the love story
Calvin and Courtney had thought they’d known each other since high school. But after dating they discovered they go all the way back to elementary, after discovering a video of a cross country meet where they both were. Calvin actually crossed the finish line right before Courtney!
In college, they were officially introduced. Courtney’s college roommate had a birthday party with the two of them there. They both got along so well that they shared their first kiss in front of the dorms on the third bench…and have been inseparable ever since.
the romantic proposal at Disneyland!
On December 2, 2010, Calvin decided that he wanted Courtney to be the love of his life forever and proposed at her favorite place, Disneyland. Calvin set up a scavenger hunt based on their many trips to Disneyland. They ended up at their favorite ride, Toy Story Mania, where he got down on one knee with a custom-made Toy Story 3 ring box and a gorgeous ring shaped like Mickey Mouse!
the wedding day
We confess this was one of our most favorite weddings yet.
Partly, as Disneyland premium passholders, we confess we had always wanted to have our wedding at Disneyland…
and also, because Courtney and Calvin are just such wonderful genuinely good-hearted people and we’ve been so amazed at how loved and lovable they really are.
So as we got ready to meet Courtney that day, we were super excited and knew the day was going to be wonderful.
But, it was more than that, it was freakin’ awesome.
The beautiful day began at the fabulous Mickey Mouse Penthouse Suite at Disneyland Hotel!
The penthouse was amazing and decked out with Walt Disney art and decor
From the Mickey lighting on the ceiling
To Mickey Mouse appliances and a scotch tape holder!
Chocolate covered Disney strawberries for the bride compliments of the Disneyland Hotel
This wedding was studded with amazing Disney details
From the custom designed Mickey Mouse ring Calvin had made for Courtney
Courtney’s beautiful Cinderella like shoes
Her beautiful Sottero and Midgley gown
The gorgeous bouquet by Kelly Goehring and her team at Flowers by Cina
Bridesmaids were adorned with yellow or purple gowns and their complimentary bouquet
Courtney, you were freakin’ gorgeous my dear!
One of our favorite moments – when the father and mother of the bride get to see their little girl for the first time – all grown up, beautiful in her wedding dress
Adorable little ring bearer!
Kids are the little superstars at weddings
Courtney and Calvin’s romantic first look
Check out their wedding guestbook – Disney vinylmations!
The ceremony was held at the lovely Parkview Terrace at the Grand Californian Hotel
Their vows brought tears to everyone’s eyes…so emotional and beautiful.
The most amazing ceremony exit – the crowd cheering with purple confetti sparkling throughout the night air!
We had so much fun playing with the couple at Disneyland’s California Adventure. We had the park all to ourselves for these romantic moments!
What a stylish hot couple
The hot bridal party! Love their look – we had so much fun with this group.
We love the look of night photos when getting romantic shots of the couple.
The guests were escorted on their own private tour and stay at the Hollywood Studios Backlot
And into Disneyland’s chicest modern venue – the Art of Animation building (our personal fave!)
Look how freakin’ gorgeous this reception site is.
The screens changed throughout the evening to display various classic Disney movie artwork and music
The awesome Disney cake!
The cake topper
And special figurines as surprises to the bride and groom from the awesome, awesome team of Disney Fairy Tale Wedding planners
Courtney and Calvin have three adorable pets named after these beloved Disney characters:
More chic Disney details
Their lively first dance
The precious father daughter dance
One of our other favorite shots of the evening: a shot with ALL the wedding guests right on the dance floor.
Created by the wonderful Jason Garner Young of Crescent Bay Films:
- Photography | D. Park Photography
- Assistant Photographer | Russell Purificacion
- Lighting Assistant | Michael Michika
- Ceremony Venue | Parkview Terrace at the Grand Californian Hotel
- Reception Venue | The Art of Animation Building at Disneyland California Adventure Park
- Disney Fairy Tale Weddings Site Coordinator | Sue Romano
- Videographer | Jason Young with Crescent Bay Films
- Hair/Makeup | Flawless Faces Inc
- Florist | Disney Floral and Decor
- Stationery | Elan Design
- Officiant | Rev. Carolyn Alexander
- Bridal Gown | Sottero and Midgley
- Shoes | Steve Madden & Enzo Angiolini
- Earrings | Nadri
- Bracelets | Nordstrom
- Bridesmaid Gown | Alfred Sung
- Groomsmen Suits | Alfani
- Groomsmen Ties | Dessy
- Groomsmen Shoes | Clae
More signature details from their wedding day and Courtney and Calvin’s chic Disney engagement:
Courtney and Calvin, we love you guys. Really, we had such a fantastic time from meeting you two ’til the wedding day. We seriously couldn’t help but tear up seeing how gorgeous Courtney was. We just loved the romantic vows. Every part of your wedding felt so perfect. Thank you for the blessing of just knowing you two, meeting your loved ones, and celebrating your love story. We pray that the Lord richly bless your marriage with many years of joy and magic. We can’t wait for our next Disneyland double date!
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