You know that little Island at the bottom of Australia??? Jason and Laurens DFTW PJ

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  1. mareeld86

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    Jason and Laurens Aussie DFTW PJ November 1st 2011 Wishes SBP/Marvin Gardens/Morocco Ok so its finally time to start my planning Journal. I have been lurking on these boards for a few years getting lots of ideas so now its my turn to help others out. not sure if anyone will read it or comment on it but i could use some help. We are about 14 months out but being we are all the way in Australia It takes a little more time to get things organized.
    So First things first I will Introduce us. This is my DF Jason and I (Lauren) on our last trip to America in February 2011.
    We did the Segway tour.
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    And here is a nicer one of us.
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    Ok so on with the show.
    Engagement story:
    Jason and I started dating in 2006. we had know each other for a couple of months before as he used to drive my flatmate and I into town on a Saturday night so we could go drinking.... Well after a couple of months we started talking and found out we had a lot in common. so one night I came to visit Jason and his house and we just sat talking for hours until about 3 am I think and that’s where our relationship started.
    Well when my flatmate found out that we were dating she kicked me out of our house.
    So Jason says to me why don’t you move in with me and I was a little hesitant as we had only been dating one month. But I had no where else to stay on short notice so I moved in and as Jason said we will move in together eventually. and ever since then we have been inseparable.
    So fast forward o our 2009 America trip. I had no idea Jason had purchased an engagement ring we had spoken about getting married but Jason was always a its just a piece of paper man. So I just presumed it would be years and children before we got married.
    So we are in Las Vegas on a day trip to the Grand Canyon Being Aussies we wore shorts. Well us not thinking it was winter and it was snowing and Freezing at the top of the Canyon. We were walking along and DF says "God its beautiful up here" and I said "Yeah"" and he says "Just like you" now at this stage I had all types f things running through my mind like OMG its over, What's he done he is trying to suck up for, lost of different things. and I look at him and He gets down on one knee and says "That’s why I have chosen this place to ask you to marry me" Well I just burst into tears and say really and he says is that a yes?? I yell of course it’s a yes and with that we were engaged. (he later told me he was going to put the ring in a snow ball but knowing me I would throw it off the canyon then there goes he ring.... lol
    Here is us after we were engaged
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    and my ring.
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    OK so fast forward 2 years and another trip to Disney later and we decided 22 October 2011 is the date. but the big question was Do we get married here or do we go to Vegas and elope??
    Due to family issues..... We had to decide what we were doing. Well I had no Interest in planning a wedding because I knew my day would be overshadowed by someone else. So I said to Jason maybe we should elope well Jason is fine with this and I'm quite surprised because I know his mum wont be able to afford to come. (she has some health issues.) I speak to my mum and she is all for another trip to the states. So we decide we are getting married in America the next question was where.

    Well after some tooing and froing between Vegas and WDW I managed to persuade my DF that WDW was the way to go. We would be honeymooning there anyways so we could do it all at once. He is now just as excited as I am.
     
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  3. mareeld86

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    OK so now you know a little about me its time to start my planning and what I have decided so far.
    OK so I went to try on wedding dresses but unfortunately the shops wont let you take pictures when your trying dresses on over here so I have none of me in the dresses but I did try on a few. before I went I looked at heaps of dresses on the net but then I found the Maggie Sottero Website and I fell in love.
    This is the Anika
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    The Ambrosia
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    The Alyssa
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    and Finally the dress I have chosen the Chardonnay!!!
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    So to start with I was having green as my wedding colours but now I am having orange and yellow.
    I love a couple of dresses from David's bridal but of course ......They don’t ship to Australia GGGGGGGRRRRRR!!!
    These are the bridesmaid dresses I like
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  4. mareeld86

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    OK next is our location we have chooses sea breeze point
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    We are thinking we will have about 10 people there.
    They will be:
    Me
    DF
    My Mum, (Chris)
    My Sister, (Morgan)
    DF best Friend Nathan,
    His Partner Ange and
    there daughter Tori.
    Jason Mum
    My Aunty Jannine,
    Maybe my dad (but who knows with him.)
    So there may be 10 of us.
    We are still debating where we are going to have our reception so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.:confused3
     
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    Welcome and yay for Maggie dresses - I have one for my VR!!
     
  6. mareeld86

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    OK so jut a little update today..
    Jason and I are going back and forth on treception idea we are throwing up between Key west room at the Grand Floridian.
    Marvin Garvins Room at the Boardwalk or a reception at a restraunt...
    we are thinking there will be 10 people there now so we should be ok to reach a $1000 F/B minimum.
     
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    OK so I am a little Confused... I thought i read somewhere that when you book your wishes wedding you get a free engagement photo shoot??:confused3
    am I going crazy or did i actually read this??
    Thanks for your help..
     
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    Ok so we have booked Sea Breeze point. Marvin Gardens and Morocco for our dessert Party. Now I just have to do a room Block and considering I have never been to WDW I have no idea where to do it.
    We have decided on Pop because that's where we will be staying for some of our holiday. And I like the look of the board walk but I'm not sure because its kinda expensive. Any Suggestions would e greatly appreciated.:confused3
     
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    Hi welcome!! Luv the dresses you have picked out. Look forward to reading more. Looks like we're getting married on the same day..Yey!!:banana::banana:
     
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    Thanks Future Mrs B. maybe we will need to have a dis wedding meet!! Before our weddings.
     
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    tecomagirl Earning My Ears

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    Hey,
    This is looking good, looking forward to sharing your day with you:bride:
     
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    Thanks mum Im glad your going to be there!!
     
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    I didn't know you'd already started a PJ!!

    It's so hard organising everything from here, I always thought a wedding was a wedding, no matter what country you're in, but it just seems to be done a little bit differently in the states compared to here.

    Looking forward to hearing more.
     
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    POST PICTURES even just trying it on! They are so pretty!!! So unusual compared to a lot of dresses now a days.
     
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    Well they wouldn't let me take any pictures trying it on and the lady was always standing there so I couldn't even just sneak one in.....:headache:
    Bec I only started a few weeks ago so it hasn't been around for long.
     
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    So we have Chosen everywhere now.
    We are getting married at Sea Breeze point, Reception at Marvin Gardens at the Boardwalk so our guests don't have to walk to far after the ceremony.:rotfl2:and then we are at Morocco for our dessert Party I am so glad I have decided on all the places because I was having a hard time deciding on a reception location.
    And now we have 12 people including us coming I was hoping to keep it to 10!! :headache:
     
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    That's awesome that you have every place picked out. Are you like me? Can't wait to make it official? :rotfl2:
     
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    Yeah We are hanging out for it!!
    What reception places have you decided on Mrs.B??
     
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    The whitehall room and patio. I'm hoping it'll make a really nice day so we can have most of it outside. hehe. I had originally wanted the attic but they said we couldn't have a DJ there. :rolleyes:
     
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    OK so we got some info about room blocks today and we are thinking its cheaper to see if a dining discount/Free dining comes out for our guests rather than to book the room block price.
    Anyone have any suggestions on this??
    Thanks
     
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    OK so I kinda feel like I am asking myself these Questions because no one is answering!! Well on the plus side my mum is off to America today she isn't going to Disney world though she is going to Disneyland...:cool1:
    And on another note I will be planning the wedding with not a lot of help as my partner has just gotten a contract to work on the other side of Australia and I will only see him for 1 week every so often...:scared1:
     

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