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You’ve got a friend in me — and a husband. That’s what Toy Story heroes Woody and Buzz Lightyear said at a recent Chicago gay wedding.
Jason Bitner and Garrett Smith are huge Disney fans. Two years ago, they got engaged at Disneyland. Given their love for both each other and the Mouse House is never ending, they brought a Disney element to the big day, too.
Rather than wearing tuxedos, they decided to dress up as two of their favorite characters, the cowboy Woody and space ranger Buzz from Toy Story.
Bitner is Woody, while Smith is Buzz.
‘Toy Story is one of our favorite movies. Each character reminds us of each other’s personalities,’ Bitner told HuffPost.
He also said he always wanted his first wedding dance to be to You’ve Got a Friend in Me.
They also suggested their guests dress up and get in on the fun.
‘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 almost all of our guests were really into it and dressed for the occasion.’
The tables at the wedding had centerpieces with different DIY VHS tapes of Disney movies.
‘The centerpieces we started a year out. We had so many Google docs and Pinterest boards for ideas,’ Bitner explained. Smith also made his Buzz costume.
For their honeymoon, the couple flew to Hawaii. On their way home to Chicago, they had a layover in California — and natually stopped at Disneyland, too.
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