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  1. Tensing Pen Wedding Menus 1, 2 and 3 Wedding Dinner 1 ❦ Appetizer Caribbean shrimp cocktail spiked with local hot pepper and brandy Salad Charred / pineapple / mint mixed garden greens / cherry tomatoes / toasted nuts citrus vinaigrette ❦ ENTREES ❦ Blue cheese crusted beef tenderloin / red wine peppercorn glaze Or Blackened sliver snapper / with lintel papaya salsa ❦ All Entrees are served with sour parsley whipped potatoes / Island pak-choy Menu price us $45 per person A 10% Service Charge and 8.25% General Consumption Tax will be added to your bill Wedding Dinner 2 ❦ Appetizer Lemongrass sautéed shrimps on red onion And cho-cho salsa Soup Cream of pumpkin with jerk chicken crouton ❦ ENTREES ❦ Jerk lobster tail with garlic herb butter (Seasonal). Or Honey- peppered painted shrimp / pineapple kebab/ beurre - Blanc Or Marinated Rack of Lamb / oven roasted vegetables ❦ Entrees are served with yam soufflé / crunchy sautéed leeks Menu price us $50 per person ENJOY YOUR DINING AT THE LODGE A 10% Service Charge and 8.25% General Consumption Tax will be added to your bill Wedding Dinner menu 3 Appetizer Saffron risotto with slivers of chicken on truffle glaze ❦ Salad Fire roasted peppers / bacon / plantain / mixed seasoned garden greens ❦ ENTREES ❦ From the roost Thai Style Chicken with Basil Coconut Pimento Sauce Or From the Sea Nut crusted grouper / cho-cho ceviche ❦ Entrees are served with pumpkin polenta / wilted local greens Menu price us $40 per person ❦ A 10% Service Charge and 8.25% General Consumption Tax will be added to your bill ENJOY YOUR DINING AT THE LODGE
  2. Um, The moderators sure are snarky! Don't feel too bad, it seems that she responds to everyone like that. I got one of those too. These are drink menus that the coordinator suggested. The prices are of course, subject to change. You can name the drinks anything you want. We chose names that suited our group and theme. COOL & DEADLY White, gold, & dark rum Peach nuts Orange, cranberry and lime juice cost $ 6.00 ROCK STEADY Gold, dark and white rum Apricot Lime & Pineapple juice cost $ 6.00 OCEAN COOLER Cranberry, pineapple, orange & lime juice cost $ 4.00 TENSING PEN PUNCH Pineapple, lime grenadine and 7up cost $ 4.00
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    hair and makeup

    Debra did my hair but another bride at who got her makeup and hair done by Debra gave her a strong recommendation. Her photos are on the sungoldphoto.com website and her name is Nakia. I highly recommend Debra, she really did a great job. If you have photos of what you want bring them to the trial SHE insists upon. She will work with you until she has achieved the look you want and makes sure she is happy. She is American, and knows what makeup applications for bridal events are in the U.S. but chooses to have reasonable prices. I don't have my photos yet, but when they are here I will, of course, post them to my blog, BEYOND SMITTEN
  4. I went to the local grocery store (hi-lo) in Negril and bought a bottle of ting or ginger beer, a bag of plaintain chips, a package of ginger cookies and a bottle of water. Hooray for the "authentic" bags I wanted guest to have stuff that was "jamaican" and things they could eat back in the room or on the beach and not have to pack and take home. They cost about $4 each. Rum cake is a good thing to add too! It is also super cheap at the grocery store.
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    hair and makeup

    My wedding was in January and I had Debra Barrett at the salon Scissors which is right in the heart of Negril to do my hair for the wedding. With very reasonable pricing Debra had me do a trial at the salon and then did my hair the morning of the wedding. She also added a few lashes at the last minute for a special touch! I had a photo and she matched what I wanted EXACTLY and made sure I was happy! I was thrilled that I found her. Her website just got an upgrade! Supercute! Queen Been Salon She does makeup too, spa services and bridal bachelorette parties. jamaicasqueenbee@yahoo.com 876-574-6777 Shop#3 Bar B Barn Village Norman Manley Blvd
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    Steel Drum Band / DJ Suggestions??

    Another BDW bride is using Paul and has more details about his services in the post. He will be my DJ and regularly plays for weddings at Rockhouse. His number is 876-382-9167, sorry it took a couple of days.
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    Help! Considering shipping Flowers to Jamaica

    I spoke with the grower in Columbia, he recommended against shipping to Jamaica. The supply chain may not provide enough coverage for the flowers to arrive intact. They don't ship there regularly enough. I had to go with silk flowers. The florist was charging $42 for a 2 inch pomander of carnations.
  8. I also will be using Paul -He is a regular DJ at Rockhouse, my wedding is at Tensing Pen. I tracked down his number sorry it took a couple of days 876-382-9167.
  9. I also will be using Paul - I tracked down his number and it took a couple of days 876-382-9167.
  10. Yes! i'll sell mine! I am in New York too. You can look at my blog for pictures see the address in my signature below. The bridesmaids have ivory orchid bouquets and the bride bouquet is a mango orange with orchid, roses. My colors were white and ornage. There are matching corsages and boutonnieres too!
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    2009 Rockhouse Availability

    I know the hotel is a full capacity for the holiday weeks. If you want an immediate response you may have to call, they don't have a 1-800 number so be careful about international phone charges!
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    Anyone working with Tai Flora?

    I'm thinking about shipping flowers myself from vendor in Columbia. Wholesale-Bulk-Wedding-Fresh Cut Flowers-AbacoFlowers.com-Buy Online I got prices quoted of around $500 for 20 3 inch pomanders. I can buy 250 blooms, more than enough for pomanders and have them shipped for $188.
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    Steel Drum Band / DJ Suggestions??

    I am using the DJ that plays at Rockhouse and other locations, I can see if I can get a contact number for him. My fiancee has heard him play and is very confident that he has all the equipment and music that you would need, and you can provide him with a playlist. To some extent you do have to trust the property, and it is crazy, but I've found you can't control everything at a destination wedding. Jamaica does not share our internet culture, everyone is not online nor do they have access to a computer like we do. If you can't find an alternative you can "check out" or that comes with a referral then make a playlist from your ipod or burn a CD or two with songs and have the DJ play them for your parties.
  14. My wedding is in a few weeks and since floral prices are so high I am considering shipping flowers to Jamaica to arrange myself. Obviously there are the usual considerations, delays, damages, delivery failure. Other than those pitfalls, which can happen with any shipment, anywhere, even in the U.S. I thinks this would be a good idea. Has anyone else looked into this or done this? I've found a wholsesale florist who ships bulk florals internationally using fex. Wholesale-Bulk-Wedding-Fresh Cut Flowers-AbacoFlowers.com-Buy Online About 200 blooms will cost $188 including shipping. A tremendous savings from the $500 quoted from the florist. We would have to arrange ourselves, but with the entire bridal party there making some pomanders should be a snap. I've shipped nearly all the wedding stuff I'll be using to Jamaica, chandeliers, vases, votives, tablecloths, favors. Those do incur a very high duty at customs, but they are not shipped with Fed x which will pay the duty and move through customs fairly seamlessly.
  15. Something Spectacular P.O. Box 755 Warren, Michigan 48090-0755 586-778-4624 Something Spectacular high quality silk bridal bouquets and fresh wedding flowers I found them while searching. An alternative.
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