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Having a Disney Fairytale Wedding!

Did you know you can get married at Walt Disney World or at any Disney destination that would be magical for you?  Just imagine saying I Do in the Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, on a Disney Cruise or at Aulani in Hawaii.  Well it is all possible with a Disney Fairytale Wedding package.  Here is some information to get started planning your Disney wedding or vow renewal.

 

 

-Your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner can go over the Disney Weddings packages to learn more about pricing and tools to help you plan.

 

-You will have a Disney Wedding Planner that will help you every step of the way and will turn your dreams into reality.

 

 

-Disney Weddings can be affordable. There are different packages to choose from.  The Escape package starts at around $7,000 and the Wishes package begins at $12,000.  You can customize add on’s such as arriving in Cinderella’s carriage to dessert parties for your guests while watching the fireworks. The possibilities are endless to create the dream wedding you always wanted.

 

 

-There are many locations both indoors and outdoors where you can choose to say I do and your wedding planner can help you with what is best for you.

 

 

After your magical Disney wedding you’ll want to plan your perfect Honeymoon, so contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations travel planner to help you make all the arrangements!

Disney’s Grand Floridian Cafe Video! Walt Disney World Restaurant

 

Disney’s Grand Floridian Café is a hidden gem, located at Disney’s luxurious Grand Floridian Resort and Spa at the Walt Disney World Resort! This table service restaurant can be found just off of the resort’s main lobby. It is quite, tucked away and truly grand! The restaurant’s décor and atmosphere is themed in an elegant and Victorian style just like the rest of this beautiful resort. The menu here has something for everyone. It is classic comfort food done in a sophisticated style! My personal favorite that I get every time is The Café Sandwich. This hot sandwich is served open-faced with ham, roasted turkey, bacon and tomato. It is then topped with a creamy boursin cheese sauce and served with a side of freshly made onion rings. Other popular items here include the Lobster ‘Thermidor’ Burger, the Buttermilk-fried Chicken and Miso-glazed Salmon.

 

 

During breakfast and lunch this restaurant features the same brunch-style menu. A well-known item here is the restaurant’s benedicts! They offer eggs benedict in several variations including the Traditional Eggs Benedict, the Spicy Chorizo Benedict and the Lobster Benedict! If you can’t make up your mind you can go for the Benedict flight which has all three of these signature benedicts!

 

 

I recommend this dining location as a great place to escape Magic Kingdom mid-day to come have a wonderful meal. You can easily access the Grand Floridian from the Magic Kingdom via a boat or monorail. Your commute over to the resort from the park take only a few minutes so coming here for a meal is a great time to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the parks. You can sit down and relax at one of Disney Worlds most peaceful resorts and allow yourself to refuel and be refreshed to then head back into the parks for an awesome night!

 

 

If you want to see my most recent experience at this wonderful restaurant then check out our most recent YouTube video!

 

 

Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner today to plan your next visit to the Walt Disney World Resort or to any destination that you are dreaming of visiting next!

Best Places to Propose at Walt Disney World! Disney Engagement!

 

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner this is the perfect time to talk about love! Love brightens our days and fills our lives with joy! One of the best places to celebrate love is Walt Disney World! The Disney parks are known as a wonderful family destination but it is also a very romantic destination. There are so many things at Disney for couples to enjoy! From Food and Wine Festivals to recreation of every kind, the date ideas are truly endless! After all Disney teaches us in so many of their stories that true love conquers all! So many places within Disney World provide such a beautiful romantic backdrop, that’s why Disney World is one of the best places to get engaged!

 

For any Disney loving couple a Disney proposal will be a fairytale come true and the perfect start to your very own happily ever after! Once you have decided to pop the question in Walt Disney World, it is time to decide where exactly you want to get down on one knee. Everyone know that the Walt Disney World Resort is huge, with 4 theme parks, 2 water parks, Disney Springs and over 30 resort hotels, you have a wide array of proposal locations to choose from. Wherever you choose to get engaged it is sure to be a very special and magical moment! If you are looking for some ideas here are 5 proposal locations suggestions!

