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#1 KatyKo

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    Posted 16 June 2009 - 09:05 PM

    Wow! Our flight leaves in about 12 hours...holy cow! I can't believe it is here...I really don't think it has hit me yet. Ok here goes...

    I would have been lost in my planning without this site and all of you wonderful girls (and guys). So thank you Tammy for creating this amazing site and thanks to everyone who offered condolences, inspiration and advice to me and every other bride to be! Here goes!!

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    Will and I met in March of 2005 and began dating on May 1st of that year. Three years from that date, he asked me to be his wife.

    Our Engagement
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    Our engagement pictures by Heather at Click the image to open in full size.
    We purchased our wedding bands from Diamonds Direct South Park as well.

    ...more to come...

    #2 KatyKo

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      Posted 16 June 2009 - 09:06 PM

      Location
      Will and I decided to get married legally in Charlotte before we have a symbolic ceremony at the Occidental Grand in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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      DIY Passport Save the Dates (thank you to Minde for the template)(Address labels from VistaPrint)

      DIY Reminder
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      We sent out a post-card to remind friends & family to book travel by May 1st and to make sure they have their passports. I used a strip of photos we got made in a photo-booth at a friend's wedding and printed these through VistaPrint.

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      #3 KatyKo

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        Posted 16 June 2009 - 09:06 PM

        Legal Marriage
        Ceremony
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        Our legal ceremony took place in the backyard of our new house - so our grandparents could participate in part of our wedding festivities.

        DIY Save the Dates
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        We sent these with our STDs for the DW to our grandparents and parents. We didn't want to pressure our grandparents to go to the DW and wanted them to know they had their own special ceremony.

        Invitations
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        Designed by me, using one of VistaPrint's backgrounds - just paid shipping.

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        #4 KatyKo

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          Posted 16 June 2009 - 09:07 PM

          The Bride
          The Dress
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          After shopping at only two stores, I found "the one" at the local dress shop in the town I grew up in. Click the image to open in full size.
          I want a loose, sexy bun for the ceremony (because of the wind) that can be taken down to reveal long wavy curls for after the wedding.

          Jewelry
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          I got my jewelery for free through Premiere Designs. One of my college roommates sells the jewelery and through a party I got these two pieces for free.

          Shoes
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          I'm going barefoot for the ceremony, but will wear these shoes for after. Ordered from ebay seller eBay Store - BridalShoeOutlet:. I sent her a swatch of fabric and she dyed them perfectly.

          ...more to come...

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            Posted 16 June 2009 - 09:09 PM

            The Bridesmaids
            BM Dresses
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            I found these dresses for my girls for $16.50 each at Click the image to open in full size.
            Also from Forever 21 for $3.50 each


            DIY BM Hair Flowers
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            Thank you to Kev'sGirl for the inspiration & directions

            BM Gifts
            I purchased the the girls' dresses, accessories, and I also put together these bags for them:
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            Passport holders from starlitnest on Etsy - Get a FREE Fat Quarter with your $50 Order!; Bags, Body Butter, & cards from $1 Section @ Target, Tissues from $1 Section @ Michaels; Tank Tops (not shown) from BridalPartyTees- Bridal, Wedding, Shower, Party: T-shirts (with a coupon, of course)

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            #6 KatyKo

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              Posted 16 June 2009 - 09:10 PM

              The Groom
              Will's attire(He wouldn't let me take a pic of him!)
              Linen vest & pants are Perry Ellis from Dillards; shirt from; tie from; belt from; shoes from;

              Groom's Bout:
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              From Angel's Accents - GMs are just green, Fathers/Grandfathers are just white.

              The Groomsmen
              GM's attire:
              Linen shirt and pants from Old Navy.
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              GM's gifts:
              Will purchased his GM's clothes, but he also bought his guys zippo lighters engraved and flasks with their initials...sorry, no pics!

              ...more to come...

              #7 KatyKo

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                Posted 16 June 2009 - 09:10 PM

                Ceremony
                Setup
                Our ceremony will be setup on the beach and will look similar to this:
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                I would like a few splashes of color, but want it to stay very simple - the beach is such a beautiful backdrop...I don't want to take away from it.

                Chairs
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                Angel's Accents gave me some extra cake flowers, so I hope to use them as chair decorations. This pic is my inspiration. I hope the organza is a green color (will choose that at the resort).

                Flowers
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                Fans were purchased from OT and tied the ribbons on myself (from Michaels); the bubbles were given to me and designed to say "My Bubbles" from Finding Nemo; Tears of Joy were packs of kleenex from Michaels' clearance split and wrapped with paper.

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                #8 KatyKo

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                  Posted 16 June 2009 - 09:11 PM

                  Pre-Travel Mailing
                  DIY Brochure
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                  Designed by me, with info pulled from the net - printed by VistaPrint

                  DIY Luggage Tags
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                  Printed business cards with VistaPrint and glued on either side of some decorative paper, placed into plastic badge holders and tied with ribbon


                  Welcome Bags
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                  We decided to put together a welcome bag to be placed in our guests' rooms before they arrive. We included sunblock, temporary tattoos, wedding day timeline and the following...

                  DIY Welcome Book
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                  These DIY booklets titled: "Your Guide to the Dominican" include a welcome letter from the bride & groom, info. on the guests' room #s/arrival & departure times, restaurant offerings/hours, photo share instructions, and a couple of fun puzzles (supplies from Hobby Lobby)

                  ...more to come...

                  #9 KatyKo

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                    Posted 16 June 2009 - 09:11 PM

                    Travel Mugs
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                    Used template from a BDW bride - inserted my own logo (designed by Sarah) and used re-sealable badge holders with key ring expando bracelet whistles.

                    Extras and DIY Survival Kits
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                    We included these flip-flop shaped playing cards (from OTC), pens (clearance @ OTC), and Sticky Pads (clearance @ Michaels)

                    Survival Kits include headache meds, tummy meds, motion sickness meds (all from First Aid Tablets & First Aid Medications...Wholesale to the Public Online!, hand sanitizer (clearance section of CVS) and band aids (Dollar Tree).

                    Spanish Language Guide
                    Printed at home from Print a Free Pocket-Sized Phrase Booklet | Spanish - Espaol

                    ...more to come...

                    #10 KatyKo

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                      Posted 16 June 2009 - 09:12 PM

                      Cake Inspiration
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                      Angel's Accents made me a beautiful cake topper, and I will choose my style of cake once we get there, but these are my inspirations.

                      Photographer
                      We Chose to use the resort photographer as well as Photo Souvenir. I love their work and I'm giving them complete artistic freedom with our photos and videos. I can't wait to see how they turn out!
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                      In Nov. '08 I met up with Amy Wood (who is now a part of The Click Chicks | South Carolina Wedding, Child, and Boudoir Photographers - bam). If you click through the site, you will probably find me and I was actually in a news story that ran about her in SC (I told her she could only use certain photos ).

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