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Old 09-19-2010, 09:07 PM   #1
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Shawna & Edward's January 4, 2011 Escape Wedding

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I have been viewing everyone's threads and always wanted to do one. I thought that maybe since we were only 3 months away there was no sense. But as you can see decided I would do it anyways. Here is a bit about myself and DF.

Shawna--> I am 32 (33 in Dec) who works as an Administrative Assistant at a children's hospital.
Edward--> He is 41 (42 in Nov) who works in IT at the same hospital different building.
Brianna--> She is 13 who is in grade 8



Edward and I met in February 2006 at the hospital that we work at. At the time I was living with my parents and Edward had just finished building a house. After dating for a couple of months we discussed Brianna & I moving in with him sometime before school starting. We knew we wanted to be together and didn't want Brianna starting school and then having to switch throughout the year, so in August we moved in. By this time my older sister and her family were planning a trip to Disney for the up coming December and Edward thought it would be a great time for us to go as well. So we booked the trip for Dec. 16-23/06 and flew down. I had been to Disney when I was 9 years old and just remember a little about the trip and this was Edward's first trip along with Brianna of course. After flying back home we knew we wanted to go back, but just didn't know when we would. After some discussion about trying to drive the next time to save money as we spent $2500 for the 3 of us to fly. We planned a trip for Dec. 2007. We left Dec. 10th and took 3 days to drive down and stayed for 14 days.

Our next trip was the following Dec. 2008 and left the day after my birthday, Dec. 5th. We were gone just over 3 weeks. We decided to stop in New York for a day and then stop in Washington. This year Edward's family was coming with us (Mom, Dad, Brother and sister-in-law). This was also the year that Edward proposed to me at Chef Mickey's.



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The only people that knew were his parents and mine. Of course I said yes and we knew right away that we wanted to get married at Disney. Since Edward loves to save and pay for everything before going we knew that we had to wait to save money along with some others that were going to join us.

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So we decided on January 4th, 2011 at SBP at 2:30pm and on our 2009 trip went to view the location. We fell in love as soon as we seen the boardwalk. It was amazing. Course the day we went was in the high 80's.



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I was on the countdown until we could contact Disney to book the day. I was so nervous that we wouldn't get the date/time that we wanted, but all worked out. We dealt with Kristi Davis as first who sent us the contract to review and sign. After signing we were placed with Tanis Armstrong for our wedding coordinator.

Edward and I knew that we didn't want to spend a huge amount on the wedding as we don't want to go into debt for a wedding. We would rather save the money to go back to Disney more. So we only upgraded the pictures, and I bought the 3 girls the wands. Since I will be having the calla lillies I had the wands upgraded with 3 calla lillies per wand @ $60 (my older sister, my younger sister and my daughter). We also have Edward's brother standing as the best man. We also bought the Mickey's for girls flowers.

Edward has always wanted to stay at Animal Kingdom Lodge so we will be checking into POP on Dec. 27th (we drive down on Dec. 25th) and then to AKL on Jan. 2 until the 8th when we leave. My daughter decided she would rather fly with the rest of my family so they will be arriving on the 29th of Dec. Edward's family as they are drivers also will be leaving the same day as us. We will be doing it in 2 days as we have been the last couple of years so we usually do a 19 hour day the first day. Thanks to Edward for being able to do this all himself as I look out the window and nap.

In January I found the dress of my dreams. I didn't plan on buying a dress but once I tried it on I knew it was the one for me. Im not a huge fan of the long tails (or trains that im sure everyone calls them).



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I wasn't really sure what shoes I wanted. I am already tall enough at 5'10 and I really don't like heels. Edward is about 6'5 so heels wouldn't be an issue to push me over being taller than him. But he does wear brogue shoes all the time. Here is a picture



Here is a picture of mine that I found.



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I seen another pair that I had bought but ended up returning once I found these. I made a joke one night saying how funny it would be if we had the same shoes. Edward agreed and so I went and bought them. They do look good with the dress but you can only see them of course when you lift the dress up.

Well this is it for me for one night. Hope whoever reads this enjoys.
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:32 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome. Great story. I love the pic of your DF on his knee and Pluto in the background. Too cute. Your wedding dress is really pretty. I love all that detail and the lace up back. I think its cute that you're both wearing the same shoes. It'll make a great photo op. I'm looking forward to reading more.
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:22 AM   #3
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Hi and welcome. Great story. I love the pic of your DF on his knee and Pluto in the background. Too cute. Your wedding dress is really pretty. I love all that detail and the lace up back. I think its cute that you're both wearing the same shoes. It'll make a great photo op. I'm looking forward to reading more.
Thanks for taking the time to read. I was a bit nervous as when I tell stories im all over the place

I had mixed opinions about wearing the same shoes, but at the end of the day it's our wedding and this is what we wanted. I think it will look great.

I will have more up shortly.
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Old 09-20-2010, 03:47 PM   #4
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I say it's your wedding. It's about what you both want, what fits your personalities, and about making memories that you can both look back on and enjoy.
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Old 09-20-2010, 03:54 PM   #5
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I love that your shoes match! I think it's very cute.

Surprisingly, my DF is very much into the whole matchy match thing
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Old 09-21-2010, 07:10 PM   #6
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I love that your shoes match! I think it's very cute.

