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WEDDING DATE:

Jan 30, 2010

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  • Last updated on May 16, 2010 at 11:51 am
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I absolutely LOVED our cake! It was 5 tiers with 4 flavors: Vanilla Chai w/ Cream Cheese Icing, White Cake w/ fresh Strawberry filling  & Buttercream Icing, Dark Chocolate w/ Peanut Butter Mousse and Dark Chocolate w/ chocolate ganache... Yuuummmmmmm! The flowers were CLAY flowers custom ordered on Etsy :)

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Ryan's groom cake was a 3 tier cookie cake (he doesn't like cake!!) FSU Alumni theme :)

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My MOH & I spent THREE hours on these cake flags!!!!! I loved them though!! :)

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Details of our Reception:

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Ring Shots:

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Signing the Marriage License...

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"I Gotta Feeling... Tonight's Gonna be a Good, Good Night!"

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Bouquet & Garter Toss (FSU Garter purchased on Etsy)

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We incorporated some subtle New Orleans details in our reception because Ryan worked/lived there for a year soon after we started dating and was really a defining time in our relationship. Ironically, his company got some more work there so we are now living in NOLA for the next year and a half or so :) For our exit, our guests tossed beads and we wore masks! :)

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We snuck away from the reception for a few minutes to walk along the lake :)

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  • Last updated on May 15, 2010 at 2:06 pm
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Ryan & I weren't originally planning on doing a First Look but as the weekend forecast rolled out and it was steadily increasing to 70% chance of rain on the Big Day, I was super bummed out. We had an outdoor garden ceremony planned and the SOLE purpose I booked Hollis Garden was for the gorgeous scenery for our photos. Well, my dear, sweet DH called my wedding planner and they coordinated a mini photo session with my photographer for Friday so we could get some nice, sunny shots. I was so so so glad we did this because when it DID rain the next day at the wedding, I wasn't nearly as stressed or worried about the weather as I would have been! :) Here are a few photos from our "First Look" sequence :)

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  • Last updated on May 15, 2010 at 1:38 pm
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It was raining right up to THE MINUTE i walked down the aisle... thank you to our family & friends who toughed out the weather for our OUTSIDE garden ceremony!

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I was soooo nervous walking down the aisle. My Dad just kept repeating "Right, Left, Right, Left" to keep me concentrating on walking. I dont know if he was distracting me or himself ;) I am his ony child so it was very emotional for both of us!

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My Dad officiated our Ceremony so it was extra special to us. He opened with a testimony of a father and daughter's love... I will always remember this day!!!

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                                                         First Kiss as Mr. & Mrs!!!!!!

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Our First Dance was so special! We laughed, cried and hugged a lot! Ryan chose "Making Memories of Us" by Keith Urban for us.

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My Dad & I danced to "My Little Girl" by Tim McGraw...

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Ryan and his Mom danced to "My Wish for You" by Rascal Flatts... he is her only child also so it was very special!

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  • Last updated on May 15, 2010 at 7:04 am
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Here are my awesome ladies!

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Here are the guys! They made the entire day so much fun! I had our photographer meet them at a bar by the Hotel where we were getting ready :)

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There are WAAAAYYY too many pictures of Ryan and I that I absolutely *love* but here are some that I was able to narrow down & post :)

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I absolutely LOVE the photo below- In between our kiss you can see the Garden Gazebo where we were married! We didn't even know she was posing us for this shot & I think it is truly amazing!!!! :)

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Here we are with our Bridal Party after the Ceremony:

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I love that our photographer included BOTH of these shots HAHAHA! :)

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Anyone up for some football?!? :)

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Our Best Man and 2 Matrons of Honor :)

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  • Last updated on May 5, 2010 at 2:24 am
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My girls and I got ready at The Terrace Hotel in downtown Lakeland...

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Some Detail Shots:

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I want to make sure to give a shoutout to Alex (abattyref) for her amazing work on our invitation suite & coordinating stationary products. She was a DREAM to work with! Thanks Alex!!

  • Last updated on February 17, 2010 at 5:30 am
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We had an AMAZING time in Puerto Morelos, Mexico at the Dreams All Inclusive Resort & Spa. We stayed for 5 nights/6 days and never had 1 complaint. The resort was brand new, it had just opened a few months prior so everything was in tip top shape and the waitstaff was soooo nice! Anything we needed, they were right there, even bringing us drinks without asking! :)

Here are some photos of the Resort and our room:

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Here is the Beach:

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Our awesome beach bar- all the chairs are swings!!! :)

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Some of our YUMMY food! There were 7 different restaurants to choose from- no reservations required!

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We left the resort twice. Once was for a few hours to walk around Playa Del Carmen. We took a cab ride from our resort and did some shopping and  went to Senor Frogs. We were told to bargain at the stores there, but most of them had "fixed price" signs. It was a little more flea-markety than I had expected but it was still really fun. We got a gorgeous hand painted Sangria pitcher as our souvenir :) Here are some pics:

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Our other off-resort adventure was WELL WORTH the money ($100/pp). We did the Tulum Xtreme, which was an all-day excursion of: visiting & exploring the Tulum ruins (the most gorgeous sea cliffs there!!), snorkeling in an underground cave, rappel, and zip lines. The zip lines were definitely our favorite! We zipped from 3 different towers, one 50' high, one 60' & the last one 70'. AWESOME!!!

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We would definitely reccomend this resort to anyone looking to go to Mexico! The best part was we got everything including airfare for $2200!!!!

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