 

  1. California Grill

The California Grill is a signature dining restaurant located on the top floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort. The restaurant is beautifully decorated in a sleek, modern style. Floor to ceiling glass windows encase the restaurant, perfectly showcasing the breathtaking views that makes this dining establishment an icon! From the Cali Grill, you get a birds-eye view of the Magic Kingdom Park! You can watch the sunset over Disney’s Seven Seas lagoon and watch the monorails wiz past below you. On the opposite side of the restaurant you can watch the Disney watercrafts cruise around Bay Lake and in the distance, see the icons of Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom! This restaurant has 4 outdoor observation decks, one on each corner of the restaurant. From these decks you can truly appreciate those jaw-dropping views. These decks are also one of the best spots on property to watch the Magic Kingdom Fireworks! Seeing the show from this unique location is very romantic! The California Grill is an amazing proposal spot! You can choose to propose over dinner or make the moment more intimate by going out on one of the observation decks!

 

  1. Grand Floridian or Polynesian Beaches

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa and Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort are both beautiful deluxe Disney Resort hotels that sit just off the shores of the Seven Seas Lagoon (the body of water that leads across to the Magic Kingdom.) Both of these resorts feature gorgeous white sand beaches that are very peaceful and romantic. Take your loved one for a walk down to the beach, find a quite spot and pop the question! These beaches are a wonderful proposal spot because they are secluded yet still in the middle of the Disney magic! From any of the beaches you can see Cinderella’s Castle in the distance! So Magical! This location is also a great spot to view the Magic Kingdom fireworks. If you want you could even plan to propose here at nighttime during the fireworks!

 

  1. In front of Cinderella’s Castle

If you are looking to make more of a public proclamation of your love you can do the classic showstopper and get down on one knee right in front of Cinderella’s Castle in the heart of the Magic Kingdom! Proposing in front of the most iconic location in all of Disney World always grabs the attention of a large crowd. I have seen proposals in front of the castle before and all the surrounding guests always stop in their tracks to cheer for the newly engaged couple! This proposal idea is definitely an energetic one and a great one if you are looking for the theatrics of it all! You will absolutely make your partner feel like royalty! If the pomp and circumstance isn’t necessarily your thing but you still want to propose by Cinderella’s Castle there are some more intimate alternatives. To the right-hand side of the castle there is a pathway that has a wishing well. Proposing here is a little more private than right in front of the castle but yet you still get that castle backdrop!

 

  1. Epcot’s World Showcase

World Showcase at Epcot allows you to travel the world without a passport! You can visit pavilions that represent countries from all over the globe! If you have visited Epcot before then you know how beautiful the World Showcase is! There is so much to explore and so many great tucked away spots that could make for a perfect proposal setting. I would suggest taking a stroll around the world showcase together and when you find that perfect spot that it just right, make that the moment you get down on one knee! To give you a couple location ideas there is a beautiful waterfall that is hidden away at the very top of the stairs in the back of the Canada pavilion. There is also a bridge in front of the Italy Pavilion near the gondolas that is typically a quiet and beautiful location overlooking the World Showcase Lagoon. Sometime you may even get lucky and there is a Disney PhotoPass photographer in this area who would be able to capture the moment!

 

  1. Disney Transportation

No, we are not talking Disney busses or monorails, we are talking about a more personal and private transportation experience. Did you know you can book a romantic carriage ride at either Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground or Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort! How romantic would an evening carriage ride be around the grounds of a beautifully landscaped Disney Resort for your special moment! Another Disney transportation experience would be to book a Disney fireworks boat cruise! This experience can happen at either Seven Seas Lagoon for the Magic Kingdom fireworks or at World Showcase Lagoon for the Epcot fireworks. This would make for a very romantic and intimate setting to propose.

 

Hope these suggestions get you inspired for your own Walt Disney World proposal! As always, your Kingdom Magic vacations Travel Planner is ready to help you plan your Next Disney Vacation! Our knowledgeable team can help you make arrangements for reservations or other proposal details and extras!

Staying at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa! Walt Disney World Resort

Last month I got to have a brand-new Disney experience that I had dreamed about for years! I stayed at Disney’s flagship resort the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa! I have always been infatuated with the Grand Floridian and have enjoyed visiting the resort for years to simply walk the grounds or dine at one of their many wonderful restaurants. Even prior to actually getting to stay here myself, I would already say that the Grand Floridian was my favorite Disney Resort just because I enjoyed being there so much when visiting. So the dream of being able to actually stay here as a resort guest had been on my Disney list forever! Well my dream came true last month when I checked into Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa for my very first time!

