Courtney & Andrew

April 14, 2014

Welcome!

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Welcome! We hope you can all join us for the big day in Cozumel, Mexico! Please make sure you RSVP below and check back often for new info!
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Courtney
Andrew
Cruise
The Proposal
How we met
events
Sun
Apr 13
2014

1:00 PM
TO 4:00 PM

Meet at Secrets Aura Pier

Catamaran Sail and Snorkel Tour
Event Theme

As our gift to you, please join us for an afternoon of sailing and snorkeling on a private catamaran!

Enjoy the Mexican Caribbean on this sailing tour, visiting coral gardens, reefs and drop offs for first class snorkeling with all equipment provided.

Throughout the tour there is an open bar of soft drinks, bottled water, cold beer, Rum Punch, Cuba Libre (Rum and Coke), Tequila Sunrise, Tequila Shots as well as seasonal fruit and freshly prepared guacamole with chips. The catamaran has shade, restrooms and music.

Please bring along biodegradable/reef-safe sunscreen and a towel.

More info about sunscreen requirements:
www.cozumel-tours.com/biodegradable-sunscreen.htm

Directions

The catamaran will pick us up at the Secrets Aura Pier. Please arrive a few minutes early so we can set sail promptly at 1 pm!

Private Catamaran
Sun
Apr 13
2014

6:30 PM
TO 8:30 PM

Sunscape Sabor
Ocean Front Terrace
Cozumel, Mexico

Notes

Alan and Kathy Jensen are happy to host a rehearsal cocktail party with drinks and appetizers on the evening of Sunday, April 13th, 2014.

Mon
Apr 14
2014

6:00 PM

Secrets Aura Resort
Cozumel, Mexico, United States

Ceremony on the beach of Secrets Aura Resort
Secrets Aura Cozumel Resort
Dress Code

Beach chic - Our entire evening is set on the gorgeous sandy shores of Cozumel!

Women: Keep it light and flowy! Maxi's and sundresses with cute accessories and beach appropriate shoes (leave your stiletto's at home)!
Men: Linen pants or khakis with a button-down or collared shirt will keep you casual and cool!

All in all, we want you to look good and feel comfortable! Check our pinterest below for more ideas!

Pinterest

Beach Chic Wedding Attire

Ideas for beach wedding attire!

Mon
Apr 14
2014

7:00 PM
TO 8:00 PM

Secrets Aura Resort
Cozumel, Mexico, United States

Notes

Enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres on the beach!

Mon
Apr 14
2014

8:00 PM
TO 11:00 PM

Secrets Aura Resort
Cozumel, Mexico, United States

Our celebration on the beach continues with a full seated dinner, open bar and DJ! Make sure you RSVP with your dinner selection!

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Greensboro, NC United States

There will be a small gathering in Greensboro, NC after the big day to include the bride's family that is unable to make it to Mexico! Check back soon for more details! :)

