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Elegant Invitation Boxes To Make Your Day!

Invitation Boxes are a great way to send an invitation for any special event of your life. The invitee gets all the more excited to be a part of the event being invited to, whether it is your wedding or you birthday party. An elegant box not only brings a smile on your face but also would spread love to others.   Customization Options   As we know the importance of the day so we have a wide range of options in order to customize the boxes as per your requirements. We do have the standard box size, but we encourage creative alterations. The top and bottom of the boxes are separate, giving you an opportunity to mix and match the colors, styles, and textures to create your final box. Own special textured papers can also be sent to avail this customization opportunity.   Design To Your Heart's Content   We also provide an opportunity to come up with your own designs. We could incorporate your ideas in the making of our product. The themes that we have for choice include the peacock, moonlight, golden touch, orange heart, deep-water blue, ocean green, sunset red, Halloween pumpkin, Christmas among many others. You can also pick and choose the elements of the above mentioned themes to create your own theme, as a beautiful invitation box raises the participation of those you would want to be a part of your day. Above all you can choose the finishes such as matt, glossy or pearl.   Wide Variety Of Accessories To Play With   An accessorized invitation box can look more elegant as it would depict the soul of the event. For instance, if you are wishing to send an invitation box for your wedding, small sized looped rings could be attached in the design, that when the invitee opens the box, they know it’s a wedding by looking at the small rings looped in. Similarly, there are different styles of ribbons to go for your box such as braided ribbons.   Functional And Reliable   The card papers that we use are capable of shipping purposes. In our mailer boxes, the pad in the centre of the mailer would hold the box intact instead of using extra padding to keep the substance. However, you can surely use crinkled papers, crepe paper pieces, pieces of foams to fill in the spaces to give it a creative touch.   Hence, the highly customized options help you make a right choice in selecting your own personally designed invitation box.

alastair

alastair

 

Surfingsara's Planning- Ideas For My June 18, 2016 Wedding.

Hello! I'm starting this planning blog early, partly because I need a place to keep all of my ideas and to keep me focused. I'm very grateful for all of the ideas and support that I've received on this site so far, and hope to share my knowledge with others. So if you have any questions, please let me know.   About me: I'm currently in School for Medical Social Work, and will graduate May, 2016! Due to this, my wedding planning time will be limited. I'm hoping that getting an early start on planning will limit stress right before the wedding. My dream wedding: I really want a simple beach wedding. The beach has a special place in my heart, as I've grown up at the beach here in North Carolina. As my screen name suggest, I love to surf! Despite living close to many beautiful beaches, I quickly found that a small, home beach wedding, isn't going to work for us. Mostly because I want a small wedding, about 15 people. Once we started planning, we quickly realized that the only way to get a small, less stressful beach wedding is to do a destination wedding.   During the planning process, I've quickly learned that weddings are stressful! And to keep me focused, I look at this saying that I found on Pinterest (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/523402787918929278/) and I felt it really helps me when I'm stressing over the little wedding details.   Wedding Date/Resort: Early June, 2016 (We still need to confirm the date with the resort, Excellence Playa Mujeres. They don't open their 2016 wedding schedule for a few more weeks. But we are hoping for June 4th, 2016)   Colors: (image found somewhere on Pinterest)   My two bridesmaids will be wearing this Ann Taylor dress. (Photo copied from Ann Taylor's website) I have a similar dress, in a similar color that's been dubbed my "lucky blue dress" and I wanted my girls to have one of their own. Plus they can wear it many times after the wedding. I feel bad asking them to purchase a dress to wear just once, but this dress is one they can wear all the time. Also, I would never ask them to wear something that I wouldn't want to wear myself, so I may be ordering one for me as well!   I'll be wearing the JCrew Dune gown! I fell in love with this dress, and purchased it with out ever trying on a dress or seeing it in person. This dress is even more beautiful in person(I'll share the story behind how I found the dress and the special meaning at a later date...) (photo copied from JCrew) I have most of my accessories at this point, veil and jewelry, I still need to purchase my shoes but I'm considering the Tommy Bahama starfish sandals or something similar.   The Groom will be wearing Tommy Bahama. 2 Grooms men will be wearing the same, just a different color shirt. Amazingly, the pants actually match the color of my dress perfectly! (photos from Tommy Bahama's website)   Wedding Guestbook:(once again, Pinterest.) I plan on using this as an inspiration and making my own.   Here are a few of the paper products that I'm considering using. For some reason,the paper products seem to be the biggest stressor for me. I think because there are so many choices to choose from. So far, I'm liking the paper products that I can print myself. After I try printing them myself I may change my mind... One reason print yourself paper products are appealing to me is cost. I'm really trying to keep the cost of our wedding down, so I really don't want to spend a ton of money on paper products that people are just going to throw away. Plus, my fiance thinks Save the dates and invitations are a waste, and that we should just send electronic invites. Paper invitations are one area that I feel tradition needs to be kept.   -Save the date ideas: Idea # 1 (https://www.etsy.com/listing/97726119/printable-save-the-date-coastal-theme?ref=related-0)   Idea #2   -Thank you to go with gifts(oot bags) for the guest that are coming to Mexico with us. This is copied from Esty (https://www.etsy.com/listing/164114529/welcome-bag-thank-you-note-printable?ref=favs_view_6), and the price isn't too bad either, at $10.00!   -Door Hangers:https://www.etsy.com/listing/188760879/fast-shipping-set-of-12-tropical?ref=favs_view_12   For the beach Ceremony and our house later on. https://www.etsy.com/listing/110826658/beach-wedding-chair-sign-shoes-optional?ref=favs_view_11

