Continued from Krystal and Ben’s Disney Cruise Line Castaway Cay Wedding Part I. :)

I just realized that just like our last cruise bride, Kimberly, Krystal is also a fellow wedding photographer. I love that almost every wedding vendor we’ve photographed has either eloped or had a destination wedding like this! :)

Disney's Castaway Cay - Jack Sparrow with Bride and Groom

Captain Jack seemed a bit concerned when he saw we were shooting with Cannons. :)

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After a little bit of bride and groom portrait time on Castaway Cay, it was off to their private reception for cake, toasts, and dances!

Champagne Toast

I love so much that Ben asked his little sister to be his “Best Woman,” and her speech had everyone (including us) wiping tears.

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We were originally going to spend an hour or so after their reception for photos around the boat, but no words could describe how incredibly hot it was! Krystal and Ben made the smart decision to postpone photos until after dinner so they could enjoy the island a bit.

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Disney Cruise Line Wedding - Disney Dream

Krystal and Ben, we can’t thank y’all enough for bringing us along on your wedding adventure!!

Disney Cruise Line Wedding - Disney Dream

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So now that Nate and I have now photographed a couple Disneyland weddings, just a few Walt Disney World weddings, and one very special vow renewal at Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii, it only seemed fitting that we shoot our first wedding on the Disney Cruise Line! Krystal and Ben’s wedding trip took place on the Dream, one of the newest in Disney’s impressive fleet. I loved this boat so hard and I’m already begging Nate for a repeat voyage- 3 days just wasn’t enough! :)

There was no shortage of photo opportunities, that’s for sure. I don’t think we’ve ever spent so long photographing a wedding dress! :)

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This chair and Cinderella mosaic was one of the first things I saw when we boarded the Dream, and I immediately knew I wanted this shot! :)

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I still don’t know how we managed to fit Krystal, her parents, four bridesmaids, and two photographers in this stateroom!

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A wedding day first for us: Characters on golf carts! So fun. :)

Character Pargos on Castaway Cay

Another wedding day first for us: Scuba divers behind the wedding ceremony! :)

Scuba Diving Behind Wedding on Castaway Cay

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I love when a friend or family member of the bride and groom officiates the wedding ceremony. Krystal’s sweet step dad did a wonderful job.

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Krystal, you’re gorgeous. :)

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Check back tomorrow for part two, which kicks off with a special guest who may or may not be Captain Jack Sparrow. :)

Disney Cruise Line Castaway Cay Wedding

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Krystal and Ben met ~five years ago at a small Christian college in Pittsburgh. Ben was a football player and Krystal a cheerleader. :) Ben’s family is from the west coast and Krystal’s is from the east coast. Since half of their guests would have to travel to a wedding regardless, Krystal and Ben decided to make it exciting and have a wedding on the Disney Cruise Line. I think they made the perfect decision, and it was so fun to document their adventure!

The day of their engagement session happened to also be Krystal’s birthday! And I just have to put it out there that Krystal is the one bride I’ve ever bonded with over mutual love for Mary Kate and Ashley’s Holiday in the Sun! It’s because of the movie she wanted to spend her birthday going to Atlantis, and I was totally jealous.

Krystal and I basically spent most of her session discussing how Holiday in the Sun is the most underrated film of our generation. Yep, I went there. ;)

Disney Cruise Line Engagement Session on Nassau

Love all the color in Krystal’s dress! :)

Disney Cruise Line Engagement Session on Nassau

Disney Cruise Line Engagement Session on Nassau

We had to be back at the boat by a certain time so Krystal and Ben could go swim with dolphins, so we hoofed it to this awesome location Krystal found called the Queen’s Staircase.

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Glad you found your “he’s what time it is,” Krystal. ;)

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The wedding adventure continues tomorrow with our first-ever ceremony at Castaway Cay!

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Make sure you’ve seen Krystal and Ben’s engagement session teasers here first! :)

Sooooooo, I sort of fell in love with the Disney Dream. There were so many little touches to love, but one of my favorites was this Cinderella mosaic mural next to Guest Relations off of the main lobby. I had this shoe shot in mind the second I saw it! Lucky for me, Krystal had some stunning Christian Louboutins for me to play with. :)

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Before you read the last chapter of Cassie and John’s wedding adventure, make sure you’ve caught up with their past chapters first! :)

Cassie & John : Wedding Part 1

Cassie & John : Wedding Part 2

Cassie & John : Reception Part 1

Cassie & John : Reception Part 2

Remember in the last post when I said all the wedding guests got cute door decorations? This was our door!! I had way too much fun with that message board, as shown below! :) The drawing on the right (or should I say masterpiece on the right?) was in celebration of pirate night on the ship.

Disclaimer : This photo may make the fireworks look much more exciting than they really were. Just sayin’.

The pool was so cute. Not cute enough to get me to swim in a public pool, but still cute. ;)

Message on the left was in lieu of our day at sea, and can you figure out the one on the right? We left to do a group shot of everyone on the back of the boat. :) I know what you’re thinking… I should have been an animator!

Another restaurant on the Disney Wonder, Parrot Cay.

The show on the final night of the cruise was Disney Dreams, which I guess has won some awards and such for cruise entertainment. You may remember from last week that one of my biggest pet peeves is when adult actors are cast to play children. (You know what I mean- When actors break out the nasal baby voice? Exactly.) So when the main character of this night’s show was introduced, I was pretty sure I was gonna hate it.

But it was actually really cute! And Anne Marie didn’t bug me too much… :)

So the whole show was really impressive with the sets and seamless changes between stories, but then this part happened. The whole time, Peter Pan is trying to get Anne Marie to believe in her dreams and fly and all that Disney goodness. At the end of the musical, however, instead of trying to have Anne Marie practice flying, oh, I dunno, in the nursery like in the real Peter Pan, he just takes her outside and convinces her to jump off the roof! I wanted to yell “Don’t do it, Anne Marie!” But she did. And she flew. Whew! Talk about being on the edge of your seat! The other awkward part about this scene was that since they didn’t put a spotlight on her once she flew, she just kinda flung around, back and forth, in the dark. Really, Disney?

Spoiler alert: Anne Marie learns to believe in magic, doesn’t kill herself, and we all learn that dreams do come true! Huzzah!

Since it was our last night on the ship, we just walked around after all the guests had gone to bed and took more photos. ‘Cause that’s what we do. :) How do you like our family portrait?

A view of the lobby from the top floor.

My favorite part of the ship- The shops! :)

Cassie, thank you so much for letting us tag along on your adventure! We had a blast. :)

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