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Old 09-15-2009, 02:12 PM   #1
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Amanda & Terrance, 1/4/2011, S/D & ADH - I am a Wishes Bride Now!

Hi everyone,

This is kind of exciting. I have been lurking through the boards the last month or so and LOVE reading what everyone posts about their weddings. It is so exciting and you all have been soooo extremely helpful already! So thanks!

I have finally worked up the guts to make my very own planning journal. I tend to change my mind, A LOT, so hopefully my PJ doesn't get too scatterbrained in the process.

I think I am going to try and keep an index in this first post to help me stay organized and that way in the future if I end up with a ton of stuff, we wont have to page through all the posts to find something. Here goes:



About Us
Just an Intro to Us - #2
How we met - #8
The Proposal - #11

Stuff to Make me Look Gooood!
Dressss! -
Bling - #30
Hair -
Makeup -
Shoooes -


Vendors and the Like
Randy Chapman (Photographer) - #41
Randy Chapman E-pics Downtown Disney - #46

Venues
Il mulino - #48
Fulton's - #53
S/D Ballrooms - #53
Atlantic Dance Hall - #54

DIY
Save The Dates - #22
Bridesmaids Cards - #33

Other Details
Website - #25
Pre Wedding Trip - #40




More to come as I get more done!


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Old 09-15-2009, 02:34 PM   #2
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Just an Intro to us...

The Bride:

My name is Amanda, but everyone pretty much calls me Cookie, hence "DisneyCookie24". I was born and raised in Ohio, in the Cleveland area, but now live in Toledo. I am 26 years old and I have been forever obsessed with Disney... especially when it come to Walt Disney World. I am an Electrical Engineering apprentice, but kind of hate it and plan on getting out of this as soon as I can. But for now, I am very thankful that I have a somewhat stable job during this bad economy.

The Groom:

Terrance recently spent about 3 years in Korea in the Army as an MP. He is from all over the place really. He lived most of his childhood in Utah, and later moved to Texas with his family during high school and some of middle school. Then he was in the army, and now he is here in Ohio with me making me the happiest and luckiest girl ever. This past August he decided to go back to school at Bowling Green State University for Athletic Training and so far is loving it. Who wouldn't if your assignments were to go to sporting events... this is definitely a good fit for him.


More on Us:

Like I said, we are together in Toledo, Ohio and have 3 fur babies that we love and spoil to death. We have 2 crazy cats name Peaches and Lucifer and a black lab mix named Maliboo, who we are so sad that we will not be bringing her to Disney for our wedding... but I'm sure that she will appreciate being spared the long trip.


so, that pretty much covers us with out going into how we met. Kind of boring I know, but it's who we are.

When I learn to add images and pics, I will definitley add some, because they make things more fun to read if you ask me!

How we met post coming up next!

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Old 09-15-2009, 07:21 PM   #3
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Welcome!! I am originally from Erie, PA so not to far from you. I know what you mean about have to leave your dog at home. We have three of them its going to be hard. Can't wait to hear more!
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Old 09-15-2009, 08:26 PM   #4
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Welcome and congrats! Don't worry about changing your mind, you're the bride and you're allowed to change your mind about anything. At least that's what I'm going with! I wish you could bring pets to Disney (and not leave them in a Kennel). We've got one crazy cat that we're going to miss so much, and he's so attached to us and hates to be alone, so we're not sure what we're going to do with him yet.

Looking forward to hearing your plans.
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Old 09-16-2009, 12:38 PM   #5
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Wahoo another Swan and Dolphin Bride!!

There isn't many of us around!!
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Old 09-16-2009, 03:31 PM   #6
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I'm probably going to be a Swan & Dolphin bride too...working out the details now. Congrats!!
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Old 09-17-2009, 03:00 PM   #7
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Ooops

Oh man, I get so wrapped up in reading everyone elses PJs, that I forget I started my own.... bad cookie.

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Welcome!! I am originally from Erie, PA so not to far from you. I know what you mean about have to leave your dog at home. We have three of them its going to be hard. Can't wait to hear more!
Thanks and Howdy Neighbor! I am glad that I am not the only one that doesn't want to leave the pooch at home, but if I brought her, it would just be one more thing to worry about, and worry is exactly what I would do. Not about the wedding, but about her...


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Welcome and congrats! Don't worry about changing your mind, you're the bride and you're allowed to change your mind about anything. At least that's what I'm going with! I wish you could bring pets to Disney (and not leave them in a Kennel). We've got one crazy cat that we're going to miss so much, and he's so attached to us and hates to be alone, so we're not sure what we're going to do with him yet.

Looking forward to hearing your plans.

Thank you! I love that mantra.... Im the bride and I can change my mind about anything.... I need to keep chanting that to myself constantly.

It's sooo hard to leave the furr babies at home, I know, but you will figure something out hopefully!

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Wahoo another Swan and Dolphin Bride!!

There isn't many of us around!!
True that, it was very hard to find any personal perspectives about the S/D, Im just so glad I did find this site, I don't know what I would have done. It's been my own little personal support group, even before I started posting! haha

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Thanks, and Congrats to you as well, hope things work out!
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Old 09-17-2009, 03:07 PM   #8
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How we meet


We have been dating since March 6th, 2008, but we actually met and have been friends since April of 2003. This is how we met.

I was living in Orlando, Florida, participating in the Walt Disney World College Program . During this time, Terrance had traveled to Florida to visit a really good friend of his. It just so happens, that this friend was also my close friend, and neighbor, that I met while I was there. So Terrance and I were introduced and we hit it off well and became good friends even after his visit ended.




