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  1. I measured him myself and did the custom measurements. I did it twice just to be sure. I also added about an inch across the back/shoulders and a little bit of extra length for the pants. It turned out that the pants were just right, but they also have about 2 inches extra on the bottom that could be let out just in case. The pants weren't lined; I don't think that was an option when we were ordering. I don't think the pants need to be lined. You want to be as cool as possible, so the extra lining probably won't help. And thanks, I'm glad you liked the photos!
  2. it was just beige linen. Turned out to be exactly what he wanted
  3. Hi Everyone! We ordered my husband's suit from here. It was perfect. Fit him like a glove. We just got our professional photos back, and it looks great. Also, when I took it to get drycleaned, the lady there was commenting on how good the quality was. Definately money well spent. Here are some photos so you can see what the suit looks like after its actually ironed. Tamara Moldon's Photos - Our Wedding | Facebook
  4. Shortcake- The wedding ceremony was at 2:30... it was about 30minutes, and then we had photos for another hour, and then about 5:00 pm the sun started setting. I checked online the time that sunset was supposed to be that day, and was about 5:20, so it started getting dark about 20 minutes before sunset. And it was actually lighter out than it looks in the photos. I just have to say that my advice is not to plan your wedding around the pictures, because you will have good pictures regardless of the time. Hope that helps.
  5. They're here!!!! I'm in love (with my husband of course) lol and the photos!! Here's the link: Tamara Moldon's Photos - Our Wedding | Facebook Hopefully it works!
  6. Hi Christina, During the ceremony, they have flowers all over the place at the gazebo, on the pillars and a huge arrangement on the table where the comissioner stands. For the reception, they bring this stuff over to the table, sprinkle the whole thing with rose petals and add candles. It looks very classy. I'm not sure if they have other things to choose from. On a side note, I just checked fedex. My wedding photos are going on one helluva trip, last night they were here in BC, and overnight traveled to miami, then memphis and now they're back in BC! so Hopefully I'll get them today and will be able to post! Check back later today - they will most likely be up
  7. Meg, We used Claudia's company for our wedding. Claudia was taken, so I got Citlalli. Her photos looked awesome online. She actually came with 2 assistants. One was her sister, and the other her fiance. Her sister was also taking photos (citalli came up to my room to take "getting ready" shots, while the sister went to take photos of guests and the pre-ceremony stuff). When we were getting our "posed" shots Citlalli was taking the photos while the sister was doing the lighting. Her fiance was great too. He carried my flowers and shoes (wear comfy shoes ladies!!) and was super sweet. They stayed late to catch our cake cutting and boquet toss. I would recommend them based on how awesome they were to work with - I didn't feel awkward at all. Can't comment on the quality of the photos yet, but will keep you posted Tamara
  8. Christina, They shut me down pretty quick. At about 10:55 Erika kinda started looking uncomfortable, like she wanted to tell me time's almost up, so I just told her 2 more songs. After the last song, like literally, right after the last note, they started dismantling everything. I don't think there is an option to stay later, but honestly, you'll be so tired. We were going to go to the disco, but just hanging out at the bar was such a good way to end the night.
  9. Hi Meg, At our private reception, we assigned the ipod role to our MC, but Erika pretty much took care of the ipod. It worked out ok. I sorta took over too when I relized that there wasn't enough time for the whole playlist. Whatever you decide, your wedding will be awesome. Tamara
  10. They said about 6 weeks, so I'm hoping to have them by the end of the month... I'm seriously dying to see them!!!!
  11. Hi Christina, Yes, they had champagne right after the ceremony. it was served from a table set up off to the side, about 30 feet from the gazebo. It was served by a waitress from the beach bar thats right there. They didn't have champagne for everyone during dinner. I suppose you could ask for it, but its not like everyone were given a glass automatically for toasts at dinner. Oh, another pretty funny point, for those wondering about privacy. Erika certainly did her best to keep it private. Of course you can't control the people snapping photos from the "sidelines", but right before I was about to walk down the aisle, there was a couple that tried to cross the 'aisle'. From where I was standing, it looked like Erika told them to wait a minute, and when they tried to go past her, she literally shoved them back to wait. It was hilarious; thats why in all my walking down the aisle pictures I'm laughing. Cant wait to seethose pro photos....
