confused3

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    We'd all been up all day and night and finally everything was done and packed, leaving us no time for bed - so we just sat down with a cuppa & biscuits and then went and got showered and changed before the taxi arrived to pick us up.

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    Next up :- Day 1 - The airport dress saga, the flight, sleepy Jo and arriving in Orlando & checking in to the Hard Rock :cool2:
     
  7. JoJo1980

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    DAY 1

    The taxi arrived, we stocked it up with all our bags, said goodbye to our furbaby :sad1: and off we went!!

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    We got to the airport, the queue was fine and we started checking in - then came the conversation I had been dreading for months 'Can I take my dress as hand luggage' the lady then started basically trying to tell me 'no' - my whole body started shaking and the look on my face obviously gave her the basic reply of 'well you'll have to put me in the hold with the dress *** I'm not being seperated from it!' so she then phoned a manager who said it was fine :yay: We then toddled off and went through all the usual security saga and sat by the gate. The plane was on time and we boarded with no problems - a nice attendant put my dress in one of the cupboards at the back and Den went and checked on it a couple of times, bless him :love:

    Den was very impressed with the free drink when we first boarded, whereas I was more impressed with the ice cream :laughing:

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    A very very tired looking Bride & Groom!

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    We arrived in good time, did the usual airport stuff, grabbed our bags and picked up our ride - which Den picked months ago & was so excited about

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    My dress had a seat all to itself :laughing:

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    Just incase anyone wants any reviews or anything we flew with Virgin Atlantic from Manchester to Orlando and our rental car was booked through a website uscarhire.co.uk and we used Dollar - no problems at all with anything :goodvibes
     
  8. JoJo1980

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    We then had an uneventful drive to Universals Hard Rock hotel. We stayed there on our last trip but nothing could have prepared us for this room - it was gorgeous and HUGE!!!

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  9. MainStMandy

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    Oh yay! I can't wait to see everything!!
     
  10. JoJo1980

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    After taking lots of photos of the room whilst it was tidy - it was now time to tackle the task of unpacking everything :scared1:

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    Whilst I was doing most of the work, Den took up his usual unpacking position
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    Men!! :rolleyes1

    So, I started attacking him :laughing: Gladiator style!!
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    I had no idea where my sudden burst of energy came from and it kept coming, so we decided to head down to CityWalk and grab some food - whilst I kept wondering why I was still awake??

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    We then decided to call it a night and grabbed some ice cream on the way back to the room - and fell in love with these little boats!!

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  11. natale1980

    natale1980 "When it comes to havoc, nobody wreaks like me!"..

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    I would have loved to have a Disney Wedding!!
    Make sure you keep on posting lots of pictures so I can dream of 'what could have been' :thumbsup2

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  12. JoJo1980

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    It definately was a dream come true :love: and don't worry - lots more photos to come :thumbsup2 You could always do a vow renewal at disney ;)
     
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    Great start!!
     
  14. TiggerTails57

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    Awesome start!! Poor sad doggy :( :sad2:
     
  15. JoJo1980

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    Thanks :hug:


    Thankyou :cutie: I know, I felt sooo bad leaving him :sad1: but he was in good hands with my parents who probably spoilt him all week and he got lots of goodies when we got back too. :wizard:
     
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    Great start! Can't wait to hear more. I had to come check out your ring bearing froggy, I love frogs too and was considering doing this since I have a bazillion stuffed frogs and no need for a silly white expensive pillow.
     
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    thanks :cutie: You should definately use a frog :thumbsup2 I'm so glad we did, its something cute and definately fits the fairytale theme, we got some lovely photos with it. I'll post them on here when I get to the wedding day :)
     
  18. reyasmommy

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    Yay!! Another Disney Bride!!

    I was married at the Poly back in 2001 ! I loved it! I hope to go back for our 10 year anniversary to re-new our vows!

    Your hotel room at the Hard Rock looks nice, I'd like to stay there one of these days.

    Look forward to reading more. popcorn::
     
  19. JoJo1980

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    Aww that's great!! A vow renewal would be amazing!! And having your little one's to share the day with you, that would be so cute :cloud9: We've never stayed at the Poly but it does look beautiful - have you got any wedding photos online?? The hard rock is great, you should definately stay there someday :)
     
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    Yes, it's going to be neat to have our kids with us for our vow renewal! :cloud9:

    I have a few pictures of my wedding on my March 2010 PTR posted below.
     
  21. Lynn5700

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

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    Hey I'm here!!! Can't wait for more girl.
     

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