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Plan your ideal Disney wedding, honeymoon or anniversary with insider tips, money-saving tricks, and creative ideas from the author of "Carrie Hayward's Fairytale Weddings Guide." This weekly show also features vendor spotlights and interviews with real Disney couples.

Plan your ideal Disney wedding, honeymoon or anniversary with insider tips, money-saving tricks, and creative ideas from the author of "Carrie Hayward's Fairytale Weddings Guide." This weekly show also features vendor spotlights and interviews with real Disney couples.

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United States

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Plan your ideal Disney wedding, honeymoon or anniversary with insider tips, money-saving tricks, and creative ideas from the author of "Carrie Hayward's Fairytale Weddings Guide." This weekly show also features vendor spotlights and interviews with real Disney couples.

Language:

English


Episodes

#470 Rachel & Ian's American Adventure Rotunda Wedding

4/7/2021
Today, Rachel Johnson shares the story of her Wedding Pavilion ceremony and EPCOT reception. Due to Disney’s COVID-19-related venue capacity limits, they had dinner first at Italy Isola, then a ride mix-in on Soarin’, followed by speeches, dancing and the cake-cutting at American Adventure Rotunda. In this episode, Rachel discusses how Disney handles weddings with larger guest lists during the pandemic, all of her favorite menu items and cake flavors, and her best tips for anyone trying to...

Duration:01:34:43

#469 Keesha & Adam's EPCOT Wedding

3/31/2021
This week, Keesha Davenport shares the story of her EPCOT wedding, with a ceremony in the Germany Pavilion and a reception at Terrace des Fleurs! Keesha and Adam chose Germany for their ceremony because Adam was born in Germany and was stationed there in the Air Force. Their reception was originally planned for Ariel‘s, but due to Disney’s COVID-19-related capacity restrictions, Keesha and Adam chose to move it to the France Pavilion to avoid having to be in a ballroom—a decision that...

Duration:00:43:34

#468 Ashleigh & Dan's Atlantic Dance Hall Wedding

3/24/2021
Today, Ashleigh & Dan Harrison share the story of their 2019 wedding ceremony at Sea Breeze Point, with a reception at Atlantic Dance Hall. Ashleigh and Dan originally planned to hold their reception at Italy Isola, but the backstage transportation requirement and tricky timing with the fireworks led them to reconsider. The moment they walked into Atlantic Dance Hall, they knew it was the perfect place for their reception! In this episode they share their top tips for cake flavors, saving...

Duration:01:01:45

#467 Crystal & Mark's Grand Floridian Wedding

3/17/2021
This week, Crystal Jacobs Berry shares the story of her Wedding Pavilion ceremony with first look and portrait session at Magic Kingdom, followed by brunch and cake at the Grand Floridian Cafe. Crystal and Mark chose Sago Cay Pointe when they booked their wedding, prior to the pandemic. But they ended up switching to the Wedding Pavilion in order to avoid having to wear masks during the ceremony. Today Crystal talks about Disney’s COVID-19 policies for the ceremony and the portrait session,...

Duration:00:43:50

#466 Dana & Charlie's Paradise Cove Wedding

3/10/2021
Today, Dana and Charlie Chapman share the story of their wedding at Paradise Cove in Orlando. Although they met as Disney cast members and originally planned a Sea Breeze Point wedding, Dana and Charlie ended up cancelling and rebooking at Paradise Cove due to Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings’ COVID-19 restrictions and reduced staffing. Today they share their best tips, including the vendors and menu items they recommend. You’ll also hear about Charlie’s speedboat entrance to the ceremony and...

Duration:01:04:44

#465 Castianne & Dustin's EPCOT Canada Wedding

3/3/2021
This week, Castianne Mills shares the story of her ceremony and celebration at Canada Terrace in EPCOT. She and Dustin originally chose Luau Beach for a Cinco de Mayo 2020 ceremony. But when Disney reopened with COVID policies that mandate masks at all outdoor resort wedding venues, they switched their rescheduled wedding to EPCOT at Christmastime! Because Disney wasn’t doing fireworks shows at the time, Castianne and Dustin cancelled their dessert party and had a cake and Champagne...

