Journey Of A Thousand Miles: The Guys Get Ready


Let me start out this post with a disclaimer. The story below is my interpretation of what happened while the guys got ready. I have gotten snippets of the story from the guys but when I asked Mr. Meerkat to add in some thoughts he said, “I was hungry but really excited and happy.” Gotta love a man of few words.

So here goes nothing. While all us girls were in Sister-In-Law Meerkat’s room getting ready, Mr. Meerkat and the guys were getting ready over in our cabana.


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Mr. Meerkat got his shirt and pants on while he waited for the guys to arrive.


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As Mr. Meerkat was starting to put his tie on, Best Man Meerkat came a knockin’.


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And so they were able to get ready together.


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Mr. Meerkat looking so handsome in his vest and tie.


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Then after a quick stop to drop off something to Mama-In-Law Meerkat, Father-In-Law Meerkat joined the guys.


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Father-In-Law Meerkat said that Mr. Meerkat’s and Best Man Meerkat’s ties had too stubby of a knot and that he was going to show them how to tie a tie correctly.


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After Father-In-Law Meerkat got his tie tied, he went to work on getting Mr. Meerkat’s up to his tie tying standards.


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Now that everyone’s tie was up to Father-In-Law Meerkat’s standards, on went the suspenders and suit coats.


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Luckily, Mr. Meerkat remembered what Yazmin, our wedding coordinator, told us and took a minute to tie our rings together with a piece of ribbon. Why tie them together? If you drop them on the beach accidentally, it is much easier to find them when they’re tied together.


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Jonathan was then able to get a couple pictures in before the guys had to head to the lobby to meet our guests and catch the van to Al Cielo, our ceremony site.


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This one was taken outside on our cabana’s deck. I am wondering if this is Mr. Meerkat’s “I’m hungry” face? 😛


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And with that the guys headed off to the lobby. Jonathan managed to grab one final photo of them together before going meet our guests and take them to Al Cielo.


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Mrs. Meerkat

Kalamazoo, MI/Riviera Maya
Wedding Date:
December 2010
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  1. lox Member
    lox 1465 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:43 pm

    The guys look fantastic! :)

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    CarMar, Guest @ 1:05 pm

    love the suits and pocket squares!

  3. taco Member
    taco 946 posts, Busy bee @ 1:11 pm

    Fabulous colors. They rocked it.

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    Kate, Guest @ 1:22 pm

    The picture of your guy with the locket on his lapel is really touching and beautiful!

  5. meerkat Member
    meerkat 3257 posts, Sugar bee @ 1:27 pm

    @Kate: That is a photo of Mr. M.’s grandmother who passed away. I carried a matching one with a photo of my dad in it on my bouquet.

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    Crown 578 posts, Busy bee @ 1:34 pm

    How freakin’ cute is Mr. M! And I’m SO digging the fuschia and orange ties.

    One question for you Mrs. M…I also want to incorporate a photo of my dad with my bouquet…did you attach a photo to the stems, or was it tucked in among the flowers?

  7. msgiraffe Member
    msgiraffe 4248 posts, Honey bee @ 1:37 pm

    What a bunch of suave lookin dudes!
    I love Mr. M’s thoughts on the matter – hey, at least he’s honest :).

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    meerkat 3257 posts, Sugar bee @ 1:38 pm

    @Crown: How are you wrapping the stems? I had the florist use ribbon and then she used a U shaped pin to pin it into the ribbon and stems. 😛

  9. tartlet Member
    tartlet 3227 posts, Sugar bee @ 1:43 pm

    The guys look so handsome! I’m seriously digging the suspenders. :)

  10. cardigan Member
    cardigan 8645 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 5:16 pm

    I love the brightly colored ties!

  11. mszebra Member
    mszebra 365 posts, Helper bee @ 5:19 pm

    I love Mr. Meerkat’s orange tie! Those pictures are amazing.

  12. ostrich Member
    ostrich 2402 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:01 pm

    those pink and orange ties get me every time. the Meerkat fellas look so handsome!

  13. carousel Member
    carousel 590 posts, Busy bee @ 9:30 am

    How sweet!!! Love:
    – Your dad fixing Mr. Meerkat’s tie
    – The grandmother pic
    – How happy and chilled everyone looks…

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