David Tutera Visits Social Media Moms at the Disney Weddings Platinum Soiree

Things have been so busy around here at ZannaLand so I’m just now getting around to my recaps of the amazing 2nd annual Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. One of the many highlights for me (and as you remember, something I was hoping for!) was getting to meet wedding planner and ultimate dream maker, David Tutera. It was wonderful to hear him speak about making brides feel special, and to speak to him about how much he enjoys visiting the Disney Parks as well!

 

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration Platinum Soiree

Our Welcome sign - I love that you can see the Polynesian Resort in the background here!

 

The Disney Social Media Moms Celebration kicked off at Disney’s Wedding Pavilion, where attendees were treated to a Platinum Soiree welcome reception. Champagne flutes and a buffet of candy – not sure what could be much better than that. We were able to see some of the amazing wedding cakes that Disney Fairytale Weddings offer and meet with “Franck” from Father of the Bride (after whom the Wedding Pavilion salon is named) and “Edna Mold” from The Incredibles who entertained us in between speakers. Check out this photo tour of the evening’s events:

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration Platinum Soiree Candy Bar

The Candy Bar awaited us - what a cool wedding reception idea!

 

Disney Weddings candy bar

Close-up of the Candy Bar - thanks to OhAmanda.com for the photo!

 

Franck and Edna Mold

Thanks to OhAmanda.com for this photo of Franck and Edna!

 

We then headed over to the pavilion for some amazing speakers and presentations.

Disney's Social Media Moms Celebration Platinum Soiree

The Princess collection gowns were on display for us - Snow White

 

Disney's Social Media Moms Celebration Platinum Soiree

The Ariel Gown

 

Franck

Franck, posing for us...

 

Disney's Social Media Moms Celebration Platinum Soiree

Michael Shettel, Vice President of Design, Alfred Angelo with the newest Cinderella design wedding gown.

 

Disney's Social Media Moms Celebration Platinum Soiree

Simply gorgeous!!

 

Disney's Social Media Moms Celebration Platinum Soiree

Carley Roney, co-founder and editor in chief of The Knot, Inc. shared some wonderful information on the growth of social media and online communities.

 

David Tutera

David Tutera speaks about changing bridal expectations and bringing wedding fashion ahead of the curve.

 

Next, we were treated to a real, live Disney Fairytale Wedding vow renewal ceremony! The “wedding party” (aka Disney performers) danced down the aisle in fabulous attire as our almost-still-a-newlywed bride of 2 years joined her prince to renew their vows once again at Disney’s Wedding Pavilion.

Disney's Social Media Moms Celebration Platinum Soiree

The ceremony was short but sweet, perfect for a room full of bloggers!

Outside, we awaited the bride and groom and I was lucky enough to stand across from David Tutera where I got a little more time to talk (okay, and take some pictures..he’s just so darn handsome – look at that profile!)

David Tutera

David does a better "Blue Steel" than Zoolander himself! 😉

 

David Tutera

Joking about his time at Walt Disney World...

 

David Tutera

David was discussing how much fun he was having on the Disney attractions, especially the ones that took your photo. He said on one, he knew when the picture was coming so he did this pose for the camera! Love it!

 

Suzannah and David Tutera

David was SO gracious and patiently posed for pictures with all who asked. It was a dream come true for me!

The event was, in a word, breath-taking. I have been a fan of Disney’s Fairytale Weddings from the start, but it was such a treat to be able to experience a little of what their magic is like in person, not to mention the wonderful speakers and sites we were able to see. It is still a hope and a dream that I will someday have a Disney vow renewal. My 15th wedding anniversary is coming up this October, but that might be a bit too soon to pull something off, so I’ll shoot for the 20th. 😉

Stay tuned for more recaps from the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration coming up on ZannaLand!

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About Suzannah Otis

Boston girl living and blogging in Walt Disney World's backyard. Wife, Mom of 3, coffee addict, lover of travel and adventure.