Welcome back to find out about the rest of our wedding! I decided to give you a little info and a lot of pictures, since our wedding was a few years ago. I could go day by day, because I remember every little detail from being late to rehearsal because I was getting my nails done to the end of the night when we were leaving Epcot and it was raining. So let’s start with some details, and I’ll throw in some throughout the pictures.
- Wedding Ceremony at The Wedding Pavilion with organist, Trumpeters, & Major Domo
- Wedding Reception at The Living Seas Salon
- Flowers & Centerpieces done by Disney Floral (They did all of the decorating, even the items I brought for setup)
- DJ through Disney Entertainment
- Buses and Limousine booked through Disney & provided by Meers (We had to use buses since we had our event in the park.)
- 2 Caricature artists provided by Disney
Mickey & Minnie Mouse in formal attire provided by Disney
Wedding Videography & Magic Kingdom photo shoot by Disney Event Photography
Wedding Photography by Randy Chapman Photography (I highly recommend him!! He is awesome and gets every picture, but you don’t notice he is there.)
Wedding Makeup by Beaute Speciale (I also recommend them. They did an amazing job!)
Now on with the Pictures!!!
[caption id="attachment_169" align="alignnone" width="300"] The Save the Dates Disney provided. They mailed out the ones we gave them addresses for and sent us extras.[/caption]
Our Rehearsal in the conference center at The Grand Floridian.
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="448"] Wedding Rehearsal[/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="448"] Rehearsal Cake at O’hana’s in the Polynesian. Chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting and covered in chocolate ganache. It was tasty![/caption]
GETTING READY!![caption id="" align="alignnone" width="448"] Getting my hair & makeup done[/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="448"] Finishing up before I go to get married[/caption]
The guys wore all black suits with a pinstripe. My husband did not want formal tuxedos, so he picked out these suits. Disney gave us a list of vendors who deliver to their hotels. I gave the florist creative control with the flowers, but I told her the colors I wanted to use. My other request was that my flowers were very colorful and the bridesmaid flowers were mainly white. I liked the contrasting colors to our dresses.
This is Richard. They give you an official train carrier for your dress until your ceremony. He works at The Grand Floridian and is so sweet.
CEREMONY PICTURESI love this picture. It captures the child in me that Disney brings out![/caption]
[caption id="attachment_124" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Guestbook table with Disney markers/stampers[/caption] [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="200"] Table identifiers were Disney movies. I made the table identifiers with a printable invitation and scrapbooking stickers. Easy DIY![/caption]
Our sandcastle centerpieces and toasting glasses.
Major Domo & Trumpeters. Our first dance. Yes, we did take lessons. It was really fun and at some point we’ll take more.
Our best man speech. He ended it by having my husband place his hand on top of mine and then said “It’s been my please to be able to give you the upper hand over Samantha.”
Our buffet was spectacular. The food was superb and we have had hosts who served our plates!
Our gorgeous cake made by The Grand Floridian bakery. After the cake was served, they put small pieces in these cake boxes, which we supplied, for guest to take.
The Kid’s Night Out room. Luckily, there was a small room off our reception area so the parents were right outside!
This is the rest of our reception. The DJ was great and the dance floor was always moving. I even let loose a little!
We were fortunate enough to have everything we wanted and not have to cut anything and our wedding still came in around the cost of an average Florida wedding. If you are considering a wedding at Disney, do not be discouraged because you think it will be way too expensive. The Disney Wedding team does a great job at working to stay within your budget and making great suggestions. Also, it is just a great way to have a wedding and not worry because it can be as much Disney or no Disney at all. My biggest piece of advice if you do have a wedding at Disney is to relax and let them take care of you. I read a lot about people upset with things at their wedding. Now if you want to control every single little thing, then you should not have a wedding planner. I let them do their job and did not hound them about anything, and for that I think they went above and beyond for us! They even brought a bunch of Disney ponchos for our guests at the end of the wedding because it was raining! To put it in perspective, my husband and I agree that for this once in a lifetime party, we would have taken out a loan if we had to. I know that sounds crazy, but how many times will you get to do a personalized special event at Disney! If you have any questions, just leave a comment or send me an email and I will answer it to the best of my ability. I won’t give $ figures as that has changed since our wedding.
If you missed it, here’s Part 1!