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Felicia's "New" 11.11.12 Montego Bay, Jamaica Wedding Planning Thread!! (pic heavy)


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#1 meeshamillz

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    Posted 23 September 2011 - 04:19 PM

    Hello All,

     

    My name is Felicia (Nikki) and I live in Ohio. My fiance, Brett and I will be getting married at the lovely (so I have heard) Iberostar Rose Hall Beach Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica on November 11, 2012!!

     

    Brett and I have been engaged since 2008 but wanted to take our time planning our wedding so that we can make sure we have it the way we want it. Brett has a beautiful 7 year old daughter that lives with us named Mari. I have been in her life since she was 1 so as you can imagine, I feel like she is my own. You may see her and my niece Chaniyah throughout the thread as well :)

     

    I have seen so many great ideas on BDW on how to make our day special and have decided to start a Thread so that I can have all of my ideas and suggestions in one place.

     

    Feel free to ask any questions and/or suggest anything you can?

     

    Congrats to all of the brides of the past and future!

     

    Now to the good stuff... I have another planning thread that I had started when our wedding date was going to be in November of 2011 and our wedding colors were going to be Turquoise and Purple. After pushing our wedding date out a year (for multiple reasons) we decided to change our wedding colors to Fuchsia, Orange and Yellow. It just feels more caribbean! The purple was bringing our decor down in our opinion.

     

    I have started a shutterfly account with pics of the planning for friends and family that won't be able to make it to Jamaica to see. I doubt they will be coming to bdw.com if they are not planning a destination wedding :) I will also load the pics here for your thoughts and inspiration.

     

    Here is the link:

     

    http://greatestluv.shutterfly.com/

     

    There is also a blog on there too!

     

    On with the pics of ehat we have so far!...First up...Me and My "Boo Thang" A.K.A. Beefcake...and Mari!

     

    The Fam.jpgme and boo thang.jpg

     

    Here is my dress...I always envisioned something flowy so this dress from Alfred Angelo is perfect. Now that I have over a year to the big day I plan on loosing a significant amount of weight so stay tuned for a before an after comparison in the same dress :)

     

    My lovely dress.jpg

     

    Here is the drawing from the designer that is making my bolero jacket that I am having made for it. However, if I reach my weight goal then I may just have a one shoulder strap of flowers added to it.

    Bolero Jacket.jpg

     

    Here is a pic of my fiance's suit. The groomsmen will just be wearing matching pants with a white shirt while Beefcake wears the entire suit including the jacket. We got these from JCPenny. It is a Stafford linen look suit. It is really light and perfect for a beach wedding!

    bretts suit.jpg

     

    Here are Brett's Sexy shoes....we found them at Kohl's for a great price! You know kohl's has the BOMB coupons too!

     

     

     



    #2 meeshamillz

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      Posted 23 September 2011 - 04:39 PM

      Sorry here are his shoes...

       

      hunny's shoes.jpg

       

      Here is my super cute niece Chaniyah. She will be the flower girl. The following pic is the flower girl dress I ordered for her from Davids Bridal. LOOOOVE IT!

       

      Chaniyah.jpg   <-------This is Chaniyah, This is her dress------->  Chaniya's Flowergirl dress.jpg



      #3 meeshamillz

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        Posted 23 September 2011 - 04:46 PM

        I purchased 96 of these lanterns from pink and orange lanterns.jpgPink and Orange Lanterns 1.jpg



        #4 elisamarie

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          Posted 23 September 2011 - 05:12 PM

          Great job! Love the lanterns - those are going to look amazing! And of course, your little niece is so adorable!! Can't wait to see more - happy planning!


          Getting married at Playa Pesquero! - 35 booked!!


          #5 meeshamillz

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            Posted 23 September 2011 - 05:40 PM

            Thanks... I am still going thru my pics so there are a few more things I need to share :)
             

            Originally Posted by elisamarie 

            Great job! Love the lanterns - those are going to look amazing! And of course, your little niece is so adorable!! Can't wait to see more - happy planning!



             



            #6 meeshamillz

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              Posted 23 September 2011 - 05:49 PM

              About 2 weeks before we leave for the wedding, I will be mailing our guests Pre-Travel Brochures, 3-4 luggage tags and a Jamaica Travel Guide that I got free from the Jamaican Tourist Board.

               

              I made these Pre-Travel Brochures on vistaprint.com. Here are the proofs

               

              The Outside...

              Outside of pre-travel brochure.jpg.

               

              The Inside...

               

              Inside of pre-travel Brochure.jpg

               



              #7 2012mrstobe

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                Posted 23 September 2011 - 06:05 PM

                Everything looks great! You have done quite a bit of planning and you still have a ways to your big day. Once everything is all planned and you still have so much time before your big day, what else do you do work on? (I ask because I have done quite a bit of planning also, and aside from just waiting until the big day, i don't know what else to do! Lol) Congratulations and happy planning!!

                #8 meeshamillz

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                  Posted 23 September 2011 - 06:33 PM

                  I also used vistaprint.com to make our invitation brochures. These will be sent off with out Save-The-Dates.

                   

                  Here is the Outside of the brochure...

                   

                  Outside of pre-travel brochure.jpg

                   

                  Here is the inside...

                   

                  Inside of invitation brochure.jpg

                   

                   



                  #9 meeshamillz

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                    Posted 23 September 2011 - 06:36 PM

                    I will probably focus on how I am going to get all this crap to Jamaica safely. But other than that I am just going to try to relax. When we were still having our wedding this November, I had a lot of sleepless nights filled with anxiety so I am just going to try to chill and wait for the big day to get here.
                     

                    Originally Posted by 2012mrstobe 

                    Everything looks great! You have done quite a bit of planning and you still have a ways to your big day. Once everything is all planned and you still have so much time before your big day, what else do you do work on? (I ask because I have done quite a bit of planning also, and aside from just waiting until the big day, i don't know what else to do! Lol)

                    Congratulations and happy planning!!


                     



                    #10 meeshamillz

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                      Posted 23 September 2011 - 06:47 PM

                      After searching for just the right dresses for my bridesmaids, I have decided to go with a convertible dress...

                       

                      Here is the stock photo of the dress my girls are going to get and a few of the different ways they can wear it...

                       

                      If you google them you can find they are very inexpensive. I found this one on amazon.com :)

                       

                      c dress 1.jpgcd2.jpgcd3.jpgcd4.jpgcd5.jpgConvertible Dress.jpg






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