S: Sara & Ross - April 6, 2013
BC: Love, Sara & Ross | xoxo
FC: Sara & Ross | Punta Cana, Dominican Republic | April 6, 2013
1: Sara Ross | April 6, 2013 | &
2: Life is so much better near the ocean....
3: Thank you for joining us on our special day.... The wait is finally over! Welcome to sun, sand and relaxation...welcome to Punta Cana! Even though we didn't want a traditional wedding at home, it was still very important to us to be able to celebrate with those we love. So we are both so happy to be having the wedding of our dreams - on a beautiful beach surrounded by our closest family and friends. We are honored that you have been able to travel so far to join us on our big day. In this book you will find some information you might need during your stay including a guest list and itinerary. There are also a few fun facts and games to keep you busy on the plane or the beach. This is not just a special time for us - its your vacation too! So please enjoy yourselves and make some wonderful memories too. Love, Ross & Sara
4: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic | Discovered: In 1492 by Christopher Columbus (originally called the island Hispaniola) Official language: Spanish Population: approximately 8 million Currency: US $ and Dominican Peso Official Time: UTC -5 Climate: 25 - 30 Celsius year round Population: Approx 8 million | Punta Cana is the largest and fastest growing tourist destination in the Caribbean and it is a popular vacation spot for people all around the world. Punta Cana boasts over 50 resorts and 30, 000 rooms spread across 40 kilometers of the East Coast's beautiful white sand beaches.
5: Arrival Tax: $10 per person Departure Tax: $20 per person Reservations at Restaurants: Book early in the morning for day of reservation - especially for Japanese and Italian restaurants Dress Code for Restaurants: Long pants, dress shirt or polo shirt, casual or formal shoes (no flip flops) Must see places: Natural Park - Los Haitises Semi deserted Islands - Saona and Catalina Island Cities - Altos de Chavon in La Romana and Santo Domingo | Travel Tips
6: The Resort | The Majestic Elegance
7: A Pool 12. Restaurant "Flavours" 29. Convention Center B Jacuzzi 13. Restaurant "II Botaccio" 30. Chapel C Children's Pool 14. Restaurant "9 Doors" 31. Multi-sports Complex D Water Fountains 15. Restaurant Gourmet 32. Soccer Field E Lakes 16. Steakhouse "Asadito" 33. Archery Court 17. Gym 34. Spa 1. Lobby (Reception) 18. Plaza del Toro 35. Wedding Aisle 2. Internet Center 19. Playground 36. Parrots Bar 3. Reading Room 20. Theatre 37. Swimming Pool Towels and Toilets 4. Events Room 21. Bar Lobby 38. Wet Bar 5. Activities Room (spinning) 22. Plaza Colon (Coffee Bar) 39. Beach Palapa (Rest. See & Sea) 6. Private Check in/out 23. Shopping Center 40. Beach Toilets 7. Public Relations 24. Coco's Nightclub 41. Scuba-diving Palapa 8. Brand Shops 25. Mini Club 42. Elegance Club "Elle" 9. Courtesy Room 26. "La Bodeguita del Majestic" 43. Elegance Club "Ella" 10. Lockers 27. Sports Bar I. VIP Lounge II. Swimming Pool "Barsito" Bar 11. Reception Bar (Piano Bar) 28. Casino III. Sunset Bar IV. Private Pool V. Majestic Sands
8: Ross & Sara Bride & Groom | Kathy & Al Thomson Step-Mother & Father of the Groom | Sue Caldwell Mother of the Bride | Julia & Tim Dolan Sister & Brother In-law of the Bride | Brynn & Aiden Daughter & Son of the Bride & Groom | Guest Book
9: Irene & Iain Thomson Aunt & Uncle of the Groom | Michele & Brent Hayes Cousin and Cousin In-law of the Groom | Keith & Kori Kowal Friends of the Bride & Groom | Bruce & Judy Moffat Family Friends of the Groom | Family is where our story begins.....
