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#2701 Avens

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    Posted 16 January 2012 - 09:29 AM

    We had the Mango Scallop Ceviche, our presentation was more fun though.  It  was in half a coconut!

     



    I honestly didn't eat very much, I was too excited to be able to!

    I ate a little of the curried chicken and tomato salad and it was really good.

    I had a little onion soup but was afraid of splattering my dress so only had a few spoons, but it was standard french onion soup.

    I was away getting my bussle on my dress when main course was served so I only picked at the potato when I came back, I really wasn't hungry at all because of the excitement all day.

    Now what i did eat and love was the raspberry tiramisu ..... that was incredible!

     

    I have some pictures that I'll post below, some from my wedding, some I got from other brides before my wedding when we were deciding on our menu :

     

    Tomato Salad :

    Tomato Salad.jpg

     

     

    Sea Scallop and Mango Ceviche :

    Sea Scallop and Mango Ceviche.jpg

     

     

    French Onion Soup :

    Onion Soup.jpg

     

     

     

    Lobster Bisque :

    Lobster Bisque.jpg

     

     

    Surf and Turf :

    Surf and Turf.jpg

     

     

    Lukewarm Half Baked Chocolate Fondant :

    Lukewarm Half Baked Chocolate Fondant.jpg

     

     

    White Chocolate Rasberry Tiramisu :

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    #2702 Avens

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      Posted 16 January 2012 - 09:46 AM




      Sorry one more thing I forgot to ask ( i am new here)  Can anyone please post some pictures of the flowers and cennterpieces? I love the package that they sent me but I would love some info from other brides.



       



      #2703 valsalerno

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        Posted 16 January 2012 - 09:52 AM

        Hi Kiskae!  We are also using FotoTakeIt also.  Their portfolio is awesome- so creative and artistic, and prices are so reasonable too.  My wedding is Feb 18th, so hopefully I'll get some photos soon after to post.



        #2704 blujena

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          Posted 16 January 2012 - 12:11 PM

          Thank you Joanne! She pretty much summed it all up for you. You are having so much fun and the time goes by so fast BUT no pressure you can change or add things at any time. The wedding coordinators are very accommodation to all of your needs. We added on 1 hr and they charged it to my credit card. The cost for 1 hr is $13 per person. They charge you for the original amount you have set up for your wedding. In my case I had 20 people, even though only 16 people stayed they will still charge you for 20. Even if you want to change any of your locations and it's still available they will accommodate to your needs. I ended up tipping my WC $100 for doing such a fabulous job and the servers were tipped $75.

           

          Pictures...I had my son take my wedding pictures for me but I decided at the last minute I wanted to have professional pictures taken so that my son could be in the pictures with me. My son walked me down the aisle.  We went to the Kodak photography which is located at the Palace and had talked to them about some packages. It was way more then I wanted to spend at the last minute. SO I negotiated with them. I ended up paying $500 for 100 photos on a DVD for 1 hr with a photographer. He took pictures of just the wedding party out on the beach. I have to say I was disappointed with my photographer. The main thing i wanted him to do was help with the poses for the wedding party. He did a good job with the groom and myself. He was just not great at setting up poses for the group pics. We did end up with good pictures, but I definitely expected better. Good thing he took so many that I was able to choose from. It took us almost 3 hrs to pick 100 pics. We were able to pic up the DVD on that same day. 

           

          About the music...we chose some classical and some of our favorite top 20 slower songs. We had our music organized into folders on the i pod. 

          1   had entrance and group dance

          2   had dinner

          3   had dancing

           

          Remember your ceremony is 3 hrs. You choose how it all plays out. We chose to start off with drinks at the dinner table and did the toasting. Some toasting continued in between entrees. It all played out when we were there. Don't forget the WC have great ideas and  share with you. Negotiating never hurts to ask. In our case we save a lot of money with pictures and other things through out our trip.

           

          Best Wishes to all!

           



          #2705 AudEv2012

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            Posted 16 January 2012 - 02:59 PM

            Wow Avens, thanks so much for the post, your wedding looked beautiful!  It's nice to see another Western Canadian bride on here.  Our wedding is on April 12th, and we are getting really excited!

             

            I just found out today that the photographer who was coming with us from Canada is no longer able to make it.  :(  So, we are now going back to the drawing board and trying to find a photographer.  I think we have settled on Claudia Rodriguez, so if anyone has any experience with her let me know, or if you have any other recommendations that would be great!

             

            Also, if anyone has a list of the menu options that would be really helpful.  We would love to have the surf n' turf but are worried it may no longer be available. 

             

            Thanks again for all of the info ladies, this site is incredibly helpful!   

             

            Originally Posted by Avens 


            centrepieces.jpg

             

            These are the centerpieces I had for the guest tables.

