Nov 07, 2009
I created and ordered my wedding album on Blurb- I am very pleased with the result.
Here's the cover, a few of the pages (there are a total of 50 pgs), and the back cover:
My FI, Davit, and I are both lawyers (well he already is and I am close- just job hunting after passing the FL Bar in July!). We've been together for close to 10 years now- since I was 15 and we're so excited to be married.
My Colors were turquoise and various shades of purple/lilac. Those are my favorite colors and that was sort of the theme of the wedding, if there is one- just lots of turquoise and purples and some fairy tale in there as well!
Little Engagement Brunch with Friends (at the Miami Rusty Pelican- ironic since we are having our wedding at the Tampa Rusty Pelican)
Licensed to Wed!
Bridal Shower and Bachelorette Party!
I have never felt so special! My parents rented out two lovely townhouses on the water for a ladies' luncheon followed by a pool party and then bachelorette craziness and club/bar hopping!
We had a casual Rehearsal Dinner at Bahama Breeze.
We were married at a gazebo overlooking the Tampa Bay at the Rusty Pelican just before sunset, our reception was also there.
We had alternating turquoise and lilac chair bows.
Menu and our plated dinner- Filet and crab stuffed gulf shrimp with a rasberry coulis=YUM
Our Save the Date's -
I just made these free magnets from VistaPrint to include in some of the invites I guess..LOL couldn't resist the offer for 25 free w/my own picture upload
Invitations- in the middle it says "Once upon a time, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale"
Not sure if you can really see it but it has a couple facing away looking out over the water with her head on his shoulder- I just love it and on the right above there's a pro pic mirroring the same pose :) !
DIY Calligraphy-ish - We printed onto the envelopes with reallly light gray in Park Avenue font and then used turquoise gel pens to trace over it. On the right is the back of the envelopes with our preprinted return address in purple and stickers of Dave and I that we had made.
All Things BRIDE!!!
My Dress- I had it altered to have a sweetheart neckline - first photoshop attempt at sweetheart on right
My mom on her wedding day, and me in my dress (I like that it's reminiscent of hers)
3rd Fitting and 4th Fitting
Final Fitting with one of my MOH's!
The Dress in Action
My Shoes! Coloriffics - Andie I think..I just got them dyed turquoise to match the girls' dresses and for a pop of color. I wanted something cute, dressy, and with a low heel- so these worked out well w/only 1 inch heel ($45 from Shoebuy.com plus $20 for them to be dyed by a local shoe repair place).
The Bling- Jewelry!
My Wedding Earrings!
New Bracelet- Just received this from lafancybeads on Ebay- I love it!
Wedding Bands! We opted for simple classic platinum bands- I love them! I got his engraved with "Peas & Carrots 11*7*09" because he used to always say we went together like peas and carrots :)
Wedding Party Attire- Overview + The Real Thing
Me and my 3 awesome Maids of Honor (they all are MOH's lol) when we were dress shopping! They are all so wonderful and beautiful too!
More Pics of the girls when we all took a weekend trip up to hang out with my parents.
Amanda- My BFF since 6th Grade
Stacy- My hilarious friend and fellow UMiami 'Cane
Crystal- Also a fellow Hurricane and wonderful friend
Flower Girl- Niece Chloe
Bridal Party Attire- I am SOO stoked b/c I found the BM dresses! They are the perfect color turquoise, chiffon just like I wanted, and they even have vertical ruffles to coordinate with my wedding dress!!!! And, I got a great deal for them on EBay, like 1/4 of the retail price and they are new with tags! SCORE!
The girls looked gorgeous!
The Men's Attire-
All the guys will be wearing Men's Wearhouse Tuscany Vests and Ties.
The Groomsmen will be wearing Malibu Turquoise ones to match the girls, Dave (the Groom) will wear white to match me, and the father's will be wearing Regency Purple to match our mom's and pull in the purple from our overall color scheme. The tux is a one button notch lapel suit.
