Bride’s Log : Day Five Part III : Let the Professionals Handle This

Bride’s Log : Day Five Part III : Let the Professionals Handle This

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I had asked for our photographers to be present for the rehearsal dinner, but they also took some shots from the rehearsal. Mostly to help them plan around where to be on the wedding day. These are some photos they captured. It was really fantastic of them to share these photos with us. It was completely unexpected and extremely appreciated. :)

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Bride’s Log : Day Five Part III : Let the Professionals Handle This

I had asked for our photographers to be present for the rehearsal dinner, but they also took some shots from the rehearsal.

Bride’s Log: Minor Hiatus

Hey all! Just letting you know that the recapping will be temporarily placed on hold this week.

Bride’s Log : Day Five Part II : Making Order Out of Chaos

Bride’s Log : Day Five Part II : Making Order Out of Chaos

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I should have used the rehearsal as a gauge for how our rather large group would be to coordinate on the wedding date. It was not exactly easy. Everyone was distracted by one thing or another or even each other and it took my Day-of Coordinator (my DoC is how I’ll reference her) stepping up to snap everyone to attention. People were prone to wander or not pay attention when directions were given…

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Bride’s Log : Day Five Part I : Getting the Gang Together

Bride’s Log : Day Five Part I : Getting the Gang Together

dayfivept01 I had heard brides many-a-time complain about their wedding party being late or missing the rehearsal entirely. This prompted me to try to plan smart. I asked our wedding party to show up for a pseudo-mandatory lunch before the rehearsal. This was such great foresight, as everyone was there for lunch or at least ended up arriving on time for the rehearsal.

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Bride’s Log : Day Four : Put on the Gloves and Hash it Out!

Bride’s Log : Day Four : Put on the Gloves and Hash it Out!

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Thursday was quite the day. However, it doesn’t quite rock the world as much as Friday does, but we’ll get to that later. We had planned to drop off the welcome bags at our guests’ hotels today and overall, that plan was holding through nice and strong. I went over the bags once more (my mom and sisters had been so amazing and put them together on Wednesday while we were having our spa day) and…

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Bride’s Log : Day Three : Getting it Together

Bride’s Log : Day Three : Getting it Together

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I woke up bright an early like a bolt on Wednesday. Actually, I did every day of the wedding week, which is really unlike me. My family nickname isn’t bear for no reason, so it was very strange I woke up so lively, but that’s what happened. We had an appointment for a couple’s massage at the Mandara Spa in the Grand Californian today in the later afternoon. My maid of honor, Rebekah, and I also…

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Bride’s Log : Day Two : Crafting & Trader Sam’s

Bride’s Log : Day Two : Crafting & Trader Sam’s

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Yes, a lot of these days DO include a stop by Trader Sam’s. A goal was to be there EVERY day we were in Anaheim for the wedding. Only three of those nine days did we not make it. Monday was the first missed day. I was determined to be there every day from Tuesday onward.

I woke up with a start on Tuesday. As some of you may have recalled, Erick and I were planning to participate in the Dumbo…

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Bride’s Log : Day One : The Very Long Day of Travel

Bride’s Log : Day One : The Very Long Day of Travel

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Due to the cats and the flea problem, we were unable to leave like we usually do when we make trips to Disneyland. We normally leave by 6AM at the latest to get to Anaheim around noonish, giving us plenty of time to unwind and hit up the parks for the evening time. However, we were set back and didn’t drop off the cats until around 7:30am. Because it was already so late, and we still had not…

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Bride’s Log : Day Zero : A Rocky Start

Bride’s Log : Day Zero : A Rocky Start

Welcome to the first Bride’s Log of the voyage known as our wedding. Buckle up, it’s going to be quite the adventure.

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The weekend before we left for Anaheim area, it felt like someone was trying to play a very mean joke on us.

I tried on my dress for the last time before the wedding, feeling like I hated it. Discovered a MAJOR mistake on our programs that required me to reprint all of the…

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A Wedding Report Disclaimer

A Wedding Report Disclaimer

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The bride having a angry meltdown and chewing her groom’s ear off via phone.

Before I get into my story telling of our wedding week and day, I feel like I must express a disclaimer. I’m going to be pretty honest about my emotions and feelings of the whole whirlwind of the week and of the day. This means that I will not only talk about the beauty and definite magic that was to be had, but also the…

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From Miss to Mrs: Becoming Mrs. Celaya

From Miss to Mrs: Becoming Mrs. Celaya

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The wedding is done, the party has ended, now it’s time to wait hours in line at Social Security and DMV offices and the like to start the process of changing my name…

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I found this really amazing resource through another wedding blogwhere a bride talked about this fantastic gift she received as a shower present. Now, if you’re not planning to change your name, this isn’t such a handy tool,…

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Our Minimoon Treat: The Adventureland Suite

Our Minimoon Treat: The Adventureland Suite

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If there was one thing we certainly splurged on in regards to the wedding (because we didn’t really spend as much as people think-despite popular belief, Disney weddings, at least when it comes to my guest size, do not cost more than a normal wedding.), it was our hotel room that we had from the wedding night through to the following Tuesday. Our minimoon if you will.

Since we’d decided a long…

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Chelsea’s Surprisingly Decisive Wedding Gown Search

I have read so many stories of many brides, Disney bride and not, who sincerely struggled with finding their dress. Knowing it was THE dress. I’m an extremely indecisive person. Ask my hubby and we have major problems when I cannot decide what to go out and eat. And most of my day is filled with me trying to decide what exactly it is I want to do. My wedding gown search, like most of our wedding…

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Return from the Land of Happiness

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It’s been two and a half weeks since our wedding. I thought I might have be more techie in regards to sharing my event before leaving, but I’ve learned that I’m just not that kind of person. I’m better with collecting all of my memories and then documenting them versus instant-sharing. The moment comes later in sharing for me, but there is a great chance of getting to relive it once more. Which…

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