Ready to start planning your destination wedding? If you’ve found yourself torn between a romantic beach getaway or a destination wedding at Walt Disney World, there is one more option you may want to consider- a Disney Cruise Line wedding at sea!
Disney Cruise Line offers weddings at sea on multiple locations aboard each ship in the fleet, including the Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream, Disney Wish, and Disney Fantasy, along with beachside weddings on Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island.
One couple’s recent Disney Cruise Line wedding gave them the best of both worlds with an onboard ceremony and portrait session on Castaway Cay, and you have to see the photos.
For Bride and groom Jena and Scott, Disney has been a part of their 13-year relationship since the beginning. The couple even got engaged at the Animation Building at Disney California Adventure. They chose to have their wedding at Disney Cruise Line to share this special Disney getaway with their family and friends over the course of a cruise vacation.
Disney Fairytale Weddings shared all of the details of the couple’s special day, which started with a first look on an outdoor deck of the Disney Dream with breathtaking views of the ocean. With so many gorgeous areas of Disney Cruise Line ships, you can’t go wrong with wherever you choose to have your first look at sea.
After their first look, Jena and Scott made their way to other iconic locations around the Disney Dream for a portrait session before meeting up with their family and friends for their wedding ceremony.
During a wedding day in any location, it can be a timesaver to take photos before the ceremony. Doing so frees up time for the couple to enjoy cocktail hour or other events with their Guests following the ceremony. For this couple aboard the Disney Dream, doing photos before the ceremony gave them time to extend their celebration with family and friends in the time leading up to the fireworks.
The couple’s ceremony took place in the ship’s sweeping atrium, which Disney Fairytale Weddings recommends for days that the cruise ship is in port. In this case, the Disney Dream was docked in Nassua, Bahamas, giving the couple and their Guests a more intimate experience with fewer cruises onboard.
Later that day, the bride and groom along with their Guests enjoyed a cake and champagne celebration. Included in their extended celebration were all of the traditions of toasting and cutting the cake, as well as dancing alongside family and friends in a private space on the Dream.
The celebration was capped off late in the evening with a perfect view of fireworks at sea. (As an aside, fireworks are a great way to finish off a wedding celebration at Disney Parks, too!)
The following day while the Disney Dream was at port on Castaway Cay, the couple joined their photographer to take additional wedding photos on the beach and around the island. With an early photoshoot, the couple then had plenty of time to rejoin their families when they were finished to enjoy the rest of the day on the island.
Interested in planning your own Disney Cruise Line wedding? Disney Fairytale Weddings is always available to help you start your planning. Learn more about weddings at the Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort, Disney Cruise Line, and Aulani, or request a digital brochure at DisneyWeddings.com.