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#1 MichaelandAraceli

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    Posted 05 December 2010 - 08:33 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. ;)

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    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).

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    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.

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    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:

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    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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     My hair inspiration:

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    My flowers:

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

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    My mom and mother and law are wearing white corsages.

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    My FI is wearing a single calla lily.

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

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

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     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!

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     Side view:

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    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:

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

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    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.

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    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.

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     More details:

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

    Our wedding program:

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    Our menu:

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    Our wedding programs and menus:

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    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. Details 016.jpg

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    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! Details 015.jpg

     

     

     

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    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 Details 017.jpg

     

     

     

     Favors:

    In the spirit of the holidays I ordered tree ornaments for everyone.  I ordered the ornaments from Details 005.jpg

     

     

     

     

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

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    Our cake:

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

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    Our place cards:

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

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    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.

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

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

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    #2 MichaelandAraceli

    MichaelandAraceli
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      Posted 05 December 2010 - 08:34 AM

      I finally did it right- with pictures this time! Hope it helps someone ;)


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

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      #3 Lisa DSO

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        Posted 05 December 2010 - 09:02 AM

        Great job! Everything looks amazing! Best wishes for your wedding :-)



        #4 erinbrooke124

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          Posted 05 December 2010 - 09:10 AM

          Everything looks beautiful!  Congrats!


          June 14, 2011 <3
          Photographer:Sascha Gluck
          Hair/Makeup: Fernando Fuentes
          Dress: Blue by Enzoani - Casablanca :: Bridesmaids: Alfred Angelo Pure 7108/7109
          Booked:Bride+Groom+35 Guests


          #5 butterflyaniam

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            Posted 05 December 2010 - 10:32 AM

            Congratulations. It looks awesome. I love your rings and the engagement session looks amazing:)



            #6 Brandy

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              Posted 05 December 2010 - 11:42 AM

              Everything looks amazing!!!



              #7 josietoms

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                Posted 05 December 2010 - 01:00 PM

                Everything looks lovely - I have the same colour scheme - so has given me plenty of inspiration x :-)


                Josie x

                #8 prettypigpig

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                  Posted 05 December 2010 - 03:27 PM

                  Love the details! I hope mine will be as beautiful as yours! :-)


                  Bonnie

                  Married to Mr. El Khaiat on July 4th, 2011 @ Royal Playa Del Carmen


                  #9 mistibuard

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                    Posted 05 December 2010 - 03:44 PM

                    Congratulations! Everything truly looks great!


                    **Beaches Turks & Caicos- March 12, 2011**

                    #10 shelbygirl

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                      Posted 05 December 2010 - 04:08 PM

                      Great job.  Love your shoes and all your details!!






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