Surfingsara

Surfingsara

 

Italy As Wedding Destination

Hello everyone!! I am Italian and I am curious to know if you have ever considered to have a destination wedding in Italy?!!   My country is full of wonderful locations, you have a wide choice among luxurious Tuscany countryside, breathtaking Amalfi Coast, glamorous Lake Como and so on.. Either you desire a location on a lake or in the countryside, you will have the help of expert wedding planner who will organize a perfect wedding for you, following your desire and your taste.   I am writing an ebook featuring the best italian 10 top locations for wedding, castle and historic villa that you can rent for a few days to spend unforgettable moments with your family and friends. Planning a wedding abroad can be stressful and you may end up having many doubts but all these venues have experienced wedding planner that can follow each single step, and your wedding will be for sure a great success that you and your guests will remember for the rest of your life.

anna78

anna78

 

The Five W's Of The Backward Bride's Journey To The Alter

Having given everyone the overview of my Backward Bride journey thus far....it's time to get down to the nitty-gritty of planning this wedding!!! I thought that it would be a good idea to outline the five "W's" , the Who, What, Where, When and Why of my destination nuptuals.   The Who   Well I am the self-titled Backwards Bride. I explained how I named myself that in the first two blogs, but my name is Krista. I am a forty-two year old mom of two teenagers, a 17 year old girl and a 13 year old boy. My prince charming and soon to be fiancé's name is Rob and he is the father of 3 boys, aged 14, 10 and 7. Rob and I met almost five years ago online and we have been living together for 3 years. I've always wanted to be married but Rob doesn't really see it as necessary. He's been married once before and although he says he's not jaded, he just thinks it's a really expensive day. Rob is for sure not the only man to think this way, but none the less I've sold him on a destination wedding!   The What   I thought this will be great, we'll get a wedding, a honeymoon and a family vacation all in one shot. Then I started thinking about what we will need while on vacation. The logistics of seven of us travelling together and all that it entails, has become a little overwhelming. When I realized the costs involved, I knew we were looking at a least two years of saving up in order for it to happen. Our brood loves being outdoors, we love to swim and we try to squeeze every last ray of sunshine out of our short Canadian summers. In the end I think it will be something every member of our family will remember forever. Hopefully the kids will catch the travelling bug and they will continue to travel throughout their lives and explore many destinations.   The Where   The destination that I have chosen is Jamaica. Rob does not really care where we go, as long as he can sit in the shade with a gallon of sunscreen beside him. My 6'2", 250 lb hunk of a man was cursed with the skin of a delicate English Lady and goes from white to red in the matter of seconds. Although I am fair and quite pale in winter, I tan well. It will be interesting to see the pictures at the end of our trip. Rob still white as a ghost and the rest of us with glowing tan lines.....anyway. Jamaica! I contacted several travel agents and received a lot of excuses as to why they could not provide me with prices quotes on some all inclusive resorts that I had in mind. I asked for quotes for 2016 because I knew that they would not have prices for 2017 yet. I gave them all of the details, how many rooms that our family would need. The ages or the kids, the type of hotel we were looking and the time of year. Only one out of a dozen agents responded with actually, down to the penny, prices with airfare and taxes on three specific hotels that I had in mind, and one that I hadn't thought of. This allowed me to create a budget and see how much we would need to save in order to make my dream come true. I've narrowed it down to The Grand Palladium or The Grand Bahia Principe!!!! Yeah for progress! I realize that prices will change and resorts change as well, so I will make up my mind when I sit down to book with the agent.   The When   As I mentioned, I chose 2017 for financial reasons. To save for the seven of us to spend an all inclusive week together, it will be a lot of money. The trip aside, there's seven of everything to be purchased. Seven suitcases, seven wedding outfits, seven passports, seven bottles of sunscreen (or maybe 10- for my English Rose...lol). I figured that April or May would be a good time to go. It's still not too hot here in Canada, so we will appreciate the sun. It's a little cheaper and it's not a bad time of year to have an anniversary. The quotes I received are for early May. So there we have it. My destination wedding in Jamaica in May of 2017!!!     The Why   I chose Jamaica for a couple of reasons, the first being is that it is English speaking. I thought it would be easier to have the wedding ceremony and documents in English that way there would be no need for translation. From what I'm finding out is that most people actually have a civil ceremony at home if the destination is not English speaking. Also, some members of our family have not travelled to the Caribbean and I thought it may be easier. I'm sure we will all be surprised by how strong the Jamaican accent is though.   I know that there are cheaper places and just as beautiful places to go for a destination wedding but here are a few more reason why a narrowed my choice down to Jamaica. The only other place that I have been to in the islands is Cuba. I went on a girls vacation several years ago to Varadero. Although it was beautiful and I would go back in a heartbeat, I just wanted to explore something different. I could have chosen The Dominican, but everyone I know that has had a destination wedding has gotten married in The Dominican. I would have entertained Mexico but a lot of my entourage, as I'll call them, is turned off by the negative press that Mexico had been receiving. Although I think bad things can happen anywhere, I just thought that perhaps they would relax more if they were at ease. I really want my guests to enjoy themselves.   Some of my guests are very seasoned travelers of the Caribbean and have stayed at some of the poshest resorts with Gold club memberships while others have never been anywhere but the local beach. I wanted to choose a destination that would suit as many people as possible that is still affordable. I also wanted a resort that was big enough to keep the kids entertained for a week, allow the adults to find quiet nooks to relax and to provide plenty of dining and entertainment options. From reviews on this site, trip advisor and their Facebook pages, here's what I liked about the two resorts in contention.   The Grand Palladium   A large resort with a grand open airy feel. The picture of the entry takes my breath away. The pool is stunning and beach looks like it had lots of shade. As much as I love the sun, I hate the thoughts of being stuck in it with no relief. Reviews said that chairs at the beach and pool were plentiful. The rooms look nice but a few reviewers said that the beds were very comfortable. This was a big selling point for me as the beds in Cuba nearly killed me! The reviews for food were good with lots of restaurant choices. We need a resort with lots of American food, as we have some pretty picky kids. The reviews of the weddings on this site have mostly been favorable. I believe that here is no "free wedding" at this resort like some of the others, so I will weigh out the cost difference when we get closer to the booking date.   The Grand Bahia Principe   I actually thought this resort was too big in the beginning of my research and had chosen The Rui: Ocho Rios as my other option to The Palladium. Unfortunately the Rui came in a little over my budget. The GBP was the resort that the travel agent included that I didn't ask to be priced on. I thought the price was good so I put it back in contention. The reviews are a little less favorable then the Grand Palladium but the wedding reviews are mostly wonderful. This resort has a very big and bustling kind of feel to it and I can't help but feel that we will all get separated and spend half our vacation trying to find each other.   Well that's my five W's of my destination wedding so far. Please feel free to add any advice that any of you may have for me as nothing is written in stone yet!!! My final choice is going to be a hard one so any information at all is appreciated. I will continue to blog as I make decisions throughout the next phases of the wedding planning. Now if I can just get that blasted ring!!!!! Wish me luck ladies!

