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Disney Wedding Podcast
15 minutes | 5 days ago
#451 Lauren & Jake's Aulani Wedding
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 offers her best advice for anyone planning a wedding or vow renewal at Aulani! Click here to see all the photos!
29 minutes | 12 days ago
#450 Aviana & Josh's Grand Floridian Wedding
Today, Aviana Collins shares the story of her ceremony at the Wedding Pavilion and reception in the Grand Floridian Ballroom, plus a welcome party at the Fantasia Ballroom at the Contemporary Resort. Aviana and Josh were the second couple to be married at Walt Disney World after weddings resumed following the pandemic closure, and in this episode she answers all your questions about Disney’s COVID-19 policies at the time of her event. You’ll also hear how they chose Disney for their wedding, their menu recommendations, and Aviana’s favorite memory of the day. Click here for all the photos!
20 minutes | a month ago
#448 Meagan & Andrew's California Grill Wedding
21 minutes | 2 months ago
#445 Anna & Tyler's Hard Rock Hotel Wedding
Today, Anna & Tyler Pugh share the story of their wedding at Universal Orlando’s Hard Rock Hotel just two days before the resort closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You’ll hear how these two huge Harry Potter fans chose the venues for their ceremony and reception, which menu items were the biggest hits with their guests, and how easy it was to plan with the help of the Just Marry! team. Anna and Tyler also offer their top advice for anyone whose original wedding plans have been affected by the pandemic. Click here to see all the photos!
43 minutes | 2 months ago
#444 Caitlin & Julio's California Grill Wedding
This week, Caitlin Mendoza shares the story of her ceremony at the Wedding Pavilion, reception at California Grill and dessert party at EPCOT’s UK Lochside. Caitlin knew she wanted to be married at the Wedding Pavilion ever since she was a child riding the monorail and spotted a horse and carriage carrying a bride to her wedding. When it came time to plan her own Disney wedding, Caitlin added lots of special touches, including a first prayer instead of a first look, a last dance after guests left the reception, and three different Hayley Paige wedding gowns. Caitlin also specially requested Mickey and Donald appear in their “glitz” costumes from a retired castle show at Magic Kingdom—the first time these have been worn at a Disney wedding! Click here to see all the photos!
22 minutes | 2 months ago
#443 Tiffany & Sean's Living Seas Salon Wedding
Today, Tiffany Chaplin Tichy shares the story of her Sea Breeze Point ceremony, Living Seas Salon reception and UK Lochside EPCOT Forever dessert party. You’ll hear how Sean suggested they hold their wedding at Walt Disney World, why they chose their ceremony and reception locations, and what their favorite menu items and cake flavors were. Tiffany also discusses how she chose her floral and decor, including adding the water-effect lighting and decor package available at Living Seas Salon, and where she saved and splurged. Click here to see all the photos!
15 minutes | 2 months ago
#442 Jessica & Cameron's Bella Collina Wedding
This week, Jessica Cristofoli shares how she planned a wedding at Bella Collina in just 30 days after Disney twice postponed and then canceled her original wedding due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You’ll hear how smooth the planning process was, from getting more floral and decor at a lower cost to having the chef replicate Disney’s churro cake flavor. Jessica also discusses the physical-distancing measures put in place by Bella Collina and what she did to make her guests feel safer. And you’ll get her best advice for anyone whose wedding has been put on hold by the pandemic. Click here to see all the photos!
27 minutes | 2 months ago
#441 Danielle & Ryan's Summerhouse Wedding
Today, Danielle Buccilli shares the story of her Wedding Pavilion ceremony, Grand Floridian Summerhouse reception, and EPCOT UK Lochside dessert party. You’ll hear why Danielle chose Christmastime for her wedding to Ryan, what it’s like to use an all-outdoor reception venue like the Summerhouse, and where to save and splurge at the dessert party. Danielle also shares what she would change and what she would do all over again! Click here to see all the photos!