I knew that our stay was going to be incredible, but this resort stay exceed my expectations! There truly is magic in the air at the Grand Floridian! The overall feeling of relaxation and luxury that comes over you while there is a feeling like no other! I thought I knew the Grand Floridian so well from years of always just popping over for a walk around, but staying here I discovered so many little nuances that made the experience brand new to me! I had so many stand out moments and favorite things from my time at the Grand Floridian. Things that set this deluxe resort apart from the rest and make staying here a truly magical experience. The amenities and accommodations allow you to make the most out of your vacation! Here is my list of favorite things from my stay at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa!

Location, Location, Location!

The Grand Floridian is located on the monorail loop in the Magic Kingdom Resort area! You are literally footsteps away from the Magic Kingdom Park. From the hotel, you can see Cinderella’s Castle as well as many other icons from the Magic Kingdom skyline. Talk about a great place to watch the fireworks! You are so close you can even hear the sounds coming from the Magic Kingdom! Every once and a while from our room we could hear the gentle whistle of the Walt Disney World Railroad train! It is all these details of the Magic Kingdom that make you feel like you are still inside the magic of the park even when you have left for the day! This for me was everything!

 

The Views!

Wherever your room is located you are sure to have one priceless view! Rooms at the Grand Floridian overlook the Magic Kingdom Park, Seven Seas Lagoon, the gorgeous resort pools or the peaceful resort gardens. All of the rooms have balconies allowing you to soak in your breathtaking view. I absolutely loved the view from our room’s balcony! We had a lagoon view that looked out over seven seas lagoon. We could see the ferry boats coming and going from the transportation and ticket center and watch the monorails go around and around! I spent so much time out there taking it all in that I actually learned the monorail schedule! I could tell you exactly what colored monorail would appear where and when! I was one proud Disney fan! Our room also had a great view of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and a beautiful direct view of Disney’s Wedding Pavilion! There was always some exciting action to watch! Once again even though you are back in your room you still are right in the middle of the Disney magic! There is no better feeling!

 

Proximity to Magic Kingdom

Staying at the Grand Floridian you are a stones-throw from the Magic Kingdom Park, you might as well say you and Cinderella are next-door neighbors. Not only is this awesome for the spectacular views but your commute to the Magic Kingdom park takes mere minutes! You can step aboard a monorail right from the 2nd floor of the Grand Floridian lobby or cruise right over to the park by boat! Until staying here myself I had no idea just how wonderful this convenience was! All other hotel guests not in the Magic Kingdom Resort area have to use bus transportation to get to Magic Kingdom or if traveling by car have to park at the ticket and transportation center and then take the monorail or ferry boat from that point. Due to this Magic Kingdom has always been a park that you need to allow yourself time to get to. Staying at the Grand Floridian the park is literally in your backyard, making the commute so easy! We got to Magic Kingdom the earliest I had ever been to the park. We just woke up and were there in minutes! Being able to so easily get to the park earlier, we were able to maximize our time and make the most out of our day! I had never seen the park so empty! Early morning is the best time to be in Magic Kingdom to beat the crowds. Due to the lower crowd level we were able to walk right on to many popular attractions!

 

Taking Breaks Mid-Day

With being so close to the park you are also able to get back to the Grand Floridian very quickly! This is wonderful when you are tired after an action-packed day of fun in the park! It is also wonderful when you may want to take a break mid-day and go back to the resort to rest and enjoy the amenities such as the amazing pools. Since other resorts are farther away and most require bus transportation, it can eat up a lot more of your time if you wanted to go back to your resort mid-day. The convenience of close proximity to the park that the Grand Floridian gives you can add a whole other layer to your vacation.

