Wedding Information: Ceremony: Sea Breeze Point Reception: The Living Seas (EPCOT) Dessert Party: Italy Isola West (Illuminations) Guests: About 80 Bridesmaids: 5 Groomsmen: 5 Flower Girl: 1 Ring Bearer: 1 Color scheme: Blue & Green Theme(s): Vinylmation & Vintage Disney Room Blocks: Boardwalk, Caribbean Beach, & POP Century Vendors Hair/Makeup: Beaute Special Men's Tuxes: Men's Warehouse Officiant: Reverend Kevin Knox Photographers: Disney Fine Arts Photography DIRECTORY: Our story/About us/The proposal/The ring Our Disneyland Engagement Photos Our UP themed Engagement Party Save The Dates & Newsletter Bridesmaids Dresses Gifts so far.. (bridal party gifts & welcome bags) More gifts (flower girl & pillow boy) Planned DIY Projects (so far!) My Dress My Shoes _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Well.. I've been stalking the boards for a while now and posting here and there but I think it's time for me to finally create my own pj! Introductions & Our Story: I’ll start at the obvious place, with the introductions. I am Julianne (most people call me Julie) and my fiancé is Paul. We are both 27 years young and we have been engaged for about a year now. We started dating almost 6 years ago after being friends for a couple of years. We met through work; at the time we were both working at a Best Buy store. We both just graduated this past January (2012) and are looking (hoping) to start our careers; Paul has a degree in marketing, and I have both English and Adolescence Education degrees. But enough about this boring stuff… let’s get to the fun! In the past 6 years of our relationship, Paul and I have visited either Disney World or Disneyland (or both!) at least once each year. Considering that we are from NY, this is a lot. Every time we would go on vacation, our friends/family would respond with “Disney. . . again?” (They just don’t get it ). So naturally, immediately after we got engaged our closest friends responded with, “YAY! When’s the wedding in Disney?!” -LOL Here's us in Disneyland! The Proposal: Ok.. so this is actually a pretty funny story. I’ve read/heard of/seen so many wonderful Disney fairytale proposal stories that happen in the parks (in front of the castle, by the wishing well, etc.). They all sound so perfect and romantic.. I did not have one of those proposals…. My proposal was not in Disney, but it was much more “us.” The story begins that I went away with my family for a weekend to visit some family friends in Rhode Island (about 4 hour drive away). It was Sunday night, and we were on our way home.. about 40 minutes before we were going to be home I texted Paul to see if he wanted to come by my house. He said he was in the middle of making dinner and told me to come by him. Well, after being in the car for about 4.5 hours, you can imagine my aggravation of having to then drive 15-20 minutes to get to his house. Anyway, he ended up getting me to agree, and I went to his house. I was expecting him to surprise me with a plate of food, since he told me that he was cooking dinner… but alas, I arrived and there and there was no food. Now, you can imagine my frustration…. Not a happy camper! Anywayyy… moving on…. Paul told me that he picked up a few Vinylmations (we collect them) and he was waiting for me to open them. This is nothing out of the norm.. we like to open them together, it’s the fun of the mystery. So, he has a few boxed of the Muppets Vinylmations (that series had just been released a week or two prior). Well… to cut to the chase, he made me a custom Vinylmation that he concealed in the box… He did such a great job repackaging it inside of the Muppets box that I had absolutely no clue when I was opening it! (Needless to say, I was not angry anymore! ) [If you'd like to see more pics of the vinylmation, or read Paul's side of the story check out this link... http://destinationvinylmation.com/2011/04/when-paul-met-julie/ - Paul submitted our story to a popular Vinylmation site and they posted it!] Here’s what it looked like: Anddddd… here’s the ring!!!: (I LOVE IT - IT’S ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!) PS: I realize the pics are huge.. sorry, I'm new at this! Ok, that's it for now.. more to come!