Katherine & Russ’ Magic Kingdom Wedding

Today, Katherine Quirk-Schwartz and Russ Schwartz share the story of their wedding celebration in all four theme parks at Walt Disney World! They kicked off the event with a welcome party at Animal Kingdom’s Harambe Marketplace, bookended by ride mix-ins on Kilimanjaro Safari and Flight of Passage, then held their ceremony in Magic Kingdom’s East Plaza Garden and followed it with brunch at California Grill. That night, they treated their guests to dinner at EPCOT’s Living Seas Salon, a Soarin’ ride mix-in, and cake-cutting and dancing at American Adventure Rotunda—complete with an appearance by Mickey and Minnie! They later wrapped up the celebration with a farewell party at PizzeRizzo in Disney’s Hollywood Studio and a ride mix-in on Slinky Dog Dash! Today Katherine and Russ talk about the logistics of planning and replanning an elaborate event after COVID-19 canceled their Aulani wedding plans and caused three postponements. They also share extensive menu-planning advice, including the dishes that were a hit with their guests.

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Animal Kingdom Welcome Party / Grand Floridian Portraits / EPCOT Dinner & Dancing / Hollywood Studios Farewell Party: © Root Photography

Magic Kingdom Ceremony & California Grill Brunch: Disney Fine Art Photography – Stephanie Caldwell & Jacob Robertson

Katherine + Russ from Russell Schwartz on Vimeo.

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