Two grooms took their magical day to the next level with a Disney-themed wedding that didn’t just stop at the decor—it permeated into their own attire as well.
Garrett and Jason, who met at a friend’s New Year’s Eve party a few years back, opted to trade in a more traditional set of tuxes for their own version of wedding garb earlier this month, with Garrett dressed up as Woody from Toy Story and Jason dressed up as Buzz, Woody’s archnemesis-turned-best friend.
“We had both been fans of Disney and Disney parks growing up,” Jason told PopSugar of the reasoning behind their over-the-top wedding wear. “Garrett would frequently visit his friends who worked in the park, while I was inspired by the artists and Imagineers who influenced me to pursue a career in graphic design. But it wasn’t until our first trip together to Disneyland that the love for Disney became more of an obsession.”
When it came time to plan the wedding, then, the grooms thought it might be a fun idea to get dressed up as two of their favorite Disney characters—fitting for a couple who enjoys Disneybounding and cosplay at Comic-Con every year. Then, they took the idea one step further and asked their guests to get in on the fun as well.
“Family and friends must have thought we were crazy to have a costume wedding in the middle of August,” Jason said. “But we were happily surprised that most all of our guests were really into it and dressed for the occasion, even our dog!”
In photos shared by Tiffany Brandt Photography, guests don colorful outfits ranging from Stitch of Lilo and Stitch to Peter Pan to Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum from Alice in Wonderland. Even their parents dressed up for the occasion, with Garrett’s parents dressed as Ursula and King Tituss from The Little Mermaid and Jason’s own parents dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean and Tinker Bell from Peter Pan.
The couple incorporated the Disney theme into their reception table decor as well, with classic VHS versions of the Disney film on each table, surrounded by elements from each of the respective films. (For instance, at the Lion King table, guests were greeted by giraffe and zebra figurines, as well as a miniature replica of the stone structure on which Simba was introduced to the kingdom for the first time. “Each table had elements from the movie,” Jason said, adding, “it looked like the movie came to life on the table.”
And, per Garrett’s request, the pair danced to a cover of “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” from the Toy Story soundtrack, which weaved a jazz version with a Spanish version of the song. “She mixed elements,” Jason said, calling the night “extra magical.”
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