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Crystal and Colin
For Crystal and Colin -- Vancouver-based animators and certified kids at heart -- a fairy-tale wedding at Walt Disney World was a dream come true. The groom’s family had been visiting The Magic Kingdom for decades, and during the couple’s two years together, they had made the trip four times themselves. They knew no other place could better represent their love and playful spirit. On May 10, 2012, they journeyed there once more -- this time to write their own storybook romance.
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The groom designed the stationery. Invitations were printed on an old press and dressed up with three-dimensional balloons meticulously cut from yellow paper and glued on.
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For their big day, Colin chose an ensemble by Le Chateau and a Sean John tie. Crystal sported an Alfred Sung dress, Alice Hart "rose cage" veil, Caroline Calvert earrings, and Aldo pumps. Before the ceremony, the groom gave his bride a customized Disney charm bracelet he’d made that morning. She sported it all day long.
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The bride entered the wedding pavilion on the arm of her father. Colin's father also had a starring role: he officiated at the service.
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Multicolored streamers added a festive touch to the celebration.
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A Sea of Color
The newlyweds embrace amid paper ribbons tossed by their 14 guests.
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Shipra Panosian photographed the couple on the boardwalk just before sunset.
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Everyone dined under onionskin lanterns in Disney's Sea Breeze Point on the Boardwalk.
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Tables were dotted with steel buckets displaying arrangements of roses, hydrangeas, craspedia, delphinium, salidago, and freesia. The team from Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings surprised the couple with a sweet touch: chalkboard signs with "happily," "ever," and "after" written on them.
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Following canapes -- smoked duck with crispy vegetables wrapped in rice paper, and Brie-and-strawberry crostini drizzled with balsamic honey syrup -- guests dined on three-peppercorn and whole-grain-mustard-rubbed beef strip loin. It was complemented with a caramelized red onion compote. Two more options: Gorgonzola, citrus-rosemary grilled turkey breast with cranberry jus, and truffle mac 'n' cheese. Friends and family also helped themselves to a potato bar buffet and a seafood station of shrimp, mussels, and island-spiced scallops before indulging their sweet tooth on fondue, candy apples, and ice cream bars.
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A Sweet Treat
Guests also enjoyed a sweets buffet.
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Polaroids were artfully placed in a scrapbook which will be kept as a beautiful memento from the day.
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Colin dipped his bride to Harry Connick Jr.'s "A Wink and a Smile." As the evening progressed, everyone cuddled up with their sweethearts and danced to the couple's favorite jazz tunes. The fireworks over Epcot Center rounded off a perfect evening.
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