This time, 20 years ago, I was thick into the wedding planning details! Our 20th Wedding Anniversary occurs this October, on the first of the month, which, coincidentally (?...I think not), happens to be the anniversary of opening day at Magic Kingdom and EPCOT parks in Walt Disney World.
You are cordially invited to a snippet of our wedding celebration via an early scrapbook, 20 years post-date, or, if you attended, here's a little walk down memory lane...
Yes, I was a scrapper before it became fashionable. I covered the photo album myself, armed with eyelet, fabric, a hot glue gun, batting, needle/thread, and a report cover. You will note yellowed, sticky pages, magazine clippings and scallop-edged scissors in use here. I know I need to get these photos out of this book and documented in an acid-free, non-photo ruining environment. It's on my to-do list, but for now they will remain where they are. Nonetheless, these are the memories of one of the happiest (and most fun) days of our lives.
Hard to tell, but we used the glass slipper as a prop for one of our engagement photos. This is the same slipper our Ringbearer would carry our rings down the aisle in. And, yes, we entrusted him with the real rings!
Parental units represented. I also put a picture of my parents on their wedding day on this page.
In case you ever doubted my "Disney flair", these photos will affirm my love for all things magical. I wore sneakers on my wedding day, Mickey Mouse hose and socks and my favorite Disney characters made their appearances in many places throughout our celebration.
Disney weddings were not in fashion at this time. The details of this wedding were created by a little princess who had dreams of enjoying her day with her prince charming through a celebration of family, friends, love, FUN and MAGIC, among the pixie dust.
Our guests didn't have a numbered table assignment; rather, we invited them to 'be our guest' at a themed table...you were assigned the "Aladdin", "Beauty & the Beast", "Sleeping Beauty", etc. table. Oh, and the guests had received a forewarning to expect a day spirnkled with pixie dust. Our 'castle' invitations had Mickey Mouse confetti sprinkled inside.
My Prince Charming literally swept me off my feet and carried me off the dance floor after the apron dance. The beauty of an apron dance is that both Scott and I were able to spend a few minutes with our guests individually, many of whom would not have participated in dancing otherwise.
It was all over in the blink of an eye, and as we headed out of the reception and into our car, our videographer asked the familiar question, "Scott and Julie, now that you've gotten married, what are you going to do next?"
...and, of course, our answer...
"We're going to Disney World!"
So many magical memories of a truly magnificent day. The details are many and far too long for a blog entry, but I could totally be convinced to share them over a meal and a glass of wine with my new dinnerware. Just give me a date and time so I can have the Disney music ready.