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This Beauty and the Beast danced the night away in their Disney-themed wedding at Glen House Manor in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.
The Meet Cute: They both swiped right on Tinder.
The Tale As Old As Time: Holly and Eric are huge Disney (and Christmas) fans — they visit Walt Disney World at least once a year and Eric proposed to Holly in front of the Cinderella Castle at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. So, it made sense that they wanted to incorporate both elements into their nuptials. They decided on a Beauty and the Beast Christmas-themed wedding — Belle is Holly’s favorite Disney princess — with a reception featuring touches from Eric’s favorite Disney movies. They found the perfect fairy-tale venue in the Versailles-inspired Glen Manor House in Portsmouth.
The Highlights: Their dog, Shilo, was a huge part of the big day. His custom suit matched the groomsmen’s and he was by the couple’s side during the ceremony. Instead of doing a first look with Eric, Holly did a first look with Shilo. “I have raised him for the last thirteen years,” she says. “Truly, that was a moment I will never forget and something I will cherish forever.” Holly gifted her bridesmaids Disney slippers based on their favorite characters. During the reception, they all changed into them to dance the night away — Holly even left the ceremony in her Minnie Mouse slippers. They held a private last dance to “Married Life” from the movie Up. “This was truly a special moment to the both of us,” she says. “The day flies by and just being able to have that moment alone together after such a whirlwind of a day, dancing around the room in a goofy way and looking around at everything we accomplished together was such a special moment. It was just us enjoying a moment together to soak the day all in.” They exited to “There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow,” a song from Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress at Walt Disney World, as guests held glowing lightsabers in the air.
Ceremony and Reception: Glen Manor House in Portsmouth, RI | Caterer: Glorious Affairs | Cake: Wright’s Dairy Farm and Bakery | Hair: Coco Salon | Makeup: Calma Salon | Bridal Attire: Kleinfeld Bridal | Bride’s Shoes: Pashion Footwear | Groom’s Attire: Carl Anthony Tuxedo | Decor: Uniquely Chic Vintage | Florals: Floral Fixation | Ceremony Music: Golden Scroll Soloists | Reception Entertainment: B-Sharp Entertainment | Transportation: Five Star Limousine