Rob and Scott's Big Fat Gay Disney Wedding-TR Pg 92; Photo Update pg 133

MemoToMe

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Okay, so Rob asked me to share a few thoughts about the whole experience. But before I do, I want to send thanks to everyone here who have been so supportive and complimentary in their comments. It means a lot to both of us.

As you can no doubt tell, Rob is very detail oriented, and it's because of his tenacious planning skills that this happened at all. I'm the person who looks at the "Big Picture", and he's the one who handles the "Little Details". We really compliment each other very well, and we always looked at everything together. More often than not, I'd agree with his choices, but when I didn't we would discuss and make compromises when necessary. I love him, and I'm so lucky to have him in my life.

Everyone at Disney was so wonderful in taking care of us, but most especially Joe, our wedding coordinator, and Marion, our event planner. They always kept in contact with us and answered every question and concern we had promptly. They were awesome, especially considering that Disney is on a learning curve with same-sex weddings. I can only hope that Disney will learn from our and other's weddings and create more same-sex specific options and ideas.

The wedding itself was better than I could ever hope for. Sure, there were missteps along the way (*cough* wedding crashers *cough*), but generally they were small compared to everything else. I echo Rob's sentiments that I wish we had more time to spend talking with everyone, but hearing from more than one person that "that was the best wedding I've ever been to", more than made up for that. Our whole plan from the get-go was that this was to be a celebration of our union, and that our primary goal was to make sure everyone had fun. To that end, I think we succeeded.

As far as the cruise, we had a blast. There were a couple of things we could have done differently, but that's for the next cruise-and there will be another.

And of course, none of this would have happened if it were not for the fact that we have such wonderful friends and family. They were the reason for our little shindig, and they made everything worthwile.

Now, if we could only win the lottery and have real marriage rights in Florida, we could plan a really BIG bash!!

Oh, jeez, Rob fainted.:faint:
 

rpmdfw

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As you can no doubt tell, Rob is very detail oriented, and it's because of his tenacious planning skills that this happened at all. I'm the person who looks at the "Big Picture", and he's the one who handles the "Little Details". We really compliment each other very well, and we always looked at everything together. More often than not, I'd agree with his choices, but when I didn't we would discuss and make compromises when necessary. I love him, and I'm so lucky to have him in my life.
I'm the lucky one! And while it's true that I did the majority of the obsessing and planning and stressing over every detail and trying to get the budget down to a manageable size, Scott did the most important thing of all: He figured out how we could afford the Big Fat Gay Disney Wedding in the first place. So don't let him fool you into thinking I did all the work.

Everyone at Disney was so wonderful in taking care of us, but most especially Joe, our wedding coordinator, and Marion, our event planner. They always kept in contact with us and answered every question and concern we had promptly. They were awesome, especially considering that Disney is on a learning curve with same-sex weddings. I can only hope that Disney will learn from our and other's weddings and create more same-sex specific options and ideas.
I can't agree more. Everyone with the Disney Fairy Tale Weddings team was just amazing. Joe and Marion were SO much fun to work with, but so was Laura, our floral event planner; the chefs that did our tasting; the event manager from Epcot Events; the various secretaries and assistants the we dealt with. All of them, without exception, helped make our day magical. I can't say it enough. They rocked! I do agree, though, I think that they could have a few specific things that are commitment cermony specific, but I think that's coming (I know they've done photo shoots of male couples and female couples for promotional purposes).

The wedding itself was better than I could ever hope for. Sure, there were missteps along the way (*cough* wedding crashers *cough*), but generally they were small compared to everything else. I echo Rob's sentiments that I wish we had more time to spend talking with everyone, but hearing from more than one person that "that was the best wedding I've ever been to", more than made up for that. Our whole plan from the get-go was that this was to be a celebration of our union, and that our primary goal was to make sure everyone had fun. To that end, I think we succeeded.

And of course, none of this would have happened if it were not for the fact that we have such wonderful friends and family. They were the reason for our little shindig, and they made everything worthwile.

Now, if we could only win the lottery and have real marriage rights in Florida, we could plan a really BIG bash!!
I'd LOVE to have an excuse to do another big bash. An even bigger one! With a bigger budget! But I think the Big Fat Gay Disney Wedding was just what it needed to be.

Okay, so Rob asked me to share a few thoughts about the whole experience.
Thanks, honey, for giving a bit of your persepective on things. It's nice to hear the counterpoint to my ramblings sometimes. You're awesome.

