When newlyweds Garrett and Jason decided to tie the knot, they knew they had to incorporate Disney into their wedding. But they went to infinity and beyond with their Disney-themed big day by dressing as Toy Story's Buzz Lightyear and Woody for the event and inviting all their guests to also don costumes.
Photographer Tiffany Brandt of Tiffany Brandt Photography captured all of the magical moments from Jason and Garrett's wedding, from the costume-clad guests to the VHS-inspired centerpieces. Trust us, you're going to want to see all these insane Disney details for yourself!
"We had both been fans of Disney and Disney parks growing up. 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," Jason told PopSugar. "But it wasn't until our first trip together to Disneyland that the love for Disney became more of an obsession." So when the time came, choosing a wedding theme and guest attire was a no-brainer for the couple.
"We love Halloween, and we throw an elaborate themed party every year. We also enjoy Disneybounding and cosplay at Comic-Con," Jason explained. "Family and friends must have thought we were crazy to have a costume wedding in the middle of August. But we were happily surprised that most all of our guests were really into it and dressed for the occasion, even our dog!"
He added, "Garrett wanted to dress as Buzz and Woody because 'You've Got a Friend in Me' is one of his favorite Disney songs, and he has known for a long time he wanted that to be the song he danced to as his first dance. So, of course, I had to be Sheriff Woody. Both characters are reminiscent of each of our personalities."
Whether you're a real-life Cinderella or can't get past the impracticality of glass slippers, no one can deny that this wedding is, well, magical!
Photographer: Tiffany Brandt Photography || Videographer: Johnny Fentry Jr. at Krezzyy Studios || Dance Instructor: Alesha Bales at Windy City Wedding Dance || DJ: Eric Smith at Bash Beats || Caterer: Conn's Catering || Cake and Cupcakes: Klein's Bakery & Cafe || Venue: Chicago Park District / 63rd Street Beach House || Flowers, Decor, Invitations: All by the grooms, Jason Bitner and Garrett Smith