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#51 Amara3CUS

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    Posted 09 May 2011 - 05:52 PM



    yay, welcome back!!!!!!!

    Originally Posted by celestial419 

    Thanks again everyone!  Just got back from Mexico and had the time of my life!  Everything was a hit from the cups to the maracas!  I will try to send the templates out tonight for those who requested.



     



    #52 BrideMoka

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      Posted 15 May 2011 - 09:13 PM

      can I have the template for the welcome brochure, great job looks so great!

      Originally Posted by celestial419 

      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.

       



       



      #53 rae12vb

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        Posted 24 May 2011 - 06:18 AM

        THank you so much for sharing!!! 


        Getting Married at Moon Palace 8-23-11!!!


        #54 sunshine2413

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          Posted 24 May 2011 - 01:04 PM

          LOVE LOVE LOVE everything! You did a fabulous job! But I really like your ann taylor jewerly, even for every day wear for work or something. When did you get it? I have been looking everywhere for it! Congrats on being a MRS!!



          #55 NA2015

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            Posted 24 May 2011 - 01:49 PM

            Holy Moly! Tons of amazing DIY work! :o



            #56 Sherio9090

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              Posted 26 May 2011 - 11:14 AM

              Celeste, you did an outstanding job!  I can only hope that my DIY stuff comes out half as well as yours did.  I can't believe you found those bags at the Dollar Store, and to think I was going to pay $17 each for something similar.  I have to ask, because I have a halo type ring as well, did you get two bands to go on both sides of your e-ring?

               

               



              #57 kerrib

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                Posted 27 May 2011 - 01:49 PM

                WOW! This is all stunning! Congrats!



                #58 celestial419

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                  Posted 27 May 2011 - 06:24 PM


                  Thanks ladies!

                   

                  Sherio- yes i have 2 bands on both sides of the e-ring.  It worked out perfectly- one is engraved with our anniversary and legal day date.. and the other has our DW date.   

                  Originally Posted by Sherio9090 

                  Celeste, you did an outstanding job!  I can only hope that my DIY stuff comes out half as well as yours did.  I can't believe you found those bags at the Dollar Store, and to think I was going to pay $17 each for something similar.  I have to ask, because I have a halo type ring as well, did you get two bands to go on both sides of your e-ring?

                   

                   



                   



                  #59 SweetLe

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                    Posted 27 May 2011 - 10:01 PM

                    Great job!


                    June 24th, 2011- The day I marry my best friend...
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                    #60 celestial419

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                      Posted 28 May 2011 - 11:06 AM

                      Thought I'd also share my Thank You cards...

                       

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