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  1. Bumped this up for TraceyB and any other Cuba brides out there. Roly is still going strong and is very active in the Varadero community. DH and I spent some time with Roly and his beautiful family this past March (2014) while visiting Varadero for my sister's wedding (Ocean Varadero El Patriarica - H10). He did not shoot the wedding for my sister (she brought a Canadian photographer with her). Above you will see examples of work that Roly had done for our "Cuban engagement photoshoot" - I see those photos and it feels like yesterday -- rather than six years and two beautiful babes ago.
  2. I have raved about Roly many times before on here. He now has a facebook page "Havana Memories" it is loosely set up... but it can be a contact point for him. He is a great photographer and friend of mine. Please feel free to check out my wedding website, you'll see pictures of some of his work there. www.mywedding.com/chadandamy2009 Photos 8 and 9 of our 'pre wedding planning trip' http://www.mywedding.com/chadandamy2009/photo_61802_10928394.html were taken by Roly. He was also in attendance at the wedding and took pictures of what he liked to call "the making of Chad
  3. I am thrilled to hear you had a great experience. I would totally agree with everything you've said. I too was subject to terrible bug bites, but I experienced the same thing at all of the other resorts we've been to in Varadero. Some people have reactions.... bottom line. I too loved that they only had one wedding per day and made us feel like royalty! Glad to hear you had a great experience!!! Congratulations!!
  4. This is what we used -- it was included inside our passport invitations: The journey of our love began on the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. We find it fitting to have our wedding there as well. We look forward to sharing our day with those who can join us. It is our hope that you hear the sound of the ocean as loudly as we hear wedding bells. Although it would be fantastic to have all of our loved ones there as witnesses, we understand that limitations exist. For those who are unable to join us, it is our hope that you look south on our special day and say a prayer, wishing us wel
  5. Karla, Your planning thread is awesome! Congrats girl!!! only one week to go!
  6. Beach Wedding Shirts | Guayaberas, Linen Pants, Boys Linen Shirts, Mexican Wedding Shirts. Alexis is a BDW vendor... this is where we got all of our guyaberas for the wedding! He was awesome!!! The quality is stellar and the guys looked amazing.
  7. Some of you may remember that a while ago we were chosen as a feature 'REAL WEDDING' on weddingbells.ca! http://bestdestinationwedding.com/fo...ngbells-44858/ Well ladies -- the time has come!!!! Weddingbells.ca | Seaside Love | slide 1 I am hoping that with a lot of positive feedback in the comments section that we might be chosen for the print edition!!! Maybe some of you could plant the seed?!?!? This is such an exciting time for us!!!! Thanks for sharing in my excitement!!!!
  8. Our mugs were the HIT of the wedding. I think we paid @$700ish for 100 mugs. From 4imprint.ca. Everyone loved them!
  9. Jess!!! Great Planning Thread!!!! I love all your attention to detail!!!!
  10. DHL is your best bet... But the better bet is to either bring it there yourself, or find someone going there to take it with them. I send a lot of stuff to my Cuban friends using family and friends as "mules"... I would trust this FAR more than sending with DHL. You'd be surprised at how many people head to Holguin for vacations, and dropping something at the resort with your WC wouldn't be a big deal. If I was planning a trip there... I'd do it for you!
  11. I was sure to pack scissors! Everyone in the wedding party, and the parents cut theirs off. Everyone that cut theirs off, went to the front desk with the cut one in hand, and was given a new one... not a big deal. Remember to pack scissors!
  12. I only have one piece of advice. Remember to TIP -- this can be the encouragement that is needed to make your day perfect. Money talks.
  13. Very heartfelt. We are all real people, with real lives, and although our worlds collided through the happenstance of having a DW. We are all compassionate women, wedding planning may have brought us here, but it is the friendships and comradery that keep us coming back. Good Luck on your run!
  14. Great rates!!! YAY for wedding planning progress!
  15. Awesome planning thread H!!!! I can't believe the countdown is on to your big day !!! Congrats girlfriend!!!
  16. Videocamera!!!! Genius Idea! I'll make a note of taking ours with us... I hope they allow it. Holy moley Kat!!! I just noticed your ticker!!!! She is ready to join the world any day now! I can't wait to see pictures!
  17. Jenn! Welcome back to the boards!!! Congrats on your impending arrival. Margie... I love that name! Very cute! For me this week marks the end of T1, tomorrow I have another ultrasound (this is not of the ordinary, but is the result of the craziness that insued three weeks ago). We are excited for the opportunity to see the baby again.. and get another pic! I'll keep you posted. Take Care MUMMIES!
  18. That is awesome! Congratulations!
  19. Alexis! Welcome to the forum!!!! I am a very satified client of mycubanstore.com and have been advocating on your behalf for some time! Ladies, check out my planning thread! EVERYONE in the wedding party, the parents, brothers, and kids were decked out in attire from Alexis! He was awesome to deal with!
  20. Definately cheaper through the resort... but not by any means cheap. In our second week (honeymoon) we golfed. Green fees were around $90CUC (this was a 'deal' through the hotel), and club rental was $50 (or maybe $75) CUC's - this is an expensive outing when you consider that we were getting $0.63/on the CDN dollar at the time. So... for about $200+ we can say we golfed 18 at the Varadero golf course... it was fun, the scenery was gorgous, but do inform your guests to be ready to fork out some cash. PS> if you are going to rent... bring your own golf balls from home.. the one
  21. We had a cigar and champagne hour... Right after the ceremony, it is Cuban tradition to have something sweet, to begin the honeymoon, this is why we had the cake right after, served along with champagne and cigars. As few of our family/friends are smokers, we opted to use the small cigarellos (purchased in town before the wedding), and brought with us (classic 70's style) box matches with our names on it. The cigar/champagne/cake reception (before the actual dinner reception) was amazing. Check out my planning thread for an idea of how it all was pulled together on a timel
  22. Thank you for all the congratulatory remarks. The H1N1 is also at the forefront of my mind. I work in an public environment, and although I do not have direct client contact, the public are still in and out of the building. At the advice of my midwife I will be getting the H1N1 flu shot. Especially since I am pregnant.
  23. Hello Ladies, I thought it was time that I checked in with the Mummas! First off, a HUGE shout out to Jenn, Mia is just gorgeous! Secondly, Danielle - I was thrilled to bits when I saw your face book page... A BOY! ! how exciting. Thirdly, Andrea! OMG 5.5 weeks! Crazy!!!! And Lastly, the reason I'm in the Mumma thread. I'd like you ladies to be the first to be in the know that I am due April 17, 2010! Trimester one is nearly over, and it isn't without a lot of drama but I am happy to be feeling fine and moving forward. In my first trimester I was having CRAZY
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