The Perfect Conclusion to Her First Full Day as Mrs. Bricker

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    I can't say I blame Sarah for falling asleep on our bus ride back to BoardWalk after the first day of our honeymoon. On the night of our wedding, we only got 2 hours of sleep as we had to get up at 4 a.m. to head to the airport to begin the honeymoon. Granted, we did sleep a bit on the plane, and did take a half hour nap when we arrived at BoardWalk. However, immediately thereafter we began our normal bustle, heading to the final Star Wars weekend and then immediately thereafter scurrying to the Magic Kingdom for Evening Extra Magic Hours.

    Of course, after Evening Extra Magic Hours, we took pictures; then, the strangest thing happened--something that has never happened to us. It was apparent that we were the last ones at the Magic Kingdom (by both observation and Security telling us so), but they did not "encourage" us to leave. Quite the contrary, in fact! Security told us to take as many pictures as we wanted, and of course, we couldn't pass up this opportunity. Heck, we even got pictures outside of the Train Station (rarely possible for us at night)! It was almost as if the Disney gods were taunting us: "we know you're tired and probably wouldn't mind being told to leave and go to bed, but if you're willing to bear with the tiredness, you may stay and take pictures."

    When we got on the bus shortly after 4 a.m., Sarah fell asleep. I quietly set up the tripod and grabbed a few shots of her sleeping. I eventually woke her up doing this. At first I don't think she was too thrilled that I woke her up, but once she saw the results she was pleased.

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    1. Matt Pasant 57 months ago | reply

      Awesome written ALL over it. Put this one in a magazine.

    2. Joe Barrett Photography 57 months ago | reply

      This shot perfectly describes the end of a night at Disney for everyone.

      I've never been on a bus that empty after park hours. We usually kill time because the Pop buses are ridiculously packed & even after an 1.5 hours they're still packed with people standing.

    3. DugJax 57 months ago | reply

      Very cool story and excellent capture of a memory to cherish!

    4. dpdecarolis 57 months ago | reply

      holy moly! good job, but MAN, 4AM?! I would have been asleep on a bench in the train station like a hobo.

    5. Christian Lambert Photography 56 months ago | reply

      Amazing photo and story!! Beautiful!

    6. Kiki FL 56 months ago | reply

      The perfect photo to illustrate the intensity of your WDW experience. This has a classic, urban vibe to it, and the composition is superb.

      She's so beautiful - even when she's sleeping.

    7. Luke Neville 56 months ago | reply

      one of my favourite photos on flickr. words cant describe how much i love this shot!

    8. Vanessa Varandas 56 months ago | reply

      What a wonderful way to start your marriage. This photo, and the story, are lovely. Congratulations!

    9. lilclerk 56 months ago | reply

      This is absolutely beautiful, and what a great way to start your marriage!

    10. kevkev44 56 months ago | reply

      Congrats on your marriage! I hope i get to do this when I get married someday.

    11. WDW-Girl (wdw1hsm1girl) 55 months ago | reply

      Aww, now thats what you call Disney Magic. =)

    12. jholman100 55 months ago | reply

      Fantastic shot of a real Sleeping Beauty. Congrats on your marriage.

    13. Scott Smith (SRisonS) 55 months ago | reply

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    15. PfeifferPhotos 53 months ago | reply

      The folks at Disney would love this as much as we do...magical. We spent our honeymoon at Disneyland; it was great fun. Congratulations to you both. :)

    16. Dan-G 43 months ago | reply

      Powerful shot!

    17. DisneyRoobs 41 months ago | reply

      Lovely story and what a gorgeous Wife you have!

    18. Alesha15 [deleted] 22 months ago | reply

      That is so awesome!!! I love this! :D

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