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I’m so excited that it is finally be able to return some of the creative ideas that I’ve been borrowing for 16 months. I hope you’all enjoy my wedding details as much as I’ve enjoyed looking at yours.

I want to thank everyone that I borrowed a template or idea from you are all amazing. Also I’d like to thank my fellow Dreams Puerto Aventuras brides especially Ginalyn who after her wedding stayed to answer all our question and be amazing support.

First the Proposal: I surprised my Josh (FI) with a surprise 30th birthday party (ironically Mexican Fiesta themed) and he surprised me with a proposal. And yes he is wearing a fake mustache and poncho.

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After hours … okay I’ll be honest… weeks of online research, we decided on a destionation wedding in Mexico in a small town along the Riviera Maya called Puerto Aventuras (50 miles south of Cancun) at a Dreams Resort. I loved the fact that the town was gated and the resort was known for its gourmet food and premium alcohol. It is affordable for our guests and newly remodeled

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After days of shopping… the rings

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Josh’s is similar to this picture but with subtle barbed wire…

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menu final.pdf

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prewedding template version 4_EDITED-2.doc

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Save the dates:

Click the image to open in full size. As you can see these were made before finding this forum. They are plain postcards. The front had a picture of a snorkeling cartoon couple that resembled us. We add a magnet to encourage people to keep the STD visable.

Our colors: after looking at a million destination wedding photos, I wanted colors that would stand out against the sand, blue water and sky. I had a vision of purple and orange. An unlikely combination, I know, which means I had a lot of DIY products.

I started by visiting the LA fashion district and picking two fabrics a plum purple satin and and a two toned orange organza (weaved with a yellow and orange/red tread).

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Theme: I wasn’t into the shell or palm tree theme. My bridesmaid and fiancé came up with bird of pardise

Our monogram:

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Invitations: So I wanted elegant wedding invitations and I was afraid that true plum purple/orange invites wouldn’t make the right impression. So I went with a Merlot and Copper color. These are DIY invites for the most part that ended up costing around $2.25 each including the printing press cost. I got the supplies from Cards & Pockets. I chose the gatecard in New Merlot and copper matting. I used a clip art bird of paradise and designed our invite. I went to our local copy center and had them print the invites using a copper ink on a printing press. FIY set up is the most costly part of the printing press so we had 150 invites done and then 100 card with just the bird of paradise for thank you notes to make it more cost effective. Then I took a ivory ribbon from and wax that can go in a hot glue gun with a “W” stamp. See below. I loved every minute  I had the invites done at least 3 months in advance of sending. Cards and pockets.com provides very nice quality supplies.

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Bridal shower:

Work shower was such orange and purple surprise. Click the image to open in full size.

And a fun tea party shower.

My future in laws threw me an amazing Monsoon Wedding themed bridal shower. Inspired by the purple and orange wedding theme

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Complete with a toilet paper bride contest

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My rehearsal bouquet:

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Gifts I gave to the hosts of the bridal shower and bachelorette party:

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Click the image to open in full size. love measuring spoons from Michaels cost around $2.50 each.

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To from stamp from Michaels

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Click the image to open in full size. shashes I’m made from plum fabric. Not fancy but fun.

Prewedding brochure:

Created RSVP postcards for the wedding events. Free from www.vistaprint.com. Pic of Tulum on 1 side and RSVP for the Tulum excursion and late night in Playa Del Carmen on the other side. We put a stamp and our return address. It’s been fun receiving them in the mail. It’s hilarious to find out who is going to the late night playa del Carmen trip…. Like Josh’s grandpa 

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Josh loves music and came up with incorporating a wedding mix cd in our guest pre-wedding packet. He designed the cd label, personalized the cd jacket with our proposal picture, an engagement photo, the list of songs and words to Drop Kick Murphy’s, Forever, the song for our first dance.

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I’m insane and wanted the prewedding packet to resemble our wedding invitation with the reaccuring ribbon with “W” wax stamp. So I wrapped all 75+ cd’s in orange tissue paper.

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Brides attire:

Check out the runway show. It’s the first dress only mines in ivory YouTube - 2009 Enzoani Collection Runway Video

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Click the image to open in full size. Wedding dress= Demi by Enzoani. Ivory Silk with corset back, v-neck and crystals.

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dress= Demi by Enzoani. Ivory Silk with corset back, v-neck and crystals.

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Earrings from TJ Max

Hair accessory (instead of veil) Click the image to open in full size. I made myself using a gardenia ivory flower from Michaels, netting and hair clips.

