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Cupcake's Jamaica 09-10-11 Planning Journal!


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#1 cupcake1382

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    Posted 01 October 2011 - 07:19 AM

    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)

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    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. 

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    The Resort:

    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!!

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    Save The Date Magnets we sent out in January

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    My Stuff..

    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..

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    FINAL- LOVE and sooooooo worth the money!! 

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    Here's all my other stuff:

    Had to wear sparkly Louboutins! I'm a shoe whore! 

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    Girls- 

    Davids Bridal Dress in Pool and my daughter in a pool tutu

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    For the guys.. Tan destination tuxes and we bought them orange ties. 

    My hubby and son both had aqua colored shirts. 

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    Here we are all together.. LOVE! 

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    09-10-11
    Runaway Bay, Jamaica
    I married my best friend!

    #2 cupcake1382

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      Posted 01 October 2011 - 07:35 AM

      Decor/Welcome Bags/Stationary:

      We had a professional make our monograms that went on a few of our wedding items and items in the welcome bags. 

       

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      Pre-Travel Packs.. We sent everyone who was coming a Jamaica Tourism Book, 2 luggage tags each and a brochure I made on VistaPrint.

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      Everyone was already booked from our STD's so we didn't have to send out invites. So we took a gorgeous invite I love and turned it into welcome packets that went in each bag. It was a thank you card on the left and the weekend itinerary on the right. 

       

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      Welcome Bags... Each person got: Beach bag, beach towel, 2 washclothes, snacks, 2 stadium cups, aluminum water bottle, oh shit kit.

       

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      3 kids got... beach bags, pail, beach towel, snacks, water bottle. 

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      Gifts:

      My attendants got: Tiffany Starfish earrings, tank tops, mug from my favorite blog website, champagne flute, compact mirror. 

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      The guys: Armani ties, flasks, Cigars, and NFL shirts with their name on the back.

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      Moms got: Tickets to the WWE (both our moms are in LOVE with wrestling, haha) and these shirts:

       

       

      My dad collects watches so I got him a gorgeous Invicta watch:

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      09-10-11
      Runaway Bay, Jamaica
      I married my best friend!

      #3 cupcake1382

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        Posted 01 October 2011 - 07:44 AM

        Oooops.. here are the moms shirts..

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        All White Rehearsal Dinner, hubby and I were suppose to be in black but we forgot to pack his black shirt.. ooops :)

         

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        Here is all our other stuff.. 

         

        Guestbook picture and Jamaica Postcards we had sent to us while we were honeymooning :)

         

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        Flower Girl Basket and Pillow

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        Programs:

         

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        Ring Warming Dish

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        Luminaries- At each persons place setting at the reception:

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        Cake Topper:

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        Pomanders on aisle chairs in orange and turquoise. 

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        09-10-11
        Runaway Bay, Jamaica
        I married my best friend!

        #4 cupcake1382

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          Posted 01 October 2011 - 07:48 AM

          Some of our favorite pics- ENJOY... 

           

          Me and my lovely ladies!

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          Our Crazy Bunch!

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          Hubby's Family

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          My Family

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          First Dance

           

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          Our Little Family

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          The Fellas!

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          09-10-11
          Runaway Bay, Jamaica
          I married my best friend!

          #5 Samantha88k

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            Posted 01 October 2011 - 02:23 PM

            Congratulations, everything looks awesome!!! I absolutely love the characature (spelling) guest book! Where did you get it?



            #6 Sllefebvr

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              Posted 01 October 2011 - 04:28 PM

              YAYAYAY!! I have been waiting oh so patiently!!! LOVE LOVE EVERYTHING!!! You have a beautiful taste for everything!!!

              Now the questions... LOL!!!

               

              1) Which etsy seller did you buy your mirror compacts from?!?! I am in LOVE!!!

               

              AND

               

              2) Do you have a picture of your actual reception table with the luminaries on it?!?!?

               

              YAYAYY!! So excited to see your planning thread!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW MRS.



              #7 Sllefebvr

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                Posted 01 October 2011 - 04:29 PM

                Opps one more!!! Who is the etsy seller that did the children's bags & buckets?!?!?



                #8 coconoir1908

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                  Posted 01 October 2011 - 04:59 PM

                  Welcome back and ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!!!  Everything looks gorgeous!

                   

                  Congrats



                  #9 cupcake1382

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                    Posted 01 October 2011 - 05:18 PM

                    Thank you so much :) 

                     

                    The seller on etsy for the caricature pic is: caricatures4u, she also has a fb page, I think with the same name. 
                     

                    Originally Posted by Samantha88k 

                    Congratulations, everything looks awesome!!! I absolutely love the characature (spelling) guest book! Where did you get it?



                     


                    09-10-11
                    Runaway Bay, Jamaica
                    I married my best friend!

                    #10 cupcake1382

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                      Posted 01 October 2011 - 05:28 PM

                      Thank you so much :)

                       

                      1. The compact mirrors are etsy seller: eccolo

                       

                      2. The children's bags were: bodaciousbaby

                       

                      3. The buckets were: jpmoore611 (this seller also did the girls champagne flutes)
                       

                       

                      Here is a picture of the tables.. Because it wasn't dark yet when my photog took these you couldn't really tell they had battery operated tea lights under them. But once it got dark outside and we dimmed the lights in the restaurant it looked really pretty. 



                      YAYAYAY!! I have been waiting oh so patiently!!! LOVE LOVE EVERYTHING!!! You have a beautiful taste for everything!!!

                      Now the questions... LOL!!!

                       

                      1) Which etsy seller did you buy your mirror compacts from?!?! I am in LOVE!!!

                       

                      AND

                       

                      2) Do you have a picture of your actual reception table with the luminaries on it?!?!?

                       

                      YAYAYY!! So excited to see your planning thread!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW MRS.



                       


                      09-10-11
                      Runaway Bay, Jamaica
                      I married my best friend!




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