Monday, 30 April 2012

Wedding update

I have been requested for an update on the Destination Wedding prize we won. So here are the prize details:

GRAND PRIZE
(a) The grand prize includes a seven-night stay for bride and groom in a Casita Suite at El Dorado Casitas Royale, A Spa Resort by Karisma, in Riviera Maya, Mexico.  The prize also includes $1,000 air credit to go towards the couple’s flights and upgraded private round-trip airport transfers.  The winning couple will be awarded the Gold Wedding Package, which includes the Honeymoon & Anniversary Package, at El Dorado Royale, and includes the following:

Professional services of a wedding coordinator
Complimentary online bridal registry and wedding website
Wedding guest’s concierge
Bride’s personal in room wedding attendant for three hours on wedding day
Groom’s room on wedding day from 10am-4pm stocked with a selection of beverages and gourmet bites
In-room mannequin with cover to display wedding dress for three days
Spa hairstyle for bride and haircut for groom and spa gift
Justice of the Peace
Filing of all documents for legal ceremony, translation of ceremony and Mexican wedding certificate translated to English and delivered after ceremony via Fed Ex
Witnesses
Blood test performed onsite
Choice of a romantic ceremony location – including an intimate seaside chapel, charming garden wedding gazebos or on the beautiful beach – at El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels and Azul Hotels by Karisma, pending availability
Special aisle runner, table with white linen and uncovered ceremony chairs
Spiritual sand ceremony with keepsake souvenir
Heart shaped petite wedding cake for two
Welcome with a bottle of domestic Champagne on ice in your suite
Guaranteed King-size bed
Deluxe bathrobes for use during stay
Daily suite decorations
Bride’s fresh floral bouquet and groom’s boutonniere
Dinner reservations for the wedding group – up to 40 guests included; additional charges may apply if group size exceeds 40 people
Personalized menu card
Romantically decorated suite on wedding night with rose petals, aromatherapy and candles
Professional wedding photographer, 36 color picture package plus negatives and handmade wedding album
Breakfast in bed on first day of honeymoon 
Post wedding day brunch reservations for wedding group – up to 40 guests included; additional charges may apply if group size exceeds 40 people
Logo beach bag
Late check out for bride & groom
Romantic candlelight dinner for bride & groom on the beach served by beach waiters
Couples half-hour massage lesson
Consultation from Canadian Living editor
Opportunity to have your destination wedding prize package featured in a TBC issue of Canadian Living magazine and on canadianliving.com

Note: Prize acceptance agreement is required.  DestinationWeddings.com will handle all travel arrangements for the entire wedding group. Wedding must be redeemed within 12 months of May 1, 2012. Blackout dates may apply.  Package substitutions are not permitted.  This prize is nontransferable.  Additional restrictions apply. Approximate value of the prize is $12,000 CDN.

Not too shabby!I have been doing a little searching for dresses, and so far this is what I have come up with:

Wedding Dress Ideas











Source: etsy.com via Jamie on Pinterest














Apparently I'm really into ruffles. What's difficult about picking a dress is that my style changes with my mood. Who knows how I will be feeling next April, because next April is our plan for the wedding. Plus I am not really a traditional kind of gal, so white lace ruffles is coming as a bit of surprise to me. I wasn't one of those little girls that dreamed of getting married, and planned out the big day. Marriage has never been on my list of life goals, so I am a little bit intimidated by all the planning that goes along with it, though very excited at the same time! We are planning a non-traditional ceremony. What that looks like, we have no idea. Hopefully we can come up with some ideas over the next eleven months. If you have any that you would like to share, we would be very grateful.

We are still in shock over this win! It's just so incredible! Who knew you could win a wedding?! I will try and share more details as we learn them, but have only just been in touch with the representatives this past week.

I hope you all have a great Monday!

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