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  1. Stephanie Williams

    Dominican Republic Wedding - new to Forum!

    welcome! Happy Planning!
  2. I love Fox Glove Designs - she does wedding monograms on etsy - you can check out her work here
  3. no problem! I also wanted to recommend a blog called Etsy Wedding "offbeat finds for the eclectic bride" - this blog is awesome! I'm personally obsessed with Etsy, and there are some amazingly inexpensive finds on there, from jewelry to wedding favors, to hair pieces and veils!
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    Which Island for my Wedding?

    It depends what kind of vibe and location you're going for because each island is a bit different - for instance, the big island is huge with lots of volcanic rock - oahu is more populated, honolulu is a big city with lots of stuff to do and more turisty - maui and kaui are more tropical and laid back, etc. They are all awesome, but you have to decide what you want in the location
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    Newbie here!

    what an awesome location! Happy planning!
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    Is Joann Fabrics worth the drive?

    you can always check out online stores - fabric.com has a great selection and major discounts. For really cool patterns try reprodepot.com
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    Different songs for each persons?

    usually, there is one song for the entrance of the groom, groomsmen and bridesmaids, and then another song for the entrance of the bride - fading short songs during the ceremony entrance would probably sound too choppy or forced - it's different for upbeat songs during the grand entrance - hope that helps!
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    Composting Anyone?

    we compost using red wriggler worms (vermiculture). We bought a system online, and they stay in our garage - there's absolutely no smell, and the worms have been doing fine for about a year and a half. It's pretty cool! We don't have the backyard for a compost pile, so this was the best solution. You can check out the Worm Factory
  9. I just wanted to share this site - it's one of my favs for inspiration, and she has Freebie Fridays where she posts tons of inspiring ideas and free downloads of templates and patterns, printable labels, etc - all gorgeous stuff! You can check out the blog here: Vintage Glam Blog and for all the freebie downloads here: Freebie Fridays
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    Bucerias is a really laid back, quaint town with a nice beach. The most beautiful areas/beaches and Villas of Puerto Vallarta tend to be in the South - in Conchas Chinas and South or in the North - Punta Mita and Sayulita. There are hidden gems all over Puerto Vallarta though, like Villa Salamandra in Nueva Vallarta.
  11. Hi! I was there last year at Lori + Richard's wedding and they held their welcome dinner there - everyone was seated under the mini palapas on the beach (about 50-60 guests) and the food was good!
  12. Stephanie Williams

    Southern California & Destination Photographer - new to BDW!

    Hi everyone! I just posted a Puerto Vallarta wedding on my blog, and I wasn't sure if I could share it in the Destination Mexico section on the site? Can anyone let me know if it would be ok?
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    Southern California & Destination Photographer - new to BDW!

    Tlseege - Thank your for your kind words. I'm hoping I'll be able to contribute =) Evan Baines - Thank You! I feel that B&W conveys emotion more clearly dinogomez - Thank you for the welcome Dino! jkcz0702 - Thanks for the welcome! you have an awesome wedding website!
  14. Stephanie Williams

    Southern California & Destination Photographer - new to BDW!

    Hi Jenn3878, Maura & biancagwinn! Thanks for the welcome! Maura, do you want me to resize the ones I already posted or is the sizing for future postings?
  15. Hi Everyone! I'm a wedding + portrait photographer based in Orange County, California, but I'm available worldwide + I absolutely love to travel! I've done several destination weddings, and I would love to answer any questions you guys have about bringing a photographer along for your destination wedding. I am very passionate about weddings + life, and I'm absolutely blessed to be able to work with the love of my life, Isaac (by husband and second shooter on all my weddings!). I heard about this site from my friend Kristi Klemens, and what an awesome resource it is for couples planning their destination wedding! Here are a few examples of my work, but you can check out my blog and website for more. I'll be posting a Puerto Vallarta, MX wedding next week on my blog! Best wishes, Stephanie Williams website: Stephanie Williams Photography blog: Stephanie Williams Photography Blog wedding and portrait photography blog