misskriss

misskriss

 

The Backwards Bride Finds Her Hero

My Unconventional Journey to the Alter Continued....   If you read the first entry of my blog, you will remember that I had outlined how I felt that I had become a Backward Bride. By the end of the entry, you may recall that I had written about having endured some failures and tragedies and found myself in quite a low place. I was single and lonely, raising two children, going to college and dealing with loss and illness in my family. I felt my world collapsing around me and I wondered how I was going to make it through it all. When out of no where a beacon of hope shone in the distance waiting for me to reach out and follow it.   Before my parents got sick and I had more time, I had joined a dating sight. I was not thrilled with the results and looked at the site as more of entertainment then finding a relationship. Most men on the site, in my age range, were bitter, divorced men who just wanted sex. The others were generally single for a good reason. One night after spending several hours at the hospital with my Step dad, going over what direction to take with his cancer diagnoses, I popped onto the site as a distraction. After sifting through the usual crap messages from horny womanizers, There was one that was kind of nice. He introduced himself, wrote about himself in way that utilized self deprecating humor, something I tend to do as well. His communication was well thought out, informative and funny as hell. I had to respond. I hadn't laughed that hard in a long time and it felt good.   Our communication was slow as I was still busy with all of everything, but it was easy and natural. I felt as though we had know each other for years. We had a lot in common. He had kids, I had kids. He was starting a new career and I was just finishing school to start a new one of my own. We both enjoyed that same subjects (mostly- I can't stand hockey and he's obsessed) and we both love to talk. We talked so much that when we first went shopping together to grab dinner items, it took forever because we kept stopping in the aisle, without noticing, to talk about some random events we found interesting. And even though I was in a cyclone of stress and chaos, I found myself feeling like everything was going to be all right because a hero had arrived. Not a swoop in and fix everything hero, but a genuine kind hearted person who cared about me and what I was going through. A hero who knew when to make me laugh or when to give me a hug. A hero who knew when I needed silence or a distraction. A hero that would show up at the front of the hospital to drive to wherever I had parked my car, just so that I didn't have to make the walk alone.   Shortly after meeting my Sir Galahad, my stepfather passed away on Christmas day. Having been though it only months before when my mother passed, I plunged into making the arrangements and let my grief take a back seat. Because I had only been dating my new fellow for a few weeks, it was not appropriate to expect him to attend services with me and I didn't ask. The support he offered throughout in subtle ways meant the world to me. Just before service started at my step fathers memorial, I received a text with a simple message; "Thinking about you today". And from that day until now , five years later, we have spent barely a day apart.   My new fairy tale began. Although we did take things much slower then my past relationships, we did end up moving in together and becoming a family after two years of dating. It has not always been easy, but we work on it. There is financial struggle with both of us in new careers, dealing with ex's and differing parenting styles. We are figuring it out. I have not always made things easy by wanting to get married and take our relationship all the way. He always said he's not opposed to getting married again if that would make me happy, however, despite my best efforts, no ring has appeared.   So I sat my beloved down and said "Here's the thing, I'm forty-two and I'm feeling kind of spinsterish having not been married yet." I told him that I was not planning on being his girlfriend forever so he'd better get off his duff and get he show on the road. I explained that planning a wedding was a good two year process perhaps longer and that emotionally I needed to be married in order to keep investing in our relationship. Of course we had the discussion of how it's only a piece of paper....blah, blah, blah. He dug in and was stubborn for a while but after mentioning a destination wedding, he began to like the idea. No church, no formalities, just the kids and those close to us. A wedding, a honeymoon and a family vacation all wrapped up in a neat little all inclusive package. He was sold.   Although my unconventional journey to the alter is not near it's end, at least I feel like I can truly begin. The green light has been given to plan this adventure, so plan away I will. I've already begun my research and that's how found this site. It has been incredibly helpful so far. So as I, the Backwards Bride await my proposal, I will continue to blog my planning progress as many of you have done so well.     Next Blog: The Five W's of the Backward Bride's Journey to the Alter.....

