Before you read this, make sure you’ve read Rachael and Matt’s Wedding Part One!!!
Epcot wedding days are early wedding days. Most of our brides pull all-nighters before their wedding, because they’re drunk on wedding magic, pixie dust, and adrenaline! Well, that and their hair and make up team is showing up at 3am. ;)
We tend to set our alarms for 4am to start our day, get back home to take a nap after lunch, download cards, feed Huck, and head out for the dessert party. It’s not uncommon for me to wistfully tell Nate how amazing it’d be to have a room at the resort we finished at so we could just walk to our room and crash! Well, imagine my surprise when we left Rachael’s wedding and Nate pulled the car into the Boardwalk to valet! He told me he made lunch reservations (which I was a little peeved about because I just wanted to go home and sleep!!), but we checked in to our room instead. <3
It was so fun to just walk into the back entrance of Epcot a little early for the dessert party, grab a drink at the Rose and Crown, and shoot some fireworks!
But back to the wedding. ;) Their reception took place at the California Grill, probably my favorite Disney reception spot! I can never get enough of all that natural light and that view of my favorite park.
Rachael and Matt love dinosaurs. Like, LOVE dinosaurs. Rachael painted a bunch of little gold dinos to sprinkle around their tables, and she and Matt entered their reception to the Jurassic Park theme song! :) Rachael’s favorite movie is The Good Dinosaur, and their cake was themed to Pixar’s “Lava” short with characters from The Good Dinosaur around it. Juuuuuuust wait for the photos, y’all. <3
SO much love for this wedding. ENJOY!!!!!!
Kicking things off with my favorite ring shot of the year so far, a la Nate’s camera magic! <3
That viiiiiiiiiiew! <3
Sing it with me now!
“I have a dream I hope will come true
That you’re here with me and I’m here with you
I wish that the earth, sea, the sky up above-a
Will send me someone to lava!”
Just the best. :)
Just a little mid-toast dinosaur play time, nothing to see here! ;)
Happy, happy, happy, happy! :)
I. MEAN. <3
Sprinkles began as soon as we got out there, but I love this photo of Matt shielding Rachael! Swoooooon. <3
I’m not gonna lie: Poncho Illumination love is my favorite! <3
Then the rain mostly held out the rest of the show!
Faaaaavorite. Nate’s Illumination photos FTW. <3
Rachael and Matt, we can’t thank y’all enough for everything. Lunch on your next trip down, please!! <3