             

            flowers.jpg

             

            DSCF2789.JPG



             



             



            #2706 AudEv2012

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              Posted 16 January 2012 - 03:05 PM

              Wow Avens, thanks so much for the post, your wedding looked beautiful!  It's nice to see another Western Canadian bride on here.  Our wedding is on April 12th, and we are getting really excited!

               

              I just found out today that the photographer who was coming with us from Canada is no longer able to make it.  :(  So, we are now going back to the drawing board and trying to find a photographer.  I think we have settled on Claudia Rodriguez, so if anyone has any experience with her let me know, or if you have any other recommendations that would be great!

               

              Also, if anyone has a list of the menu options that would be really helpful.  We would love to have the surf n' turf but are worried it may no longer be available. 

               

              Thanks again for all of the info ladies, this site is incredibly helpful!   

               

              Originally Posted by Avens 


              centrepieces.jpg

               

              These are the centerpieces I had for the guest tables.

               

              flowers.jpg

               

              DSCF2789.JPG



               



               



              #2707 AudEv2012

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                Posted 16 January 2012 - 03:06 PM

                Wow Avens, thanks so much for the post, your wedding looked beautiful!  It's nice to see another Western Canadian bride on here.  Our wedding is on April 12th, and we are getting really excited!

                 

                I just found out today that the photographer who was coming with us from Canada is no longer able to make it.  :(  So, we are now going back to the drawing board and trying to find a photographer.  I think we have settled on Claudia Rodriguez, so if anyone has any experience with her let me know, or if you have any other recommendations that would be great!

                 

                Also, if anyone has a list of the menu options that would be really helpful.  We would love to have the surf n' turf but are worried it may no longer be available. 

                 

                Thanks again for all of the info ladies, this site is incredibly helpful!   

                 

                Originally Posted by Avens 


                centrepieces.jpg

                 

                These are the centerpieces I had for the guest tables.

                 

                flowers.jpg

                 

                DSCF2789.JPG



                 



                 



                #2708 AudEv2012

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                  Posted 16 January 2012 - 03:06 PM

                  Wow Avens, thanks so much for the post, your wedding looked beautiful!  It's nice to see another Western Canadian bride on here.  Our wedding is on April 12th, and we are getting really excited!

                   

                  I just found out today that the photographer who was coming with us from Canada is no longer able to make it.  :(  So, we are now going back to the drawing board and trying to find a photographer.  I think we have settled on Claudia Rodriguez, so if anyone has any experience with her let me know, or if you have any other recommendations that would be great!

                   

                  Also, if anyone has a list of the menu options that would be really helpful.  We would love to have the surf n' turf but are worried it may no longer be available. 

                   

                  Thanks again for all of the info ladies, this site is incredibly helpful!   

                   

                  Originally Posted by Avens 


                  centrepieces.jpg

                   

                  These are the centerpieces I had for the guest tables.

                   

                  flowers.jpg

                   

                  DSCF2789.JPG



                   



                   



                  #2709 AudEv2012

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                    Posted 16 January 2012 - 03:06 PM

                    Wow Avens, thanks so much for the post, your wedding looked beautiful!  It's nice to see another Western Canadian bride on here.  Our wedding is on April 12th, and we are getting really excited!

                     

                    I just found out today that the photographer who was coming with us from Canada is no longer able to make it.  :(  So, we are now going back to the drawing board and trying to find a photographer.  I think we have settled on Claudia Rodriguez, so if anyone has any experience with her let me know, or if you have any other recommendations that would be great!

                     

                    Also, if anyone has a list of the menu options that would be really helpful.  We would love to have the surf n' turf but are worried it may no longer be available. 

                     

                    Thanks again for all of the info ladies, this site is incredibly helpful!   

                     

                    Originally Posted by Avens 


                    centrepieces.jpg

                     

                    These are the centerpieces I had for the guest tables.

                     

                    flowers.jpg

                     

                    DSCF2789.JPG



                     



                     



                    #2710 AudEv2012

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                      Posted 16 January 2012 - 03:09 PM

                      Wow Avens, thanks so much for the post, your wedding looked beautiful!  It's nice to see another Western Canadian bride on here.  Our wedding is on April 12th, and we are getting really excited!

                       

                      I just found out today that the photographer who was coming with us from Canada is no longer able to make it.  :(  So, we are now going back to the drawing board and trying to find a photographer.  I think we have settled on Claudia Rodriguez, so if anyone has any experience with her let me know, or if you have any other recommendations that would be great!

                       

                      Also, if anyone has a list of the menu options that would be really helpful.  We would love to have the surf n' turf but are worried it may no longer be available. 

                       

                      Thanks again for all of the info ladies, this site is incredibly helpful!   

                       

                      Originally Posted by Avens 


                      centrepieces.jpg

                       

                      These are the centerpieces I had for the guest tables.

                       

                      flowers.jpg

                       

                      DSCF2789.JPG



                       



                       






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