key people
Bridesmaids
Renee Hill
Matron of Honor
Renee is Courtney’s older sister and oldest friend. When they were't busy tormenting their little brother :) , they were likely in the basement making up dance routines and shows. As adults they were lucky to spend several years living nearby. Renee lives in Tampa, Florida with her husband Tim and works as a Senior Marketing Associate for New York Life Insurance Company.
Elizabeth Lane Green
Bridesmaid
Courtney and EL met at Sternberger Elementary where they both started Girl Scouts as “daisies”. Growing up, EL came to all of Courtney's birthday parties and in high school, Courtney had lunch at EL's house almost daily. EL lives in Atlanta, Georgia and works as an Account Coordinator for Asbury Automotive Group.
Kelly Blanks
Bridesmaid
Courtney and Kelly met at Outback Steakhouse where they both worked during high school. They’ve shared drinks at nearly every bar in Greensboro and always end the night with a meal from Cook-out. Kelly lives in Atlanta, Georgia and works as a Flight Attendant for Delta.
Courtney Purvis
Bridesmaid
Courtney and Courtney, or Baber and Purvis as they were often called, met at Grimsley and were practically joined at the hip through high school. They often consider themselves lucky for surviving those shenanigan-filled years. Courtney lives in Clemmons, North Carolina where she does promotional work.
Holly McAdam
Bridesmaid
Courtney and Holly met a few years ago when Courtney’s brother introduced Holly as his girlfriend (now fiance!). She fit right in as part of the family and has a particularly special bond with Courtney’s Mom. Holly lives in Asheville, North Carolina and works as a Speech-Language Pathologist for Carolina Pediatric Therapy.
Groomsmen
Our Parents
Bob Baber & Victoria Eves-Baber
Bride's Parents
Robert was born in Valley Forge, PA, but grew up as an “army brat” moving 13 times and attending 4 high schools in 3 countries. Victoria also spent much of her childhood overseas where she attended boarding school in Switzerland and lived in Germany the same years Bob did! She raised 2 sons in Massachusetts before moving down to North Carolina. Bob and Victoria recently celebrated their 13 year anniversary! They enjoy the best of both worlds in North Carolina, spending most of the time at their lake front home in Morganton while also enjoying the beautiful fall and winter in the mountains of Boone. Robert is a business consultant, but his true passion is brewing beer! It all began with a Christmas gift 2 years ago from his children and he has since brewed and bottled over 22 beers, ranging from a simple Citrus Wheat to his more complex Double Chocolate Starbucks Coffee Stout. Victoria is a Regional Credit Manager and Administration Executive at Bank of America. When not working she is likely whipping up her famous salad and a delicious meal while enjoying a glass of Chardonnay!
Alan & Kathy Jensen
Groom's Parents
Alan was born in Redwood Falls, MN and grew up in Brainerd learning to hunt and fish from his father. He joined the Air Force after high school where he served four years in the Vietnam War. Alan retired from a family road construction business after 33 dedicated years. Kathy was born and raised in Brainerd and spent four years abroad in Germany. For 17 years, she was an Insurance Coordinator at the Brainerd Medical Center. After which Kathy and her sister, Nancy, finally fulfilled their dreams of owning a home décor gift shop. Not only did they enjoy helping others furnish their homes, but they also enjoyed the perk of redecorating their own homes… many, many times during those 16 years. :) Alan and Kathy met through friends and were married 4 months later! Their retirement has allowed them ample time to visit their grandchildren in Wisconsin and also escape the cold winters by heading south to the sunny shores of Florida! Kathy enjoys the beach while Alan collects sea shells and their sweet yellow lab, Maggie, doesn’t mind the warmer temperatures either. Alan and Kathy will be celebrating their 40 year anniversary shortly after the marriage of their son!
Vickie Baber
Bride's Mother
Vickie was born in South Carolina and lived near the coast for nearly half of her life! She is a true beach girl and it remains one of her favorite places to this day. She was a stay at home mom where she made sure her 3 kids were on top of their school work and especially enjoyed helping with their art projects. Anyone who knows Vickie knows of her craftiness! She could regularly be found in the hallway of the kid’s school, volunteering to make bulletin boards and art displays. She was known fondly by teachers and students alike. She went on to have a home organization and decorating business. These days she enjoys yoga, gardening and continues to decorate Christmas trees more beautiful than anyone I know!
Cozumel, Mexico
Cozumel, Mexico
Things to Do

Cozumel is just 30 miles from north to south and 10 miles from east to west, so the island can be easily explored! On average, the island stays around a blissful 80 degrees. It’s always a beach day in Cozumel, as the water ranges from a warm 77 to 82 degrees throughout the year.


Cozumel is home to the largest reef system in the Americas, the Mesoamerican Reef. Full of hundreds of tropical fish, turtles and other vibrant sea life, it is truly a divers dream. But even if you don’t explore down into the depths of the ocean, there is much to see for snorkelers too. There are as many as 250 different species of tropical fish including queen angelfish and the illusive toadfish, seen nowhere else in the world.


Above the sparkling surface of the water, the trees are speckled with frigate birds, brown pelicans, olivaceous cormorants and others. If you look closely, you may catch a glimpse of a tree frog, a crocodile or an iguana resting in the lush vegetation.

Accommodations

We have selected two resorts due to their close proximity and one is the wedding ceremony and reception location! Feel free to do your own research, stay wherever you wish and book travel arrangements that work best for you!


TRAVEL AGENCY PACKAGES

A travel agency has put together Flight+Hotel packages that are competitive to online rates! Click the link below from your departing city to view package details and pricing. **Rates fluctuate daily, so book early!**


Traveling from Charlotte: drive.google.com/file/d/0B_cKygBoCgKQV0FpU25ncmhtSmc/edit?usp=sharing


Traveling from Tampa: drive.google.com/file/d/0B_cKygBoCgKQUG9zcWFFR1RmYTA/edit?usp=sharing


Traveling from Minneapolis: drive.google.com/file/d/0B_cKygBoCgKQRnhOLUZYbWI2Snc/edit?usp=sharing


Traveling from Kansas City: drive.google.com/file/d/0B_cKygBoCgKQR0lBYktSbDV1ZmM/edit?usp=sharing


*If your departure city is not listed or you will be sharing a room with a guest traveling from another city, please contact Gayla Smith with Spears Travel for pricing and options! Identify as "Courtney & Andrew Wedding Group" -Tel: 800-688-8033, Em: gsmith@spearstravel.com


HOTEL ONLY

If you are redeeming travel rewards for your flight and only need to book a hotel, please visit the website of one of our suggested wedding resorts and enter "Group Code": JENSENWEDDING for discounted room rates! Be sure to use all caps and enter the code in the GROUP CODE area. The booking window is October 30 to December 31, 2013. The travel window is April 11- 30, 2014.

Secrets Aura Cozumel Resort
Accommodations

Accommodations

Secrets Aura Cozumel

Wedding ceremony and reception location


Adult-only all-inclusive resort, Elegant accommodations with stunning views, Welcome cocktail, Gourmet dining at five on-site restaurants, 24-hour room and concierge services, Complimentary mini-bar refreshed daily, Unlimited premium drinks at three bars and lounges, Day and nighttime activities and entertainment, Pool and beach concierge


Accommodations: 168 luxurious suites featuring a king-size (or two double) beds, private terrace or balcony, full marble bathroom with Jacuzzi, complimentary mini-bar


Restaurants: Four a la carte gourmet restaurants and a coffee/snack bar. Oceana (fresh seafood), Bordeaux (french cuisine), Windows (international buffet), Bafefoot Grill (grilled specialties), Coco Cafe (coffee and snack bar)


Bars: Premium wines, beers and other top-shelf beverages. Rendezvous (lobby bar), Sky Bar (roof top bar), Manatees (swim-up bar), Desires music lounge (opening in December 2013)


Activities: 3 Swimming pools, 3 Jacuzzi’s, Open-air theatre for live shows and music, Tennis court, Ping pong, Beach and pool volleyball, Yoga, Kayaks, Hobie Cats, Snorkeling

Sunscape Sabor Cozumel Resort
Accommodations

Accommodations

Sunscape Sabor Cozumel

Sister resort to Secrets Aura where the wedding will be held. Just a short walk down the beach!


Families, couples and singles will all enjoy endless fun at this all-inclusive resort with countless daytime land and water activities, limitless food and beverages from four reservation-free restaurants, endless domestic and international beverages from three bars & lounges and so much more.


Accommodations: 330 guest rooms and suites offer spacious and finely appointed accommodations, Boasting both Garden View and Ocean View rooms


Restaurants: Four restaurants including three a la carte, one buffet and an additional snack bar. Da Mario (traditional Italian pizzeria), Portofino (Mediterranean with Italian favorites), El Patio (Mexican cuisine), Market Cafe (buffet)


Bars: Sip on domestic and international beverages at three different bars and lounges. Desires (lobby bar), Tortugas (ocean front bar), Barracuda (swim-up bar)


Activities: Beach and water volleyball, Hobie cats, Kayaking, Ping pong, Tennis court, Snorkeling, Yoga

Transportation

Airport transfers are included if you book your reservations through the travel agency.

Notes

Don't forget!

-Passport

-Sea shoes

-Bug Spray

Local Services
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