Our Fairytale Wedding
On November 17th, 2015 I was on my way to a Disneyland special event. It was 9 o'clock at night and I hurried to get onto the tram that runs from the parking garage to the park. As I jumped on, a man moved to the seat opposite me, giving me room. I was alone. He was alone.
I said hi, before the tram even started moving.
A year later he proposed next to the wishing well, in the shadow of Sleeping Beauty's Castle. It was obvious, we were season pass holders for life. And now it was time to plan a wedding! But not just any wedding, a Fairytale Wedding!
We started by meeting with a Disneyland event planner, but I wasn't impressed with any of Disney's ballrooms and they were very expensive.
We were left to create the perfect fairytale wedding on our own!
We started with a venue and found the perfect one. It was literally called The Enchanted Manor.
Then the fun started! It was time to decorate!
First, we needed center pieces. Each table would be a different fairytale! That meant for 120 people and 12 tables, I had to use almost every fairytale there was! We decided to decorate each one according to it's fairytale! In the end, we didn't even name them. We made our guests figure out which table was theirs by how it was decorated!
Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Tarzan... We used them all! Adding flowers to make them even more beautiful!
Then I created a Multi Media Seating Chart, with audio taken straight from the fairytales themselves, and made guests figure out which table they were seated at by listening to the audio clues!
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We had a polaroid station where guests could dress up as their favorite Disney Characters, say cheese, and hang their pictures up on a twine clothesline.
And we hung flower mickeys on the door where we were married.
We took a trip down the rabbit hole and created an Alice in Wonderland Dessert table with small bottles of blue gatorade that said, "Drink Me", and small pieces of brownies and desserts that said, "Eat Me"! People loved it! Although my sister did complain that her brownie was broken, because when she ate it, she didn't get any smaller.
We had our guests "sign in" on our custom sign in board, decorated with edible Pirate Booty, and had a Cinderella card carriage!
Our party favors were little Sea Shell Tea Lights that said, "Thanks for Being Part of Our World"!
Because we were older and paying for the wedding ourselves I felt completely free to have as much fun as I wanted with it! So I embraced the theme fully!... but elegantly!
I didn't want it to be cheesy, but I did want it to be unique and memorable.
If you are a Disney lover, or a lover of fairytales, be fearless! I promise you'll love it!
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