22 minutes | 3 months ago
#440 Stephanie & Andrew's Trader Sam's Vow Renewal
This week, Stephanie Nash shares the story of her vow renewal at Luau Pointe, with a reception at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto. Stephanie & Andrew originally wanted to be married at Disney, but their families were not on board with the idea. So for their 20th anniversary, they had exactly the Disney ceremony they wanted! Today, Stephanie discusses how she chose their date and locations, where she splurged and saved, and how she worked within the restrictions on Trader Sam’s events. She also offers her top tips for anyone planning a wedding or vow renewal at Disney. Click here to see all the photos!
22 minutes | 3 months ago
#439 Angelina & Dan's Shades of Green Wedding
Today, Angelina Bucher shares the story of her wedding at Shades of Green, the resort for members of the US military and government employees at Walt Disney World. Angelina and Dan are both in the US Air Force and had to cancel plans for a Tennessee wedding when they got stationed elsewhere. You’ll hear how Angelina modified their plans to fit Shades of Green, including receiving special permission to hold the ceremony on one of Disney’s adjacent golf courses when Shades of Green’s wedding gazebo became unavailable. And you’ll hear how Angelina and Dan were able to share their entire day—including the reception—with their emotional-support dog, Chewy! Click here to see all the photos!
31 minutes | 3 months ago
#438 Sarah & Kevin's Canada & California Grill Wedding
This week, Kevin Hudson shares the story of his ceremony at EPCOT's Canada Terrace, reception at California Grill and dessert party at UK Lochside. You'll hear how Canadians Kevin and Sarah chose EPCOT's Canada for their ceremony, what drew them to California Grill for the reception, and which resorts they chose for their room block. You'll also hear how Kevin's mom surprised them with the addition of Minnie and Goofy to Mickey's appearance at their reception, plus Kevin's top tip for saving money on floral and decor. Click here to see all the photos!
27 minutes | 3 months ago
#437 Shannon & Gary's Attic Wedding
Today, Shannon Belanger shares the story of her ceremony at the Wedding Pavilion, cake and Champagne reception at Grand Terrace, reception at The Attic, and dessert party at Viking’s Landing in EPCOT’s Norway Pavilion, complete with Frozen Ever After ride mix-in! You’ll hear how she and Gary chose the venues for each part of their day, including how they were able to use Grand Terrace at the Grand Floridian for the cake and Champagne ceremony instead of a ballroom. Shannon shares her favorite cake flavors and menu items, discusses the areas where she saved money, and gives a key piece of advice about dessert party transportation. Click here to see all the photos!
26 minutes | 4 months ago
#436 Molly & Bo's Paddlefish Wedding
Today, Molly Hudy shares how she had one of the first weddings at Disney Springs following Disney’s COVID-19 shutdown and reopening. Due to the shutdown, she and Bo had to cancel the Disneyland Hotel wedding they’d booked, but they decided to plan one at Paddlefish instead—and in less than a month! You’ll hear how they managed to pull it off, including what the mask restrictions were like at that time, her favorite menu items and cake flavors, and her advice for anyone whose wedding plans have been put on hold by the pandemic. Click to see all the photos!
25 minutes | 4 months ago
#435 Katelynn & Matt's Atlantic Dance Hall Wedding
This week, Katelynn Griffin shares the story of her ceremony at the Wedding Pavilion and reception at Atlantic Dance Hall. You’ll hear how she and Matt were able to get special accommodation from Disney for their “Disney Princesses Meets Superheros” wedding theme to allow them to mix Disney and non-Disney characters, as well as what it was like to have Lumiere, Belle and Beast attend their reception. Plus Katelynn shares how they were able to get fireworks photos without having a dessert party, just by stepping out on the BoardWalk at the correct time! Click here to see all the photos!
17 minutes | 4 months ago
#434 Alex & Paul's Grand Californian Wedding
Today, Alex Ekstrand shares the story of her ceremony at Parkview Terrace and reception in the Sorrel Ballroom at Disney’s Grand Californian Resort. You’ll hear how Paul suggested a Disneyland wedding as an easy-to-plan alternative to one at a local museum, and how they chose their venues. Alex shares her favorite menu items and cake flavors, plus the story of how she surprised Paul with a secret song switch during the ceremony. Click here to see all the photos!
