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#41 catererbride

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    Posted 27 June 2011 - 06:03 AM

    Hi Gingerpeach..long time!

     

    How did it go? Tell all...pictures?

     

    Stress levels...ok. At the end of the day, it's either all going to come together and be AMAZING or it won't and it will be very funny! Either way, I am marrying the love of my life and my closest friends and family will be there so, it's all good :)

     

    Best,

     

    CB



    #42 soon2beMrsG

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      Posted 30 June 2011 - 12:49 AM

      hey my villa ladies!

      Thought I would share this free e-book for http://www.thebridecafe.com/guide.pdf its awesome for the stress you're feeling and for future stress!

      How are the plans going?  Looking into florists now and thinking about Alain Hottat as a photographer.  

       

      Always, 

      Soon2beMrsG

       

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      #43 gingerpeach

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        Posted 05 July 2011 - 05:31 AM



        Originally Posted by catererbride 

        Hi Gingerpeach..long time!

         

        How did it go? Tell all...pictures?

         

        Stress levels...ok. At the end of the day, it's either all going to come together and be AMAZING or it won't and it will be very funny! Either way, I am marrying the love of my life and my closest friends and family will be there so, it's all good :)

         

        Best,

         

        CB

         

        CB

         

        I had an amazing hot sunny day, everything went well and we both agreed it happened so fast and we didnt want the day to end.  Half Moon is the place to be OMG the service the staff the surroundings. My guest are still raving.  

        I love what you said about marrying the love of your life, that will keep you grounded and remind you of why you are doing this. You will be relieved and happy all at the same time once its all over. Try to enjoy it as much as you can. I think one of the ladies on BDW recommends that you step back and take it all in on the day. I tried to do that but only briefly but still the memory stays with me. Hang in there and I hope all goes well on the day...

        keep us all updated as much as you can.

        GP

         


        Amazing wedding, 21st May 2011 Half Moon Montego Bay Jamaica


        #44 soon2beMrsG

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          Posted 06 July 2011 - 01:25 AM


          Congratulations Gingerpeach!!!

           

          Let's hear all about it!! I'm sure it was gorgeous and what great advice to take a moment (no matter how small) to step back and appreciate the day.  Will definitely heed that.

           

          Half Moon is doing wonderfully and all the save the dates are out. Now to doing my actual invitations with the Fiance.  Messages in a bottle to be shipped internationally. 



           

          CB

           

          I had an amazing hot sunny day, everything went well and we both agreed it happened so fast and we didnt want the day to end.  Half Moon is the place to be OMG the service the staff the surroundings. My guest are still raving.  

          I love what you said about marrying the love of your life, that will keep you grounded and remind you of why you are doing this. You will be relieved and happy all at the same time once its all over. Try to enjoy it as much as you can. I think one of the ladies on BDW recommends that you step back and take it all in on the day. I tried to do that but only briefly but still the memory stays with me. Hang in there and I hope all goes well on the day...

          keep us all updated as much as you can.

          GP

           



           



          #45 soon2beMrsG

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            Posted 06 July 2011 - 02:37 AM

            for all my villa brides - thought this article was worth sharing!

            http://www.mywedding...ails 2011-07-05

             

             

            The Perfect Out of Town Guest Gift Bag by Offbeat Bride

            If you’re planning a destination wedding, you may be wracking your brain over what to do for welcome bags for everyone. Thankfully, around the time I was planning my Hawaiian wedding, I ran across an article with the perfect inspiration for my own welcome bags:

            modern-bride-hawaiian-gift-bag-junjul08

            Modern Bride’s welcome bag included:

            * A woven bag

            * Bottled water

            * Mints

            * Cooling gel and sun block

            * Maui guide book

            * First aid kit

            * Fan

            Now, this welcome bag had some good suggestions, but it was also important to me to use as many local products as possible. (I strongly believe in supporting the local economy of both Maui, and the other Hawaiian islands that I love.) So why shouldn’t I try to use all local products? So with the article as a starting point, I started a search for most of those products pictured above, but made locally.

