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#861 echo2_62

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    Posted 19 October 2009 - 03:23 PM

    Thanks everyone - and Suzy you made me laugh which I needed! I have a picture of what I want my centre pieces to look like but of course it's on my home computer so I'll have to attach it later tonight. I showed it to my BM's the other evening and they really liked it so that makes me happy too.

    We actually had our first official 'meeting' together - bottles of wine included - and got dresses picked out yay! We're getting the flirty convertible dress from Victoria Secret (VS Flirty Convertible Dress) in the blackberry colour and all the girls are excited to see which style they like best. AND, we're totally going to play pranks on our guests too :) We decided that they could each wear whichever style they liked best for the ceremony and then afterwards, and throughout the afternoon/evening, they're going to randomly change which style they have on - except when they do that all three girls will change into the same style. So we're going to do some test runs to make sure that the material under an armpit for one style doesn't end up across the boobs in another style. Deodorant stains wouldn't be so flattering!! Plus we got them on sale for an extra 20% off.

    #862 ebredhawk

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      Posted 19 October 2009 - 03:33 PM

      meghan.. i can't believe what a mess that is! i didn't understand what a pain it is to have an american company ship something to canada until i got on this forum! i'm so sorry that happened and i have my fingers crossed for you that it will be worth it!! and also, CONGRATS on picking your BM dress! very pretty!!

      suzy.. like tracy said, vistaprint will save your design for a while. i have things that i created several months ago still in my account!

      #863 caribbeanLover

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        Posted 19 October 2009 - 03:59 PM

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        Originally Posted by echo2_62
        Thanks everyone - and Suzy you made me laugh which I needed! I have a picture of what I want my centre pieces to look like but of course it's on my home computer so I'll have to attach it later tonight. I showed it to my BM's the other evening and they really liked it so that makes me happy too.

        We actually had our first official 'meeting' together - bottles of wine included - and got dresses picked out yay! We're getting the flirty convertible dress from Victoria Secret (VS Flirty Convertible Dress) in the blackberry colour and all the girls are excited to see which style they like best. AND, we're totally going to play pranks on our guests too :) We decided that they could each wear whichever style they liked best for the ceremony and then afterwards, and throughout the afternoon/evening, they're going to randomly change which style they have on - except when they do that all three girls will change into the same style. So we're going to do some test runs to make sure that the material under an armpit for one style doesn't end up across the boobs in another style. Deodorant stains wouldn't be so flattering!! Plus we got them on sale for an extra 20% off.
        ohhh that sounds like so much fun!!! I can't wait to see pics!! they will be amazing. That's such a funny idea, Love it!!!
        http://i1002.photobu..../img-239-1.jpg http://i1002.photobu....0/img-21-1.jpg
        Tracy and Mike

        Married and in love all over again!!!!!!
        Happily ever after...

        #864 SuzyQ76

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          Posted 19 October 2009 - 04:00 PM

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          Originally Posted by caribbeanLover
          btw- I love your new pic.. what is your son's name? His just to adorable. I hope I get as lucky as you do for such a quiet and sweet baby. (not a baby anymore, right?!)


          Thanks for the info on Vistaprint, I was getting a little nervous because it's taking me forever to fill out the brochure too, and I'm like you can't figure out where I want everyone to meet up for drinks and stuff...I've already ordered my postcards but they are pretty generic so I got excited and ordered them, should be in next week, I'll post some pics!!

          Well it's a pretty funny story about our Son's name: I'll give you the moderately short version!!

          My FI is part Filipino (his dad is full), and so we wanted to pick a name that was pretty cool and possibly have some origin from the Philippines.
          So after months of searching I found a website of names of Filipino Gods and Goddesses - which I should have questioned immediately because the Philippines is either Roman Catholic or Muslim...We found a name we both loved that had a pretty cool meaning:
          Martes (pronounced Mar-Tez) meaning; Prince of Pain, Son of Bagabo (God of War)
          I know, sounds dark and brooding and we're not like that, but thought it'd be a cool meaning for a name!! lol
          Then fast forward to a party we were at with the baby, he was about 2 months...and someone said "Oh Love the name, was he born on a Tuesday?"
          Both of us laughed and responded, NO, why?
          Well for those of you who speak Spanish...we do not, lol, Martes means Tuesday in Spanish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Come to find out that most of his Filipino relatives knew this and didn't say a thing!! The philippines has a huge Spanish influence....
          So to make a long story not so long: Don't pick Baby names off the internet unless you know the direct translation!! lol
          We still love the name, and I think for pronunciation purposes once he starts school I'll spell it Martez, and we have heard it's a popular Latin name and the Latin form Martez means: From the God Mars. Plus we have given him some cool nick-names: Tez, Tezzie, Tez-a-roo, Pumpkin, lol. So I'm going to look into having the spelling legally changed, probably once I change to MY married name on his Birth Certificate, then I'll just do everything at once if I can....
          His full name: Martes Artemio Marcel Araya, that'll be a hassle to teach him to spell!! lol
          Sorry for the long post all, can you tell I love to chat!!

          Meghan - Got your back if you need me!!

          ebredhawk - you didn't order them and they're still holing your designs for you?
          Our Wedding Day, April 29, 2010
          Grand Riviera Princess

          http://i783.photobuc....quotesmall.jpg
          My Grand Riviera/Sunset Princess Review:http://bestdestinati....7/#post1283438

          #865 shan13

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            Posted 19 October 2009 - 04:13 PM

            Meghan...sorry about the lights..but I am totally with Suzy on emailing the guests...or we can hire Guido and nem to pay this company a visit...I'm just saying!!! I am sure the centerpiece will be fab!!! I like the dress idea as well..but you know after drinking for a while they would all look the same to me..lol!!!

            Erin..sounds like you will be having lots of fun and can you fedex me a piece of cake?..oh wait I am dieting...oh well just tell me what flavor and I can imagine how good it would taste..lol..can ya tell I am hungry!!!!!

            Suzy...cute story and I love Martes name!!!! My kids names came from whatever was going on at the time..but I did stick will all C's!!!

            Soooooooo our e-pics are up on our photogs website and here is the link and info how to get to them....

            When you open the link..go to

            Client viewing on right side
            Once that opens you should see another page that says welcome
            Go to page 2 & look for engagement smith/parker
            Click on the box and you should see them…if not call me

            Brides In Bloom Photography

            #866 SuzyQ76

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              Posted 19 October 2009 - 04:22 PM

              Oh Shannon, your pics turned out awesome!!! and I love that you did some inside and outside with a wardrobe change!!!
              Our Wedding Day, April 29, 2010
              Grand Riviera Princess

              http://i783.photobuc....quotesmall.jpg
              My Grand Riviera/Sunset Princess Review:http://bestdestinati....7/#post1283438

              #867 tim-juleswed

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                Posted 19 October 2009 - 04:24 PM

                Well hello April 2010 brides! I am very new to BDW and so far I'm loving it. I only got engaged just over 3 weeks ago. Since then we have booked the resort in Jamaica and the wedding is set for April 1, 2010! April Fools day has always been "our" day so we thought is was fitting. Today was the first day people were able to contact the TA and apparently we have had almost 18 people book so far. Yay! We are expecting about 40 people or so. The STD's went out and through an E-vite with the TA info and so far so good. I am 5 1/2 months away, no dress or shoes or anything but I'm not stressing oddly enough. LOL I think I'll wait for all of that until the new year. Right now once we have final numbers from the TA I will start the DIY invitations. There was some pretty good ideas on other forums here that I have made note of so I'm pretty excited. After the invitations go out in mid to late November I will breath easy. Booking the place was the hard part. But so far everything is coming together!

                #868 Melidell

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                  Posted 19 October 2009 - 04:28 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by shan13

                  Soooooooo our e-pics are up on our photogs website and here is the link and info how to get to them....

                  Brides In Bloom Photography
                  I just checked out your pics, Shannon, and I LOVE them! What a gorgeous couple you two make- and you look really pretty! How are you going to pick out which ones you like best to send to people, because they're all so nice? Oh- and I love your boots, I have a pair a lot like those, same colour and everything.
                  Congrats on the lovely engagment shots!

                  Also- welcome tim-juleswed: it sounds like you've gotten a lot done in three weeks! Good job- everything should keep coming together for you and keep on not stressing!
                  Loving married life!

                  #869 caribbeanLover

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                    Posted 19 October 2009 - 04:32 PM

                    I got my post cards (invite) for our AHR but I should have thought to use it at our DW
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                    sorry for it being so big, have no idea what happened. And for odd reason some wording is missing 'now they are back from their fun in the sun and promised forever their lives as one....'
                    http://i1002.photobu..../img-239-1.jpg http://i1002.photobu....0/img-21-1.jpg
                    Tracy and Mike

                    Married and in love all over again!!!!!!
                    Happily ever after...

                    #870 shan13

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                      Posted 19 October 2009 - 04:44 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by tim-juleswed
                      Well hello April 2010 brides! I am very new to BDW and so far I'm loving it. I only got engaged just over 3 weeks ago. Since then we have booked the resort in Jamaica and the wedding is set for April 1, 2010! April Fools day has always been "our" day so we thought is was fitting. Today was the first day people were able to contact the TA and apparently we have had almost 18 people book so far. Yay! We are expecting about 40 people or so. The STD's went out and through an E-vite with the TA info and so far so good. I am 5 1/2 months away, no dress or shoes or anything but I'm not stressing oddly enough. LOL I think I'll wait for all of that until the new year. Right now once we have final numbers from the TA I will start the DIY invitations. There was some pretty good ideas on other forums here that I have made note of so I'm pretty excited. After the invitations go out in mid to late November I will breath easy. Booking the place was the hard part. But so far everything is coming together!

                      Welcome to the site and the April 2010 thread..the ladies here are awesome!!! Can't wait to hear/read some of your details!!!

                      Tracy I like the postcard...you did an awesome job...can you do mine for our AHR...lol...I am so not a computer saavvy chic...lmao!!! I love them!!!

                      Suzy..thanks...I just saw them a little while ago and have been cheesing...just wish I would have worn my Spanx..lol..but all in all they are nice!!!!

                      Mel...thankfully she was really good as far as my pkg...and she is doing our e-pics, my BD shoot & AHR...so we get all our pics on disc of course, photog copyright release & 2 storybooks which she makes..one will be my BD book for him, the other is a combo of e-pics,pics from Vegas & AHR...




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