Throw some bourbon on him - He'll wake up! :rolleyes:
Don't throw it! That would waste it! Just tell me my drink is ready, and I'll wake up! :thumbsup2
 
  • rpmdfw

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    Looks like cheap red wine to me! :confused3
    While there are some reds in the $15 range that I quite like, I'm not sure that "cheap red wine" is the way I'd go personally.

    Maybe that's why he's spilling it? :confused3
     
  • wallyb

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    Well
    1- Jeeves Is not Me - you've met me - do I resemble him at all?
    2 - Sorry it not the right bottle - but hey - work with me - it's sunday!
     

    Ciciwoowoo

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    Just found this thread and I want to tell you I loved it! I've never seen anyone take pics of the wedding and place them with the vows spoken. It was nicely done!

    Congrats to you both!!! You make a lovely couple... You both glowed in all your pics! (With the exception of the one during the cruise when you were green! ;) ) Thank you for sharing your happy memories with us!!!
     
  • Rob's Mom

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    Yes, The Big Fat Gay Disney Wedding was just what it was supposed to be, and it was indeed Magical. It was also a lot of fun!!pixiedust:
    From the minute we arrived on September 24 to the time we left on on October 6, there was just one happy moment after another. The reason for this was love: :love: Rob and Scott's obvious love for one another, and we, as a family, who love them.
    I have so many wonderful memories of that weekend, especially after going through all the photos to choose the ones I want in our album.:confused: How could I choose only a few? Finally, I chose the ones of Rob and Scott that showed, on their faces, their love. Also, I chose the ones that showed all of the family having such a good time. :dance3:
    I have spoken to every one of the family members since then, and they all express their gratitude to Rob and Scott for sharing their happiness by throwing this shindig. It was a unifying event for a family that was already close.:grouphug:
    Personally, I keep seeing those two beaming, smiling faces. It gives me the most pleasure to know that their smiles and obvious love for one another was not a show for that one day, but that it is their normal state of happiness. :flower3: As parents, we pray for the day when each of our children finds that one person with whom they want to spend the rest of their lives. For Rob, it is Scott. From the first day they met. And as for me, I knew that Scott loved him too, because I saw it on his face in the first picture I ever saw of him. You see, Rob was taking the picture, and Scott was looking at him. The BFGDW was the celebration of that Fairy Tale come true.:tink:
    I am so proud of my two sons, Rob and Scott, because they have the courage to celebrate their love and unintentionally serve as an example to both gay and straight couples of what love looks like. Obviously, I love them both very much, and I look forward to many more happy moments with them.:love1:
    Thank you, Rob, for this wonderful journal of the planning and of the event itself.:thanks: :thanks: If you print it, I surely do want a copy. Thank you both for letting me share in that planning and celebration. I love you both.
     

    jamieandben

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    Rob's MOM
    Your one great mom :flower3:
    More mothers of gay men and woman should be like you. :hug:
     

    rpmdfw

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    Thanks, Mom!

    We love you too!

    I got your list of photos for your album. Scott and I are in the process of finalizing our list as well. I'll let you know when the albums are done.:thumbsup2
     

    wallyb

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    :wave2:
    So let me get this Straight (so to speak)-
    Rob's Mom - you actually Love Rob and Scott -
    and no money exchanged hands for this glowing endorcement.
    :scratchin
    How Odd.



    Rob's one luck guy.
    :lovestruc
     

    29apr00

    Momma to a Princess and a little Prince!
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    What a great report!! You and Scott had a wonderful day, Congratulations and many happy years!!

    Thanks for the cruise recap! I'm even more excited for our trip now! :cool1:
     

    Rob's Mom

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    :wave2:
    So let me get this Straight (so to speak)-
    Rob's Mom - you actually Love Rob and Scott -
    and no money exchanged hands for this glowing endorcement.
    :scratchin
    How Odd.



    Rob's one luck guy.
    :lovestruc
    Yes, Wally I do love them.:love:
    But I didn't know I had to pay Rob and Scott to post a message!! :scared1:
     

    kingLouiethe1

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    Yes, Wally I do love them.:love:
    But I didn't know I had to pay Rob and Scott to post a message!! :scared1:
    That's right Rob's mom, he only shows you the sweet side, but he makes us pay to post here, and lots of other mean things I can't tell you about or we'll be punished :sad:
     



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