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Maura

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  • Wedding Date
    December 31, 1969
  • Wedding Location
    Westin Los Cabos
  1. Quote: Originally Posted by Janelley100 Yes, I've seen the photos on several reviews....but what I was referring to is a website for him. I know I saw an actualy website featuring the MP photographers on this forum....I just can't for the life of me remember where I found it. And of course I didn't bookmark it when I looked at it. I'll keep looking though! Thanks! Sorry, I misunderstood. I did some searching both in English and Spanish using the correct spelling of his name (with an ñ) and couldn't find a website, so my guess would be he probably doesn't have his own site given
  2. Janelley, David is the resort photog that took photos on the resort's behalf for my client. He also worked with an assistant, unfortunately whose name I can't remember. There are some examples of David's work floating around the forum somewhere in an older Moon Palace thread (might have been in a 2008 or 2009 one) because I know I've seen it before. Actually, before I shot the wedding there, I did research to get a feel for the property and what kinds of photo opportunities would be available at the resort by looking at what other photographers had done there, and I stumbled across someone's p
  3. Thanks, Trisha, for letting me know you mentioned me on this thread. I'm a moderator here at BDW (I was a DW bride in Aug. 2008 - got married at the Westin Los Cabos) as well as a professional photographer. I recently shot a destination wedding at the Moon Palace in November 2009. I am based in Chicago, but traveled to Cancun to shoot the wedding. There were no issues whatsoever made by the Moon Palace with my couple hiring an outside photographer; my bride booked me as a guest with the hotel for 3 nights. The hotel does not stipulate that a photographer needs to stay for 3 nights; that
  4. i got married august 9th, 2008 in the extreme summer heat (because i had little choice with both my husband's and my job at the time). it honestly was not that bad. we had a just-before sunset ceremony and our guests were hot (though many of them were wearing very flowy clothing which helped) and we were hot in the big ol dress and the suit & tie, but you know what... it wasnt that bad. we also handed out water/drinks and cool wet towels. we had our ceremony, cocktail hour AND reception all outdoors with no AC and it wasnt that bad. my husband took off his suit jacket and eventually rolled
  5. Quote: Originally Posted by NJ Hunnie Thanks for the picture Maura, I didnt realize how much seaweed, My wedding is at 4 pm. I hope they clean it up some. keep in mind those photos are from the day after hurricane ida passed through... i asked some of the staff and they said there is usually seaweed, but nowhere near what it looks like in the photos i posted that were taken on monday, after the hurricane had passed. they spent much of the day yesterday combing the beach removing seaweed. i'll try to get some photos today. Quote: Originally Posted by vgirl17 Thanks
  6. Here's what the MP beach looked like around 4 pm yesterday i noticed theyre working on cleaning up some of the seaweed today.
  7. Here's what the MP beach looked like around 4 pm yesterday i noticed theyre working on cleaning up some of the seaweed today.
  8. Quote: Originally Posted by mrseddy Oh, and how often are golf carts used to get around the resort? How else do people get from one end to the other? there are golf carts, little trams that fit 6-8 people (for example going between grand moon & nizuc) and then coach buses that will take you from one end to the other.
  9. Quote: Originally Posted by vgirl17 Thanks! That would be great if you could! I'm hoping to have my wedding in the chapel gazebo or the tucan gazebo IMHO, if you arent having a catholic wedding, dont do it in the chapel gazebo. reason why: there is glass all around the outside of it, making it a photographer's nightmare. they almost certainly will need to use flash and it's quite a pain with the reflection. i arrived here at the MP today and did some scouting. i saw a wedding in both the chapel and the tucan gazebo. both were around 4pm, and both photographers were using all flash.
  10. Hey gals, I arrived here at the Moon Palace today and there was a beach wedding that just ended around the time I went for a walk on the beach. Here are a few photos of the setup: as for your question about the candles, there was a steady breeze today that makes me think candles probably wouldnt stay lit for too long no matter what time of year. they combed the beach around this wedding setup to get rid of some of the seaweed from hurricane ida, so the rest of the moon palace beach looks like this as of this afternoon (i am sure they are going to start cleaning more
  11. Quote: Originally Posted by vgirl17 I also posted this in the MP 2010 thread but... Does anyone know the measurements of the gazebo aisles (just inside the gazebos...not the whole walkway leading up to it) I want to make an aisle runner and have searched what seems like every post and still can't find it! I know HaleGrifa made a runner too but I can't find the measurements anywhere.... i dont know, but since i'll be there next week (photographing the wedding in the tucan gazebo if that's the gazebo you mean), i can check for you and let you know when i return if you can wait abou
  12. Quote: Originally Posted by Meagan&Alan I've heard good things about Tropicana - my fiance and I walked by it when we were in town but did not eat there. How did you transport everyone there? we didn't -- some of our guests had rented cars and so they just loaded up all the rental cars on their own and everyone else took the van taxis.
  13. i used baja video productions and they were such a pleasure to work with and i love my video. i am so happy i got a video and that a friend recommended marci & enrique to me! as i got married over a year ago, i doubt the pricing is the same but i'd be happy to dig up a receipt for what i paid if you'd like. i only had the ceremony and beach walk option.
  14. Quote: Originally Posted by Meagan&Alan Maura - we are having our ceremony on the beach right outside of La Playa, cocktail hour on the terrace, and dinner at La Playa too! Did you have a groom's/rehearsal dinner? If so, did you do that onsite or offsite? Did you host any other events at the Westin like a welcome reception? Hi Maegan, sounds like your wedding will be just like mine I had white table linens with navy blue napkins. I did not have a groom's or rehearsal dinner, but we did have a welcome dinner offsite for family & very close friends who were in town 2 days
  15. Quote: Originally Posted by Woodsylou Thank you! that's great! wow one week to go! how exciting! are you a professional photographer or doing photos for a friend? you're very welcome! i am a professional photographer, i just don't advertise it all over the forum because i started out here as a bride and became a moderator. i've been toying with the idea of becoming a vendor here soon, though.
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