To summarize part 1: Comic book “nerd” boy (I use that term lovingly) meets Disney “freak” girl in a bar. Dating ensues and ends with a magical engagement in Disney World.
The typical stereotype is that girls dream about their wedding day all their life. I was no different, and every time I rode the monorail past Disney’s wedding pavilion, I thought that was it. As the reality of planning a wedding set in, I was not quite as sure. Having grown up in New Jersey and New York, all of our family and friends were here and we knew Florida would not be possible for some people. Still, I sent away for all of the information (and still have it – Disney vow renewals are not out of the question!), but ultimately decided against it. It really came down to two things: the people we wanted there and the logistics of planning because I was not about to give up control over any detail (bridezilla, I know).
Since we weren’t going to Disney to get married, we decided to bring Disney (and comic books) to us. Working with several amazing vendors, we had Disney and comic themed tables, a Cinderella coach, 2 Disney-inspired cakes and plenty of pixie dust to help us celebrate. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, this blog is mostly pictures, rather than thousands of words.
I dreamed of a Disney wedding, and while it was a modified result, we still showed that like Walt said, “if you can dream it, you can do it.” Since the wedding wasn’t in Disney, we made it our first and upcoming second anniversary destination (start of a tradition?). Details to come in part 3 of how Disney has made our anniversary just as special as our wedding.