Nov 12, 2011
Reception Place: Newport Marriott, RI
- Scallop wrapped in bacon
- Beef welington
- Salmon with a BBQ glaze and salsa topping
- Chicken with a lemon garlic sauce
- Veggie Tower (surprisingly I LOVED! it was a muchroom cap on top of couscous with another mushroom cap underneath. adorned with Atrichoke hearts and zuccini) yummmm
- Our guests are offered a discount room rate
- My Dad gets tons of Marriott points toward his membership
- Free coat check/parking
- One hour of open bar (cocktail hour)
- FREE bridal suite as well as 4 FREE rooms
'Do it yourself'
Escort Card Display
Inspiration Source: The Shappy Chic Cottage
Actual: These will hold the escort cards
I purchased the centerpiece from Michael's it's a wooden Eiffel Tower puzzle. We built them and spray painted them black with sparkles.
Mica, (Santosha) will also be using the Michael's Eiffel Tower and added the perfect accents that really complete the piece! With her blessing, I decided to go her route. I think it's just perfect now!
DIY Swarovski Bridal Hoodie
Cake table Decor
Des larmes de joie - Tears of joy
Save the Date:
I taught myself Adobe Firworks and designed this. FI took the picture of the Eiffel Tower himself. The second picture is us on top of the Eiffel Tower after we said "Love you" for the first time. We ordered small business card size magnets from Vista Print
Vista Print sent them early which I was super excited about. The only thing and it's tough to see here but there is a white line at the bottom. I think they cut them wrong. I don't mind since it matches and they were cheap ($35 for 200)
I didn't want to just stick the magnet in the envelope. So I printed the card stock at Staples using a free design from The Wedding Chicks
Semi DIY Card Box
DIY MR. and MRS. Signs for head table
All supplies from Michael's
Sorry it's dark! If I used the flash the letters came out blue! (like FI in the background? lol)
(the crystal vase in the background will hold my bouquet)
DIY water bottle labels for OOT bags
FREE template from an old PW post!
To save myself the headache of trying to design something, I downloaded the template from DIY Wedding Templates for $6.
I printed at Staples and with 30% off my order, everything totalled to $90 to print. (including prints for the favours)
I did have to cut everything with my paper trimmer (I bought a Fiskar's that could cut more than one sheet at a time, with 40% off coupon from Michaels for $15)
"My destiny is in your arms"
Before we started dating Patrick had planned a backpacking trip to Europe for the summer of '09. Not willing to spend the summer away from me, he flew me to Germany, and from there we hopped on a train to Paris, my dream city. While sitting outside of Eiffel Tower, with a bottle of wine, cheese and a baguette, Patrick gave me a ring from Tiffany's and told me he loved me.
With our backpacks in tow, we strolled the Vatican to see Michelangelo, explored the Louvre and said hello to Mona Lisa, we even went to French mass at the Notre Dame Cathedral. We ate pizza every day in Italy and crepes in France. We even went on a romantic gondola ride through the watery streets of Venace, where we saw Murano, Burano and Rialto.
In Rome I tossed three coins over my shoulder into the Trevi Fountain and made a wish...
You could say we caught the travel bug. Since, we've visited the old city of Quebec and we've eaten lunch with Mickey and Minnie at Disneyworld. We've even snorkled beautiful Molokini crater in Hawaii and celebrated a birthday at a luau. We honeymooned in Antugua and we spend out first anniversary amoung the glaciers in Iceland.
Boy Meets Girl
Notre histoire - Our Story
Before dating, Patrick asked me to marry him, proposing with a green wristband from a concert he went to earlier that day. I laughed, said yes, and asked when we should do it. He replied, “next month.” Which happened to be November. Only I happened to be dating someone else at that time!
Years later, timing was finally right and we started dating. He proposed and when it came to picking a date, November was the obvious choice!
We're now on our journey as husband and wife and I couldn't be more excited!