At PAPER & LACE, we love sharing the wedding stories and photos of our beautiful clients on their special day. With this particular fairytale, however, the path down the aisle was not always a smooth one. Jennifer and Daniel were always a match made in heaven, of course, but their wedding day struggle came in the form of a South Florida storm. Yes, we’re talking about Hurricane Irma.
“Daniel and I got engaged on Christmas Day, 2015, at my parent’s home in the Florida Keys,” said Jennifer. “So right away, we knew we wanted to get married there.”
The couple immediately booked Hawks Cay Resort in Duck Key for November 11, 2017 – they started dating on 11/11 and, in 2017, the date landed on a holiday weekend – perfect! “We had everything booked, and everything was local, the flowers, the cake, the planner” Jennifer explained. But then, Hurricane Irma started heading toward South Florida.
The newlyweds-to-be evacuated up to Disney World Resort in Orlando and ended up staying there for six days while the storm passed through. “I remember the Disney hotel having a dance party to distract the children (and adults) from the storm brewing outside, and I started crying, not know what was going to happen, but then smiled thinking how great Disney was for putting this together so quickly.”
The day after the storm passed, Jennifer and Daniel were walking around Disney’s boardwalk, admiring its wedding gazebo – and wondering whether a similar gazeebo at Hawks Cay was still standing.“
Days later we got the call telling us that they were cancelling our wedding due to the damage,” Jennifer told us. “My heart broke.”
But thanks to the help of determined family members and loved ones, calls were being made. After what seemed like an endless amount of conversations with prospective venues, the couple ended back at Disney – right at the gazeebo they were admiring.
“It was a true fairytale,” says Jennifer. “We stuck with the ocean theme and had our fairytale wedding at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resort. Mickey, Minnie and Goofy all made an appearance. It was truly magical!!”
Based in Orlando, Florida, Jennifer and Daniel’s wedding took place on November 11, 2017, at the Walt Disney World Yacht and Beach Club Resort. Chris Ramos beautifully captured all of the dreamy details of the day (planned by D’Asigner Events), from Jennifer’s magical Cinderella carriage and the couple’s first kiss, to Jennifer’s off-the-shoulder gown by Lighthouse Bridal and Letterpress Design and fresh blooms by Marathon Florist.
PAPER & LACE is honored that this beautiful couple chose us to provide gold and dusty blue pocket tri-fold invitations. Thank you to Jennifer and Daniel for sharing beautiful wedding photos with us. We wish you eternal love and happiness and a lifetime of happy ever after!
Bride: Jennifer Flanagan Groom: Daniel Thiry Wedding Date: November 11, 2017 Photography: Chris Ramos Planner: D’Asigner EventsFlorist: Marathon Florist Makeup and Hair: Vavavoom Artistry Videography: Something Blue Media Dress and Veil: Lighthouse Bridal and Letterpress Design Invitations: PAPER & LACE Location: Disney’s Yacht Club Resort