The day you marry is supposed to be one of the most magical days of your life. However, there is one company that takes the idea of a fairytale wedding to new heights: Disney. And to prove our point, here are 40 photographs that show how saying “I do” at one of its locations can be practically perfect in every way.
40. Gorgeous gardens
While some theme parks can look like concrete jungles, Disney’s Epcot site in Florida celebrates human culture – including, it appears, horticulture. This couple chose the venue’s colorful gardens as the setting for their wedding shoot. And hopefully, their marriage will be just as bright.
39. Destination weddings with a difference
Another benefit of Epcot is the variety of backdrops available for your big day. The park’s World Showcase area boasts 11 themed pavilions, each representing a different country. As a result, you can tie the knot in Europe, Asia, Africa or South America without decamping to the other side of the world.
38. Arriving in style
Disney brides can make like Cinderella by traveling to or from their wedding in a glass pumpkin-like carriage. Furthermore, in order to complete the fairytale theme, a fleet of fancy footmen are at hand to help the bride on their way to their Prince Charming.
37. Party beneath the palms
For couples who’ve always imagined tying the knot in a tropical location, there’s Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa in Hawaii. The island idyll combines laid-back locations with a dash of Disney’s signature magic – what’s not to love?
36. Fairy tale fireworks
Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is famous for its epic firework displays. Indeed, the sparkling shows tap into our childlike sense of wonder and make for a magical experience. So it’s little wonder that many couples marrying at the park choose to end their special day with a bang.
35. Magical moments
After getting engaged in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, Raissa and Jo returned to Florida to say “I do.” While the bride walked down the aisle to Tangled tune “I See the Light,” the couple told Cosmopolitan in 2017 that they had “minimal Disney detail” at their wedding. As a result, Jo said, “It felt formal and grown-up.”
34. A day fit for a princess
For many of us, we got our first taste of romance and chivalry from Disney movies. Consequently, it’s little wonder the brand’s theme parks can bring out a bride’s inner princess. And it doesn’t get much more enchanting than this Cinderella moment. Indeed, it looks to us that this couple has found their perfect fit.
33. VIP guests
Couples don’t get much more recognizable than Minnie and Mickey Mouse. So inviting them to your wedding has got to be a good omen, right? But if iconic critters aren’t really your thing, couples can hire a range of Disney characters to help them celebrate their big day.
32. Beautiful beaches
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa’s bayside location boasts pristine white sands and classic elegance. And being just a stone’s throw from the Magic Kingdom, couples can finish their day basking in the glow of the firework show over Cinderella Castle.
31. Unleash your inner kid
Many of us grew up on Disney, so the brand has the ability to bring out the inner child in all of us. And it’s this magical feeling that makes countless couples want to marry at one of the company’s venues. After all, where else can a grown adult hang onto a Mickey Mouse balloon without raising a single eyebrow?
30. Perfect place settings
Theme weddings are big news nowadays. And there’s nothing quite like a Disney film to get the imagination whirring. Indeed, it appears that the couple behind this table took their inspiration from the story of Snow White and treated their guests to replica poisoned apples.
29. The happiest of Halloweens
While Halloween may not be the most romantic holiday for some couples, others love the mystery behind the day. At Disney, October 31 is celebrated with an array of spellbinding decorations. And it seems they provide the perfect setting for happy couples to conjure up their own kind of alchemy on their special day.
28. Under the sea wedding
This underwater wedding may have been inspired by The Little Mermaid. But while Ariel and Eric celebrate their love by sailing away into the sunset, it appears that this couple chose to marry at The Seas with Nemo and Friends pavilion in Epcot, which features floor-to-ceiling windows looking into the aquarium.
27. Sealed with a kiss
Like all good fairy tales, weddings at Disney are often sealed with a loving kiss. But where a moment like this would mark the happy ending of most story books, for the couple involved it’s just the start. And in this photo it’s clear to see that the carriage to their new life awaits.
26. The start of a great adventure
Weddings mark the day that two people become one entity through marriage. And as this bride gazes out of her window towards the bright lights of Disney, it’s easy to imagine the adventure that awaits her on her big day and beyond.
25. A cup-full of love
There’s an old adage which says that great things come in small packages. And to us, it looks like there’s a whole lot of love contained within this little teacup, inspired by Disney World’s Mad Tea Cup Ride. But it appears that this pair may have already sent each other into a spin.
24. Sail away together
Disney cruises offer happy couples the opportunity to sail off into the sunset on their wedding day. Nuptials can take place on-deck or in one of the ship’s luxurious indoor venues. But wherever you tie the knot, cruise staff are at hand to create the perfect setting.
23. Exquisite attention to detail
When planning a wedding, the big things like the dress and the venue tend to take center stage. However, it seems the folk at Disney leave nothing to chance when it comes to the smaller details. And the end result is nothing short of magical, as the photo above proves.
22. Discover a whole new world
The only limitation to weddings at Disney is a couple’s imagination. At the Animal Kingdom park in Florida for example, visitors are transported to the savannas of Africa and the jungles of Asia. And what’s more, the kingdom’s realistic sets make for perfect photo opportunities.