            Here is what a thousand hours of online research + months in Hawaii yielded — the perfect “Welcome to Maui” gift bag products:

            welcome-to-maui-gift-bags

            CONTENTS:

            Lauhala tote bags: I discovered the online Ailana Kai catalog. Their large Lauhala Tote Bags were perfect! But, depending on how many products you’re planning on including, they make bags in all sizes.

            A map of the island: We grabbed a bunch of driving maps from the airport when he arrived. They were free and EXCELLENT for tourists. We also included a hand-made map of all the wedding event locations.

            Sunblock: Of course we had to use Maui Babe SPF 30 sunblock! Ideally I would have loved to give everyone a large bottle, but they’re very expensive. So we contacted the sellers and they hooked us up with small 1 oz bottles.

            Snacks:
            * We found Wow-Wee chocolate bars â€” the most delicious chocolate bars ever! These are made on the island and come in eight different flavors. My favorite is chocolate and potato chips.
            * Speaking of potato chips, we HAD to include a bag of Maui-style potato chips. They’re my favorite snack on Earth. I have had them shipped from Maui to my apartment in West Hollywood. I don’t care, there’s nothing like them.
            * To wash it all down, we also included Hawaiian Springs water, from the big island.

            Mini first aid kit: Okay, this wasn’t locally sourced. But I just had to include it because, you know, accidents have happened to us before while on vacation.

            Fans: Also, not locally sourced, but from Koyal Wholesale.

            Lip balm: I swear by Oils of Aloha Kukui lip therapy. I buy them in bulk when I go to the islands, and they’re perfect for the girls and guys to use.

            And here’s how it looked when it was all packed up:

            welcome-bag-finished

            Of course, I’m always open for more advice or suggestions for affordable local products to make the best Welcome to Hawaii bags. So if anyone out there has any more ideas feel free to leave ‘em in the comments!



            #46 redginger

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              Posted 06 July 2011 - 10:13 PM

              Thank you for sharing the OOT bag article, Soon2beMrsG! This is great :-)



              #47 gingerpeach

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                Posted 07 July 2011 - 05:34 AM

                Soon2BeMrs G.... I am excited for you that you have chosen Half Moon, who is your wedding co-ordinator/planner if I may ask?  We are almost a date twin albeit  a year and one month apart, our wedding was on the 21st May 2011...  I am loving the OOT bags...very very nice

                 

                Keep me posted.

                 

                GP


                Amazing wedding, 21st May 2011 Half Moon Montego Bay Jamaica


                #48 soon2beMrsG

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                  Posted 12 July 2011 - 12:48 AM


                  Hey Gingerpeach, 

                   

                  My coordinator is Andrea Smith and she's wonderful.  She's been nothing but accommodating and even deals with my mom, which is no easy task. I'm blessed with a VERY involved Mommy of the Bride.  I'm still bringing in my own florists because there are no real Blue kind of flowers in Jamaica and thinking of signature drinks even in these early days but its been great so far.

                   

                  "Date Twin"

                  Soon2BeMrs G.... I am excited for you that you have chosen Half Moon, who is your wedding co-ordinator/planner if I may ask?  We are almost a date twin albeit  a year and one month apart, our wedding was on the 21st May 2011...  I am loving the OOT bags...very very nice

                   

                  Keep me posted.

                   

                  GP



                   



                  #49 soon2beMrsG

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                    Posted 15 July 2011 - 08:29 AM

                    Hi ladies, Happy Friday! something funny for the brides to be:

                    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/melissa-lafsky/wedding-planning_b_896771.html

                     

                     

                    Melissa Lafsky

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                    #50 redginger

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                      Posted 15 July 2011 - 10:07 PM

                      OMG...this article cracked me up! Thanks for sharing

                      Hi ladies, Happy Friday! something funny for the brides to be:

                      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/melissa-lafsky/wedding-planning_b_896771.html

                       

                       

                      Melissa Lafsky

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