How many of us grew up watching Disney movies and just waiting for our Prince Charming or Cinderella to show up at our front door and whisk us away in a pumpkin turned horse drawn carriage? I'll be the first to admit that was my dream for the majority of my life. When I found out special couples could hold their weddings at Walt Disney World, in view of that fabulous castle, I about died. So when BinaryFlips Photography sent over the quintessential Florida wedding - at Disney World - I flipped. The beautiful bride had concocted a very special night in which to marry - a night exactly how I would imagine the perfect Disney wedding to be, complete with the ultimate evening capper - a fireworks display. Every little magical detail is beyond a fairy tale, and if you don't believe me (ask the dishes, and) click here for the full image gallery!
Once upon a time, there was a boy name Chris and a girl named Karrie. They met in New York City while Chris was on a vacation. It was love at first sight and a storybook romance. Karrie moved back to her home state of Florida to be with her real life prince after several months of long distance dating. After several years of courtship, this fun loving couple decided to get married in a magical place known as Walt Disney World – a place very close to both of their hearts and a great location for their large families and group of friends.
Their wedding was stylish and casually elegant sprinkled with some southern charm and Disney magic! Wanting to show their guests an unforgettable time at one of the top vacation destinations, the couple made sure every detail of the wedding was special. Like every good story, they hope to revisit and relive their magical day with lots of picture memories. The wedding programs, custom created by hi note, carried on the whimsical feel of the couple’s invitations. The ceremony, officiated by the charismatic Reverend Kevin Knox of A Beautiful Ceremony, gave everyone from California to Florida a breathtaking view of the Magic Kingdom’s famous Cinderella’s Castle as they promised forever to each other.
Karrie wore a hand stitched lace Pronovias dress paired with her “something blue” shoes made by PINK. The groom wore a light tan suit with a coral pink tie matching the fun & flirty Jim Hjelm bridesmaids dresses. The groomsmen sported light tan suits with complimenting blue ties with pink stripes. Since their wedding was in the spring, the couple wanted bright, fun and colorful flowers in the bouquets and décor accented with a touch of robin’s egg blue.
The cocktail hour at Epcot’s Italy Pavilion provided an amazing view of the fireworks show Illuminations: Reflections of Earth, exploding over the skies providing guests a taste of some more of that Disney magic. The guests were then whisked away next door to Epcot’s American Adventure Rotunda where everyone was invited to dance the night away with The Landshark Band under a domed ceiling lit up like the night sky. Sleek white columns enclosed the glassy marble dance floor, creating a cozy atmosphere in this grand room. All guests were seated around the perimeter of the dance floor on two levels. Karrie used hand-made photo booth photo frames that could be used as a keepsake for their photo booth photos to guide guests to their tables. The tables were adorned with a variety of loose and airy arrangements of peonies, tulips, spray roses and ranunculus paired with blue mason jars, antique gold tea lights and glass pedestals to give the reception a touch of the South. Some more Disney magic was brought in with their Madhatter styled three tiered cake with fresh flowers and whimsical decorations.
The magical night ended at one stoke past midnight after a evening of wining, dining and dancing and as the fairy tale goes… they lived happily ever after.
Photography: BinaryFlips Photography / Styling & Planning, Cake, Flowers, & Décor: Maxine Pollakis & Laura Kidd, Disney Fairy Tale Weddings / Cinematography: Ryan Bodie, Studio 26 Weddings & Ryan Bodie Films / Hair & Make-up: About Face Design Team / Wedding Dress: Pronovias / Bridal Shoes: PINK / Bridesmaid Dresses: Jim Hjelm / Wedding Ceremony Location: Disney’s Wedding Pavilion / Officiant: Rev. Kevin Knox, A Beautiful Ceremony / Wedding Reception Location: EPCOT’s American Adventure Rotunda / Band: The Landsharks Band / Stationery: hi note / Photobooth Frames: Photo Booth Picture Frames / Custom Koozies: Totally Promotional