 

The Pools

Speaking of relaxing by the pool, one of my favorite amenities at the Grand was getting to take advantage of their luxurious pools! There is a large pool called the Beach Pool, complete with a water fall and even a water slide. Next to this main pool you will find a fun splash play area for kids themed to the Mad Hatter. Then there was our favorite pool the Courtyard pool. This pool is a zero-entry leisure pool. We loved grabbing a drink from the pool bar and laying in the shallow-end! As we laid there with our drinks a complete feeling of peace and happiness rushed over me as I looked around at the gorgeous architecture of the Grand Floridian buildings and the lush courtyards and landscaping, all while I could still hear those amazing sounds coming from the Magic Kingdom! Absolute bliss!

 

Transportation to Epcot

Not only is your commute to Magic Kingdom practically non-existent but you also have a very fun and easy commute to Epcot! All you have to do to get to Epcot is hop on the monorail straight from the Grand Floridian to the Ticket and Transportation Center. From there you can transfer monorails and hop on the direct line to Epcot! It is so easy, fast and also fun! Something about monorail transportation is just more exciting than any other form of transportation! Epcot is my boyfriend and I’s favorite park so we loved being able to so quickly run over to Epcot even just for an afternoon!

 

Dining

The Grand Floridian has the best restaurants to fit whatever you are looking for! Everything from quick service and casual dining to signature dining and even a 5-diamond restaurant! A personal favorite for me is Grand Floridian Café, located just off the main lobby the atmosphere is relaxing and the food is outstanding! I highly recommend the Café sandwich! I get it every time I go, even though I try to convince myself to try something new I love this sandwich too much! A place I found a whole new appreciation for this trip is Grand Floridian’s quick service location, Gasparilla Island Grill. The food here is a step above any other quick service location. They actually deliver some entree items to your table after you place your order at the register. The menu has a wide select of delicious offering for breakfast lunch and dinner. You can also find pastries, snacks and grab-and-go items here as well. Something I loved was that they have a full-service Joffrey’s Coffee shop inside of Gasparilla’s! We loved getting frozen coffee to start the morning! Another amazing convenience is that Gasparilla’s is open 24 HOURS A DAY! So whatever time you get in from the parks or if you find yourself wanting a late night snack you can count on Gasparilla’s!

 

These are a few of the many reasons I fell in love with the Grand Floridian even more after staying here! I felt like a princess living in a castle! This is something you have to experience! When Disney releases discounts the savings percentage is always greater on the deluxe resorts such as the grand Floridian and we have some incredible promotions going on right now to make your travel dreams a reality! Our knowledgeable team at Kingdom Magic Vacations is excited to help you plan your next trip. Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner today to start your next adventure!

Disney ‘Newsies’ Star Corey Cott Honeymoons at Walt Disney World Resort

Broadway actor Corey Cott recently took a break from his lead role as Jack Kelly in Disney ‘Newsies’ to celebrate his nuptials to wife Meghan with a land and sea honeymoon aboard Disney Cruise Line and at Walt Disney World Resort. On their first date, Corey and Meghan quickly realized the passion they both shared for Disney, so a Disney’s Fairy Tale Honeymoon seemed like the perfect way to start their happily-ever-after.

Disney ‘Newsies’ Star Corey Cott Honeymoons at Walt Disney World Resort

 

Asked to describe their honeymoon in just one word, Meghan declared it “magical.”

Broadway actor Corey Cott and his wife Meghan with Mickey Mouse at the Walt Disney World Resort

Congratulations, newlyweds! From all of us here at Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons, we wish you every happiness.

 

Disney Wedding Cake: Celebrating Aulani’s 1st Birthday

In honor of Aulani’s one year anniversary, Disney served up a big slice of Hawaiian cake! Inspired by the ocean (and complete with sugar coral), this week’s Wedding Cake Wednesday captures the essence of Oahu in a fun, lighthearted dessert.

Disney Wedding Cake: Celebrating Aulani's 1st Birthday

Disney Wedding Cake: Celebrating Aulani's 1st Birthday

Cheers to many more years of memories!

Glamorous Camping: Glamping!

Glamping, also known as glamorous camping, has become a recent craze among those of us who prefer easy, stress-free and accessible “camping”. I love that it combines the luxuries of staying in a hotel with everything you love about backwoods camping. It’s the perfect excuse to unplug outside of the city, and is also a fun alternative to your conventional bachelorette party.

