May 30, 2010

  • Last updated on June 26, 2010 at 6:38 am
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We spent 8 nights at the Sandals Regency St. Lucia and Loved it! 

View from our balcony and the upper pool

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Joe Knows Tour

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Lots of great dinners

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  • Last updated on June 25, 2010 at 6:29 pm
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Our Reception was at the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific.  All of our flowers were done by flower Allie and I could not be happier.  They were beautiful!!! We had a great slideshow that my mom put together. My New Husband and I learned learned the East Coast Swing and danced to Better Together by Jack Johnson.  My dad is a real country dancer, and we dnced to Out of The Clear Blue Sky by George Strait.  We also had a Bridesmaid dance which I choreographed, (I'm a dance teacher so it fit.)

I also changed from a veil to a flower and then to a headband for all the dancing, I couldn't decide. Overall all I can not put it into words what a wonderful beyond my expectations night it was.  

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We also had a cheesy photo booth and it was AWESOME!!!

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  • Last updated on June 25, 2010 at 6:20 pm
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Our Ceremony was at the Beautiful Wayfarer's Chapel in Palos verde

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  • Last updated on June 25, 2010 at 6:16 pm
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It was an amazing day and started beautifully in Long Beach at the Avia.  Beauty and the Beach came to do our make up and I loved it.

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and of course the boys room....

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Then it was off to the lobby for a first look. I got a little teary and am so glad that we did this.

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  • Last updated on May 19, 2010 at 2:16 pm
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I didn't think I was going to do these... but then I got really into the idea of making the water bottle labeles.  Our reception is at the Aquarium so I tred to theme them OOT guest bags will include

  • 2 water bottles
  • travel pouch with two advil
  • finding nemos fruit snacks
  • goldfish
  • 5 pieces of salt water taffy
  • 3 hershey kisses
  • pack of gum
  • crackers with peanut butter
  • wedding map, with locations and directions to ceremony
  • photo share card
  • timeline of weding events and welcome note

I got the timeline layout from http://weddings.shanbritedesigns.com/templates.htm

Waterbottle idea and format from Marchbride2010 the template is here. I made a few changes to the format and did it slightly differently than Marchbride.  I used regular printer paper, printed on the hgihest quality settings then used arrowhead water bottles which worked great because after peelng off the label they left a slightl sticky part to hold the paper while I wrapped it around.  I then put one piece of double sided tape, (the really good stuff I got to make my invitations) for one side then another small ipce on top of that and taped down the other side.  They look great.

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  • Last updated on September 30, 2009 at 1:28 pm
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We went to two places.  One, a mass producing cake place that had okay edible cake... and we met with Erica O'brien.  She uses fresher ingredients and only makes a few cakes each weeken so you are guranteed to have them fresh. We went with Erica, her samples were delicious! I love the all white cakes, but wanted our cake to be fun... so currently our cake inspiration is below with te fish, but  not crooked.  Our cake will be 3 tiers

tier 1- Almond cake with raspberry conserve

tier 2- Chocolate cake with strawberry buttercream 

tier 3- Vanilla bean cake with chocolate buttercream


Here is the inspiration with the actual cake

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