Jun 02, 2012

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I could never express just how thankful I am to my MOH and my bridesmaids for standing with me on the most special day of my life. These are the gifts I am putting together for them. 

The day before the wedding, I've set up a spa day/lunch with my girls at the resort we'll be staying at for the wedding. We're getting mini massages, manicures, and pedicures, followed by a yummy catered lunch. I'll be giving them their gifts then. 

My MOH is getting something extra special that I plan on surprising her with! I have yet to determine what that is though. 

All their items will be given to them in a large pink monogrammed LL Bean tote. 

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A pair of Dolce Vita sandals- how cute are these?!

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Stella and Dot earrings

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Victoria's Secret Silk Robes in a pale shell pink

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Too Faced Makeup Gift Set (includes Bronzer/Blush duo, eyeshadow compact, eyelid primer, lip gloss, and mascara along with the pretty makeup case!

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  • Last updated on March 22, 2012 at 5:01 am
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We're having a premium open bar for our entire cocktail hour and reception. Our venue has been so accomodating in working with us on our menu! We're still finalizing this. I want a nice mix of food, which is proving to be more difficult than I thought. I don't know if this is quite balanced enough. 

Cocktail Hour

Passed Hors' Deouvres

Beef Sugarcane Skewers with Sweet Chili Sauce

Spinach, Chorizo, Carmelized Onion, and Ricotta Empanadas

Sun Dried Fig and Whipped Blee Cheese Crostini

Key West Pink Prawn Cocktail

Chicken Satays with Thai Peanut Dressing


Steak Frites Table- Churrasco served off the grill with Pommes frites and your choice of Chimichurri, Aioli Criollo, "cool" bearnais

Guacamole Station- Fresh avocado mixed to order with your choice of the following: Shrimp, black olives, red onions, jalapenos, black beans, Monterey jack Cheese, sour cream, roasted corn salsa, and yellow tomato pico de gallo (Served with tortilla chips and plantains)

The Island Ceviche Bar- Yellowtail snapper (mojo Amarillo, red onion, Serrano peppers, cilantro, lime, EVOO, malanga chips), Key West Shrimp (lemon chimichurri, crisp plantains), Yellowtail and Shrimp (roasted tomato salsa, lime creme fraiche, fresh cilantro, tortilla chips, and Sushi Tuna (napa cabbage, tomatoes, scallions, spicy ponzu, wonton crouton)

Plated Dinner


Wild Mushroom Gnocchi

Porcini Cream Sauce, Wild Mushrooms, Ricotta Cheese, and Grilled Tomatoes

Salad Course

Fresh Baby Spinach Salad

Fresh strawberries, roasted pistachios, and cranberries tossed in balsamic vinaigrette

Main Course

8oz Filet Mignon with Potato Creme, Demi glace, and Chimichurri

(Served with creamy mashed potatoes and french green beans with oven dried tomatoes)


Citrus Marinated "Key West Fresh Catch" served with Pineapple Mint Salsa and garnished with Coconut Ginger

(Served with basmati rice and grilled asparagus)


Wedding Cake (Raspberry Lemonade Cake with Buttercream Frosting)

Dessert Bar (Coconut Cream Pie, Cupcake Assortment, Banana Pudding Cups, Key Lime Pie Bars, Cookie Assortment) 

  • Last updated on March 20, 2012 at 5:50 am
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As we exit our reception, our guests are going to hold their sparklers. I adore a sparkler sendoff! It is so beautiful and it will be amazing right over the ocean!

How adorable is this packaging?!

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  • Last updated on March 20, 2012 at 5:47 am
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Bridal Bouquet

I'm going to have an all white peony bouquet. 

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MOH/Bridesmaids Bouquet

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  • Last updated on March 20, 2012 at 5:41 am
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We're going to have a photobooth and we're doubling up that as a guestbook. Our guests are going to sign their polaroids and put them in our guestbook. I haven't decided how we're going to store them, but I love the idea of hanging them up at the wedding. 

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Since we're having a destination wedding, I also love this postcard guestbook idea. Decisions, decisions!

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  • Last updated on March 20, 2012 at 5:37 am
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Mini Doughnuts and Coffee

I love the idea of a midnight snack! We're going to send our guests off with some mini doughnuts and coffee.

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