10: Chris McCrimmon Friend of the Bride & Groom | Nancy & Mike Chagger Friends of the Bride & Groom | Friends are an important ingredient in the recipe of life.. | Kathryn Hill & Justin Comartin Friends of the Bride & Groom | Ben Ducharme & Deidre Cartwright Friends of the Bride & Groom
11: Guest Information Guest Room No. Guest Room No. Ross & Sara __________ Bruce & Judy __________ Al & Kathy __________ Mike & Nancy __________ Sue & Aiden __________ Keith & Kori __________ Julia & Tim __________ Chris __________ Iain & Irene __________ Deidre & Ben __________ Michele & Brent __________ Kat & Justin __________
12: JULIA DOLAN, Bride's sister Growing up with a 7 year age difference we were never close, but now that we are older and both with children I consider her to be one of my best friends. Thank you for all your love and support! | The Wedding Party | DEIDRE CARTWRIGHT, Bride's friend Deidre and I grew up in London, Ontario together since the age of 10. We were always really close as we shared the same passion for fun. I am so thankful she is able to be here for my big day! | The Bridesmaids
13: The Groomsmen | KEITH KOWAL, Groom's friend My first job with RTD was with Keith back in 2004. He took me on as his assistant and taught me everything I know in NDE. When times got tough for me, Keith opened his door and his family and took me in like a brother. | CHRIS McCRIMMON, Groom's friend Chris and I met back in high school as we shared similar interests in cars and other extra curricular activities. Our high school years were spent living out some of our most fun and irresponsible memories!
14: Schedule of Events | Wednesday, April 3 Arrival Day Welcome cocktail at the Lobby Bar @ 7:30 pm Thursday, April 4 Welcome dinner at "Flavours" Buffet Restaurant @ 5:30 pm Friday, April 5 Optional Golf or Spa Day Saturday, April 6 Wedding Day (see separate itinerary) Sunday, April 7 Recovery Day! Monday, April 8 TBA Tuesday, April 9 Optional Surfing or Horseback Riding Wednesday, April 10 Departure Day
15: Wedding Day | Saturday April 6, 2013 CEREMONY 1:00 PM (please arrive 10 minutes early) Ceremony will be held at the beach gazebo. Champagne toast will be held immediately after the ceremony * Please note seating: As two families become one...please choose a seat and not a side! PHOTOS 1:45 - 5:00 PM Order of Photos: Group (this means everyone!), Family, Wedding Party, Bride & Groom * Feel free to leave for lunch, a swim or a quick Siesta once group/family pictures are over DINNER 6:30 - 8:30 PM Dinner will be held at the Majestic Elegance Steakhouse "Asadito" RECEPTION 8:30 - 11:00 PM A private reception will be held at the Majestic Colonial Presidential Suite Enjoy a night of drinks and dancing! 11:00 PM Time to take it to the disco to party the night away! or, continue to hang out at the Presidential Suite
16: Arrival and Departure Information | Toronto San Francisco April 3, 2013 April 3, 2013 Depart Toronto at 6:15 am Depart San Francisco (Atlanta) at 9:45am Arrive Punta Cana at 10:25 am Arrive Punta Cana at 1:15 pm April 10, 2013 April 10, 2013 Depart Punta Cana at 11:55 am Depart Punta Cana at 4:10 pm Arrive Toronto at 4:30 pm Arrive San Francisco at 12:27 am Edmonton Vancouver April 3, 2013 April 3, 2013 Depart Edmonton at 9:40 am Depart Vancouver at 6:00 am Arrive Punta Cana at 6:15 pm Arrive Punta Cana at 6:15 pm April 10, 2013 April 10/17, 2013 Depart Punta Cana at 3:05 pm Depart Punta Cana at 3:05 pm Arrive Edmonton at 8:35 pm Arrive Vancouver at 10:10 pm
17: We Do! Word Search
18: English Yes No Please Thank you You're welcome Good morning Hello Good bye My name is... Do you speak English? I don't understand I don't know | Spanish Si No Por favor Gracias De nada Buenos dias Hola Adios Mi nombre es Hable ingles? No comprendo No se | Pronunciation SEE NOH Pore fah-vore GRAH-see-ahs De-NAW-da BWEHnos DHEE ahs OH lah Ah dhee OHS Mee NOMBreh es AH-bla een-GLASE Noh kohm-PREHN-dho Noh say | Spanish Phrases
19: English Where is/are...? How much does it cost? What time is it? Bathroom The Pool Towel Waiter/waitress I have a reservation Water Beer Rum Wedding | Spanish Donde esta/estan...? Cuanto cuesta? Que hora es? Bano Piscina Toalla Camarero/camarera Tengo una reserva Agua Cerveza Ron Le boda | Pronunciation DHOHN-dheh ehs-TAH KWAHN-toh KWEH-stah Kay OH-rah ehs BAH-ny-os Pee-SEE-nah Toh-AH-yah Kah-mah-REH-roh/rah TEN-goh OO-nah reh-sir-VA AH-gwha SIR-vay-SA RON LE bow-DA
21: Share your memories... | We hope that this will be a memorable trip for lots of reasons - not just because of our wedding. Please share your pictures and show us your favorite moments. We would love to see our wedding celebration from your point-of-view as well as any of your favorite pictures taken during your vacation. So when you get home please upload your pictures to our photo-sharing site: http://rossandsaratietheknot.shutterfly.com/
23: Thank You