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#1 celestial419

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    Posted 23 April 2011 - 09:35 AM

    First, thank you to all the ladies for the inspiration & great ideas.  I’m sorry that I don’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 wasn’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!

     

    ENGAGEMENT:

    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.

     

    RINGS:

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

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    LOCATION:

    Riu Palace Riviera Maya

    Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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    COLOR INSPIRATION:

    Our favorite colors- mine green, his blue

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    THE DRESS:

    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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    SHOES:

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

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    JEWELRY:

    Necklace & bracelet- Ann Taylor (still deciding if I’m going to wear)

    Earrings-Macys

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    HAIR: inspiration & flower

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

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    GROOMS ATTIRE:

    Cubavera linen suit & converse

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    My FI doesn’t know I put this label on his socks.

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    MATRON OF HONOR:

    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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    MOH DRESS:

    Davids Bridal

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    MOH GIFT:

    Tiffany’s pearl earrings

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

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    BEST MAN:

    Shane asked his younger brother to be his best man.

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

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    BESTMAN GIFT:

    Flip UltraHD

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

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    RING BEARER & JR. GROOMSMAN

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

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    BOYS GIFT:

    My nephews are crazy about Super Mario Brothers. 

    They are also VERY spoiled by their Auntie!

    Flip Cameras

    Cards from Etsy.com-SassandCharm

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    SAVE THE DATES:

    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)

     

    PASSPORTS-

    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. 

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    BOARDING PASS “We changed the Date”

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

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    INVITATIONS:

    My DIY station

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    Inspiration from etsy

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    CEREMONY:

    Chair sashes from LinensDirect.com

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    Maracas will be on each chair at the ceremony

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    Ring bearer will be holding our rings with this ring dish

    Etsy.com – Palomas Nest

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    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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    RECEPTION:

    More DIYs:

    Starfishes from Ebay-Wagners Southern Store

     

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

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    DIY Chair Signs:

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    PHOTO ACCESSORIES from Etsy.com

    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. She’s amazing.)

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    CAKE:

    Cake Inspiration:

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    Cake topper:

    Etsy.com- Peanutbutterbandit

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    PRE-WEDDING BROCHURE & LUGGAGE TAGS

    Sent these out 3-4 weeks prior.

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    OOT BAGS:

    Bags from DollarTree

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    Bag tags were DIY

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    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

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    Games from Michaels, Pashminas from 5Below

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    Insulated cups from Costco

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    Key/Money holder from Ebay, Coils from dollar store

    Personalized Beach Towels- our biggest splurge for our guests.

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    Candles from Bath & Body

    Welcome Brochures are DIY

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    OOT bags:

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    KIDS OOT BAGS:

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

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    OTHER STUFF:

     

    Free from VistaPrint

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    Card for FI: Etsy.com – Pistachio Press

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    Tank tops for Bride & MOH

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    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.

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    Our Legal Day:

    We legally got married exactly 1 year from our engagement day & anniversary. (so that we don’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)

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

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

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

    Since our guests couldn’t make it to Mexico, we brought a taste of Mexico to them.

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    OK. I think that’s all of it.

    Happy Planning everyone!

     

    PM me if you would like any templates.

     



    #2 jbmarch2012

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      Posted 23 April 2011 - 09:55 AM

      Wow! AWESOME JOB!!! Everything looks great, looks like you're ready to go! By the way I'm OBSESSED with your dress, it's gorgeous!!!



      #3 lesee

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        Posted 23 April 2011 - 09:55 AM

        Um...WOW! great ideas!



        #4 SeeFlowers

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          Posted 23 April 2011 - 10:32 AM

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


          Riu Palace Riviera Maya- April 29,2011

          #5 TigerLily

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            Posted 23 April 2011 - 04:00 PM


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

            Originally Posted by SeeFlowers 

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



             



            #6 TigerLily

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              Posted 23 April 2011 - 04:06 PM

              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... ; )



              #7 DramaticAnnie

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                Posted 23 April 2011 - 07:32 PM

                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!!


                ~Married aboard the cruise ship the 'Carnival Dream'~
                ~Carnival Dream Wedding April 28th, 2012, then set sail on a 7 night Caribbean Cruise April 28th-May 5th, 2012~


                #8 Maritza919

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                  Posted 23 April 2011 - 07:47 PM

                  Great job! Everything looks amazing,

                  #9 AwayDC

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                    Posted 23 April 2011 - 07:50 PM

                    Thanks for sharing :) Everything looks amazing.



                    #10 baileybutton

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                      Posted 24 April 2011 - 02:17 AM

                      Wow thanks for sharing! I love the note on FI's socks lmao!!! Great job!


                      03.13.13 ~ The day I marry my best friend!





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