Duration:00:58:39

#464 Sara & Sam's Grand Floridian Wedding

2/24/2021
Today, Sara Landesberg shares the story of her Wedding Pavilion ceremony and Whitehall Room & Patio reception. She and Sam originally wanted to be married at Fort Wilderness’ Clementine Lawn, but by the time they were able to start working with Disney, it was no longer available. Instead they chose Oak Manor Lawn, but when rain threatened to make the area a muddy mess, their ceremony was moved to the Wedding Pavilion. Sara discusses the logistics of planning for these venues, her favorite...

Duration:00:50:05

#463 Celia & John's Shades of Green Wedding

2/17/2021
This week I welcome Celia Kucera back to the show! Last year, she told the story of her impromptu elopement after the COVID-19 pandemic postponed her Shades of Green Disney wedding. Today, Celia shares how her ceremony on Mangino’s patio and reception in the Magnolia Ballroom turned out, including which plans changed and what safety measures have been implemented by Shades of Green. You’ll also hear how she surprised John with a serenade featuring members of her college a cappella group,...

Duration:00:49:43

#462 Courtney & Andy's Napa Room Wedding

2/10/2021
Today, Courtney Bronson shares the story of her ceremony at Disney’s Wedding Pavilion, pre-reception at the Whitehall Room and reception (with Happily Ever After fireworks!) at California Grill’s Napa Room. You’ll hear how she and Andy chose Disney for a small Tangled-themed event instead of a huge family wedding back home, where she splurged and saved, and her best tips for anyone planning a wedding at Walt Disney World. Click here to see all the photos!

Duration:01:11:23

#461 Kristy & Stephen's Sea Breeze Point Wedding

2/3/2021
This week, Kristy Houston shares the story of her ceremony at Sea Breeze Point, dinner at Shula's and dessert party at UK Lochside (with desserts moved to Living Seas Salon due to the cold)! You'll hear how Kristy started her day at 2:30 am to be ready for her first look with Stephen inside Magic Kingdom as part of their pre-park-opening bridal portrait session, followed by an EPCOT portrait session and a nap! Kristy also talks about why they chose a private room at Shula's over a catered...

Duration:00:44:24

#460 Jeni & Jen's Luau Pointe Wedding

1/27/2021
Today, Jeni Mullen and Jen Januzelli share the story of their wedding at Luau Pointe and dessert party at Sago Cay in the Grand Floridian Marina. When the hassle of finding vendors and tracking everything on spreadsheets became too much, Jen suggested they scrap their New Jersey wedding plans and get married at Jeni’s favorite place instead! Today you’ll hear their tips for using Luau Pointe, how they were able to customize their “Happily Ever After” fireworks dessert party menu with Disney...

Duration:01:17:08

#459 Samantha & John's Grand Floridian Wedding

1/20/2021
This week, Sam Macchione shares the story of her 2019 ceremony at the Wedding Pavilion and reception at the Grand Floridian Convention Center's St. Augustine Ballrooms A & B. Sam and John used outside vendors for multiple aspects of their "Light"-themed Disney wedding, including photography, uplighting and a light-up dance floor, plus a day-of coordinator to set out and clean up the numerous DIY projects they created. They also added Disney's projection-mapping wedding cake to their...

Duration:00:22:46

#458 Kylie & Ryan's EPCOT Wedding

1/13/2021
Today, Kylie and Ryan Dontje share the story of their EPCOT UK Courtyard ceremony and Terrace des Fleurs cake and Champagne celebration, which was moved to World Showplace Pavilion due to rain. Originally, Kylie and Ryan planned to marry at Bovey Castle in England during a family trip to Europe. But when the COVID-19 pandemic prevented them from traveling, Kylie’s mom suggested they consider Walt Disney World instead. Kylie and Ryan decided that if they couldn’t be married in the UK, they’d...

