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Real Weddings Couple Katie and Shane posing with Mini and Micky Mouse.

Real Wedding: Katie & Shane

A fairytale wedding at Disney World

Real weddings are so inspiring! To get you in the mood to plan—and party!—we asked real brides to spill the details on everything from getting engaged to finding their wedding dresses to the special touches and surprising moments that made their celebrations completely one-of-a-kind. Read on for Katie and Shane’s magical, dream-come-true fairytale wedding at Disney World.

How did you two meet?

We met in high school and were just friends. He was a senior and I was a freshman. After he graduated college, he came back to the area and we started dating!

Real Weddings couple Katie and Shane kissing at the alter.
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What Disney Princess inspired your look?

Cinderella definitely. I wanted a dress that was a true ballgown and had the sparkle and glitz for my fairy tale day.

Tell us about your dress!

I was on the website looking at dresses and as soon as I saw the picture, I fell in love. It was a poofy, princess dress that had a beautiful sweetheart neckline, jewels on the bodice and sparkles in the skirt (my favorite part). I called the store and they had just gotten them in and had one in stock. It was the first dress I tried on and when they put the veil on, I knew it was the one. I tried on several others, but they didn’t compare!

Real Bride Katie twirling in her David's Bridal ballgown besides Minnie Mouse.
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What was the most magical moment of your big day?

The most magical moment of the day, other than Mickey and Minnie surprising our guests at the reception, is when we were in the resort lobby getting pictures taken and a little girl grabbed her mother, pointed at me and said “Mommy, look! It’s a princess!” It was an amazing moment!

Describe your Prince Charming in 3 words:

Selfless, kind, and loving.

Down-the-aisle song:

So Close by Jon McLaughlin from the Enchanted Soundtrack.

Real Bride Katie posing in her David's Bridal ballgown.
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What was it like to get married at Disney?

It was truly magical. Disney goes above and beyond to provide the best service. Getting married at the happiest place on Earth was a once in a lifetime experience. Priceless memories were made with family and friends and they were given an experience unlike any other. Disney treated us like royalty on our special day and I really felt like a princess!

Real Weddings couple Katie and Shane embracing each other in front of a fireworks show at Disney.
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More Details:

  • Silhouette: Ball Gown
  • Location: Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
  • Date: July 16, 2019
  • Wedding Photographer: Root Photography and Stephanie Caldwell
  • Hair and Makeup: A Touch of Fierce
  • Wedding theme: Be Our Guest from Beauty & The Beast

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