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Originally Posted by alexisinjamaica View Post

 

 

SO EXCITING!!! Have the most amazing time and we can't wait to hear about it/see pics!! The WC reached out to me the other day with the wedding checklist so we can start making our selections. Feels more real now! And thanks for your note about the rooms on St. James-- puts me more at ease!

BTW did you figure out how much decoration/items you will have to travel with? will it all fit in an extra suitcase?

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Originally Posted by jrebecky View Post

 

That is super exciting that you are starting to plan everything with the WC.  Happy planning!

 

Thank you!! Will let you guys know how it goes!

 

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Originally Posted by muneera0302 View Post

 

glad you're ok with the st. james side. yours is coming up soon as well. what are your wedding colors?

 

We are doing purple, fuschia, and silver. This is the inspiration board I've been using, and I asked them to duplicate this bouquet:

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Logo I made that I'm using on our OOT bags, welcome letter, etc:

 

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by muneera0302 View Post

 

BTW did you figure out how much decoration/items you will have to travel with? will it all fit in an extra suitcase?

 

I think we'll need 2 suitcases. I haven't tried packing everything yet-- I just have tons of boxes in my living room. Really hoping we can fit it all in two big suitcases/bins!!

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Originally Posted by kristencanada View Post

 

By the way ladies..I am now about 4 weeks away and I think I have ALL of the info that I will get from Secrets! If there is anything you need let me know specifics :)...I will definitely post pictures once I am back :) Here are the details in case you have any questions! :)

 

Date: Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Guests: 20

Package: Secrets of Love

Location: Secrets Wild Orchid Junior Suite Oceanview

Flowers: Purple dendrobiums

Photographer: Wedding Photography of Jamaica (through Sungold)

Travel Agent/Airline: Selloffvacations.com group bookings, Air Canada Vacations

Wedding Colours: Seafoamy/Turqoise, Orange and bright purple!

 

How exciting!!!! I wish you and the your fiance the best of luck.  Can't wait to see the pictures.

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700 I think we'll need 2 suitcases. I haven't tried packing everything yet-- I just have tons of boxes in my living room. Really hoping we can fit it all in two big suitcases/bins!! That's beautiful! My close friend did the same colors last year so i had to do something different ;-) your pictures will come out amazing! Excited for you!!!!

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Originally Posted by alexisinjamaica View Post

 

 

Thank you!! Will let you guys know how it goes!

 

We are doing purple, fuschia, and silver. This is the inspiration board I've been using, and I asked them to duplicate this bouquet:

700

 

 

Logo I made that I'm using on our OOT bags, welcome letter, etc:

 

 

 

 

 

700

 

 

I think we'll need 2 suitcases. I haven't tried packing everything yet-- I just have tons of boxes in my living room. Really hoping we can fit it all in two big suitcases/bins!!

 

I love your colors.  Are you using the same flowers for your centerpieces?

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Originally Posted by muneera0302 View Post

 

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I think we'll need 2 suitcases. I haven't tried packing everything yet-- I just have tons of boxes in my living room. Really hoping we can fit it all in two big suitcases/bins!!

 

That's beautiful! My close friend did the same colors last year so i had to do something different ;-) your pictures will come out amazing! Excited for you!!!!

 

Thank you!!  What are your colors?

 

 

Originally Posted by Mimi127 View Post

 

 

I love your colors.  Are you using the same flowers for your centerpieces?

 

Thank you!! I am bringing shepherd's hooks down with me to line the aisle and I asked the florist to make 10 pomanders in purple and fuschia to hang from the pomanders. After the ceremony I'll put the pomanders in bowls to use as centerpieces. What are your colors/flowers?

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Originally Posted by alexisinjamaica View Post

 

 

Thank you!!  What are your colors?

 

 

 

Thank you!! I am bringing shepherd's hooks down with me to line the aisle and I asked the florist to make 10 pomanders in purple and fuschia to hang from the pomanders. After the ceremony I'll put the pomanders in bowls to use as centerpieces. What are your colors/flowers?

