Our friends, Alexandra and Leonel, asked Ricardo and I to be part of their wedding party. We have been friends for years and were delighted that we would be part of their special and magical day. They are Disney fanatics just like us and were extremely excited that we would be celebrating it at Walt Disney World. The Disney Kid in me was screaming with joy ha ha. To be specific at the Grand Floridian Resort. My Sister, Brother in law, nephew, and Mom all traveled together to Florida for a week filled with festivities. Over all it was a great vacation and family trip! Here is what to expect.
1. Everything is Disney themed! Including the bachelorette party!
We all picked our favorite Disney princesses and got dolled up for the night in their colors. Can you guess who each one of us is? What is there to do for a successful bachelorette celebration? Plenty of fun things. Depends on what you want to do. Disney Springs, formally known as Downtown Disney is open free to the public. You don't need to pay to get in and the parking is free as well. Of course just make sure to bring some money to spend since it's filled with tons of Disney shops, restaurants, and the arcade Disney Quest! We walked around looking at the beautiful scenery and had a merry old time drinking and eating at The BOATHOUSE Restaurant. You have to try the coconut wild jumbo shrimp it's amazing! We sat right on the lake on a boat deck with the most beautiful view. It was very relaxing since you could feel the waves rocking the deck. We also hopped on over to Sprinkles, where they have a yummiest cupcakes! I devoured a confetti cupcake with strawberry ice cream. I'm a sucker for ice cream and this was heaven on earth!
2. Cutest Bridal Party Gifts
The groomsmen each received a different pair of super hero socks to wear for the wedding day. Ricardo got our favorite Avengers Hero, Iron Man. In the gift bag was also a Cubs shot glass, gum, tie, and suspenders. We haven't received the professional pictures from the photographer yet but when they do I will update this blog with more pictures. I can't wait for you guys to see them.
3. Beautiful Weather
4. Stunning Pictures
Great weather, flawless makeup, plus stunning views give you beautiful pictures! You can expect to snap pictures at any location and you will have the best backdrops of the resort and parks. From the ceremony to the reception it was all very vivid and memorable.
5. Dance Party With Mickey & Minnie Mouse
The surprised guests were Mickey and Minnie which were a surprise from the Bride's Mother and Father. They pumped up the crowd and everyone got on the dance floor to party with Mickey and Minnie. They stayed in character the whole time with curtseys and giggles. Which was so adorable to watch. It was fun for the kids attending the wedding too with plenty of photo ops. It really set the mood for a Disney themed wedding. The entire event was very unique and beautiful.
Since you are most likely to stay nearby for a Disney Wedding, there are plenty of opportunities to visit the Disney theme parks. My family and I went to Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach the day after the wedding. Then the following day we visited Magic Kingdom. Ricardo and I had to make sure to recreate last year's picture holding me up in front of the Cinderella Castle.
I get many questions on how to prepare for a Disney vacation and what are some of the best souvenirs to take back with you. I filmed a video to share with you guys my best tips! I'm a Disney fanatic and even have a drawer filled with my collection of Mickey ears.
So many of you guys really enjoyed being part of it when I captured all of the special moments on Snapchat, "belindaselene". Make sure to follow me so you won't miss out on anything else.
Belinda Selene Villa