Real Life Princess Ariel
Date: 2/7/2012 Album ID: 1410995
Photos by Laurie Skrivan
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Having been raised by Bill and Karen Blanke who love everything about Walt Disney-- they decorated their home with Disney collectibles and figurines, they bought a timeshare condo on the grounds of the Disney resort for family vacations and most important they passed along their sense of wonder and imagination to their two daughters. It is not the least bit surprising to learn their oldest daughter Jamie Chandler would grow up to admire and even chose to resemble Princess Ariel from "The Little Mermaid." Jamie recently married the man of her dreams Chris Chandler in a Disney inspired "The Little Mermaid" wedding.
Hairstylist Kelsey Lawson colors Jamie Chandler's hair every six to nine weeks to keep up the brilliant scarlet red color Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at the Golden Razor Salon in St. Peters. It took Lawson more than a year to perfect the color. I feel like a red velvet cupcake, said Jamie. Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dispatch.com
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A framed photo of the daughters, Jamie and Jessie as well as Princess Cinderella and Princess Ariel,  adorn the mantle in the Disney-decorated living room of Bill and Karen Blanke, in O'Fallon, Mo. The Blankes love everything about Disney. I always say you have to grow up eventually, but you don't have to grow up too much, said Bill Blanke. Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dispatch.com
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Scenes from Jamie Chandler's wedding who dressed as the Disney character Princess Ariel from her Little Mermaid themed wedding Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 in O'Fallon, Mo. Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dispatch.com
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Scenes from Jamie Chandler's wedding who dressed as the Disney character Princess Ariel for her Little Mermaid themed wedding Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 in O'Fallon, Mo.  Her eight bridesmaids dressed as Disney's leading ladies - Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Jasmine, Belle, Alice in Wonderland,
Giselle and Meg. Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dispatch.com
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Dressed as princesses from various Disney movies, Jamie Chandler's bridesmaids turn to get a look at the bride's final hair and makeup Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, in the living room of the Blanke house in O'Fallon, Mo.  When you wish upon a star - Jiminy Cricket's advice - is painted above a bay window in the Blanke's Disney-themed decorated house.  Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dispatch.com
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Jamie Chandler wore a hairpiece she commissioned from Traci Hines, who is well- known as playing Princess Ariel in Disney World, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, in the living room of the Blanke house in O'Fallon, Mo. Chandler met Hines during her honeymoon. Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dispatch.com
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Jamie Chandler combs her hair with a fork, or dingle hopper, just like Princess Ariel in The Little Mermaid. Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dispatch.com
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Jamie Chandler poses for wedding photos Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, in the stairwell of her parents, Bill and Karen Blanke, home in O'Fallon, Mo. Chandler wore a a mermaid-style gown - fitted to mid-thigh before it flared out-- for her Little Mermaid themed wedding. Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dispatch.com
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Running late, Jamie Chandler and her bridesmaids leave for her Little Mermaid themed wedding Saturday Sept,17, 2011 at Boulevard Park in Lake St. Louis. Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dispatch.com
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Dressed as King Triton and Princess Ariel, Bill Blank walks his daughter Jamie down the aisle to the instrumental version of Part of Your World, from the The Little Mermaid  at her wedding Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at Boulevard Park in Lake Saint Louis. I always say you have to grow up eventually, but you don't have to grow up too much, Bill Blanke said.  Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dispatch.com
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Scenes from Jamie Chandler's Disney  Little Mermaid themed wedding Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 in O'Fallon, Mo.  Her eight bridesmaids dressed as Disney's leading ladies - Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Jasmine, Belle, Alice in Wonderland,
Giselle and Meg.  Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dispatch.com
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Wedding officiant Lorn Dunn donned Mickey Mouse ears during the wedding Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, in the living room of the Blanke house in O'Fallon, Mo.  Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dispatch.com
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Christopher and Jamie Chandler dressed as characters Prince Eric and Princess Ariel from Disney's The Little Mermaid for their wedding Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 in Boulevard Park in Lake Saint Louis.  Her eight bridesmaids dressed as Disney's leading ladies - Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Jasmine, Belle, Alice in Wonderland,
Giselle and Meg. Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dispatch.com
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Christopher and Jamie Chandler dressed as characters Prince Eric and Princess Ariel from Disney's The Little Mermaid for their wedding Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 in Boulevard Park in Lake Saint Louis.  Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dispatch.com
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Christopher and Jamie Chandler dressed as characters Prince Eric and Princess Ariel from Disney's The Little Mermaid for their wedding Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, in Boulevard Park in Lake Saint Louis.  Ariel was the first Princess who was like I like this guy and I am going to do what it takes to make my own dream come true. I liked her independence and curiosity, said Jamie. Jamie met her prince, Christopher, at a renaissance festival in Wentzville where they both volunteered. He proposed to her years later in front of Cinderella's castle at Disney World with a ring placed inside a glass slipper. They decided on a Little Mermaid theme for their wedding since Jamie had been wearing dying hair scarlet red. Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dispatch.com
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Christopher and Jamie Chandler dressed as characters Prince Eric and Princess Ariel from Disney's The Little Mermaid for their wedding Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, in Boulevard Park in Lake Saint Louis.  Ariel was the first Princess who was like I like this guy and I am going to do what it takes to make my own dream come true. I liked her independence and curiosity, said Jamie. Jamie met her prince, Christopher, at a renaissance festival in Wentzville where they both volunteered. He proposed to her years later in front of Cinderella's castle at Disney World with a ring placed inside a glass slipper. They decided on a Little Mermaid theme for their wedding since Jamie had been wearing dying hair scarlet red. Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dispatch.com
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Members of the wedding party dressed as characters from Disney movies as well.  Her eight bridesmaids dressed as Disney's leading ladies - Cinderella,Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Jasmine, Belle, Alice in Wonderland, Giselle and Meg.The groom's suit was fit for a prince, and his groomsmen wore special
hats that depicted one of the fairy tale villians because there's more bad guys than good guys. Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dispatch.com
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The attire of the bridal party drew admiration from children on the playground Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, Boulevard Park in Lake Saint Louis. They all look like the princesses in the movies, one girl said. Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dispatch.com
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Jamie Chandler or Princess Ariel hugs her fish Flounder during a portrait shoot Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at the playground in Boulevard Park in Lake Saint Louis.  Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dispatch.com
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Hairstylist Kelsey Lawson colors Jamie Chandler's hair every six to nine weeks to keep up the brilliant scarlet red color Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at the Golden Razor Salon in St. Peters. It took Lawson more than a year to perfect the color. I feel like a red velvet cupcake, said Jamie. Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dispatch.com
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