Susan and Jonathon

April 28, 2010 Disney Fairy Tale Wedding Photographs by Misty Miotto

Susan Whelan and Jonathon Leeson at first thought they would have a big, traditional Irish wedding in their homeland, but they opted instead for a small affair 4,000 miles across the Atlantic. “We had never been to Florida,” says Susan, 27, an accountant, “and if we were going to have our fairy tale wedding, there really could not be a better location.” Self-proclaimed Disney fans, Susan and Jonathon, 30, who’s a landscape gardener, were married in Walt Disney World’s Wedding Pavilion, with the reception held in the Grand Floridian Resort. “Everything from our Pirates of the Caribbean-themed rehearsal dinner down to Cinderella-inspired stationery really reflected who we are as a couple,” says Susan.


Wedding Planner: Michelle Wenzler-Dorr, Disney Fairy Tale Weddings
Wedding Venue: Walt Disney World Wedding Pavilion
Wedding Reception: Whitehall Room & Patio, Grand Floridian Resort
Theme: Vintage/fairy tale (colors were pink and gold)
On Their Choice of Venue: “There are few places that are more beautiful for a wedding ceremony than Disney’s Wedding Pavilion,” says Susan.
Bridesmaids: 3,
Groomsmen: 3, 1 ringbearer
Guests: 38
Susan’s Most Memorable Moment: “Saying our vows—we were both so nervous, and Jonathon’s hands were shaking so much!”
Bridal Gown: Justin Alexander
Photographer: Misty Miotto Photography, Orlando
Videographer: Disney Videography, Lake Buena Vista
Cake: Grand Floridian Bakery
Florist: Laura Kidd of Disney Fine Floral
Stationer: Impressions: Where Themes Come True, Orlando

Susan and her mother, Anne Whelan

a Cinderella slipper for dessert at the reception

bridesmaids help Susan with her gown

An invitation to the couple’s rehearsal dinner

Susan’s shoes for the big day

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