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disney-engagement

The story goes that Disney is the most magical place on Earth, well I guess that story is true…

In October of 2012 I was enjoying food and wine around the world at Epcot with a friend of mine while adorning a cheesy Disney “Happy Birthday” pin. Throughout the day I heard plenty of well wishes from strangers, but only one of them will stay with me forever. A random guy in one of the pubs said “Happy Birthday, let me buy you a drink!” Clearly this single girl was not going to say no to a free beer on her birthday! I spent the rest of my day at Epcot saying “yes” to free drinks from this random guy.

I then spent the next six months flying back and forth from Florida to New Jersey saying “yes” I will pay for the next plane ticket. The following months turned into “yes” I think you should move to Florida and “yes” I think we should get a dog. Perhaps the most important “yes” came a year later… In November of 2013, that random guy asked me to marry him at Epcot and of course I said “yes!”

One would think that being a wedding planner makes planning your own wedding easier – urban myth. I started planning my wedding the day after the engagement. The search included all 50 states. We then narrowed it down to the East Coast… then to a few states… then a couple cities. (You get the idea!) Planning a wedding that is only a few states away sounds easy — urban myth. Finding the time to travel to different cities in search of the perfect venue is expensive and time consuming. We did not consider this when we started our search!

Over the next couple months I will be blogging about my adventures with the wedding planning process. Stay tuned for the juicy details!