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#1 mcolon722

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    Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:12 AM

    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 I’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 haven’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-



    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.



    Kid’s Book with Menu

    These kept the kids entertained during dinner




    Center pieces

    I purchased everything from Michael’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!

    #2 jrack

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      Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:29 AM

      Thanks for sharing! the resort looks beautiful

      #3 lyna89

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        Posted 07 March 2013 - 05:29 PM

        Congratulations! I love when proposals are genuine surprises! When is the wedding?

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