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  1. How about images of.... Wedding Favors Bouquets Cakes Reception Tables Cakes Invitations
  2. The Mini Wedding Salvatore Mini and Jessica Snyder were wed on June 25, 2011. Jessica, username Jszy10, used the BDW Community to bring her destination wedding to life. Jessica gives back to the BDW Community as she kindly shares the details of her perfect day in an interview below. The Mini’s Wedding Profile The Bride Jessica Snyder / BDW member: Jszy10 The Groom Salvatore Mini Hometown Philadelphia, PA Wedding Date 6/25/2011 Wedding Location Aventura Spa Palace, Riviera Maya, Mexico Why did you choose to have a destination wedding? My husband and I knew before we were even engaged that we would want a destination wedding. Neither of us were interested in the idea of having 100+ people watching us get married and loved the idea of going somewhere gorgeous with our closest family and friends. Some of our guests had never left the country, so we knew it would just as special for them as it was for us. Why did you choose your location? I chose Riviera Maya based on its affordability and beauty, and chose our resort specifically because of the perks it offered us for our wedding and our guests for their stay. What were your wedding colors and/or theme? We chose a Tangerine orange and Glacier (Tiffany) blue for our colors based mostly on the fact that we both love tiger lilies (our orange inspiration) and the glaicer blue really matched with the tropical feel of the location. Every wedding is special in its own right. What made your wedding unique? Just having the opportunity to spend 10 days in paradise celebrating with our closest family and friends was more than either of us could have ever asked for. We had the most supportive parents and bridal party that helped us really make our wedding personal. One of the major challenges of putting together a destination wedding is finding and working with your ideal vendors from afar. What wedding vendors did you use to put together this spectacular wedding? Photographer -- Octavio Montes Videographer -- Smile Market Florist -- The alter display was designed by the florist at ASP and all bouquets were made by mother and myself Wedding Coordinator -- Wilma (ASP) Wedding Dress -- Maggie Sottero (Leoni) Invitations -- I used a template from Alyee Bits to create my own Passport Invitations You were an active member of BDW and created some great content. Could you please summarize (with hyperlinks) some of your best work for us? My DIY Passport Invitations My DIY AHR Invitations Pre-travel brochures and luggage tags OOT Bags Jess's Riviera Maya Planning Thread- Aventura Spa Palace My Wedding Review of Aventura Spa Your wedding was absolutely beautiful! Your posts and reviews will be extremely helpful to our new brides. Thank you for sharing you special day with us at BDW. Dear members, if you planned your wedding with the help of our community we would love to hear from you. Contact us at admin@BestDestinationWedding.com if you are interested in sharing your wedding experience with us. Thanks!
  3. Thank you so much for sharing these very helpful details with our community- and the pictures. Pictures are always appreciated.
  4. You can check out DJ Mannia's BDW Page here, under wedding vendors: http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/products/mannia-audio-video-illumination-punta-cana If you have any new pictures, videos, or insight, share it on his review page. Thanks!
  5. This message is brought to you by Luxe Destination Weddings. The Discount: Luxe is offering 20% Off of the Opulence Package for any BDW bride who sees and clicks on the Luxe ad show below and inquires about services. The Luxe ad will be rotating throughout our BDW Pages, so keep an eye out for it! This is a great deal. The Opulence Package builds upon the Bliss Package. Below is the explanation of both. To learn more about Luxe Destination Wedding Services send a Private Message to Jessica4Luxe on BDW or go to http://www.luxedestinationweddings.com/SERVICES/. The Opulence Package Thanks, Christine BDW Staff
  6. This information is brought to you by Blue Petal Destination Weddings. Blue Petal is comprised of a team of Professional Wedding Coordinators and Expert Travel Agents focussed on taking the stress out of your day. Announcement: Blue Petal's Senior Wedding Designer, Keine Dennis recently visited the Riviera Maya to personally meet up with the On-Site Wedding Coordinators for her brides. She witnessed several mock weddings and blogged about all of it on the Blue Petal Facebook page. Blue Petal Manager, Ginger Blum will be doing the same thing in mid October 2011. This month can expect a steady stream of hot wedding news, fresh from Blue Petal on the Riviera Maya! Blue Petal is Canadian travel wholesaler with elite status and dedicated group coordinators with Transat Groups and Thomas Cook. This week, Blue Petal has been invited to VIP Status with Canada's heavy weight wholesaler, Air Canada Vacations! Blue Petal exclaims, "This is a huge honour (spelled the Canadian way!), as we now have a dedicated AIr Canada Vacations team which service only a small handful of VIP agencies coast to coast. Faster quotes, faster solutions, better relationships and happier brides!" Blue Petal limits