Fort Wilderness Campground - Walt Disney World Resort

Walt Disney World Resort offers some great venues when it comes to luxurious camping – the first that comes to mind are the recently renovated Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort. With access to Bay Lake Beach, hiking trails, horseback riding and movies under the stars, you’ll find that glamping is the ultimate upscale retreat. And if the wilderness really isn’t your thing, the Treehouse Villas at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa offer some exceptional amenities with access to the great outdoors.

Fort Wilderness Campground - Walt Disney World Resort

Remember – what happens around the campfire, stays at the campfire!

Disney’s Wedding Cake of the Week: Pretty in Pink

The kids have gone back to school this week which means that summer is coming to an abrupt end. So to try and hold onto what little summer we have left we thought today would be the perfect opportunity to share this dainty pink wedding cake that screams summer and demands the spotlight. Thanks to Disney Fairy Tale Weddings

Disney's Wedding Cake of the Week: Pretty in Pink

Disney's Wedding Cake of the Week: Pretty in Pink

Disney's Wedding Cake of the Week: Pretty in Pink

 

Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings – 2012 Alfred Angelo Wedding Gown Collection

With National Bridal Market just around the corner, the Disney Fairy Tale Wedding team is getting fired up to see what’s in store for 2013! We will probably see shades of blues and neutrals with an infusion of glamour – after all a good metallic can really transform an entire look.

We can’t wait to see what Michael Shettel’s team dreams up for the new additions to the Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo Collection – we’re still in love with the dreamy fabrics and timeless magic from 2012…

Cinderella 2012 Disney Bridal/Wedding Gown Collection

Jasmine and Sleeping Beauty 2012 Disney Bridal/Wedding Gown Collection

Jasmine 2012 Disney Bridal/Wedding Gown Collection

Snow White and Tiana Disney Bridal Gowns

Ariel 2012 Disney Bridal Gown Collection

Stay tuned for live Bridal Market updates, where we’ll be giving you first looks and must-haves for 2013.

Don’t forget to always dress to impress!

VIDEO: Custom Choreographed Dance Down the Aisle at Disney’s Wedding Pavilion

Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons recently had the honor of kicking off the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration where they held a surprise vow renewal ceremony for Walt Disney World couple, Kristen & Greg. We’re seeing more and more couples look for unique and interesting ways to make their grand entrance, so they wanted something fun and energetic to introduce our bride Kristen. Disney enlisted the help of some friends and Franck himself to make operation ‘Rock the Pavilion’ come to life!

Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings Royal Wedding Fast Facts

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Disney WeddingBrides can get the royal treatment and begin their happily ever after at Walt Disney World Resort, where Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings makes dreams come true and magically transforms women into princesses 365 days a year.

  • Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings provides the ‘royal experience’ for guests. “Fairy godmothers” (wedding planners) take care of everything from photography and décor to menu and entertainment so couples can relax and be a Guest at their own wedding.
  • Many couples want the quintessential fairytale and arrive for the ceremony in Cinderella’s glass coach. Cinderella’s coach was created by Bennington Carriages, which builds the carriages for the British Monarchy.
  • Disney florists have created a commemorative bridal bouquet inspired by William and Kate.
  • Alfred Angelo and Disney Consumer Products designed a collection of seven princess wedding gowns including the Cinderella Platinum wedding gown, an elegant and classic ball gown, and a Jasmine gown reflecting her exotic and adventurous spirit.
  • Imagination is the only limit for Disney themed weddings, which can include enchanting nuptials in the Magic Kingdom with Cinderella Castle as the backdrop, costumed footman, trumpeters and more.
  • The princess theme can be carried throughout the reception with desserts presented in white chocolate glass slippers and confections created to replicate Cinderella Castle.
  • There are dozens of suites fit for a princess at elegant Disney resort hotels throughout Walt Disney World Resort.
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa offers a traditional English high tea ideal for the bridal party.
  • The first wedding at Disney’s Wedding Pavilion was televised live June 18, 1995, on Lifetime Television as part of its “Weddings of a Lifetime” series.
  • Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings has wed more than 40,000 princesses and princes at romantic locations at Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort and aboard the ships of Disney Cruise Line.
  • “Princesses and princes” have traveled from every state in the United States and from international locations such as Japan, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, Germany and the Netherlands to get married at Walt Disney World Resort.
  • Renowned wedding stylist and trend-setter David Tutera has a couture line of celebrity-style weddings available exclusively at Walt Disney World Resort.