misskriss

misskriss

 

My Unconventional Journey To The Alter

Well, you can tell I'm new to blogging! I created the blog, then typed away my story. I took so long that the page expired and didn't publish or save the entry. So sorry to the two people that viewed to find nothing. Hope this one goes more smoothly!     After reading some of the blogs on this forum, I decided that it would be fun to document and share in my wedding adventures thus far. I call myself a Backwards Bride because that's exactly how things have happened for me, almost all the way flipped upside down! Here I am in the early stages of planning a destination wedding and I'm not even engaged! Not that I haven't tried, I've been down that road twice before.   It seems that as young women, we have been raised to follow a specific order for our romantic lives. First we date, then become engaged, plan a wedding, get married, start a family and for the most part, that is the order most of us intend to follow. In the past few generations the order of things may become a little bit skewed but not many have messed up the order completely, like I have. Planning a destination wedding without an engagement will seem perfectly normal after I explain how my unconventional journey to the alter got me thus far.   Being a forty-two year old wanna-be- bride was never part of my fairy tale. I dreamt of it all- the white dress, the church wedding, gobs of friends and relatives fawning over me and my mystery husband. Now after a couple of decades of life getting in the way, it's time to build a new dream. But first I'll explain some of my backwards antics that led me to this point.   During my early twenties, I met and fell quickly for a man ten years older then me. Not having much experience in relationships, I fell for his charms and well...nice months later my beautiful daughter was born. That's not really anything new as there are lots of young women who find themselves pregnant before getting married. However, the father and I never really dated until after my daughter was born. I gave him space as I didn't want him to feel that he needed to be with me because of our child. But he stuck around and we gave it a go. We had another child (planned this time), and when my son was around a year old and my daughter was ready to start school, I started putting some pressure on Daddy Dearest to get married.   So that following Mother's Day, my gift was to go ring shopping. Woohoo! Ya.... NOT! On shopping day, I met my man on his lunch break at the jewelers and within five minutes, I was engaged.....I think! I tired on a ring, he asked if I liked it, I said yes(what else do you say?) and he paid the lady. She asked me to take it off so that she could put it in the box and he asked "What for?" The sales lady said "So that you can give it to her Sir." (meaning propose). His replied as he headed for the door, "I just did." I was left standing in the store with my children. I'm not sure who's jaw was closer to the floor, mine or the salesladies. After broaching the subject at home it was made clear to me that my ring was in fact a "shut up ring" and I was expected to act as though we were now married. Needless to say I was the one who headed for the door after that.   As much as losing the relationship with my children's father was hurtful, it was more then ten years ago now, and he and I truly do make good co-parents to the kids. We both stayed single for a long time after we separated and eventually we both met other people. I began a relationship with a man that I worked with and had known for many years. Were had been friends and I had known him as a dedicated husband and father who worked hard to provide for his family. We saw it as a sign that we both found ourselves unattached at the same time. We started getting the kids together for play dates and then he asked me out. I was gun shy a little but I thought what the hell, he's a great guy, he's stable and a good dad.   Within a year we had moved in together and gotten engaged! He was really pressuring me to get married, so I started planning the wedding. I bought a dress, put a deposit on the hall, booked a minister, picked and outfitted the wedding party. After an unfortunate lay-off we postponed the wedding for a year. It was how his time off was spent that perpetuated the beginning of the end. While I continued to work, instead of job searching, my fellow was spending all of his time with his daughter. At first I was glad that he was getting time with his daughter but then I found out that he was spending with her mother as well. This behavior confused his young daughter greatly and she expected that her father was coming back to live with the family. He decided that she was too young for the truth and changed the subject when she asked questions instead of being honest with her. Needless to say this caused for her to resent me and the girl rejected me whole heartedly as part of her father's life. The child was allowed to be rude to me and my children and demanded to be taken home to her mother when ever she didn't get her way. Sometimes pick ups and drop offs would last for three hours because they were spending time together. I was devastated when my fiancé told me that his old family was more important the building ours and that I would just have to except that. I did not except that and sent him packing. He did not fight for us and after a few months went back to his first family, where she greeted him with open arms( and legs apparently) as they had another child 14 months after our split.   As much as I knew we were not meant to be together the sense of failure was overwhelming and I felt that I had disappointed my family, my friends, my children, and everyone who knew me. The wedding was off, deposits lost, halls cancelled, dress left hanging in the abyss of an alteration room somewhere.I felt judged and unwanted, and I became a little depressed. It took a couple of years before I could even watch a wedding show and was genuinely bitter towards anyone who made to their wedding day. Before I was to completely become myself again, tragedy hit my family and I lost my mother to Cancer and I began taking care of my dad who was lost without her. Five months after my mom passed he went into the hospital with pneumonia and was diagnosed with last stage Cancer. I was burning the candle at both ends and had still had not grieved for my mother. I was raising two children, in college full time and caring for my father. I was emotional and physically exhausted. I promise the sad part is almost over, for I did not know that a knight in shining armor was on his way to rescue me.......     Next Blog: How the Backwards Bride found her Hero

