My fiancé and I have been longtime and devoted Disney fans. When we were dating, our first year anniversary was spent at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. I’ve always been in love with the movie, The Sleeping Beauty. I fell in love with the story of Sleeping Beauty after I watched and performed in the Sleeping Beauty Ballet. The Sleeping Beauty castle is one of the main attractions at the Disneyland theme park. After he proposed steps away from the entrance to the castle, we knew it would only be right to center our wedding based on the Sleeping Beauty movie. Our wedding is set for September 28th.
We chose the Disneyland Hotel to host the wedding ceremony and reception. The wedding ceremony will be held at the Rose Court Garden. It’s a beautiful outdoor area with a gazebo. The wedding reception will be held in the breathtaking Sleeping Beauty Pavilion room with ceiling to floor windows.
Similar to the movie, the main character Aurora had three fairy godmothers. In my wedding party, I will have three “godmothers” that are my maid of honor and my two bridesmaids. My fiancé will have his best man and two groomsmen. My wedding dress is a Disney-inspired gown from the Disney Bridal Collection from Alfred Angelo. In this case, I chose the Aurora dress which is absolutely stunning. The dress is one shoulder with plenty of ruffles, glamor and even the popular rose flower was incorporated into the dress.
The décor of the reception will be filled with red roses, a popular theme throughout the movie. When Sleeping Beauty was to put to sleep, she was holding a single red rose in the palm of her hands. The centerpieces are tall Manzanita trees with colorful butterflies hanging off of them. Aurora travels through the forest and including small details like the butterflies is a perfect addition to the décor. Sleeping Beauty is awakened by a kiss from her Prince Charming so for the wedding favors, we decided to have the Hershey Kisses chocolates in a white box with pink ribbon attached to it. There will be a sticker on the box with our names and our wedding date along with the spinning wheel and needle symbol. Sleeping Beauty was tricked by the evil Queen Maleficent to prick her finger with a needle on a spinning wheel to put her to sleep ‘forever.’
I’m glad that I was able to incorporate my fondness for the Sleeping Beauty movie and me and my fiancés admiration for Disney into planning the wedding beyond our wildest dreams!