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LeighC

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  • Wedding Date
    April 09, 2016
  • Wedding Location
    El Dorado Seaside Suites, Playa Del Carmen Mexico
  1. @@vancouverpetunia thank you! i just got done looked through your thread so far! it looks beautiful! and planning gifts for other people is definitely difficult. Because i'm letting my girls pick their own dresses, I've put off buying jewelry for them until pick what they're wearing. When do you get your custom dress?
  2. Hello to whoever is still reading this thing! I know I've been gone forever.......I actually ended up taking a new job and moving halfway across the country! And once we got to our new state, we ended up in a not-very-great apartment (which we had to rent without seeing first due to the short notice about the new job), so rather than waiting to house hunt after a year of getting to know the city, we hastened the timeline. We found a fantastic little house, and we're closing on it at the end of january. My time for the past 4 months have been spent packing, moving, starting a new job, house hu
  3. I'm getting married at El Dorado Seaside Suites, and part of the reason we picked it was because it was a smaller resort and good for couples. 380 rooms. The beach is definitely on the small side, though.
  4. Invitations: so i think i mentioned before that I'm not very crafty when it comes to paper goods. I'm really going to try some DIY things for things like menus, welcome letters, placecards, etc. But for the save the dates and invitations, I figured I should probably leave it to a professional..... I just ordered these yesterday, and I'm so excited about them! This is just a mock-up, we requested custom colors. Here it is just adding our information to the mock-up: As a reminder, here's our color palette: I've asked them to make the background color match the ligh
  5. Sorry I've been so MIA. Work just exploded for me. (i should probably be working right now, but oh well). This is part of the reason I want to plan as much as possible early on. Who knows what work will be like in the month or two before the wedding! Anyway.....on to more planning things: Guests (with a smidge of drama): 21 of the 35-ish guest rooms have a deposit down, and we've had only a few people give a definite "no." We'll see who pays in full in a few months. The way we arranged it was that we were inviting 64 people, which grew to 68. Two of the extra folks were my phot
  6. All, I just need to take a moment......the US Supreme Court just ruled in favor of marriage equality in every state. Mr. and I have been together for over 9 years now. I never had any doubt that our relationship was forever. Having a piece of paper saying we're married wasn't going to change our love or commitment to one another. But even so, getting married was important to me. It was a declaration to everyone--our friends, our family, our future children, even the government--that we were a unit. It breaks my heart to think that some of my dear friends weren't able to make that dec
  7. @@Wafflesmom ooooh. I forgot about 6pm!! I'll have to check it out. It's probably one of those things where if I feel the need to ask if it's too much, it probably is I'm annoyed right now because I have so many decor ideas I want to get down before I forget them......but, as it is wont to do, work really got in the way this week, and it's going to end up being a long post that will take some time and energy. Why can't they just give me my paycheck and let me spend all day on this site???
  8. @@TinkerSofi @@yycbride2016 Thanks you!! I must admit that I still have second thoughts about the dress sometimes. Shouldn't I love it on the hanger? but it really does have everything I was looking for, and I think once I see it with the hair, and shoes and makeup, I won't be able to imagine wearing anything else. As an aside, the frankenstein dress I was originally considering was from Truvelle, a canadian designer. If anyone is still looking for a dress, her stuff is beautifully simple, light, and flattering. Dear god, so flattering. Speaking of the "bridal look"....am I
  9. Ooof. things got a little hectic with work this weekend, but I plan to do another posting tonight re: adventures in centerpieces (which Mr. keeps telling me is too early to think about because we don't know how many tables we'll need yet until our guests have all booked, but I want to be ready to hit the ground running when they do!!) As an aside, I've already started to get the smiling eye rolls because every time he asks me what I'm doing on my computer, I say "wedding stuff." I'M A PLANNER. I LIKE TO BE WELL-INFORMED.
  10. Thank you all for the kind words! I can't even tell you how many hours I've spent on this website follow other people as they plan their weddings, so I'm really excited to share as well. @@vancouverpetunia @@acw271011 The zip pouches are from Lilly Pulitzer. I believe there was one more color option....I may end up exchanging one of them that I have now for the third color so each girl has a different design. They also had makeup bags (smaller, but open wider) that come in a ton of patterns. @@krystalball Ok, this is starting to get weird! haha. My sister's baby will be about
  11. Bridal Party and Attire: I feel like I go very back and forth on this. The Mr. and I decided on 3 attendants each. I only wanted one or two, but he was having a hard time deciding, and wanted 4. I thought, based on the pier location and the number of guests, that 4 just seemed like too many. We compromised on 3. I chose my sister, future SIL, and a good friend from grad school. He chose his BIL, and two good friends. We're having my brother officiate, which I'm super excited about. I have always really enjoyed weddings where the officiant really knew the person, and my brother is j
  12. @@JamaicaNicole It's the Persiphone by Wtoo, in ivory. The skirt underneath the tulle is a very pretty champagne color. (and if you're interested, I think BHLDN just moved it to the sale section!)
  13. Photographer: I had initially planned on asking one of my good friends to take pictures for us. She's not a professional, but has a good camera and an artistic eye. Because of that, I really wanted to get some good engagement photos. Neither the Mr. or I really like having our photo taken, so my main criteria were: 1) reasonably priced; and 2) going to take beautiful pictures of the city that we live in--that we just happen to be in the middle of. Almost everyone in my office is married, so I asked around for some names. We found Christian and his wife Melissa. http://www.chris
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