If you’re anything like me the Disney Weddings Special on Disney+ has seen as much action as The Mandolorian on your account. I can’t help but look at these big elaborate emotional weddings and say “I want my picture taken there…”. I am all for a simple wedding and reception but the pictures are a whole other ballpark. If you think I won’t pack my wedding dress, makeup, and hairstyling tools to Walt Disney World, and recreate the look just for photos you are sorely mistaken. Not only will I pack my dress and all my things. I’ll pack the dress I did my engagement photos in, a Dapper Day Cinderella dress, and all the shoes and outfits I want. I would get PhotoPass and book a separate photoshoot. Simple wedding. Amazing pictures.
1. Cinderella Castle
On the steps of the palace, it’s one location you can’t leave out. How amazing to be missing your shoe as you ‘run’ down the steps? You can’t leave this picture out. Whether you do it as a PhotoPass or have your photoshoot in the Magic Kingdom, this is a perfect place for every fairytale.
2. Star Wars: Galaxies Edge
The moment when Anakin and Padme get married, her beautiful lace veil trailing behind her. The entire lake dress scene? Han and Leia with their “I love you…” “I know.” moment? There are several memorable tender moments in Star Wars that could be recreated here. Who wouldn’t want a wedding photo in front of the Millenium Falcon?
3. The Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
The Grand Floridian has long been one of my favorite hotels visually. Going and sitting to read in their lobby was one of my favorite things during my Disney College Program. I loved walking down the stairs, pretending I was a princess walking into my own ballroom. But one of my strongest memories is sitting and listening to the big band with a friend, and when we looked up- the floor above the big band, there was a couple dancing. Likely in their late 70’s they were up there slow dancing to every song that was played. Even from the lobby, all could see they were in love. When they finished dancing he kissed her hand and everyone in the lobby exploded with applause. Having a picture in your gown in this stately Resort, whether above the band, on the stairs, or outside in the gardens. This is a Must Have location.
4. Epcot’s World Showcase
Travel around the world with PhotoPass and a good attitude. Have your picture taken in some of the most beautiful locations without any layovers. The Eiffel Tower, The Temple of Heaven, the waterfalls of Canada. All will provide a romantic and wonderful background for any pictures you decide to take. Experience food from all around the world and enjoy the romance of each country you visit.
5. Main Street, USA
Travel back in time to the Golden Years. Enjoy the little joys of Main Street. Recreate the Lady and the Tramp at Tony’s Town Square, dance in the street to the Magic Kingdom Philharmonic, or split an ice cream while you listen to Casey’s Corner Pianist, Jim Omohundro, as he plays some of our favorite songs.
It doesn’t end with a Disney Wedding
There’s not a bad place to take a wedding picture at Walt Disney World. It’s about what is important to you and your memories as you relive those little joys. I could list places I want to take pictures all day. Not just wedding photos, but graduation photos, baby pictures, birthday pictures, new haircut pictures, I felt like dressing up today pictures….well let us just say I love taking pictures at Disney World!!
You can find out more about Disney Fairytale Weddings and Engagements at https://www.disneyweddings.com/
A two time Disney College Program participant Leah loves Disney and helping others find the magic inside of them. She loves to cook, dance, and explore new places. She may always be on the go but her family is her top priority.