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Thanks for your wonderful review!!! I'm so happy you had such a wonderful experience. I just have a couple questions...(sorry!)

 

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Flowers:

I looked through the entire flower arrangements email sent out and couldn't find one I completely loved. Therefore, I took magazine pictures down of bridal bouquets in colors I wanted. Chandlyn took the pics to the florist, and at an additional cost, I had the most beautiful bouquet. There were burgundy calla lillies, blue orchids, burgundy roses, greenery, and it was wrapped in a gorgeous ribbon of turquoise and pinned with pearls. It was beyond my expectations. What was the cost of the upgraded bouquet? Did you have bridesmaids? If so, what was the cost of their bouquets?

 

Cake:

I actually didn't care too much about the cake. At most weddings I've attended, nobody really pays attention to the cake. Therefore, I went with the "free" cake offered. My husband had one stipulation...it must be chocolate. Therefore, we ended up with a vanilla/chocolate cake with white icing and beautiful blue orchids on each of the three levels. Again, beautiful beyond my expectations. Was the free cake large enough for 60 people?

 

Beach Wedding:

We were married on the beach at 4:30 pm under the hoopa. It was wrapped in soft, gauzy white cloth which was then lightly wrapped in real vines. A beautiful greenery arrangement with some of the same flowers from my bouquet were set on the top of the hoopa. It was larger in the middle and extended out and tapered to the sides, which then wound down the edges. It's hard to decribe, but I'll eventually try to post a pic. Sheldon, the minister was wonderful and had a great sense of humour. The vows were very easy to follow and quick! It was over before we knew it! What was the cost of the hoopa? Did you have any other extra decor (flowers, etc)?

 

Reception:

The reception was at the Plantation as we had about 60 people attending. We had the upstairs level completely to ourselves. It is shaped in an "L". Chandlyn, my mother in law, and mother put the bridal table in the middle of the "L" and tables of the guests extended out either side. There was a space in front of the bridal table for speeches, dancing, etc. It was perfect.

That does sound perfect! Did you have a choice between the upstairs or downstairs?

DJ:

We rented the DJ for four hours. We had so much fun at the end of four hours, we rented them for another one! They played perfect dining music, and after dinner, played a great mix for all of the age ranges present. You could take your own music...but they did such a phenomenal job, we never once used our own! Was the dj able to play burned cds? Like, if I brought our first dance song, could he play it?

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Wow Cherie - that sounds amazing!! Congratulations!! I'm glad it turned out so wonderful!!

 

We are leaving in less than 2 weeks and I would love to see pics of the plantation & ceremony. We are having 52 guests and also rented it out with the DJ. I'll pm you with my e-mail - thanks for the great review!!

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Congratulations!! Glad to see that everything worked our for you. Can't wait to see the pics. Did you have to pay extra to have the restaurant reserved for your reception?

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