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#1 jordanb

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    Posted 21 May 2012 - 08:28 PM

    I am a loves-to-craft, Etsy & pinterest-obsessed, champagne taste on a Boone's Farm budget bride, so I have been DIY-ing my little heart out. Some ideas are my own, some I found inspiration for here and other places, some I saw on Etsy and decided I could make for cheaper. Thought I would share in case it helps others looking for ideas (and lacking funds). Please post yours too - I have eight months to go and plenty of time for additional projects!

     

    I'll start with my bridesmaid's cards/requests - they aren't beachy, but they are fun! I surprised each girl with a mini bottle of champagne and a note that said, "There is still one question that needs to be popped... will you be my bridesmaid? (If I promise not to make you wear a dress like this) {next to some fugly bridesmaid dresses }. I wrote a personal note on the back.

     

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    What: Mexican beach wedding extravaganza

    When: January 18, 2013

    Where: The Royal Playa Del Carmen

    Who: Soon-to-be Mr. & Mrs. Sprague; 50+ guests; del Sol Photography

    Check out our wedding photos sneak peek from Del Sol: http://delsolphotogr...n-destinatio...


    #2 jordanb

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      Posted 21 May 2012 - 08:31 PM

      My colors are a bright coral-ly pink, and ivory/silver. In order to give everything a consistent and stylized look, I went to town with one of those Martha Stewart punches featuring a starfish/sand dollar. Here are the cutouts on my gift bags/welcome letters. (You'll also notice the tiny bottle in front - in addition to items like aloe, sunscreen and a pocket Spanish dictionary, we put tiny messages in these bottles that explain that they are to bring back a little bit of paradise (sand) when they leave!) The tags on the gift bags say "Gracias y bienvenidos."

      bags.jpg

       

       

      I used the sand dollar throughout - on letters, menus, bridal part gift bags, etc. to tie everything together. Here is one of the table numbers (in Spanish), which I printed and decorated, then placed in some shell holders I got on Etsy. I also printed instructions for the guestbook (we are doing a Fuji instant guestbook with fun props) and table numbers, and framed them in some Mother of Pearl shell frames I got at target:

       

      Table numbers.jpg

       

       

      Instead of bells or classes clinking, I decided I am going to outfit each table with maracas. They all have a tag on them with a poem about shaking them to see the bride and groom kiss:

      maracas.jpg

       

      That's all I have so far, but I have lots more to come. (Now I just have to figure out how the heck to get it all to Mexico!)


      What: Mexican beach wedding extravaganza

      When: January 18, 2013

      Where: The Royal Playa Del Carmen

      Who: Soon-to-be Mr. & Mrs. Sprague; 50+ guests; del Sol Photography

      Check out our wedding photos sneak peek from Del Sol: http://delsolphotogr...n-destinatio...


      #3 jordanb

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        Posted 21 May 2012 - 08:40 PM

        My colors are a bright coral-ly pink, and ivory/silver. In order to give everything a consistent and stylized look, I went to town with one of those Martha Stewart punches featuring a starfish/sand dollar. Here are the cutouts on my gift bags/welcome letters. (You'll also notice the tiny bottle in front - in addition to items like aloe, sunscreen and a pocket Spanish dictionary, we put tiny messages in these bottles that explain that they are to bring back a little bit of paradise (sand) when they leave!) The tags on the gift bags say "Gracias y bienvenidos."

        bags.jpg

         

         

        I used the sand dollar throughout - on letters, menus, bridal part gift bags, etc. to tie everything together. Here is one of the table numbers (in Spanish), which I printed and decorated, then placed in some shell holders I got on Etsy. I also printed instructions for the guestbook (we are doing a Fuji instant guestbook with fun props) and table numbers, and framed them in some Mother of Pearl shell frames I got at target:

        Table numbers.jpg

         

         

        Instead of bells or classes clinking, I decided I am going to outfit each table with maracas. They all have a tag on them with a poem about shaking them to see the bride and groom kiss:

        maracas.jpg

         

        That's all I have so far, but I have lots more to come. (Now I just have to figure out how the heck to get it all to Mexico!)


        What: Mexican beach wedding extravaganza

        When: January 18, 2013

        Where: The Royal Playa Del Carmen

        Who: Soon-to-be Mr. & Mrs. Sprague; 50+ guests; del Sol Photography

        Check out our wedding photos sneak peek from Del Sol: http://delsolphotogr...n-destinatio...


        #4 jordanb

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          Posted 23 May 2012 - 07:25 AM

          My colors are a bright coral-ly pink, and ivory/silver. In order to give everything a consistent and stylized look, I went to town with one of those Martha Stewart punches featuring a starfish/sand dollar. Here are the cutouts on my gift bags/welcome letters. (You'll also notice the tiny bottle in front - in addition to items like aloe, sunscreen and a pocket Spanish dictionary, we put tiny messages in these bottles that explain that they are to bring back a little bit of paradise (sand) when they leave!) The tags on the gift bags say "Gracias y bienvenidos."

          bags.jpg

           

          I used the sand dollar throughout - on letters, menus, bridal part gift bags, etc. to tie everything together. Here is one of the table numbers (in Spanish), which I printed and decorated, then placed in some shell holders I got on Etsy. I also printed instructions for the guestbook (we are doing a Fuji instant guestbook with fun props) and table numbers, and framed them in some Mother of Pearl shell frames I got at target:

          Table numbers.jpg

           

          Instead of bells or classes clinking, I decided I am going to outfit each table with maracas. They all have a tag on them with a poem about shaking them to see the bride and groom kiss:

          maracas.jpg

           

          That's all I have so far, but I have lots more to come. (Now I just have to figure out how the heck to get it all to Mexico!)