their Wedding Designers to 4 weddings per month to give each bride & groom the dedicated attention they deserve. If you are hoping to book with Blue Petal, please act quickly as availability is limited. Lastly, Blue Petal would like to offer our BDW Brides a special deal. Blue Petal can arrange a Bride's Dress Rehearsal at Karismal for only $399 USD per couple. The Deal: Now wedding couples have the opportunity to view their potential wedding location first hand! For only $399 per couple (airfare not included), brides and their grooms can stay for 3 nights at their hotel of choice and have the opportunity to taste different cake options, sample menu items and even view the various locations and setups for their ceremony and private events! Questions? Want to know more about this deal? Contact the Blue Petal Team on BDW by visiting their Sponsor Showcase Page and Private Messaging any either Ginger, DaniBluePetal, or Petal Keine. Thanks! Christine BDW Staff
  7. Jessica4Luxe, Thanks! This is very helpful information. -C
  8. Win a Free Photo Enlargement with Smile Market: To participate and win, you will need to follow these 4 steps: How to Enter Join BestDestinationWedding.com Go to Smile Market's Vendor Page and select "Add to Your List" then "Want to Book." Become a Fan of Smile Market on Facebook Log into BDW with your new account and send SMPhotography a Private Message. Please include the following information in your PM to us: Name of the Bride & Groom Date of your wedding Hotel/Resort you are staying at Your Username on BestDestinationWedding (BDW) Your Email Address associated with your BDW Account You will receive a confirmation email from Smile Market Photography once we have validated your information. ​ ***Important: Print this confirmation email out and present it to your Smile Market Photo Sales Assistant to receive your free 8â€x10†photo enlargement. Details: This free enlargement is only applicable to brides getting married at participating Smile Market Resorts. See a list of participating resorts below. Smile Market will give a limit of one photo enlargement per couple per wedding. This enlargement is not transferable to another couple. The Smile Market Associate will select the photo for enlargement upon the couple’s arrival. Contest ends December 31, 2011 Participating Resorts: Moon Palace Cancun Palace Beach Palace Le Blanc Cozumel Palace Aventura Spa Westin Regina Sun Palace Le Meridien Ritz Carlton Barcelo Their Work:
  9. Congratulations to our First Place Winner: Melissa727 And Congratulations to Ginamb our Second Place Winner!!! We hope to see you in pics of your party flops. Thanks to everyone for participating. Getting Married on the Beach???? It’s your wedding. It’s your day. Everything is personalized to your event, and your shoes shouldn’t be any different. If it’s a wedding on the beach you’ll need some Party Flops. Party Flops specializes in personalized flip-flops for the bride, groom and bridal party. These flip-flops are a popular hit with everyone! Party Flops is a proud sponsor of BDW and would like to offer our community the chance to experience the fun & comfort of Party Flops. One First Prize Winner will receive: 15 pairs of personalized flip-flops for their wedding party and 2 pairs of Just Married flip-flops for the bride and groom. 10 Second Prize Winners will receive: 2 pairs of Just-Married-Mark-on-the-Sand Party Flops for the bride and groom. How to Play Click the image below to fill out the BDW-Party Flops Contest Form. It only takes a minute! Details: You must be a BDW member to play. Party Flops will the select winner. Contest will run from 9/7/11 to 9/21. Contest Closes 9/21 at 4pm, PST. Party Flops will be responsible for shipping the prizes. You must have a physical shipping address. Read Reviews on Party Flops Testimonials: 1."Every bride needs to USE Party Flops! The flops were perfect! They gave me 3 designs to choose from and they would have given me more but I was so happy with the 3 that I chose one of them. they were easy to work with, the product was outstanding and totally affordable. All of my wedding guests LOVED getting their flops, my husband wore his our entire honeymoon, he didn't want to take them off! EVERYONE needs to get Party Flops for any event you are planning! They are the best and only service to use!" 2."The wedding flip-flops were such a fun addition to our beach wedding! Guests loved them, and so did I. I also greatly appreciated how quickly Alex and his staff at Partyflops put together a mock-up of what we wanted (they were right on target, btw), and how quickly they made and shipped them. All around, a great experience." 3."We ordered flip flops for our bridal party as well as the parents and those that helped out with our wedding. We sent in our design and Alex worked with us to enhance our original design. The out come was fantastic,they arrived promptly and were in plastic bags with bows to match, they made wonderful bridesmaides gifts (they wore them for the reception) I would highly recommend Party Flip Flops." Good luck everyone, Chris BDW Staff
