Melissa + Chrisâ€™ wedding
Well, the time flew, we just got home yesterday, and its surreal to be doing this part of the process already!!
Thank you to all the wonderfully creative ladies on here for all of your craftiness that helped me (and sometimes drove me crazyâ€¦I mean really, how did you THINK of so many details!!??), but mostly inspired me to DIY 99% of my wedding.
I love this site, and will do my best to give backâ€¦here goesâ€¦
Chris proposed on June 17th, 2010 at the bahia principe resort in the Dominican. He had ordered flowers the day of, and took me out for dinner and found a quiet secluded spot under a gazebo (we later found out that is where they do the weddings at this resort)â€¦and dropped to one knee! J
Friends of ours are photographers and had been to a number of destination weddings, so we asked them to send us some slideshows of photos they had taken, and their opinion on the resortâ€¦they had fallen in love with the Sensatori Azul, as we did after checking it out. It was a FABULOUS resort that I would recommend to anyone. We loved it, and our guests ravedâ€¦truly the best food I have had at a resort anywhere!!! This resort was also highly recommended by previous brides, I see why! J
I originally was with Weddings by Oceans, and was not happy with how long they were taking to get back to me when we were deciding on a location. I felt more like another number, didnâ€™t want my guests feeling like that when it was their turn to deal with themâ€¦.and wanted more personalized service. I stumbled across the best kept secret in the business â€“ Karen Lantigua with my wedding away (
I googled wedding invitations, and this is how I stumbled across Meagan Clopton, Branchville Studio in Texas. Meagan has some amazingly designed pieces, and she did our monogramâ€¦
AND our amazing passport invitations that people are STILL talking about and asking if they could have a new one, as theirs is torn etc. from being carted around in a purse to show everyone they came across all these months. J
Meagan also threw in these really cute thank you luggage tags. I decided to make my own labels and return labels out of our monogram (put our address around itâ€¦was a tough project), and I also did the RSVP cards.