First of all I wanted to thank all of the ladies for all of the tips, advice, and inspirational posts. I am so happy that I found this site as it helped me save so much money on my best destination wedding. So here is my wedding journal. Time to pass it forward.....
3 years ago I had a summer of weddings to attend and being a single woman I panicked so I joined a dating website. I was unsuccessful with some of the guys I met until I met my husband. I thought he was a "player" because he had on sun glasses indoors (I know pretty judgmental) but he was cute and I sent him a wink and we have been together ever since.
One of the many weddings and one of our early pictures together.
We have been dating for about over a year when he surprised me on NYE. We had talked about getting married someday and I was hoping he was going to ask me until he gave me pajamas for Christmas. I decided that it was not going to happen. On NYE we planned on staying in. He called me in the middle of day saying that his boss had plans that fell through the cracks and that me and my then boyfriend can go to a party. He told me that I had to pack an overnight bag for the both of us (since he was stuck at work) and he will arrange for a car to come get me. Long story short, he was not at work he was at the hotel that I was to wait for him at. He went on his knees and asked. This is us shortly after the engagement. I don't have pics of my ring until I get married.
Punta Cana, Dominican Rep
We decided to go to Dreams Punta Cana Resort and Spa to have our wedding.
My friend did the Save the dates. She created the visuals and we printed it out on Vista to make into a picture magnet. We loved them.
Colors were coral and sage.
I tried to load my invites but for some reason it is not posting.
the ceremony location
My dress from Wtoo.
The Bridal party. The girls are wearing dresses from Henkaa. I wanted them to be different to match their personalities.
The guys with their linen suits.
Groom on the left. He was the one who arranged the suits for the guys so I don't know where they purchased it.
We asked for all of our guest to email their itinerary. We arranged for a taxi to pick up each guest member, which we paid for and greeted everyone with a gift bag. We brought them down with us. We wanted something light so that our guests can take them back home.
Survival kits done by Allurements by Rebecca. She was great as she was able to complete the order in short notice while I was in nursing school. In the bags we put off, sun block, aspirin, anti-diarreha, bandaids, gadorade powder (some of my guest do not like water and we wanted people to stay hydrated), a brochure from Vista print welcoming everyone to the wedding, key card holders with business cards from Vista print, Sudouku and a Love and Marriage activity book thanks to a fellow BDW girl.
My new rings
Photographer Micheal Weiler
Food was amazing-Steak and Lobster....YUM!!!
Dj Mannia was great!!! I danced the whole night!!!
My room after I returned from the reception.