Jul 17, 2010

  • Last updated on May 8, 2010 at 2:17 pm
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Here are my table numbers that I made. I will have 2 alternating brooches.

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  • Last updated on April 7, 2010 at 8:31 am
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So here she is...OUR wedding cake!

This cake will be 4 tiers. 2 tiers will be of the traditional mexican tres leches cake with kauhla! Mmmmm!

And my favorite will be of chocolate cake, cheesecake and fresh rasberries!! mmmmmm

  • Last updated on February 26, 2010 at 8:43 am
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Centerpiece Inspiration


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Here are my DIY mock-ups that I will be making the day before our big day!

All Roses were ordered from global rose. For my review, please check out my post...


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And here is my escort card table mock-ups...

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Here is what I have ordered for the big day!


Boutonnieres for Groomsmen...


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Bout for Groom...

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Corsages for my mom, FMIL, grandma and godmother...except all white!


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 For my girls....There bouquet will consist of lavender roses, purple mini cala lilies, lavender freesias and white sweet peas.


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For my MOH- Except the calla lillies will be purple.


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Cremony Deco

Something similar to this...

Wedding in Chicago IL, Crystal Flower Shop

MY BOUQUET! ALL WHITE! It will consist of white roses, white calla lilies and white tulips!


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  • Last updated on February 7, 2010 at 8:06 am
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So FI and I are pretty much paying for this wedding ourselves which is going to be tough. I am still in school and working as a teachers asst making nothing an hour! He is pretty much taking care of this huge cost! We are really trying to keep the cost down and stay within our 15k budget. Its really tough. Here is the breakdown so far.

Venue and Catering- Hilton Oak Lawn. 150 people. Our reception is a Saturday in July, since it is a hot day the prices are a little higher! This includes food, alcohol, limo and centerpieces =  $9,400

Church- Mary Queen of Heaven, Cicero. are having a traditional Catholic ceremony. Our fee = $450.00

DJ- Mike Huerta. Mix Music. htt-p:// This was actually one of the easiest things to book. We went with a DJ who has worked my cousin and sisters wedding. He was a huge hit at both events so we knew were were going to book him= $800.00

Photographer- Dulce M. Rodriguez. We were referred to Dulce from a friend who had booked her for their wedding. She is very talented and is just starting to branch out as an independent photographer. She is very patient and friendly! Plus we got a FREE engagement shoot! Her package includes all day coverage and a Hi-Resolution CD to print our own pictures. She has packages that include an album= $800

Dress- Eva's Bridal of Oaklawn. I bought my Maggie Sottero there. The staff was helpful. I actually changed my mind on my dress and they let me change my order.=$1400.00

Invitations-Wedding Paper Divas. We thought about going the DIY route but we got lazy. We bought 75 invitations, response, reception cards=$230.00

Shoes- DSW Warehouse. I got my shoes for $20 off the clearance rack!= $20.00

Bridesmaid gifts- Silk robe, personalized tote and pen, slippers, lotion and body wash, luggage tag and magnetic note pad = $180 for all 6 girls

Groomsmen-JcPenny. Tuxedo set. =$180

Groom's Attire- Tuxedo set and suit =$200

As of right now we have $1340 left for our other expenses. Rehersal dinner and other accessories we may need.

Items that have been gifted by family and friend


Wedding Bands


  • Last updated on January 20, 2010 at 10:53 am
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So our engagement session is not until April because we want to weight until the weather gets warmer! My sister grabbed my camera and my fiance and I to take some pictures for our website! They turned out pretty good for DIY!







  • Last updated on October 30, 2009 at 1:52 pm
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So I will be having 6 bridesmaids including my maid of honor! I want them each to have a different dress in a different shade of purple. These are the ones that have been purchased so far...


Suzi Chin Maggy Boutique Ruched Satin Sheath Dress   Calvin Klein Satin Dress  Donna Ricco Stretch Satin Sheath Dress




So these are are GM choice for their tuxes..

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