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Instead of a typical reception, Cassie and John treated their guests (and us!) to a Disney Cruise. Why? Because they are awesome. This may surprise you, but even though I’ve spent my life being a Disney geek, I’d never gone on the Disney Cruise Line!
Our adventure started with this building- Note to 1st timers on the Disney Cruise- If you still have your suitcases by the time you get to this point, go find a cast member! No one took our bags, so we stood out lugging all of our gear and what not through the security check point & then all the way to our room! Now we know. :)
Once we got to the boat and started to explore (my favorite part of the whole cruise experience!), we spotted Shelley from Impressions channeling her inner Kate Winslet. :)
We met up in Cassie and John’s suite for the life vest drill. Nope, you won’t see photos of me in my life vest! ;)
As I mentioned above, Shelley from Impressions was also on the cruise with us. She played wedding coordinator on the trip and worked her tail off arranging group events and dropping off things to the guests’ rooms, like these adorable welcome bags! Each bag had Cassie and John’s wedding logo on the outside and held matching beach towels and water bottles inside. :)
Then we hit the top deck to shoot the bon voyage party. It was freezing and windy, but still super exciting. :)
Seriously… How cute is that photo on the left?!
I didn’t know until our first dinner that we would have the same wait staff every night. Lucky for us, we loved our waiter! :)
The next morning, since we were docked in Nassau, Cassie and John invited their guests to play a straw market game! Everyone met in their suite to draw a name of another wedding guest, kinda like secret Santa.
From there, we all headed out to the Straw Market, where everyone had a $2 budget to shop for the person they were assigned. The tricky thing is you can’t find anything there under $2, so everyone had to haggle with the vendors like champs. Or cheat. ;)
I, in the meantime, did some shopping for my little sister. :)
The newlyweds shared their ginormous suite with some of the wedding party. All of the wedding guests got magnets with their names on it for their door, as shown below, and cute message boards. Kinda made it feel like a grown up summer camp (and let me tell you- I loooooved writing on that message board!) :)
Here are some photos from the gift exchange- Someone got John a hot pink bracelet. :)
On our next cruise, I’ll definitely be hitting Atlantis. For no other reason than the fact that one of my all time favorite movies, Holiday in the Sun, was filmed there. Yes, the Mary Kate and Ashley movie. Shut up.
Nathanial, I love you. <3
This was by far my favorite restaurant on the ship, Animator’s Palate.
After dinner, we caught Toy Story the Musical, which of course, I loved.
The sets were amazing! :)
The only thing that bugs me more than child actors are when adults are cast as children. Like this. No thank you, sir.