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First, thank you to all the ladies for the inspiration & great ideas.  Iâ€m sorry that I donâ€t know each of your names who inspired me & also those who I stole ideas from.  Thank you.. Thank you .. Thank you!! This wedding would not be possible if it wasnâ€t for this site.  I immediately became obsessed when I found it.  Lots of my projects were DIY and also became a huge fan with Etsy.com.

Special shout outs to the RPRM brides!



Shane and I got engaged last year in April, on our anniversary.  We knew we wanted a very intimate wedding with just our immediate family so why not do a destination wedding… everyone can get a vacation out of it also.



My FI very secretively plotted by email and phone calls with my aunt to get my e-ring- which was exactly what I wanted




Riu Palace Riviera Maya

Playa del Carmen, Mexico




Our favorite colors- mine green, his blue




After multiple boutiques & many many dresses, I found my dress at the last store we went to that day….surprisingly at Davids Bridal- Galina Signature

Hanger from Etsy.com - aressa

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I definitely wanted my something“blue†to be my shoes.  I found these also at Davids Bridal

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Necklace & bracelet- Ann Taylor (still deciding if Iâ€m going to wear)


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HAIR: inspiration & flower

gardenia flower from Etsy.com – Mikiye Creations (an absolute doll to work with)

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Cubavera linen suit & converse

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My FI doesnâ€t know I put this label on his socks.




Without question, I wanted my older sister as my MOH.  Since she lives 3000 miles away, I surprised her with a bouquet of flowers and asked if she would do me the honor and be my MOH.

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Davids Bridal

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Tiffanyâ€s pearl earrings

Card from Etsy.com- GabrielleKearney (card says "Thank you for being my Maid of Honor"

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Shane asked his younger brother to be his best man.

Linen pants & shirt from Cubavera.com & Chuck Taylors Converse

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Flip UltraHD

Card from Etsy.com- GabrielleKearney (card says "Thank you for being my Best Man"

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My younger nephews will be wearing suits from Macys & Chuck Taylors Converse

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My nephews are crazy about Super Mario Brothers. 

They are also VERY spoiled by their Auntie!

Flip Cameras

Cards from Etsy.com-SassandCharm




This is what started all my DIYs.  I was soo excited about my wedding planning that I sent out my save the dates right away.. we ended up changing the date so I had to send out another mailing.  (luckily, only to a small group)



Ayleebits.com (thank you to this site for the free templates)

I wanted to give out magnets so stuck them on the back of the passports. 



BOARDING PASS “We changed the Dateâ€

Also used templates from Ayleebits.com, I attached the magnets with removable glue dots.




My DIY station


Inspiration from etsy




Chair sashes from LinensDirect.com

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Maracas will be on each chair at the ceremony



Ring bearer will be holding our rings with this ring dish

Etsy.com – Palomas Nest



I also bought this from Etsy - SayYourPiece

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Bouquet Inspiration:

Thank you to SCarp for the bouquet picture.

I wanted my Mom to be a part of my special day so I bought this mini frame.

I will be pinning it on my bouquet.

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More DIYs:

Starfishes from Ebay-Wagners Southern Store




Instead of a book, I made these cards so that I can put them in a scrapbook.



DIY Chair Signs:




MaroDesign- (Suzi is a wedding angel! My puppy got to a few of them so I reordered replacements.  The seller ended up replacing them for free and I just paid for shipping.  She also got it to me within the week. Sheâ€s amazing.)




Cake Inspiration:



Cake topper:

Etsy.com- Peanutbutterbandit




Sent these out 3-4 weeks prior.




Bags from DollarTree



Bag tags were DIY



Postcards free from VistaPrint

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Wedding Survival Kit

Contents mostly from Target

  • Aloe
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Tums
  • Pepto bismol
  • Motrin
  • Chapstick
  • Lifesavers mint
  • First aid kit




Games from Michaels, Pashminas from 5Below



Insulated cups from Costco



Key/Money holder from Ebay, Coils from dollar store

Personalized Beach Towels- our biggest splurge for our guests.




Candles from Bath & Body

Welcome Brochures are DIY



OOT bags:





Like I said before, my nephews are very spoiled by their Auntie





Free from VistaPrint



Card for FI: Etsy.com – Pistachio Press



Tank tops for Bride & MOH



Candlesticks found at 2nd hand stores that I spray painted silver.  I thought I would use them as part of my centerpieces but am probably not going to use.



Our Legal Day:

We legally got married exactly 1 year from our engagement day & anniversary. (so that we donâ€t have to do blood work & paperwork at the resort)

Since some family & grandparents can't make it to Mexico we invited them to be a part of our “legal day.† We had a  minister come to our house for a quick 5 minute ceremony and then we went out for a nice lunch.


Dress: from Arden B.  (coincidentally looks like a mini version of my wedding dress)

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Shoes: (something blue) from Forever21 (great bargain)


Hair piece: (friend made flowers and I added the peacock feathers)



Clutch: found at a 2nd hand store on a trip to San Francisco



Favors: Dry Salsa mix from jotproducts.net (someone I met from work who made dry spices)

Since our guests couldnâ€t make it to Mexico, we brought a taste of Mexico to them.





OK. I think thatâ€s all of it.

Happy Planning everyone!


PM me if you would like any templates.


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Lmao, that is too funny...I totally agree! I need to keep my guests away from this site altogether...

Originally Posted by SeeFlowers View Post

Holy Moly!!! That was awesome!!! Hope my guests NEVER see this thread...because I'm slacking! LOL! Great job...just awesome!


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Awesome, awesome planning thread Celeste! I love everything! Your dress is great (looks better on you than the model btw), I love your colors, your jewelry, your shoes...I could go on and on! I really need to get it together, haha...great job!


Oh and PS: your DIY station looks ALOT neater than mine!! (a.k.a the living room floor, kitchen table, computer room... ; )

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Oh my GOODNESS! This is amazing! You did an amazing job and everything looks super super professional, if I didn't see your elaborate DIY station I almost wouldn't have believed that stuff really was DIY stuff! I would love to see your templates for your oot bag tags and your luggage tags.. how did you make those luggage tags?? And the bags themselves are so awesome. Oh man, I wish I was a guest at your wedding just to get a bag! Even one of the kids ones, lol. Everything looks so perfect, you are so super creative. Good luck and congratulations!!

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