Wow!! first of all i just have to say, i can't believe it is my turn to do this thread!!! It seems like just yesterday i came on this board for the first time and thought.. wow! my wedding is not for another 11 months! seems soo far away. I am now One week away from leaving for Jamaica!!! I don't really have it al together so i am kind of winging it, so i do apologise if i am kind of all over the place. I just have so much on y mind right now.. as i am sure any of you ( if you haven't yet already) will go through too!!! Okay. so here we go!!
So my FI and i had been together for 4 years, living together for over 3... and he is not the "romantic" type guy.. so it was St. Patrick's day, and i was at home after work... eating my Chili.. when he came home ( from his massage appointment.. which i found out later was infact out for dinner with my parents, asking the permission ) He was acting kind of rushed and strange when he got home.. and so when he walked into the kitchen, i heard him moving the kitchen chairs around.. i still didn't think too much into it.. He asked me to come in the kitchen and check out something, and when I walked in... he was on one knee and then asked me to marry him.. I was completely beside myself!! I was still holding my bowl of chili!! hahah He did it in his own way.. and although it was in our kitchen, and nothing crazy or romantic to most.. it was still so perfect! I was completely suprised, and had no idea it was coming. he picked out the ring and everything on his own, without me knowing at all.. i wouldn't have changed a thing!
So we decided on Jamaica, and it didn't take long before we decided on the resort. We chose the Iberostar for many reasons. One of the main reasons though, is that they only do one wedding a day. That and they had great reviews
Then we went through the motions of choosing invites, a theme and colors..
these were our invites.. from hansonellis.com
These are the favors... from hansonellis.com
Below are the coach bags we bought the bridesmaids for the gifts..
I don't have pictures of the Groomsman gifts, but we got them White Oakley sunglasses.
We got these to put in the OOT bags, it is a bottle opener, a sewing kit and chapstick.
We got this wish pot for the reception, as we are releasing sky lanterns and we thought it would be neat to have a wishing pot where people could write down wishes and put them in the pot.
Our Guestbook.. cheesy.. but i LOVE it! heheh
This is our cake topper.