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Chris & Kacie's Now Jade Wedding Planning 06.18.14

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#11 DWBride2015

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  • Wedding Date:April 24, 2015
  • Wedding Location:Royalton Resort- Jellyfish
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Posted 06 April 2014 - 07:28 AM

Great job

Soon to be Mrs. Thiam

#12 kellisbaby

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 09:53 AM

I LOVE all your stuff!  Your wedding is going to rock.  The bikini bottoms are adorable.

#13 acw271011

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 10:32 AM

Very nice! And so well organized! You'll have to make sure you post wedding pics!!

I said "yes" again to the love of my life at Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico on our 4th anniversary - October 20, 2015







#14 kbride2014

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    Posted 27 June 2014 - 07:13 AM

    Thanks everyone for all the kind words!


    More planning to come……


    I have made additions to the Signature Cocktails and decided to do Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, and Something Blue!


    Drink Signs for Reception


    Menu Cards are another addition, with the Buffet Menu and our Signature Drinks on them.

    I made 8x10 signs for the cocktails, to let the guests know the ingredients!


    The coloring books for the kids are what I seen a lot of people get online; I used the same one and used raffia to tie them together and got the kids crayons from amazon! Just something to keep the little ones busy during dinner!


    Coloring Books


    I also picked up some paper straws that are white and pink and plan on using them at the cocktail hour as a personalized touch!


    The Best Man and Matron of Honor got Ray Ban Aviators, they were on Hautelook and I got a great deal!


    Here are pictures of the bags for the MOB, MOG, and GOG. They turned out nice!


    MOG MOB GOG Bags


    Here are my Escort Cards, they are 3-5 inch starfish with raffia ribbons, teal and pink, tied around the starfish with a pearl cardstock printed card with the guests name and table on them!


    Escort Cards
    Escort Card

    I used The Knot for our seating chart and it was wonderful, so easy and you can even figure out the whole setup of the reception which I found to be a great help with the wedding planner at Now Jade as well, that way she will know where I want the table numbers to be!


    Here are the Tip Envelopes I made.


    Tip Envelope
    The Gracias sign we took pictures with at the beach after the wedding.
    Gracias Sign



    Here are also some things for my AHR, we are calling it a bridal shower and just inviting both men and women!    It will be in a big white barn, on my parents’ property. It was two weeks prior to our destination wedding.  We handed out all of our gifts at that time, it would be nearly impossible to pack all of our gifts for 80 people without having to take a couple extra suitcases!


    Card Box for Fiesta


    Signs for Fiesta


    #15 zupochka

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      Posted 14 July 2014 - 12:00 PM

      very helpful! Thank you for sharing!

      #16 kbride2014

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        Posted 15 August 2014 - 05:45 AM

        Okay Ladies, it’s time for me to let you all know about our wedding experience wedding at Now Jade, June 18th, 2014. Everything was perfect; weather was amazing even though like a week before the wedding it was calling for a 100% chance of rain that day! Our guests had an amazing time and couldn’t stop complimenting the resort and everything there! Everyone wants to go back ASAP! We had Ariadna as our wedding coordinator. My husband and I met with her the day we arrived and gave her my dress, all the decorations, and my husband’s attire to steam as well. She is really on top of it, she had all my notes printed out and the pictures I emailed her and I barely needed to give her any direction, she was very well organized and very eager to please! I requested to see the ceremony set up before the guests were taken to the beach.  I got one of my bridesmaids to go take a picture for me and bring it back for approval! I told her what I wanted and she fixed it right away!


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        Our wedding was at 5:30pm on the beach, our cocktail hour on the beach and at the beach bar from 6-7pm, and our reception was in the garden at 7pm. The guests were told to meet in the lobby and then Ariadna and her assistant escorted them to the beach about 15 minutes before I walked down the aisle.  The ceremony was beautiful! As soon as I get my pictures from Del Sol Photography I will post some! I had the silver tiffany chairs and brought my own teal/jade sashes to match the girls’ dresses, I also bought a starfish garland from Etsy, and it was elegant and beachy. We had a large bridal party for the beach but it still looked nice, we had 9 bridesmaids/groomsman and two flower girls/ring bearers. The flowers were perfect, I got fuchsia roses, Ariadna brought them up to the salon as I was getting my hair done to make sure I approved. I also brought a satin ribbon to wrap the bouquets in so that I knew it matched their dresses perfectly! They wrapped the bouquets beautifully for me. The guy who performed the ceremony was very easy to understand, and he warmly conveyed the ceremony. I sent what I wanted said at the ceremony to Ariadna weeks in advance so he might have practiced. We did a sand ceremony and it was very appropriate for a beach wedding, I got the kit online for around $25. The music I wanted for the ceremony was perfectly played from my iPhone, I just made a playlist with ceremony songs and I had a list of what I wanted for each thing.


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        We didn’t really get to see the cocktail hour at all because of pictures, but I heard great things about the drinks and food! I can’t wait to see pictures from the cocktail hour because we missed it for the most part. For the reception in the garden, it was beautiful. We had 7 round tables of guests and a really long head table for our bridal party, we got the large dance floor and it was really cool, I would definitely recommend it for an outdoor reception!  We used the resort DJ and no lie he was better than all the DJ’s in the Pittsburgh Area, we loved him! He would change up the song if he could tell people weren’t as happy about it. Most of the people there were on the dance floor but the ones that weren’t dancing said the bugs were getting bad, just a reason to get up and dance in my opinion! But I think the resort sprays down the area with repellant to try to avoid that problem! I know I didn’t get any bites and I was dancing all night so that must have been the problem! We requested Darius for the bar at the reception; he was very fun, making tasty shots for everyone all night! It was awesome! I heard ‘Greatest Wedding Ever” a couple times, so you can’t beat that! Our Video is supposed to be sent out in about 2 weeks, from Mike Cantarell with Cancun Wedding Video, so I am super excited about getting that and our pictures from Del Sol!


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        Stay tuned for more pictures!!!

        #17 veryvalentine

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        Posted 15 August 2014 - 06:38 AM

        A big congrats to you!  You are sooooo organized.  You are inspiring me! :)

        Married on June 20th, 2015 at the Grand Sunset Princess Riviera Gazebo & Reception at the Chill Out with 60 guests

        My planning thread:  http://www.bestdesti...unset-princess/

        My review thread:  http://www.bestdesti...incess-wedding/

        #18 kbride2014

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          Posted 19 August 2014 - 07:21 AM

          Trash the Dress pictures from Adventure Photo, I used my photo credit from the wedding package for these pictures!


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