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About lauraashley86

  • Birthday 01/10/1986

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    Kingston

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  • Wedding Date
    January 22, 2014
  • Wedding Location
    GBP Runaway Bay
  1. lauraashley86

    Disappointed In Wedding Photos! :(

    Thanks girls!
  2. lauraashley86

    Disappointed In Wedding Photos! :(

    I just put a couple up on our website. They are better quality on my computer.. http://www.ewedding.com/sites/robandlaura14 I posted some in my profile too.. Not sure if you can see them..
  3. We just got married on January 23rd in Jamaica at the Bahia. We had a group of 50 and had taken my husband's aunt as the photographer (she had done our engagement photos). We had the understanding that we had a photographer from the resort for the day as well, which turned out to be just for the ceremony as we were not willing to pay $500 extra.. We had planned on purchasing more than the included 15 photos in our package, especially if his aunts photos weren't exactly what we wanted. The day before the wedding I started checking the weather only to find out that it was calling for thunder showers all day! Needless to say I started to panic. I did not come to Jamaica to be married inside in an ugly hall. The people on the resort had been saying that a lot of weddings had been rained out lately. The day of the wedding 2 out of the 4 bridesmaids didn't show up to the planned breakfast we had and were no where to be found at 9am when the hair and make up girls showed up. Once we found them no one wanted to go first because they were worried their hair wouldn't last. It was 10am when they finally got started and the wedding was at 4. We had 4 bridesmaids, myself and both moms to get through. Before I knew it it was 3:30 and the wedding planner said the rain looked like it was clearing up and the wedding would be outside! My aunt even called and said there was a rainbow. I was thrilled. Only problem was I still wasn't even done my hair and makeup and didn't have my dress on. We literally had no time for pictures before the wedding. I got a few with my parents but not one of the girls and I. As I was walking down the isle I could see people wearing bags over their heads and some with umbrellas.. The rain held off long enough to get married and get a group picture on the beach ( from the resort photographer) we then had champagne while the steel drum band played under the gazebo. Everyone left other than the wedding party and photographer so we got a ton if pictures under the gazebo while it poured. There is only one picture of the bridesmaids and I and I'm not a fan of the angle of my face there is one with the girls,myself and the groom and my eyes were closed. It was like she had only taken one of each shot and wasn't paying attention to detail. We decided to run back to the hotel when there was a break in the rain as dinner was supposed to be at 6:30 (outside) and it was close to 6 at this point. It started pouring again as I'm running through the resort in my wedding dress.. The wedding party agreed that we would do a beach session the next day to make up for photos. Finally made it back to our room to fix my hair and makeup and then off to the reception. We had an amazing night... The rain stopped and we were able to do our fire lanterns on the beach and stay outside for the reception, The day after we started hearing complaints from the wedding party about having it get dressed up again so we talked to our photographer who assured us she had enough.. I looked at a few and was happy so we let it go and just my husband and I got dressed up again for photos on the beach. We ended up getting 37 photos of the ceremony from the resort and have a ton of candid pictures from guests. We just got a disc of all the photos taken from my husbands aunt and I am so disappointed at the selection! the beach pictures the day after are ok but I don't feel like they compare to what some of the other brides got the same week( you obviously get what you pay for).a lot of photos are unusable because we are squinting or eyes are closed or just look awkward because there was no direction. I just kind of felt ripped off seeing other brides photos from the same resort in a FB group. I think I just went into it with expectations that were clearly too high. Am I being unreasonable to want to ask my bridesmaids to put their dresses back on for one good photo in the summer? Will it even matter in 6 months?
  4. lauraashley86

