Disney, llamas, a touch of LSU – Juliana and Ross’s wedding at Paradise Cove had so many fun elements that reflected their personalities and memories. The day started off with a first look between Juliana and her bridesmaids, and each of their reactions is priceless! Juliana’s bouquet of purple roses matched not only the bridesmaids’ gowns but the purple highlights in her hair. Ross and his groomsmen made a grand entrance to the ceremony by boat, zooming in to the surprise of all their guests! With a kiss, Juliana and Ross were officially husband and wife, and it was time to dance the night away.
Their wedding reception was filled with more Disney wedding inspiration! Each table was represented by a different Disney ride, and every place card was designed to look like a fast pass to that attraction. During the reception, guests shared date night ideas on popsicle sticks and munched on llama-themed rice crispy treats. Even the cake was topped with handmade fuzzy llamas in Disney hats! Get the full story in an interview with the bride below.
What were the colors of your wedding?
Lilac And navy blue
Explain the style/theme/colors, etc. of your wedding and why you decided on this theme.
We wanted to go with a relaxed theme. We decided to go with a beachy/country feel. The venue really gave us a lot of freedom to be able to do that.
What was the best part of your wedding? Why?
One of the best parts of our wedding was when we saw each other during our “first look”. We also really enjoyed dancing with our friends and families, pretty much all night.
Were there any special details and meaning behind those details in your wedding?
One special detail we had was that the table cards were fast passes for Disney attractions that Juliana and I both enjoy. We tried to match the friends and family members that we thought would also enjoy attractions. Llamas are Juliana’ s favorite animal. She surprised Ross with a pair handcrafted cake toppers that her friend sculpted for us, because she couldn’t come to the wedding. The Llamas each had an LSU and an Auburn Mickey hat on.
How did you two meet and/or what was your proposal story?
We met online and knew we were made for each other when it predicted us to be a 97% match. The engagement was at the magical Disney Wedding Pavilion. Juliana had just had lunch with my mom and niece at the Grand Floridian. They walked around the property and eventually came up to a “tour”…. that I had set up. They brought her to the outside alter that faced Cinderella’s Castle. There I was waiting with a mysterious box. She was surprised to see me because she thought I was at work. As she made her way down the sidewalk with her hands over her mouth in shock, the butterflies increased. Standing in front of me with tears rolling down her face, I opened the box; inside was a Golden Snitch (from the Harry Potter series, her favorite). I got down on one knee, opened the snitch to reveal the ring and asked her to marry me. She said yes!
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Venue: Paradise Cove Orlando | Planner: Taylor Rae Events | Photographer: Sugar Peach Productions | Florist: Pixies and Petals | Caterer: Bubbalou’s BBQ | Cake and Sweets: Sugar Galore | DJ: Elegant Entertainment