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#11 Wafflesmom

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Posted 22 July 2015 - 07:07 PM

Hahaha exactly. It was his grandmas not an ex. Now that wouldn't be ok!!!!
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Kim, I know someone who replaced her e-ring diamond with one from her ex since it was bigger! I don't know why her now husband didn't object and I don't know why she'd even say something like that out loud!
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#12 calgarybride2015

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Posted 22 July 2015 - 07:09 PM

Omg you must be joking??? That's like a large slap in the face to her husband isn't it?


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#13 Wafflesmom

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Posted 22 July 2015 - 07:16 PM

I know but he didn't seem to care! Weird huh? I'd be embarrassed to even have that thought pop up in my head!
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#14 calgarybride2015

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Posted 22 July 2015 - 07:26 PM

I felt terrible asking to change my ring. I couldn't imagine asking to use my ex's diamond cause it was bigger. Just when you think you've seen or heard it all, you really haven't ;)


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

 

Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...s-riviera-maya/

 

Wedding Pictures http://www.bestdesti...ra-maya/page-36

 

Wedding Review http://www.bestdesti...31#entry1885600

 

 


#15 Danielle1

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 06:32 AM

I'm so glad that you started a planning thread! Your story is great and I love the proposal! I can't wait to read more about your planning :)



#16 Wafflesmom

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 06:47 AM

Thanks @Danielle1! I'm sure you know most of my decor inspirations since you've helped me come up with some of them ;)

Legal or Symbolic:

Since our travel was the week of January 19-26, we had to pick our wedding date. I know that we’re out of the norm but Derrick and I both agreed that we wanted a legal ceremony. We knew the drawbacks from having a legal ceremony (blood test, translation, cost) but we didn’t care. For us, we only wanted to do it once and have it be witnessed by our family. . Plus, one of my best friends had a legal ceremony in Mexico and she reassured us that it wasn’t too bad. Since we’re having a legal ceremony, we have to be there 3 full days before the wedding. So that’s how we ended up with a wedding date of January 23, 2016.

Since our travel agent is a destination wedding specialist, she not only did the travel arrangement in terms of liaising with Air Transat for our group package, she also liaised with Moon Palace to solidify the wedding contract. Being a Pro Palace Agent, she knew the Canadian Rep and easily had him draft the wedding contract to secure our date. We had her arrange the deposit and without any headaches, we were booked!

Wedding Vision:

Right away, our travel agent forwarded me all of the Moon Palace brochures she had in her files, including the wedding locations within the resort. For us it was a no brainer, we wanted to get married on the beach. Knowing the risks (i.e. having a guy in a speedo in all of the wedding photos), we just couldn’t imagine going to Mexico and not having the idyllic beach ceremony. AND I knew I wanted the reception outdoors, perhaps in a terrace. Coming from Vancouver, we spend enough time in the Fall and Winter months inside watching the rain. We wanted to be outside in the fresh air!

So now the next decision was our wedding colours. Derrick’s sister had graciously offered to make our invitations for us. She loves crafts and she is wonderfully gifted in making cards and invitations so I didn’t hesitate in taking her up on her offer. Derrick and I had been discussing colours and while he wanted orange, I’ve always wanted pink (my favourite colour). I discussed this with his sister and she suggested coral since it was a blend of both colours. What a genius idea! I researched colour palettes for a nice colour to pair with grey. I had narrowed it down to navy or grey. I showed Derrick and he instantly chose gray. So our colours are grey and coral. These were the Pinterest boards we used for inspiration (disregard the gold on the last pic):
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My planning thread: http://www.bestdesti...anuary-23-2016/

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#17 TinkerSofi

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 02:27 PM

Yay! planning thread! 

 

I love your proposal story :), so cute and romantic

 

I definitely lol'd at the whole "changing the diamond because it was bigger" haah, ouch, i'd be so offended if someone brought that up to me haha



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#18 acw271011

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 08:53 PM

Yay another planning thread! I'm definitely way behind now! Will take hours to catch up when we get home!!

I love your story! I'm another online dater and Doug and I have been together nearly 14 years now. I had a lot of fun getting back on the dating bit too when I finally did and we are proof that the good ones are still out there! You just have to have some help finding them!

Your ring is beautiful and so special! Your colours are gorgeous too! Things always go so much better when you get a TA that Is helpful and it sounds like you've found a real gem!!

Looking forward to reading more!!

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#19 vancouverpetunia

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 09:03 PM

@Wafflesmom 

 

Always good to see another planning thread (and from a fellow Vancouver bride, no less). I hear you on the outdoor reception. That was a must-have for me, too (barring rain that day - fingers crossed!). Your colors are gorgeous!  :)


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#20 Wafflesmom

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 06:39 AM

@TinkerSofi thank you so much. How her fiancé and now husband wasn't offended is still surprising. I was embarrassed just listening to her story lol

@acw271011 thank you so much. I'm so happy to hear another successful online dating story. 14 years? Wow, so happy for you guys. You truly did find a good one ;)

@vancouverpetunia thanks fellow Vancouverite! I'm really hoping for no rain, we get enough of that lol Except this summer, I'm actually hoping for a good downpour. It just doesn't feel like Vancouver with all the brown lawns and the closed trails. Plus, the smell of smoke from the forest fires was really eerie
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