Trip Report – Day 3, Part 8 – End of Reception

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Disneyland Wedding: Trip Report

After Mickey, Minnie, and Donald made their exit, the party really got started!  The lights came down, our special “starry night” ceiling lights were turned on, and the music was cranked up! I slipped out of my heels (which were actually super comfy, even six hours later) and switched to my pink sparkly Toms that were waiting for me under our sweetheart table.

Disneyland Wedding - Grand Californian Hotel - Trillium Room

Disneyland Wedding - Grand Californian Hotel - Trillium Room

Coincidentally, right after our special guests left, our DJ announced last call, and everyone disappeared to the patio where the bar was located!  So our dance floor was kinda pathetic.  But I had a special dance partner – my friends’ two year old daughter.  
Disneyland Wedding - Grand Californian Hotel - Trillium Room
Disneyland Wedding - Grand Californian Hotel - Trillium Room
Here I am trying to teach her to call me a “Disney princess bride.”  She totally didn’t buy it.

Disneyland Wedding - Grand Californian Hotel - Trillium Room

We also took advantage of our DJ’s awesome photo booth!

Disneyland Wedding - Photo Booth
Disneyland Wedding - Grand Californian Hotel - Trillium Room

Disneyland Wedding - Grand Californian Hotel - Trillium Room

They included a ton of really fun Disney props, and we also brought a few of our own (yes – I made a Walter-on-a-stick).

Disneyland Wedding - Grand Californian Hotel - Trillium Room

Once everyone got their booze refill, the dance floor picked up a bit.

Disneyland Wedding - Grand Californian Hotel - Trillium Room

At 4:00pm, The Roots came over to say their scheduled time was up and it was time to say “goodbye” to them!  I insisted we take one of their signature mirror pictures, so after checking to make sure it was clear, we snuck into a men’s room for a quick shot.

Disneyland Wedding - Grand Californian Hotel - Trillium Room

(I think I was holding hands with Mr. BFT – kinda weird looking, right?)

The last hour of our reception flew by and soon our last song, Twist and Shout by The Beatles, was playing.  Then there were lots of hugs and thank-you-for-comings and compliments on how great everything was.  *blushes*

We tried to help our planners clean up but we were shoo’ed away.  Our Disney coordinator Julie said all our personal items and gifts would be delivered to our room later that evening.  I was sort of waiting for Julie to tell us that a golf cart would take us back to The Disneyland Hotel across the street, but it never happened!  I felt super awkward walking across the street in my wedding gown, and Mr. BFT in his suit.  But, c’est la vie!  We made it back to the room and collapsed – literally!  I got out of my gown and got straight into bed.  I was exhausted but my mind was reeling too much to actually sleep, so I caught up on all of the wedding well wishes and photos posted on Facebook and Twitter.  And Mr. BFT has just found out that morning that his boss was fired from the TV show he works on, so he was a little busy on his phone as well.  Isn’t it all so romantic?

Next Up – The wedding day celebration continues with our super sweet dessert party!

(Side note – Happy four month anniversary to us!)