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Hi ladies!  I thought I would post pictures of my planning process...everything came together wonderfully!

 

FI and I met 4 years ago through mutual friends and made it official -- twice!  We had a small civil ceremony at home on June 7th, then did our symbolic ceremony in Cancun a week later on June 14th.

 

We put our deposit down in April 2010, so I had 14 months to plan :)

 

Save the Date - sent in September 2010

created by Sproullie Designs - ETSY

 

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The dress - "Casablance" Blue by Enzoani

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Boarding Pass Invitations - sent January 2011

created by Sproullie Designs on ETSY

 

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Rings

His - custom made

Hers - Costco

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OOT Bags

 

Purple/Green Totes - JoAnn's Fabric Store $1.00/piece

Chapstick from More and More Originals on ETSY

Door hanger, postcard, welcome book cover, wristlet business card (big hit!), magnet made on Vista Print

Plastic Stein from Factory 21 - worked with Amanda

Welcome Book inspired by BDW member Autumn

 

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MORE TO COME...

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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!

 

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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
OUR MOTHER

 

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.

 

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Accessories

 

Garter from StarBridal on ETSY (my husband is a HUGE fisherman and hunter)

 

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Bouquet charm from ShutterFly

 

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Wedding Shoes -- SO glad I went with flats!!

 

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Hair flower from Clark & Diversey on ETSY

 

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Earrings and bracelet from Nordstrom (Nadri) - No pic separately

 

Cake Topper from Wedding Star

 

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Hair and Makeup by Fernando of Makeup Pros

 

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BRIDESMAIDS

 

Dresses from Alfred Angelo (color: Iris)

Shoes: Nordstrom

Earrings: Nordstrom

 

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Groom & Best Man Attire

 

Calvin Klein linen suits from Men's Wearhouse (Buy one, get one free!)

 

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Ceremony Site @ Royal Islander Resort

 

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Reception Venue @ Royal Mayan Resort

 

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Table Decor

 

Centerpieces (not the greatest pics- hoping for better one's from our photographer)

Green and white floral arrangement with limes in the square vase

 

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Maracas - custom made by Mishka Designs - HUGE HIT!!!

 

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Menus & Table Numbers

 

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I think that's it!  Phew!  I'll leave with one of my favorite pics of the night (besides all the beautiful beachside pictures!)

 

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Aww your last pic is the best pic just shows how much fun you had and how happy you are!  Love your colours so pretty!  Congrats by the way!

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Congrats!!!! Everything looked amazing!!! Can I ask wehre you got your sandals and the sandals for your BMs (think they are the same) I LOVE them!!!!!

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Everything looks so wonderful! I adore ee cummings, what a lovely idea! I have been obsessed with those invites from sproullie designs on etsy...  Love them! Just trying to somehow justify the cost seeing how I only need 15...  She just created a new color scheme to include what I am using - purple and orange...  Did your guests love them too?!  

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Originally Posted by torilynnsmith View Post

 

Congrats!!!! Everything looked amazing!!! Can I ask wehre you got your sandals and the sandals for your BMs (think they are the same) I LOVE them!!!!!

 

@ torilynnsmith - I got the bridesmaids sandals from Nordstrom (BP Shoes) and mine I ordered online (I think from Shoes.com).  They are different.  I had a hard time finding mine; I think the design is no longer made and Steve Madden has a new design out that is similar.  In all honesty though, I liked the bridesmaid's shoes better and they fit better.

 

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Originally Posted by Starfish0512 View Post

 

Everything looks so wonderful! I adore ee cummings, what a lovely idea! I have been obsessed with those invites from sproullie designs on etsy...  Love them! Just trying to somehow justify the cost seeing how I only need 15...  She just created a new color scheme to include what I am using - purple and orange...  Did your guests love them too?!  

 

Thank you.  I loved the poem and e.e. cummings as well!  I did those invites in purple and orange (almost used those colors to begin with!).  We had a ton of compliments on them!!!  Try talking to Sarah, she did her best to stay within a budget for us.  We didn't get fancy jackets or sleeves so that we could afford the invites, and of course our guests didn't know the difference. 

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Thanks for the advice, I have been in touch with Sarah, thinking I may order just the pass and make the rest myself... investigating options right now, we have a bit of time... 

 

As for the steve madden sandals, I put them on my wishlist on the site, I believe they are called groom now... comes in a multi colored jewel (kind of fun!) and the standard clear jewel.  they certainly photograph well!! 

 

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/steve-madden-grooom-sandal/3148916?origin=category&resultback=2507 
 

Originally Posted by erinbrooke124 View Post





Thank you.  I loved the poem and e.e. cummings as well!  I did those invites in purple and orange (almost used those colors to begin with!).  We had a ton of compliments on them!!!  Try talking to Sarah, she did her best to stay within a budget for us.  We didn't get fancy jackets or sleeves so that we could afford the invites, and of course our guests didn't know the difference. 



 



Originally Posted by erinbrooke124 View Post




@ torilynnsmith - I got the bridesmaids sandals from Nordstrom (BP Shoes) and mine I ordered online (I think from Shoes.com).  They are different.  I had a hard time finding mine; I think the design is no longer made and Steve Madden has a new design out that is similar.  In all honesty though, I liked the bridesmaid's shoes better and they fit better.

 



 

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