misskriss

misskriss

 

Selecting The Resort

We haven looking at resorts for weeks! We started working with a travel agent and altough much easier, still quite the task to make a selection. We liked the Riu Palace Mexico, but they are being very inflexible about our arrival date. So, we are now looking at Dreams Tulum. We are concerned about the reviews from Trip Advisor about them pestering for additional purchases and the price for wine which is an additional cost. Has anyone have a recent experience? Do you have a comment from a guest or the wedding couple point of view? Anything will help! Thanks, Ana

AnaNino

AnaNino

 

Bridal Coach!

Are you a bride who is looking for someone to hold your hand during the wedding planning process without paying thousands of dollars?   I will be offering 10 complementary Sessions, to the first 10 people to comment and say yes I need to talk to you to help me feel less overwhelmed about planning my wedding!   I tell all of my clients that if you aren't having fun, we're doing something wrong. Because Wedding Planning can be stressful, but it's also supposed to be fun.   I have been a Destination Wedding planner for many years now and let me tell you, on a daily basis I receive endless emails from Brides not looking for a planner, Dj or to discuss their budget or the flavor of their cake. But simply to have conversations and create a safe space, free of judgments and expectations. The Bridal coach.   My GOAL is to be there for you and to focus on your emotional wellness, and peace of mind, so you can enjoy your engagement. Also to help you reduce stress, build confidence, and ultimately plan your wedding without feeling overwhelmed.   MY MISSION is to get you results on anything you may need clarity on, when it comes to planning a wedding, because I love seeing you enjoy this moment to the fullest.   COACHING Fortunately, I don't actually experience this too often because the whole point of hiring a wedding planner is to avoid that sort of situation. It is always brides who specifically looking to talk to someone on wedding tip, things to avoid etc. A lot of what I'm hearing from you is that you are just too overwhelmed, for various reasons. You counted on friends, or occasionally hired a not-too-fabulous wedding planner or relied solely on the services of the hotel/resort, and by the time you call me for guidance, you're in an all-out panic.   I am making this experience available for you as a Bridal Coach. Through a one or two hour, one-on-one Coaching Session, I will talk with you about your ideas and plans, and assist you on where to save money and guidance on vendors create a personalized Action Plan that will make planning your own day much smoother.   Top 3 things you can expect:   1. I will be your "source of support" for your ideas - Friends are often good at this, but may lack the wedding experience to know what will and won't work. Worse yet, if they're a past bride, they may simply be recommending a clone of their own wedding. As a bridal coach I will listen to your ideas, provide advice and often suggest other ideas that have worked well at other weddings.   2. Check the run sheet for your day - There are so many things that occur on a wedding, and each takes longer than you think. Plus you may have 100 guests to take into consideration. As Your Bridal Coach I will step you through each part of the day, and assist you in understanding how much time is needed for each activity, as well as the order that will work best.   3. Save you money - One bad decision can not only ruin your day, it can also cost you a lot of money! You don't need everything and often there isn't enough time to do it all. By providing a list of good quality suppliers that provide Value for Money!       PS: YOU ARE NOT ALONE, I ´VE GOT YOUR BACK!     Happy Planning! Joyce weddingsinplayadelcarmen@gmail.com

dreamweddings

dreamweddings

 

Bridesmaid Dress

BRIDESMAID DRESSES: Ordered 6 months advance. My girls are quite short so will need to be shortened. I wanted to find dresses with a slit in the front like my wedding dress has. I originally picked eggplant for the dress color. I switched last minute to midnight blue which is basically Navy.     SHOES: Needed wedges as the ceremony is on the beach. Found these on justfab.com. $75 for 3 pairs. I know they are gold, but I'm hoping they won't make a difference.   Necklace/Earings/Bracelet: THE BAY! $90 for all three sets. Love!!   ROBES: La Vie En Rose 3 for 1!   SUN HATS: Walmart $9 - Navy $5 - White

eriddell

eriddell

 

Our Story -- Cliche Post Title...

