Jessica and David got engaged on the 14th of December in 2011 at Walt Disney World during one of the most magical events that Disney puts on, Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. How does an engagement like this happen? Well I asked the couple and this is what they told me....
The couple traveled around the United States for 4 weeks in the month of December that year. Dave had originally planned to ask Jess to marry him in New York City. They would be in the Big Apple for Christmas and New Year's and this seemed like the most magical time to do it. However, the most magical place on Earth chaged Dave's mind and the night of the Christmas Party while they were sitting at Swan Boat Landing (the location for Magic Kingdom weddings for those that don't know) Dave got down on one knee and asked Jess to spend the rest of her life with him. She obviously said yes and now less than a year later they made their way back to Disney World and had engagement pictures taken.
The couple will tie the knot on October 3rd of 2013 and the best part is that we get to share the journey with them. The couple not only chose Randy for their engagement pictures but for their wedding as well. The wedding will take place at the Swan & Dolphin resort at Crescent Terrace. They will follow it up with an intimate reception at Il Mulino, a restaurant inside of the Swan.
The engagement shoot took place at Disney's POP! Century resort. The reasons couples choose different resorts vary but for this couple it was a more sentimental reason. The resort they stayed at on their engagement trip was Pop so to them it only made sense to do it there. Another aspect of Pop for the couple is that it is just so different from hotels down under.
To add a little more Disney flair the couple bought Mickey Mouse balloons to use in the shoot and they really made the pictures POP! pun most definitely intended.
Disney is very important to the couple. Not only did they share a love for Disney movies before but now that they got engaged at Disney World the magic of Disney has infused its way into their lives forever. To the couple Disney is the essence of happy. They have always had such a great time when they visit Disney World and it helps them stay young at heart. I think this was the true goal for Walt Disney, he wanted to provide a place where adults and children alike could share in the magic.
The couple loved working with Randy because he was so easy going and really helped them get comfortable. Randy also had a good time with the couple he loves working with his out of the country couples. It always gives him the opportunity to learn new things. The couple was kind enough to bring Randy a little gift all the way from the land of Koalas which he now proudly displays!
Jess and Dave I hope that you have a wonderful time planning the wedding and we can't wait to see the pictures from the big day. I hope you enjoy the rest of your preview and congratulations from your American friend.