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Creative “UP” Inspired Wedding Proposal

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Pixar Up! Inspired Marraige Proposal

Who doesn’t love the incredibly sweet and oh-so-in-love couple from Pixar’s adorable movie, UP?! Well, Steve new that his own favorite girl – Janel – happened to be a huge fan of this love story, so he decided to use it as the inspiration for a creative wedding proposal “adventure” of their own… SO fun!

Steve enlisted the help of The Yes Girls to help him pull off this surprise wedding proposal while the couple was on vacation in Las Vegas, and – from the signature balloon bouquet and Paradise Falls references to their own Adventure Book and fondant-topped cupcakes inspired by elements of the movie – it’s safe to say they did things up right! Oh… and i bet you already guessed this, but just to confirm… she said YES! ;)

Pixar Up! Inspired Marraige Proposal

Pixar Up! Inspired Marraige Proposal

Pixar Up! Inspired Marraige Proposal

Pixar Up! Inspired Marraige Proposal

Pixar Up! Inspired Marraige Proposal

Pixar Up! Inspired Marraige Proposal

Pixar Up! Inspired Marraige Proposal

Pixar Up! Inspired Marraige Proposal

Pixar Up! Inspired Marraige Proposal

Pixar Up! Inspired Marraige Proposal

Pixar Up! Inspired Marraige Proposal

ENGAGEMENT DETAILS, as told by The Yes Girls…

“Are you ready for a whole lot of adorableness?! Steve decided he would propose to Janel on her favorite holiday, Halloween, but his marriage proposal was not what you may think. There were no creepy ghosts in this proposal, but rather one the cutest Disney love stories brought to life. With a little research and relationship intel from Steve – an event professional himself and owner of Willie Fun EventsThe Yes Girls had the pleasure of assisting him create and plan this amazing marriage proposal!

Pixar’s UP is Janel’s favorite story of true love as it reminds her of her grandparent’s romance. Steve chose their favorite Las Vegas hotel to pop the big question, bringing her favorite story to life. The proposal was beautifully captured by Tara Romasanta Photography. Janel and Steve will get married on her grandfather’s 95th birthday – July, 20th 2013.

Janel was kind enough to answer a few questions about A their marriage proposal. We figured we should get her side of the story to see if the proposal really got the stamp of approval from the female’s perspective! It’s fun to read how perfect the marriage proposal really was in her eyes:

1. You and Steve have been together for awhile now, could you tell he was up to something?
I knew we’d get engaged before Christmas. Christmas and New Years were too cliche. Halloween was perfect, it is my favorite holiday!

2. What was your favorite part/element of the proposal?
I loved all the intricate details. Everything was perfect. Everything matched down to the chairs. If I have to chose one element, I think it was the theme. Up! truly is my favorite love story. I also loved that we got photos taken by a photographer as it happened. Photos are key for capturing the moment! It was also great that Steve bought me my favorite shoes just in time for the big moment, Louboutins!

3. Did the proposal meet your expectations of what you hoped your proposal would be one day?
Absolutely. Everything was perfect. The location was our favorite location/hotel. You captured my favorite movie and brought it to life! I feel like my reaction was a bit subdued, but I was truly shocked at the presentation and all the detail. It was simply lovely and magical.”

P.S. For more UP themed party inspiration, check out this adorable birthday party too!


  1. Natalia December 7, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Que Lindo, me encanta!!! ♥

  2. Janel December 7, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Thanks for sharing our story!! We’re looking for wedding planners, please let us know any recommendations!

    I hope all is well!

  3. Jamie December 7, 2011 at 11:58 am

    That is so cute and creative!! We just visited the UP house last night! I posted pictures in my blog, it’s really cool if you haven’t seen it before. :)

    • jenn s. December 7, 2011 at 12:12 pm

      Wow – I’ve never heard of that before but it really does look like the house in the movie! Sounds like a fun place to check out :)

  4. katie December 7, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    that is adorable! and lucky girl to be all dolled up for the surprise.

  5. Julie Warner December 7, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    It sounds like they are both in for a great adventure together. Best wishes.

  6. michelle December 7, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    what a beautiful engagement. So proud that you let littletoad design the announcements for this special celebration! So often we never get to see the events where our work was, so it’s so nice to get to see the event.

  7. Miacah pugh December 7, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    OMG Congrats. This was so cute I loved everything about it. so cute. I can’t wait I hope you sahre pixs of their wedding

  8. Nikki December 9, 2011 at 8:00 am

    Congratulations! Those announcements are incredible! How can I contact the designer?

  9. Steph January 14, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Love the ballons and cupcakes!!! awesome! i’m really amazed… I just want to share a wedding resource for a marriage proposal. https://www.brilliance.com/infographs/marriage-proposal-guide

  10. Rings Dublin March 10, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Engagement images are so pretty and the engagement ring is stunning, love the diamond. Look like such a happy couple and cant wait to see the wedding, she will make a beautiful bride.

  11. Synethia April 25, 2013 at 9:11 am

    So adorable! I love it!

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