Daring sword fights. Magic spells. A prince in disguise.
Well. Ok, not really.
But there may have well been! Lisa & Wes had one heck of a fairy tale wedding! I expected nothing less of this wonderful couple and I half expected Maleficent to pop in and curse us all for being so dang happy for them. If anyone was going to pull off an elegant Disney themed wedding at a castle looking inn, it was certainly going to be them. Lisa is a girl after my own heart; we just have far too much in common, and being huge Disney nerds is definitely one thing we share. In fact, I’m going to pass my crown over to Lisa because she teaches a Disney class at a college. What? Yes. Thats right. You read that correctly.
They followed through with the Disney theme quite well. Wes proposed to Lisa one morning in their Raleigh, NC home in front of a Cinderella Castle wall decal he stuck to the wall. Next came the Disney World engagement session which is how we met! Finally, a fairy tale wedding that even Cinderella would be jealous of.
Barclay Villa is a gorgeous inn nestled in Angier, NC and was definitely the perfect setting. Their tagline is “A Place Where Dreams Are Made”. When we pulled up to the structure, it took my breath away and the interior wasn’t lacking in the beauty department either. Lisa & Wes were wed out in the garden area surrounded by their close family & friends. The man of honor sang them a beautiful song as they poured their sand together to symbolize their love never being able to separate. They danced for the first time as husband and wife to one of my favorite Disney songs of all time, I See The Light from Tangled. I won’t lie. I teared up a time or two.
And of course, of course, you can’t end a Disney fairytale wedding without departing in a horse drawn carriage.
And they did. And it was glorious (because we got to ride with them, hah!).
Photography: Catherine Ann Photography
Venue: Barclay Villa
Dress: Lara by Maggie Sottero
Hair & Makeup: Makeup For Your Day
Cake: Cinda’s Creative Cakes
DJ: The Perfect Beat
Brides Shoes: Kate Spade
Flowers: Daniels Florist
Horse Drawn Carriage: Gold Leaf Carriage
How adorable is Lisa’s Minnie & Mickey hanger? I about died when she showed it to me!
There were so many hidden Mickey elements to their wedding (-: These shoe decal ones are probably my favorite
Wes sent Lisa this huge bouquet while she was getting ready <3
More hidden Mickeys!
Wes got Lisa a first edition Alice in Wonderland book. I’m not gonna lie, I was super jealous!
I had to do a Mickey ring shot on the cover of the Alice in Wonderland book. Too perfect!
I spy Mickey Mouse cufflinks
Wes is such a handsome groom & pulls off pink quite well!
The groomsmen got hidden Micky socks!
Hidden Mickey toes
I adored the back of Lisa’s Maggie Sottero wedding dress
I have never seen a mother in law so excited to welcome a bride into the family! I love both of these families & I got to know both of their mothers during the engagement session because they were on the trip!
A nod to Tangled! (-:
Here comes Prince Charming
I almost started crying during Lisa’s vows. It was truly beautiful
Brian, the man of honor, singing them a heartfelt song
I spy another hidden Mickey!
This photo is Lisa & Wes. They are adorable, happy, and just plain silly!
and they lived happily every after. The end.
Do you know someone who is getting married & needs a wedding photographer? We would love to photograph their big day! We travel world wide (-: