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#11 Mwise17

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    Posted 04 November 2011 - 09:18 PM

    Ceremony
    Decorations
    All flowers were ordered fresh from the resort.  We were married on the beach under a gazebo with white sheers. I had tall vases (6) with flowers in our colors adorning the aisle, that later served as center pieces at the guest tables for dinner. 2 large arrangements hung on either side of the wedding gazebo, and a small vase with flowers on the ceremony table.  I made paddle fans for the ceremony, and I really liked how they turned out. 

     

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    I made these to hang on the first two rows to reserve for our immediate family J

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    Sand ceremony was also purchased off etsy.  It came with a funnel, the frame and the vases.  I put my inspirational ribbon around the top.  We inserted a pic of us and used one with green sand purchased from Michaels, and the other was filled with sand from the beach.

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    #12 Mwise17

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      Posted 04 November 2011 - 09:35 PM

      Reception
      Decorations

      Escort Cards
      We used drink umbrellas in our colors and hot glued our guests name/table number as a flag to it.  We then had them all placed in a small box filled with Sand, and our wedding party handed them out to guests as we got our pics finished up.  Idea from BDW.

       

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      Because of our pick and choose menu, we had to have a way of letting the wait staff know what each guest chose as their entr©e.   I designed a menu for the steak selection in green text and a menu with the chicken and salmon selection in orange.  The two kids having chicken finger and fries had pink text.  As a surprise for our guests, we had in our welcome booklet to keep an afternoon/evening open for a surprise, and then at the reception, had a catamaran boarding pass I designed inviting them to join us on an evening cruise with a stop for dinner on the beach.  I held them together with a ribbon belly belt.  Both pieces were printed on 110lb card stock. 

       

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      on top of each place setting were maracas with the thank you luggage tag attached with hemp string. We alternated pink and orange at each setting. We purchased the authentic Mexican maracas from Amols, and I purchased a felt pen from Michaels and wrote “C+M” and our date on each one, and on the pink maracas, I wrote Mexico.  We added the saying to have guests shake their maraca for us to kiss on the back of the luggage tag.

       

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      For the two kids, I did a scavenger hunt with the disposable cameras to keep them occupied, one at the reception and I did one for the catamaran too. I designed the tags with wording help from BDW, and used an eyelet and ribbon to attach it to the camera. J

       

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      For the table numbers, I bought some card stock in a green design from Michaels, glittery brown numbers and then hit ikea for the white plastic frames which are perfect for traveling (the bottoms screw on and off).  I purchased photo corners and scanned our pics of us at the age of each table (ie. At table one is a pic of us at the age of one).  I am on one side, Chris is on the other

       

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      #13 Mwise17

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        Posted 04 November 2011 - 09:45 PM

        Guest book table
        We had a guest book table set up, with a bamboo frame that we inserted instructions into.
        We decorated a white board and brought markers in our colors and white board wipes and had guests write us a message on the board and our photographer took a pic of them holding their message.  We also had a number of these around on tables etc. with our engagement photos in them. 

         

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        My mom and I bedazzled these wooden letters from the dollar store.  We placed them in front of the cake on the table, but really, you could have placed them anywhere you wanted!  J

         

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        I got the paper lanterns from asianideas.com…and chris put the LEDs in them to light them up.  J

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        at the head table....

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        #14 Mwise17

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          Posted 04 November 2011 - 10:03 PM

          A few extras….

           

          When I tried on my dress for the girls....

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          cocktail party on the beach...

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          myself and bridesmaid at reception...

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          the dance party...

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          They lived happily ever after...sealed with a kiss!  THE END

           

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          #15 Mwise17

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            Posted 04 November 2011 - 10:09 PM



            Absolutely...can you please PM me to remind me?  I have all my templates at work, and I will definitely forget by Monday!  :)

            Thanks :)

             

            Originally Posted by AwayWeGo 

            Awesome planning thread! We're also traveling to the same area for our wedding in Mexico, I'm wondering if you would mind sharing your template you used for your pre-travel brochures? I'm having troubles deciding what info to include in mine and on the wording. If so, many thanks in advance!



             



            Thank you very much! :)

            Originally Posted by kat2012 

            Everything looks great! You did wonderful job :D



             



            #16 Mwise17

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              Posted 04 November 2011 - 10:12 PM

              I do....once I am reminded by someone to post it on MOnday (all templates are at work)...I will def. post it up for you all to use.

              :)

               

              Originally Posted by 780chick 

              What a great planning thread! Do you have a template for the brochure or a close up of the wording? That's next up on my to do list. Great idea with the MAC lipglass. I have a whole bunch of empties that are waiting to be returned.


               



              Thank you... :)

              Originally Posted by kat2012 

              Everything looks great! You did wonderful job :D



               



              #17 acireta

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                Posted 05 November 2011 - 04:40 AM

                amazing planning thread. everything turned out beautifully! Love all your paper projects!!

                 

                Can't wait to see some templates... (hint hint  LOL)


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                #18 Mwise17

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                  Posted 05 November 2011 - 07:10 AM



                  Thank you.....I will post....promise!

                  :)

                  Originally Posted by acireta 

                  amazing planning thread. everything turned out beautifully! Love all your paper projects!!

                   

                  Can't wait to see some templates... (hint hint  LOL)



                   



                  #19 sunshine2413

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                    Posted 05 November 2011 - 07:39 AM

                    Absolutely gorgeous... the wedding and you, of course!! I am so happy for you! Reading through your thread put a smile on my face, thinking of how happy you must of been and how great everything looked. You have inspired me to keep at it on the DIY projects! I loved the welcome book, awesome idea and craftyness (I think I might of made that word up, but you know what I mean). Thanks for sharing!!



                    #20 Mwise17

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                      Posted 05 November 2011 - 08:34 AM

                      Thank you very much! 

                      Absolutely gorgeous... the wedding and you, of course!! I am so happy for you! Reading through your thread put a smile on my face, thinking of how happy you must of been and how great everything looked. You have inspired me to keep at it on the DIY projects! I loved the welcome book, awesome idea and craftyness (I think I might of made that word up, but you know what I mean). Thanks for sharing!!



                       






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