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#5231 fraggle42

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    Posted 15 February 2012 - 11:21 AM

    How many guests did you have seated by the gazebo?
     

    Originally Posted by Krysti 

    Hi!

     

    The walk is not very long and it is virtually the same for both the beach and gazebo locations since they are located directly beside each other. The gazebo and beach locations are quite private, especially compared to the Akumal beach location which is not private at all. The only people that would really see your wedding at Tulum would be the people sitting in the Tequila restaurant right by the windows having a late lunch. I just got married at the gazebo and loved it much more than the beach location! We could still see the ocean from the gazebo and the architecture of it was stunning in the photos!

     

    Here are some photos to give you an idea...

     

    You can see the ocean behind me...

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    this picture is taken about 10-15 feet past the start of the aisle....those 2 palapas over to the right of the gazebo and the 2 palm trees is the beach location...

    Krysti&Scott-10.jpg

     

     



     



     



    #5232 Rachael

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      Posted 15 February 2012 - 11:41 AM

      Awwww Krysti Thank you very much for your response. That has put my mind at rest :))) I will E mail for our spa appointments. Were there other guests in Portofino whilst you were having your dinner? Where was your cocktail party for 2 hours? was that by the poolside? Many thanks for your help....much appreciated x
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      #5233 Rachael

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        Posted 15 February 2012 - 11:47 AM

        Krysti Just gone to e mail the spa and noticed the e mail address is spabptul....is that the tulum side? I am staying in Akumal, unsure if they have more than one spa? x
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        #5234 TATrisha

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        Posted 15 February 2012 - 11:50 AM

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        Originally Posted by stylishmeNC 

        Trisha - I have a photography question for you from our photographer (she is my finance's cousin and is doing it all for free as our wedding present!) But she wanted to know what lenses you took with you as there is a limit on photography equipment (in relation to focal length)?

        Also, this one is kinda from both of us, but are there any locations that you would suggest for great photographs? I mean I can't imagine there are many bad spots being its in beautiful Mexico, but I loved all the ones of the recent wedding you shot down there :)

        Thanks again for all you help!

        Jill


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        This last wedding I took

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        and a macro lens.

         

        Locations inside the resort or outside of the resort?

         

        And thank you!


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        #5235 AD2012

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          Posted 15 February 2012 - 11:55 AM

          Hi Rachael,

           

          I received the same email address from my WC and I'm staying on the Akumal side.
           

          Originally Posted by Rachael 

          Awwww Krysti

          Thank you very much for your response. That has put my mind at rest :))) I will E mail for our spa appointments. Were there other guests in Portofino whilst you were having your dinner? Where was your cocktail party for 2 hours? was that by the poolside?
          Many thanks for your help....much appreciated x


           

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          #5236 AD2012

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            Posted 15 February 2012 - 11:58 AM

            Sorry I also forgot to mention that Jazmin directed me to make the email attention to: "Ms Antonia,or Veronica" as they make bridal reservations. The number she provided me to call them is:

            Hi Rachael,

             

            I received the same email address from my WC and I'm staying on the Akumal side.
             



             



             



            #5237 Rachael

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              Posted 15 February 2012 - 12:22 PM

              Thank you very much AD2012 :)))) Also girls another question! When you get over there, do they have coloured organza sheets to put on the gazebo? or is it cheaper to bring your own? Thanks x
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              #5238 Krysti

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                Posted 15 February 2012 - 03:27 PM


                We started our dinner at 5:30 and a couple other guests showed up at 6pm, with most showing up at 6:30 or later, but I didn't even notice them unless I consciously stopped to look around.  We didn't do a cocktail party.  We had our guests stay for group photos from the end of the ceremony at 3:20ish until 4:15.  They were then taken back to the Coba Lobby by the WC in a trolley.  They ended up just socializing in the lobby (there is a bar, snacks, and lots of seating) and were picked up by a trolley again at 5:20 to be taken to the restaurant.  We moved our after dinner reception indoors because there was a high chance of rain and a trolley took everyone from Portofino to the reception (at the Coba Music Bar) at 7:30.
                 

                Originally Posted by Rachael 

                Awwww Krysti

                Thank you very much for your response. That has put my mind at rest :))) I will E mail for our spa appointments. Were there other guests in Portofino whilst you were having your dinner? Where was your cocktail party for 2 hours? was that by the poolside?
                Many thanks for your help....much appreciated x


                 

                It might be but it doesn't matter...when they send you the booking form, they will ask you which hotel you are staying at and book you in to the corresponding spa :)

                 

                Originally Posted by Rachael 

                Krysti
                Just gone to e mail the spa and noticed the e mail address is spabptul....is that the tulum side? I am staying in Akumal, unsure if they have more than one spa? x


                 



                #5239 Krysti

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                  Posted 15 February 2012 - 03:32 PM

                  They did it without asking me (I liked it), but if you tell them not to use it, then they won't.  I know they like to use balloons to decorate the receptions and I hate balloons at weddings, so I told them no balloons and they used the decorations I brought instead :)


                   

                  A 3 tier cake could be $86.  I asked for a 2 tier cake and was charged $65 but ended up getting a 3 tier cake!  So who knows...

                   

                  As for the flowers, I'm not sure about their pricing...I brought my own bouquets, etc. made with Real Touch artificial flowers, but had them make my toss bouquet (because a bouquet is included in the package) to match my bouquets.  The toss bouquet was very close although not identical because the florist did not have bright green orchids.

                  Originally Posted by andrea2006 

                  Hey Krysti

                   

                  Did you have the option of them putting the red carpet down or did they just put it down without telling you?

                   

                  Also it seems all the prices Jazmin gives me are more than what everyone else is getting.  They are charging me $86 for a 3 tier cake!  And they are charging me $75 for a bouquet of roses, even though it looks like the same size of bouquet as the ones in the catalog



                   



                  #5240 Krysti

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                    Posted 15 February 2012 - 03:34 PM

                    We had 24 guests seated, with an additional 6 of us in the wedding party standing in the gazebo for the ceremony...

                     

                    Originally Posted by fraggle42 

                    How many guests did you have seated by the gazebo?
                     



                     



                     






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