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  11. We are pleased to announce that Jamieirene is the winner of this contest! How did we determine the winner? BDW created a list of all our entries (one entry per member) in the order of the which they were submitted. We used Random.org's List Randomizer to randomize our list. The first name in the randomized list is our winner. Hello BDW Brides, We are pleased to announce the Gonzalo Nunez Engagement Shoot Contest! Win a free engagement photo shoot in New York by Gonzalo Nunez. Gonzalo is a professional wedding photographer with an impressive portfolio and several years experience. He has a photojournalist style that naturally captures your priceless moments. Many of our BDW brides have used Gonzalo Nunez and loved his work. See what they had to say on his Photographer Review Page. The Prize: One Engagement Photo Shoot in New York Date: October 2nd Gonzolo will provide you with 30 of your best shoots from the day The images will be provided electronically How to Enter: Tell us how your love story started (i.e. how you met your partner). Please submit your story as a reply to this post. Follow Gonzolo Nunez on Twitter: @gonzalo_nunez. If you are uncomfortable providing your Twitter Handle with your publicly posted story, then please send your handle in an PM to Chris Elias28. Go to Gonzolo's BDW Photographer Review Page and click "want to book," under the "People who listed this." Details: This contest will run from 9/7 to 9/16 @ 3pm, PST Only one entry for each BDW Bride You must be a member of BDW. NOTE: This is OPEN TO COUPLES WHO ARE ALREADY MARRIED, too. You must follow Gonzalo on Twitter. Please provide your twitter handle so that we can verify your information. You must share your "how you met" story You must select "want to book" for Gonzalo's Photographer Review Page. We will use Random.org to fairly and objectively select a winner. The winner will be announced in this thread and will receive a congratulatory PM from me, Chris Eilas28. Air fare not included Hurry, the contest has begun. Let us know how you and your love met! An Example of a Past Engagement Shoots in New York: On the Beach: Trash the Dress: Gonzalo's BDW Showcase Page Other Important Links: Please visit Gonzalo's Blog for the latest updates: www.gonzalonunez.com/blog Gonzalo's Website: www.gonzalonunez.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/nunezgonzalo visit his facebook profile to see what people say about him. www.twitter.com @gonzalo_nunez referrals: http://www.ispwp.com Gonzalo belongs to a very exclusive photography society. They only accept the best photographers in the world. Gonzalo typically places in the top 20 out of 600.
  12. Dream Weddings Mexico Dream Weddings Mexico is the premiere destination wedding consultancy specializing in beach weddings in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya and Tulum. We love to plan, coordinate and execute luxurious and stylish weddings, and we will be so happy to work with you. You have just stepped into wedding planning heaven! Our philosophy: Dream it, live it, love it!! Vendor Contact Information: info@dreamweddingsmexico.com www.dreamweddingsmexico.com Phone: 011 52 998 914 01 01 Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/dreamweddingsmx/ Our Work:
  13. The Nonconformist's Bouquet Floral bouquets are gorgeous, timeless, and traditional, but sometimes the occasion and our personality beg for something a little more avant-garde. Today, there are a myriad of alternatives to the floral bouquet that serve as beautiful and unique options to the traditional. The first and most recently publicized is the gorgeous broach bouquet, followed by feather, fabric and even paper bouquets that will satisfy that nonconformist in you. Country star, Miranda Lambert walked down the aisle toward country star, Blake Shelton carrying a beautiful bouquet made of sparkling, colorful, bejeweled broaches, seen below. Miranda’s statement making bouquet is as personal as it is lovely. According to US Weekly, Miranda asked her wedding shower guest to bring a broach with them to the shower. She then had the Ritzy Rose combine the broaches into the work of art you see here. She topped it off by wrapping the stem of the bouquet with her mother’s lace handkerchief. Can’t afford the Ritzy Rose? Etsy has a vendor who is selling very similar, custom-made versions for $475. If you are looking for a softer side for your bouquet try a feathered bouquet. These come in a variety of options from the simple to the dramatic. These bouquets add texture, volume, and elegant movement as you float with them down the aisle. Try playing with the idea of a feathered fan in place of a bouquet if you still crave something a bit more out of the norm. Fabric is versatile, flexible, and can be molded to fit any form, any style. Fabric bouquets can look very expensive, but my favorite is a country-vintage inspired bouquet made of gingham red and white rosettes. Last, but not least, is the delicate and intricate paper bouquet. These bouquets are no simple task. They are unique bouquets gently crafted into works of art. These non-floral options are ideal for the destination-wedding bride. You will not have to worry about securing a local florist, or about flowers wilting in the heat. After your day, your bouquet can become a precious keep-sake! No matter what medium you choose to design your bouquet in, it should be a bouquet as fitting for you as your dress. Enjoy the options!
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