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#1 MichaelandAraceli

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    Posted 04 December 2010 - 10:47 AM

    I found the BDW forum in November 2009 and I don’t know what I would have done without it! So many of you (especially the Royal brides- a special thanks to Jess, Karen and Nikki) have been so positive, supportive and helpful- I can’t believe we leave for Mexico in a few days for our December wedding!  If you’re a Chicago bride you might find this especially helpful…

     Engagement:

    November 25, 2009

    The night before Thanksgiving my FI and I had a couples massage and we went to Geja’s Restaurant in Chicago. It’s supposed to be the most romantic restaurant in the city and I agree! He had sangria, flowers, music and the staff in on the big secret- the rest is a blurr. ;)

    Outside of Geja’s after the proposal:

     

     

     

     

    Geja’s Restaurant:

     This is my ring that my FI had custom made for me! I absolutely love it! It’s a radiant cut diamond stone surrounded by pave stones. The band in thin and it’s eternity- surrounded by diamonds. The ring is from Fey & Co in Chicago (Lincoln Park).

    My FI choose 2 eternity diamond wedding bands- I can’t wait to wear them with my e ring!

     

    My FI choose a titanium ring. It’s light weight – perfect for him since he’s always playing sports. We’re both happy with it.

    Website:

    I had our website up in running the first week of December 2009. The website has been changes a few times since then. We choose

     

     

    Our engagement photos in Chicago:

    June 6, 2010

    We took our engagements photos downtown Chicago. We used Otto Rascon and we can’t tell you enough how wonderful it was working with him. We loved all of our e photos! www.ottorascon.com

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Our bridal showers: We had 5 of them. I’m sharing a few pics from one of them for inspiration….

    Beach theme shower: Fish nets and sea shells everywhere.

    My girlfriend made these wedding cake treats.

    Cupcakes with white chocolate sea shells on top. Grahm Crackers were crushed to make it look like sand.

    My hair inspiration:

     

     

    My flowers:

    My flowers/bouquet are long stem white calla lilies. They are elegant, simple and graceful!

    My mom and mother and law are wearing white corsages.

    My FI is wearing a single calla lily.

     

     

     

    My dad is wearing a single pink rose to represent me…his only daughter.

    For our ceremony table and for our sweet heart reception table we choose the colorful flowers

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    My shoes:

    I absolutely LOVE the white Stuart Weitzman’s I bought at Neiman Marcus. I then had them dyed aqua blue. My shoes are my something blue!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Side view:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    My jewelry:

    I bought all of my jewelry at The Left Bank in Chicago (Lincoln Park). I used to walk by it all the time and as soon as I got engaged I went it. If you’re a Chicago bride- I highly recommend this shop.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Here’s my birdcage veil (my mom helped made) and pins for my hair:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    For the welcome/rehearsal dinner I am wearing a white chiffon one shoulder dress by London Times (Nordstrom and Macy’s carries this brand).

     

     

     

    The Suit:

    My FI bought a tan Calvin Klein linen suit., an aqua blue tie and white shirt from Macy’s and Brown shoes from Nordstrom.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The ceremony:

    The ceremony will be happening in the gazebo at The Royal. We’re having the ever so classy white covered chairs and we’re going to place our aqua blue ceremony programs on the white ties behind the chairs. We’re going to have a violinist playing at our ceremony.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The reception:

    Our reception is going to take place at the beach- where else?! We choose the beach in front of Pelicanos because it’s the biggest. We hired DJ Doremixx to play at our beach wedding. We payed extra for the light up dance floor and fireworks.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    More details:

    These are some of my most favorite details…I created our welcome letter, our wedding programs, and our menu.

    Our wedding program:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Our menu:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Our wedding programs and menus:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    We bought a ring bearer bowl /ornament from Palomas Nest on Etsy. When we get home we’re hanging it on our Christmas tree as an ornament. http://www.etsy.com/shop/palomasnest

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    We also got custom drink stirrers from Etsy. The seller “Just Loverly” was great to work with! The stirrers have our wedding date, our monogram, Eat, Drink. and Be Married written on them- I just love them!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Finally (I know- I’ve been an Etsy member for over a year now) we got this banner that says Just Married  The banner seller is Earmark http://www.etsy.com/shop/Earmark

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Favors:

    In the spirit of the holidays I ordered tree ornaments for everyone.  I ordered the ornaments from

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Our guests from Mexico got these Santa on the beach ornaments:

    Our cake:

    When in rome…..we ordered a Tres Leches wedding cake. We’re putting an R cake topper.