I have been in 9 weddings, but never thought I would be doing a blog for my own wedding. I thought I would be the kind who will be always single, independent, carreer oriented, world traveler type of woman; and I was happy with that, or so I thought... Chris and I work at the same company and had been working on the same project for about 1.5 yrs; we knew of each others existance, but nothing more than that. Until, a friend we have in common, also a co-worker of ours decided to play cupid and set us up. I will forever be thankful to her for that. We started dating and I quickly realized that I was just then learning what happiness really means. We have been so in sync from day 1; not only between him and I, but between his two kids and I. I fell in love with them, with my Dyrlund 3-Pack. Chris is the kindest person I have ever met. He is considerate, caring, loving, selfless, generous, and very, very smart. Also, very handsome if I may say so :-) After almost a year of dating, he proposed to me on Good Friday 2015, he took me to the place we had been trying to go for our second date. He kept taking pictures of me, but that was nothing unsual; at some point I turned around and there he was on one knee and proposed to me in Spanish. I will never forget his face, his expression, and his words to me at that moment. We had already talked about a destination wedding and that's how I made it to this website!

AnaNino

AnaNino

 

Wedding Makeup & Hair Cancun/riviera Maya- Review Mvp

Hello! I want to share with you all about a great company located in the Cancun/Riviera Maya location that specializes in beautiful hair and makeup for your big day! I am getting married at the Dreams Resort and Spa at Puerto Aventuras and was interested in having my makeup professionally done and I will be putting clip in extensions, among other things such as false eyelashes and was looking into airbrush makeup as well. I researched trying to find an affordable company who also had great reviews and did honest business, which is really important when you are planning something so big from another country. I kept coming across a company called MVP Hair and Makeup! They have been voted the best of the best through Weddingwire.com in 2012 and 2014! I know it may sound like I am being paid to do this blog but I assure you I AM NOT! I seriously emailed the company just like everyone else for prices and information. I actually let a few weeks go by without responding because I wanted to make sure I was spending my money wisely. Edgar reached out at and gently asked if I had any questions and boy did I! I asked a million questions about the quality of work, asked what they would recommend for certain things and he PROMPTLY responded to my emails, which is a big deal I have found by planning from the US. They offer a variety of hair and makeup packages which include a trial for hair and makeup along with the day of. The package I got included both and the price was super reasonable. THE BEST PART??????? They now have a location right in Puerto Aventuras situated within walking distance or a short ride to some of the best resorts in the area!! Know why this is so great??? You will NOT have to pay a resort fee for outside vendors!! This saves so much money and was honestly what made me decide to go forward with them because Dreams charges $150.00 for outside vendors (quality work, great service and no resort fees). I asked which hotels they can service from this location because I actually have a friend getting married in another resort next year, here's what they said: Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, Barcelo Maya Palace Riviera Maya, Dreams Puerto Aventuras and Catalonya Puerto Aventuras   I searched and searched the entire area of Cancun for the best hair and makeup team and I found it. My wedding is September 5th, 2015 and I will come back and do a review with pictures of the work they did so you can get a better idea of what they can do. Until then, here are the links for the website: www.cancunhairandmakeup.com http://www.weddingwire.com/biz/mvp-hair-makeup-artistry-playa-del-carmen/9e36a82950784f36.html https://www.facebook.com/teammvphairandmakeup

dbp3110

dbp3110

 

Best Photographer In Los Cabos

My fiance and I have decided we're going to hire Juan Carlos Tapia for our wedding that will take place at the beautiful sandos Finisterra in Los Cabos. Following my research on the web, I found the pictures of Juan. His work is simply stunning and he helped me tremendously for the planning of our day. Here is the link to see his work :-) I personnaly loved the pictures he made for the wedding of Abygael.   http://www.juancarlostapia.com/sandos-finisterra-wedding/     Sorry for my bad english! I'm french so… I tried my best   Marie-Eve Boily (soon Lapointe)

marieeveboily

marieeveboily

 

2016 Brides At The Barcelo Maya Colonial

Hey everyone!   We finally decided on our resort after doing a site visit at the Barcelo Maya Colonial. All the negative reviews about this resort went right out the window! This resort is absolutely breathtaking and the food is delicious. I had an opportunity to talk to about 5 different couples who had their wedding while we were there. The only advice we seemed to get was to BE PATIENT with the wedding planners. After witnessing how many weddings they take care of a day, I can see how busy they really are. It was quite windy while we were there and I can see how a beach reception would be very frustrating with everything flying around. That is something i wouldn't recommend. We took a look at the Grills and i fell in love with the Captain Morgan grill because of the outside terrace. We walked by just as they were setting up for a wedding and everything looked amazing!

