Surprises are the best. The BEST. I love them. I’m a hard person to surprise though. I get nosy and suspicious really easily. I like to bug and bug until people crack. I’ve been told it’s not fun for the other person, but I just can’t help it!
So imagine my surprise when I walked into my apartment last August and found a million balloons scattered around the place. The soundtrack for Pixar’s UP was playing and my very sweet boyfriend was standing holding a bouquet of sunflowers. I would like to say my first reaction was sweet- I cried, I laughed, I grabbed him. But no- my first instinct was to say, “What the fuck?” (If you know me then you aren’t very surprised by this) But then the speech came and the ring and then I started jumping and crying so eventually, I got there.
Fast forward a couple of months later- it’s time to pick my wedding party. BRIDESMAIDS ASSEMBLE!
There wasn’t a question of who I would ask- just a question of HOW. I wanted it to be special and personal and Disney related of course. My girls are all Disney fans themselves so I knew I wouldn’t have to ponder too much on this. I decided to create a Disney Princess box for each of them showcasing their favorite princess. I was sly about this, randomly taking a poll for a Disney Blogger online (which isn’t too much of a stretch since I used to be one once upon a time) and pretty soon, I had my results.
I wanted the outside of the box to be the wedding colors of red and navy blue. Off to Michael’s I go! I found these great boxes with room for a picture on the lid and painted them all accordingly. I covered them with blue ribbon to give them a sense of “opening a present” (I covered the photos for this blog just to give them some privacy).
Once you open the box, this is what you would find:
- Will you be my Bridesmaid postcard from Papersource
- Bottle of champagne with “I Love You” written in different languages and cute cartoons. I also made a special tag for each of them
- A Ring pop (featuring Sid the Sloth from Ice Age since JP worked on that movie!)
- A mini clipboard for notes
- A figurine of your Disney Princess from the Animator’s collection (TOTES my fav!)
- A Little Golden Book of your Disney movie which I took a part and added pages of notes about the wedding after the story
I was able to deliver them personally to each girl and it was so wonderful to see their reactions. I was so glad they all said yes and have started this crazy journey with me!
|From L to R: Michelle (Aurora), Me (Belle), Rachael (Ariel- also my Maid of Honor!), Tana (Pocahontas), Monique (Mulan) and Gale (Jasmine)|