     

     

     

     

    Our place cards:

    We went to Michaels and bought these seashell place cards to go with our beach theme.

    Centerpieces:

    We’re using a single ivory candle surrounded by seashells as our centerpiece.

     

     

     Our table numbers:

    We bought the white picture frames from Target. I also printed the numbers on sand on photo paper at Target. If you want the numbers on the sand PM me I have numbers 1-20 saved.

     

     

      



    #2 MichaelandAraceli

    MichaelandAraceli
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      Posted 05 December 2010 - 07:56 AM

      I found the BDW forum in November 2009 and I don’t know what I would have done without it! So many of you (especially the Royal brides- a special thanks to Jess, Karen and Nikki) have been so positive, supportive and helpful- I can’t believe we leave for Mexico in a few days for our December wedding!  If you’re a Chicago bride you might find this especially helpful…

       Engagement:

      November 25, 2009

      The night before Thanksgiving my FI and I had a couples massage and we went to Geja’s Restaurant in Chicago. It’s supposed to be the most romantic restaurant in the city and I agree! He had sangria, flowers, music and the staff in on the big secret- the rest is a blurr. ;)

      Outside of Geja’s after the proposal:

       

       

       

       

       

      Geja’s Restaurant:

       

       This is my ring that my FI had custom made for me! I absolutely love it! It’s a radiant cut diamond stone surrounded by pave stones. The band in thin and it’s eternity- surrounded by diamonds. The ring is from Fey & Co in Chicago (Lincoln Park).

       

       

       

       

       

      My FI choose 2 eternity diamond wedding bands- I can’t wait to wear them with my e-ring. My FI choose a titanium ring. It’s light weight – perfect for him since he’s always playing sports. We’re both happy with it.

      Details 002.jpg

       

      Website:

      I had our website up in running the first week of December 2009. The website has been changes a few times since then. We choose Mikaella.jpg

        Back:

      Mikaella back.jpg

       

       

       

      Our engagement photos in Chicago:

      June 6, 2010

      We took our engagements photos downtown Chicago. We used Otto Rascon and we can’t tell you enough how wonderful it was working with him. We loved all of our e photos! AM_011.jpg

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       AM_082.jpg

       

       AM_144.jpg

       

       

       

       

       My hair inspiration:

      Details 001.jpg

       

       

       

      My flowers:

      My flowers/bouquet are long stem white calla lilies. They are elegant, simple and graceful!

      calla-lily-bouquet-white-simplel-mwfie.jpg

       

      My mom and mother and law are wearing white corsages.

      White%20Rose%20Corsage.jpg

       

      My FI is wearing a single calla lily.

      white calla lily boutonniere.JPG

       

       

      My dad is wearing a single pink rose to represent me…his only daughter.

      pink rose.jpg

       

       

      For our ceremony table and for our sweet heart reception table we choose the colorful flowers

      colorful flowers.jpg

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       My shoes:

      I absolutely LOVE the white Stuart Weitzman’s I bought at Neiman Marcus. I then had them dyed aqua blue. My shoes are my something blue!

      Details 009.jpg

       

       

       

       

       

       Side view:

       Details 013.jpg

       

       

       

       

       

      My jewelry:

      I bought all of my jewelry at The Left Bank in Chicago (Lincoln Park). I used to walk by it all the time and as soon as I got engaged I went it. If you’re a Chicago bride- I highly recommend this shop. Details 008.jpg

       

       

       

       

       

      Here’s my birdcage veil (my mom helped made) and pins for my hair:

      Details 010.jpg

       

       

       

       

       

       For the welcome/rehearsal dinner I am wearing a white chiffon one shoulder dress by London Times (Nordstrom and Macy’s carries this brand).

