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Savannah View Proposal

This past October Dave and I stayed at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. I never get to stay on property so this was a great staycation. While we were there, we took some time to explore the resort. I had been here many times, however, I had never truly explored the resort. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge has plenty of great places for the perfect proposal.

Open window in back of lobby

Suspended above the lobby is a bridge that connects the two sides of the Disney Vacation Club floor. To go here you do not have to be a Disney Vacation Club member. Imagine proposing to you love above this beautiful lobby. Better yet, imagine proposing during Christmas time when the lobby is decorated with trees and lights! Because of the bridge’s location, it tends to be vacant. It can provide a nice place for the two of you to escape to.

Suspended bridge in lobby

Different view of the bridge

There a plenty of beautiful places throughout the resort. Some of these places bring you nose to nose with animals. Dave and I stopped to watch the animal keepers feed birds.

You can also find plenty of quite places to watch the animals. Dave and I found these zebras in the most random spot.

Zebra zone in back of the resort

If a public place is not your style, consider getting a Savannah View room. Imagine waking up in the morning and opening you patio to the sights of giraffes and zebras roaming around. Imagine the sun rising and setting a beautiful scene as you propose on the balcony of your room. Also, let the front desk know you are proposing! They can send up some yummy Zebra Domes or perhaps a bottle of champagne.

The morning after Dave proposed he went down to the desk to get Just Engaged buttons and the AKL staff gave him flowers to bring back to me. These beautiful red roses were the perfect end to a wonderful day!

The roses Dave received from the AKL staff

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Your wish, our command!

Part of the revamp of Pixie Dusted Proposals is that I am going to offer personal proposal planning and execution session with me!

I am very excited to be able to offer this service. Maybe you want to plan the perfect proposal on your next trip to Disney. Maybe you can’t get to Disney but want to add some extra Pixie Dust to your love’s dream proposal. Maybe you want to create a unique proposal based off of a favorite movie, a special memory, anything. Well I can help!

Here is the best part. Since I am just starting out, I am offering the first 5 planning/execution sessions for FREE! The only thing that will cost money would be any hugely expensive supplies needed to make your proposal PERFECT! I am going to need some type of portfolio in getting started! So you heard me right! The first 5 of my planning/execution sessions are FREE! Oh, and this doesn’t include the ring! You’re on your own for the one guys!

So here’s how we are going to do this: If you are interested in having me plan/help execute your perfect proposal just contact me via email at LMK5039@gmail.com

Subject your email: Pixie Dusted Proposal Help!

I’ll get back with you and let you know if you are one of the first 5 people to get back to me!

So think about it and email me! I can’t wait to help! Every girl deserves to have the proposal of her dreams and every guy deserves to have the power to make his girl’s dreams come true!

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On the Boardwalk Proposal

Hello! Happy March! I hope that you are having an amazing start to your month and that it has been full of love and excitement. I am sorry that I have taken a break from posting proposal ideas, but I wanted to make sure that this blog didn’t get too boring. Also, with everything that has been going on, I haven’t really had time to go out and get some amazing pictures! Today is your lucky day because I have got a wonderful idea to share with you!

This week’s Pixie Dusted Proposal happens to be at one of my favorite places in all of Walt Disney World: The Boardwalk Hotel/Resort. Located as a part of the EPCOT resort circle, the Boardwalk, features a wonderful array of views and scenes perfect for a proposal. I love this spot because you can have a variety of proposal types here. The Boardwalk is vintage enough that you could proposal in a style that fits your loves personality. You can also make you proposal homey and quiet or shout it out to world, or at least the lagoon.

The Boardwalk gives off a very nostalgic vibe. If you grew up along the Jersey shore, you will feel right at home here. They ever have surreys that you can rent! How perfect would it be for you to go out on an early morning surrey ride along the boardwalk and then you ask your love to marry you? Or perhaps you could take a surrey for an afternoon ride, stop to have a picnic along the water and the perfect moment presents itself. There are many options for you if you want to give a vintage or nostalgic feel to your proposal. And why not make it fun?

Tiny little surrey with the fringe on the top....

There are also many restaurants along the Boardwalk in which you could possibly have a nice dinner and propose. Cat Cora’s Kouzzina is one of my favorite places to eat, with an open view of the kitchen and wonderful Greek food. They are sure to celebrate your proposal by having the whole restaurant give you a big “Opa!” For the sports nut, there is the ESPN Club where they have a TVs broadcasting many different sporting events at one time. For the beer lover, Big River Brewery is a fairly newer microbrewery at the Boardwalk. We can’t forget the Flying Fish Cafe specializing in lovely seafood, seashore type eats.

