Day 1 (Friday Sept 22):
BF and I decided to fly out of the Buffalo airport instead of Toronto (Buffalo is about 1.5 hours from Toronto) because of the price. It really is a ridiculous difference (About $250 US cheaper to fly Southwest out of Buffalo than to fly out of TO on Air Canada!)
Our flight was at 7:20 am, so we got up about 3 am and took our time getting there - my BF gets panicky if he’s worried about being late, so we always leave early to avoid this. We arrived at the airport SUPER early - about 5:30 am.
We park, and lucky for us the airport shuttle guy was right there. But for some reason, the shuttle driver was OBSESSED with our car. OBSESSED! (Our car is a Mini Cooper Sport, but a special edition with some cool “checkmate” decaling. It’s very original, and only 3 are on the road in Canada right now. We love it, and sometimes forget that other people have never seen a car exactly like ours).
Anyways, the guy would not drive us to the airport. He had to actually get out of his shuttle and come over to our car to get a closer look at everything, and this took him about 10 mins! And then he talked about it all the way over to the terminal. It was cute, but annoying at the same time because we are not morning people and I just wanted to sit down and nap until flight time
Our flight was uneventful. I am a really bad flyer, so this is good news for me!
We arrived at MCO at 10 am to an absolutely GORGEOUS day. The magical express was easy breezy and we arrived at the Wilderness Lodge at about 11:30 am. This was my first time at the Lodge. My BF LOVED it, but I was kinda “meh” about it at the beginning. (I know, blasphemy to all you WL lovers out there!) But I’ll say, I did grow to aboslutely love it by the time I left.
Our room wasn’t ready, so we had a bite to eat at Roaring Forks (which I thought was seriously lacking in selection, and was one of the 2 things I didn’t like about the resort). Our appointment with our wedding coordinator was at 3pm, so we hopped on the boat to MK and then the monorail to the GF, where we were meeting her at Franck’s Bridal Salon (Located just outside of the wedding pavillion).
The meeting was great - we talked alot of details and then went for a site visit. Our ceremony is being held at Seabreeze Point on the Boardwalk (the little white pavillion on the lake), and our reception is at the Boardwalk hotel.
Let me just say - it was beautiful. I have seen it before, but we got to see it with a wedding in action at Seabreeze Point, and it nearly brought tears to my eyes. I cannot wait for our special day in our special place
After our site visit we finished up with our wedding coordiantor and went over to the Beach Club to take soem video and pictures for our friends and family (This is where we are staying in May for the wedding. Some guests are also staying at the Coronado Springs and the AS Music - we got to choose 3 to get our group rates on). I can’t wait to stay at the BC! It’s so cool!
We headed back to the Lodge and our room was ready. This is where the shock part comes in…