Brian & Allen’s Paddlefish + Epcot Wedding

This week, Brian Klose-Koehler shares the story of his wedding ceremony at Paddlefish in Disney Springs and reception at Italy Isola in Epcot. You’ll hear how he and Allen decided to combine a non-Disney ceremony with a Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings reception, what it was like working with two different planners, and their tips for saving money on both events. You’ll also hear advice on having an outdoor reception inside a theme park, how they surprised their guests with a Frozen Ever After ride mix-in, and what happened when their original reception venue became unavailable a month before their big day!

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6 thoughts on “Brian & Allen’s Paddlefish + Epcot Wedding

  1. Hello Carrie! Are you aware if all venues charge a premium in December? If so, do you know happen to know which ones?

    1. At this point, Disney seems to have abandoned what they told Brian and Allen about the December premiums last year. No one I’ve talked to who is planning a December event in Epcot this year has been told that the minimums are higher, other than the standard doubling of DJ pricing on weekends.

  2. I love that Brian & Allen coordinated their suits and ties perfectly! Such a lovely couple and wedding. Hope the December upcharge doesn’t last… D:

  3. Hey Carrie! We’re also a couple of grooms looking to take photos in the Magic Kingdom during the day like they did! You don’t think we’d get into any trouble being in our “wedding attire” and being made to pay for an actual in-park wedding photo session would we? I wonder if we can get away with it since neither of us will be wearing a tux or dress!

    1. You shouldn’t have any trouble! The only time they stop people is when their outfit (usually a long gown) poses a safety hazard or could cause them to be confused with a Disney character cast member.

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