18 minutes | 4 months ago
#433 Bridget & Cody's Sea Breeze Pointe Wedding
This week, Bridget Blakeney shares the story of her ceremony at Sea Breeze Point and dessert party at Viking’s Landing in EPCOT. She discusses how her longtime dream of a Disney wedding came true when she and Cody had to scrap their plans for an at-home wedding as costs began to soar. You’ll hear how she chose her venues, how the day flowed from 2:30pm ceremony to 8:30 pm dessert party, and how she was able to surprise her dad with a first look and all her guests with a Frozen Ever After ride mix-in. You’ll also hear whether she recommends Vikings Landing for a dessert party, what her favorite menu items were, and what she would do differently if she were to plan it all again. Click here to see all the photos!
33 minutes | 4 months ago
#432 Jessica & Wenbo's EPCOT Wedding
Today, Jessica Ho shares the story of her Wedding Pavilion ceremony and American Adventure Rotunda reception, along with a first look at Coronado Springs’ Gran Destino Plaza, a traditional Chinese tea ceremony at Gran Destino Tower’s Alcazar Suite, a pre-ceremony cocktail hour in the resort’s Lantana Hall, and EPCOT Forever fireworks at Italy Isola! Because American Adventure requires a later start for receptions, Jessica and Wenbo moved the cocktail hour before the ceremony to be sure guests wouldn’t go hungry. Jessica discusses the logistics of the later timeline, along with how they amped up their reception for Wenbo, who loves to dance, by adding extra lights, a custom gobo, and WWE-inspired CO2 jets blasting the dance floor! And she shares details of their rehearsal dinner at Animal Kingdom’s Tamu Tamu Courtyard, with surprise ride mix-ins on Avatar: Flight of Passage and Na’vi River Journey. Click here to see all the photos!
19 minutes | 5 months ago
#431 Victoria & Jason's Luau Pointe Wedding
This week, Victoria Chernecky shares the story of her Luau Pointe ceremony and Grand Floridian Marina dessert party. Victoria and Jason are local, and it was important to them to have an intimate ceremony with family followed by a larger dessert party that all their friends could attend. They chose Happily Ever After because it’s their favorite Disney fireworks show, and they were able to incorporate other favorites into their celebration, including a churro-favored wedding cake and churros flambé at the dessert party! Today Victoria offers her top tips for saving and splurging to create your dream Disney wedding. Click here to see all the photos!
17 minutes | 5 months ago
#430 Rachael & Henry's California Grill Wedding
Today, Rachael Arevalo shares the story of her ceremony at the Wedding Pavilion, reception at California Grill’s Napa and Sonoma rooms, and EPCOT Forever welcome party at UK Lochside. The size of Rachael and Henry’s guest list prevented them from having dancing in the Napa Room, so they booked the Sonoma Room for the cocktail hour and dancing and had dinner in Napa. Rachael talks about the flow of the event between the rooms, and how they incorporated Magic Kingdom’s Happily Ever After fireworks into the reception. You’ll also hear how using outside vendors for personal floral and transportation saved enough money for Rachael to add pipe-and-drape to the Napa Room. And she discusses the logistics of changing from a ceremony gown into a reception gown. Click here to see all the photos!
18 minutes | 5 months ago
#429 Brittney & William's At-Home Disney Wedding
This week, Brittney Bannon shares the story of her Beauty and the Beast-themed at-home Disney wedding, held at Bill Miller’s Castle in Branford, CT. Brittney discusses how she chose to keep her at-home wedding plans after the loss of two close family members made her consider eloping at Disney instead. She was able to add numerous Disney touches to the event, and she and her mom did everything without the services of a wedding coordinator or a florist. Today, Brittney covers lots of DIY ideas, tips and planning strategies for anyone interested in having a Disney-themed wedding at home. Click here to see all the photos!
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