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#1311 pjay

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Posted 22 February 2016 - 06:17 AM

@Wafflesmom Aww thanks! That's a huge testament then :) I'm so happy with it.


@yycbride2016 Thanks girl!! :) It's almost your big day!!!!! 


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#1312 kristinejasmin

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 07:04 PM

@perianjay Wow! What a beautiful video! Congrats!


I haven't had time to go through and read all of your planning thread yet (I do plan on it :)), but I was wondering who you hired as your photographer/videographer? I am getting married this November at Azul Fives and am still looking for a photographer. 



#1313 pjay

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 04:27 AM

@kristinejasmin thank you! I hired Lancelotti for my photographer and Indigo Wedding for my Videographer. I would highly recommend my Videographer ten times over. He was also such a great person to do business with. Very responsive, he organized a Skype call leading up to the day and he listened to all of my requests and executed them exactly how I wanted. :)

Edited by perianjay, 24 February 2016 - 04:27 AM.


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#1314 calgarybride2015

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Posted 27 February 2016 - 08:07 PM

I have no idea how I missed this but I LOVED it. Your wedding looks amazing and you looked gorgeous. Such a great video.

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Married on 2015/01/21 at the Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya with 43 guests in attendance   :)


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#1315 pjay

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Posted 28 February 2016 - 07:44 AM

@calgarybride2015 thanks Kim!!! :)


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#1316 kristinejasmin

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 07:27 PM

@perianjay Thanks for recommending your videographer! May I ask what you paid for him and how many hours he was there covering your wedding? Thank you :)

#1317 pjay

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Posted 15 March 2016 - 07:29 AM

@kristinejasmin I sent you a private message :)


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#1318 kristinejasmin

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Posted 18 March 2016 - 05:52 PM

@perianjay Thank You :)

#1319 amanda88

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Posted 20 March 2016 - 05:31 AM

@perianjay thank you for sharing such detailed reviews for all of us future brides! Your day looked so beautiful and all of your hard work definitely paid off!!

I'm wondering if you can share what sizes of robes you ordered off DHGATE? I am going to order some (hopefully place the order tomorrow) but I'm so confused as to which sizes to go with. It would help knowing the sizes that you ordered now that I've seen your girls and can compare!!


