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WEDDING DATE:

Nov 05, 2011

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  • Last updated on March 21, 2012 at 7:59 am
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Final draft of our wedding album (it will be 12x12)

This photo will be going on the cover of the album

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Photos and album design by Ruben Ramos Photography (Elgin, IL)

 

  • Last updated on January 25, 2012 at 10:24 am
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I'm super bummed that Picnik is closing in April, but I'm taking this opportunity to have some fun with my wedding photos. :)

Here is a photo of Koz and I on the beach and I've added lyrics from our First Dance song (To Make You Feel My Love by Adele).

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  • Last updated on December 29, 2011 at 6:55 am
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Koz and I will be having an At Home reception in March 2012.  We decided we wanted a destination wedding but knew that meant we couldn't invite everyone we wanted.  Koz has a large immediate family and a very small extended family.  I have a very small immediate family and a large extended family.  

So when we did the guest list for our destination wedding Koz invited everyone on his wish list and I only invited my closest family and friends.  The rest of my family and friends would be invited to our At Home reception in March.

* Guest Book (which I created on Mixbook using professional photos from our destination wedding -- it can be viewed HERE)

VENUE - Lino's is an Italian Restaurant in the city where I grew up.  I love their food!!

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DJ - Our DJ is a girl I went to high school with.  Her and her husband have a DJ business and both work in radio.

INVITATIONS - For the At Home reception we used invitations that are very similar to the ones we used for our destination wedding.  They are the same design and colors but a different shape.

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Cupcakes - For our destination wedding I went back and forth between wanting a cake or wanting cup cakes.  I eventually decided on a cake for the destination wedding and cup cakes for the At Home reception.  We will have:

Double Chocolate with white buttercream frosting
White with chocolate buttercream frosting
Almond with teal colored cream cheese frosting

All of the cupcakes will have edible white finger starfish on them for decoration. 

Photo of the cupcakes the night of the reception:

Bouquet & Bout - I wanted to get something that I could use again for our TTD photo session this summer.  So i turned to Etsy and found a paper bouquet that I liked. The seller customized it for me in our colors.  This is what she came up with...I'm super happy with it.

GUEST FAVORS - I wanted something people could eat and something that went with our beach theme.  I came across these on Etsy (from OneOfAKindWeddings).  They are chocolate seasheels with edible sand - I had them made to coordinate with our colors.

PLACECARDS and TABLE NUMBERS - We ordered placecards from the same vendor we used for the invitiations so they would match.  And we used table numbers that were provided by the venue.

CENTERPIECES - I made tissue paper pom poms and paired those with Dollar Store vases with sand and starfish in them.  Simple, inexpensive, and fit the theme!

And this is the sweetheart table centerpiece

Here are some decor photos from the evening...

And some random photos...

*All photos above are guest pics

I <3 Mixbook!  I got the Pro Pics back from the At Home Reception and went on Mixbook to make my parents an album of the night.  Here is a link to view the album: http://www.mixbook.com/photo-books/wedding/rockford-reception-7319235 (photos by Ruben Ramos Photography)

 

 

 

 

  • Last updated on December 26, 2011 at 1:26 am
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Our reception room that over looked the pool and beach - called Windos on the Water

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Our guest's place cards

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(1) Our cake, cake topper, and serving set (2) Our toasting flutes

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Our table centerpieces - there were also votives on each table and white finger starfish

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Our menu cards that matched out wedding invitations

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Our sweetheart table

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Photos of our candy buffet

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Photos we took in our photo booth and my place card

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Our card box

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All photos by Ruben Ramos (Elgin, IL)

  • Last updated on December 26, 2011 at 1:25 am
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Our cocktail hour was hosted outside on the Murex Lawn at our reception venue

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Myself with my two best friends :)

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Our entrace into the reception room

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Our first dance to Adele's "Make You Feel My Love"

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Listening to our Best Man and Maid of Honor speeches

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Toasting ;)

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The party and dancing begin...

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Cake cutting

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Mother/Son dance

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Father/Daughter dance

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Guests enjoying our candy buffet

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More fun and dancing...

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The photo booth was a huge hit -- everyone loved it

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Random kiss

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Dedicating a bouquet to the beautiful woman that introduced us

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The fun and dancing continue...

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All photos by Ruben Ramos (Elgin, IL)

  • Last updated on December 26, 2011 at 1:18 am
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Bridal party

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Our alone photos -- which turned out amazingly if I do say so myself ;)

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All photos by Ruben Ramos (Elgin, IL)