Sarafish81's Planning Thread, not super detailed, but some pics!!
Posted 11 August 2009 - 09:41 PM
The ring â€“ well Jeff and I had a meeting with a Tacori rep from Beverly Hills back in October 2007. He was in Calgary showcasing some new rings and, by appointment, I tried on some gorgeous bling!
Fast forward to July 2008, we are on vacation in Mexico and one night before dinner he was in such a rush to get going to the a la carte restaurant and I was like, what's the rush?? Jeez, our reservation's not for another 20 minutes! And he's telling me, come on, let's go, let's go! So I'm a bit huffy at being rushed but he gets me out the door and suggests a walk on the beach before dinner. All of a sudden, Jeff pops down on one knee, and pulls out this ring...keep in mind that I hadnâ€™t seen it since the previous October and I honestly couldnâ€™t remember what it looked like since I tried on so many. I was speechless! I cried of course...and he pulls out a bottle of champagne from a bag (that he had told me was carrying his nice shoes in for the a la carte) and 2 glasses and we popped the cork on the beach and toasted to each other. He brought the champagne in his suitcase from Calgary and while I was getting ready, went to the lobby bar to get a couple of glasses....one of the most romantic things heâ€™s ever done.
My ring has angel wings under the centre stone, which is awesome because I am a big believer in angels and have angels all over our house. I love it!!
My dress was ordered about a month after we got engaged and got here in November (from China). I wasnâ€™t sure what I wanted...I went in with an idea and ended up getting something I never thought I would! Isnâ€™t that how it goes? It is a strapless, ivory, taffeta, mermaid style gown, with silver flowers embroidered throughout. I went ahead and got a veil as well, although initially I didnâ€™t know if I would want one. The veil also has the silver flowers embroidered around the edges. I bought the dress/veil at Blissful Bridal in Calgary. Any Calgary girls out there, Tammy (the owner) is FANTASTIC! Hers was the first store we went to and we received excellent service. I would recommend her to anyone (excuse the cranky face!)
My shoes are my something blue (like so many brides on here! Great idea!) I couldnâ€™t resist these flip flops especially since they have flowers like my dress. I bought them on ebay for honestly too much money but they are my wedding shoes right
Our OOT/Welcome Bags. I couldnâ€™t pass these up since they were so cute, even though they werenâ€™t exactly cheap ($12/ea. + shipping to Canada). I loved the fact that they were canvas beach bags since on our trip to Mexico, we found that we loved having a bag to pack our stuff in for our days on the beach (books, sunscreen, iPods, etc.), instead of having to walk back and forth to our room. Note: I did not get these personalized; this is simply the picture on the website that I ordered them from.
Contents of OOT bags: flip flop cards for our welcome letter, travel and trial pack for the ladies (contains shaving cream, body wash, lotion, shampoo, toothpaste, travel toothbrush, deodorant), bath and body works anti-bac pocket size in coconut-lime verbana, flip flop floating candles, spanish phrase basics from singleserving.com, chapstick with SPF 15, Tide-to-go pen, key card/peso holders, and mouth wash. Most items from e-bay and Wal-Mart
For the ceremony, bubbles and flip flop tissues (oriental trading company and ebay)
Wedding Favors â€“ beach cookie cutters (contains palm tree, sea shell, starfish and dolphin) (ebay).
My only DIY projects: My luminaries made with my set of beach cookie cutters (I ordered one extra of the OOT stuff for me!) We chose blue and yellow for these and my wedding day timelines:
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