Another year has passed and it’s time for another Wedding blog. Today marks 5 years since our special day. Five Years! The years have flown by and yet I can still remember every detail of the day.
I like to write these blogs as it gives me even more of a chance to reminisce. But also to share little aspects of our day that were important to us with all of you.
Being huge lovers of Disney we wanted to see how we could incorporate our love of it into our Wedding.
The Hen Party
Disney first made the involvement at the Hen Party. My sister and wonderful friends bought us all Minnie Mouse ears to wear. My ears were all covered in silver sequins and the girls had classic polka dot ones.
After our main night out, we had a party at my house the next day. Minnie made an appearance again here, amongst all the fun and games.
I didn’t want a Hen Party in the traditional sense of L plates and other paraphernalia. So I was really happy with the Minnie ears and decorations.
Disney On The Day
My theme in my head for my wedding was “Old School Hollywood Party”. I didn’t want it to look too much like a wedding, if that makes sense. I wanted a laid back luxury feel to it, with bits of our personality dotted around.
This was the perfect way to include little aspects of Disney. They may not have been totally obvious, and it certainly didn’t look like a Disney theme wedding, but the nods were certainly there and noticed.
We met a wonderful lady via a Wirral Weddings Facebook page who creates Wedding Stationary. When I met her I instantly got along with her and knew I wanted her to bring my ideas to life.
We kept the invitations very classic, but went a little wild with the Seating Plan design. When we were brain storming ideas, we came up with the idea of the display being in the shape of the Disney Castle. I thought it wasn’t possible as it was going to be very intricate, and needed to be large enough to fit all the seating details on.
But, Devlin Designs worked their magic and we got my Seating Plan display of dreams. It was definitely a talking point of the afternoon.
At the part of the wedding where the breakfast was about to start, we greeted each of our guests as they made the way to their tables.
To give an added extra to this small part of the day, we had Be Our Guest playing in the main Dining Room as guests were taking their seats.
Pretty soon our family and friends were cottoning on to the song and were singing along. They all mentioned how it was “so us” to play something like this at that moment.
We thought long and hard over the theme for our table names. We were going to go with places we had been together, or places in New York; where we got engaged. But we kept coming back to the idea of Disney films.
Once we had decided on that, for definite, that’s when it all fell in to place. Especially with being able to have the display board made in to the castle.
Now it was the HARD task of choosing what Disney films to include. We knew the top table was Beauty and the Beast. After that we chose, Cinderella, Aladdin, Little Mermaid, Peter Pan, The Lion King, Snow White, Hercules, Lady and The Tramp, and Sleeping Beauty.
A selection of our favourite Disney classics.
I created the table name signs myself by downloading images of the movie video/DVD covers and mounting them on to card. I loved how they turned out.
Wedding Day Accessories
Much like the Hen Party where I had my sparkly Minnie Mouse ears, I also had a pair to wear at the evening reception. I bought these ones myself from ASOS and have recently used them on a trip to Disneyland.
As soon as I saw them I knew they were the perfect bridal evening accessory for me. I had the addition of a beautiful lace, pearl and diamante belt, vintage looking dangle earrings, and my ears.
I wouldn’t of had it any other way.
Disney on our Wedding Day
I hope you enjoyed reading this Wedding related post. And I hope it has inspired you to incorporate whatever you love in to your special day also. There are ways things like that can be done without making it look like the whole theme of the day.
Subtle accents across the day are often what I enjoy spotting the most.
I’d love to know if you had a subtle theme like this or if you incorporated something you loved in to your wedding?
We’re off to reminisce more now, and head out for a meal and some gin at a local restaurant to us this evening. Have a lovely day.