David Disney Wedding

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Couples Cruise to a Happily-Ever-After with Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons on Disney Cruise Line

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Disney Cruise Wedding

With the help of Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons, couples can set sail on the voyage of a lifetime aboard Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship, the Disney Dream. The ultimate romantic Disney Cruise Line adventure awaits couples looking for the perfect venue to tie the knot or honeymoon.

Couples can exchange vows onboard the ship in Outlook, a sophisticated private party space, or step ashore for a romantic beach-side ceremony on Disney’s private island paradise, Castaway Cay. A Disney Wedding Planner takes care of all the details as couples step into their very own happily-ever-after.

With irresistible onboard elegance, invigorating onshore destinations and dreamy tropical breezes, a Disney Cruise Line honeymoon is the perfect romantic getaway. From savory meals at Palo to stimulating treatments at Senses Spa, a Disney couples’ cruise is a romantic dream-come-true.

For the ultimate in relaxation on Castaway Cay, newlyweds can enjoy a therapeutic massage at one of the nearby cabanas overlooking the ocean. And there is no need to head back to the main beach for refreshment — a delectable lunch buffet, Bahamian specialty drinks, beer and mixed drinks are served at the nearby Castaway Air Bar.

With Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons, couples can combine matrimony with a tropical adventure — and enjoy the world-class services of Disney Cruise Line. Land/sea vacation packages that include a stay at Walt Disney World Resort provide the ultimate Disney vacation experience.

Weddings begin at $3,500, plus cruise costs. For more information, visit KingdomMagicWeddings.com or call them toll free at 1-866-972-6244.

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Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings Celebrates Platinum Milestone of ‘Happily-Ever-Afters’ at Walt Disney World Resort

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Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings Celebrates Platinum Milestone of ‘Happily-Ever-Afters’ at Walt Disney World ResortDisney’s Fairy Tale Weddings Celebrates Platinum Milestone of ‘Happily-Ever-Afters’ at Walt Disney World Resort This past weekend Kingdom Magic Vacations was pleased to provide it’s concierge honeymoon planning services to future brides and grooms at the first Disney’s Fairy Tale Wedding Bridal Showcase. To mark the 20th anniversary of Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons, Disney has announced special wedding packages plus a unique campaign showcasing the happily-ever-after stories of real life couples who have tied the knot at Walt Disney World Resort®, Disneyland® and aboard Disney Cruise Line®.

“The ‘Bringing the Fairy Tale to Life’ campaign is a tribute to all the brides and grooms who have shared their special day with us,” said Korri McFann, Worldwide Marketing Director of Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons. “We are honored to have our guests recall cherished memories during Disney’s ‘Let the Memories Begin’ campaign, where Disney is sharing real home videos and photos submitted by guests.”

In honor of the platinum year, Disney has also created a specially priced wedding package perfect for vow renewals: the Memories Collection. Throughout the 20-month celebration, couples are invited to create new memories through intimate ceremonies at Walt Disney World Resort. The Memories Collection includes up to six guests, including the couple, a floral bouquet for the bride, solo violinist, transportation (three-hour limousine charter) and a professional photographer for one hour.

Ceremony locations include: Conch Key Marina at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Narcoossee’s Landing at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, and Luau Beach at Disney’s Polynesian Resort.

Disney has been making memories come true for couples and their families for two decades with a variety of wedding offerings. Traditionally recognized as a top-ranked wedding and honeymoon destination, Walt Disney World Resort currently hosts more than 1,000 couples tying the knot each year. Beyond Disney’s Wedding Pavilion, nuptials at Walt Disney World Resort also take place in outdoor garden settings, gazebos and courtyards, as well as indoor resort locations. All told, more than 40,000 couples have married at Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland and aboard Disney Cruise Line.

To celebrate 20 years of happily-ever-afters, Disney has partnered with Alfred Angelo to create a Platinum Anniversary wedding gown so that brides everywhere may be a part of the celebration.

The Memories Collection is priced at $1,991 in honor of the 1991 opening year of Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons, and will take place on Saturdays and Sundays at 9 and 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m.

