Ya'll... I don't even know how to put into words the hype I'm feeling looking at all the images and watching the video from my Aristocats-inspired wedding. First, let me just say that the aesthetic of this wedding was inspired by the alley cats...elegantly grungy. I'm just going to tell you why I chose certain design elements and how they fit within the theme... while letting the content speak for itself. Let's go!
Set in an abandoned power plant at Disney Springs, The Edison is an "industrial gothic" 1920's themed restaurant and bar complete with Edison bulb light fixtures, vintage props and a menu that's perfectly mouth-watering. Of course, when you come to The Edison, you must experience the bar and the unique drinks they have to offer...yes, especially on your wedding day. In line with our Aristocats theme, the signature cocktail was the Créme de la Edgar, uniquely created for this wedding based on Edgar's recipe from the movie. (*Shout out to the bartender who really embraced our theme!) With 2 floors, 2 bars and an outdoor patio, one of the best things about hosting your wedding at The Edison is that you have so many options for how you can set it up. Check out our 3 ceremony options, lounge and dining table.
It's all in the details, right? Ok so first, the paper products. If you look closely at the stationery, you'll notice blue paw prints. YES. Then the same paw prints running across the sheet music table runner. Remember when the kittens were practicing the piano with paint on their paws creating a bunch of paw prints on the keys? YES. Fun fact: the sheet music used as a table runner is the actual score for "Everybody wants to be a cat". Then the cake with the 3 hidden kittens nestled in the florals. And can we just talk about the ceremony set up? An alley cat wedding calls for a ladder and some wooden crates as the foundation for the floral pieces. Elegantly grungy? YESSS.
Live music? Check. Live tap dancing? Check. Themed attire? Check. "Everybody wants to be cat"... need I say more?
*Pro tip: this band (and other ensembles by Metropolis USA) performs in-house at The Edison every night. They specialize in jazzy covers of today's hits and it's absolutely hypnotic. If you want to check them out before committing to this venue for your wedding day, just book yourself a dining reservation on the My Disney Experience app to experience them first hand. You'll thank me later!
Two brides are more fun! Our model, Kelly, was styled in bridal attire inspired by Duchess and Madame. With the high neck line, detailed bodice and oh so eloquent beading, her dress was a statement all on it's own. But paired with Hollywood waves and a funky headpiece, you've got elegantly grungy vibes. Clod was wearing a simpler, clean dress, although, the exposed corset in the back and pockets (yes, pockets!) definitely made this dress anything but simple. Don't you just love how they compliment each other? 10/10 recommend.
"Wait a minute. I'm the leader. I'll say when it's the end....It's the end."
(if you read this line in the voice of the character that said it in the movie, you're my kind of peeps)
Thank you to the Vendor Team that created this magic with us:
Planning + Design: rêverie events by Jessica Reneé
Photographer: Olive & Co. Photo
Videographer: Ben Jimenez Media
Venue + Catering: The Edison
Floral Design: Alyssa Maldonado Design
Stationery: Christine Kirby Studios
Cake: LuBelle's Cakes
Entertainment: In-house band at The Edison | Metropolis USA
H&MUA: LaMoon Agency
Bridal Boutique: The Dressing Room Celebration
Dresses: Essense of Australia
Bride models: Kelly & Clod
Production Assistant: Duy