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Snswedding2016 Planning Thread - Jan 9 2016 (Azul Fives)

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#231 emmapalmer

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Posted 01 September 2015 - 05:23 AM

The girls will all be wearing a dress of their choice in one of the blues from our colour palette. I created a private pinterest board to help with ideas and inspiration. My two maids of honour will be in the same shade of blue. 
Here are some of the pins:


WOW! These bridesmaid dresses are so cute. I love the baby blue tone. Your girls are going to look sooo pretty in them. I'm still reading through your thread and loving your ideas.

Edited by emmapalmer, 01 September 2015 - 05:38 AM.

Our perfect wedding in the Riviera Maya.


Date:                  01/15/2015

Resort:               Occidental Grand Xcaret - Riviera Maya, Mexico
Guests:              70-80
Package:           Custom

Dress:                David's Bridal
Minister:             Family Friend

Photographer:    Decordova Photography ( www.decordova.ca )



#232 snswedding2016

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Posted 14 September 2015 - 10:07 PM

It's been ages since I've updated my thread! I don't have too many updates but some are better than none right? It's not like the date is coming up close or anything!! :blink:


In Aug I decided to start a new business alongside my current job and it's just been kinda crazy ever since. I often think I'm nuts for deciding to do this with an already hectic work life on top of planning this wedding in less than 4 months!! I keep reminding myself that this opportunity came to me for a reason and it will all work out like it should...hopefully! :)


anyway back to the updates...


Wedding Bands

I have been eyeing a couple of different wedding bands for a while. I wanted something a bit contrasting to my engagement ring but that still complimented it. I can't remember if I've posted this (I think I might have...it's been that long since I've posted on my thread) of the rings I had my eye on.


I was leaning more towards the ring on the right but in white gold. I loved the shape but didn't love the beading around the edges.


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We decided to go back to the jeweller that Sean got my engagement ring from. I loved being able to see the place, Sean's been telling me stories of this place since we got engaged so it was cool to finally see it. It was quite the operation to get in with a buzzer and double doored system! I showed the jeweller the rings I liked and she said she knew the perfect ring. I put it on and immediately loved it. I tried a bunch of other rings on too but this one was it right from the start. I kept going back to it and putting it on. It was also the perfect size which is saying something because my fingers are kinda chubby lol! 


Sean looked at me and said "why are you still trying other rings on, you clearly love the first one - it's the one." I knew he was right, I looked at the price tag and nearly fainted because it was WAAAY out of budget. We gently asked what the price was and thankfully the price tag was NOT the actual price they were selling it for and it was a lot less and exactly within our budget. Gotta love going to an independent jeweller! ;)  


This is my wedding band and engagement ring together:


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I also found really thin bands with diamonds on it that I also really liked and they looked beautiful on top and underneath my engagement ring. Sean and I talked about maybe for a 5 year anniversary we'll switch it up and get the two stackable bands to wear with my engagement ring and then I'll wear my wedding band on my right hand as it looks good on its own too!  :)



Sean and I have also been working on finalizing both of our ceremony scripts (legal and symbolic). I'm still trying to sort out our witnesses for our legal ceremony. I'd love to have my mom there but Sean's parents can't be there for the legal ceremony and I think my future MIL would be very sad if she couldn't be there but my mom could. We decided to go with my cousin and her husband who can't make it to Mexico because she's having a baby in Nov but the problem is our legal ceremony is schedule for the week after her due date. gah! I'm trying to move things around but even so we're not sure how long her recovery is going to take so it might just be easier to get other witnesses to be there. 


The big thing coming up is the BDR (Brides Dress Rehearsal aka site visit) to Azul Fives at the end of Sept. I can't tell you how much Sean and I are looking forward to this!!! I'm excited to be able to finally see the resort in person but I'm more excited to just have a couple of days off just with Sean. We haven't taken a proper vacation just the two of us in a year and a half! With everything going on work wise I really need this break even if it is only for a couple of days!


I imagine things will be kicked into high gear as soon as we return from the BDR as we'll really get a sense of what needs to get done and how to make it all work! 

Edited by snswedding2016, 14 September 2015 - 10:10 PM.

My planning thread - http://www.bestdesti...016-azul-fives/



#233 pjay

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Posted 15 September 2015 - 05:00 AM

I love you wedding band. It's beautiful and it has a lot of character! My colleague at work actually did something very similar and I really like the look of the two different style bands side by side.

Definitely gotta get in on the stacking of bands ;) it's an excuse for more jewelry!! haha


Really excited to hear about your site visit when you return. Exciting!


Also, i'm kind of with you on the planning front. I've done a few small things like my signage, but other than that I still have a lot to do and for some reason i've hit this "lull" where i'm now less than three months away and I don't wanna do anything! haha


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#234 calgarybride2015

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Posted 15 September 2015 - 05:18 AM

Love both rings!!! The band is so unique and will definately look great on it's own as well in 5 years :)

Your E ring is gorgeous too I love that style. When I switched my mount I should have looked at this style but since Shawn picked the band with one stone I felt I should keep the same. I love my e ring don't get me wrong, I just love lots of styles lol.

Enjoy your trip!!!

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#235 deecol

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Posted 15 September 2015 - 05:50 AM

@snswedding2016 Love your band!  It's not typical, which makes it really special!  Gorgeous!  And sometimes I see some women start to wear only one ring after while, your Ering and band look great together and separately! 


So excited to hear about your site check at the GTA Bride meet up!



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#236 Wafflesmom

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Posted 15 September 2015 - 07:47 AM

Your wedding band is beautiful! I love how your rings look together and I love that your wedding band looks so beautiful that it can be worn on its own. I'm glad it cost under your budget, I definitely agree that independent jewellers are awesome!

I hope you have a great time at your site visit! Keep us posted
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#237 yycbride2016

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Posted 15 September 2015 - 08:03 AM

Oh wow! Your wedding band is absolutely gorgeous! It looks perfect with your engagement ring! So glad you were able to find the perfect ring. And what a great idea to get more on your 5yr anniversary! So special!

Can't wait to hear about your BDR trip! Sounds like fun and I'm sure you and Sean could do with a nice break together!

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#238 acw271011

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Posted 15 September 2015 - 11:56 AM

Oh my goodness - your site visit is here already? Wow. I remember when you were posting about it earlier in the year and it seemed so far away. I can't wait to hear about the visit, especially after @TinkerSofi's wedding. It will be cool to get a different perspective on the resort. I'm still disappointed about it, as much as I'm super excited about Valentin Imperial. I still like the resort lay out and I'm so in love with that pier!! 


Love the wedding band! It looks beautiful with your e-ring!

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#239 snswedding2016

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Posted 15 September 2015 - 07:35 PM

Thanks everyone!! I really love my wedding band...I keep wanting to wear it and then realize we're not actually married yet. haha!


@perianjay I'm definitely in the lull for sure. I might send you a message about some of my paper items after I come back from my site visit or maybe we can chat at the brides meet up about it. If you're up for it - I'd love to use your etsy site for my menu, itinerary etc.  :)


@deecol I'm excited for the GTA meet up as well - can't wait to swap planning stories and ideas!


@acw271011 I know!! I can't believe it is here as well. It feels like I just booked it and that it was so far away. Our big days will be here before we know it! 

My planning thread - http://www.bestdesti...016-azul-fives/



#240 vancouverpetunia

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Posted 15 September 2015 - 08:53 PM

Love your band! I wanted something similar but wasn't sure how it would look with my e-ring. We haven't bought our bands yet, so I will definitely revisit that!

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