Some DIY Details- a couple of my DIY Pomanders (that will line the aisle from white shepards hooks) and I DO cake table letters, and Bride and Groom Signs for our getting ready rooms..silly but fun projects :)
Table Numbers- Found these awesome 4 x 6 mirror + frames at the Dollar Tree and I painted and glued the numbers onto the mirror side! And, I bought a couple giant martini glasses for cocktail hour/room decor the gum is to show how big they are.
DIY 8 x 10 photo cardbox (almost finished)
DIY Monogram of sorts:
Favors- Personalized Breath Mint Tins
Centerpieces- We had trumpet vases with turqoise water in them and lights underneath. The BM Bouquets were also similar to these arrangements.
Music- For the ceremony we are had a violinist, DJ for the Reception
Ceremony Song List
Ceremony Prelude - assortment of these- When I Fall in Love, What a Wonderful World, Saving All My Love, At Last, Over the Rainbow, Can You Feel the Love Tonight
Bridal Party- Jesu, Joy
Bride- Canon in D
Sand Ceremony- Devotion
Recessional- Wedding March (FI wants this I think it's a little cheesy and overdone but he really wants it so I try to give in when it really matters to him since he's letting me plan 95% of things)
Entrance- Black Eyed Peas I've Gotta Feeling
First Dance Song- Jim Brickman You Are the Love of My Life
Father Daughter Dance- Steven Curtis Chapman Cinderella
Mother Son Dance- David Chamberlin In Your Eyes
Bouquet Song- Beyonce' Single Ladies
Garter Removal- Def Leppard Pour Some Sugar On Me
Garter Toss- Right Said Fred I'm Too Sexy
Cake Cutting- The Archies Candy Girl
Last Song- I've Had the Time of My Life (from Dirty Dancing)
Cake- Our cake was 3 tiers. Ooh, and flavor wise it was an almond rasberry swirl cake with rasberry mousse filling- it was DELICIOUS!
Cake Topper- fairy tale carriage w/ flowers-
Hair Inspiration- hair down with large loose curls with a nice amount of volume via clipin extensions
Here is my inspiration paired against pics of me at my H + MU trial- I think she nailed it!
Inspiration My Trial
Wedding Day Hair:
Makeup Inspiration Trial
Wedding Day Makeup Close Ups:
Miscellaneous Details -
Trumpet Toating Flutes (to mirror our trumpet CP vases)
Most beautiful shower gift- an engraved Jewelery/Music Box
Limo for our 1st look & SO EXCITED- it's a secret surprise so keep it on the DL (lol) but we are going to leave in this beautiful horse-drawn fairy tale lighted Cinderella carriage!
Sand Ceremony w/turquoise and purple sand
Our Fairy Tale Carriage Ice Sculpture-
Colorful parasols for bridal party pics and to sit at the back of all of the chairs for the ceremony aisle
Honeymoon- SO FUN! We went on a weeklong Norwegian Cruise Line Cruise (leaving a full week after our wedding) and we SO enjoyed our mini suite + balcony! We have been on a couple of cruises before and have always wanted a balcony- all the W.Caribbean ports were awesome too!
We're married!!! Our fairy tale wedding was November 7, 2009 in Tampa, FL! Enjoy tons of our pics!
All photos by www.ErinChris.com
Bridal Party- Me and my 3 MOH's - Amanda, Crystal, and Stacy
The Guys- My Handsome Groom Davit and his Best Man James and his brothers Jimmy & Henry
Our First Look - The Big Reveal :)
*The Bride & Groom*
Us with ALL of our Guests :D We love all of these people!
Our Wedding Party- the whole gang :) - Amanda, Henry, Crystal, James, Stacy, and Jimmy
The Reception Details
Reception- Entrance to "I've gotta feeling...", First Dance, Father + Mother Dances, Toasts
Party Time, DH's sweet speech to me, + Cake Cutting
Our Grand Departure - Bubbles and our Fairy Tale Carriage!
Favorite Non-Pro Pics
Pro Pic Slideshow: http://erinchris.com/Slideshows/Shaena_Davit_Wedding/
Wedding Photog Blog: http://erinharvey.blogspot.com/2009/11/wedding-tampa-fl-shaena-and-davit.html
Pro+NonPro Pics- Flickr Wedding Collection: http://www.flickr.com/photos/shaenal21/collections/72157622523711652/