Thanks to ABC’s “Good Morning America” and Walt Disney Company, which is the parent company of the network, one lucky couple was able to have a fairy tale wedding.
Alexis Preston and her Indian American fiancé Jay Patel, a high school engineering teacher, said “I do” live on “Good Morning America” in front of Cinderella’s Castle at Magic Kingdom Park, Florida, May 10.
Patel and Preston, who live in Katy, Texas, were winners of the Disney World giveaway and were selected from 2,500 entries for a regal wedding fit for a prince and princess.
The two, who met in high school, also got engaged at the Walt Disney World Resort. Patel, reports Orlando Sentinel, popped the question to Preston two years ago at Cinderella Royal Table restaurant inside the castle. But their plans were derailed last year in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, which damaged their home in Texas. Also, Preston said she’d wanted to get married at Disney World since she was six.
Inspired by Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s then upcoming royal wedding, Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings and “Good Morning America” teamed up to make their dream come true with a royally-inspired wedding. They tied the knot surrounded by Cinderella’s Major Domo, herald trumpeters, a string quartet, a pumpkin coach, and friends and family members.
Among the prizes was a night stay in the Cinderella Castle suite and a honeymoon trip to England and France.
Watch the royal wedding here: