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A few times a year, I tend to find myself in what I like to call, “the-sky-is-falling” mode.

It doesn’t take much- Whether it’s a couple weeks without a wedding inquiry, maybe a month without a booking. Maybe, oh I don’t know, closing on a new home? But occasionally I become completely and utterly convinced that our life as we know it is over, and the bookings are gonna stop. Just like that. That’s the scariest part of being self-employeed- I know we’re good for this year, but that’s about as far out as the headlights allow me to see. I always thought that once we’d been in business ~5 years, I’d start feeling a sense of peace that we’re ok. But 9 years in and I still get as anxious as year 2 whether or not people still want us around.

This is where Nate comes in: he’s always able to read what part of the sky-is-falling spectrum I’m on in any given moment of time. Whether I’m just being unusually quiet in the car or sobbing before bed, he knows exactly what to say and do to make it all better.

I’m just grateful that even though our headlights only go so far, Nathanial’s the one driving the car.

Happy birthday, Bug. I love you more with each second and can’t wait to spend another year holding your hand. :)

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Continued from Jenna and Liam’s Part I!!!!

I don’t have a photo of him to post, but before I forget- We worked with our new pal, Tyler of Beyond Videography, and cannot say enough wonderful things about him. Go book him here!

Disney's Animal Kingdom Wedding

Oh, Animal Kingdom weddings, you have my heart! <3

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Jenna and Liam’s ceremony location got moved around more times than I remember because of all the construction going on at the Animal Kingdom. I loved where they ended up!

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YOU GUYS.

Disney's Animal Kingdom Wedding at Expedition Everest

Remember their Magic Band proposal? I loved how they incorporated it with their signs for each food served.

Disney's Animal Kingdom Wedding at Expedition Everest

I was surprised the guests weren’t prepared for the cold temperatures- The reception was at the base of Mount Everest, for goodness sake!

Disney's Animal Kingdom Wedding at Expedition Everest

Oh, just a glow stick entrance into the reception. No big deal. ;)

Disney's Animal Kingdom Wedding at Expedition Everest

Too many favorites, but this is definitely one of them!

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TIM HOUSE! I met Tim ~18 years ago and he’s been a close family friend ever since, so it’s an extra special wedding when his smiling face is around! :)

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Love this soooo much.

Disney's Animal Kingdom Wedding at Expedition Everest

Just a little father/daughter dance in front of Everest’s Fastpass+ entrance. :)

Disney's Animal Kingdom Wedding at Expedition Everest

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Jenna was born October 23rd and is obsessed with 10:23, so that’s precisely when they scheduled their cake cutting. <3

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Her maids of honor gave one of my all-time favorite toasts, complete with direct quotes from emails from Jenna talking about when she first met Liam. I laughed so hard I was crying! :)

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Jenna and Liam, thank you for letting us be a part of your wedding dream team! Talk about setting the bar high for our 2015 weddings! Patricia of LeJeune Artistry, Maxine from Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings, Tyler of Beyond Videography, Tim House, and of course Nate- Let’s all do it again soon! ;)

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It was a total surprise. Jenna received a message on Disney Company letterhead instructing her to report to Disney’s Boardwalk Inn for a magical moment. She assumed it had to do with her birthday later that week and headed to Sea Breeze Point. Jenna’s closest friends and family were waiting for her there, along with Liam, who asked if she was ready for the “next generation” of their lives together, along with a ring box made out of a custom Magic Band box, and painted bride and groom Magic Bands. It was one of the most thoughtful, creative proposals I’ve ever heard, and I cannot even imagine these two Disney obsessed cast members beginning their life together any other way.  (You can read the extended story here!)

I was so excited to finally see THE box!

Walt Disney World Magic Band Wedding Proposal

Lilly wedding shoes = The happiest wedding shoes! <3

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Lilly Pulitzer Wedding Shoes

Wedding Dress Hanging at Disney Boardwwalk

Talk about a small world moment- I find out Jenna’s family and her bridesmaids are all from Winnetka, Illinois, and with some quick detective work, find out they all went to high school with my cousin, Jamie. What are the chances?!

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I can’t believe we got the fabulous Patricia LeJeune in a photoooooo! (Haven’t booked your hair and make-up artist yet? Stop what you’re doing and book her here!)

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Bridesmaids at Disney Boardwalk Inn

PS- These are always my favorite photos to stumble upon while editing. <3

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Groom Bow Tie

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Groom Getting Ready

I love a good wedding day letter exchange!

Wedding Letter Swap

Bride Getting Ready at Disney's Boardwalk Inn

Bride Getting Ready at Disney's Boardwalk Inn

Bride Getting Ready at Disney's Boardwalk Inn

First look time!

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Boardwalk Inn Wedding

Boardwalk Inn Wedding

And then we went on a wedding adventure. A reeeeeeeeally big one.

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Kilimanjaro Safari Wedding

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Disney Animal Kingdom Wedding Kilimanjaro Safaris

Jenna, you were gooooorgeous. <3

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Disney Animal Kingdom Wedding Kilimanjaro Safaris

Disney Animal Kingdom Wedding Kilimanjaro Safaris

Disney Animal Kingdom Wedding Kilimanjaro Safaris

Disney Animal Kingdom Wedding Kilimanjaro Safaris

Disney Animal Kingdom Wedding Kilimanjaro Safaris

Disney Animal Kingdom Wedding Kilimanjaro Safaris

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That’s only part one! Come back tomorrow for the ceremony and reception!! :)

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Please remember that Nate and I are still out of the office! :)

Also, this post is continued from Emily and Chad’s Boardwalk Wedding Part I, so make sure you read that part first!

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We left Sea Breeze Point and headed to The Attic for Emily and Chad’s wedding reception! :)

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After their reception, Nate and I headed out for some more photo time with this crew, and it was awwwwwwful. ;)

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FAVORITE.

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I lied- It’s a tie for favorite today. <3

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Emily and Chad, thank you for such a fun wedding day. And Mary Angelini and Jamie, we loved working with you guys! (Check out Key Moment Films, y’all!)

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