       

       

       

       

       

       

      The Suit:

      My FI bought a tan Calvin Klein linen suit., an aqua blue tie and white shirt from Macy’s and Brown shoes from Nordstrom.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      The ceremony:

      The ceremony will be happening in the gazebo at The Royal. We’re having the ever so classy white covered chairs and we’re going to place our aqua blue ceremony programs on the white ties behind the chairs. We’re going to have a violinist playing at our ceremony.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      The reception:

      Our reception is going to take place at the beach- where else?! We choose the beach in front of Pelicanos because it’s the biggest. We hired DJ Doremixx to play at our beach wedding. We payed extra for the light up dance floor and fireworks.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      More details:

      These are some of my most favorite details…I created our welcome letter, our wedding programs, and our menu.

      Our wedding program:

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Our menu:

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Our wedding programs and menus:

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      We bought a ring bearer bowl /ornament from Palomas Nest on Etsy. When we get home we’re hanging it on our Christmas tree as an ornament. http://www.etsy.com/shop/palomasnest

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      We also got custom drink stirrers from Etsy. The seller “Just Loverly” was great to work with! The stirrers have our wedding date, our monogram, Eat, Drink. and Be Married written on them- I just love them! http://www.etsy.com/shop/JustLoverly?ref=seller_info

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Finally (I know- I’ve been an Etsy member for over a year now) we got this banner that says Just Married  The banner seller is Earmark http://www.etsy.com/shop/Earmark

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Favors:

      In the spirit of the holidays I ordered tree ornaments for everyone.  I ordered the ornaments from www.orientaltrading.com

      Our guests from the states got these mariachi snowmen ornaments:

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Our guests from Mexico got these Santa on the beach ornaments:

       

      Our cake:

      When in rome…..we ordered a Tres Leches wedding cake. We’re putting an R cake topper.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Our place cards:

      We went to Michaels and bought these seashell place cards to go with our beach theme.

       

      Centerpieces:

      We’re using a single ivory candle surrounded by seashells as our centerpiece.

       

       

       Our table numbers:

      We bought the white picture frames from Target. I also printed the numbers on sand on photo paper at Target. If you want the numbers on the sand PM me I have numbers 1-20 saved.

       

       

       

        


      Mike and Araceli
      The Royal Playa del Carmen
      December 18, 2010

      http://tickers.Ticke....98b2/event.png 

       

       

       

       

       

      Geja’s Restaurant:

       

       This is my ring that my FI had custom made for me! I absolutely love it! It’s a radiant cut diamond stone surrounded by pave stones. The band in thin and it’s eternity- surrounded by diamonds. The ring is from Fey & Co in Chicago (Lincoln Park).

       

      My FI choose 2 eternity diamond wedding bands- I can’t wait to wear them with my e ring!

       

       

      My FI choose a titanium ring. It’s light weight – perfect for him since he’s always playing sports. We’re both happy with it.

       

      Website:

      I had our website up in running the first week of December 2009. The website has been changes a few times since then. We choose www.theknot.combecause it’s a classic website and everyone knows of it. Our guests used the RSVP option and they wrote sweet messages.

      The Dress: 

      After the website came the dress. It was the first one I tried on- I was done! I bought this dress December 2009. My parents bought me this dress at Francia Bridal Boutique in Hinsdale, Illinois. This boutique is very intimate and the owner personally helped me every time we went in. The dress is the Mikaella 1406 by Paloma Blanca. It’s very flattering for my body type.

      Here it is on the model (Sorry I didn’t take any pictures with it):

       

       

       

       

      Our engagement photos in Chicago:

      June 6, 2010

      We took our engagements photos downtown Chicago. We used Otto Rascon and we can’t tell you enough how wonderful it was working with him. We loved all of our e photos! www.ottorascon.com

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Our bridal showers: We had 5 of them. I’m sharing a few pics from one of them for inspiration….

      Beach theme shower: Fish nets and sea shells everywhere.

       

       

      My girlfriend made these wedding cake treats.

       

      Cupcakes with white chocolate sea shells on top. Grahm Crackers were crushed to make it look like sand.

       

      My hair inspiration:

       

       

       

      My flowers:

      My flowers/bouquet are long stem white calla lilies. They are elegant, simple and graceful!

       

      My mom and mother and law are wearing white corsages.

      My FI is wearing a single calla lily.

       

       

       

       

      My dad is wearing a single pink rose to represent me…his only daughter.

       

      For our ceremony table and for our sweet heart reception table we choose the colorful flowers

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      My shoes:

      I absolutely LOVE the white Stuart Weitzman’s I bought at Neiman Marcus. I then had them dyed aqua blue. My shoes are my something blue!

