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HoyaBeth

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    Washington, DC

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  • Wedding Date
    April 30, 2014
  • Wedding Location
    Be Tulum, Mexico
  1. @@Montana -- they're still available. Sorry for the delayed response! Oh, and shipping from DC!
  2. @ -- napkins were from Yourchaircovers.com -- they were wonderful! I had a bad experience prior to that with a company who didn't ever ship them and wouldn't answer the phone, so it was a relief to have found this place! @@rykell - I bought them at Webrestaurantstore.com -- not sure about the thickness of a chair sash, so not sure if they'd work, but they're the size of a normal napkin ring. I think they might even list the measurements online. Hope that helps!
  3. Yes, runners and tablecloths are still for sale. Please let me know if you're interested and I can see about getting you an estimate for shipping. I'm not sure how much shipping would be but can try to find out -- where would you need them shipped to? Thanks! Thanks for being so complimentary! The table numbers were definitely a DIY adventure, but not that hard. I got the frames at Michael's and spray painted them gold. I also had to get frame stands and paint them. The numbers are unpainted wood from Michael's too. I did a different photo in each frame - but for continuity, I made them all into sepia toned pix. They were pix from the various countries that have meaning to us and a little write up as to why. Hope that helps and thanks again!
  4. 36" ivory veil with 4" alencon lace trim with eyelash - never worn! The lace trim does not come all the way around, like a mantilla - it stops lower, around your elbows. Purchased on Etsy for $70, selling for $30. Description from the vendor: "This is a beautiful wedding veil with eyelash lace trim. The size is 36" long, could be a elbow length veil. It features a 4" Alencon lace trim with eyelash. The color of the veil is ivory. This veil is made of soft bridal illusion material that allows the veil to drape beautifully. A metal comb is attached to the veil for easy positioning." Here are a few pics -- it has been in a bag, so it's a little wrinkly, sorry!
  5. Selling gold, size 10 strappy sandal wedges. I normally wear 9.5 and went half a size up for comfort, but ultimately chose a shoe with a lower heel since I'm already pretty tall! Shoes have never been worn and are in original packaging. $125 plus shipping (original price was $235) Link to some additional views of the shoes online Description from Bloomingdale's website: Leather upper, leather lining, leather sole Imported Open toe; buckled ankle strap Embellishment on toe 3.75" wedge
  6. Looking to sell the gold tablecloths and runners from our wedding. We were married in Tulum (Mexico) in 2014 and these added a little extra sparkle to our wedding reception! Two (2) tablecloths measuring 72" x 72" - $100 for both (plus shipping) Five (5) runners measuring 12" wide x 108" long - $100 for all five (plus shipping) Note: They are both gold sequin cloth from the same Etsy vendor, but they aren't the exact same color. The runners are a slightly deeper gold. We had them on tables that were side by side and couldn't notice a thing, but I just want to give you all the details. Feel free to let me know if you have any questions - thanks!
  7. @@misbosox... I actually made our menu cards! I found the card stock at Michaels and then punched out the top/bottom edges with a Martha Stewart punch (also from Michaels). I just used the same fonts as our wedding invites and added the starfish and, voila! They weren't that difficult and were probably the most commented element of decor at our wedding as we also put a personal message for each guest (and used them as seating cards as well). We simply wrote the guest name/message in Excel and did mail merge. Hope that helps!
  8. Clearing out space after our May 10th wedding! We have 60 coral napkins (20x20 dinner size - polyester) and 60 gold, round napkin rings (acrylic but look like a metallic gold) Selling napkins and rings as a set for $60. Thanks and happy planning!
  9. I'm selling 60 coral napkins and gold napkin rings -- happy to send photos if you are interested, just PM me!
  10. HoyaBeth

