Kirsten and Timothy

FEBRUARY 6, 2010 Disney Fairy Tale Wedding

Timothy and Kirsten in Disney’s Wedding Pavilion.

Kirsten Holz, 28 and Timothy Winstead, 29, were married at Walt Disney World’s Wedding Pavilion, with their reception held at Epcot’s American Adventure Pavilion. Both busy Lockheed Martin professionals (she’s a contracts negotiator and he’s a manufacturing manager), the couple left the details of getting married in a Disney wedding planner’s hands, and they were glad they did. “The Disney Weddings team makes planning a wedding one of the easiest, most pleasant experiences you could have,” says Kirsten. The couple’s fondest memory of their nuptials was dancing to the Animal House classic Shout by Otis Day and the Knights. “As we were at the ‘…a little bit louder now…’ part,” says Kirsten, “the confetti cannons went off, and confetti in our wedding colors showered over us and our guests and we all went crazy with happiness and joy. It was phenomenal.”

 “Planning this wedding involved no stress, and that isn’t something you often hear from brides.” -Kirsten

Wedding Planner: Karen Heyn, Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings  
Wedding Venue: Walt Disney World Wedding Pavilion
Reception Venue: EPCOT’s American Adventure Pavilion
Theme: Southern elegance (colors were navy, canary yellow, and pewter)
Bridesmaids: 4
Groomsmen: 4
Guests: 150
If They Had a Do-Over: “Perhaps I would’ve prayed a bit harder for warmer weather,” says Kirsten, “but overall we had a 100 percent perfect, truly magical wedding.”
Bridal Gown: Kirstie Kelly for Disney – a Sleeping Beauty silk bridal ball gown
Hair and Makeup: Ana Rivera of Beaute Speciale, Orlando
Photographer/Videographer: Mike Strickland and Chris Wierdo of Disney Fine Photography
Cake: Disney’s Grand Floridian Bakery – “best tasting cake ever!” Kirsten says
Cake Topper:
Florist: Disney Fine Floral (Laura Kidd)
Stationer: Impressions: Where Themes Come True, Orlando
Caterer: Disney’s Epcot catering team
Music: DJ, Scott Messina, Windermere
Officiant: Rev. Kevin Knox
Honeymoon: 12-day Mediterranean cruise on Crystal Cruises

The bride wore ballerina slippers to the wedding and reception.

Confetti rains down on the bride and groom as they dance the night away.

Epcot’s American Adventure Pavilion, site of the reception.

Custom-made cake topper of Kirsten and Timothy with their German shepherd, Roy

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