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#1 SusieQ

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    Posted 26 January 2010 - 02:17 AM

    Hi Ladies,

    My wait is almost over, I leave tomorrow morning offically... it just ticked pass 12 midnight. Just over 24 hours and I am off to the sunny south...

    First I thank each and eveyone one of you ladies for getting me through the sleepless nights. For your support and God knows your creative talents in helping me plan my special day in the sun.

    My February Girls. Cheers!!! I can not believe the friendships that we have created online. You gals have been my back bone... We have had some fun times and gotten each other through the challenges and struggles. I look forward to meeting my girls soon.

    My planning journey began 2 years ago in Costa Rica, FI and I were on a 3 week adventure trip touring Costa Rica with a Jeep and a map. It was Valentines morning the second last day of our trip, we walked the beach and watched the sun come up. FI put his footprint in the sand and asked me to put mine next to his. When I did he asked me to close my eyes he wanted to write something. When I opened my eyes he had writen I love you next to our footprints. He was on one knee half in the water and I am struggling to take the camera from his hands. The camera happy freak i didn't realize he was telling me how much he loved me and that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me. I was totally taken off guard, I said "yes and he gave me a ring made of Shark bone, my ring was home in Ontario safe. he didn't feel comfortable bringing it with him. He also didn't want to ruin my trip early with me waiting to get back home and get my ring.
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    The shark bone ring I broke about a hour later at breakfast, I tripped and stumbled hitting my hand on a concrete wall... It was a million pieces... I was eager to get home.

    My ring, for the life of me I can not take a good picture of my ring no matter what setting I use.
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    The store picture, my centre diamond is a little bigger...hehehe
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    Our wedding bands:


    I am posting in bits because I have lost this five times in te past few days;
    To be continued...

    #2 LadyTrunck

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      Posted 26 January 2010 - 02:23 AM

      Yay I'm so excited for you! Have a fabulous day!!!
      Married to my BEST FRIEND!
      July 7, 2010!!My Planning Thread: http://bestdestinati....ns-pics-60834/
      Non-Pro Pics:
      Trash the dress!:http://bestdestinati....a-dumas-61397/

      #3 SuzyQ76

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        Posted 26 January 2010 - 02:26 AM

        Soooooo Sweet, such an awesome story!!
        Congrats from one Canadian SuzyQ to another Canadian SusieQ!! wishing you all the best in this new journey together!!
        Our Wedding Day, April 29, 2010
        Grand Riviera Princess

        My Grand Riviera/Sunset Princess Review:http://bestdestinati....7/#post1283438

        #4 debbmach

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          Posted 26 January 2010 - 02:46 AM

          Very exciting...have a wonderful time!

          58 people booked...and counting!!!

          #5 SusieQ

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            Posted 26 January 2010 - 02:51 AM

            Ok lets try the bands again...
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            We then sent out our save the date: Our video asking everyone to join us in Mexico, we ended up changing the hotel because we had been to the Tulum before and just loved it. Our wedding date FI had chosen because it was his grand parents and his God Parents/Aunt and Uncle's wedding day. He figures they have had over a 100 years between them of marrital blist, it should be lucky for us.

            Our STD:
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            Well the shop for the wedding dress was a challenge and very disappointing for me. I just couldn't find what i was looking for. I didn't want a wedding dress that looked like a wedding dress. I wanted flowy and light and something simple. After trying on way too many dresses and nearly killing my gfriend because she just kept bringing them, I gave up and went home.
            Me and my little computer are best of friends, early morning and late nights. i got online and found a dress I fell in love with. Only bloody thing is the dress is discontinued "Mon Cheri 27133.
            My Dress Inspiration:
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            So now the hut for the dress!!! I took the picture to a local seamstress and asked her to recreate the dress with a few alterations; I was so scared the first fitting, I didn't call her back for two weeks. She thought my wedding had been cancelled because I was getting back to her:

            I was very happy when I went for my fitting: My Dress!!!
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            Now my jewelry: I have been blessed with a FMIL that loves me to death and treats me very good. I guess taking her Granddaugther and raising her as my own earns Brownie points:
            My FMIL surprized me months ago with an offer to buy me a mink coat as a wedding gift. Flattered as I was I declined, I couldn't get my head around a Mink Coat in my closet. I did tell her I would love a pair of diamond ear rings if I could choose a different gift. She was very sweet about it and took me to her jeweler. We made a day of it and got her dress as well... I walked in to this store and I my mouth dropped when I seen this necklace in the display case. She seen my face and asked me to try it on.... I think at that point my knees were shaking. I still get that feeling when i put it on. Again my camera takes brutal pictures:

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            My earings are from a little local shop here in town:

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            I will also be wearing a silver ring with a blue stone... My something blue and something old. About a month ago I was going through old boxes with old jewelry and came upon this ring. I had not seen it in 26 years, it was given to me by my mom that xmas. My mom was living in Newfoundland still and I was living in Ontario, my first year away from home. Amazing what you share with total strangers online!!! My mom passed away that xmas day and that was the last thing she had ever given me. I tucked it away and never wore it. I will next week.. It felt good when I slipped it on my finger.
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            To be continued....

            #6 SusieQ

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              Posted 26 January 2010 - 03:08 AM

              YOU DIY GALS... I can not believe how creative you girls are... I tried a few things and was very happy with the results:

              My Flowers:
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              My Tshirts and hats
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              My zip up hoodie for the wedding day updo Click the image to open in full size.

              Thank God I am big arse girl: holy look at that name!!!!!
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              My cake:
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              My hair inspiration:

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              My OOT bags and Gifts:
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              Many thanks to vdaybride for purchasing these in New York and shipping them to me... The things we do for our DW Peeps. Love you Girl!!!!

              My OOT bags I have the usual stuff and a few fun things: too many to list really!!!!!
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              My centrepeices:
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              Well ladies, I am getting very sleepy ... Again... Thank you to the wonderful ladies that take care of this site and each and everyone of you... Many Many Many thanks..


              #7 moonpalacebride

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                Posted 26 January 2010 - 03:43 AM

                Have an amazing time SuzieQ, can't wait to see the pictures when you return! Congrats!!!!

                #8 shellk

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                  Posted 26 January 2010 - 04:02 AM

                  omg i woke up at 6.30am thinking of you logged on for this straight away and im sat here in tears.its really weird you feel like one of my good friends that i have been through tough times with.i really do hope that your day is as special as you are.you both deserve it.

                  remember to check your mail as i will be travelling with you.

                  love you xx

                  #9 vdaybride

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                    Posted 26 January 2010 - 05:45 AM

                    SUSIE!! its your turn girlie. I hope you have the time of your life you are such a sweet person. Everything looks great, I know your day will be beautiful. You are a beautiful person inside and out, you deserve a perfect day. Can't wait to hear all about your big day when you return. Love you!! T
                    Married 2-14-2010 Dreams, Los Cabos


                    #10 Helen_S81

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                      Posted 26 January 2010 - 08:49 AM

                      Great job! Good luck on your travels! Can't wait to hear and see how it all went!

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