"I brushed my teeth, and I don't have cooties." An August DFTW and Disneymoon TR

Discussion in 'Disney Trip Reports' started by MeghanEmily, Sep 17, 2017.

  1. amalone1013

    amalone1013 DIS Veteran

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    I'm here and reading! Your MK pictures were just so gorgeous they broke my work computer, which is where I do most of my Dis-ing :)

    They are amazing though! Just stunning.
     
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  2. ariane37

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    I think ALL your pictures are amazing :love: I know I'm showing my age however I'm not sure how I feel about the whole "first look" thing, but I do absolutely love the one of you tapping Nathan on the shoulder. It's one of my favorites!
    I know exactly how you feel about things seeming to be a blur that day lol. You remember but you don't; the day just goes by so quickly after so many long, long months of planning! The wonderful part though is that although it went by fast you have all these gorgeous pictures that captured special moments. Can't wait to see more!
     
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  4. MeghanEmily

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    Hi, friends! Just popping in to say "Hello." I just got back from a week off school for a "study break," and yet, somehow I'm still woefully behind on most of your TRs, and I still don't have another update finished for mine. Hopefully very soon! I spent my break doing a full overhaul of our condo, and we donated a few totes of things to the thrift store (which supports Big Brothers, Big Sisters,) and a few bags of clothing to an organization that sells them to raise money to fight animal abuse. I also was hired to take a few pictures of my step-sister's new baby. She's nearly 6 weeks old now, so it was a challenge to keep her quiet and sleepy long enough to get the pictures. I don't have my SD card with me at the moment, but I'll share a couple pictures when I do my next update. Finally, this morning we awoke to our first snowfall...which is difficult for me to say...in fact, when we got up this morning all I managed to tell N was that "the rain looks a little thick this morning..." Uggh. It's supposed to rain tonight and off and on the rest of the week, so I'm sure it won't be sticking around, but it's still hard to see it and think of what's to come!! A couple of winters ago we had what we called the "Snowpocalypse," and I never want to go back there again.
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  5. ashw100

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    I am sorry you weren't 100% happy with the pictures. I think you both look incredible though. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  6. Bethislucy

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    Snow :) I wish we would get a least 1 good snowfall here. I love it but we don't get it often.
     
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  7. MeghanEmily

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    Thank you!! :hug: Who knew our photos had such unyielding power over technology!?

    Thank you!! :hug: Yeah, I get that. The "first look" craze is pretty new, and it's definitely not for everyone. I never imagined having a first look, but when we booked the MK shoot the same morning as the wedding and we knew we'd see each other before the ceremony it made sense. I'm less traditional than a lot of people I know when it comes to small things where I don't understand the origin (like not seeing each other before the ceremony) so it didn't really bother me much that we were skipping that tradition, but I did want to document the moment we saw each other all dolled-up and excited to marry each other. :lovestruc

    Thank you! :hug:

    Snow = yuck. It's pretty when it falls softly into a nice blanket on Christmas Eve/Christmas morning, or on New Year's Eve once everyone has already arrived wherever they'll be for the night. But otherwise it can stay away! ::yes:: In all reality, I don't really mind snow or being cold all that much. Sometimes it's even fun. But what I don't like is walking in slush or freezing rain, trudging through snow that makes your feet slip and is a huge leg work out, slipping on ice and getting bruises, or having to drive anywhere in bad winter weather and sometimes having to cancel something or miss school/work because mother nature decided to throw up on us! And that describes 90% of our winter experience here as adults! :rotfl:Hmmm...I sound a little bitter. :laughing:

    But I hope that you get one nice surprise snowfall this year! Everyone deserves that marshmallow world feeling once in a while!
     
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  8. thumper*

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    Hi Meghan I'm loving your updates, but I had to limit my quotes or you wouldn't have time for much of anything else.

    Yikes early wake up. I love your makeup even if it's not exactly you, it look beautiful in your pics.

    Funny story about "Matts" name

    Yes it did.
    I love all your pics they came out marvelous. You and N look so great together. These are my faves along with the one of you and N buy the statue in front of BOG.

    Neat I just assumed they cleaned after park closing at night, interesting.
     
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  9. MeghanEmily

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    Thank you! :hug: You're too kind! We both definitely felt like our best selves all dolled up that morning though...at least until the sweating took over. :laughing:

    Thank you! I love those ones, too. It will be so neat to go back now and have these memories whenever we go somewhere like BOG, or the Canada Pavillion, etc.

    Yeah, me too. I wouldn't be surprised if they do that also though. It's such a big place, and I'm sure after a day of guests being in the park there's always lots of resetting and cleaning to do.
     
