So finally back for a couple weeks, got pro pics and I am excited to write my planning journal! Thank you to everyone off this site who shared templates and ideas. As a wedding planner I knew exactly what I wanted and without a DIY bone in my body ebay, etsy and other brides from this site were PERFECT for my destination wedding. I hate anything DIY. I hate going to Michaels and searching through bins and I would much rather pay someone to do it for me I love planning other weddings and I love my job, I just really didn't want to do it for my own.. crazy right?
So I'll get started.. most of my stuff was made on Etsy or purchased from a store. I will be happy to share sellers if you pm me!
How we met and our engagement session..
We actually met in college 10 years ago I was partying too much so I was forced to go home and finish school near where I grew up, haha. So we actually lost contact for 4 years. I had a failed marriage, he a failed engagement and while I was working a wedding for a friend of his we just happen to run into each other again and the rest was history We got married here in VA, just the two of us and two kids later after I decided to take time away from work and I started planning my dream wedding..
(Sorry the pics are so big)
The Rings.. To make a long story short.. I am very picky and indecisive.. The first set didn't fit my personality, the 2nd set I loved the eternity band but it didn't fit flush next to the engagement ring and it bothered me.... So this was my 3rd and final set, and I love them.
We are regulars at Atlantis in the Bahamas so I wanted something similar to that island but somewhere we had never been. So with a friend who had just gotten married at this resort, I did some research and we found the Gran Bahia Principe. My top reasons: Free food and alcohol and I can bring my own photographer!!
Save The Date Magnets we sent out in January
I loooove Amsale so I knew I wanted her Bijou dress but HATE strapless dresses (thanks to the DD's) so I took Amsale dresses and added the top to my favorite Bijou..
FINAL- LOVE and sooooooo worth the money!!
Here's all my other stuff:
Had to wear sparkly Louboutins! I'm a shoe whore!
Davids Bridal Dress in Pool and my daughter in a pool tutu
For the guys.. Tan destination tuxes and we bought them orange ties.
My hubby and son both had aqua colored shirts.
Here we are all together.. LOVE!