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06/21/2012
mycollage
mycollage
  
DIY Wedding
Perfect Destination in Playa
We finally got married on June 9, 2012 at The Royal in Playa Del Carmen. Of course I did almost everything myself. Our package came with both a bouquet and boutinierre but everyone said that the ones I made looked best :) Also there is a picture of my cake topper (it looked awesome) the maracas I re-painted (nightmare) and finally our guestbook. We printed a vintage map on vistaprint as a poster then everyone signed it and we are framing a group pic in the center!! It is different, plus one of our rooms has vintage maps as the decor. The pictures of me throwing my real bouquet into the pool, the maracas, and us on the pier are shot by Octavio Montes he is great. The picture of our rings on the orchid I took myself just playing around with things.
03/31/2012
Cover
Cover
Pg1-2
Back Cover
Pg 5-6
Back Cover
CoverPg1-2Back CoverPg 5-6Back Cover
  
Wedding Invitation
Passport Invitations DONE
WOW! So I finally finished the passport invitations for the wedding, I worked on the designs forever. Then (of course) my computer hard drive crashed!! I had to start all over, talk about bridal breakdowns! But, they are all finished and out, now on to the AHR invitations. I did the boarding pass save the dates myself, the passport invitations myself and am doing a pocketfold reception invite myself saving us somewhere around $1200 by my own estimates. YEAH!!!
09/29/2011
EXAMPLE OF CHEST WITH LETTERS
Card Box Letters
EXAMPLE OF CHEST WITH LETTERS
Card Box LettersEXAMPLE OF CHEST WITH LETTERS
  
DIY Wedding
Card Box
My MOH has a wrought iron chest that looks like a treasure chest. With the beach theme, I am going to use the chest for my card box for the AHR and then I went to Michaels and got these letters for $1 each. They had hooks to hang a jacket or something on, but I undid the hook and flipped it to the top to use to hang them. Then painted them and glittered them up.
I used powerpoint to see what the chest will look like with the letters hanging from it. I had to crop out the background of the chest and she had stuff inside it but you can get the picture.
diy, cardbox
09/29/2011
The ROYAL in Playa Del Carmen
The ROYAL in Playa Del Carmen
  
Destination Wedding
Stress free? HA HA
So after I work so hard on all the save the dates and mail them out, everything changes. Rates change, we have a billion things come up at once and decide that we are going to a different resort. One where there is a Family property and an Adult Only Property. We have booked The ROYAL in Playa Del Carmen, and please let this go smoothly from here on out. I literally have been in tears over this ordeal. I feel much better now, I think.
08/02/2011
Save The Date Boarding Passes
Save The Date Boarding Passes
envelopes
luggagetagfinished
luggagetags
SaveTheDateBoardingPasses
Save The Date Boarding PassesenvelopesluggagetagfinishedluggagetagsSaveTheDateBoardingPasses
  
Wedding Invitation
Save The Date & Luggage Tags
I finally finished my save the date designs. All I need is to find out the exact location and they will be ready to send! I did the boarding pass design. For the outside I made each a different design of paper. The envelopes (not in pic) and the boarding pass both have the antique map of Mexico in my last post as backgrounds. I also made luggage tags to go with them as well using my stamp I ordered for the passport covers.
08/01/2011
mexicomap
mexicomap
  
Mexico Destination Wedding
Any suggestions on wedding destinations in Mexico?
We plan to do a destination wedding somewhere in Mexico because it is a relatively short flight from Dallas. We want to be at an all-adult, all-inclusive resort. Preferably with a complimentary wedding package or reasonably priced. There will only be maybe 20 people, 40 max. He wants golf close by, and we both want safety. Anyone have any experiences to share?
I have a travel agent that is helping me but thought I might ask for some other opinions. Thanks!
07/26/2011
MOH Bouquet
MOH Bouquet
Back MOH Bouquet
My Bouquet
Back of my bouquet
MOH BouquetBack MOH BouquetMy BouquetBack of my bouquet
  
DIY Wedding
Seashell Bouquets Finished
I finally finished the bouquets. I think? The MOH bouquet is all shells with one vintage brooch on the handle. My bouquet has been a work in progress forever now. It is mainly vintage brooches with some accent seashells. My great grandmothers jewelry is mixed in with some I picked up throughout the years, so it is special to me. This is the finished product, unless I keep picking them apart and re-doing them :) Let me know what you think of them!
06/27/2011
The Dress Inspiration Board
The Dress Inspiration Board
  
Inspiration Board
The Dress Dream
This is my ideal dress, my actual ring, and the earrings I picked as well as the barefoot sandals to go with the dress. Let me know what you think!!
06/23/2011
ppstamp
ppstamp
ReturnAddressStamp
ppstampReturnAddressStamp
  
Wedding Invitation
Finally Got my Stamp!
I ordered these custom made stamps on Ebay from Chris Yong. I designed the passport cover (or I chose the monogram) and then chose another stamp design for the return address. Chris made me both custom made stamps. He matched the Monogram to both and I LOVE them.
I edited this picture to hide my address of course, but you can see how good they are. I tested the invitation stamp on craft paper, instead of white cardstock. Which is why it looks grainy in the picture. Shipping from Malaysia is super slow but totally worth it!

Total cost:
$14.50 Passport Stamp
$9.70 Return Address Stamp
$24.20

Thank you so much Chris!! Visit their ebay store at www.mycustomstamps.com
06/13/2011
music
music
  
Wedding Music And Songs
Processional Song for Bride
I love this song, it is so beautiful. I thought it was Bella's Lullaby from Twilight but it is actually called River Flows in You by Yiruma

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2 years since wedding
Tonya
Brian
Jun 09, 2012
Edmond, Oklahoma, United States
THE ROYAL Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
The Greens CC- Oklahoma City, OK.
Ameli Photography, Octavio Montes
Blue
We were married June 9, 2012 at 11 am at THE ROYAL in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. We wanted a beach wedding, and I also LOVE vintage jewelry, and antique photos,etc. I tried to mix the two themes together and I also did almost everything myself. We are also having an AHR (at-home-reception) at the Greens CC in OKC (postponed for now) It will be a poolside cocktail reception and I am super excited to DIY the decor there as well. Wish me luck!
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