The Inspiration of the new Disney Collection by Alfred Angelo:

Behind the scenes of the new Disney Collection by Alfred Angelo:

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For June Brides, Walt Disney World Resort Offers Tips for a Beautifully Budgeted Dream Wedding

bride300LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Brides on a budget can still have a Cinderella-like wedding at Walt Disney World Resort if they know where to save and when to splurge.

“Every bride wants to feel like a princess for the day, and at Disney’s Fairytale Weddings we can make that dream a reality,” said Korri McFann, marketing director Disney’s Fairytale Weddings.  “The beauty of a Disney wedding is that we can tailor the occasion to suit almost any budget.”

Each year Disney hosts more than 1,500 weddings ranging from elaborate affairs to small gatherings.  Wedding bells ring year round at Disney, but June is an exceptionally popular month with hundreds of weddings staged throughout property.  With more than 20 unique hotels in every price range, four world-class theme parks and hundreds of restaurants to choose from, wedding and honeymoon options at the Vacation Kingdom are nearly endless.
McFann said while many couples choose to exchange vows at the renowned Disney’s Fairytale Wedding Pavilion, other on-site locations can be just as enchanting.
Disney’s Polynesian Resort offers a picturesque lookout point for intimate nuptials.  Disney’s BoardWalk Inn has romantic lakeside gazebos and beachfront locations and Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground welcomes those looking for country casual.
Current research indicates that destination weddings remain a popular choice for couples. According to a March 2009 survey by theknot.com, 1 in 5 couples planned an out-of-town wedding in 2008. 
For brides and grooms looking for ways to rein in the budget and economize on the big day without giving up the magic, McFann offers the following tips:
  • Select an off day of the week.  Couples can save big if they choose a Thursday or Sunday wedding over the tradition Saturday evening affair.
  • Because of the number of venues, Disney can host weddings at various times of the day.  A mid-morning wedding is a great alternative.
  • Check out non-traditional reception venues such as themed restaurants.
  • Couples choosing a destination wedding will likely tighten the guest list.
  • Select brunch or heavy appetizers instead of sit-down meals.  This is not only acceptable but growing in popularity.
  • Out-of-season floral choices can make a big dent in a wedding budget.  McFann suggests working with the florist to determine what flowers are in season.  Another tip is to use floral arrangements from the wedding at the reception for added decor.
  • Get creative with your family or bridal party and design homemade favors.
  • Take advantage of the current discounts on hotels and wedding packages.

Brides and grooms participating in the survey also indicated that they were seeking inventive sites rather than traditional ballroom-like venues.  McFann recommends Epcot as the ideal setting for couples looking for exotic backdrops with themed entertainment, rich culture and diverse menu offerings.

           
“Couples who have always wanted to travel to Europe can now tie the knot in ‘Italy’ and stroll over to ‘France’ for a fun-filled, Parisian-inspired reception.  The international dining options at Epcot are endless and they don’t require costly decorations.”
Brides entrust wedding planners to take care of all the wedding details – big and small. Disney wedding planners act as fairy godmothers taking care of every detail from invitations and flowers to music and menu. Disney’s planning services are complimentary. According to theknot.com nearly 41 percent of couples used full wedding planning services in 2008.
McFann said even though brides are trimming their budgets, there will always be elements of a wedding that they will continue to splurge on.
“For some brides, it is their dream to have Cinderella’s Glass Coach, and for others, it is dramatic photography and video,” she said.  “It is all about making choices and determining what is important to you on one of the most memorable days of your life.”
Top Honeymoon Spot
Disney’s Fairy Tale Honeymoons lets lovebirds choose the getaway of their dreams. Newlyweds can explore theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort, sail away on board Disney Cruise Line or relax in an oceanfront room at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort.
And dream-come-true honeymoon packages are available for all budgets.  With Disney’s Honeymoon Registry, couples also may complete a gift registry for elements to comprise an all-inclusive honeymoon to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, Disney Cruise Line and Disney Vacation Club.
Couples staying at Walt Disney World on a five-night/six-day room and theme park ticket package for most nights from Aug. 16 to Oct. 3, 2009, can enjoy the Disney Dining Plan for free.  The plan includes one quick-service meal, one snack and one table-service meal at up to 100 restaurants for each night of the package stay.

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