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    Disney, Wedding + Engagement

    Why We Postponed Our Disney Wedding…

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    Wedding Bells Are Ringing (or at least they will in 2022 for us)  👰🏼

    It took me a while to finally sit and write this post as every time I start thinking about my dream wedding, I get a little emotional. ICYMI – we got engaged in February 2020 right before COVID hit the US and while our engagement and proposal was something out of a fairytale…the events that followed were anything but. We had such a magical time at Disney Aulani getting engaged on the beach and right away we knew we wanted to plan our dream Disney Wedding at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL.

    Then we get home…we begin the wedding planning process and we begin chatting with our Disney Wedding consultant to plan our fairytale nuptials. While we were planning we were continuing to be optimistic hoping that ’14 days to slow the spread’ would be long forgotten by the time our May 2021 wedding rolled around but as weeks turned into months it became obvious that COVID wasn’t going anywhere and like many couples it was time to make a decision…do we postpone or do we continue on.

    The brings us to our decision…after carefully reviewing CDC guidelines and Walt Disney World guidelines we decided 2021 wasn’t our time to get married and instead made the tough decision to postpone till May 2022…so here’s some factors that contributed to our decision and some of our feelings…I figured this would be a cathartic exercise to express the sadness and frustration I (as well as so many other people have been feeling).


    General Concerns

    Before I dive into the Disney COVID guidelines which was a big factor in our decision to postpone our wedding it’s first important to note the overall feelings Mike and I had regarding continuing on with the wedding as planned.

    A big factor was that fully plan on having a big wedding with family members that vary in age and vary with health concerns…the last thing we want is for anyone to get sick at our wedding or feel a sense of obligation to attend even if they don’t feel comfortable being around crowds of people or traveling etc…we want everyone to feel happy and carefree, we don’t want a pandemic and nervous feelings clouding our day and everyone’s experience. Since our families are from the East Coast, everyone would pretty much need to board a plane or drive to Orlando for the wedding so we felt with the uncertainty in the world around COVID it still was too early to ask people to travel and leave the safety of their home for us, it felt selfish and not right.

    Another huge factor for us was cost…COVID has caused financial impacts on a lot of people, and out of concern for our guests we knew asking people to pay to travel and stay at a hotel while we still await the jobs market to recuperate wasn’t the right thing to do.


    Now to get to Disney Wedding Guidelines…which also greatly impacted our decision to postpone…

    I want to note we fully understand these guidelines are for overall guest safety and health, I think it’s great Disney Wedding’s are trying to find a way to still allow couples to have their Happily Ever After and plenty of couples are continuing to have their wedding at WDW with these guidelines…we just felt it wasn’t a fit for us and wanted to hold out for normalcy.

    Mask Requirement

    Currently everyone attending and participating in a Disney Wedding must wear a mask at all times except as the bride and groom walk dow the aisle and exchange vows…other than that masks are required for guests, photos, in between reception and cocktail hour etc. Personally if I am spending a ton of hair, makeup, my dream venue etc I want to have no aspect of COVID in my wedding memories, especially a mask, and since we both agreed this was not a memory we wanted in our photos, videos etc we knew we wanted to postpone until masks are fully gone and the world is back to normal (or as normal as we can hope).

    Guest Count

    Mike has a large family and we anticipate 100-150 guests, right now Disney for our venue was limiting guest count to 25 which simply wouldn’t work for us so that was a big factor as well. We are hoping once things become normal, the regular guest counts can resume.

    No Characters

    One of my favorite parts about Disney and once of the aspects I am most excited about for my Disney Wedding is having Mickey + Minnie at our reception! Unfortunately for overall health + safety guidelines character experiences are not available at your wedding as they don’t want guests hugging or touching the characters.

    So What’s Next?

    So here we are…we had sent out our Save The Dates, we had begun planning our big day, my dress is sitting in a warehouse waiting for me to walk down the aisle in it and we are sitting waiting for the world to go back to normal. Disney Weddings only allows you to book exactly one year from the date you want so unfortunately to book for May 2022 we need to wait till May 2021…sad to think our wedding would of been this year but we have to wait another year and a half…but I don’t think anyone could have predicted the world being this upside down and uncertain for this long…we sure didn’t, we waited till December to make the decision to postpone as we kept holding out hope.

    We feel sad but are optimistic things will brighten up soon. We just bought our first home so we will take this time we would’ve been wedding planning to instead renovate, design + make our house a home! We know there’s a lot going on in the world and our wedding being moved isn’t the most tragic thing to happen but we can’t help but feel a bit sad and helpless because we still don’t know what the future holds or when or if life will ever return to normal…praying for some magic + pixie dust in the future and our love goes out to brides and grooms to be encountering the same struggle as us…lots of tough decisions with what should be a happy time.

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    Outfits, Shopping Guides

    National Polka Dot Day Style Guide…

    Polka Dot Dress || Red Blazer || Minnie Vintage Lunchbox || Red Suede Pumps || Red Polka Dot Headband

    ❤️ NATIONAL POLKA DOT DAY is just around the corner, January 22nd to be exact ❤️

    ICYMI – I LOVE polka dots + for many reasons. One, because polka dots make me think of Disney which I love + two I love a great statement print to rock for any day! I rounded up some of my favorite polka dot styles you can wear year round + dress them up or down dependent on your day, mood + style. If you like to be really bold like me, you can go ahead and wear an all polka dot outfit as well to truly make a statement. Shop my favorites below + let me know if you are a polka dot fan!