Unfortunately the start of the rehearsal dinner didn't go too well. I will never forget this day and the reason is because 5 minutes before the dinner my mom came down to my room bawling her eyes out. She had lost her bracelet (pure rose gold - family heirloom - worth an absolute fortune). It was silly of her to be wearing it during the day at the beach, but she thought it wouldn't fall off because it has a clasp.. oh mom. 
She was really upset and I was rushing around trying to get ready to go down.. I feel so bad because I wasn't as sympathetic as I wanted to be. It's over and done with now, but it does still eat me up inside. I love my mom a lot, we have a very close relationship and I know that she needed me and I wasn't there as much as I should've been. I think that's the only thing I would have changed on this trip if I could go back again. I would've been more supportive to my mother. She cried for most of my rehearsal dinner.. I had mixed emotions. I felt really really bad, but I was also getting upset because it was our rehearsal dinner and at that very moment there was nothing we could do to get the bracelet back.
Side note: I plan to look for a new bracelet for her in Italy when I go. I want to find her something beautiful, just like her.
And no, the bracelet never turned up. I honestly didn't think it would with it being a really big rose gold bracelet.
Hugs for my mama - she needed them.
Once my mom finally got over it a bit, and I had about 10 drinks because I was stressing (no, literally.. I did.. I don't even think I ate dinner) we were able to have some fun together and move on from it. This was the night that we met our all time favourite bartender, Luis Alfonso.. or as I called him "LA". He got everyone in a good mood and started feeding us some "$hit in the grass" shots haha.
We made the best of this night before the wedding and we headed up to the sports bar. Beach Palace doesn't have a club, but we really didn't miss it. They always had some kind of entertainment at the sports bars each night and it was better that way. We would all meet up there and socialize. The older crowd was up playing cards til 3am.. younger crowd was.. well.. drunk the entire time so who knows. I honestly don't remember much hahaha.
This was the night I rocked my freakum dress (aka Beyonce dress). I quickly earned myself the nickname 'beyonce legs' and it started becoming a thing that whole week. Even the guys partook in the Beyonce Leg pose. (Pretty sure we even did it in the professional shots on the wedding day).
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My beautiful maids. Laura, Courtney, myself and Chelsey.
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The wedding day
(luckiest girl ever.. look at this view.. I think I cried when I woke up and saw how beautiful the day was. not even lying)
Honestly, this day was so beautiful from the start.. I could tell it was going to be the perfect day.
The day started with a walk on the beach early morning with Chester. We had a nice talk and things got a little emotional.. it was honestly the perfect start to the day. Soon after we went our separate ways. The girls came to my room and he went to his boys' room.
Just a little tip: Order the cleaning service early morning (the night before) so that they can come clean up the room and make it pretty for you! We ordered it for both rooms the night before.
Getting ready with my girls
I love that Palace has free room service 24 hours. It was one of the most talked about things the entire week.. haha. 
The day of the wedding we ordered 2 jugs of coffee, two jugs of OJ and 3 bottles of champage (mimosas). We asked for champagne flutes. They brought everything. We also ordered about 30 croissants haha.
Pretty sure a bit later on we ordered 5 trays of mozzarella sticks and we all binge ate those as we got ready. It was such a classy site.
My mom came to help me with my hair.. but there was no saving my hair in this humidity. I'd suggest to any brides who are going to wear their hair down.. please please realize that your dreams of having beautiful curls will die the minute you step outside. My hair holds a curl really well.. I don't even wear hairspray ever when I do my hair. I did for the wedding..and no matter what I did the weather defied all odds.
My hair was flat within 20 minutes.. I had to go back to my room a few times to add a few curls into it.
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In hindsight, I would have definitely done something different with my hair. I love wearing my hair down and I feel somewhat self conscious when I wear it up.. I know i'm weird, but I honestly would have worn if up if I knew it was going to flatten and the curl was going to fall out that quickly.
Nothing will ever explain what it feels like when you're about to walk down the aisle. My ceremony was running a bit late and my groom almost saw me when I got there. As the elevator reached the sky deck and the doors opened, all of the bridal party was waiting in the elevator lobby for their cue. I still remember my videographer and dad jumping in front of me and telling everyone to go the other way hahah.
I'd also like to note prior to the ceremony my dad and I had some time in my room alone once everyone went upstairs. It was one of my most memorable moments from my entire wedding day. My dad had been holding it all together until all my gf's left and he just burst into tears and told me "I'm so sad". I said.. "dad this is a happy day!.. don't be sad!" as I was crying at this point. He said to me "I'm happy you are getting married, but i'm so sad because you're my little girl. I just can't believe my little girl is a woman now and getting married". (omg i'm tearing up just writing and reliving this). I think that I lost half of my makeup before the ceremony even started. This was a very special moment for me because my dad and I are very very close. I'm a big daddy's girl and it was both hard and special to see my dad this way.. he's usually not the 'sappy' type and he puts on a very tough exterior. Like I said in my speech to my dad .. "there's something about a father and daughter's relationship that defies all explanation". I truly can't put into words what this meant to me. He will always be the first man that I loved.
So back to the ceremony..
Once it was finally time to walk down the aisle I had butterflies like no other.. I honestly can't even explain how much my adrenaline was pumping. I don't think i've ever felt so nervous in my life and i'm really not a shy or nervous person by any means. It's just that us girls know how special this moment is and the anticipation is a lot. I honestly thought I was going to be sick.
Once I got up the stairs (WOW there's a ton of stairs up to that sky deck) I saw Chester and his face was full of tears (WHY DO THE MEN IN MY LIFE DO THIS TO ME?! haha).
It was a beautiful and very very hot ceremony, but mostly beautiful. My brother was our officiant and he did a great job.
My one complaint would have been the guy doing our AV. He honestly wasn't paying attention and I had to actually say "CUE THE MUSIC" after we kissed lol. It was funny and we all laughed, but seriously guy.. you had one job.
our friend took this one..
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After the ceremony we made our way down to the beach for some pictures..
I have a lot more pictures and will eventually post the link to both of my albums (I have to upload my second album on Facebook).
Our reception was beautiful and perfect. The only small hiccup was my disappearing table cloth. For some reason we were missing one table cloth for our head table and I still have no idea where it is. I do think that the resort has it and lost it because I brought all of the tablecloths with me. They said they don't have it.. oh well.
We went straight into the first dance, father daughter dance and then I also had a special dance with my mom.
We had a sparkler lit first dance. My photographer got the sparklers for me and he actually gave them to me complimentary (he's the sweetest ever). The sparkler lit first dance was everything I wanted. It did take a while to light them, but that's ok because it looked beautiful in pictures.
We danced our first dance to Beyonce's version of At Last. 
More to come...
(i'm going to give a more detailed review on the vendors as well)

#1320 falvar3

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 05:21 PM

This is great! What was the esty seller you used for the bridesmaids dresses?



I thought so as well! I'm so glad I found them. Thanks! 

Found the bridesmaid dresses and Bow ties! My bridesmaids all loved the idea of the 'convertible' style dress. I found a great vendor on Etsy who makes them in all colours. My bridesmaids will be wearing coral..




Groomsmen will be wearing coral bow-ties.. also found through an Etsy seller.




And finally.. My FI's bow-tie (I really wanted to add a touch of mint here and there - so he will be wearing a mint bow-tie, white shirt, suspenders and a gray suit)



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