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Sarah's Planning Journal - Dreams Punta Cana ***PIC HEAVY***

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#81 ellie0717

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    Posted 02 May 2011 - 11:07 AM

    i love the ping pong balls.  what a fun idea!

    #82 aquamaniac

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      Posted 17 June 2011 - 09:33 AM

      Great proposal story, lovely pics! Congrats!

      #83 annaldw

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        Posted 22 July 2011 - 10:48 AM


        Did you have a band for a reception?

        I am looking for one DESPERATELY!




        #84 cdc150

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          Posted 25 July 2011 - 10:07 AM

          beautiful wedding, thanks for sharing!

          #85 kkimi88

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            Posted 02 August 2011 - 01:03 PM

            Aww, I love everything! The sandcastles are ADORABLE! Your wedding photographs are beautiful. 

            #86 KerryL613

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              Posted 04 August 2011 - 05:47 PM

              Love the guest book!

              Originally Posted by lilboltz10 



              We substituted place cards for starfish!  The board looks like sand (it was supposed to have sand on it but oh well – I didn’t care).  The starfish were purchased at the Christmas Tree Store and they were about $.50 each.  We used the sticky dots to get the place cards to stay and then my mom, the genius that she is, decided to make the starfish into ornaments since it was a December wedding.  You just take your place card and sticky dot off and the white bow unravels and there is your ornament! 




              Our guest book (yet, another BDW find) was a map of the DR that everyone signed.  It was easy to transport in its tube and we are in the process of getting it framed now!  I ordered it on Ebay.


              dr map.jpg


              I ran with the “beach-y” theme and decided on sand castles for the centerpieces.  I found these online and fell in love!  My mom is the artistic one in the family and I never inherited her genes so this was her “project”.  We had the sand castles sitting on a blue plate with some sand layering the bottom.  We have starfish, seashells, sand dollars and sea glass scattered on the plate.  Our table markers were photo frames of our favorite beaches (Riveria Maya, Dewey Beach, Crete, Saint Martin, Santa Monica, etc).  We wanted to incorporate our dog in the wedding so she was at the sweetheart table with the newlyweds! 



              sand castle.jpg


              table 1.jpg



              We opted for just white table cloths because we did not like the resort offerings and we were not bringing down our own linens!  It was plain but I’ll take plain over ugly (which was what the resort was offering)!



              table 2.jpg



              Again, in line with the drinking … we decided to have shot glasses for each guest (ordered from Oriental Trading – and sticker labels from Staples).



              shot glasses.jpg



              We also had cocktail shakers for each table (ordered from Food Warehouse for $3 or $4 each and the quality = bar-quality!).  We asked the lobby bartender to make us Sex on the Beach shots for the cocktail shaker -- he made quite a few refills, too!!! (We took the idea from a former bride on the forum).


              cocktail shakers.jpg











              #87 letluva5412

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                Posted 05 August 2011 - 05:34 PM

                Your planning looked so fun and exciting!  I may take a few ideas myself.... I loved the beer pong balls!  My FI family always plays and every single bbq LOL Congrats =)

                May 4, 2012

                #88 dominiqueamber

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                  Posted 31 August 2011 - 07:36 AM

                  I love the way all your paper products coordinate...I love the unique beer pong balls and take a shot for this kiss...the pictures of your wedding party are so wonderful and nothing is cuter than your little ring boy carrying that amazing ring box

                  #89 MCree

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                    Posted 14 February 2012 - 09:23 PM

                    Everything looks great!

                    #90 nicofio22

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                      Posted 24 February 2014 - 11:43 AM

                      Great job!  I love your simplicity & amazing ideas rolled together!

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