Barcelo2016

Barcelo2016

 

Robe De Mariée Bustier Coeur_Community Saison 5 : Date De Diffusion Et Bande-Annonce (Vidéo)

robe de mariée bustier coeur. Un avocat raté, un footballeur américain, une mère de famille dévote, un autiste cinéphile, une anarchiste vagabonde, un ex-toxicomane et un milliardaire blasé. Non ce n’est pas « Lost » mais « Community », la série sur…un Community college justement. A Greendale au Colorado, tout ce beau monde va se retrouver dans le même groupe de travail, et les vannes vont pleuvoir. En effet, chacun d’entre eux a son vice caché, mais aussi un passé complètement loufoque. Cette saison marque surtout le retour de Dan Harmon aux commandes, après son éviction de la 4ème saison de son propre show. robes de mariee vintage

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bonnyer

 

Robe De Mariée Bustier Coeur_Nouvelle Star 2014 : Élimination De Marc, Laura, Julie, Ezra & Chehinaze – D8 Replay

robe de mariée bustier coeur. Ils sont 16 candidats (dont une majorité de femmes) a avoir été sélectionnés pour les émissions en direct sur D8 : Claudia, Kim, Yseult, Ezra, Léopoldine, Mathieu, Alvaro, Julie, Chehinaze, Dana, Laura, Sirine, Marc, Hugo, Mehdi et Pauline. L’occasion pour ces chanteurs de montrer ce dont ils sont capables et de faire la différence. >> Qui sont les candidats de ce Nouvelle Star 2014 ? << robe de marié retro

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bonnyer

 

Robe De Mariée Bustier Coeur_Léo Matteï, Brigade Des Mineurs : La Série Avec Jean-Luc Reichmann – Tf1 Replay

robe de mariée bustier coeur. « Pour Léo Matteï (Jean-Luc Reichmann), seul le résultat compte et il n'hésite pas à bousculer les conventions avec un seul mot d'ordre : protéger les mineurs de tout danger, y compris d'eux-mêmes. » Nouvelle série sur TF1 ce jeudi soir avec « Léo Matteï, brigade des mineurs », une fiction un peu différente qui met en scène Jean-Luc Reichmann que l’on est pourtant plus habitué à croisé au poste d’animateur, mais qui s’en sort très bien ! Ci-dessous, vous pouvez découvrir les premières minutes de cette nouvelle série française afin de la découvrir. Comme toujours, les épisodes de « Léo Matteï, brigade des mineurs » sont disponibles sur le site TF1 Replay pour un visionnage valable pendant une semaine. Aucune raison donc de se priver e cette fiction originale et intéressante. Avez-vous regardé « Léo Matteï, brigade des mineurs » ?

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bonnyer

 

Fairyin Stylish Evening Dresses Collection

Today i come here to introduce you 4 different styles of evening dresses which can be defined as gorgeous. Let's have a look at the following pics.       Kinda vintage style, right?     Noble style     This one got many compliments from people around me.     Im loving this pink dress.   Check for more fashion dress style on http://www.fairyin.dk/aften-kjoler   Enjoy!

fairyin

fairyin

 

4 Days Til My Wedding!

Hello brides!!   I'm 4 days away for my BIG DAY !   I wanted to share my experience in this wild ride planning the perfect wedding! I am not that nervous I think, because I trusted very professional people for that special day.   My experience with the DJ has been really great! I picked Dj. Rickalvin:   And he has been great through all this process, he is very well organized and very flexible. He always answers my emails quickly and exactly with the solution or answer I need to any of my doubts or questions. We told him the music we liked and what we didn't like, so this way he knows a little bit more about us and what we expect for the wedding day! I found this Dj through a friend of mine that got married on Cancun last summer, and every single person told me they had lots of fun and everyone recommended the dj a lot.     Another vendor that has been in touch with all throughout this whole time are the photographers: www.shenkophoto.com As I told you before, this is a married couple that is dedicated only to taking pictures around the world. We've been communicating for more than 8 months now, and I think we now seem to now each other even if we haven't met in person. Last month we arranged a Skype session and that was the first time we saw each other, other than in photos. We talked a lot about the wedding day, the pictures we would like for that day and with who, etc. They also seem to be really interested in small details about that day, like for example flowers, centerpieces and other decoration details that we picked.   Also they are really organized, and helped us make an itinerary for family pictures so that we don't lose any time and we have all the people we want on the pictures. In 2 days we are meeting for a casual session so that we know each other in front of the camera and in that way, I think, it will be easier to communicate on the wedding day for the things we want, and can or can't do.   My fiancé always laughs at me because I am a very bubbly person and I don't have shame of anything, but when you put a camera in front of me, everything changes!!! I just don't know what to do it's such a dumb thing!   So wish me luck!!!   When I come back from my honeymoon I'll tell you more details about everything =)

andreaberretta

andreaberretta

 

