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  1. Hi Girls! I got married in October at the Hard Rock and have posted this before but just wanted to give a shout out to the people I used for photography, videography and invitations since I loved all three!. Invitations I used Marry me Designs. By far best price i found even if I tried to do them myself she was still cheaper for what I wanted. - http://www.marrymedesigns.com/ Photography I used Michael Steingard who is AMAZING! My pictures are more than I could have asked for. I am a photographer so pictures for me were sooo important and his style was exactly what I wanted. Heres a peak at some of the pictures from our day. We have sooo many more that he tookbut these are what he picked for what he calls the wedding story. http://www.naturalanthem.com/mikesteingard/ginaandmikewedding/ and here is his website. http://michaelsteingard.com/ Videography I used Chris LoBello Productions. Again the video was something that was very important to me. I knew I wanted to be able to relive that day over and over. We met Chris and Valerie at my best friends wedding and loved his work! It was like watching a tv show so we knew we had to have him come to the DR and film our wedding. Here is our wedding recap video. https://vimeo.com/58671392 I am in love with it!!!! And here is his website- http://www.chrislobelloproductions.com/ I also hav all the templates I created for our save the dates, pre travel brouchure and luggage tags we sent to everyone, the welcome books we gave out to everyone in the welcome bags, and the other things we put in the bags. Message me if you want any of them or have any questions! I know I felt so confused when planning and trying to figure it all out so I would love to help anyone that needs it
  2. Hi Girls! I got married in October at the Hard Rock and have posted this before but just wanted to give a shout out to the people I used for photography, videography and invitations since I loved all three!. Invitations I used Marry me Designs. By far best price i found even if I tried to do them myself she was still cheaper for what I wanted. - http://www.marrymedesigns.com/ Photography I used Michael Steingard who is AMAZING! My pictures are more than I could have asked for. I am a photographer so pictures for me were sooo important and his style was exactly what I wanted. Heres a peak at some of the pictures from our day. We have sooo many more that he tookbut these are what he picked for what he calls the wedding story. http://www.naturalanthem.com/mikesteingard/ginaandmikewedding/ and here is his website. http://michaelsteingard.com/ Videography I used Chris LoBello Productions. Again the video was something that was very important to me. I knew I wanted to be able to relive that day over and over. We met Chris and Valerie at my best friends wedding and loved his work! It was like watching a tv show so we knew we had to have him come to the DR and film our wedding. Here is our wedding recap video. https://vimeo.com/58671392 I am in love with it!!!! And here is his website- http://www.chrislobelloproductions.com/ I also hav all the templates I created for our save the dates, pre travel brouchure and luggage tags we sent to everyone, the welcome books we gave out to everyone in the welcome bags, and the other things we put in the bags. Message me if you want any of them or have any questions! I know I felt so confused when planning and trying to figure it all out so I would love to help anyone that needs it
  3. Hi Girls! I got married in October at the Hard Rock and have posted this before but just wanted to give a shout out to the people I used for photography, videography and invitations since I loved all three!. Invitations I used Marry me Designs. By far best price i found even if I tried to do them myself she was still cheaper for what I wanted. - http://www.marrymedesigns.com/ Photography I used Michael Steingard who is AMAZING! My pictures are more than I could have asked for. I am a photographer so pictures for me were sooo important and his style was exactly what I wanted. Heres a peak at some of the pictures from our day. We have sooo many more that he tookbut these are what he picked for what he calls the wedding story. http://www.naturalanthem.com/mikesteingard/ginaandmikewedding/ and here is his website. http://michaelsteingard.com/ Videography I used Chris LoBello Productions. Again the video was something that was very important to me. I knew I wanted to be able to relive that day over and over. We met Chris and Valerie at my best friends wedding and loved his work! It was like watching a tv show so we knew we had to have him come to the DR and film our wedding. Here is our wedding recap video. https://vimeo.com/58671392 I am in love with it!!!! And here is his website- http://www.chrislobelloproductions.com/ I also hav all the templates I created for our save the dates, pre travel brouchure and luggage tags we sent to everyone, the welcome books we gave out to everyone in the welcome bags, and the other things we put in the bags. Message me if you want any of them or have any questions! I know I felt so confused when planning and trying to figure it all out so I would love to help anyone that needs it
  4. We got married in October 2013 in the Dominican Republic at the Hard Rock Punta Cana. We loved our photographer and videographer so we wanted to pass along a review to hopefully help future brides. Our photographer was Michael Steingard who was amazing. He was so chill and easy to work with and we had the best time taking pictures with him. He was with us for our welcome party, wedding, and party boat. He made it so easy to take pictures and noone even realized he was there most of the time. He played a slideshow at our wedding of pictures from that day and everyone was amazed. When we got all of our pictures a few weeks later we were beyond thrilled. We loveeeeedddd every single picture and were so happy with him and his work. He gave us a cd with all the pictures which were all edited and what was exactly what I wanted. He is from Canada but goes to Punta Cana a lot to do wedding photography. We highly recommend him. His website is michaelsteingard.com/ Our videographer was from New York (which is where we are from). He did two weddings for our friends and we loved his work so we knew we had to have him and his second shooter Valerie come down to Punta Cana with us. We knew that the pictures and the video were sooo important to us so the cost was worth it to us since we know we will want to look back on that weekend for the rest of our lives. Chris and Valerie came to everything that weekend and you did not even know they were there. They were so nice and easy to be around. We just got our wedding recap and we lovvveee it. It is amazing. It really shows all the fun we had the weekend and how awesome it was with all of our family and friends. Here is the link to it. Hope you enjoy it! We definitely would recommend him. He is worth every penny!! His website is http://www.chrislobelloproductions.com If you have any questions please let us know. We know how hard it is to choose a photographer and videographer so any help we can be let us know since we did it already
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  6. Vaen 23 when is your wedding? Mines October 27th?.. I was going to say i think that beause we signed our contracts in 2011 we are basically grandfatherd in to those rules. Im so excited for my wedding but its defintely a lot of work dealing with all these different people and noone has the same info or answers. its frustrating!
