Wedding Welcome Bag Ideas: Engage!16 Sea Island

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Photography: Laura Dee Photography, John Cain Photography, Love Life Images, Joel Callaway Photography, Carla Ten Eyck, Paul Morse Photographs, Genevieve De Manio Photography

Location: Sea Island Resort, Branding + Signage + Furniture, Displays + Accessories: Beachview Event Rentals, Floral + Garden Displays: Vine Garden Market, Products: One Love Organics, Mel Boteri, Lolli and Pops, Solemates, Design + Gift Curation: Gifts for the Good Life, Videography: Elysium Productions, I Do Films 

 

 

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Riviera Maya Honeymoon Activities: Visit the Cenotes

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If you’re headed to Riviera Maya, Mexico for your destination wedding or honeymoon, you’ll have plenty to do once you arrive.  On a recent visit to the fabulous Rosewood Mayakoba, we got the chance to experience some of the unique activities the area has to offer – like swimming in the cenotes!  That’s right, a bucket list item for me for sure, we got to swim in the beautiful underground caves known as cenotes.  There are approx 7000 of them in the region and they truly take your breath away.  You climb under the earth and when you reach your destination, you’re in a natural pool, surrounded by crystals that form and make the water incredibly refreshing (and good for your skin too!).

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If you were ever in the market for a GoPro, now is the time to get one.  It’s hard to describe how magical it is in the chilly water as you put mud on your skin and get that natural glow, like you’re in a spa but better!

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The caves are part of the Mayan culture in the area and your guide will teach you a bit about their history during the hour long excursion.

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We traveled by swanky SUV thanks to Rosewood Mayakoba and were greeted by warm towels and cold water once we emerged.  If your family and friends are up for a little adventure (and not too claustrophobic) then be sure to plan an outing under the ground and a visit to one of the many cenote spots in Riviera Maya during your destination wedding weekend.  You won’t forget or regret it!

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Photography: Dave Noonan – C10 Studios, Booking: Rosewood Mayakoba

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Destination Wedding Websites Discount

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It’s time for another deal from our fabulous friends at Appy Couple!!  We love our readers and love giving you steals and deals for your big day!  So if you’re looking a destination wedding website (or one for your backyard at home I do), then look no further than Appy Couple.  With over 500+ designs to choose from, no matter your style or location, there’s something perfect for you!  It’s easy to use, no coding required, just fill in the blanks once you’ve selected your style and you’re good to go!

A wedding website is a great way to keep guests informed about your destination and travel details when on the road and keep the questions at bay during your planning process.  Just visit Appy Couple and no matter your purchase, use PROMO CODE BB25 at checkout and save!  Happy shopping friends and travelers!

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Quick + Easy Way to Slim Down for the Big Day

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Today we want to dish about a great product, a little known secret that should be shared among brides, bridesmaids, or anyone looking to drop a few pounds before the big day.  It’s called the Bikini Cleanse!   Can you say honeymoon ready!?  

We recently tried the new three-day kit and wow, dare I say I liked it? The three or seven day programs come packaged so cute, you’ll actually want to get going!  And once you do, you won’t starve, I promise! 7 day wedding cleanseThe Bikini Cleanse

The kit comes complete with a “passport” to help you succeed – with shopping lists, meal plan suggestions, and even journal notes to keep you positive through the process.  Also included is a shake (I recommend you have for breakfast) that tastes a little like an orangesicle from childhood, only this one helps you lose weight!  Then you’ll enjoy a berry flavored tea pack twice a day to snack in between two real meals (think salmon and broccoli).  Before bed?  A detox tea to get you through the night (and it tastes delish!).  Surprisingly, I wasn’t hungry at all, in fact, I had to remind myself not to skip a step throughout the day since you’re still eating meals while on the cleanse.   

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And it works.  The Bikini Cleanse is a great way to drop some quick water weight and lose a few pounds before putting on that dress (I did it before walking as a bridesmaid recently).  It’s also something I would consider including in my semi-regular routine just to reset and rid myself of those cravings that tend to creep up throughout the year.  The program is simple, easy to do, tastes good, and it’s affordable too.  Why not?!

And once the big day is done, I highly recommend ordering a few extra detox tea packs for bedtime.  It tastes so good, it’s a healthy habit you’ll want to keep long after the cleanse is complete.

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To order your three day cleanse or seven day routine, check out the Bikini Cleanse here!

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Register for a Cause for Your Wedding Registry

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Today we want to share with you a new idea for your wedding registry.  If you’re looking to give back, pay it forward, or just spread the love of your big day, then consider registering to support your favorite charity or charities in lieu of kitchen products and home accessories.  Who really needs another blender anyway!?  Enter the brand new charitable giving wedding website, The Good Beginning.  Founded by destination wedding planner, Beth Helmstetter, after seeing a need to do more and help others do the same, the program gives groups the ability to give during a time in one’s life when we have so much.

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The Good Beginning is a hub where couples can actually register for donations to their favorite charities.  The registry allows couples to either choose from a list of featured organizations or upload their own personal favorites and then create a personal portal that they can embed into a wedding website or share directly with guests. Guests can also go to the site and search for each couple by name and give!

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In addition to the registry feature, The Good Beginning also features fun stories about fashion, design and wedding planning to easily plan a socially conscious wedding. There’s no time like the beginning of a marriage to start the ritual of giving back and doing good!  Check it out and sign up today to share the love.

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