David & Syreeta's Cruise Wedding on the Magic

Syreeta

Earning My Ears
Joined
Feb 18, 2016
I think it's kind of cool how folks post their journals and plans for their Disney Fairytale Weddings. So here is our story.
 

Syreeta

Earning My Ears
Joined
Feb 18, 2016
This is my honey and I. We met in 7th grade in Upstate NY by having lockers located next to each other. He had a gum collection in his locker and I thought that was weird. So I asked him about it. That begun our relationship as friends. Fast-forward the summer before our senior year in high school. David kept popping up in all my circles. At work, here he is ordering a sub, walking home from shopping, he'd offer me a ride home and at the start of the school year there he was waiting to drive me to school everyday. Well I started to feel like this guy was staking me! He now admits it was a healthy stalking. Finally this shy guy got up the nerve to tell his friend to ask me out. I rejected that offer and demanded he ask me himself. As you can guess he finally did!
 

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Syreeta

Earning My Ears
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Feb 18, 2016
9 month later we were engaged- September 1998. I was in college so I promised my mom we'd wait until after college to marry. We spent the time falling deeper in love and traveling, movies, carnivals, Renaissance Faires and cruising in the mustang. We spent every moment together holidays and days off. If we weren't in class or work we were together. It felt like the longest engagement of my life. I just wanted to be married already. We planned the wedding for a Fall day in 2002. My colors were lilac and pink (thinking back not very fall like but I had my heart set on those colors). We married among 70 of our closest family and friends. It was beautiful! Here's a few pics of us with our moms and the cakes.Moms wedding.jpgCake.jpgGrooms cake.jpgWedding Dress.jpg
 
  • Syreeta

    Earning My Ears
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    Feb 18, 2016
    After marrying we bought our first home and tried to start our family. It was a difficult road conceiving. But after many years of trying we had our first son. We were overjoyed! Finally we had the perfect family life. But life doesn't not come without challenges. I continued my education and the lord continued to bless us with children we had not planned for. 3 kids in less than 6 years! We were happy to be blessed with more children as we had no idea we could conceive without intervention. The stress came when we both lost our jobs in the turned economy and we were losing our house. To top it off I was continually being hospitalized only to find I suffer from a mental disorder. We couldn't handle it...so I accepted a job out of state and David did not join me. A few years later we divorced. But GOD

    By way of our three blessings we co-parented across state lines and kept in touch. Our blessings:
     

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    Syreeta

    Earning My Ears
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    Feb 18, 2016
    As you've probably guessed by now... we're back together! David moved to NJ to be with us in September a couple of years ago and on the following Mother's Day proposed. We had originally wanted to marry in 2019 on the Magic but felt it was best to spend our Disney money on a new home (well David really had to twist my arm lol). So we cancelled the booked trip and bought a 3 bedroom. I wanted to marry quickly so I was going to marry Disney style on another cruise line but my heart was set on Disney. So I cancelled another booked cruise and am waiting until Nov. 2020 for our Fairytale Wedding. We received our planning packet and I sent it in a few weeks ago.
     

    Syreeta

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Feb 18, 2016
    We set sail Nov. 1st 2020! We are assigned Stephanie as our coordinator. We received our planning guide and pretty much are keeping the ceremony short, sweet and standard. Below are a few elements from our planning guide. We have a few customization aspects we'd like to include but more on that later.

    Guest list: My sweetie, me and our three kids!
    Salon: Makeup only
    Floral: French Roses- Red
    Music: All Disney Selections- requested coordinator send Married Life from Up to ship for first dance
    Cake: Oh the cake--I wanted one of the Mickey themed cake or the nautical themed cake but the expense if more than I want to pay for such a small ceremony/guests. I do have an Etsy cake topper but I must adapt it to be able to use it as it can't be stuck into the cake. I'll let you know if I'm successful.
    Palo- Yes, please it will be a first! Right after ceremony and after we check in the kids into kids club.
    We requested a Day 2 ceremony and will be using the ship photographer but I am totally nervous about this based on mixed reviews but we didn't have professional photography at our first wedding so..... I'll take the chance.
     
  • Syreeta

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Feb 18, 2016
    My sister and nieces stayed with us this weekend. My sister would like to come to the wedding. So she's looking into to pricing. It would be really cool if they could join us. I'll have to update my packet. I'm wondering if she'll mind if we eat at Palo without her? I was kind of looking forward to an intimate experience. Am I wrong?
     

    Karin1984

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    Feb 5, 2012
    Really depends on the relationship with your sister. If you have a good relationship, she will understand it automatically that this is an intimate meal for 2.
    If you think she needs some instruction, better give it to her as soon as possible, be open and clear about you love her being at the wedding and having a family vacation, but at times X, Y and Z, you will split ways for certain events. That's time she can spend time with her own family.
     

    Syreeta

    Earning My Ears
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    Feb 18, 2016
    Really depends on the relationship with your sister. If you have a good relationship, she will understand it automatically that this is an intimate meal for 2.
    If you think she needs some instruction, better give it to her as soon as possible, be open and clear about you love her being at the wedding and having a family vacation, but at times X, Y and Z, you will split ways for certain events. That's time she can spend time with her own family.
    Good points. I don't think she has many expectations but on our last cruise vacation we had every meal together, so you're right telling her ahead of time would help. Thank you
     


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