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#1 bridetobe22

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    Posted 09 November 2008 - 02:23 PM

    Well I can’t believe that we leave for the wedding in only 10 days. BDW has been a lifesaver for me. All of your stories and ideas have encouraged and guided me over the past few months of planning and you all play a little part in our wedding. I want to say that I don’t think any of the ideas you’ll see below are my own, but rather all from you. While I can’t remember where I got them, please know that you should take all the credit! Thank you for everything. I hope this thread is as helpful to you as all of the previous planning threads were to me.

    My engagement ring – I wish this picture did the ring justice, but my camera doesn’t take good close-ups. We loved shopping together for the ring and finally purchased it in NYC.

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    We had engagement pics taken in the East Village of NYC by Agaton Strom. Agaton Strom, Wedding Photographer, 917-306-7014 He was amazing. Please see this post for all of the pics. http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t30611. This is one of our favorite ones.

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    Our color scheme is chartreuse green and chocolate brown with accents of raffia elements and natural starfish. I love monograms so you will see we incorporated it into many parts of the wedding. Our monogram was designed by Brittany Hermansen at Eiffel Printing & Design. Brittany is fantastic! Eiffel Printing & Design - Introduction We loved our STDs, Invitations, and Thank You cards also designed by Eiffel Printing & Design.

    STD is a pocket-style. I love the raffia element and cane paper
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    Inside of STD.
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    Thank you Notes
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    The Invitation is tied with a raffia bow
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    Opened invitation with the invitation on the right and the 'Festivities Card' on the left. The 'Festivities Card' is held in place with the wide cane band. It slides in and out
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    MORE IN NEXT POST.....

    #2 bridetobe22

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      Posted 09 November 2008 - 02:27 PM

      When deciding on a location for the wedding were looking for the following: we wanted something that would not be too long of a flight for the guests, relatively reasonable in price (for a luxury resort, that is), a reception on the beach, ceremony outside at a separate location from the reception, and a cocktail hour outside at a different location as well. We also wanted to make sure that the Resort could accommodate us inside in case of rain. With all these things considered and all of your insights, we decided on the Royal in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

      Our ceremony will be in this gazebo.
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      We will decorate it like this with white paper lanterns purchased from Click the image to open in full size.


      White aisle runner handpainted with monogram from etsy seller threegalasdesigns. $130+ 19.50 Shipping = $149.50 They were AMAZING to work with.
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      Tiffany style stilla chairs to be used for both ceremony and reception. Rented these from Events and Weddings.
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      Each chair will hold a fan purchased from Click the image to open in full size.
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      Sand Ceremony Vases (engraved with three initials and date)
      Ebay Seller ‘Karen’s Wedding Treasures’
      $48 + $12 shipping = $60 total
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      Wedding gown is Pronovias ‘Octobre’. (during an a dress fitting)
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      Earrings and headpiece.
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      More in next post......

      #3 bridetobe22

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        Posted 09 November 2008 - 02:30 PM

        Handbag from Ebay.
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        Flip Flops from Etsy seller weddingsandsuch
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        Guestbook from Click the image to open in full size.
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        Our ceremony flow, vows, ring exchange, sand ceremony, etc. is attached.


        Music for the ceremony will be a solo guitarist hired through Ajua Weddings. Click the image to open in full size.

        The reception will be on the beach and we will have a dinner area and dancing/lounge area. We hired a DJ through DJMannia and will be doing the cold fireworks explosions too. Click the image to open in full size.

        The pic below shows our centerpiece choices and also the cake (except our ribbon will be green and brown).
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        At the reception, we will give two favors: Everyone will receive a silver starfish wine bottle stopper from Click the image to open in full size.

        The ladies will receive a brown pashmina purchased from a vendor in NYC.
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        We will give everyone a paper bag to put their goodies in from Click the image to open in full size.

         

         

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        #4 bridetobe22

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          Posted 09 November 2008 - 02:32 PM

          OOT bags will be waiting in each guests’ room when they arrive. They were purchased from Target. We printed welcome cards with a personalized note inside. We will also be including a ‘Who’s Who’ at the wedding list in each bag so everyone will get an idea of who the fellow guests will be.
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          1 month prior to the wedding we sent the ‘Pre-Wedding Letter’ and the luggage tags. Template is attached.
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          TTD dress (on model…not me!) I got this from ebay and it looks SO much like my real dress.
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          Our photographer is Cecilia Dumas, Wedding photography | Cecilia Dumas, Cancun y Riviera Maya | Imagenes de Bodas and our Videographer is Mike Cantarell, Cancun Wedding Videos | Mayan Riviera Wedding Videographer | Miguel Cantarell - Home

          Thanks again to everyone!

           

           

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          #5 Kathie

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            Posted 09 November 2008 - 02:39 PM

            Everything looks amazing. Have a great time!

            #6 Carolyn

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              Posted 09 November 2008 - 02:44 PM

              Wow you did a great job on everything. I may have to steal a few ideas from your pre wedding letter. Can't wait to hear you review when you get back. I hired the same DJ as you.

              #7 latinbeauty

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                Posted 09 November 2008 - 03:03 PM

                Everything came out so well - the colors are beautiful.
                Some people persue happiness, others make it -Unknown
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                #8 ErinB

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                  Posted 09 November 2008 - 03:44 PM

                  Everything looks amazing! I want to be a guest! You wedding is going to be wonderful! I can't wait to see pictures!

                  You might want to edit your photo to take out your home address...I'm a little wary of that kind of personal info on the internet.

                  #9 Helen_S81

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                    Posted 09 November 2008 - 03:51 PM

                    Oh my goodness! What a great job you have done both organizing your wedding and your planning thread! So much detail. Everything looks wonderful. Good Luck!

                    #10 cdc0427

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                      Posted 09 November 2008 - 04:04 PM

                      What a good job! Can't wait to see pics from wedding!




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