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Garter: the plaid is to represent my Scottish heritage

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Old new borrowed blue:

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And a cross from my future mother in law

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Bridesmaid dress made out of the plum satin. Designed by Laarni Grace designs

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Hair inspiration

 

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Grooms attire:

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Suit from Studiosuits.com, Custom Suits | Designer Suits 100% Irish linen in light beige for under $200

Grooms tie from http://www.ties4guys.com/cart.php?m=...t_detail&p=322 cost $32 for extra long. Color is perfect. Made a pocket square from plum fabric.

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Groomsmen attire

Click the image to open in full size. Linen pants in light beige (100% Irish cotton) form Studiosuits.com, Custom Suits | Designer Suits. Shirts from Mens Wharehouse on sale for $15 dollars each. The shirts are off white with a subtle striped pattern. I made pocket squares from my orange fabric. We are asking the guys to wear brown belt and shoes. We also bought them matching socks. The groomsmen outfits are their thank you gifts from Josh.

Ring bearer:

Will carry this shell coin purse with the rings. Shell from oriental traders.

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Vow themed Out of Town bags

Anatomy of a hangover for the “in sickness and health” first aide kits:

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Click the image to open in full size. our “in sickness and health” bags include aloe, Emergance C, personalized chapstick in cherry vanilla flavor, aspirin (I’d go with name brand next time because they upset my stomach), band aide for blisters, alka seltzer. Most items purchased from First Aid Kits - America's Favorite First Aid ~ Wholesale Direct to the Public! CPR, First Aid Supply, Emergency Gear - Welcome to First-Aid-Product.com! OSHA First Aid & More.... We choose these items based on destination bride recommendations and to mirror the “anatomy of a hangover” diagram.

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We are adding passport welcome letter created by Sarah Sproull <sarah.sproull@hotmail.com>; check out her website http://www.sproulliedesigns.com/

Totes:

Click the image to open in full size. from Natural Color Cotton Canvas Tote Bags from CheapTotes.com only $3.50 (definitely the cheapest around)

Beef Jerky:

When Josh proposed, I had a mouthful of beef jerky and before I said yes I said “I’m choking on beef Jerky”

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Gifts to moms and bridesmaids and flower girl

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I embroidered pillow cases in the wedding colors for my mom. You can buy pillow cases with the pattern already printed on the fabric from Michaels.

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Click the image to open in full size. I also got my mom garnet earrings because she’s been wanted them and I wanted to include her in a big gift because she’s been so much help.

Bridesmaid gift: pearl earrings packaged in shells. I found the shells from oriental traders (15 for $20) added felt and put them in the box that the earrings came in.

“To love and to cherish charms” from Michaels

 

 

 

 

Wedding weekend events

Welcome cocktails: To be held Thursday night at the resort bar called Barracuda’s.

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Personalized napkins for welcome cocktail. The read Bienvenidos (Welcome) Love Adrianne and Josh. I found them on ebay for under $9 for 50. I added the bird of paradise stamp and bought extra plan orange beverage napkins from a party supply company for $3 when I found out we were having over $60 guests.

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Tulum Mayan Ruins:day before the wedding 10am-3pm

Francisco owner of Sun Sand travel. Office number (99cool.gif 898 5923

And email martharoque@cancun-photomemories.com

 

I put together an information binder about the ancient Mayans for each van. Thank you WIKIpedia Hopefully it will entertain our guest during the 30 minute drive to the Tulum Ruins

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I used ½ inch orange binders from office depot. I had a mail in rebate so came to about $2.50 each

Waterproof water bottle labels with our monogram and Tulum facts. We’ll have the transportation company add the labels to the water the provide our guests. Purchased on

Weatherproof Matte Inkjet - Water Bottle Labels - Waterproof Laser Labels - OL6200 - 7" x 2.5"

for $15 for 45 labels.

fans for the heat of Tulum Click the image to open in full size.

 

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Wedding gazebo décor

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Inspiration décor: Click the image to open in full size.

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My future brother in law is used to designing movie sets so I’m leaving the gazebo décor up to him.

 

Reception:

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hand painted Maracas with our name and date handwritten on handle. We’ll have these on a side table for people to enjoy.

 

Table décor:

Click the image to open in full size. Orange organza table clothes (custom made) 90” by 90”. Drowned orchids: I found instructions online. I took cylindars from the dollar tree, distilled water, small fishing weights, fishing line, irregular glass pebbles (Michaels) and floating candles. You put the pebbles and water in first. Tie weights to either side of the fishing line to hold the orchids down and use some object (like a spoon) to push the weights into the pebbles so they don’t show. It was pretty simple. I hope to recreate in Mexico. Just have to find flowers.

I’m wrapping the ribbon with the “W” monogram around the napkins to continue the same them that was started with the invites. Also instead of chair bows, I’m just wrapping ribbon around the chair covers to create an elegant look that mirrors the napkins.

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Table number displays: Each table is named after a fancy Tequila (they are all gold tones to match the table décor). These were Josh’s idea

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