          What: Mexican beach wedding extravaganza

          When: January 18, 2013

          Where: The Royal Playa Del Carmen

          Who: Soon-to-be Mr. & Mrs. Sprague; 50+ guests; del Sol Photography

          Check out our wedding photos sneak peek from Del Sol: http://delsolphotogr...n-destinatio...


          #5 jordanb

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            Posted 23 May 2012 - 07:29 AM

            My colors are a bright coral-ly pink, and ivory/silver. In order to give everything a consistent and stylized look, I went to town with one of those Martha Stewart punches featuring a starfish/sand dollar. Here are the cutouts on my gift bags/welcome letters. (You'll also notice the tiny bottle in front - in addition to items like aloe, sunscreen and a pocket Spanish dictionary, we put tiny messages in these bottles that explain that they are to bring back a little bit of paradise (sand) when they leave!) The tags on the gift bags say "Gracias y bienvenidos."

            bags.jpg


            What: Mexican beach wedding extravaganza

            When: January 18, 2013

            Where: The Royal Playa Del Carmen

            Who: Soon-to-be Mr. & Mrs. Sprague; 50+ guests; del Sol Photography

            Check out our wedding photos sneak peek from Del Sol: http://delsolphotogr...n-destinatio...


            #6 Matt Adcock

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              Posted 24 May 2012 - 06:30 AM

              Very cute and funny jordanb,

               

              Can't wait to capture all the details of your bid day, looks like we are up for a great story!!!


              Saludos amiga!!

               

              Originally Posted by jordanb 

              I am a loves-to-craft, Etsy & pinterest-obsessed, champagne taste on a Boone's Farm budget bride, so I have been DIY-ing my little heart out. Some ideas are my own, some I found inspiration for here and other places, some I saw on Etsy and decided I could make for cheaper. Thought I would share in case it helps others looking for ideas (and lacking funds). Please post yours too - I have eight months to go and plenty of time for additional projects!

               

              I'll start with my bridesmaid's cards/requests - they aren't beachy, but they are fun! I surprised each girl with a mini bottle of champagne and a note that said, "There is still one question that needs to be popped... will you be my bridesmaid? (If I promise not to make you wear a dress like this) {next to some fugly bridesmaid dresses }. I wrote a personal note on the back.

               

              pop.jpg



              #7 jordanb

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                Posted 24 May 2012 - 08:00 AM

                Originally Posted by Matt Adcock 

                Very cute and funny jordanb,

                 

                Can't wait to capture all the details of your bid day, looks like we are up for a great story!!!


                Saludos amiga!!

                 

                Why, thank you!  I'm sure Del Sol's photos of my crafts on the actual day will do them better justice :)

                 

                More craftiness to come in future posts, however this forum is - at the moment - giving me grief in posting them!


                What: Mexican beach wedding extravaganza

                When: January 18, 2013

                Where: The Royal Playa Del Carmen

                Who: Soon-to-be Mr. & Mrs. Sprague; 50+ guests; del Sol Photography

                Check out our wedding photos sneak peek from Del Sol: http://delsolphotogr...n-destinatio...


                #8 jordanb

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                  Posted 24 May 2012 - 08:02 AM

                  Next up, gift bags... My colors are a bright coral-ly pink, and ivory/silver. In order to give everything a consistent and stylized look, I went to town with one of those Martha Stewart punches featuring a starfish/sand dollar. Here are the cutouts on my gift bags/welcome letters. (You'll also notice the tiny bottle in front - in addition to items like aloe, sunscreen and a pocket Spanish dictionary, we put tiny messages in these bottles that explain that they are to bring back a little bit of paradise (sand) when they leave!) The tags on the gift bags say "Gracias y bienvenidos."

                  bags.jpg


                  What: Mexican beach wedding extravaganza

                  When: January 18, 2013

                  Where: The Royal Playa Del Carmen

                  Who: Soon-to-be Mr. & Mrs. Sprague; 50+ guests; del Sol Photography

                  Check out our wedding photos sneak peek from Del Sol: http://delsolphotogr...n-destinatio...


                  #9 jordanb

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                    Posted 24 May 2012 - 08:04 AM

                    I used the sand dollar throughout - on letters, menus, bridal part gift bags, etc. to tie everything together. Here is one of the table numbers (in Spanish), which I printed and decorated, then placed in some shell holders I got on Etsy. I also printed instructions for the guestbook (we are doing a Fuji instant guestbook with fun props) and table numbers, and framed them in some Mother of Pearl shell frames I got at target:

                     

                    Table numbers.jpg


                    What: Mexican beach wedding extravaganza

                    When: January 18, 2013

                    Where: The Royal Playa Del Carmen

                    Who: Soon-to-be Mr. & Mrs. Sprague; 50+ guests; del Sol Photography

                    Check out our wedding photos sneak peek from Del Sol: http://delsolphotogr...n-destinatio...


                    #10 jordanb

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                      Posted 24 May 2012 - 08:05 AM

                      I used the sand dollar throughout - on letters, menus, bridal part gift bags, etc. to tie everything together. Here is one of the table numbers (in Spanish), which I printed and decorated, then placed in some shell holders I got on Etsy. I also printed instructions for the guestbook (we are doing a Fuji instant guestbook with fun props) and table numbers, and framed them in some Mother of Pearl shell frames I got at target:

                      Table numbers.jpg


                      What: Mexican beach wedding extravaganza

                      When: January 18, 2013

                      Where: The Royal Playa Del Carmen

                      Who: Soon-to-be Mr. & Mrs. Sprague; 50+ guests; del Sol Photography

                      Check out our wedding photos sneak peek from Del Sol: http://delsolphotogr...n-destinatio...





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