21. Personal touches
While all Disney weddings are tied together by lavish locations and magical moments, they are also individual events too – like this Indian-inspired celebration. The Disney Weddings website promises couples that their “special day will be enchanting, unforgettable and made just for you.”
20. Charming cakes
These Beauty and the Beast-inspired delights were no doubt the icing on the cake for newlyweds Michelle and Christopher. They were certainly a hit on the Disney Weddings Instagram page too, clocking up nearly 30,000 likes.
19. Step into the fairy tale
A reception for between 100 and 150 guests at Orlando’s Magic Kingdom Wedding Pavilion will reportedly set you back around $42,000. So if you’re marrying at Disney, chances are you’re a super fan. But that doesn’t mean you need to go over-the-top on your big day. In fact, subtle nods to the brand – like this one – can be just as effective.
18. A picture-perfect day
Disneyland is known as “The Happiest Place On Earth” and it seems to show in the faces of the couples who tie the knot there. Whether they’re posing on Main Street or – like this lady – in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle, their joy is clear to see.
17. Unique venues
The range of locations available at Disney is a big bonus for some couples. Disney Weddings’ official Instagram page quoted newlyweds Ericka and Jordan. They said, “Disney’s venues matched the vision we had for our wedding. We knew that Disney’s attention to detail is out of this world, which to us meant we were in good hands!”
16. Beautiful backdrops
Disney couples can enjoy castle backdrops without having to jet off abroad. One of the park’s most famous attractions is the Cinderella Castle, which is synonymous with the Disney brand. Interestingly, its design is based on the Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany.
15. Fantastical flowers
No bride is complete without a beautiful bouquet, and things are no different at Disney. This classy nod to Minnie Mouse is both elegant and joyful. And it no doubt gave the woman who carried it plenty of flower power on her big day.
14. Step into the past on Main Street
Did you know that Disney’s Main Street, U.S.A, is inspired by Marceline, Missouri – the hometown of Walt Disney himself? The avenue is meant to resemble the central roadway in a typical American town of yesteryear. And for many couples, it makes a romantic setting for their wedding.
13. Trusty steeds
Some of the best Disney heroes have a furry friend by their side for their adventures, including Timon and Pumba from The Lion King, Baloo from The Jungle Book, and Pegasus from Hercules. And when you marry at Disney, you can have a trusty steed all of your own.
12. Become a princess for the day
How many of us have dreamed of being a princess or prince, even just for a day? And Disney can make these dreams come true. With two magical castles to choose from, you can put on your very own royal wedding to rival William and Kate’s.
11. Wonderful Wedding Pavilion
Disney’s Wedding Pavilion in Florida is one of its most popular venues for nuptials. Located on its own private island and surrounded by serene gardens, the setting feels a world away from the bustle of the parks, giving couples the intimate location of their dreams.
10. If the shoe fits
What’s the use of saying “I do” at Disney if you’re not going to reference your favorite movie? In Cinderella, Prince Charming realizes that the princess is the girl for him by discovering she is the owner of her famous glass slipper. So what could be a better symbol of true love than the fragile piece of footwear?
9. Floral fantasies
The pretty Sleeping Beauty Pavilion is located at the Disneyland Hotel in California. Floor-to-ceiling windows flood the venue with natural light. So what better way to highlight the space than by bathing it in fragrant flowers?
8. The most wonderful time of the year
Some couples choose to combine the magic of Disney with the merriment of Christmas on their big day. And it’s safe to say that the park goes all-out for the festive season. We’re talking the brightest lights and the biggest decorations; perfect for pairs who just love the holidays.
7. A day your loved ones will remember
Weddings provide the ideal opportunity to celebrate your partnership with all your friends and family. And they’re not likely to forget a day out at Disney. After Jackie married her wife Lindsay at Disney’s Wedding Pavilion in Florida, she told Cosmopolitan that “30 adults literally lost it” when Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck arrived to surprise them.
6. Can you feel the love tonight?
When couples tie the knot at Disney, they can either opt for a daytime ceremony or an evening celebration. And while many want to marry in the sunshine, the park has a special kind of magic at night. From romantic sunsets to dazzling firework displays, it’s fair to say that evening events really sparkle.
5. Fabulous food
With all the excitement that Disney provides, you and your guests are bound to work up an appetite. It’s a good job then that its venues provide plenty of themed food to feast on, from Mickey Waffles to typical park snacks like corn dog nuggets and popcorn.
4. Storybook settings
For couples who always dreamed that their wedding would look like something fresh from a fairytale, Disney can help. This beautiful backdrop, complete with fresh flowers and dazzling chandeliers, helps to set the scene for a “tale as old as time.”
3. Feel the fun
Making a commitment to love someone forever is a pretty serious deal. But that doesn’t mean the rest of your wedding has to be – it’s a celebration after all. And is seems that Disney offers the perfect location to inject some fun into your big day, just like this couple did.
2. Bridesmaids goals
Getting married isn’t just about the person stood next to you at the end of the aisle. It’s also about the special people you share your life with. We love this bride’s tribute to her besties with their Disney princess-colored robes.
1. Your happily ever after
It’s the ending to all good fairytales. And no matter where you marry, your nupitals should be the start of your happily ever after too. However, as we’ve seen, there’s no location quite as magical as a Disney venue to say “I do.”