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NICYX (NICOLA) .... UK BRIDE....***** LONG & PIC HEAVY*****....PLANNING THREAD


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#1 Nicyx

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    Posted 21 April 2011 - 01:47 PM

    ARGHHHHHHHHH.... Its my turn, never thought it would arrive but here we are :

     

    10 days til we fly & 15 days til we get married.........

     

    Massive massive Thank You to the UK, RPRM and 2011 brides... Michelle, Josie, Jo, Kerry, Lisa, Maria, herbie, char, Bonnie, Virginia, Jen, Adrianne, murmel, nan, celestial,there are just SO SO many more that i cant name everyone, BUT YOU ALL KNOW WHO YOU ARE :-) And ofcourse Tammy and the other mods who have made all this possible x

     

    HOW WE MET: (long story short)

    Stephen and I met online in July 2001. I had just come home from working in Tenerife and went online with my friend and she took me on to a chat room and that was where Stephen & I got talking.... ONE MAJOR PROBLEM, He lived in Scotland and me an annoyingly 270 miles away down in England....


    Anyway he invited me to his friends 21st birthday but my parents we having none of it so i got him to come to my home town first....
    The most nerve wrecking day of my life..... Luckily he wasnt some weird physco guy!!
    Ok the traveling was a right pain in the butt, but we got used to it.

     

    ENGAGEMENT:
    November of the same year (2001), we went for a meal.... I knew I was going to ask him to marry me from the day i met him so i took it upon myself to ask him over our candle lit meal... Much to my joy he said yes and the rest as they say is history.

     

    Engagement ring & Eternity ring (I just wanted eternity ring so FI got me one!!! LOL!!!)

     

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    BIT OF BACKGROUND:

    We have had a very long engagement and strangely lived apart for the next 7 years... wasnt ideal but it worked for us.... Eventually we saved enough deposit for our first home together in May 2008. From the day we got engaged we knew when our time came to get married we would do it abroad, there wasnt any question about it, luckily it was something we had both always wanted to do.

    Ok so we lived together for about 12 months and managed to get a nice savings account going and this was when we decided to start looking and booking for May 2011...

    We had to wait 12 months though before 2011 prices came out but that was ok as it gave more time to save and to find our Perfect resort,

    We always new our hearts belonged in Mexico (neither one of us have ever been.... but we just new)

     

    Resort :

     

    RIU PALACE RIVIERA MAYA

     

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    We booked through Thomas Cook holidays although flying with Thomson airlines. Luckily from May 1ST 2011 our resort will be a Premium a la carte hotel (instead of just premium) I dont know how or if this differs in the U.S, Canada etc but here are the extras we get now the upgrade will be taking place and we travel on 1st May :-)

    Book seats together on plane free of charge instead of £50, private taxi from airport to resort free of charge, VIP passes to the VIP lounge at Glasgow airport....

    Ok so now you have the background : Now for the good stuff :-)



    #2 Nicyx

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      Posted 21 April 2011 - 01:54 PM

      My first wedding purchase from a wedding fayre in Oct 2009 @ the NEC in Birmingham

       

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      As we are getting married on the beach i want to go barefoot then wear shoes afterwards for the reception diner,  whilst googling beach wedding shoes i came across barefoot sandles.. LOVE them loads so decided to make my own, and do them in my wedding colours (Aqua & White)

       

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      These are my shoes for the reception... Plain and simple & low enough for me to not get sore feet, Im not like most of you girls on here... I DO NOT have a passion for shoes o this just wasnt an important factor for me.

       

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      Thanks to Kerry in the UK thread i got my fans as she had spare ones and sent them on to me (THANKS KERRY) I decorated them myself :-)

      For the women

       

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      #3 Nicyx

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        Posted 21 April 2011 - 01:59 PM

        Invites i did myself... these are the moc ones, Very very basic, used two designs as i liked one Stephen liked the other .. LOL,

         

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        Neckless and earrings (thanks to Louise from uK thread) these were a bargain from TESCO DIRECT

         

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        My garter is from ebay... again my colour...

         

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        #4 Nicyx

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          Posted 21 April 2011 - 02:03 PM

          Perfume "G" Harajuku Girls

           

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          Bouquet Jewell

           

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          FLOWERS (pic from resort... white roses, will add my own aqua riccon to stems)

           

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          #5 Nicyx

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            Posted 21 April 2011 - 02:08 PM

            Stephens outfit ( he will be wearing long black trousers for the evening and a waistcoat instead of jacket, have no pix of this yet)

             

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            Wedding rings, Gold for me to match my E ring, White gold for FI, not keen himself on yellow gold, originally i wanted a wedding ring with a diamond but when i tried it looked daft with my E ring and eternity ring as both have diamonds.. We have both opted for plain bands.

             

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            BAG

             

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            #6 Nicyx

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              Posted 21 April 2011 - 02:11 PM

              AND NOW THE MOMENT YOU HAVE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR :

               

              THE DRESS.

               

              A new shop opened up in the city i work in,  I tried 4/5 dresses on.

               

              MY DRESS : Benjamin Roberts Tia 4017

               

              (remember not had hair n make up done, this is on my lunch hour!!!!)

               

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              I LOVE IT SO SO MUCH....                    

               

              OMG thats me done!!!! Cant believe it finally here

               

               

               

              Anyway.... see you all on the other side :-)

               

               



              #7 baileybutton

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                Posted 21 April 2011 - 03:30 PM

                Thank you for posting! I love your dress and the hair clip! :)


                03.13.13 ~ The day I marry my best friend!


                #8 JayKay

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                Posted 21 April 2011 - 04:53 PM

                Your dress is beautiful!!!



                #9 mexbride83

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                  Posted 21 April 2011 - 07:02 PM

                  Congratulations on almost getting there Nicola! Amazing that it's come so quickly, seems like just yesterday we were over a year out:) I had no idea you guys were long distance for so long. I can definitely relate as we spent the majority of our relationship long distance as well! And so funny what you said about Monica from friends... that is exactly how I described my hair to my hairstylist in Mexico haha! I cannot wait to see your photos and hear your review in just a few short weeks!



                  #10 MichCraw

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                    Posted 21 April 2011 - 07:07 PM

                    It's an inspiration to see future brides.. all organized and prepared for the big day !! Everything looks amazing.. I LOVE your hair clip! I hope reality will exceed your expectations! Have fun!


                     






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