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Couples Can Now Say ‘I Do’ in front of Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

The Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is the newest romantic venue available to happy couples looking to “tie the knot” at Walt Disney World Resort. With magical locations inside theme parks and across the resort, Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons make that special day truly unforgettable.

New and Exciting Venues for Incredible Weddings
Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom – The iconic centerpiece of Disney’s Animal Kingdom serves as the picture-perfect backdrop for a memorable wedding. Lush trees and exotic flowers surround the space, creating an enchanted setting.

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground – The resort’s 750 acres of pine forest make for a rustic, yet elegant location for a fun and adventurous wedding. Couples can enjoy the timeless beauty of nature in an open-air space with breathtaking views of Seven Seas Lagoon.

The Chinese Theatre at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – The glitz of Hollywood Boulevard helps set the stage for a glamorous wedding. The Chinese Theatre makes an elegant and unique backdrop when couples exchange vows.

Limitless Venue Options
Disney’s Wedding Pavilion, located steps away from Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, is the crown jewel of Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings ceremony locations. Guests are treated to enchanting views of Cinderella Castle while the couple exchanges their vows in a fairy-tale setting. Inside this picturesque venue, couples will find white pews, vaulted ceilings and a wall of arched windows with seating for up to 250 guests.

Other locations include unique areas at all four theme parks, as well as ballrooms, restaurants and more at many of the luxurious resort hotels on property.

Options Beyond Walt Disney World Abound
Walt Disney World Resort is just one of the destinations that offers Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons. Other options include:

  • Disneyland Resort in California
  • Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Haw’ii
  • Disney Cruise Line ships, or at Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay

For more information about Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons, visit disneyweddings.com, or call (321) 939-4623.

‘Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings’ Returns to Freeform With All-New Episodes Premiering June 11

“Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings” returns for a six-episode series on MONDAY, JUNE 11 (8:00 p.m. EDT), with eleven new couples, surprise musical performances, unexpected appearances, captivating celebrations, and of course, lots of Disney magic. From epic hidden camera engagements to romantic fairy tale weddings, each episode will showcase enchanting stories and spectacular settings from Disney destinations around the globe. Hosted by real-life couple Stephen “tWitch” Boss (“The Ellen Show”) and Allison Holker (“Dancing with the Stars”), the series goes inside the intimate plans of each couple as they celebrate their unique love stories with the help of Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons.

With stunning venues at the Walt Disney World Resort; Disneyland Resort; Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa; on Disney Cruise Line ships and more hosting these momentous occasions, each celebration is meticulously planned with heartfelt detail and unforgettable moments for each couple. Two special couples have stories that tie them to stunning musical performances by superstar Olivia Newton-John and country music sensation Hunter Hayes. And, a sports-obsessed couple gets the opportunity of a lifetime when the NHL’s Stanley Cup, one of the most iconic and oldest trophies in professional sports, makes a rare appearance at their reception.  

With a career spanning over five decades and more than 100 million albums sold, Newton-John’s successes include four GRAMMYs®, an Emmy®, numerous music awards and more than 15 top 10 singles. Her co-starring role in “Grease” catapulted her into super-stardom and, to date, remains the most successful movie musical of all time. In 1992, and again in 2017, Olivia was diagnosed with breast cancer, a cause very near and dear to one “Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings” couple. Her personal journey with cancer led her to announce her partnership with Austin Health and the creation of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre (ONJCWRC). After nearly ten years of fundraising for $200 million, the ONJCWRC opened its doors in 2012. The Centre provides a comprehensive range of services and facilities for cancer treatment, education, training and research as well as a dedicated wellness center (ONJCancerCentre.org).

Multi-platinum recording artist Hunter Hayes has accumulated over 40 award nominations and wins, including five GRAMMY nominations. His hit single “Wanted” became his first No. 1 single on the country airplay charts and solidified the multi-instrumentalist as the youngest solo male artist to top Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart in over 40 years. Chosen as the first-dance song for a newly wedded couple, Hayes surprises a completely shocked bride and groom with a live performance of “Wanted” at their wedding reception at Pioneer Hall at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort.

 “Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings” Couples

Emily & John
Emily and John are a hockey-loving duo from Chicago that have been on the same team since Emily scored the game-winning goal on John in her pink gloves. Now on John’s 30th trip to Walt Disney World, they are planning an epic wedding that incorporates his Chinese heritage, their mutual love of hockey, and one huge surprise from the Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings team.

Chelsea & Spencer 
Spencer caught Chelsea’s attention by passing her hand-written notes in their first-period class freshman year of high school, and the rest is history. The Orlando pair have always dreamed of getting married at Walt Disney World in front of Cinderella Castle, but they never imagined they would have the whole park to themselves for their heartfelt ceremony and an exclusive viewing of the Happily Ever After projection show for their guests.

