Weddings are so exciting. Disney is magical. Smash the two together and you have an incredible experience!
No, I did not get married at Disney. It actually did not even cross my mind. My wedding was a classic, über traditional church ceremony followed by a fabulous, country club reception.
Both of my sisters got married in 2014. One eloped (smart girl, saved herself lots of stress and headaches). The other chose Disney as her venue. You may or may not know this, but we are Disney people. (I hope you know that.)
So, why am I writing this more than two years later?
I don't know.
Honestly, I am surprised that I have never previously written about that weekend. I am shocked that I didn't share anything from it on the site. Sure, I wrote about the Resort. We stayed at the Grand Floridian. And it definitely lives up to its name.
Better late than never?
The Night Before...
Obviously we had to reherse the main event. It went smoothly. Dad figured out how to take the "perfect" photo... You suck in, lean forward and keep your head up. We nailed it!
Buddy's dream to ride a Disney Cruise Ship Bus came true. That was our chartered ride from the Grand Floridian to Epcot (we stopped at Port Orleans to pick up some straggly wedding guests).
My sister planned a dessert party in Canada at Epcot. It was delicious. Then we were all escorted to a private spot to watch the fireworks.
The Big Day
My sister is a HUGE fan of Mickey waffles. So she planned her wedding around that. It was a morning shindig with delicious brunch after. We moved from the Wedding Pavilion to the Contemporary Resort. The reception was held in the California Grill.
I don't really need to go into much detail about the food. It was yummy.
Jackie and I gave a great speech. We laughed so hard when we were planning it. And I am so happy that we were about to execute it.
Our Disney Sides
We are fortunate enough to live a short drive away from the Happiest Place on Earth! And we take full advantage of it!