Guess who got her wedding proofs delivered?!?!?!?! In case you didn’t get enough of our Disney Wedding, I will share some of my professional pictures today. It’s your lucky day! My photographer actually sent us over 700 proofs. I narrowed those down to my top 200 to share with my family, my top 100 to share with Facebook, and the top 15 to share with you…. you’re welcome.
It’s not necessarily the “top” as in “the best”, but it’s the most interesting/most different from previous pics of posted.
The first is of Husband and two of his best friends walking down the deck at the Yacht Club. Our photographer made them put on these ridiculous thick black rimmed glasses for some of the pictures. We didn’t dig them, but we rocked them anyways.
This is the moment Husband and I saw each other for the first time. “Awwwwww!”
Mom-in-law chocking her son…Zoey looking pretty and not getting in trouble, so typical.
The whole bridal party taking a run down the boardwalk.
Our awesome wedding day shoes.
Husband, Officiator/best friend, and myself laughing and having the time of our lives.
The photographer spotted this area after the ceremony and asked us to pose here, and it really turned out great.
The moment Zoey and I realized we are officially sisters.
The gazebo where Husband and I were supposed to be married, (thanks a lot rain). We took a picture here when we were first dating 7 years ago.
Our private party area to view the EPCOT fireworks. All of our guests got to join us in “Italy” to enjoy the show; free of the large Disney crowds.
The bridal party, plus our parents, getting read to “Party Rock” while being announced at the reception!
Mom and Dad gettin’ down on the dance floor.
This picture truly captures the mood at our reception.
If only you could see Husband’s very annoyed face as I smeared icing over his lips, nose, and cheeks.
This beautiful girl caught my bouquet. Can you believe I taught her 2nd grade when I was just a first-year teacher!? Love that girl.
I’m officially done posting about my wedding. Kind of sad, right? Technically we are not legally married yet…still waiting for that darn wedding license to get returned. I’ve been a little stressed about not getting it back yet, but now that I think about it… If we never get it back, we will just have to have another wedding! I’m thinking Hawaii at sunset set next time around…
The morning after our wedding Husband and I knew we’d want to continue celebrating. One party…okay SEVERAL parties…just isn’t enough. We also knew most of our guest would still be at Disney, and we might as well try and get together with all of them for a final hurrah. So, BIG thanks to my new in-laws, we were able to invite every single guest to our favorite character breakfast at Disney World! (Ohana at the Polynesian Resort)
Exciting, as it was to be able to offer such a fun meal together, it was a lot to organize. Considering the fact that our list of guests goes from Texas to New York to Finland to Japan… we had our hands full when it came to communicating any reservations. Thank GOD for Facebook and email!
After sharing our breakfast plans to everyone, and organizing who wanted to eat earlier or later, and who had certain seating requests….we ended up with 5 reservations totaling 87 people. I was on a first name basis with the managers at Ohana by the time June rolled around.
Husband and I stayed the night at the Polynesian, amazing BTW, so I didn’t have to travel very far for breakfast. Still, I was up early, and in the restaurant making sure they had all our tables and reservations ready…which they did. And somehow I managed to get basically everyone at the right tables with the right people at the right times. It was miraculous and glorious…my final bit of organization paid off!
After the super-fun-delicious-huge family/friend breakfast, SEVERAL of us headed to Magic Kingdom, because what more magical way to spend your first day as husband and wife than with twenty something relatives all stuck in line together for Splash Mountain?
We had a blast.
My Dad bought us some bride and groom mouse ears, and Disney gave us some “just married” pins. We wore both proudly around the park until it closed…literally. The Disney Cast Members and most of the guests shouted “congrats!” at us, gave us fast passes, and treated us with extra special attention all day long. Obviously, I enjoy getting special attention, and I really enjoy getting to celebrate a little longer.
The day was spent riding our favorites and all the classic, eating lots of junk, and taking too many pictures…like there is such a thing.
We ended up getting caught in a huge thunderstorm (typical Florida weather) that flooded Tomorrow Land and canceled the fireworks show, but we didn’t let that dampen our moods.
Perfect ending to a great wedding, and a great start to our marriage!
Our wedding was perfect. Not the everything-went-exactly-as-planned kind of perfect, because it did not. Stuff was forgotten, stuff was changed, but none of it mattered. We could not have been happier with how everything panned out. I could write about, and post pictures of it for the next 50 blogs!
I assume most of you will click that “unfollow” button if I do that though, so instead I’ll try and narrow it down to my most favorite moments.
#1 Seeing Husband for the first time.
We decided to see each other BEFORE the ceremony. Thank God! I was so nervous, and seeing him beforehand reassured me that everything would be okay. And seeing his reaction of seeing me was priceless. (Can’t wait to get those pictures in!)
#2 Having my dad walk me down the aisle.
#3 The actual ceremony.
One of our best friends married us. He got licensed specifically to be our officiant. His speech was perfect, hilarious, and touching. I’ll be posting that as soon as I get a copy! Also, Husband and I wrote our vows. We were both really nervous about this, but I’m so glad we did it. It was meaningful and real, and I guess I’ll have to post those too!
#4 This moment.
Everyone of us got our own private viewing area for the fireworks show in EPCOT.
#6 Introduction Dance
We entered our reception to “Party Rock” by LMFAO, and somehow convinced our entire bridal party to put on gold chains, 80’s sunglasses, leopard print and neon accessories, and sun visors. They each did a special little routine as they entered the room and definitely got our party started!
#7 The speeches….OMG the speeches.
My sister and Husband’s sister are ridiculous. They gave us a speech that turned into the famous scene from Bridesmaids. It led to them speaking to me in different languages, staring me down, and even singing to me. For Real. It ended with everyone in the wedding party coming up and singing a song from the Hangover…with the lyrics changed to this…
“What did Peter dream of when he worked on the jungle cruise
Did he dream of playing Portal, or that girl in the bathing suit.
Don’t you worry your pretty blonde heads, we’re gonna get you guys together to prepare to be wed.
And then we’re gonna thank the stars above that are two best friends have fallen in love
Love love lovey love love lovely love love loveeey love love
But since we’re not very good wedding speakers….we’ll just sing you this song.”
Seriously, how are we friends withe the most awesome people?
AND, after all of that madness, one of Husband’s best friends gave us another incredibly sweet speech! I’ve never felt so much love.
#8 The Dance
Besides getting all of our closest friends to come to Disney, dress in neon and dance to “Party Rock”, and sing a speech to us…we also got them all to “learn” a dance routine to perform! Apparently, these people will do anything!
Recently, we fell in love with a scene from How I Met Your Mother. It’s a music video called “Let’s Go To The Mall” by Robin Sparkles. AND, the video game Just Dance made a really funny and stupid routine to it that we became obsessed with. Because all our friends are apparently willing to do anything, we all learned it, and did in front of all our guests.
Luckily, I brought an extra dress for the reception. I was so hot and sweaty from all the dancing, that I could not wait to put on dress #2 and dance the night away.
#10 The bus ride
After the reception, we had charter buses take everyone back to their resort. Somehow, Husband and I got our very own private charter bus take us back to the Polynesian Resort. The ride back was spent reminiscing about how perfectly awesome everything was, and how unbelievably fortunate we are to have so many people who love us enough to be there celebrating with us tonight. We could not have been any happier.
Now, I cannot promise that the wedding blogs are over…but, I’ll try not to be too obnoxious.