Through Tough Times and Many Years, It is Truly ‘Happily Ever After’ for Jordan Fisher as he Marries His Best Friend and Childhood Sweetheart
At the stroke of midnight behind the walls of Cinderella Castle, Jordan Fisher and his beautiful bride, Ellie Woods, tied the knot on their longtime friendship turned courtship turned romance, November 21st.
In a private after-hours Disney Fairytale Wedding ceremony at Walt Disney World with their closest friends and family in attendance, masked and socially distanced, they became husband and wife in the park that is known for making dreams come true. The star of Evan Hanson, Dancing with the Stars Champion and as we are all familiar with, the voice that sings “Happily Ever After” that sends goosebumps down your spine and tears to your eyes, during the amazing Happily Ever After fireworks display. Jordan and Woods met when he was 13 while they were enrolled in the same theatre program, becoming best friends and later that friendship blossomed as adults when in 2017 they started officially dating seriously. They later were engaged on May 20, 2019 when Jordan planned a surprise proposal in their hometown of Birmingham, Alabama in the backyard of his parents beach house. They celebrated with both of their families and closest friends as he even kept the 2.75 carat pear-shaped diamond engagement ring under wraps till the big moment.
The ceremony was on the same vein, small, intimate and romantic. Though they had to scale it back from what it may have been, Jordan said that he had plenty of time to make eye contact with every guest that was there and got to soak in that moment with everyone that was there. Forgoing a traditional dinner and dance party to keep their loved ones safe, the newlyweds simply shared a romantic first dance and cut into a multi-tier wedding cake before being whisked off in a vintage car down Main Street to Fisher’s song, “Happily Ever After,” which he recorded for the Magic Kingdom Park.
Added Woods, 22, who wore an Eisen Stein gown she found at Kinsley James bridal salon: “It was much smaller than we originally planned, but it ended up exactly what it was supposed to be. It was so romantic, sweet and beautiful.” Getting married after the park closed was “so cool,” stated Ellie. “We didn’t see any of the set-up until it was actually happening, and I remember walking into the park being like, ‘This is unbelievable.’ They did a wonderful job.”
Seeing his bride for the first time was “overwhelming in the best way,” says Fisher, who along with Woods chose not to have a first look before the wedding.
After a difficult 2020, Fisher and Woods say they’ve learned more than ever how important they are to one another. “We’re partners in life,” says Fisher. “Having somebody that knows you inside out and can lean on [is so special].”
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