If you are looking to have an entertaining evening and maybe propose in a big way, why not do it while enjoying amazing music at Jellyrolls? Jellyrolls is a dueling piano bar that only plays the requests of their patrons and is sure to make your special night enjoyable! It is my favorite place on the Boardwalk. The music is amazing and the piano players and sure to make you laugh and impress you with their talent. Maybe if you are lucky, Scotty will play Rainbow Connection for you!

For amazing music and a good time!

I leave you with my idea of a perfect proposal. If I was to be proposed to at the Boardwalk Hotel/Resort, this is where I would want it to happen. The best part about this place is that if you are planning on having a small wedding or maybe a vow renewal, you can always come back to this place and set something up with Disney Weddings.

The place is a small pavilion at the end of the Boardwalk on the way to EPCOT. It looks out over the water and have some views of the Boardwalk and a lighthouse. You can catch some of the most amazing sunsets from this pavilion and the place itself offers some kind of peace that just resonates with me. I hope that you feel the same when you visit it. It would be a great spot to propose especially if your significant other has expressed getting married at that spot already. Why not bring them there at sunset, look them in the eye, and say, ” I love you and I would love to spend the rest of my life with you. Let’s start right here in this very spot.” Or something like that ūüôā Unfortunately I do not have a picture of this place that this very moment, but you can bet as soon as I get one I’ll post it. For now, let your imagination wander, or go hunting for the place. You’ll know which one I am talking about as soon as you see it!

That’s all for now! I’ll have another Pixie Dusted Proposal spot up here soon for you guys. Until then…. Keep Dreaming Wonderful Dreams!

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Wishing for a proposal

This weeks Pixie Dust Proposal has everything to do with wishing wells! Wishing wells are a princess staple. Cinderella had one and Snow White had one as well. So why not plan a proposal at a wishing well that has some beautiful views?

Walt Disney World resort is home to the breathtaking Cinderella’s Castle. Hidden along the castle ramps you will find a quiet little alcove that is home to Cinderella’s wishing well. This happens to be a popular proposal spot simply because of the view of Cinderella’s castle that it provides. At night while the castle is giving us a “kiss goodnight” and changing a multitude of beautiufl colors, the view from the wishing well is amazing. It provides a sweet backdrop for the perfect proposal.

During the day, the wishing well is usually a quick stop for passersby. They may pause briefly for a picture or to make a wish in the well. All the change that is found in the well goes to help children’s dreams come true. I’m not 100% where the money goes but I know that Disney partners heavily with Give Kids the World and Make-A-Wish, both organizations make children’s wishes come true.

The wishing well would provide a great place to quietly pull your love aside and propose. You could ask them to close their eyes and make a wish, when they turn around you are down on one knee. You could ask someone to take your picture, pretend you dropped your wishing coin and end up on one knee. Or you could just simply pop the question as the castle changes colors before your eyes. There are many ways to propose at Cinderella’s wishing well. You could even get Disney’s Guest Relations involved and make it extra special.

Cinderella's Wishing Well

Wishing well during "A Kiss Goodnight"

Profile of the wishing well during the day.

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Freeze Frame: Casie Photographics

Our very first Freeze Frame is all about Orlando-based Casie Photographics!

I have been a fan of Casie Shimansky’s photography since I stumbled across her Up Engagement Photo post. Once I got my blog up and running, I got in contact with Casie and decided that it was time to showcase her work on the blog. Casie and I met up for a little bit of coffee and to chat about life and photography. So for all of you recently engaged folks out there, listen up. This is Casie Photographics

Name: Casie Photographics

Owner: Casie Shimansky

The beautiful Casie

Years in the Biz: About 3 solid years.

PDP: What is your favorite part about shooting weddings?

RBP:¬†Weddings are always different, and as much planning as any one person can do for this incredible moment¬†— whether it be the bride or any of her amazing vendors — I love that it really all just unfolds as it was meant to.¬† You always get this incredible sense of unity at a wedding — the families that I’ve had the pleasure of working with and getting to know are always SO connected and just absolutely adore that these two people have, amongst all odds, found one another.¬† The interactions I have with everyone¬†and usually feeling as if I am somehow adopted into these families is always very exciting to me as well.

PDP: How do you draw inspiration for a shoot?

RBP:¬†What am I¬†not inspired by is¬†really how I feel about photography and life.¬† I am literally the girl who will take pictures of red pears at Publix because they caught my eye (true story! I have the picture on my iPhone!)¬† So, really…everything from Starbucks cups and kids laughing to floral arrangements and a groom seeing his bride for the first time —¬†everything is inspiring to me.¬† I especially love when colors, lighting, or a particular moment really just grabs me and won’t allow me to put the camera down until I know I have it captured.

PDP: During a shoot do you let the couples take control?

RBP:¬†I do make suggestions;¬†maybe where or how a person sits or where their hands might look best.¬† That’s usually a big “worry” for people being photographed for some reason, “What do I do with my hands?”¬† During engagement sessions I allow (and prefer) the couple to choose¬†a location that’s really special to them.¬† Of course, there are the “Orland Hot Spots” for photo sessions — but at that point it really is¬†about the couple and¬†their personalities and the love shared between them.¬† Those moments, from engagement shoot to wedding day, have nothing to do with me — so I really prefer the couples to interact as they do naturally.¬† Often times their¬†favorite photo will be the one¬†where they had no idea I was even taking¬†their picture — they were just enjoying each other. ¬†I always tell them before the shoot that if they want to laugh¬†– then laugh, if they want to kiss –¬†then kiss, and if he wants to pick her up and twirl her around in the middle of the park?¬† Well, hey — that’s quite allright too!¬† ūüôā

PDP: How far are you willing to travel for a shoot?

RBP:¬†My bags are always packed!¬† I really enjoy traveling and getting to experience and explore new places & I love that I have brides, grooms and families all over this country who just couldn’t see their wedding day or special events¬†without me.¬† There is something so insanely incredible about that.¬† This year alone, my friends will tell you, that I’ve literally been everywhere from New York to California and just about every inch of The Sunshine State.¬† They say that “home is where the heart is”…and my heart is always¬†behind that camera of mine.

PDP: What is your favorite part of a session?

RBP:¬†My favorite part about any session is when I just KNOW, right after the click of the camera, that I absolutely just took my favorite image of the day.¬† It’s¬†that one image that you just KNOW a couple will hang on their wall and cherish for the rest of their lives…and that you almost don’t even¬†have to look at it¬†on the LCD¬†screen because your heart just KNOWS — This is¬†THE ONE.¬† All the other images are equally as spectacular, but there is always one that just grabs me almost immediately as a favorite even before it gets into editing.

My favorite wedding day moment is easily the second that the new Mr. & Mrs. get announced, for the first time, to their friends and family.¬† There’s just this unique excitement in the air — it’s this entirely brand new beginning for this couple and their families.¬† It is, to me, always one of those moments where you can’t help but smile because THAT is what life is all about.

Because I love Casie and her photography skills so much, I have decided to add some photos. Casie graciously allowed me to display a few photos of her’s below. Enjoy!

Like what you see? Want more info? Then what are you waiting for! Contact Casie Photographics right away!

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Boo-tiful Proposal with 999 Happy Haunts

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! We were very excited to show you guys a really awesome video of a proposal that happened at the Haunted Mansion in Disneyland, however it has magically disappeared, so we will have to settle with telling you about it.

A truly unique place to get engaged at Walt Disney World or even Disneyland, would be at the Haunted Mansion. We heard of a story that came all the way from Disneyland about a young man who proposed to his girlfriend at Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion. His girlfriend was actually a cast member who worked at the attraction and was on her shift when all of this happened. It just goes to show what can happen when you ask the right people.

With the help of many people, both their families, friends, Guest Relations, Management, and other guests, this beautiful proposal took place. As the girl stepped out to relieve another fellow cast member, she was watching the queue when all of a sudden person after person came up to her with a rose. Each rose had a little note attached to it. Can you imagine random strangers coming up and handing you roses? The last person to bring a rose was her boyfriend who then dropped the question.

Of course she said yes and I’m pretty sure that she got the rest of the evening off. Sounds pretty awesome right?

Some cool ideas on how to make this happen:

Use real flowers and have the last one be fake. I know that sounds cheesy “I’ll love you until the last one dies” but it’s something that would make this moment really cute and special.

Do it on Halloween. If Halloween is something that both of you love, then why not pick this night and make it something you’ll never forget?

See what kind of help you can get. You could bring along some of your coworker that she doesn’t know, get a group of random strangers to help you out, or even see what Disney can cook up with you.

I really loved this story and I wish I could find the video to share with you.

Happy Halloween!

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We Want To Know!

We at Pixie Dusted Proposals want to know where you perfect Disney proposal spot would be! Take our poll and let us know!

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