Parent Gifts - Photo Books from ShutterFly
I gathered older family/baby photos and told our "story" through photos, all the way to our engagement pics Parents loved them!
Also, I purchased MIL poem in hand calligraphy from r8chel06 (sorry, no picture) in a black frame. Here is the poem:
Mother-in-law' they say, and yet,
Somehow I simply can't forget
'Twas you who watched his baby ways
Who taught him his first hymn of praise,
Who smiled on him with loving pride
When he first toddled by your side.
'Mother-in-law' but oh, 'twas you
Who taught him to be kind and true,
When he was tired, almost asleep,
'Twas to your arms he used to creep;
And when he bruised his tiny knee,
'Twas you who kissed it tenderly..
'Mother-in-law' they say, and yet,
Somehow I never shall forget
How very much I owe
To you, who taught him how to grow.
You trained your son to look above,
You made of him the man I love;
And so I think of that today,
And then with thankful heart I'll say
Then, for my mom, I purchased this custom made frame from thesugaredplums on ETSY. My mom did a reading of the e.e. cummings poem "I carry your heart" at our ceremony.
Garter from StarBridal on ETSY (my husband is a HUGE fisherman and hunter)
Bouquet charm from ShutterFly
Wedding Shoes -- SO glad I went with flats!!
Hair flower from Clark & Diversey on ETSY
Earrings and bracelet from Nordstrom (Nadri) - No pic separately
Cake Topper from Wedding Star
Hair and Makeup by Fernando of Makeup Pros
Dresses from Alfred Angelo (color: Iris)
Groom & Best Man Attire
Calvin Klein linen suits from Men's Wearhouse (Buy one, get one free!)
Ceremony Site @ Royal Islander Resort
Reception Venue @ Royal Mayan Resort
Centerpieces (not the greatest pics- hoping for better one's from our photographer)
Green and white floral arrangement with limes in the square vase
Maracas - custom made by Mishka Designs - HUGE HIT!!!
Menus & Table Numbers
I think that's it! Phew! I'll leave with one of my favorite pics of the night (besides all the beautiful beachside pictures!)