Happily Ever After…
As many of you know, this last New Years Eve, Hubby and I decided to renew our love and commitment to one another. You guys even helped me pick out my flowers! Well, Since we both are H U G E Disney fans, we decided what better place to have a dream ceremony than in the most magical place on earth?
Disney Weddings Magic.
Like any Walt Disney World experience, they never disappoint. They definitely make you feel like a Princess from the minute you decide you want to renew your vows or get married at Disney.
These are but a few pictures from my album and I ask your forgiveness on loading time or quality! There’s much more but, too many to share in one blog post but, magical nonetheless!
Since we headed to Walt Disney World during the holidays, all the parks and resorts were decorated beautifully for Christmas. Our Disney Weddings wedding planner set us up with photography packages and we decided to go with a photojournalistic approach and got two photographers to document our special day! There were so many beautiful and creative ways that they captured the memories!
What I loved was that I didn’t have to do a thing when we got to Orlando, simply just show up. Disney Weddings has packages that would suit any bride, from the Escape Collection, Wishes Collection, Couture and Memories Collection. So, from the most intimate to the most extravagant weddings. We had everything we need, transportation, floral, cake, photography and plenty of options to choose in each category.
Our wedding planner, Kristin, was so gracious, patient and amazing! She helped us put together every single detail with no stress and everything we envisioned, she helped us with. From lists of hair and make-up artists, dress steamers and to picking our floral decor to the hidden Mickey’s in my bouquet. We chose roses in light pink and fushia and white stephanotis that contained the Mickey ears made from pearls.
Pictured above is Hubby when he was looking out for me and while I was walking down the aisle. We decided on an outdoor venue which was beautiful. It was Sunset Pointe near the Polynesian and pretty much a little island that you walked onto, surrounded by palm trees and water and Cinderella’s castle in the background! For the flowers, we chose my second favorite flower, Tiger Lilies!
Here Comes the Bride!
We had a live violinist who played our favorite Disney songs. When my Maid of Honor and little Junior Bridesmaid and Flower Girl made their way down the aisle, the violinist played “When You Wish Upon a Star” and when I came down with my Daddy, it was “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes” and we ended it with the traditional Wedding March. Our “first” dance was to the ballad, “Beauty and the Beast.”
The days leading up to New Years Eve we had had some rain but, the day of–it turned out to be absolutely gorgeous and warm! We enjoyed our champagne and sparkling cider and our cake whilst enjoying the beautiful views! Our cake was vanilla with white chocolate mousse and we chose the rose drapes design with fresh floral and a Mickey and Minnie topper.
Strike a Pose!
After the ceremony we headed off onto the Polynesian Resort property and took couples pictures for about an hour. We have some great shots on the beach, by waterfalls and much, much more! Here’s a couple shots of us separately and we have tons of really cheesy, romantic pictures but, those are for another time!
Like a Princess.
Walking through the resorts, the staff and even resort patrons all said, “Congratulations!” and they gave us special pins to wear for the remainder of our stay at Disney. Everywhere we went Disney staff gave us their best wishes and at some restaurants we got complimentary champagne or dessert. Also, With your package you get transportation, we had limos to get to and from our resorts and to use for anything we needed during the allotted time.
Happy New Year Indeed!
Since Magic Kingdom was at full capacity at 10 A.M. on New Years Eve, since we were staying at a resort we were able to get in at 3 P.M. after a small reception at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort at 1900 Park Fare. We spent the remainder of our special day to in Magic Kingdom and watched the New Year’s Eve fireworks along with thousands of other Disney park goers and it was a sight to see!
Would you ever consider Disney Weddings for your special day?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.