Trends We Love: LED Bouquet

Thinking of doing something a little different for your Disney Wedding?  Trying to figure out how to add a little flair to your bouquet?  How about adding lights to it!?!

A recent Disneyland bride had Disney Floral create her bouquet with LED lights, which added a soft glow to the gorgeous flowers.  This is a great idea for an evening ceremony or for taking your bouquet to a dessert party.  If your ceremony is in the middle of the day you could place your bouquet in a vase on your sweetheart table at the reception and turn the lights on while the ambient lighting is low.  Or possibly talk to your floral provider about lighting your centerpieces!  I love this idea!!

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Photo by FlowersinLove

Thanks to our Disneyland Wedding Guru Debbie for this article.  To read more about  tips and trends to make your wedding stand out, please visit our Disneymooner Forums

Fairytale Themes: Cinderella

Our Disneymooner Member and Pixie, Katie, wanted to share her Cinderella Theme for her Disney Wedding:

I always knew that I was a princess. And I always knew that I would have my wedding at Disney. So of course, once I was engaged and everyone was on board with a Disney Fairy Tale Wedding, it was decided that the theme would be Cinderella, but not the character, the aspects of the story instead. We would focus on the slipper and the coach, and focus we did.

Even before our wedding even started, we had our theme in place at my bridal shower, we, of course, needed a coach cake

Cinderella shower cake

For the wedding, we started with our locations at Disney, The American Adventure Rotunda…there is no place that looks more like the castle ballroom in the world, no place else in the world that I could imagine floating across the floor dancing with my own prince charming, my new husband.
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And of course, we needed to add Cinderella’s Coach… there was never any question there…
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But it’s the little things that really make a theme…

We chose Cinderella coaches as our centerpieces and used them as ceremony decorations as well

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And made little slippers on pillows to put in the middle instead of floral

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We had the slipper sorbet

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The white chocolate slipper dessert
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Our Sparkling Wishes cake had the white chocolate castle topper
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My Swarovski Crystal tiara and jewelry had a hidden coach
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The table cards were held by little coaches
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We wrapped up slipper bottle openers as our favors
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We had a coach gobo

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We tried to think of every little area that we could tie into the theme and in the end, I truly felt like Cinderella and I did marry my Prince Charming 😉 You can too! If you are a Disney Bride and would like to read my full recaps of my wedding day, join the Forums!

What Theme will/did you have for your Disney Fairytale Wedding?

LeJeune Artistry Review

This review was written by one of our forum members.

How a girl looks on her wedding day is easily as important to any bride as the food or even the groom! For me, looking my best was about hiring a team of professionals.  There was no other choice in my mind than to hire LeJeune Artistry.  In fact, they were the first vendor I booked for my wedding.  I contact her about eight months out.  Her husband, Randy got back to me within 24 hours with my contract, I sent in my 100.00 deposit and I was thrilled.  But honestly, this was the last time I gave any thought to my hair or make up until it came time for my trial.  If you are able to, I encourage every bride to do a hair and make-up trial.  It was so helpful in getting Patricia and I on the same page for my vision.

Speaking of that vision, brides today have the greatest tool ever for finding hair and make-up inspiration.   Pinterest!! I could not believe how easy it was to find the exact look.  I created a style board of hair styles I liked, the make-up looks I liked and it was so helpful.  I did not find a photo of exactly what I wanted.  But I found a front hairstyle I liked and a back that I liked.

Armed with my style board, I went to my trial. Patricia commended me for selecting styles that would work with my hair type.  Ladies-this is key, be realistic in your vision of your wedding and play to your natural features.  If you have fine pin straight hair, know that no amount of hairspray or styling is going to give you a headful of romantic ringlets.  Same goes for make-up, you may love a smoky charcoal eye.  But for some girls, you may have to look to other colors to achieve a look that is flattering to your coloring.  Understand that your vision is a “rough draft”.

Patricia set my hair, then went to work on my make up.  She did a dramatic side and a soft side.  For my 7:00pm wedding, I was all about the drama.  It was great to see both and know which look fit best.  Another reason I was glad I did the trial.  I wanted a “high” front, just like the picture.  Patricia did exactly like the picture and I looked like I was ready to walk on to the set of Jersey Shore. NOT the look I was going for. So Patricia tweaked my look, took her own photos of me, and within 90 minutes. I knew my wedding look.  This trial made for a seamless wedding day.  We both knew exactly how I wanted to look.

photo taken by Egomediaphotography.com

photo taken by Egomediaphotography.com

I hope all brides will have the chance to work with Patricia and her team at LeJeune Artistry.  But if not, follow my tips and you too will be the bride you dreamed you’d be on your wedding day.

photo taken by Egomediaphotography.com

On behalf of Disneymooners I want to say what a beautiful job LeJeune Artistry did for you….. you looked stunning! For more details on cosmetology for your Disney wedding day don’t forget to check out our forums

Trends We Love: Personalized Wedding Hangers

Personalized wedding hangers have been around for a while now and there appears to be no end in sight. Not surprising since these wonderful little extras make for some wonderful photos and memories.

girlandtree on Etsy

TearDropFox on Etsy

Want to make it even more magical? Have personalized hangers made for your bridesmaids as well.

MadeByCRose of Etsy

braggingbags on Etsy

Check out Etsy for hundreds more gorgeous, handcrafted wedding hangers.

Feeling inspired to create your own?

by Offbeat Bride

There’s some great DIY tutorials out there for you. Pick up some cheap wooden hangers and get creative. In a world of endless paint colors, ribbon, crystals, and letter decals, you’re only limited to your imagination.

What your thoughts on this trend?

Planning a Disney Fairytale Wedding? Be sure to join us at the Disneymooners to see what wonderful ideas our brides have come up with for their big Disney day!

Magic Kingdom Photo Shoots

This review was written by one of our forum members, Disneymooner Lianne.

Magic Kingdom Bridal Photo Session – 8/14/11

We woke up (ok, so I didn’t really sleep the night before the wedding) at about 4am to meet make-up artist and hair stylist.  Originally we wanted to do photo sessions in two parks, but we were told that we wouldn’t have had enough time since I had a 10am wedding at the Wedding Pavilion.  I got a call from Trent, who was assisting the photographer Ty that morning who said that he was on his way to pick us up from the Grand Floridian.  It was great because Madison got to come with us and she was very excited.  Apparently, she was the first child in a Bridal Photo Session, and it’s something they typically don’t do.  It was very cool to see all the things that you don’t normally pay attention to when the parks are open and we were the only people in the park at that time in the morning and we didn’t see anyone else until we were getting ready to leave.

Madison even had a little photo session for herself.  And Ty was great because he could see when Madison was getting cranky and he always found a way to make her smile!  He really helped everyone feel really comfortable and relaxed.

Then we went down to the side of the Castle… I really loved how the Castle turned different colors and I have different ones in different pictures.

Then we headed around the back of the Castle for pictures on the Carousel

Also the Sword and the Stone, on the stairs on the back of the Castle, then inside the Castle… this was my favorite part…

It was a fantastic experience and I am so glad we did it!!  It really was magical.

Thank you Lianne for sharing that experience, if you would also like to share your photos of your Disney Fairytale Wedding-Magic Kingdom Shoot please contact yourfairytalewedding@disneymooner.com