Surprisingly, my DF is very much into the whole matchy match thing
I think having the same shoes was a good idea. I know some think it's corny but not I Im excited.
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Old 09-21-2010, 07:46 PM   #7
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It seems that when I read everyone's PJ they have all these things that need to be done. Yet when I sat down to write I thought "what do I write". Really everything is done. I didn't upgrade much as I said previously as we only want a small wedding and no debt. I do still have to pick my hair style. Here are some that I was looking at.



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I find it very difficult to pick a hair style. So I think I will wait until the last minute.

I do have to pick up the girls some Jewelery for the wedding. I have a friend that will be going down the beginning of Dec and asked if she could pick them up. Here is a pic of the necklace



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Our wedding will be taking place at 2:30 so we decided to have a reception at my parent's place that they will be renting and order catering. This will allow the ones who are not within the wedding to join us after. I found that having it there would give us more opportunity to chat with everyone equally and not have to scream down a table. In a month or so we will decide where to order the catering.

We also have the bridesmaid dresses. They are Aqua and strapless. Once I get a picture I will post. We are in the process now of trying to find them shoes.

Well I am off for the night. Work tomorrow.
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I really like the first hair style. Also that necklace is really cute. I think you're right about a small wedding and no debt. Good for you for sticking to it. At first that's what I wanted and than I got swept away in it all. Now I'm trying to reign myself in
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I really like the first hair style. Also that necklace is really cute. I think you're right about a small wedding and no debt. Good for you for sticking to it. At first that's what I wanted and than I got swept away in it all. Now I'm trying to reign myself in
My first thought was to go with the first one. But I will probably wait as long as possible.

I do love the necklace and will be ordering them and having them shipped to POP. My friend will be going the beginning and Dec. and will bring them back so I can give to the girls on Christmas day.

It`s hard not to get carried away with the wedding. But DF is great with money and will explain that we don`t really need it. LIke I said I always come up with the ideas and DF will yay it or nay it. lol
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I have now booked my appointment to have my dress altered on November 4 both mother and myself will go and see what needs to be taken in.

I also am surprising my DF with a trip to Kennedy Space Centre as he has always wanted to go. I have purchased tickets for Jan. 3 the day before the wedding with all the guys. While the guys are doing this the girls will be off having lunch and going to the spa.

I still haven`t decided when I should tell him. Anyone have any good ideas.

Also, before my family arrives, DF, BIL, & FIL will be doing the Richard Petty driving on 29th of Dec. So I will be there taping that. Im excited to see that.

I just feel now that there isn`t much for me to do besides do the count down. So I guess that is all I can do for now.
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I think that sounds like such a fun idea for the guys to do Kennedy Space Center while the girls lunch and spa. How many days before the wedding are you guys arriving? Maybe what you could do is get him a card and tell him it's an early wedding present from you? Give it to him the day you arrive. Just an idea.
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I think that sounds like such a fun idea for the guys to do Kennedy Space Center while the girls lunch and spa. How many days before the wedding are you guys arriving? Maybe what you could do is get him a card and tell him it's an early wedding present from you? Give it to him the day you arrive. Just an idea.
Edward mentioned to me last night about trying to make the shuttle in Feb. He has been wanting to go and he does so much for me, this is the least I can do. We arrive on Dec. 27th, so a week before the wedding. The family arrives on the 29th. I think giving it to him the day before is a great ides. I hate keeping secrets, im just bursting inside to tell him. And it's funny, we always joke about how I can't keep anything in and here I am holding this in Thanks a bunch for your help.
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Nice report so far! And what a GREAT FRIEND to pick up those necklaces for you. You must be so lucky to have such a GREAT FRIEND!

Ha ha ha ha.

Nice pictures!

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Nice report so far! And what a GREAT FRIEND to pick up those necklaces for you. You must be so lucky to have such a GREAT FRIEND!

Ha ha ha ha.

Nice pictures!

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I am super lucky to have a great friend to pick those up fo rme. And a great friend to shout out the countdown to in the halls!!!
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Old 10-04-2010, 08:08 AM   #15
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As I mentioned before I really don't have much to write about as we are not doing any huge upgrades. But I did decide to have Wedding By Crystal take care of our hair and makeup. I really haven't seen to many people on the boards discuss her so im hoping she is good. I also have Rev. Jack Day booked and our vows are sent back. We still have to order the catering which we will do sometime in November. I also have my wedding alterations booked for Nov. 4th.

We also need to purchase some shoes for the 3 girls in the wedding so hopefully this month we can find something. The ones we had ordered did not fit them all that well. Shoes seem to be the hardest thing to find. I haven't posted pics of the girls dresses but I will once I get a pictures of them. They are a aqua color. I had wanted to go with Brown but they were quite expensive and we found the aqua ones for way cheaper, and they are nice.

The other thing that is done is flights. As Edward and I drive, my daughter wanted to fly with my family. The travel agency went through US Airlines and they are charging $25 for 1 bag, $35 for 2 and $100 for 3 or more. That is crazy. How are you going to charge people for bags. I can see if they are bringing more than 1 per person. We will be taking Brianna's down with us in the car anyways, but my older sister has 4 in her family, im sure they need more than just one bag. That price can add up.

Today is 3 months until the wedding. I can't believe how quickly it is approaching!

Well off to work I go since that is what im suppose to be doing.
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