Duration:00:21:50

#457 Anne & Robert's Magic Kingdom After-Hours Wedding

1/6/2021
This week, Anne Lipcsey shares the story of her after-hours ceremony in the Hub at Magic Kingdom and reception at East Plaza Garden. When Anne and Robert’s May 2020 Sea Breeze Pointe wedding was postponed due to COVID-19, they rescheduled for November 2020. About a month before the event, their planner suggested they switch to an after-hours theme park wedding to avoid the mask requirement for outdoor resort venues, and Magic Kingdom was one of the available locations! Today, Anne discusses...

Duration:00:29:40

#456 Sarah & AJ's Disney Cruise Wedding

12/30/2020
Today, Sarah Beckner shares the story of her Disney Cruise Collection wedding aboard the Dream, with a ceremony in the Atrium and a reception in Evolution. She and AJ chose a cruise wedding to escape the cold and bring both their families together for a multi-day celebration. Today, Sarah discusses the upgrades she chose to personalize the wedding, why they decided to bring their own photographer on the cruise, and how their extended cake and Champagne celebration turned into the dance party...

Duration:00:24:05

#455 Nicole & Chuck's American Adventure Rotunda Wedding

12/23/2020
This week, Nicole Neumann shares the story of her ceremony at the Wedding Pavilion, cocktail hour at the Whitehall Room & Patio, reception at American Adventure Rotunda and dessert party at Italy Isola. Nicole and Chuck chose American Adventure Rotunda for their reception because they wanted their guests to have a VIP, in-park experience unlike any other wedding they’d been to. To this they added a DJ, the Major Domo, a Magic Mirror photo booth guest book, confetti cannons and a visit by...

Duration:00:31:53

#454: Lauren & Timothy's Grand Floridian Wedding

12/16/2020
Today, Lauren De La Cruz shares the story of her Wedding Pavilion ceremony, Whitehall Room & Patio reception, and Grand Floridian Ballroom cake-cutting and character appearance. Lauren and Timothy originally chose Sea Breeze Point for their ceremony but had to plan an entire backup wedding at the Swan & Dolphin when Disney began canceling weddings due to COVID-19. After Disney confirmed that their October wedding was still on, Lauren & Timothy chose to move to the Wedding Pavilion so they...

Duration:00:30:01

#453 Jen & Travis' Luau Pointe Vow Renewal

12/9/2020
This week, Jen and Travis Stitt share the story of their 10-year vow renewal in January 2020, including a ceremony at Luau Pointe, Dole Whip at the Pineapple Lanai, a portrait session at Saratoga Springs, and dinner and fireworks at California Grill’s Napa Room. As wedding photographers, Jen and Travis have had plenty of opportunity to envision what they’d do for their own event, and today you’ll hear their best tips for maximizing your budget and creating a wedding or vow renewal that is...

Duration:00:33:31

#452 Audrey & Sylvain's Yacht Club Wedding

12/2/2020
Today, Audrey Blais shares the story of her ceremony at the Wedding Pavilion and reception at the Yacht Club Convention Center’s Saybrook Room, with a dessert party at Italy Isola West in EPCOT. Canadians Audrey and Sylvain chose Walt Disney World for their 2019 wedding to keep their guest list small—and because they are huge Disney fans! You’ll hear how they chose their ceremony and reception venues, which menu items were their favorites, what it was like to plan from so far away, and how...

Duration:00:27:15

#451 Lauren & Jake's Aulani Wedding

11/25/2020
Today, Lauren Knotts shares the story of her Aulani wedding ceremony at ‘AMA ‘AMA Patio and reception at Rainbow Reef. Although they live in the Midwest, Lauren and Jake chose Aulani for their January 2020 wedding as a laid-back alternative to Walt Disney World where Lauren could live out her dream of a beach wedding. You’ll hear how they chose their venues and selected their vendors, what it was like to plan from a different time zone, and which menu items were their favorites. Plus Lauren...

Duration:00:14:32