A few months later, Terrance decided to join the Disney program as well, so we had a chance to get to know each other more and become better friends while we were both living in Florida. In August, it was time for me to return to Ohio and then in October, Terrance made his way back to Texas. During my Spring break in 2004, I made a trip to Texas to visit Terrance and my other friends. After that trip, Terrance and I still remained good friends for the next 4 or so years, while he was in Korea in the Army, and I was finishing college.

It wasn't until March of 2008 that we decided it was time to have a another visit, and this time, when I went to Texas, we decided that being just friends, was not enough, and so, from that point on, we were "officially" a couple.

We traveled back and forth between Texas and Ohio for 4 months, but Terrance couldn't wait anymore and decided to move to Ohio so we didn't have to be in a long distance relationship anymore. And we have been together, ever since then, living in good 'ole Toledo, Ohio.

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Old 09-17-2009, 03:40 PM   #9
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Hi and Welcome!! I'm a former CP and an Amanda too
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Old 09-17-2009, 05:54 PM   #10
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Can't wait to read more!!

Thanks! When and where did you work? I worked at MK on Main Street at the Strollers... And it surprisingly was the best job ever! I loved it. Great name too! haha!
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Drumroll Please...

The Proposal

WARNING: its a tad long... sorry...

Well, it is clear to many who know us, that not only do we both love Disney (esp. Disney World) but it is also the reason that we ever met.

This is why it was Terrance's original plan to pop the question to me, on a trip to Walt Disney World that was being planned with our friends for October 2009. Well, things came up that prevented many of the group from being able to go on the trip anymore, so we all decided to cancel the trip and maybe try again some other time.

Well, Terrance was getting impatient and decided that he couldn't wait to ask me anymore so he devised a plan that I would be completely clueless about.

First he called my mom to make sure that it would be OK to ask me. Then, he called my closest friends to be in on it. So this is how it went down:

It was Friday, April 17th, 2009 around 5 or 6pm. I had just gotten home from work. Our friend Stephanie called me and asked if we wanted to go with her to see a movie that night. Me, being the lazy person and the penny pincher that I am, was very wishy washy about the idea. Finally, after Stephanie said she has free movie passes and that she needs to use them, and after Terrance became really excited about a trip to the movies, I agreed that it would be fun and we decided to go. We hurried up and got ready and headed up to the mall to meet Stephanie there.

While I had absolutely no clue about what was about to happen, Terrance did have my suspicions up for many reasons. First of all, he had been text messaging an extreme amount (even for him) that day, AND his phone was on vibrate too, which is also a rarity. Turns out he didn't want me to hear the ringer for the people he was texting, because I would become too nosy if I found out that it was my friends. Also, he was very adamant about getting to the mall early so we could shop a little before the movie, even though we have no money, and he is never the one who wants to shop, and of all the stores, he wanted to go into the Disney store (over the sports stores).

So, we get there, and we go to the Disney store, and we shop around a little (I am always happy to go into the Disney Store), we didn't buy anything, and then we head on out. I ask to go into Victoria Secret because I wanted more Coconut body spray and so we go in there. Terrance was acting weird like he was looking for something outside of the store, so I ask him what he is doing... He tells me he is smelling the store... It's Terrance, and not as odd of a response as one might think. So I shrug it off. Then, my phone rings. It's Stephanie, she asks if we would meet her at the Disney Store because she needs to get a gift for her nephew, so we head back over there (apparently, at this time, when Terrance was "smelling" he was looking for some people, because his phone didn't get any service to text them).

OK, so we are back in the Disney Store, and we see Stephanie, and we look around a little to help her shop for her nephew, when next thing I know, Terrance is down on his new looking up at me and asking me some super serious questions. I wish I could repeat what he said, but I was too busy saying "oh my gosh, are you serious? no way, I cant believe this, are you serious this time?" to really listen to the words he was saying. And it's true though, he has gotten down on his knee before, in a very joking manner, and asked me to marry him, but it was never for real, I thought this was the same. Even when he held the ring up to me. It wasn't until I looked around and I saw my friends Kat and Andy and Stephanie all taking pictures, that I realized that he was serious, and that I should probably answer. As you all now know, I said yes, and that is our story of our "Disney" engagement...
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I worked at the Markethouse on Main St...which sadly doesn't exist anymore. I think that might have been my all time favorite job!! My second program I worked at GMR at MGM...I have also been a manager at the Disney Stores and a Disney travel agent...it's in my blood!!

Your proposal was sooo sweet!! I love that you got your "disney" proposal. My fiance was also planning on proposing at Disney but got impatient! We have a lot in common!!!
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I worked at the Markethouse on Main St...which sadly doesn't exist anymore. I think that might have been my all time favorite job!! My second program I worked at GMR at MGM...I have also been a manager at the Disney Stores and a Disney travel agent...it's in my blood!!

Your proposal was sooo sweet!! I love that you got your "disney" proposal. My fiance was also planning on proposing at Disney but got impatient! We have a lot in common!!!
Haha, you definitely have the disney blood, and I'm sooo jealous for it! We sure do have a lot in common! And they are all such good things. Congrats to you!

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Thanks so much! Hopefully I will keep up on the postings, I'm a bit of a slacker, and I seem to get so caught up in reading what everyone else writes that I forget to write on my own!


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It was very sweet, thanks! And I'm glad he got impatient and didn't wait until the trip because we STILL wouldn't be engaged! Ahhh!
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