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My husband and I met 5 years ago through my brother. We connected instantly and within a year we moved in together. One of our first weekend getaways was to Atlantic City for my birthday.

 Last summer I received a call from my brother asking if I wanted to meet for lunch. We agreed to meet in front of my office around noon. As Iâ€m standing outside waiting for my brother, I see Sean standing in front of our car. I was totally surprised and confused. He tells he has packed our bags and has a weekend getaway planned for us. As we got closer and it was obvious we were heading towards Atlantic City, he tells me he planned this trip for my birthday (which was a few weeks prior) Later that night before dinner he asked if I wanted to go for a walk on the beach. As we are walking on the beach he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. It truly was one of the best days of my life!




We knew from the start we wanted a destination wedding, so we started looking at resorts right away. We wanted an island that most of our family/friends havenâ€t been too. We found Iberostar Rose hall suites in Jamaica and fell in love with it. We had stayed at Iberostar in Dominican Republic and loved it so we knew we were making the right choice.


Iberostar Rose Hall Suites-Montego Bay, Jamaica






Wedding Colors

Aqua/Tiffany Blue, White and Coral






Boarding Pass Invitations-

Paper and envelopes- http://www.paperpresentation.com/

Stamp and embossing powder- Michaelâ€s

Template from http://www.i-do-it-yourself.com/2008/08/aylees-boarding-pass-invitation-save-the-date/

Designed the boarding passes myself on publisher




















I wanted something beachy and flowy. I fell in love when I saw this one. The color of the girlâ€s dresses is pool blue and was a perfect match to tiffany blue. We purchased all of the dresses at Davidâ€s Bridal.




My husband actually found these on clearance at JC Penny! Total cost for each suit was around $60!



Raffia Fans

Fans- Oriental Trading

Ribbon- AC Moore


OOT Bags

Bags- http://www.onebagatatime.com/











Scented tea light candle wrapped in burlap and match box

Sewing Kit

First Aid Kit

Flip Flop playing cards

Beach ball- big hit in pool

My sister also boxed up small crumb cakes she baked

Welcome cards- with itinerary (designed in publisher)

Starfish Escort Cards

The starfish were placed in a box filled with sand.



Kidâ€s Book with Menu

These kept the kids entertained during dinner




Center pieces

I purchased everything from Michaelâ€s.






The tables had aqua runners on them with the centerpieces, seashells, starfish and candles.

Favors- I filled with the boxes with pillow mints and tied with white ribbon.

I printed the menus on left over cardstock.




Cake topper

Bride pinching the groom- Found on amazon



Sea Shell Ring Holders


I found all the material at AC Moore.




I purchased the shoes from DSW and glued the Swarovski crystals on them.



As a gift, my maid of honor had a picture of my aunt who passed away, made into a necklace.




Purchased on etsy


Thank you Parasol

I printed Thank you on large paper, then taped under the parasol and painted.

I used this picture for our thank you cards.




Flowergirl Bag

Purchased on Etsy

Rose petals from Hobby Lobby



Wedding Party Gifts

I bought the tanks from JCP and the rhinestone iron on Amazon. I also purchased aqua chalcedony stones and had a friend make the bridal party jewelry. I also make a goodie bag filled with stuff from bath and body works.

I printed the tags for the gift bag on label sheets.


We gave the groomsman the sandals and belts they used for the wedding and a leather cigar case. I also made all the thank you cards. (Can only find pictures of the groomsman cards)




Most of our guests are big fans of cigars, so we bought a humidor filled with cigars. I also purchased matchboxes from the knot wedding shop.



Wish Lanterns

We purchased these wish lanterns on Amazon. After the rehearsal dinner we all headed to the beach and lit them. Everyone enjoyed it!

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