I am definitely one of those girls who always imagined her wedding dress and how pretty it would be. What's complicated, is that the image of that dress was constantly changing.
Image via FabulousWeddingDress.wordpress.com
We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming to take a peek at how BW Groom and I, despite our busy schedules, make time for quality dates!
Because I'm a first year teacher, I'm at work late a lot- and often bring work home. BW Groom is a writer/editor for a videography company during the day, and then pursues comedy & improv at night. That means we don't necessarily come home and eat dinner together every night. Wah wah.
So on the weekends, we try to make at least one day/night all about us. We often end up going to dinner and seeing a movie, but sometimes, you gotta mix it up!
So this past weekend, we went to the Museum of Science and Industry's exposition, "Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives."
So, once I figured out what I wanted to do about my bridal party, I wanted to ask them to be in the wedding in some cute way. (Isn't it funny how the wedding world persuades brides that we have to do all these things? I mean really - are you telling me 20 years ago, you could find "Will You Be My Bridesmaid?" cards? Somehow, I doubt it...)
Anyway, I'm a sucker for these things, so yes, I wanted to send cards in the snail-mail asking to be my bridesmaids :)
Mr. Llama and I knew we wanted to create a wedding website. We needed a place for our guests to find all the Disney information they needed, as well as a place to give our own "tips."
However, I've seen my share of Wedding websites, and I really wanted to find something a little more unique than the average site. The trick to this was that I'd never actually created a website at all, so it had to be pretty easy to use...
So we looked at all the standard websites - weddingwire, mywedding.com, theknot...but everything looked pretty standard. Then, somewhere on a top 10 list of most aesthetically pleasing website hosts (or something like that), I found Jux.
Image via Jux.com
Believe it or not, Mr. Llama and I think that it's possible to OD on Disney... sort of (Truthfully, I had written that sentence and showed it to Mr. L and his response was, "Well ... not really!" He likes his Disney...) And even though our wedding will take place there, we don't want our guests to be puking Mickeys for a week.
So BW Dad is super organized. A little manically so. It might drive some people crazy, but I'm pretty used to it, and it makes him an extremely reliable and dependable person.
So... we had just taken a picture with all the cast members at Splash Mountain:
You'll notice that no one seems to be operating the ride, and no one is in line behind us. There's a good reason for that.
The woman on the left-hand side in the black leather jacket is Erin. Shortly after this moment was captured, Mr. Llama introduced me to her, explaining that she is the manager at Splash Mountain, and helped him plan everything.
Then he started to explain how this was all pieced together. The reason why we stopped for the Birthday Button on Main Street? To help the cast members identify me, so they could give us our own boat! Mr. Llama wanted to make sure that no one else would be in our photo. Additionally, he sent her a picture of me, and a picture of himself in the shirt he would be wearing, so that they knew exactly who we were when we got in line. Erin even said that they had a staff meeting that morning, where they went over the logistics of what the plan was when we were spotted!