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#11 jnitschke

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    Posted 10 September 2012 - 10:52 AM

    Allie, are you allowed to bring the real touch flowers into the country.  Unless I'm miss thinking what real touch are, the freeze dried flowers, in which case sorry for being dumb.

    Originally Posted by AllieH 

    thanks y'all!! 

     

    I'm doing silk & real touch flowers, made by




    #12 AllieH

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    Posted 10 September 2012 - 02:22 PM

    Jenn - the real touch are more like a vinyl vs. the silk/fabric flowers. they are totally fake!! these aren't the freeze dried ones - those you can't bring in from what I understand. The calla lillies and orchids are the real touch flowers my stuff.

     

    I should also add that the orchids are major sentimental for me - my maternal grandparents raised orchids, and so for every holiday and special occassion growing up, we had orchid headbands and corsages. my sister had orchids from my grandparents' greenhouses on her cake and centerpieces when she got married, my mom had them in hers too. As a tribute to my grandparents, I needed to incorporate the orchids into my bouquet. There are also orchids in small touches throughout our stationary as well.

    Originally Posted by jnitschke 

    Allie, are you allowed to bring the real touch flowers into the country.  Unless I'm miss thinking what real touch are, the freeze dried flowers, in which case sorry for being dumb.

     

    thanks for the supportive feedback ladies!! I appreciate it so much.


     

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    #13 AllieH

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    Posted 10 September 2012 - 07:01 PM

    Attire: what we are wearing..

     

    My dress is Sophia Tolli's Xandra, gorgeous a-line with organza & lace layers, plus beading throughout. it has a chapel train, and while I wanted texture (check), but was looking more for ruffles, or lace. I got the lace..and organza, but totally different from what I envisioned. I love it though!!  I've had them do a soft sweetheart for the neckline though. 

     

     

     

    I got a cathedral veil with light beaded edge from eBay

     

     

    My hair inspiration is this updo: 

     

     

    I want to put the veil just above the bun, or below it - not sure which yet. I know I don't want the veil sitting at the crown of my head though - I look like a nun! I hated it that way when the bridal shops put them there..it just didn't work for me. 

     

    Still working on the make up look. I'm planning to DIY that one, as I can't see paying $90 at the resort for them to do it. One of the artists at Sephora & I are becoming very good friends...so far we've ruled out a black smokey eye (can you say raccoon?!?). 

     

    I also had a dress label made by

     

    Even better, the shop doing my alterations is stitching it into the hem of my dress for no charge (

     

     

     

    Funny enough, opening the hanger was one of my first "OMG I'm getting married" moments. Not the dress, the veil, the crafty stuff, but the hanger with my new last name. 

     

    Jewelry - I found my necklace, earrings and bracelet at Classy Concepts too (and the orange pin tuck table runners for our dinner/reception!). 

     

     

    close up of the earrings:

     

     

    And this headband from etsy seller 

     

    and last but not least, my shoes. I'm a shoe addict to begin with, and shoes have been a big challenge for the wedding. I've bought 4 pairs of shoes in my quest for the "perfect" shoes for my wedding. One pair has been resold to another bride (blue Badgley Mischka Randalls, found on sale at ideeli.com), one pair will be my welcome dinner shoes (found at Kenneth Cole outlet, $35), one pair for the ceremony, and my silver sequin TOMS for the reception. here are my ceremony shoes - Daisy Duke wedges from Stuart Weisman (found on sale at RueLaLa! did I mention I'm a bargain hunter?). Ok, the SW's were still pricey, but half price...which is a deal to me. And they were what I wanted all along! I've worn them to the office a few times to break them in, and they are definitely a shoe I can wear after the wedding. 

     

     

     

    ok, enough about the bride. my handsome groom is wearing a grey Tommy Hilfiger suit from Macy's, which we picked up (you guessed it, on sale!) at Macy's. I think this is the one...

     

     

    We found his tie at

     

     

    We bought my brother & my dad these orange & white ties from the same website: 

     

     

    in typical groom fashion, he'll go out and buy a new white shirt and shoes the week before we leave 

     

    We don't have a bridal party, as we chose not to have the guys and girls spend $$ on a new outfit or dresses - we're just happy they'll be there with us, and we couldn't afford to buy them for them. It also cut out a TON of stress since we didn't have to coordinate this. 

     

    And that takes care of the fashion show! 

     

     


     

    Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

    Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

    El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

    AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


    #14 AllieH

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    Posted 15 September 2012 - 05:00 AM

    I finished my place cards last night - DIY of course. 4x3 scrapbook paper, and then the names. I stamped and cut out the shells/starfish, which indicate each guest's entree choice. This is about half of them. Mine is a little crooked, so I'll be remaking that one! lol 

     

     


     

    Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

    Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

    El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

    AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


    #15 MsKenyaF

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      Posted 15 September 2012 - 05:55 AM

      Everything looks beautiful!



      #16 mrsnova

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        Posted 15 September 2012 - 07:05 AM

        Love all your DIY! Especially the wedding timeline, so cute! Good luck with the rest of your planning...your day is almost here :)

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        #17 AllieH

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        Posted 15 September 2012 - 09:59 AM

        thank you!! 

        Originally Posted by MsKenyaF 

        Everything looks beautiful!

         

         

        thank you! it's a labor of love lol and yes, I'm in "oh crap!" mode now, making sure I get everything done. 

        Originally Posted by mrsnova 

        Love all your DIY! Especially the wedding timeline, so cute! Good luck with the rest of your planning...your day is almost here :)

         


         

        Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

        Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

        El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

        AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


        #18 jjurkovich

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          Posted 17 September 2012 - 05:13 AM

          Everything looks awesome!!  I must have missed your timeline.....could you possible re-post?  I'm working on mine!



          #19 mrsnova

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            Posted 17 September 2012 - 07:45 AM

            Originally Posted by jjurkovich 

            Everything looks awesome!!  I must have missed your timeline.....could you possible re-post?  I'm working on mine!

            This is what I was referring to when I said timeline..if that is what you are talking about :). Thought it was very cute for the guests!


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            #20 jjurkovich

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              Posted 17 September 2012 - 08:32 AM

              That's exactly what I was talking about!  Super cute!!  Did you find the design online or make it yourself?






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