Cathy and Patrick are Disney aficionados. Their first date was at Disneyland and Patrick proposed to Cathy at Disneyland. It was only fitting that their wedding was to happen at Disneyland itself! Cathy's favorite Disney movie is the Little Mermaid so the wedding was themed around that using a beautiful color palette of seafoam, coral, gold and white.
A lot of shells, starfish, ribbons and the spectacular visionary designing skills of the Charmed Events Group were used to bring the wedding's fairytale love to life. To see all of the Disney-filled details of this wedding, view the full gallery here, all photographed by the highly talented Il Mare Photography.
From the Bride:
Getting married at Disneyland was one of the best decisions of my life. First and foremost, it brought my relationship with my husband full circle. Our first date back in 2005 was at Disneyland, he proposed at Disneyland in 2011, so of course it was a no brainer to lock down Disneyland as our wedding venue. Second, it gives us an excuse to go back at least once a year, most likely on future wedding anniversaries.
For the Guestbook and Escort Cards, Charmed Events Group decided to do a play on "a message in a bottle." For the guestbook, guests were invited to "leave a message" for the couple. A custom wooden plank board was built for the messages to be displayed on which will become future artwork for the couple's home. Guests names and seating assignments were inside a gold glittered tube on a bed of stand.
A scroll program emulated King Triton's scroll and seafoam and coral ribbon wands were waved by quests as the couple walked down the aisle. As a loyal Disney fan, only Disney Fairytale music was allowed while the Bridal Party was getting ready, Cathy walked down the aisle to the Tangled Soundtrack, and the Little Mermaid soundtrack was the music of choice for the dinner reception. Don't miss the phenomenal job Fleuretica did of draping the ceremony arch with seashells and orchids.
For the Reception, each guest had a love knot and seashell for their place setting and each table was indicated by a glass bottle with hanging seashells in it. One of our favorite details was the "Happily Ever After" sign made in nautical rope to adorn the background of the head table.
Aside from the location, there were other elements infused into our wedding to make it truly "Disney." Some of my favorites include the "Little Mermaid" themed programs at the ceremony and menus at the reception, the "Bride" and "Groom" signs printed on glittery Mickey shaped heads on the back of our chairs, and of course, it was quite epic when Mickey and Minnie dropped by our reception to cut the cake with us and take photos with guests, it was money well spent to see the surprised and ecstatic looks on our guests' faces!
View live highlights of this enchanting wedding in the video below, masterfully filmed by Cotton Love Studios.
Read on to see how much this Disneyland wedding cost. Please note that costs change as the years go by, and prices are subject to change. This is just one couple’s breakdown to give you a rough estimate on how much a wedding like this may cost you.
Disneyland Wedding Package (included venues, food, cake, open bar): $20,000
Photography (Il Mare Photography): $2750
Floral (Fleuretica): $3400
DJ/Lighting (TMMPro): $2600
Wedding Planning (Charmed Events Group): $5000
Stationary Design (Charmed Events Group): $500
Stationary Print (Vision Spot Graphics): $500
Items for decor (shells, starfish): $800
Hair and Makeup (Grace Lin Makeup): $800
Linens (La Tavola): $500
Guest Cookie Favors (Baby Bea's Bakeshop): $250
Cinematography (Cotton Love Studios): $2000
Wedding Dress (Allure Couture): $3000
Photo booth (home made by one of my bridesmaids, cost of materials): $350