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After April 14, 2012--- Jasmine and Ryan Wedding Planning Journal


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#1 jbmarch2012

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    Posted 24 April 2012 - 08:49 AM

    This is late but I figured still worth sharing... I want to give credit to all the brides and grooms that have shared on this site, without any of you I would have been completely lost! And to the creator and moderators of this site--- THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! This place have been a safe haven whenever I stumbled throughout this wedding process...

     

    The Proposal:

    • New Year's Eve

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    Ryan decided he wants to do something "different" for New Year's Eve... ofcourse he decides to tell me this the day before NYE! So I browse the web on a mission... He wants to head south, I don't want to drive more than 4 hours with Justin... What we found? Baltimore Inner Harbor. The Hyatt Regency is right in front of the harbor where they have the fireworks show to bring in the New Year, perfect! click, click -- booked!

    • Dinner

     

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    • Harborplace

     

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    After a fun mini- Happy New Year celebration with Justin over dinner, we went for a little stroll around Harborplace...

    • Fireworks!

     

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    By the time we got back at the hotel room, it was almost 10pm and Justin was soo ready for bed. Since we couldn't leave Justin (but still want to somehow watch the fireworks and do a countdown for New Years), we decided to bring out our champagne in the hallway (where it overlooks the harbor) less than a minute before the ball drop. 3...2..1... HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Fireworks!!! I turn to look at Ryan... He's kneeling down, what?!? I'm pretty sure he mumbled something about "marry" and "I love you" --- I was way too excited to really comprehend everything! I'm pretty sure I said "yes" and "I love you, too"... Perfect way to start a new year!

      Wedding Plans:

     

                I was born and raised in the Philippines so I always knew that when I get married it will be on the beach. Of course, now living in the U.S., I knew it wouldn’t be fair to my Fiance’s friends and family to have to travel 22-24 hours one way just to attend our wedding… so our compromise is the Caribbean, Punta Cana Dominican Republic.

    The Resort – Now Larimar

                I fell in love with their restaurant The Castaways and knew that our reception would be held here, open-air and by the beach.

     

    Colors: Shades of orange, gray and silver

               

    My favorite color is orange so that was pretty easy, my fianc© wanted something to tame it, he definitely didn’t want too much colors going on! He also was already set on what color suit he was wearing (light gray, like silver but not shiny lol) so I just based it off that.

     

    The Rings:

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    #2 jbmarch2012

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      Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:27 AM

      Rehearsal Dinner:

                      We wanted to give something back to our guests who made the trip so we arranged our rehearsal dinner on the La Barcaza 582808_2849502366715_1598028895_n.jpg84260062.jpg84260063.jpg84260096.jpg6370978641105.jpg

       

       

       

       

      DIY Projects:I definitely enjoyed this part... I made luggage tag Save-The-Datesphoto.jpgI also made passport invites DSC00850.JPGDSC00852.JPG

       

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      This was my inspiration for the escort cards—

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      I painted the starfish a shade of orange –

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      This is the inspiration for the starfish aisle d©cor –

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      Centerpiece inspiration –

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      Ceremony Set-up:

                      I wanted to keep the d©cor very simple for the ceremony, I figured the beach would do the job of making it beautiful by itself.

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      #3 jbmarch2012

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        Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:43 AM

        The Dress:

                        I was very excited when I found this dress because it has the same name as me!!! WTOO Jasmine Style.

         

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        My dress in action –

         

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        The Wedding Party’s Attire:

                        Here’s the inspiration.

         

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        Here it is realized…

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        The Ring-bearer and the Flower girls:

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        A Dream Realized:

                        It was amazing to see all of our visions come to reality, our guests appreciated the whole experience and we truly just feel blessed sharing it with special people.

                        Here are more pictures from our wedding week, thought it would also be worth sharing to everyone!

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        #4 cruisebride13

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          Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:10 PM

          everything looks gorgeous!!! congratulations!!! I do have one question as we are looking to do the same thing for the groomsmen and my fiance's suits, where did you get them?



          #5 dominiqueamber

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            Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:42 PM

            you did a fantastic job! I love the picture of your groomsmen and of your flower girls and ring bearer. I also love your water bottles in your out bags, where'd you find them.



            #6 jbmarch2012

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              Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:14 PM

               

              Originally Posted by dominiqueamber 

              you did a fantastic job! I love the picture of your groomsmen and of your flower girls and ring bearer. I also love your water bottles in your out bags, where'd you find them.

              I got the water bottles from target, they were last summer's though, but they carry the same kinds every year  :)

               

               

               

              Originally Posted by cruisebride13 

              everything looks gorgeous!!! congratulations!!! I do have one question as we are looking to do the same thing for the groomsmen and my fiance's suits, where did you get them?

               

              My hubby's suit is Alfani, we got them at Macy's and the GM's are from JCPenny's.

               

               

               

               



              #7 Tbracer37

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                Posted 25 April 2012 - 04:50 AM

                Wow everything looks great :) I wanted to have my reception at Castaways also but there was a $5000 charge? Is this correct?

                #8 jbmarch2012

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                  Posted 25 April 2012 - 04:59 AM

                   

                  Originally Posted by Tbracer37 

                  Wow everything looks great :) I wanted to have my reception at Castaways also but there was a $5000 charge? Is this correct?

                   

                  A $5000 charge? No I definitely did not have to pay 5k to have my reception there... It's one of the available venues that you choose from for the reception, unless there was a change in their wedding book it should be there.



                  #9 kellykanester

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                    Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:50 AM

                    Your wedding was beautiful !

                     


                    Happily married and now Mrs. West


                    #10 jbmarch2012

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                      Posted 25 April 2012 - 11:41 AM

                      I almost forgot... For our guest book wee had this map made for people to sign! Another one of my fave detail!!!

                       

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