Life: Wedding Planning

After I posted about my engagement I received so many sweet comments/emails, so I thought I would update you on the wedding plans! 🙂 If you follow me on Instagram, then you know some details.

Well… it’s official Erik and I are getting married February 20, 2016 in Nassau, Bahamas!!

Greek Church BahamasWhat’s pretty special is that they have a Greek Orthodox Church there! So, we will be having a traditional Greek Orthodox wedding ceremony. This is something I’ve always envisioned as a little girl.

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We will be having our reception at The Sandals Resort, as well as where everyone will be staying.

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The Sandals Resort is all-inclusive and they say they specialize in dietary needs (so I’m praying I don’t get sick there)! I will update you all once I get back and let you know if they are Celiac safe!

The resort has an offshore island and all non-motorized water sports are included! I can’t wait!!

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The idea of not being able to see everything before makes this Type-A girl a little nervous 😉 but I figure with the natural beauty of the Bahamas, I can’t go wrong! So far The Sandals has been incredible. As soon as I booked the date, I was assigned a wedding coordinator that I will be talking to from now until the wedding. The day we arrive I meet with her and she shows us all the details as well as seven different locations for the reception we get to pick from. This picture is just a sample of one!

Okay so now on to the planning!

These are the boxes I gave to ask my bridesmaids to be in the wedding. I wanted to go with a beach theme in honor of the Bahamas. Inside the box I put: a little bottle of Caribbean rum, a luggage tag that is a sandal, an Alex and Ani bracelet that has a shell on it, and a card that said “I can’t tie the knot without you”.

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This is Cathy, my cousin/best friend. We are 5 months (to the day) apart and so she has always been the sister I’ve never had. I think she liked her box! She will be my maid of honor.

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This is so special to share this time with her! We used to play wedding and plan ours when we were little girls!

On to dress shopping!

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I love every minute of wedding planning and making incredible memories with my mom that I will forever cherish! This is us on our way to a dress appointment!

 

It’s been fun trying dresses on! The problem is, I love them all! haha. Another issue is that since we are having a destination wedding I don’t want something super hot or heavy…which most of the dresses seem to be! At the same time, I don’t want something too casual since I’m having a church ceremony.

 

My mom and I opened her dress, what a special moment!

I love this quote. It’s so easy to get caught up in all the superficial aspects of a wedding, but it’s important to remember the big picture.

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I can’t wait to marry my best friend and spend forever with him! 🙂

If you have an advice or tips, please share them with me! I would love any info regarding past experiences with destination weddings, Sandals Resort trips, wedding dress ideas,etc!

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