 

Those will look amazing and that is such a great idea.  My colors are red, turquoise and a hint of hot pink however I wont have any turquoise in my bouquet instead it will be tied with a turquoise satin ribbon.  I am still deciding what flowers to use.  I am thinking of using ginger blossom along with some other tropical flowers.  Are you getting your flowers from the resort or are you using Tai Flora or Floral Fantasy?

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Originally Posted by Mimi127 View Post

 

 

Those will look amazing and that is such a great idea.  My colors are red, turquoise and a hint of hot pink however I wont have any turquoise in my bouquet instead it will be tied with a turquoise satin ribbon.  I am still deciding what flowers to use.  I am thinking of using ginger blossom along with some other tropical flowers.  Are you getting your flowers from the resort or are you using Tai Flora or Floral Fantasy?

 

Love the idea of bringing the turquoise in with a ribbon! And your flower options sound really pretty!

 

I can't take credit for the pomander/bowl idea, another BDW bride gave me the idea first! Here's what hers looked like.

 

I am using Tai Flora, but they are also the florist used by Secrets. So if you get a proposal from Secrets it's actually Tai Flora. I reached out to Tai Flora a couple months ago so by the time I got contacted by Secrets to make all of my choices for food, music, cake, flowers, etc. I already had a proposal for the flower portion ready to go.

 

They are providing us with:

- two post archway with purple fabric (I bought some online and will bring it with me) and crystals ($500) It'll look like this, but there won't be those two pillars with flowers

 

 

- my bouquet of purple vanda orchids, purple hydrangeas, purple lisianthus, and purple calla lillies ($360)

- bridesmaid's bouquet of purple hydrangeas and purple calla lillies ($210)

- boutonnieres of purple calla lilies ($25 each)

- 10 pomander balls with deep purple and fuchsia carnations ($850)

 

 

It's not cheap but I decided I want real flowers so it's a splurge and I'm ok with it!

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Originally Posted by jrebecky View Post

 

So exciting!!!!!  I would love to see any pictures from the St. James side you have.  I am getting married there on 11/1/13.  If you don't mind me asking how much extra was it for your flowers?  I was looking to getting fuchsia dendrobiums.  What are you doing for music for your ceremony and reception? 

I can post some pics in this forum of St James...it was gorgeous, there's honestly not much of a difference between Wild Orchid and St James except for the colours of the room pillows!!..I changed all decor to the purple dendrobiums because I do not like daisies or carnations (they just aren't really "me"), so here is the breakdown for them:

 

bouquet - $100.00

corsages (2) - $90.00 or $45 each

boutonnieres (2) - $50.00 or $25 each

cake flowers - $50.00

centrepieces - (3) - $225.00 or $75 each

 

for my ceremony I have a little logitech iPod dock that is quite loud so I am using that, but for the reception I am using my iPod, made a playlist and rented their sound system :)

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Originally Posted by alexisinjamaica View Post

 

 

Love the idea of bringing the turquoise in with a ribbon! And your flower options sound really pretty!

 

I can't take credit for the pomander/bowl idea, another BDW bride gave me the idea first! Here's what hers looked like.

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I am using Tai Flora, but they are also the florist used by Secrets. So if you get a proposal from Secrets it's actually Tai Flora. I reached out to Tai Flora a couple months ago so by the time I got contacted by Secrets to make all of my choices for food, music, cake, flowers, etc. I already had a proposal for the flower portion ready to go.

 

They are providing us with:

- two post archway with purple fabric (I bought some online and will bring it with me) and crystals ($500) It'll look like this, but there won't be those two pillars with flowers

700

 

 

- my bouquet of purple vanda orchids, purple hydrangeas, purple lisianthus, and purple calla lillies ($360)

- bridesmaid's bouquet of purple hydrangeas and purple calla lillies ($210)

- boutonnieres of purple calla lilies ($25 each)

- 10 pomander balls with deep purple and fuchsia carnations ($850)

 

 

It's not cheap but I decided I want real flowers so it's a splurge and I'm ok with it!

Yes I received a quote from them it was pretty pricy.  I also have a partial quote from Floral Fantasy who appear to be a little more reasonable.  I am going to have fresh flowers I just have to scale back to make it more affordable.

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