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#1841 Nessa682

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    Posted 10 July 2010 - 09:37 AM

    Hey Ashley....We are also flying Artistique Photography out from Portland Oregon we are having our wedding on the 25th of April so I am not going to be able to see your wedding but I hope that it is beautiful and the pictures turn out great.

    You are so right about their prices being great and I love that they have shot at the palace before. Their work is really great as well.

    Talk to you soon.

    #1842 lilly222

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      Posted 11 July 2010 - 07:48 AM

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      Originally Posted by mexico_2011
      YAY! We booked our ceremony and reception locations!! I'm so excited, it feels so good to have a decision made. We are having our ceremony at Coral Beach (which we have to pay $15 extra per person to have it there because we are staying at the Colonial) But thats ok because I really want to have it there. We are having our reception at Playa Azul - so right on the beach, woo hoo!

      Melanie

      Hi Melanie,
      That's great that you have your reception and ceremony site booked already. We have our wedding date set for April 20, just getting the resort booked now. I see that you're paying extra for the ceremony at Coral Beach? Was the gazebo at the Palace an option as well? We'll be staying at the Tropical and I’ve read that the Gazebo is only available to those staying at the Palace.
      Also, did you have options for your reception site? I read that it's in the Banquet hall, but I’ve seen pictures of people who had it at one of the beach front grills? I’d love to know what kind of options are available to us, so I know what to ask for.

      Lilly

      #1843 lilly222

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        Posted 11 July 2010 - 08:02 AM

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        Originally Posted by ashfrylund
        I dont know if you have photography all figured out but i am flying mine in and you could probably get a great deal since youre there at the same time! Hope they get back to you about the booking soon, i know how stressful it can be- but they really are great~!!!

        Hi,
        I havent thought a lot about a photographer yet. I checked out the photos from the site, they are beautiful. I would love to have someone come in to take photos, but I dont want to spend too much on them. What kind of quote did you get back from them? If your wedding is on April 15, and mine is April 20, that's a long time for them to be at the resort as well. Do they normally stay for an extended time, or do they just stay for a couple of days for the wedding?

        Thanks,lilly

        #1844 nmurch

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          Posted 11 July 2010 - 09:37 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by cjb0arder13
          I apologize if this question has already been answered...I tried doing a search but I didn't really see this question anywhere.

          If I have other guests staying at the Beach, Colonial, or Tropical, do they have to pay for a day pass to attend the wedding?

          Thanks ladies!
          no, for the day of the wedding your guests will just be "upgraded" for the day free of charge :P ( which i think it partially included in your package thats why they are so expensive :P )
          jan 11 cant come soon enough...

          #1845 BethBride1

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          Posted 11 July 2010 - 10:22 PM

          Hiiii!!! We are home!! ...and still exhausted! I will do a hopefully review at some point this week after we catch up. All in all, our wedding was absolutely amazing...I honestly couldn't have dreamed of anything better. It was defintately the best night of our lives.

          Quick Mini Review: The "3 C's" were absolutely amazing- Claudia (wedding coordinator) made everything happen & went above & beyond to make us happy. If she is your coordinator, your wedding will be FANTASTIC!! We can't say enough about her. Claudia Rodriguez (photographer) was fantastic & so professional to work with & we can't wait to see her pictures! She had such creative ideas and was soooo nice. Cecilia (from Alquimia Events) was the best vendor to work with. She literally found us anything we asked. We used them for our lounge furniture, centerpieces, and table linens. We emailed back & forth several times a day & she was so nice. It was so refreshing.

          The only crappy part of our experience was check in- it was literally a nightmare... and the spa. Ladies- get outside people. When I got there, they didnt have my scheduled appointments (which luckily I had brought my original email AND my CONFIRMATION email a few weeks ago). Apparently there is a new guy & this has been happening a lot. Then I had my trial & it literally looked like I got out of the pool bc they sprayed it so much. They use the Mexican equivalant of AquaNet. It was better on the wedding day bc I brought my own spray...but it was amateur. Some of the girls seemed like they were good, but that's a bit risky. I will do more in the review forum when I have time!

          #1846 ashfrylund

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            Posted 11 July 2010 - 11:24 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by lilly222
            Hi,
            I havent thought a lot about a photographer yet. I checked out the photos from the site, they are beautiful. I would love to have someone come in to take photos, but I dont want to spend too much on them. What kind of quote did you get back from them? If your wedding is on April 15, and mine is April 20, that's a long time for them to be at the resort as well. Do they normally stay for an extended time, or do they just stay for a couple of days for the wedding?

            Thanks,lilly
            Our price is reeeeally reasonable considering that there are two photographers shooting the entire wedding day, and they are really great photogs. They are there for a wedding the week after yours so im sure if you asked them you could get a great quote! So exciting, congratulations!!

            #1847 cjb0arder13

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              Posted 12 July 2010 - 12:42 PM

              BethBride welcome back! So happy to hear you had a fantastic wedding!!

              I'm really excited, because I have Claudia as my WC, and Claudia Rodriguez is my photographer! Sounds like I made the right choice!

              #1848 mexico_2011

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                Posted 12 July 2010 - 01:15 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by lilly222
                Hi Melanie,
                That's great that you have your reception and ceremony site booked already. We have our wedding date set for April 20, just getting the resort booked now. I see that you're paying extra for the ceremony at Coral Beach? Was the gazebo at the Palace an option as well? We'll be staying at the Tropical and I’ve read that the Gazebo is only available to those staying at the Palace.
                Also, did you have options for your reception site? I read that it's in the Banquet hall, but I’ve seen pictures of people who had it at one of the beach front grills? I’d love to know what kind of options are available to us, so I know what to ask for.

                Lilly
                Hi Lilly!

                We had to pay extra to have our cermony at Coral Beach because it is part of the Barcelo Palace and we are staying at the Colonial. The same would apply for the gazebo. So it is an option for you but you would have to pay the extra $15 per person to have it there. There are also other beach locations you can choose from that are not at the Palace and would be included in your package.

                There are alot of options for the reception site, it just depends what package you book. If you book one of the first 3 packages (below the Strawberry Passion package) your reception will be in a banquet hall or an a la carte restaraunt. If you book the Strawberry Passion package or above - you can have a 3 hour reception on the beach, poolside, or in an open air grill by the beach. Keep in mind any Palace locations would be an extra $15 per person again if you are not staying at the Palace (although they do not do receptions at the Palace open air grill anyway, I think it's called Coral Grill)

                Hope that helps!

                Melanie

                #1849 staceychris17

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                  Posted 13 July 2010 - 05:38 PM

                  Hi Ladies,

                  We leave tomorrow morning!!! Our wedding is on Saturday. I will post a review and pics as soon as we return in 2 weeks. I am praying for safe travel and sunny skies:)
                  ~Stacey

                  #1850 BethBride1

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                  Posted 14 July 2010 - 12:25 AM

                  Yes you did! I'm a little jealous of you right now bc I wish I could relive that day!!! (other than me replaying it over & over again in my mind)! haha




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