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really!!!what package did you get?!

we had Fransico... maybe his not a big fan of garden?! lol

Us too met Arnaud to pick the pictures and then to get them on a different day, so we had a lot of chats lol. You know he from France!

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Woah! lots of posts -- great info!! I can't believe oyu only have 13 days! You are so lucky! I'm counting down -- 45 for me! Ah...I know it will go fast, but not fast enough! We went to the states last night and I bought an amazing honeymoon dress -- it's soo cute. Also picked my FI up some white linen pants, we will look very honeymoon-ie!

What are the other options for dinner? Chicken/pasta and beef medalions? Are there any other options -- Tracy, I think it was you who was thinking about the french onion soup, did you end up getting it?

I am pretty well ready to go, I've been doing iron on rhinestones for bathing suit bottoms/tank tops, and my dress is now 100% finished...Our mugs/bags for favors are in (I'm drinking coffee from one right now lol).

I am debating moving the ceremony up from 5:00 to 5:30ish, Carolina said that's fine - but subject to change --- did any of your times change? I'm not too worried about it, but I'd like it a little later so we can go straight to dinner.

FI is at a conference at a hospital in Toronto and I decided to come, but I forgot about the time I'd be sitting around in between. I'm in a cafe dying for more coffee lol.
Wow! So many posts since my last visit... I have to go back and read them all. Just noticed yours Sungoddess... your big day will be here soon! Our wedding time was at 6 pm and Carolina did tell us when we had our meeting with her that it might be bumped up to 5:30 if the judge was early. So we told our guests to be at the gazebo fo 5:30. I think Carolina came to get me around 5:45 or so.

As for the menu, I happen to have a printout in front of me! This is the menu we got to choose from and I believe it was the same for everyone. Doug and I ran around to the restaurants serving the dishes to taste test before. We chose the Beef Medallions and they were excellent. We also chose Caesar salad but got Caprese instead (it was great so we didn't mind). We chose Tiramisu for dessert but also cut and served our vanilla cake so thats what most people ate. Here's the Menu:

Appetizers:
- Onion Soup au Gratin
- Minestrone Soup
- Pasta with shrimps, tomatoes, spinach and curry
- Lobster Bisque
- Caesar Salad
- Caprese Salad
- Mostacholli with 3 cheeses (not sure what this is)
- Canneloni with spinach and mozzarella

Main Dishes:
- Grilled TBone
- Beef Medallions with Three Pepper Sauce
- Grilled Chicken Breast stuffed with Shrimp
- Chicken Tetrassini (we tried this and weren't crazy about it... pasta, chicken, mashed potatoes... odd combination)
- Beef Milanaise Parmesan (tomato sauce, ham and cheese) -- Again we tried it ahead of time.. it was so-so
- Loin of Pork with Marsala Sauce
- Salmon Filet
- Grilled Bass Filet

Desserts:
- Tiramisu
- Chocolate Lasagna
- Fresh Fruit Mosaic
- Chocolate Bombon with peppermint flavour
- Brownie with Vanilla Cream and Ice Cream
- Puff Pastry Cake with sweet Apples and Chocolate Sauce

Hope this helps ladies!

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Hi ladies...to those who have been recently married...how were your bouquets? Can we have some pictures posted please? Carolina sent me what our choices are, however I was wondering if they actually look like this?

 

Thanks! :)

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Dawn,

the one you said you had tried and didn't like, the pasta..well I choice that, what a mistake!!!

How did you get the chance to try them all out before picking? I only had 1 meeting with her so there was no way I could have done that, granted I got there Saturday for a Tuesday wedding.

Good for you for having the menu still..something to keep as a memory lol!

 

Here is the bouquet I got, it was extra it cost $35....

 

I saw some girls have different colour ribbon, i didn't think of it but if I did I would have gotten turqouise.

 

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Dawn,
the one you said you had tried and didn't like, the pasta..well I choice that, what a mistake!!!
How did you get the chance to try them all out before picking? I only had 1 meeting with her so there was no way I could have done that, granted I got there Saturday for a Tuesday wedding.
Good for you for having the menu still..something to keep as a memory lol!

Here is the bouquet I got, it was extra it cost $35....

I saw some girls have different colour ribbon, i didn't think of it but if I did I would have gotten turqouise.

Click the image to open in full size.
Hi Tracy!
We had our meeting with Carolina then went to the menus posted in the lobby, found out that a few of the meals were at La Uva (thats where your pasta dish was) so a few of us arranged to have dinner there to try different dishes and desserts. I found that the chocolate there is not as yummy and chocolatey as here so we just decided on the tiramisu and wedding cake. Wedding cake was awesome eh?

One of the choices of bouquet was red roses. I changed mine to white roses and gave them the turquoise ribbon to wrap around. Girls... bring your own ribbon and they will fix your bouquet for you. I will try to upload a photo but it seems that the size is never right... how do you go and change your photos to fit? Are you saving files as jpegs or bmps? HELP!

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Dawn,
the one you said you had tried and didn't like, the pasta..well I choice that, what a mistake!!!
How did you get the chance to try them all out before picking? I only had 1 meeting with her so there was no way I could have done that, granted I got there Saturday for a Tuesday wedding.
Good for you for having the menu still..something to keep as a memory lol!

Here is the bouquet I got, it was extra it cost $35....

I saw some girls have different colour ribbon, i didn't think of it but if I did I would have gotten turqouise.

Click the image to open in full size.
I got this bouquet as well but with hot pink ribbon, and got my girls each a single lily with a pink ribbon. I will see if I can find a pic :)

I also ordered a lily for my hair but didn't get it sad.gif

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Dawn,

That was just great idea going and trying the menu at the resto's.. smart thinking!!!! wish I'd had the time to have done that lol!!

 

The cake WAS amazig... best wedding cake I've ever tasted!!!!

 

Ohhh you brought your own ribbon!!! I should have done that, but it was still very nice with the white ribbon.

 

Aww the single ones are adorable!!! I just made my girls bouquet for $3 lol and they brought it down with their dress. Didn't get ruined in the travel!

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Dawn,
That was just great idea going and trying the menu at the resto's.. smart thinking!!!! wish I'd had the time to have done that lol!!

The cake WAS amazig... best wedding cake I've ever tasted!!!!

Ohhh you brought your own ribbon!!! I should have done that, but it was still very nice with the white ribbon.

Aww the single ones are adorable!!! I just made my girls bouquet for $3 lol and they brought it down with their dress. Didn't get ruined in the travel!

This is not the greatest image of the bouquet.. it was a few day later, but it gives you an idea of the ribbon, etc. The locket was an image of my Mom and Dad... my something borrowed.

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