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Our April 2011 Moon Palace Wedding * Lots of Pictures on Pages 1, 3 & 5*

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Thanks Ladies for all the compliments. Now that I am back, and married to an amazing husband, I can post a few more of the last minute details.

 

Caramilk Favors

 

We decided to make Caramilk bars for favors and I redesigned their labels just for us. We picked Caramilk's because they are distinctly Canadian.

 

Here is the label:

 

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And here is hubby assembling them.

 

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I also hand painted a fuchsia parasol for our photos:

 

  1. Printed out "Just Married" on a wide format printer, cut out the letters and used adhesive spray to attach them to the parasol. I tried pinning but that made little holes, and tape wouldn't stickWedding Week 071.jpg
  2. Carefully traced the letters in pencil and removed the stencil. I stuck the parasol between couch cushions to hold it up straight. Wedding Week 072.jpg
  3. Did a quick outline with black paint and the filled in letters with black acrylic paint (I mixed in a little pearl so it wouldn't be as matte)Wedding Week 074.jpgWedding Week 075.jpg
  4. Let it dry for overnight and did another coat to make sure the letters really stood out. Wedding Week 084.jpg

 

 

Revised Bridesmaid Bouquets

 

I decided to take them apart and added rhinestone stephanotis just for some extra bling.

 

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My Second Veil

 

Since I wasn't going to be wearing my first dress, I needed a veil that matched my new dress. Initially, I planned on making a long veil with a lace trim, but due to time constraints, I eliminated the lace and also decided that a really long veil would be too formal for me. But here is how I quickly made my DIY veil.

 

  1. Laid out fabric and folded it into thirds to approximately the length I wanted. Wedding Week 076.jpg
  2. Cut the bottom edge into a rounded shape, I did this freehand so it's not perfect, but gets the job done. Wedding Week 077.jpg
  3. Hand stitched across the top, get as close to the edge as possible and make sure to grab all the layers, and gathered the thread. Wedding Week 078.jpg
  4. Hand sewed it onto the veil comb. When I tried it on for hubby we decided it was a little too pouffy, so I cut one layer out. I wasn't about to take it all apart, so I took out the bottom layer. Wedding Week 079.jpg

 

 

 

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And finally,

 

The Dress

 

My only regret from the whole wedding wedding planning process is that I never found a dress that I loved. I only liked a few and did not feel like a bride in any of the over 100 dresses that I tried on. Once I designed and ordered my final dress, I was feeling good. Of course there was delays in making the dress and it only arrived a week before we were to leave. Thank goodness the only alterations I needed was to have the neckline adjusted to a deeper sweetheart.

 

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Hubby was actually pleasantly surprised that no one else ever saw this dress before the wedding day. He was kind of upset when I tried on my first dress for some of our male friends.

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Wow!  You have done the most amazing job!  I loved your brochure and looking to do the same sort of thing.  Do you think you could message me your template so that I might be able to have a read through it close up?

 

My email address is mkennerley@hotmail.com

 

Thanks so much for posting this - it really helps us other MP brides to be out loads!

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Hey! This is awesome! 

Do you mind if I ask what the cost difference was between making your own and buying one? I am completely clueless!

 

Originally Posted by mochamakes3 View Post

 

 

My Second Veil

 

Since I wasn't going to be wearing my first dress, I needed a veil that matched my new dress. Initially, I planned on making a long veil with a lace trim, but due to time constraints, I eliminated the lace and also decided that a really long veil would be too formal for me. But here is how I quickly made my DIY veil.

 

  1. Laid out fabric and folded it into thirds to approximately the length I wanted. 
  2. Cut the bottom edge into a rounded shape, I did this freehand so it's not perfect, but gets the job done. 
  3. Hand stitched across the top, get as close to the edge as possible and make sure to grab all the layers, and gathered the thread. 
  4. Hand sewed it onto the veil comb. When I tried it on for hubby we decided it was a little too pouffy, so I cut one layer out. I wasn't about to take it all apart, so I took out the bottom layer. 

 

 

 



 

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Kelandjay - Since the supplies in Canada are so much more expensive than in the US, it cost me $12 for the tulle and I bought the comb off an etsy vendor for $3. Most bridal stores want about $100 for a simple veil. Where do you live? If you want mine, I can send it, since I'll probably never use it again.

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Holy Cow!  You have done such an awesolme job!  I loved your pre-travel brochure and have the same idea since a lot of my guests are first timers out of the contry.  Do you think you could message me your template?

 

My email address is nguyenthaod@gmail.com

 

Thank you so much for posting this - it really helps me out since my wedding is 4 months away!

 

 

 

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