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meowybells

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About meowybells

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    Edmonton, Canada

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  • Wedding Date
    May 07, 2014
  • Wedding Location
    Gran Caribe Real
  1. Got the video back from the resort. I regret making that decision. Do NOT spend any amount of money on their video packages. I don't know why the guy had a huge camera when the video quality was crap. Our small hand held video was of much much better quality. If you can't afford other videographers, you're better off getting one of your guests and a tripod to hold your video cam than getting the resort's video package. BTW the resort video people are really nice. Just their job is crap
  2. Check out the review I have on Octavio Montes. He was absolutely lovely to work with and our photos are stunning! Not to mention his prices are very affordable. I'm not the kind of bride who would spend $3000 on pics.
  3. The brides on this site have been very helpful, especially those that hung around to answer the questions of us noobs. I will be around for 1 more week, so don't hesistate to send me a msg if you have any questions at all about your wedding at the GCR or a catholic ceremony. Happy planning!
  4. This is by far my favorite shot by Octavio Montes. I love how he was able to capture a passionate kiss between the two of us. We are a bubbly couple so this type of image is rare for us. Octavio also suggested the pose If this picture doesn't show, check out this link instead: https://www.facebook...&type=1 The photo quality has been compromised because I took this off a webpage and copy+paste it here. The original file is much much clearer.
  5. This is by far my favorite shot by Octavio Montes. I love how he was able to capture a passionate kiss between the two of us. We are a bubbly couple so this type of image is rare for us. Octavio also suggested the pose If this picture doesn't show, check out this link instead: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152448131192290&set=a.442390527289.226907.704632289&type=1&theater The photo quality has been compromised because I took this off a webpage and copy+paste it here. The original file is much much clearer.
  6. No, we did not have a block of rooms. When I asked about that, my WC told us to find a travel agent who could offer it to us. The resort doesn't do it.
  7. I had 3 tiers and a different flavor for each tier= vanilla, coffee and hazelnut. My guests loved the cake. Do NOT get the Mango float au tequilla for dessert. Terrible. The beef medallion and chicken (I forgot) were ok but boring. Soup was clam chowder, that was good. The salad was alright.. nothing special. No, I don't know We moved to the Hyatt after the wedding, so it was just my husband and myself It was a very small place though. I would say 12-14 people would fit.
  8. Get a reservation at Chef's plate as soon as you arrive. It's yummy and fancy dining.
  9. I don't think they let you go beyond 10 at the terrace. Most of my guests just took over the lobby bar afterwards. 10 was a good time to stop. Some of my guests were already pretty drunk and whoever didn't want to retire for the night just stayed in the lobby bar to socialize. BTW how did you get your reception to start at 7? Mine started at 6. Are you having a cocktails for 2 hours?
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    Florist in Cancun

    I got married just recently and I would like to add Flores Riviera Maya to this list. I wrote a review about them in the vendor section if you'd like to know more about my experience with them. And this is their website: http://www.floresrivieramaya.com/eng/ I remember how hard it was to find affordable flowers in Cancun that did not sacrifice quality and service. Hopefully this helps! Happy planning
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    Florist for Cancun?

    I got married just recently and I would like to add Flores Riviera Maya to this list. I wrote a review about them in the vendor section if you'd like to know more about my experience with them. And this is their website: http://www.floresrivieramaya.com/eng/ I remember how hard it was to find affordable flowers in Cancun that did not sacrifice quality and service. Hopefully this helps! Happy planning
  12. I wanted to add the Spazul ladies did a wonderful job for hair and makeup, especially Alma! She is great with hair and receptive to modifications on the work she did. I have small Asian eyes. I asked her to make them look bigger.
  13. I just got back too! Everybody loved the wedding day. From the Catholic ceremony to the reception. I had 70 guests so I took my chances and didn't pay for the extra charge. I had told my wedding coordinator how much I really want the Tiffany chairs over the Folding chairs. About the lighting in the Gaviotas/ Sunset Terrace, if your wedding is at 4pm and reception is at 6pm, it will be perfect. You won't have to worry about lighting because the sun doesn't set until past 7 ( Maybe the sun sets later in the summer?) . I would suggest you have dinner first so you can see your food. I brought flameless candles and I didn't notice them very much during the reception. We hired DJ Doremixx and got the lightup dance floor. They bring some lights with them too. So between the sunset and the DJ. you should have enough sun in the summer.
  14. Hello Brides, I just had my wedding at the GCR May 8,2014. I hired Octavio Montes as my photographer. I don't have the photos back yet (it's only been a week), but I would like to attest to his professionalism. He came earlier than expected to set up and discuss what we considered the most important to capture. He was very receptive to suggestions. I would say his style is a cooperation between the couple and his team. You can tell he was really into it and suggested poses to try, even lying down on the floor sometimes to capture great shots! He was a pleasure to work with,. and I can't wait to get our photos back! Look forward to my later posts. I'll have attachments for sure
  15. I asked my WC this question before and she says the DJ has lights, and that it will be enough. If you want more lights, it's extra charge and the options arent that great anyway. I'm going the flameless candles route. Lots in Michaels. Hope that helps!
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