  7. I would defintely call the hotel.. The outside planners dont always seem to have the correct information!
  8. Hi! Vinarum! I did the $2500 (i thik either 25 ot 2600) and i get him the full day of the wedding and atrash the dress session and full rights to the CD... I am a photographer so I dont need the prints. Im going to do that myself.. Which one are you thinking of?
  9. You can defintely bring in your own photographer. You guest need to say he is a guest of your wedding. That is waht we are doing and what other Hard Rock brides have done. I di dnot like the resorts photographer so I am 100% bringing my own. Michael Steingard. He's great!
  10. Vinarum we are just saying he is a guest.. the hard rock cant say they will allow you to bring your own photographer but they unoffically told me that if he is a guest then they cannot stop guests from taking pictures.. People definitely bring thier own photographers all the time. It wont be a problem.
  11. I havent found the fabric yet but i think im going to buy it and just have our freind sew it.. think it will be cheaper that way since rentals seem so expensive... I havent picked the menu yet but my paretns are going down to do a tasting in june so ill finalize everything then.
  12. The latest you can do outdoors is 11p... ballroom can go to 12a with no fee or past 12a but you will have to pay a fee.
  13. Awesome! The pics are great! Love her shoes and the dress and the tables. Everything was so pretty... I can't wait!!!
  14. Hi Girls! HILDALIN- My parents were in DR last month and went to the hotel and got a lot figured out for me. I know we ar getting the white lounge fruniture from creative punta cana for both the welcome party on the rooftop terrace near the beach and for the reception inthe ballroom and they said it really wasnt expensive at all and then for the reception ,which is in the ballroom, since i didnt want to deal with the heat for the reception or chance it with the rain, we are draping the whole place with white linens and uplighting and i think those were alittle more pricey but since we were saving ont he food and drinkwe just went for it. For the centerpiced i wnt lots of candles so we started buying them and paling on bringing alot down becasue i think those get pricey so the less we have to get fromt he resort the better. We are also bringing our own overlays down since fabric in NYC is so cheap. Im maikng all the menus myself and bringing those down and bringing chincese laterns for the cocktail hou (at eden pool ) down my self as well. I think some things from Hard Rock are reasoanble and toehrs are soo expensive! Its weird! VANE23-Would loveeee to see pics of your friends wedding! VINARUM- We went and saw all the options so hers alittle expalnation of them- There is the roof top terraces by the beach. they are really big and overlook the pools and the ocean and are great choices for an outdoor reception or welcome party (we are doing out door welcome party at the terrace by the beach,. the ceremony ont he beach at the far left of the resort since it had a long aisle, the cocktail hour at the edne pool since its soo gorgeous and private and then we decided to do the reception inside since one of the nights we were there it was sooo hot and all i kept thinking was if this was my weddig night id be ,elting and i cant see anyone wantsing to dance.. plus if it rains after 12p and you decide to keep you wedding outdoors and it rains later that night there is no plan B, your wedding is inthe rain and i didnt want to cahnce it and figured air conditioning for the main part of the reception would be good for everyone including my hair and makeup hahah). So there is also the sax pool wich is a half cirlce pool ares that you can do the reception or welcome party at and there is the eden poo which i love. or you can do it int he ballroom. As for photographers we went with Michael Stiengard. I am a photographer so i am extremely picky about this and his style is exactly what i wanted and he is resaonble. $2500 for full day of shooting, plus a trash the dress session, and the CD with all the edited pcitures. Look him up, his blog has some amazing pics on it. Plus he normally books a ton of weddings down there so you dont have to pay for his accomodations. TATIANA- Our group rate for the hotel is $172 per person per night for the standard room. We booked our trip through Endless Travel so she handled all the details. If you want thier number let me know. She's great and is handiling everything for us.
  15. Its all food and alchol.. its top shelf but in the DR top shelf is like absolut.. not grey goose. they dont even have that there hahah.so its like rack to mid level alcohol.
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