I have been back from my wedding for a more than a week now, and I wanted to share some pictures of how my planning turned out.
First, here is a pic of my outfit.
And a pic of the groom and groomsmen.
My bouquet based on the centerpiece inspiration picture I gave the wedding coordinator.
The gazebo d©cor/centerpieces. So, I didnâ€™t get exactly what I had planned for the centerpieces but that is because the wedding coordinator gave me a suggestion to save money. As I got 4 sprays for the gazebo d©cor and I had 4 reception tables, she said they would just move the gazebo sprays and make them centerpieces. The sprays were done in the colors I liked and with a lot of the roses I like, but the resort always has the lilies as well to help make them look full. I will say the sprays were bigger than the centerpieces (in a vase) that I wanted, so it helped to make the table look full.
A picture of the gazebo before the ceremony.
A picture of the sand ceremony frame after being moved from the gazebo to the reception. The two vases did not hold enough sand to fill the entire frame, so I needed to have brought extra to fill the frame the next day. As I didnâ€™t bring extra, I transported the frame home as is in my hand held carry-on (making sure to keep it upright). Had it been full there would have been no need for that.
A picture of a place setting (after the white charger plate had been removed).
A picture of the reception location from a distance. I loved the lights of the distant resorts in the background (across the water).
A picture of the wedding cake and cake topper.
A couple of pictures of the excursion. First is a picture from the Tulum ruins. The second picture is while snorkeling at a lagoon in Akumal. There happened to be large schools of sardines in the lagoon and it was AMAZING to snorkel with thousands upon thousands of the tiny fish (which are forming a wall behind me in this picture). The school of sardines would part as you swam toward it such that you could stop and find yourself completely surrounded by the school. The best snorkeling experience I have ever had.
I have more pictures from the wedding in my profile â€“ and there is a link in my signature.