Danielle & Nick
Danielle & Nick first said their vows during a humble ceremony in the living room of their Baltimore home. But now this couple, who have always dreamed of a beautiful, country–chic wedding is finally getting a chance to have the celebration they deserve at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort complete with a first dance performance they will never forget.

Nicole & David
David first saw Nicole at the gym in their hometown on Long Island, NY and quickly realized that she could be the one. Now, he’s taking Nicole and her daughter Kali on Disney Cruise Line, where Allison & tWitch help him pull off a surprise proposal on the beautiful beaches of Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.

Gabriela & Tanner
After their engagement at Disneyland Resort, our California-based couple Gabriela and Tanner had an emergency set back, during which all their wedding funds went toward medical expenses. One courthouse wedding, a happy marriage and two children later, this family is heading to Walt Disney World Resort to give hardworking mom Gabriela the royal treatment in an English country garden wedding fit for a queen.

Britney & Hans
Britney and Hans are the classic story of a lifelong friendship that later blossomed into a fairy tale love. She’s been planning her whole life for this special day and now that she’s finally found her prince charming, this Beverly Hills hairdresser is ready to throw the absolutely fabulous wedding of her dreams, starting with turning Sleeping Beauty Castle … pink!

Lorina & Greg
Lorina and Greg met on an Air Force base in Jacksonville, Arkansas, where he is stationed, and quickly realized they were meant to be. Now, these two are going to be the first couple ever to get married in front of the Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, complete with the iconic evening projection show exclusively playing for their family and friends.

Kelley & Eric
Eric is certain that he has found the love of his life in girlfriend Kelley, whose big heart and passion for helping babies as a neonatal nurse really won him over. Now, the Los Angles couple is taking a dream vacation to Kelley’s favorite resort, Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa, where Eric is planning the ultimate scavenger hunt proposal and a heartfelt family surprise for his future bride.

Jessica & Myke
These Florida natives had their first date at Walt Disney World Resort, where they spent the entire day kindling a romance that would lead to forever. After the birth of their daughter Kyndal, a new house and a whole lot of love, these three are heading on a Disney cruise to finally become an official family.

Nate & Brian
Nate & Brian, from Dallas, threw a massive fairy tale wedding one year ago at Walt Disney World Resort with 200 of their closest family and friends. It’s now time for the newlyweds to return to Walt Disney World to celebrate their anniversary! With the help of Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings and the cast from Frozen on Broadway, it turns into a truly magical trip they will never forget!

Christina & Jarrod
Pennsylvania couple and childhood sweethearts, Christina and Jarrod, are tying the knot in a gorgeous ceremony at Walt Disney World Resort.  It hasn’t always been the glamorous road for this pair. Christina battled cancer at a young age, during which she took a trip to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and took her wig off in public for the first time ever. Now, she’s making her triumphant return as a survivor to walk down the aisle to marry the man of her dreams.

The series is produced by Roberts Media and T Group Productions. Executive producers include Ann Lewis Roberts for Roberts Media, Simon Lythgoe of Legacy Productions and Jenny Daly for T Group.

Texas Couple Surprised with Dream Wedding at Walt Disney World Resort

Inspired by this month’s royal wedding and very much in the moment of their own prince and princess dreams, a lucky Houston couple spoke their “I Do’s” Thursday in front of a national television audience and their dream backdrop: Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World Resort.

Late last summer, Alexis Preston and Jay Patel’s wedding plans were washed away by Hurricane Harvey which left their Houston home flooded, ruined their car and put their dreams on hold.

In honor of the upcoming royal nuptials of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings and ABC’s Good Morning America teamed up on a national search for a couple worthy of a wedding with all the royal accoutrements. Alexis and Jay, exuberant Disney fans who got engaged at Cinderella’s Royal Table and dreamed of getting married in the Magic Kingdom, were selected from more than 3,000 couples for a regal wedding fit for royalty.

Regal it was. Resplendent in an elaborately beaded Kleinfeld wedding gown, the bride arrived princess-style in Cinderella’s Glass Coach, pulled by six white ponies. Royal trumpeters, joined by Major Domo (from Cinderella), flower girls and page boys, heralded her arrival. Some women accessorized with fascinators – fancy headwear commonly worn by the English on festive occasions.

After a dream-come-true wedding night stay in the opulent Cinderella Castle Suite in the Magic Kingdom, the newlyweds will be whisked off to an unforgettable honeymoon in England and France, courtesy of Adventures by Disney.

“It’s been a hard year,” Alexis told GMA. “So it’s such a blessing to get married at my favorite place in the world.”

For information about Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings, visit www.disneyweddings.com or call 321-939-4623.