Destination Wedding: Pre-Wedding Meeting For Guests

My fiance and I have decided we're going to host a pre-wedding meeting/get together for guests attending our destination wedding. I thought this would be a good idea to get everyone together to answer questions guests may have regarding obtaining/renewing passports, obtaining passports for minors, pre-wedding travel tips & advice, what to pack/bring, packing/travel suggestions, what they (the guests) should be doing and have done by this point as far as passports go, etc. I was also going to print out helpful information for them. If it's one thing I've learned in the past 2 years of planning a destination wedding, it's that you have to babysit and guide your guests along, lol! That's not meant to be a negative statement in any way, it's simply the truth I don't mind at all, I have enjoyed answering our guests questions and providing them with as much helpful information as I possibly can. I have also included everything on our wedding website and on our wedding closed group on Facebook as well. In addition to those 2 forms of keeping everyone updated, I've also mailed out newsletters letting people know that airfare was now available, the resort is booking up quickly for the weekend of our wedding, etc. It has been very helpful. I'm not having a hard time finding information, ideas for this pre-wedding meeting/get together we want to host. Any DIY templates that would include passport information, pre-travel information, etc.? Any tips/advice/templates/websites/blogs would be great help!! Thanks so much!!

labellavita8308

labellavita8308

 

Wow It's Been A While...

Hi Brides and other readers!   It's been quite a while since my last post. Life's been really busy and honestly I've been using Facebook a lot for wedding planning lately. There's some really great groups on Facebook for destination brides. You should check them out if you haven't done so already. There are brides groups that are resort specific and those are really helpful. This forum has also been extremely helpful during the planning process.   During the past 8 months life has really changed for me both positively and negatively. I lost my job back in December and have been unemployed ever since. This has really impacted our budget, so we're doing all we can to keep costs down even though we had saved up quite a bit for our wedding. It's been difficult trying to find work when you don't have much experience in your field. My mother had to have surgery and I had to take care of her for a while. I got into a car accident in back in mid-February and it took me a while to fully recover from it. My FI and I ended up moving in together at the beginning of February. Because of my recovery and other health issues I ended up gaining a lot of weight which had me feeling really depressed for a while.   There was a good few months where I debated cancelling my wedding because I was really depressed over everything that had happened. My fiance has been amazing to me during the past while and very supportive! Sometimes I feel that brides lose focus on what's really important and get caught up in all the little details. We often forget that we are getting married because we want to spend our life with that special person. I know I'm guilty of getting caught up in the little details. After everything we've been through this year we've happily decided to go ahead with our wedding! I've decided that at the end of the day all I want to do is marry my best friend and if I've done that then there's nothing to regret or change because I've gotten what I wanted.   I may not be where I want to be, but I'm happy with where I am. I'm learning to relax and let life happen. To roll with the punches and deal with situations as they come instead of crumbling because something didn't go right.   I definitely want to make it a habit to post here more often. I consider it my wedding planning diary where I can vent and hopefully help other brides with my experiences and connect with other brides.   Until next time,   Dia Diamond

diadiamond

diadiamond

 

Introduce Some Common Necklines Which Lets You Pick The Right Wedding Dress

Many kinds of wedding, wedding collar-shaped species are much different for each bride's body, a natural fit collar shape is also different. Below, Angeldress will introduce some common wedding collar shapes for the brides.   First, strapless neck strapless wedding dress For Busty bride, strapless collar is a very popular style, the wedding dress is also common in the chest line cut way.   Suitable for: broad shoulders and clear collarbone brides   Not suitable for: flat chest bride   Second, the sweetheart collar   Sweetheart collar like a heart-shaped, relatively deep in middle part, both sides are relatively high, this is a good choice for busty brides, but also sexy bride's choice. Sweetheart wedding chest line will set off a very full breasts, but also make the neck look more slender.   Suitable for: sexy, plump bride   Not suitable for: do not want to bare, thin bride   Third, the bateau collar   With the collarbone gently arc, arrived near the shoulder, cut straight down, less on the chest painted with sleeves and sleeveless design and it is now more common design for wedding!   Suitable for: small chest bride, the bride can significantly plump some!   Not suitable for: plump bride   Fourth, the big V-neck As the name suggests is better than even some of the deep V-neck design, and even extends to the navel. Sometimes only the chest is V-shaped, V-shaped back also suitable for B cup or C cup breasts bride.   Not suitable for: less than or greater than C B bride   Five, big round neck   Generally pretty and classic style, can cut very low neckline, back and are often rounded, curved design is much more advanced and significantly thinner than before! For more information about wedding dresses please check http://www.angeldress.co.uk/wedding-dresses-uk7951.   Suitable for: almost everyone   Six small round neck   Looks like a T-shirt, also called T-shirt collar, along the bottom of a circular arc throat.   Suitable for: relatively flat chest women (make you look plump)   Not suitable for: busty women (also make you look more "plump")   Seven off shoulder Collar resting on the bottom of the shoulder, exposing the collarbone and shoulders, sleeves cover part of the upper arm. This wedding dress styles for women are the vast majority of body can fit, chest size medium or relatively plump women wearing would be particularly beautiful.   Suitable for: busty, pear-shaped body of the bride   Not suitable for: broad shoulders and thick arms brides   Eight, including shoulder   Card with shoulder wedding style is very similar, but use more fabric, looks like a wide and shoulders are connected with soft round.   Suitable: arm coarse, prominent clavicle bride   Not suitable for: not obvious clavicle bride   Source: https://fashiondream2013.wordpress.com/2015/04/09/introduce-some-common-necklines-which-lets-you-pick-the-right-wedding-dress/

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