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Congrats! Looks like everyone had a great time! I have been eyeing those oot bags & think I will order those ones. The sunset worked out perfectly. Pics looks gorgeous!

 

-TropicLover - I see your a May bride...just a thought, I dont think the sun sets the same time as it does in Jan.

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You're totally right!  I looked up the predicted sunset time for May 11, 2012 and they say 7:15 pm.  I then took a look at the monthly averages (lol yes I'm a bit of nerd) and found this site: http://cancunmap.com/weather/cancun-sunset.html

which says that in May there's approximately 13 hours of daylight with the average sunset starting at 6:50 pm.  I'm thinking we'll be okay with our ceremony from 5 - 5:30 pm and cocktails from 5:30 - 6:30 pm.  Our B&G and wedding party pictures will be taken before the ceremony.  Thanks for the heads up!
 

Originally Posted by Sharon99 View Post

Congrats! Looks like everyone had a great time! I have been eyeing those oot bags & think I will order those ones. The sunset worked out perfectly. Pics looks gorgeous!

 

-TropicLover - I see your a May bride...just a thought, I dont think the sun sets the same time as it does in Jan.



 

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My WC was really helpful in planning for the sunset to! That would make sense for May, ours was a bit earlier in January.
 

Originally Posted by TropicLover View Post

You're totally right!  I looked up the predicted sunset time for May 11, 2012 and they say 7:15 pm.  I then took a look at the monthly averages (lol yes I'm a bit of nerd) and found this site: http://cancunmap.com/weather/cancun-sunset.html

which says that in May there's approximately 13 hours of daylight with the average sunset starting at 6:50 pm.  I'm thinking we'll be okay with our ceremony from 5 - 5:30 pm and cocktails from 5:30 - 6:30 pm.  Our B&G and wedding party pictures will be taken before the ceremony.  Thanks for the heads up!
 



 



 

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Thank you!

 

To be honest, I wasn't sure how it would work either.  But she had a vision and I trusted her - and it turned out great.  I was worried it was to long and would julius caesar off the front of my head.  I really love how it turned out.
 

Originally Posted by J and G 2012 View Post

Beautiful Avens! Great details, awesome pictures!

I love the hair vine! Never would have though about anything like it, but it looks great!

 



 

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Thanks for the review Avens - great work! Your wedding was gorgeous!

 

Just a question - do you mind sharing where you got the flowers to make your corsages/bouts? I would love to do something like that, I absolutely love plumeria flowers!

 

Thanks!

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Thanks!

 

I also got them from Bloombridal.  She has bulk flowers you can order (which was really hard to find!).

 

I know because I ordered my bouquet, the prices were cheaper than on the website. You might want to contact her - maybe if you ordered a corsage or bout (I know FH's was made by her, and was really nice, and only about $10) you would get some extra for the discount price. Below are the links for the Plumeria and the Orchids.

 

http://www.bloombridal.com/Flowers-Candles-in-Bulk/Real-Touch-Plumerias/flypage.tpl.html

 

http://www.bloombridal.com/Flowers-Candles-in-Bulk/3-stems-of-26-Real-Touch-Orchids/flypage.tpl.html

 

One of my bridesmaids used my extra plumeria on her dress, but I do have two stems of the green orchids leftover that are listed on classified add, if you didn't need the 6 stems.

http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/t/77685/extras-from-wedding-raffia-fan-real-touch-orchids-key-holders-lip-balm

 


 

Originally Posted by FireyNurse View Post

Thanks for the review Avens - great work! Your wedding was gorgeous!

 

Just a question - do you mind sharing where you got the flowers to make your corsages/bouts? I would love to do something like that, I absolutely love plumeria flowers!

 

Thanks!



 

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wow Avens - amazing wedding! thank you sooo much for sharing your planning. 

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Avens this is great!  I LOVE the coconut in the heart idea and am totally stealing it!  We do not want the clinking glasses either so that is a great idea!  The reviews and pics are fabulous and very helpful.  Your wedding was beautiful and you look like you had fun.  Congratulations!

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Great to know, perhaps I will contact her because I am sure if I buy all the flowers I would want to make my own bouquets and corsages/bouts it would be just as costly if I just ordered from her...and I am SURE her arrangements would look much nicer than mine! haha

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That is kind of how I figured it.  I was going to make my own - then got a few quotes, and figured out what it would cost for the flowers I wanted, and it wasn't much more to get her to make it.  You could always look at getting her to make yours, then making the bridesmaids and corsages and things? I was really happy with her work.
 

Originally Posted by FireyNurse View Post

Great to know, perhaps I will contact her because I am sure if I buy all the flowers I would want to make my own bouquets and corsages/bouts it would be just as costly if I just ordered from her...and I am SURE her arrangements would look much nicer than mine! haha



 

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