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#6111 TATrisha

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 02:29 PM

Alright, here are just a few pictures!  Not edited, just posted for pure viewing enjoyment :)

 

Here is what the gazebo looks like from the beach.

 

This is the Tulum rain location.  You walk in through these doors and get married in front of that fountain.

 

 

Here are pictures of the Akumal beach side:

This is the wedding site.

 

Here are the remaining destroyed palapas (the rest have been fixed)

 

Here is the beach bar (the other one is completely gone, so no pictures... it looks like sand!).  This was the one with the swings on it.

 

And the pier:

 

 

For my next trick... for those of you wondering why I take my GBP brides to a special beach for their trash the dress session... here is the GBP beach

 

And here is the beach I took Mariah & Josh to...

 

Yes... it's true, you should hire me :)


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#6112 Katryne

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    Posted 24 August 2012 - 04:18 PM

    WOW! can't believe the swing bar!  that's crazy!!  Which beach did you bring those newlyweds to?



    #6113 christy12

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      Posted 24 August 2012 - 11:12 PM

      Originally Posted by Alskipworth 

      Hi, just wondering how everyone had their guests book travel. Did you have the resort block off rooms? I think booking through Expedia would be cheaper but I'd be afraid the rooms would fill up before all my guests were able to book!

       



      I also agree that a TA is best! You definitely need to take the time to find a good one though. I don't know where you live, but i went to sears travel, marlin travel and flight center, and they were all completely useless. Most told me it was too soon to book (it was about 8 months before our wedding date and really they were too lazy to request a quote from the tour operators), and many took down my info and never got back to me. After getting fed up i went to Blue Petal, who specialize in weddings. They were great, however charge $500 for their services. I ended up finding an awesome TA (specializing in groups) with Travel Best Bets. She got us an awesome deal, coordinated all our guests from across the country (we didn't have to do anything!), and every 11th guest is free! I would definitely recommend Travel Best Bets if you are flying out of Canada!



      #6114 Katryne

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        Posted 25 August 2012 - 03:19 AM

        Originally Posted by christy12 

         



        I also agree that a TA is best! You definitely need to take the time to find a good one though. I don't know where you live, but i went to sears travel, marlin travel and flight center, and they were all completely useless. Most told me it was too soon to book (it was about 8 months before our wedding date and really they were too lazy to request a quote from the tour operators), and many took down my info and never got back to me. After getting fed up i went to Blue Petal, who specialize in weddings. They were great, however charge $500 for their services. I ended up finding an awesome TA (specializing in groups) with Travel Best Bets. She got us an awesome deal, coordinated all our guests from across the country (we didn't have to do anything!), and every 11th guest is free! I would definitely recommend Travel Best Bets if you are flying out of Canada!

        Wow Christy! can't believe those TA didn't want to sell you a group trip.. you would think they'd like the business!! Happy you found a good one though! :)



        #6115 Maria1301

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          Posted 25 August 2012 - 04:27 AM

          Trisha, I love the picture you posted of our Trash the Dress session!  I can't wait to see the rest of them! :)



          #6116 cheeky26

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            Posted 25 August 2012 - 08:33 AM

            Ohhh wow!! That is pretty crazy!! I'll scratch 'swinging at beach bar' off the wedding photos list for now :) Thanks for posting!



            #6117 cheeky26

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              Posted 25 August 2012 - 08:59 AM

              If you are in Edmonton by chance, we went through Vacations Plus Travel. Tara is great, and has done weddings for a couple friends of mine.

              We booked through Transat, and it was a great deal as we got 30 seats held for us when we put our deposit down and then every 11th seat was free (which ends up as a refund to you to use as you wish!) Using a TA is a really good idea, I think it would save you money and stress in the long run.



              #6118 Sunshine2680

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                Posted 29 August 2012 - 07:54 AM

                Katryne - Plum and Lime green are my colors - here are the pics of the bouquets ive ordered (through a florist in PDC) - the resort will get the same for you if you want but its literally double the price!! I checked - ha!

                 

                 This will be my bouquet




                 

                 This will be for the bridesmaids and I'm adding the plum calla lilies

                 

                 This will be for the mothers of bride and groom

                 

                 

                 

                 This will be for the groom and groomsmen and my dad

                 

                 

                 

                If you want my florist info let me know!

                 

                 

                 



                #6119 Katryne

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                  Posted 29 August 2012 - 08:52 AM

                  oh wow! very pretty!  I thought we had a bouquet included with the wedding packages.. what flowers were they charging you extra for?? might need to know who's your florist ;)



                  #6120 Sunshine2680

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                    Posted 29 August 2012 - 09:22 AM

                    Originally Posted by Katryne 

                    oh wow! very pretty!  I thought we had a bouquet included with the wedding packages.. what flowers were they charging you extra for?? might need to know who's your florist ;)

                     

                    Unfortunately none of the flowers in my bouquet are covered in whats 'included' - they do give white calla lilies included but not the purple and the orchids are more of a luxury flower so they're not included either.

                    For my bouquet - they were going to charge me $570 USD!!! and my florist is only charging me $190 USD

                    For the bridesmaids - they were going to charge me $210/per bouquet - and my florist is charging $75 USD per bouquet

                    For the Orchid boutonniers - resort was going to charge me $33 USD per boutonnier - and the florist is charging $20USD

                    For the Calla boutonniers - resort was going to charge me $30 USD per boutonnier - and the florist is charging $25 USD

                     

                    Sooo ya - the florist is Maya Diseno Floral - the guy I deal with is Marvin - and he's amazing!  He does charge a delivery fee of $100 USD though - but you won't have to pay a day pass for him because they're just dropping off

                    his email is marvin@mayafloral.com

                    website is http://www.mayafloral.com/






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