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venus909

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  1. We had a symbolic ceremony and hired Pastor York... Although technically he is a pastor the ceremony is not religious. He has different "scripts" to chose from and I'm sure he can even create something new for you and your fiance. Mayte can help to set him up for your ceremony. He was awesome!
  2. Here are some links to pics from my wedding: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.4069612413486.159360.1077617066&type=3 https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.4069710535939.159361.1077617066&type=3 and here is a video: https://vimeo.com/46639216 Hope this helps.... -Jen
  3. We were able to take our bracelets off and get new ones the day after the wedding. Some of the groomsman forgot to take theirs off (My husband included...grrr) and they show in the pics..I definitely recommend reminding everyone to take them off I would double check with the resort though since they all have different rules, but I honestly don't think any of them would have a problem.
  4. We got married at city hall in chicago before going to DR to have our symbolic ceremony. After looking into the cost, paperwork involved, and the amount of time it took to get your certificate back from DR we decided it was the best way to go. And I still feel we made the right decision. sooo much easier and stress free.
  5. The restaurant is always open during weddings unless you pay the extra $1000 to reserve the entire restaruant. When we had our reception it was open. We had the first floor and outside. All guests that were coming for dinner were directed to the 2nd level. Honestly we saw about 5 people eating dinner during that time. We even had gone upstairs to do some of our photos and there were only 2 tables occupied. Later in the evening when dancing started, a dad and his small daughter did come out to the dance floor. I personally didn't mind. It wasn't a bother to me, but if it was I'm sure Mayte would have let him know that it was a private party. other than that I never noticed any of the other people that visited the restaurant. I think if you are a VERY private person it may be an issue... but is wasn't for me. I Definitely do not think it is worth the extra $1000 to rent the whole place.
  6. Even though I cancelled my wedding at Melia I continued to work with Esterlin our wedding coordinator. She scheduled all the times for the spa treatments for me. I had some issues with the welcome dinner... took a few tries to get it booked and I even contacted group events who directed me back to the wedding coordinator but evenutally I was able to get it organzied. There was no fee for the welcome dinner as I had it in one of thier restaurants. We had it at the Guarapo which is the Dominican Restaurant in a semi-private room. It was actually really nice and my whole group loved the food and had a good time. After the dinner we just went to one of the bars and hung out and danced.
  7. YAY!!! I'm excited for you!!! You are going to LOVE IT! Yes 48 hours is enough! We landed on a wednesday afternoon and met with mayte Wednesday night.. and had our wedding on Friday. We also had a welcome dinner for all our guests on Thursday night at the resort. It worked out wonderful!
  8. Hi Ladies... Since I finally received my video from Diego I thought I would share some of the clips. He still hasn't uploaded my trailer (which I'm very annoyed about) but I edited my dvd and clipped out some parts myself so I could share them.... Here they go: Here is our trailer (a quick glimpse into the whole day: https://vimeo.com/46639216 A peek into our bridal party photo session: https://vimeo.com/46639217 And a clip of our PARTY!: https://vimeo.com/46639702 I know when I was planning I was obsessed with looking at past brides video's and pictures... if there is any other video clip or picture you ladies would like to see just let me know and I will try to post it up for you. -Jen
  9. BEAUTIFUL!!!! Such a gorgeous dress and it looks great on you!
  10. And to directly answer your question about the deposit... No worries about not providing a deposit... I felt the same way, but he really does reserve your date, and shows up on time and is very responsive
  11. I used Cores Films... I did not send a deposit.... but I have mixed feelings... I'll start by saying that I don't regret my choice of using him, but I'm not 100% satisfied either... but I was between him and Florian from Cinema + Motion.... The positives: Diego and his 2nd shooter were a blast to work with the day of the wedding. We felt comfortable in front of the camera with him and he had some great ideas. At the end of the day I was thrilled. He was also very responsive through out the whole planning process. We are happy with the video we received...however, there are some negatives.... His prices are A LOT higher than most other videographers.... and I don't think the quality of what I received justifies those prices (I got his highest package... so if you have seen his price sheet you know what I paid).... I was really looking forward to getting my trailer right away to share with family and friends on facebook... Most brides have gotten and shared it within a few days... I didn't get mine till I got the DVD! He still hasn't uploaded my trailer! I just received my DVD and it took almost a month! A month isn't long for the full DVD but it was a long time to wait for the trailer! My DVD had my husband's name printed wrong on it! His name is Louie... not very hard to spell... So now I'm waiting for re-printed copies... I'm still waiting for my trailer to be uploaded so I can share it... hopefully it will be soon... maybe tomorrow on 1 month anniversary it will be available lol! OH! also, there is no footage of the fire dancers that I had. I'm a little upset about that. When I asked him he said that they didn't allow spot light so the footage would have been too dark. 1) my photographer got some great pictures so not really sure if he is correct and 2) I have seen PLENTY of videos where the firedancers were captured just fine so I'm not sure why he couldn't or didn't do it. Overall I'm happy with my video BUT I think for a more reasonable price other videographers could provide you the same quality video if not better. I don't think Diego is a bad choice at all... but I thought I should share my experience. I'll post my trailer when I get it so you can see... Good luck with your choice!
  12. Thank You Ladies!!! I still can't believe the day is over ... I just love seeing all the brides and brides to be share their dresses.. every dress is so beautiful and unique to each bride!
  13. I know I posted pictures of my dress when I first got it, but I figured I'd come back and post pictures of it in action from my wedding day and day after I loved my dress when I bought it, went through dress doubt for a few months and then fell in love with it all over again. It was the perfect dress for me It's and Allure C175... sorry for the million pictures...
  14. I got my Sandals from Steve Madden. they have a few different styles of silver sandals with "bling"
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