Originally Posted by mae1564
Such great pictures, you looked amazing!!! Did you bring those turqouise bottles with you? I've been looking for some to bring with us, where did you get them?
The bottles are true vintage bottles from the late 1800s! I sourced over 150 bottles from a very interesting bottle collector in Australia and brought all of them to Mexico with us. Anyway, I worked pretty closely with Fernanda from Planner 1 Events (they are based in Cancun). Since I brought all my decorations with me but needed someone to set up (i.e. put flowers in the bottles), Fernanda and I worked together on a deal where she provided flowers, set up, etc. and then bought all my decorations from me for future use in other weddings (so it was great because I didn't have to carry them back to the U.S.). So if you're interested, she has all of my decorations now that you can rent (including the candelabras I designed myself and had laser cut in the U.S.; they are similar to the Jon Russel Ghost Candelabras, but I modified them so that they take votive holders with battery-operated candles instead of tapered candles, which would blow out easily on the beach...and I made the laser etching cleaner & more modern...Fernanda also has my frosted votive holders, which fit perfectly in the candelabras since they were made for them)! She is great to work with, speaks very good english, and is REALLY on top of everything. If you need the pricing and catalog of their decorations & services, I can send you that information (just don't know what she's pricing the decorations she got from me at). Unfortunately, the bottle collector I bought those aqua bottles from only has a few left since I pretty much bought all of them from him! Plus, I think it would be easier for you to rent from Fernanda rather than going through the painstaking process I went through of bubble wrapping each bottle, packing in boxes, dividing up among family members and making receipts and signs for each one, etc. Trust me...it was a huge pain!!!
Let me know if you have any other questions!