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#1 acireta

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    Posted 22 April 2012 - 11:49 AM

    It's been a few weeks and I've finally been able to sift through our pictures. Our wedding photographer was Eric Johnson from Paradise Pictures on St. Thomas. He was fantastic, and I can't say enough good things about him!!



















































    Travel Agent – Patty Jordan at Wright Travel Agency

    Wedding Coordinator – Island Bliss Weddings (Janelle)

    Officiant – Stuart Scott

    Photographer – Paradise Pictures (Eric)

    Ceremony Location – Limetree Beach

    Lunch Reception Venue – Iggie’s Beach Bar at Bolongo Bay Resort

    Wedding Dress – Fabi by Enzoani

    Clutch – David’s Bridal

    Jewelry – Etsy seller ElegantChicJewels

    Hair flower – Etsy seller EnchantedlyYours

    Guys’ shirt – Kohl’s

    Guys’ pants – Old Navy

    Bridesmaids’ dresses – David’s Bridal

    Ring shell – Hanson Ellis

    Rings – Michael Hill Jewelers

    Bouquets and boutonnieres – DIY

    Memorial bouquet charm – Etsy seller YourCharmedWedding

    AHR Venue – Bobak’s Signature Events

    Fingerprint tree – Etsy seller YourKeepsakeCo



    Erica & Al - April 3, 2012 - St. Thomas, USVI

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    #2 acireta

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      Posted 22 April 2012 - 12:10 PM

      Here are some pictures of our AHR candy buffet set-up, centerpieces, gift/guestbook tables. We didn't have a photographer so I'm still trying to collect pictures from friends and family who were there. It was an awesome party!


      All the planning was totally worth it. If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn't do anything differently.






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      Erica & Al - April 3, 2012 - St. Thomas, USVI

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      #3 acireta

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        Posted 22 April 2012 - 12:11 PM

        Travel Agent – Patty Jordan at Wright Travel Agency: A

        Patty took over after our previous agent pulled some shady actions. Patty was able to link a bunch of bookings that weren’t made through her, and she put up with a lot of confusion and nervousness about using a TA. She did a great job, and I would definitely recommend Wright Travel Agency for any group travel.


        Wedding Dress – Curvaceous Couture (Columbia, MD): A+++++++++

        This plus-size formal dress shop is amazing! There was a snafu with the arrival date of my dress, and they SAVED my butt. The owner is hands-on and personable, and she runs a great store with an awesome staff.


        Alterations – Alterations by Ruth (Woodridge, IL): B

        Ruth alters formal dresses in her home. She was recommended by a local store that carries Enzoani. She did good work, considering the extent of the changes she made to my dress and how much material and craziness there was to work with on my skirt.


        Wedding Coordinator – Island Bliss Weddings (St. Thomas, USVI): A+

        I cannot say enough good things about my coordinator, Janelle, and her officiant husband, Stuart. Our day and the whole planning process was smooth, perfect, exactly what we wanted. Janelle made everything happen exactly how we wanted it (decorations, steel drum player, cake, flowers, ceremony refreshments). Her website and options are clear; her blog is great to read; and she is always expanding the options she offers her couples. Stuart made our ceremony so personal. It probably seemed to the guests like he had been talking to us for months, just from the info he gathered from us while driving to the courthouse and ceremony.


        Photographer – EJ of Paradise Pictures (St. Thomas, USVI): A++++++

        Eric is amazing. He is friendly and professional. We were pretty awkward at first, and he did a good job of calming us down and getting us comfortable in front of the camera. His use of color drew us in, and our pictures did not disappoint. I could not be happier with them. We paid a small rush fee, and they were online for us to download within a week. He also sent a disc for us to use within two weeks. I might have him just do our album, based on the quality of his work.


        Ceremony Location – Limetree Beach: A

        Love Limetree! It was nice and quiet the whole time we were there. Our ceremony was so peaceful and private (except for our uninvited guests, the iguanas!). The beach was beautiful, if a little rocky for walking on the beach barefoot pictures. The next time I go to St. Thomas I will definitely spend as much time as possible at this beach.


        Lunch Reception Venue – Iggie’s Beach Bar at Bolongo Bay Resort: A

        The restaurant was perfect and quiet. We had a huge open air room to ourselves. The food was good, the drinks were cold, the service was quick and friendly. My biggest complaint was that the beach was REALLY rocky. I heard it was nicer further down, but it was pretty rocky in front of where we were.


        AHR Venue – Bobak’s Signature Events (Woodridge, IL): A+

        Our AHR was great. We provided table runners, centerpieces, candy buffet supplies, etc. and let the event coordinator (Grace Ciesla) set everything up. I could not have been happier when I went in the room. She did such an amazing job! It was beautiful! The food was delicious, and the bartenders were friendly and generous. The whole staff was great and didn’t make us feel bad when we were late getting out of the room. They were so kind and gracious to us. It was a great experience, once I found the right venue.

        Erica & Al - April 3, 2012 - St. Thomas, USVI

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        #4 kellykanester

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          Posted 22 April 2012 - 12:27 PM

          Your wedding looked amazing, well done on the decorations and DIY stuff !

          Happily married and now Mrs. West

          #5 JUSTUSTWO


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            Posted 22 April 2012 - 01:06 PM

            Love, love, love your wedding pics! Those colors are stunning & your dress was beautiful. I love how the blue of your GM/BM just pops! And now of course after seeing that candy buffet, I want candy! Great job & congratulations.

            #6 AllieH

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            Posted 22 April 2012 - 02:11 PM

            wow - gorgeous pics!!!!! I love your dress, and your wedding looks like it was a blast. 


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            #7 shanloveslexi

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              Posted 22 April 2012 - 02:57 PM

              Great pics! Looks like you had an awesome day!

              #8 mrlddst

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                Posted 27 April 2012 - 03:33 AM

                Great pics. Everything looks great!

                Its done.....you can read my planning journal or the review...long over due.


                #9 JayKay

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                Posted 29 April 2012 - 08:48 AM

                Great photos!!! I love your dress, you look stunning in it!!

                #10 acireta

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                  Posted 02 May 2012 - 09:59 AM

                  Thanks, ladies! Can't believe tomorrow is our one-month anniversary!


                  I just finished our album of all of our pics. I can't wait for it to get here! I loved the editor I found, I'll have to post about its quality of flushmount albums when it gets here.

                  Erica & Al - April 3, 2012 - St. Thomas, USVI

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