KATY MAGAZINE NEWS May 12, 2018
Katy's Alexis Preston and Jay Patel win dream Disney wedding After Hurricane Harvey devastates home and car.
In honor of the upcoming royal nuptials of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings and ABC’s Good Morning America teamed up on a national search for a couple worthy of a wedding with all the royal accouterments.
About the Couple
Alexis and Jay were engaged at Cinderella’s Royal Table two years ago and dreamed of getting married in the Magic Kingdom, but never thought it would happen. The couple had lost their home and car during hurricane Harvey, and without flood insurance, there would be no money to pay for a wedding. Alexis meet Jay at Morton Ramch High School in 2007 and they started off as friends. "I sat behind him so we kind of formed a friendship," says Alexis. They met up again during college and have been inseparable since. Ironically, Alexis is currently a teacher at Morton Ranch High School.
The Royal Treatment
Alexis wore an elaborately beaded wedding gown from Kleinfeld , and arrived princess-style in Cinderella’s Glass Coach, pulled by six white ponies. Royal trumpeters, joined by Major Domo (from Cinderella), flower girls and page boys, heralded her arrival. Some women accessorized with fascinators – fancy headwear commonly worn by the English on festive occasions.
See the video below courtesy of ABC News.
The Wedding Day
According to Disney, was the first time a wedding was filmed live in front of Cinderella's Castle. The couple were surrounded by 50 friends and family members as they said I do. That night, the couple was treated to a wedding night stay in the opulent Cinderella Castle Suite in the Magic Kingdom. From there, the newlyweds were sent off on an unforgettable honeymoon in England and France, courtesy of Adventures by Disney.
“It’s been a hard year,” Alexis told GMA. “So it’s such a blessing to get married at my favorite place in the world.”