    Disappointed In Wedding Photos! :(

    Some of the pictures from the day..I only have 2 of the whole wedding party together.One of the pictures of myself and the bridesmaids is from a guest.. Also a couple from the beach shoot.. Am I over exaggerating? I was expecting these..
  5. We just got married on January 23rd in Jamaica at the Bahia. We had a group of 50 and had taken my husband's aunt as the photographer (she had done our engagement photos). We had the understanding that we had a photographer from the resort for the day as well, which turned out to be just for the ceremony as we were not willing to pay $500 extra.. We had planned on purchasing more than the included 15 photos in our package, especially if his aunts photos weren't exactly what we wanted. The day before the wedding I started checking the weather only to find out that it was calling for thunder showers all day! Needless to say I started to panic. I did not come to Jamaica to be married inside in an ugly hall. The people on the resort had been saying that a lot of weddings had been rained out lately. The day of the wedding 2 out of the 4 bridesmaids didn't show up to the planned breakfast we had and were no where to be found at 9am when the hair and make up girls showed up. Once we found them no one wanted to go first because they were worried their hair wouldn't last. It was 10am when they finally got started and the wedding was at 4. We had 4 bridesmaids, myself and both moms to get through. Before I knew it it was 3:30 and the wedding planner said the rain looked like it was clearing up and the wedding would be outside! My aunt even called and said there was a rainbow. I was thrilled. Only problem was I still wasn't even done my hair and makeup and didn't have my dress on. We literally had no time for pictures before the wedding. I got a few with my parents but not one of the girls and I. As I was walking down the isle I could see people wearing bags over their heads and some with umbrellas.. The rain held off long enough to get married and get a group picture on the beach ( from the resort photographer) we then had champagne while the steel drum band played under the gazebo. Everyone left other than the wedding party and photographer so we got a ton if pictures under the gazebo while it poured. There is only one picture of the bridesmaids and I and I'm not a fan of the angle of my face there is one with the girls,myself and the groom and my eyes were closed. It was like she had only taken one of each shot and wasn't paying attention to detail. We decided to run back to the hotel when there was a break in the rain as dinner was supposed to be at 6:30 (outside) and it was close to 6 at this point. It started pouring again as I'm running through the resort in my wedding dress.. The wedding party agreed that we would do a beach session the next day to make up for photos. Finally made it back to our room to fix my hair and makeup and then off to the reception. We had an amazing night... The rain stopped and we were able to do our fire lanterns on the beach and stay outside for the reception, The day after we started hearing complaints from the wedding party about having it get dressed up again so we talked to our photographer who assured us she had enough.. I looked at a few and was happy so we let it go and just my husband and I got dressed up again for photos on the beach. We ended up getting 37 photos of the ceremony from the resort and have a ton of candid pictures from guests. We just got a disc of all the photos taken from my husbands aunt and I am so disappointed at the selection! the beach pictures the day after are ok but I don't feel like they compare to what some of the other brides got the same week( you obviously get what you pay for).a lot of photos are unusable because we are squinting or eyes are closed or just look awkward because there was no direction. I just kind of felt ripped off seeing other brides photos from the same resort in a FB group that I ended up having to leave because it upset me so much. I think I just went into it with expectations that were clearly too high. Am I being unreasonable to want to ask my bridesmaids to put their dresses back on for one good photo in the summer? Will it even matter in 6 months? Pictures to follow!
  6. Quote:Originally Posted by Jamaica2014 Hi...another January bride here We arrive on the 20th too. Our big day is on the 24th!!! How many in your group? Crazy! We fly out of Toronto at 8am..Would be funny if we were on the same flight!.. Apparently there are 2 other wedding parties on the same flight as us. We have 47 confirmed including us..What about you?
  7. Quote:Originally Posted by Jamaica2014 We have the same colours... That's too funny! Are you bringing many decorations, etc. down with you? We're bringing favours and centrepieces down, but I'm not sure how the table linens work yet. Does anyone know if you can request specific table linen/table runner colours? Nice! i think the malibu blue will look awesome in Jamaica! We're bringing favous and some decorations (lights, paper lanterns etc) Not sure what we're doing for centrepieces yet..I was considering bringing them but I'm worried about weight... I think you can request colours for the table linens..I wanted white with a blue runner.
  8. Quote: Originally Posted by HelenaI Mine is the 16th. We are there from the 13th to 20th Nice. We get there on the 20th, we'll just miss you!
  9. Wow! We've only been engaged since February.. Together for 4 years. I wish we had given ourselves a bit more time.. Everything is pretty much done but it would just be nice to have the time for all the little details. We were actually at this resort last December and it was amazing! Love jamaica . We would love the paper lanterns if you were planning on leaving them that would be great! How many people do you have going to your wedding?
  10. That's exciting!We don't arrive until the 20th. I feel like it's coming quick!!My colors are Malibu blue and coral accents
  11. Are there any other January 2014 brides getting married at the Bahia? We get married the 23rd!
  12. Are there any other January 2014 brides out there getting married at the bahia? We get married the 23rd!
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