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My centerpiece idea came from PhillyBride (I think now is Jenn). She wished she had used floralytes instead of candles due to Dreams Cancun being windy. So I went to the dollar store and I got a 7 inch cylinder vase and a bag of rose petals. I bought these submersible floralytes (they have new double bulbed ones that are very bright, if you are using dark petals like I am). I plan on getting slightly taller vases and putting one of each one table, with sand and seashells around them (seashells from the dollar store and sand from Dreams' beach...lol). Voila! My red centerpieces!

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Also, I wanted something unique for my engagement photos. I decided to take a leaf out of Lexibride's book (her thank you parasol) and apply her technique to my Kite. I printed the font I wanted very big, and then taped it under the kite. I used a red kite and a white Deco Art paint pen in bold and traced the paint over the letters. Kinda stinks because I could only find single pens in fine, and I thought bold was easier to use. But bold only comes in a pack of 5 or 6 colors for $17 at Michael's. But I'm sure they are cheaper on ebay (mine was last minute). We did our shoot in Cancun, so it was very hot and the paint started chipping off (but that could have been due to packing and handling too) so I brought the paint pen with for touch ups). I think I got my kite at Kites R Us for $9.99

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I love your kite and that both your names are Chris -- So cute! Your center pieces look cool. I'm sure it's going to look great when it's dark outside and they are lit up.

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very cool! I was planning on doing something like that with orchids instead of roses, but I never thought of putting a candle inside the vase - I might have to re think this....hmmm

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Cute centerpieces. I love the kite idea. I am going to do something with the floralytes too. However, I think that I'm not going to buy the vases until I get to the destination to minimize carrying so much. Just a suggestion.

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I thought that too, but there really is not many places to buy vases where I'm going. I just did my site visit and the walmart is 30 mins away and we didn't see any there. I plan on buying hard luggage and bringing on the vases as FI's carryon with bubble wrap inside, and my carry on will be my dress and his suit in one garment bag.

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