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    Christmas, Gift Guides, Shopping Guides

    2020 Gift Guides By Category…


    Now that Thanksgiving is over it’s time to get ready for the Holiday Season + time to shop, shop, shop! Whether you are looking for gifts for your boo, your family, your friends or more, I am rounding up all the options at varying retailers and price points below! From beauty gifts to jewelry to items for the chef, traveler, adventurer and more – a little something for everyone.

    Happy Shopping!

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    Gift Guides, Holiday Guides, Shopping Guides

    Holiday Gift Guides By Price…


    The Holiday Season is in full swing + that means time to start stocking up on the must-have gifts of the season! Whether it’s a gift for a friend, your significant other, a family member or beyond I am rounding up some great gift options for everyone in your life by price so you can find what works for your wallet!

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    Everyone loves some great warm weather accessories, every day needs or home decor etc and these finds are all under $50! I call that a win win!

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    I love these great quality finds that are perfect for everyone year round and all under $100!

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    These boots, beauty tools + more are perfect for the season…such exciting gifts that will for sure be a hit.

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    Can I gift myself some of these finds? I just want them ALL!

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    OK, so I definitely want some of these for myself as well hehe Especially the YSL bag and a new Macbook…maybe this is my holiday wish list 😉

    What are you wanting this Holiday Season? ♥

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    Disney, Holiday Dressing, Holiday Guides

    Disney For The Holidays…



    It’s the most magical time of year so naturally I headed to the most magical place on earth…Disney World! I couldn’t wait to head to Disney World last week since I have never experienced the holiday season at Disney World and I heard it is truly something out of a winter wonderland. From festive treats to merry merch to delightful decor + so much more, experiencing Disney World during the holidays was honestly one of the best trips ever.

    Before heading to Disney I fully prepped, I got a COVID test, brought plenty of masks, sanitizer and a thermometer to take my temp prior to heading to the park + I washed my hands at the park constantly (every time I did an outfit change in fact), I also brought sanitizing wipes on the plane as well – keeping safe is key for Disney and me so it felt good to see everyone doing their part in staying safe and following the protocols in place.

    There’s so many exciting Holiday Magic Moments to cover from Disney and I am not sure where to start but let’s jump in with one of my favorite parts of every season change at Disney, the new merch! From Holiday ears to Christmas sweaters to home essentials + more, I stocked up on my favorites from the parks (in addition to some great giftables on ShopDisney that are in my Disney Gift Guide).

    I love the new Peppermint Ears, Gingerbread Ears, Snowflake Ears + the Green and Red Ears perfect for the Holiday Season! They are great to wear at home while celebrating safely or at the parks with a festive look for the season! There’s also a new array of sweaters, Spirit Jerseys + so much more…way too much merch which left me buying way more than I had originally anticipated. One of my favorites are the Mickey and Minnie Gingerbread plushes because I mean look at how cute they are!

    One of the best parts of Holidays at Disney is the DECOR so let’s take a look at some of the fun decor from my park visit below! From a decked out Main St to a festive Hollywood Studios, both parks go all out for the season. I love the Christmas trees, the wreaths, tinsel and of course the sparkle!

    Another fun part of Magic Kingdom during the Holidays are all of the character cavalcades. From Winnie The Pooh and friends to the Princesses to Mickey, Minnie and the gang to Goofy and the Gingerbread, there are so many cute character moments constantly happening throughout the park making for plenty of fun magic moments.

    Now let’s dive in to the FOOD! We enjoyed yummy treats at Hollywood Studios and Magic Kingdom, some I loved more than others so here’s the deal!

    First up is the Belle’s Enchanted Christmas Tree at Gaston’s Tavern! It’s made of almond macarons (the green) with cranberry orange cream (the red), and a yellow M&M right on top.

    Next up are the Chip and Dale Christmas Churros – Gingerbread churros topped with apple pie filling and chocolate chips available at one of the carts to the right of the castle in Magic Kingdom. This was hands down my favorite Holiday Treat from the park.

    Next up is the An Orange Bird Christmas – Orange–scented white chocolate mousse filled with orange curd – Available at Sunshine Tree Terrace.

    Another yummy treat is the Pistachio Chai Tea Float – Pistachio soft–serve, spiced chai tea, and a red velvet cake pop ornament – Available at Aloha Isle.

    One of the yummiest treats I had at Magic Kingdom the Let it Snow Taco – Sugar cookie “taco shell” filled with salted caramel and spiced chocolate mousse – Available at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe in frontier land!

    I LOVED this Frozen Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate – Frozen salted caramel hot chocolate topped with marshmallows, green sugar, and a chocolate drizzle served with a souvenir Mickey Glow – Available at PizzeRizzo, Backlot Express, ABC Commissary, and Rosie’s All–American Café at Hollywood Studios.

    Disney World will forever be my happy place but during the Holidays it’s extra special! Book your trip now as it’s a great time to spend the most wonderful time of year at the most magical place on earth.

     🎄  Have A Very Magic Holiday Season  🎄

    Photos By: picsforallofya

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