Disney Inspired This Romantic Wedding at The Adams Estate in Lake Alfred, Florida
For their wedding at The Adams Estate in Lake Alfred, Florida, Rebecca Pimienta and Tim Goodchild celebrated their love of Disney by threading iconic Disney-inspired details throughout the entire wedding. The couple incorporated nods to Disney from the get-go, choosing to style their save-the-date cards after annual pass holder Disney tickets. "Being achuge Disney nerd, I made sure to include several fun and unique Disney touches without it being too overwhelmingly obvious; just a slight nod to that good ol' Disney magic," Rebecca says. "When sending out our save-the-dates, we not only included a traditional save-the-date card but we also included a custom 'Disney Annual Passholder; magnet with our initials, wedding date and venue name. Each one came with a poem asking our guests to take a selfie with the magnet on their car as they traveled to our wedding. It was so fun for us to see these pictures tagged on our social media accounts." The Disney inspired details carried over into the wedding day as well. "For the cocktail hour, we wanted our guests to feel some of the excitement from Disney's Mainstreet USA so we hired an amazing caricaturist to draw our guests and had custom Mainstreet USA popcorn buckets for our guests to fill to their heart's content. We had custom cast member badges made by 'Madame Gaston' for each guest with their name, city and state of birth, which served as their escort card and wedding favors. Within seconds our guests were all wearing them and still constantly send us pictures of them wearing it," says Rebecca of the extensive Disney-inspired details present at her Adams Estate wedding. "We also had 'Fastpass' buffet cards, from 'Madame Gaston'. Every table had their own Fastpass tucked into each guest napkin, advising them when to head towards the buffet station. Our guests absolutely loved it and still talk about it which ride they were."
Beyond drawing inspiration from Disney, Rebecca and Tim looked to other sources to inform the design of their Adams Estate wedding in Lake Alfred, Florida, as well. As guests arrived to the outdoor wedding ceremony they received "personalized Coke bottles and straws that were handed out from vintage Coke bottle caddies," says Rebecca. For the celebration's floral designs, the couple looked to an unexpected source—a vintage perfume advertisement—for inspiration. "This is going to sound crazy but, our floral inspiration truly came from the Dior: Blooming Bouquet ad that Natalie Portman did years ago. The florals in that ad really captured that timeless and romantic element that I was going for. People were really commenting all night about the flowers," shares Rebecca of the vibrant floral arrangements present at the Florida estate wedding. To complement the flowers, the couple selected a color palette of "varying shades of pinks, from fuchsia to blush. All of our tables were draped with blush table linens, gold chargers and glass taper candle holders."
Overall, Rebecca and Tim sought to plan a wedding that encompassed "that magical, romantic and intimate 'Father of the Bride' charm, which is why we chose the Adams Estate as our venue. Having been to so many weddings that sometimes felt like a production, our focus was to make sure that everyone felt like we were welcoming them into our home to celebrate our love."