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Side view:

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      My jewelry:

      I bought all of my jewelry at The Left Bank in Chicago (Lincoln Park). I used to walk by it all the time and as soon as I got engaged I went it. If you’re a Chicago bride- I highly recommend this shop. www.theleftbankjewelry.comHere’s my necklace, my earrings and a broach for my bouquet to personalize it:

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Here’s my birdcage veil (my mom helped made) and pins for my hair:

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      For the welcome/rehearsal dinner I am wearing a white chiffon one shoulder dress by London Times (Nordstrom and Macy’s carries this brand).

       

       

       

       

      The Suit:

      My FI bought a tan Calvin Klein linen suit., an aqua blue tie and white shirt from Macy’s and Brown shoes from Nordstrom.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      The ceremony:

      The ceremony will be happening in the gazebo at The Royal. We’re having the ever so classy white covered chairs and we’re going to place our aqua blue ceremony programs on the white ties behind the chairs. We’re going to have a violinist playing at our ceremony.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      The reception:

      Our reception is going to take place at the beach- where else?! We choose the beach in front of Pelicanos because it’s the biggest. We hired DJ Doremixx to play at our beach wedding. We payed extra for the light up dance floor and fireworks.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      More details:

      These are some of my most favorite details…I created our welcome letter, our wedding programs, and our menu.

      Our wedding program:

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Our menu:

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Our wedding programs and menus:

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      We bought a ring bearer bowl /ornament from Palomas Nest on Etsy. When we get home we’re hanging it on our Christmas tree as an ornament. http://www.etsy.com/shop/palomasnest

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      We also got custom drink stirrers from Etsy. The seller “Just Loverly” was great to work with! The stirrers have our wedding date, our monogram, Eat, Drink. and Be Married written on them- I just love them! http://www.etsy.com/shop/JustLoverly?ref=seller_info

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Finally (I know- I’ve been an Etsy member for over a year now) we got this banner that says Just Married  The banner seller is Earmark http://www.etsy.com/shop/Earmark

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Favors:

      In the spirit of the holidays I ordered tree ornaments for everyone.  I ordered the ornaments from www.orientaltrading.com

      Our guests from the states got these mariachi snowmen ornaments:

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Our guests from Mexico got these Santa on the beach ornaments:

       

      Our cake:

      When in rome…..we ordered a Tres Leches wedding cake. We’re putting an R cake topper.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Our place cards:

      We went to Michaels and bought these seashell place cards to go with our beach theme.

       

      Centerpieces:

      We’re using a single ivory candle surrounded by seashells as our centerpiece.

       

       

       Our table numbers:

      We bought the white picture frames from Target. I also printed the numbers on sand on photo paper at Target. If you want the numbers on the sand PM me I have numbers 1-20 saved.

       

       

       

        


      Mike and Araceli
      The Royal Playa del Carmen
      December 18, 2010

      http://tickers.Ticke....98b2/event.png 

      Mike and Araceli
      The Royal Playa del Carmen
      December 18, 2010

      http://tickers.Ticke....98b2/event.png

      #3 JayKay

      JayKay
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      • Wedding Date:January 13, 2012
      • Wedding Location:Gran Bahia Principe Runaway Bay Jamaica
      • LocationSouthern Alberta

      Posted 13 May 2011 - 07:31 AM

      Congrats!



      #4 dominiqueamber

      dominiqueamber
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        Posted 13 May 2011 - 10:05 AM

        Reading it sounds great..I dunno if it's just my computer but I can't see any pictures :(



        #5 atalanta

        atalanta
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          Posted 28 July 2011 - 01:18 PM

          Neither can I. :(



          #6 Coco YUL

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            Posted 28 July 2011 - 01:25 PM

            Can't see the pics :(



            #7 Matt Adcock

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              Posted 28 July 2011 - 02:01 PM

              Hummm, I cant see them either.

              She did write a review on the Araceli+Michael_W_0004.JPG



              #8 Coco YUL

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                Posted 28 July 2011 - 02:08 PM

                Tks for the link... great pics...



                #9 anna524

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                  Posted 29 July 2011 - 07:06 PM

                  everything looks amazing



                  #10 anna524

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                    Posted 29 July 2011 - 07:11 PM

                    how did you dye your shoes?






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