    Starfish Decor

    Hi A7Xtrish - I ordered 50 extra pencil starfish (3-4") that were delivered after we left for our wedding, so they are completely new and I'll sell them for $20. I used ones just like them for our escort cards - photos are toward the bottom of this blog post! Feel free to send me a message if you're interested!
  11. I also "lurked" during wedding planning, more than I actually posted, so here's my attempt to provide a little Vendor Info to those of you who are also getting married in amazing, beautiful Tulum! Here are some pics from our photographer, so you can see the decor, hair, makeup in action! Canada Transfers - Transportation Since Tulum is approximately 90 minutes from the airport, we wanted to arrange our guests' transport arrangements from the airport to the hotel. This was my husband's wedding project since he's detail oriented and speaks Spanish. Whenever he called, he always talked to the same person (a live human!) who quickly became familiar with our wedding info and guests. All the drivers were prompt, professional and received rave reviews from guests. One driver even waited when a guest couldn't get into their condo right away. We also had to make last minute changes due to missed flights. They handled it all without missing a beat. We can't say enough good things about working with Canada Transfers. In fact, we always rent a car when visiting, but have decided on our next trip, we'll just let these guys take care of us! The Makeup Pros - Hair and Makeup Yes, prices are very similar to DC or NY bridal hair/makeup, but it was SO worth it. I can't even begin to describe how beautiful I felt and how great it was to have these guys help us get ready. It was like chatting with an old friend who happened to do the best makeup EVER. Friends and family were so complimentary - I mean, I guess it's to be expected, I was the bride and all, but they were gushing. I communicated over email with Fernando to set things up, which was pretty simple. He wasn't available for my wedding, so he offered his partner, Julius, for makeup and then Cesar for hair. At first, I was a little nervous since all the reviews I could dig up were for Fernando, so I was wondering where they were hiding this Julius character. Turns out, he also does photo shoots and travels all over the place for MAC so isn't always in town. So yeah, I totally lucked out because he is incredibly talented! I explained that I wanted a shimmery brown/golden eye and whatever else he thought best flattered my features and coloring and he definitely delivered. As for hair, I knew I wanted it up (would definitely recommend that in Tulum due to the wind!) so showed a few pics to Cesar on the day of. He and I had the same favorite look (updo with a braid wrapped around it), so he quickly got to work. I brought extensions to help give my fine, medium length hair enough oomph for the updo. He painstakingly put in all 7 of those bad boys and blended them seamlessly. I still have a big smile on my face thinking of my hair that day - for once in my life, could have been in a Pantene commercial or something. I skipped trial to save on time and cost, and it was totally fine - these guys are pros. They arrived right on time, were so nice, and very talented. Plugin Audiovisual - DJ They actually had a place to review on the vendor reviews page, so here's my review there. To save yourself the click, they were awesome! Blue Lens Caribe - Videographer Long review short: We'd hire Blue Lens Caribe and Nicolas again in a heartbeat and am so, so happy we decided to capture our wedding on video. It's one area we were on the fence about, but now that I know how fast your own wedding goes by, having those moments on video is priceless. We got the package of one videographer, unlimited coverage on your wedding day. Our wedding coordinator recommended BLC and from start to finish, communication was easy and they were very responsive. We met Nicolas (our videographer) onsite a few days before the wedding to go over style, songs etc. During our actual wedding, Nicolas and an assistant videographer (surprise, score!) arrived right on time and worked their tails off all day long. Plus, like everyone else we dealt with when booking BLC, these videographers were really nice guys! And less than a month after our wedding day, we had our five-minute video "trailer" in hand (full length had to be mailed). It was fantastic! They captured the highlights of our wedding so beautifully, so artistically, that we couldn't imagine having hired anyone else. We got a great value for our money, which isn't always the case with all things wedding. Cherry Blossom - Florist Flowers weren't really the most important thing to us, so this was one area we wanted to try to save a little money, while still having things look nice. Sandra from Cherry Blossom has to be one of the most patient people on the planet, since I asked her so many questions and took so long to make a decision that it would have to frustrate most anyone. She was also so nice, very responsive and took pride in her business. Prices were reasonable as well. Since our wedding was on the same weekend as Mother's Day, she gently helped us get our order in on time so we'd have the flowers we wanted. Overall, she and her team did a wonderful job on our flowers, the overall color scheme being coral. They did our centerpieces, boutonnieres, bouquets and wedding arch using a variety of flowers incorporating coral, cream, dark pink and orange. I loved my ombre bouquet, but it was supposed to be coral, blush and cream -- and somehow lavender was swapped in for blush. It looked a little strange next to the orange boutonniere, but If that's the only snafu, I guess I'll take it! Royal Table Cancun Since we acted as our own wedding planner, we needed to make some additional arrangements. Especially important were the ceremony chairs. Some of my original quotes were way out of our budget ($15 per chair, no thank you!) but Royal Table was fair and had a great variety from which to choose. We ended up paying a little more to get ghost chairs, which I had never heard of before but quickly became obsessed with. I had this vision of guests walking down to the ceremony area and being able to see completely through the chairs and focus on the beautiful water. Then the chairs could be moved up for the reception. Once I learned that it would be a big logistical challenge to move 'em, I had to choose between the ceremony and reception for my beautiful ghost chairs - and due to the amount of time we were spending at the reception, it won out. We also ended up renting some basic tablecloths from them, but brought our own runners, napkins, napkin rings and table signs. They delivered and picked up right on time; you do need to realize that that is an extra charge, but nothing outlandish. It's just not quoted in the price of the chair rental itself. Best of luck to all of the future brides out there! A destination wedding was a great choice for us and I hope it is for you as well!
  12. Just wanted to chime in here...we just got married last month and I booked the Makeup Pros. Yes, prices are very similar to DC or NY bridal hair/makeup, but it was SO worth it. I can't even begin to describe how beautiful I felt and how great it was to have these guys help us get ready. It was like chatting with an old friend who happened to do the best makeup EVER. Friends and family were so complimentary - I mean, I guess it's to be expected, I was the bride and all, but they were gushing. I communicated over email with Fernando to set things up, which was pretty simple. He wasn't available for my wedding, so he offered his partner, Julius, for makeup and then Cesar for hair. At first, I was a little nervous since all the reviews I could dig up were for Fernando, so I was wondering where they were hiding this Julius character. Turns out, he also does photo shoots and travels all over the place for MAC so isn't always in town. So yeah, I totally lucked out because he is incredibly talented! I explained that I wanted a shimmery brown/golden eye and whatever else he thought best flattered my features and coloring and he definitely delivered. As for hair, I knew I wanted it up (would definitely recommend that in Tulum due to the wind!) so showed a few pics to Cesar on the day of. He and I had the same favorite look (updo with a braid wrapped around it), so he quickly got to work. I brought extensions to help give my fine, medium length hair enough oomph for the updo. He painstakingly put in all 7 of those bad boys and blended them seamlessly. I still have a big smile on my face thinking of my hair that day - for once in my life, could have been in a Pantene commercial or something. I skipped trial to save on time and cost, and it was totally fine - these guys are pros. They arrived right on time, were so nice, and very talented. Here are some pics from our wedding that show the hair and makeup team in action!
  13. This is a few years later and I plan to write a formal review, but in case anyone stumbles upon this...I just wanted to say that I had Julius do my makeup (May 2014) since Fernando was booked and could not have been happier!!! He is so talented and -- on top of that -- really, really nice! I have never felt more beautiful than when he did my makeup. And Caesar did an awesome job on my hair.
  14. I thought about doing this also, but my wedding coordinator said they would be $6-8 USD each. I didn't check prices while we were there, though! I ended up doing a custom bag through Wedding Chicks, and using a Gilt City voucher ($100 for $200 of product), so my welcome bags came out to $4.
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