Karla's Planning Thread!!!
Posted 24 December 2009 - 02:21 AM
I have to say thank you so much to all the ladies on the forum for the creative ideas and support you have given me these last 9 months. I am not at all the DIY type, but I have been able to complete some great projects with everyoneâ€™s help. Special thanks to the SB girls for always being there for me with guidance, support, and calming me down whenever I had a freak-out There is no way I could have the amazing wedding I know I am going to have without all of you guys!
Abe proposed to me on Christmas Eve 2006. The proposal was nothing over the top, but it will always be special to me. We were at home getting ready to go spend Christmas with our families (we were not doing joint holidays at the time), and decided to exchange gifts that night. We were having a hard time financially that year, as Abe was in his second years of grad school, and I was in my first and only working part time, so we had said we were only going to do small gifts. He told me to close my eyes, and when I opened them, there was my ring! He said, â€œSo you wanna get married?â€ with a big cheesy grin on his face. I was completely surprised, because even though we had gone several months prior to pick out a ring, I didnâ€™t think he had the money to purchase it. He was sneaky and had been saving up I love the fact that we got engaged on Christmas Eve, and will be getting married New Years Eve.
My e-ring is white and yellow gold w/a 1 carat center stone by designer Simon G and was purchased at Robbins Bros. We purchased both of our wedding bands from the Zales Outlet.
Posted 24 December 2009 - 02:22 AM
These invites were sent to all my guests in the US and the UK.
Check out all the invite details and more pics here:
The solid orange pocket holds a small card with all the wedding info, and then it is tied with a brown ribbon.
Our Past Time Villas is a small, 17 room hotel on Negril’s famous Seven-Mile Beach. The hotel is owned by my mom’s cousin, so we were able to get some great specials .
Abe and I will be staying for 10 days, but we are not considering it a honeymoon, b/c we will be spending most of the time with our family. We plan to honeymoon in June somewhere in Europe.
Posted 24 December 2009 - 02:24 AM
Each bag will have a towel, â€œsurvival kit,â€ and snorkel set (I donâ€™t have an actual pic of the snorkel set, b/c I had them shipped to my sister to help us with transporting them. This is what I ordered though)
Survival Kit Contents:
Neosporin (I threw this in b/c the last time I went snorkeling I cut my leg on some coral, and could have used some. I am a total klutz sometimes )
Posted 24 December 2009 - 02:24 AM
My dress is
Guys are so easy to shop for, we got FIâ€™s entire out fit in less than 2 hours! His entire suit is from K&G, and his shoes are from DSW.
We actually found this dress at Macyâ€™s less than 2 weeks before the wedding, eek! Sorry for the bad pic, I had to take it with my BB. And, she didnâ€™t want to put it on again. The pic really doesnâ€™t do it justice, it is gorgeous on!
Posted 24 December 2009 - 02:25 AM
The bouquets and boutonnieres will be orange and yellow calla lilies, and the centerpieces will be made of birds or paradise (orange flowers with blue tips).
This is the script we will be using:
"Today, BRIDE and GROOM, have chosen to commemorate their marriage through the celebration of the Sand Ceremony. This ceremony symbolizes the inseparable union of BRIDE and GROOM into a new and eternal marital relationship. Bride and Groom will simultaneously pour separate containers of sand into a common vessel. Each grain of sand in their separate containers represents a unique and separate moment, decision, feeling or event that helped shaped Bride and Groom into the separate and unique individuals that they are today. As they pour their separate containers of sand into a common vessel, those separate and independent individuals will cease to exist. Instead they will merge into a loving and supportive marital community. BRIDE and GROOM, just as the grains of sand can never be separated into their individual containers again, so will your marriage be."
Here is a pic of the frame; it is the Umbra Ether Frame:
We will be using orange and blue sand from Michaels.
Posted 24 December 2009 - 02:27 AM
Misti Douglas of Studio Douglas Weddings will be traveling from Nashville to join us for the wedding. I love Misti’s work and am very excited to work with her! She has taken many of the name and date in the sand pics several of the girls on the forum have. Check out her blog here http://studiodouglas...s.blogspot.com/
MUSIC & OTHER STUFF
We will be having a steel band play for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and dinner. This is what I am going to walk down the isle to: YouTube - Pachelbel's Canon, except we will have 3 guys playing.
After dinner, a DJ will be joining us to help us party into the New Year! Our first dance will be to Stevie Wonder’s “Ribbon in the Sky,” FI loves that song. We are going to be having a bonfire on the beach, and there is always a big fireworks show on the beach New Years Eve, so we will watch that at midnight.
Well, I probably left some stuff out, but that's the majority of it. I am so excited...1 week to go!!!!
Posted 24 December 2009 - 03:29 AM
Posted 24 December 2009 - 04:52 AM
26 Booked + Bride & Groom
"Before the light I will rescue, and then we'll begin to start it all over again" ...pete murrayHappily married to my best friend...
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