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Listen to Melissa on the Disney Weddings Podcast!

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Hi everybody!  This week I was a guest on Carrie Hayward’s Disney Weddings Podcast, and we discussed various options for preserving and displaying wedding photos.  This is advice that I think also transfers to other Disney vacation photos and mementos, so be sure to check it out!

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Also, for any Disney brides and grooms that may be reading, if you’re not already acquainted with Carrie, be sure to check out her blog, Disney Travel Babble, and her book, PassPorter’s Disney Weddings and Honeymoons.  Carrie possesses a wealth of information on weddings in Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and on the Disney Cruise Line, and her resources were invaluable to Danny and me in planning our own wedding.

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Planning a Walt Disney World Wedding – Part 3

We’ve got a few we photos of our Swan wedding back from the fabulous Jocelyn McGregor Photography, and we thought we would share them with you along with a brief recap.  Vendor reviews and advice will be coming soon as well.

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Planning a Walt Disney World Wedding – Part 2

One of the main excuses reasons for our long vacation to Walt Disney World last November was to meet with our wedding planner and tour the various ceremony and reception sites that the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin hotels have to offer.  It was one part of the trip I was anticipating most of all.

The Swan Hotel was undergoing an exterior refresh during our visit.  Just in time for our outdoor wedding ceremony!

The Swan Hotel was undergoing an exterior refresh during our visit. Just in time for our outdoor wedding ceremony!

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Planning a Walt Disney World Wedding – Part 1

Danny and I had our first date at Disneyland during its 50th anniversary celebration in the summer of 2005.  I’m sure it didn’t take you long to do the math and figure out that it’s high time that we seal the deal.  So now, eight years later, we’re planning a wedding at the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel.

The Walt Disney World Swan Hotel - Click for More Information

The Walt Disney World Swan Hotel – Click for More Information

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Alice in Wonderland Style Cookies

My first thought when I saw the below cookies was, “I think I’ve found my next baking project.”

My second thought was, “I want to see more like this!”

So, thanks to the uncredited photo I saw on Tumblr (right), I’ll be starting a new series on this blog, which I’m awkwardly referring to as “Life Imitates the Art of Disney.”  Posts with that tag will be about people who bring the world of Disney into their real-life creative endeavors.

Left: cookies screencaped from Disney's Alice in Wonderland (1951).  Right: eerily similar real-life cookies.  Color me impressed!

Left: cookies screencaped from Disney’s Alice in Wonderland (1951). Right: eerily similar real-life cookies. Color me impressed!

On the left is a screencap from Alice in Wonderland (1951).  On the right are some real-life cookies I saw on Tumblr while searching for goodies to hand out as wedding favors.  The attention to detail in recreating the shot is pretty fantastic.  If anybody knows the origin of this photo, I’d love to give credit to the photographer/baker responsible.

 

UPDATE: Many thanks to reader C.A. Stavridis, who appears to have found the original source of these cookies!  Check out the recipe and method of execution for each of the cookies over at Diamonds for Dessert.

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