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#1 amygirl1169

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    Posted 19 April 2010 - 11:45 PM

    This was/is my favourite part of BDW and I found it enormously helpful, so I hope this will be helpful for other brides!
    Thank you everyone for all of your support, advice, ideas – all of which wouldn’t be possible without Tammy and the other mod’s generous time.

    So, here goes!

    We leave in 4 days and I’ve come a long way, thanks to BDW. I started compiling this at the beginning of my planning, so it wasn’t too overwhelming.

    The engagement story:
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    The e-bling!
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    Engagement photos:
    Done by a student of photography who stopped me one day while I was out with my grandfather and asked if she could shoot some pics… We shot some that day, and then she asked to do our engagement pics, they came out great!
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    She also did a bridal portrait/boudoir shoot, a few sneak peeks:
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    #2 amygirl1169

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      Posted 19 April 2010 - 11:47 PM

      The colour scheme:
      fuchsia and orange
      Our wedding monogram:
      Made by a graphic designer friend of ours, as I couldn’t for the life of me figure out the DIY instructions for PowerPoint!
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      The dress:
      It’s Mori Lee, destination line. I purchased it from Best for Bride in Etobicoke. Amazing prices and good selection.
      On the model:
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      On me!
      1st time trying it on (excuse the nasty face! Lol)
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      Final fitting:
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      The shoes:
      Ordered from Zappos (Thanks LadyTrunck!):
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      My something blue:
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      The veil:

      Actually my favourite part of the outfit

      The inspiration:
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      Read my thread on the making of the DIY veil and hair flower/feather:
      http://bestdestinati....irpiece-53019/

      #3 amygirl1169

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        Posted 19 April 2010 - 11:49 PM

        Jewelry:
        I stumbled upon these while helping my mom find her jewelry for the wedding at Le Chateau of all places! I didn’t think I wanted traditional pearls, but I think this is just so elegant and simple. Just like my dress.
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        Hair inspiration:
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        Makeup:
        I think I will be doing my own makeup after a few trials at MAC.
        Inspiration:
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        FI’s attire:
        Medium brown suit from RW&Co, white on white striped dress shirt from Mexx and ivory on ivory striped tie (Donald Trump, purchased at Winner’s)

        DIY Boutonnieres:
        Bought the calla lilies at Hobby Lobby in Austin, TX, green ribbon at Michael’s.
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        DIY BMs bouquets:
        Flowers and ribbon purchased from Michael’s.
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        #4 amygirl1169

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          Posted 19 April 2010 - 11:51 PM

          Our rings:
          FI’s ring, order off Overstock.com after reading the amazing reviews on BDW (made from tungsten carbide, so it’s actually a tad bit darker than this pic).
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          My rings: 2 channel set diamond bands made from the gold/diamonds in my grandmother’s antique rings.
          Only one band shown here w’ E-ring:
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          Resort:
          This was the most stressful part in the beginning. I think as brides, we want the most elegant location possible, but that can often come at a hefty price for our guests. I started having major panic and anxiety about telling guests the price of resorts… However, after much searching for a good rate and high quality, we found a newer 5 star Dreams property at an amazing ‘early booking’ rate - $1360Cdn, incl taxes, 1 wk AI.
          Dreams La Romana, DR: Click the image to open in full size.

          Reception Location:
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          *Just a note to other brides: Some people wanted to book last minute and the resort sold out of rooms, so their only option was to come if they could share a room with another guest who’d already booked.

          STD/Invitation:
          I wasn’t initially going to do these, I had planned to do everything through our wedding website…but then I thought, when I look back at my wedding, I do want a keepsake of the invitation.
          So I found a great deal at VistaPrint and ordered these. Approx total cost for 40 invitations including beautiful matching envelopes was only $76Cdn!
          Front:
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          Back:
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          Wedding Website: Click the image to open in full size.

          Ordered the holder part from eBay: Click the image to open in full size.
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          #5 JenniferNicole

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            Posted 19 April 2010 - 11:58 PM

            Everything looks beautiful!! Congratulations! Cant wait to see pictures!

            #6 JanineA

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              Posted 19 April 2010 - 11:58 PM

              Awww! I love the proposal. Everything looks great, you're going to have a wonderful special day. Don't forget to share pics and your experience when you get back. Best wishes!

              #7 LadyTrunck

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                Posted 20 April 2010 - 12:01 AM

                Everything looks fabulous!!! I hope younhave a wonderful trip- will be waiting for pics!
                Married to my BEST FRIEND!
                July 7, 2010!!My Planning Thread: http://bestdestinati....ns-pics-60834/
                Non-Pro Pics:
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                Trash the dress!:http://bestdestinati....a-dumas-61397/

                #8 Cindy*

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                  Posted 20 April 2010 - 12:02 AM

                  Wow Amy, it all looks amazing. Congratulations! I hope you have an amazing wedding next week.

                  #9 amygirl1169

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                    Posted 20 April 2010 - 12:03 AM

                    Travel Mugs:
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                    Bridesmaid’s gifts:
                    Basically deluxe OOT bags, including flip flops, travel sized toiletries, luggage tags,
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                    Bags, luggage tags, flip flops purchased at Old Navy. The majority of the other stuff at Target and cute passport holders from BCBG. I gave this to them at the bridal shower.
                    I’ll also be giving them little starfish bracelets. And including a letter to each of them thanking them and telling them how important they are to me. I will give this on the wedding day.
                    Groomsmen gifts: We purchased their outfits for them.. and black passport holders from BCBG.


                    D©cor:
                    Bubbles for when we’re pronounced man & wife:
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                    I also shared my decorations with another bride from BDW, pics to follow after the reception!

                    Ceremony Programs:
                    I made these from a template I found a link to through BDW (pm me if you would like the template). I made the inserts with white cardstock and glued them into fuchsia thicker cardstock and then stamped the front with silver ink: ‘Once upon a time…’ and the back: ‘…they lived happily ever after. The End.’
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                    #10 skadow

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                      Posted 20 April 2010 - 12:04 AM

                      It looks wonderful! I hope you have an amazing wedding. I am sure you will! Cant wait to see the photos and the review. CONGRATS




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