Let’s see, where was I? Oh yes! Mr. Llama and I had just finished our alone time to have fun with just each other, so we headed back to the Boardwalk, where our immediate family, bridal party, and my house party were awaiting us to take more pictures.
In the car ride over, our Disney planner contacted me to let us know that the weather forecast was not looking good, and we would likely be moved inside for our ceremony.
ARGH. It was so beautiful out at the moment! We asked if we could hold off, and she did say we could prolong making the final call until later, but to prepare ourselves for that scenario. It was also at this time that we asked for a different backup location. The backup location they had assigned us was the conference room where we had had the rehearsal the night before, and we just weren’t thrilled with it at all—especially considering we had purchased VERY little decor/floral for the ceremony, so we wouldn’t be able to spruce it up much. We asked if there was anything she could get that had some natural light, and she said she’d work on it and get back to us.
The rehearsal space. Not particularly great.
I know what you’re probably thinking—why didn’t we ask for a different backup earlier? Well, because Disney wouldn’t really let us do that. The Yacht Club Gazebo’s go-to backup location is one of the conference rooms, no ifs, ands, or buts. But if they can finagle something else the day-of that isn’t occupied, they might be able to try and help you. They just won’t RESERVE anything else for you ahead of time, lest they are able to book something else that would using that space.
Anyway, since it was still so gorgeous (and hot!!) out, we headed to the lawn in front of the Boardwalk to take some family photos.
All Photos by Ashley Jane Photography unless otherwise noted.
How cute are my parents?? I just couldn’t skip this photo. That hat was actually my sister-in-law’s…she wore it a couple days prior to the wedding, and my dad asked if he could borrow it because it just matched TOO perfectly with their ensembles!
My parents were so wonderful and supportive regarding our wedding, financially and otherwise. It made ME happy that THEY were so happy with how everything turned out. They’re the absolute best!
This is us with my brother and sister-in-law. They got married about a year ago, and my SIL was SO helpful the week of the wedding. She seemed to know exactly what I needed and when, took charge without being asked to (in a good way!) of little things that I didn’t think about, and was generally an awesome person to have around. I feel like I got to know her a lot better those couple of days; I’m happy to say that my brother made a great choice in a partner!
Mr. Llama’s parents were also great—despite their hesitations with some of our non-traditional ideas & choices, they always supported whatever we decided and wanted to make sure the wedding day was everything we wanted it to be. In addition to hosting the rehearsal dinner the night before, they threw us a second reception in Connecticut in September! Stay tuned for those recaps…
Since Mr. Llama has three siblings and living grandparents, he had a lot more family photos to take!
Isn’t my grandmother-in-law super glamorous? Careful though—she bites! 😉
The good thing about this outdoor location was that there were some shops about 50 feet away with air conditioning! So whenever people weren’t needed for photos, they were able to go sit down and take a (cool) breath. The store vendor closest by was happy to have us—it’s an art gallery shop that typically doesn’t get a ton of walk-through business, so I think they liked the liveliness of the crowd! They even offered us water and places to sit.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a Llama photo op without us getting silly (particularly my mister…)
Onto bridal party photos!
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