In case you missed it, I have begun our wedding Trip Report! Part One of our dramatic and stressful Arrival Day is right here. And now we move on to Part Two.
Day 1 – Thursday, May 17, 2012
Part 2, the part where my day becomes much better
When we left off, we had just decided to splurge for the hotel suite, which means we had to evacuate our fake room. We had some stuff with us, like Mr. BFT’s computer bag, my dress and other accessories, and my purse. We called my parents who were happily settled into their room in the Fantasy Tower, and they said we could store our stuff there while we went off to our photo shoot. Once we got to my parent’s room and put all our stuff down, we decided we might have time to run down to Bell Services and see if we can’t pull out fresh shirts from our luggage, so at least we will have clean shirts for our photo shoot. Considering our trouble with Bell Services just a couple hours prior, they were especially chill about taking us back to the storage area and letting us rummage through our stuff. I managed to locate a decent top and nicer shoes than the flip flops I was currently wearing, and I also was able to pull out my makeup bag. Mr. BFT just wanted a fresh shirt so that was pretty easy. We ran back up to my parent’s room to change and I was able to put on a little bit of makeup (thank goodness for Photoshop!). At some point while we were freshening up, Case Member Tracy called my cell phone and asked where she should bring our new room keys, so I gave her my parent’s room number. Tracy managed to get there really quickly (I suppose because she was already in the Fantasy Tower) so Mr. BFT and I were able to thank her for her hard work in person. (I also filled out a comment card, expressing my praise for her. Seriously, as cruddy as our check-in was, it wasn’t her fault.) I stashed the hotel keys in my purse and we were out the door a few minutes before 6pm, which was when we were scheduled to meet up with our photographers inside Disney’s California Adventure. I sent them a text and said we were going to be about 15 minutes late and they replied that was fine.
On our walk over, Mr. BFT and I had a good talk; I apologized for my meltdown and Mr. BFT again said it was fine – I was allowed one meltdown, haha. He said it all worked out and he was looking forward to relaxing in our suite. And at some point I realized we had both pulled out blue shirts! Not planned at all but it ended up looking nice in the pictures.
We got to the gate in about 10 minutes and once inside the park, we spotted The Roots immediately! After introductions and hugs, we told them we had until 7pm, 7:15 at the latest so let’s get started! I also apologized because I had my little purse (Dooney & Burke Disney crossbody) with my hotel key, sunglasses, phone and wallet, even though their instructions said not to bring purses. But before I could say “I’ll put it in a locker” – Jensey, the female half of our photography team, grabbed it and said “I’ll wear it!” haha – I think maybe she liked it! The Roots were so great to work with and our shoot was so easy! I kept telling them it was the most fun I’d had the entire day and even though I was super stressed about squeezing this shoot in on this day, I was so happy we did it.
(Our photos for this shoot will be featured in a separate, very long post tomorrow!)
(I didn’t think to take pictures of our suite until the last day, so pardon the mess.)
|Our roomy living area
|We had a great view of the pool area ….
|…. Disneyland (that is Matterhorn right in the center) …
|…. Our wedding venue (!!!!!) ….
|… And Disney’s California Adventure!
Talk about a panoramic view!
Then I ran out to the balcony to catch a glimpse of our stuff arriving.