  10. MeghanEmily

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    Hi, again! While I'm still working away on an update, here are some cute pictures I took last week of a cute baby! This is my [step-]niece, Isabella. Her mother isn't sharing many pictures of her on Facebook because she wants to limit her online presence until Isabella is old enough to decide for herself whether she wants to be online...which I can totally respect and partially agree with...but there are no rules against sharing her with my Disfriends!

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  11. missjackiemcg

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    Good gravy!!! Could she BE any cuter!?

    I am in love with the big yawn in the red tutu. She is adorable, and your picture taking skills are awesome. You should see all Jimmy's baby pictures...at least I got him in the frame!! LOL
     
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  12. thumper*

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    Isabella is absolutely adorable, so sweet.
     
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  13. Happiest.Haunt_999

    Happiest.Haunt_999 An aura of foreboding...

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    She is sooooooooo cute!!:cutie:
     
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  14. MeghanEmily

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    Thank you!! :hug: I'm very much an amateur hobby photographer, but I got a few tips from Nathan's photographer sister, and I did a lot of blog-reading online. She makes it easy with how sweet she is...and also incredibly challenging with how busy and easy to rouse she is! :P

    Thanks! We think she's pretty cute!

    She really is! :lovestruc
     
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  15. amalone1013

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    Those are too precious. I love that big yawn.
     
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  16. SOrlando114

    SOrlando114 Earning My Ears

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    Oh my goodness! She is absolutely precious!
     
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  17. Heidi Lou

    Heidi Lou The Mouse's Biggest Fan!

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    She is adorable!!!! Great job.
     
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  18. MeghanEmily

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    WEDDING DAY: "The Secret Garden" — couple's photos
    Disney Day 3 - Part 3

    There's not much text required for this update, so I'm just going to mostly do a big ole' photo dump! But after we finished at the Magic Kingdom from the last update, we loaded back up into the shuttle vehicle and drove through the MK backstage areas, back onto the normal roads, and then into backstage areas at Epcot. That's where we lost "Matt," and Amanda took over as our driver. During the drive, I snacked on a cliff bar and tried to stay awake. Then we entered the Canadian Pavilion area, and Amanda started taking our couple's photos.

    Side note: originally we were scheduled to take photos as a couple following the ceremony, and we were given an included limousine to transport us to and from the ceremony. Leading up to the ceremony, I looked at our event order and realized that we would have transportation for our photo shoot anyway, so I asked if we could take that directly to the ceremony, use our guests' shuttle transportation to leave the ceremony with them, and use our limo at another time. That would mean we would arrive at Epcot early for the ceremony, and that our guests would have to wait for us to finish our photos after the ceremony in order for us to all travel back together...so I just asked if we could do our couple's photos before the ceremony...which had never occurred to any of us before. It worked perfectly! And it also meant we were slightly less sweaty in these photos than we were when we left the ceremony a couple of hours later.

    Another side note: During this 30-45 minutes is also when the sun's heat was emerging in full force...and the sweatiness became a real thing. We stayed relatively "fresh" for photos, but I reached a point of serious slippery-leg-under-the-giant-dress-swimming-in-sweat situation! Too much information?? Never!! I give you all nothing but the 100% truth!

    We started down below around where the Canada film is...

    (Sorry in advance for how massive these photos are. I find if I resize them on imgur they're sometimes coming out kinda grainy, and I'm not super with technology, so this is what we get...)

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    Amanda asked us if we minded getting a little damp. I'm a sucker for a good picture, so I'll happily withstand pretty much any environment if you're holding a camera...

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    The overspray from the waterfall was so dreamy. :lovestruc

    Then more pathway pictures...

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    Then we headed over to the more "garden"/landscaped areas.

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    I always knew the Canada pavilion was pretty beautiful, but I developed more of an appreciation after this photo session.

    She photographed my bouquet, N's "prince charming" coin (which you may remember from my PTR—a gift mailed to us before the wedding from DFTW,) and a few individual portraits.

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    Then she opened up a gate, and we were allowed to actually for real walk around in the quaint garden area that's blocked off for guests!

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    This was one of the cool extras involved in having an Epcot wedding, because even though we only paid for one in-park shoot, we ended up getting photos in both the MK and Epcot. Our photos were limited to only Canada and none of the other WS countries, of course, but still a wonderful perk!
     
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  19. MamaCoop

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    Meghan! Your photos were amazing! I love the interaction between you and N. It was clearly a magical experience!:love:
     
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  20. missangelalexis

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    What stunning photos in the Canada pavilion! That really is awesome that you were able to get photos in both MK and Epcot!
     
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  21. absolutmey

    absolutmey back for the 2018 PHM!

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    I read before that you weren't 100% happy with your makeup, but I just wanted to say that I think it came through beautifully in your photos. :)
     

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