  12. Hi Sarah, feel free to borrow the photo. lol. it was such a pretty bouquet. I couldn't take it back with me but i took a few flowers from it, ironed them between some paper and stuck them in a book, so at least i have a few pressed flowers from the bouquet now. Meg - Yes, it was a U shaped table. We had 23 people and it worked out perfectly with people sitting only on the outside of the U. Our ceremony was at 3:30 so we were done right around 4. that left 3 hours for photos. It was really the perfect time because we got almost an hour of daylight after the ceremony was over and then we had the sunset and some dark shots, so make sure your photographer has good lighting. As for the mosquitoes, Yes, they were bad. In fact i'm a little sick now so i went to get tested for malaria (nurses always diagnose themselves with the worst disease they can think of ). I'm all good tho. A little bug spray kept all the mosquitos away, although i did have a few huge ones on my arms and legs on wedding day. Bring your own bug spray though, because at the resort its about 5 times more expensive. Oh, and someone asked this before about the fabric decorations, its $120 for some fancy thing where they put little christmas lights inside the fabric and supposedly it looks really pretty, but i haven't seen it in person. Let me know if you have any more questions
  13. Well I’m back and still recovering. The wedding was absolutely amazing. Our travel agent got us first class airfare for the way there. We were also supposed to get a room upgrade (as palladium advertizes free room upgrades for honeymooners, and we were legally married a week prior at home). That never ended up happening for whatever reason but i wasn’t about to complain. The day that we arrived we got a letter asking us to meet with Erika the next day. When we met with her she asked us about all our preferences. She asked if we had a chance to see the ceremony sites, which we already knew we were going to have the ceremony at the beach gazebo. We got to pick out colors for the ribbons on the columns of the gazebo i think the choices were pink, red, yellow white and some sort of blue. I opted for yellow, as that was the color of my BM’s dresses. I saw a wedding later with white ribbons, and just a heads up, the white ribbons make the gazebo look yellow in comparison. We opted not to have the red carpet either. For flowers I went through the book and didn’t really find anything I loved so I asked her for a tropical bouquet with lots of yellows and purples and go easy on the roses. Here is what I got: I loved it!!! It was absolutely perfect. Erika also said that the rest of the flowers at the wedding will match my bouquet. She also asked about the cake. There were three choices, vanilla, chocolate and tres leches. I chose the latter because I heard it was the best. It was quite yummy. I had a bunch of stuff i needed to give Erika; programs, wedding favors, cake topper, sand ceremony stuff, etc so we had to go back to our room to pick all of it up. Save yourselves the trip and bring it the first time. We also had to bring my dress and Dave’s suit for steaming and money to pay the minister, which i thought was included in the price but apparently not. She also asked which photographer we were using and arranged for her to meet us in my room and her assistant at the gazebo. My dress got back to my room the day before the wedding. The day of the wedding the flowers were waiting in the room. I kicked Dave out and started getting ready about 2 hours before the wedding with my bridesmaids. I was able to see the gazebo from my room and we spied on the boys from time to time. I also skyped my grandparents who couldn’t make it to the wedding. I did my own hair and makeup with i was really worried about but i am so glad i did because it turned out great, held all night and didn’t cost me a small fortune. The photographer showed up at the right time and i put on my dress after she got there. Then we went downstairs. Erika offered a cart to come pick us up, but since we were literally 20 feet from the start of the walkways to the gazebo, i told her that i would walk. Erika came driving up right before the ceremony and said that on the CD that I gave her all the pre-ceremony music worked fine, but my walking down the aisle song and recessional weren’t working. So she asked me what they were, and since they were so common, it turned out that she had them on her ipod so there really wasn’t a problem. She stood half way down the aisle off to the side and told my bridesmaids when to walk – they walked together because i didn’t have a MOH and it looked so great, very casual and beachy. Then she gave the cue for dad and I to walk. After that the ceremony was a bit of a blur. The speaker was great. He made us laugh so much that it made me much less nervous. Also, the sand ceremony was amazing. All the guests loved it. We signed so documents, and went to do a champagne toast. Afterwards we took photos with the guests and then all the guests went to do their own thing and Dave and I went to do more photos. I cant comment much on the professional photos because it’ll be another month or so until i get to see them. Close to 7 pm people started gathering at La Laguna where we were having our reception. It was decorated very nicely. They had cloth things going from each pillar up to the middle near the roof. The tables were really well set. Dinner was so beautifully presented and was much better than any of the a la carte restaurants we went to – and the a la cartes were damn good. My friend MC’d the reception. We spent a very long time going through the order in which we were going to do everything. Our photographer thought we should get photos of our first dance, dance with parents and cake cutting, so we had to re-arrange the whole thing. It still turned out great. There were a few little hiccups at the reception. First, when we were called to our first dance, for some reason the wrong song started playing – instead of a nice slow song we got the bouquet toss song – Madonna’s Like a Virgin. It was hilarious and we eventually got our original song on. Also, for the cake cutting my cake topper was not on the cake. I didn’t really mind too much. But we got our stuff back in a box the next day and I assumed it would be in there, and on the last day when we were packing i noticed it wasn’t in our things. It was a holiday and Erika wasn’t working so we never did get it back. Also, I figured since the reception was 4 hours, i thought dinner would be 1.5 hours, which would leave about 2.5 for dancing. I made my playlist about 2.5 hours long. Well the dinner took waaaaay longer. So in the end we had to skip a huge chunk of our playlist, but that was ok because we only played the good songs and skipped the “fillerâ€. After the reception was over, we wanted to go to the disco, but we were all totally content sitting at the bar. Before I went to the bar i changedout of my dress. The room was turned down with swans and red rose petals all over the bed and we champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. It was such a great time and all the guests said it was the most beautiful wedding they’d ever seen. We even had a bunch of people crying at the ceremony
  14. Hola Ladies! I'm at the GP now. Getting married tomorrow. Dave and I trying to write our vows and looking for inspiration online. The mosquitoes are pretty bad. I have big welts all over my legs (thank god for a long dress!!!). I met with Erika 2 days ago - I asked for the most tropical flowers in yellow and purple. I also left my dress for steaming and they brought it back to my room today - hope it still fits, so much yummy food here. We had clouds all along so no sunburn, but I'll be here for another 10 days so there's still time to fry. Erika arranges for the photographer to meet you in your room and she wanted to get me a golf cart to take me from my room to the gazebo, but I said I'll just walk because its literally the closest building. In fact I'm looking at the gazebo right now. I met a bride here 2 nights ago and she said she had the time of her life, her reception was at portofino and looked beautiful. Ok, I'm being eaten aline and its time for dinner and a few tequila sunrises! I'll post again in the new year! Cheers!
  15. ARGH!! I'm leaving for the airport in like 8 hours. I can't seem to pack properly. I just keep putting it off. I can't organize it the way i want to and FI is at work and asked ME TO PACK FOR HIM! Not really venting here... I've just exhausted all of my procrastinating resources so this is the last thing I can do before packing. Well, I'll probably sit here and hit the refresh button for a while before going to pack
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