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#541 finzup

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    Posted 04 September 2009 - 04:40 PM

    Erica what was the location of your cocktail party?

    Which appetizers did you choose, the mexican, caribbean, or international? How were they?

    Thanks!!

    I am absolutely in love with your photos!!!
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    #542 finzup

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      Posted 04 September 2009 - 04:41 PM

      Erica what was the location of your cocktail party?

      Which appetizers did you choose, the mexican, caribbean, or international? How were they?

      Thanks!!

      I am absolutely in love with your photos!!!
      *******************************

      -Katie
      Have you met Alice?
      http://tickers.Ticke....eXf/weight.png

      #543 eblum999

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        Posted 04 September 2009 - 11:36 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by Sandra&Mario
        I happened to stumble across Erica's pics on Elizabeth Medina's blog...

        Elizabeth Medina Photography

        It'll give all you lovely ladies an idea of Barcelo...their wedding was stunning...lovedddddddd Erica's dress and the reception in the French restaurant was soooo pretty! (in case you read this Erica, everything was beautiful and Elizabeth went above and beyond, as she always does!)...congrats to you and Doug again!

        I know we all want an outdoor reception...but the French restaurant looks so elegant! For the ladies who are getting married in the summer months...you'll be in air conditioning if unexpected circumstances come up and you're put indoors (on the bright side!)...and just like Erica had said in an earlier post, don't stress...it all comes together in the end! I mean, c'mon, look at those pics!
        Thank you so much Sandra!!! The French Restaurant was out of control gorgeous... I am not sure if they do weddings in there regularly, but Gabriela made an exception for us since they overbooked our original location of the poolside. What had happened was that they were also having a 300 person doctors convention on the beach... the same time and day of my reception.... so needless to say, since I booked this wedding a year and half in advance... I was pissed!... Way pissed... Monday the 13th of July was NOT a good day... Gabriela, got really nervous and made the French Restaurant available for the reception.... otherwise she would have been dealing with 2 crazy people... me and my mom.... BUT on a good note... everything worked out for the best.... as you can see in the pictures!!! Elizabeth Medina did such an incredible job... I can not even believe that these pictures are mine... I keep on staring at them in awe! I mean you have this image of what your wedding is going to look like.. and these pictures blew it totally out of the water!

        My dress was probably my favorite part! It was a Pnina Tornai from Kleinfelds in Manhattan... I just wish I could wear it again!

        If you have any questions... Just ask :)
        -Erica
        "Dont Stress", it is such wasted energy... I stressed for months... for nothing! Everything was BEYOND PERFECT!!!!
        Erica & Doug
        July 18th 2009
        Barcelo Maya Palace
        www.elizabethmedina.com/ED09

        #544 eblum999

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          Posted 04 September 2009 - 11:43 PM

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          Originally Posted by pebbles
          But there are pictures of you guys ouside dancing Is this the outside restaurant?
          Pebbles... Those pictures you are referring to are from my Rehearsal Party on the beach the night before the wedding... We had "White Party", where everyone had to wear white... it was on the beach.. We had the buffet of "Tacos and Tequila"... it was honestly the most "classy" buffet I have ever seen!!! Just look at the pictures...

          http://www.elizabeth...raphy.com/ED09/

          We hired the Marriacchi band for 2 hours... So much fun!! We also had our own private bar, and lounge set up on the beach!!! I loved every second of it!! I knew at that point that my wedding was going to be in the French Restaurant.. So I wanted to have the rehearsal dinner to be totally different. It was very casual... I dont even think I wore shoes! So the pictures in the slide show... the very first ones of Doug and I in the "garden" that was taken before we got to the beach... We had Elizabeth for 3 days... Rehearsal Dinner, the actual wedding day and then towards the end of the slide show you will see our "Trash the Dress" session, which if you can... I would do!!! So worth the extra money!
          Erica & Doug
          July 18th 2009
          Barcelo Maya Palace
          www.elizabethmedina.com/ED09

          #545 harv0136

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            Posted 04 September 2009 - 11:52 PM

            Erica your pics are gorgeous! You're wedding was so beautiful...congrats! I love your bags for your moms and bridesmaids. Do you mind telling me where you found them? Super cute idea for the moms too!

            Was your cocktail hour on the rooftop?

            For the rehearsal dinner, did you set them up in advance with Gabriela? Do you mind telling me how much per person for the taco bar set up? Such a great idea!

            #546 eblum999

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              Posted 04 September 2009 - 11:53 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by SunnyT
              Hey everyone! I'm so excited, I booked our wedding for June 26, 2010 at the Barcelo Palace!!!! This forum is so helpful!

              Erica,
              I booked Elizabeth Medina, too! Your pictures are AMAZING! Congrats! It looks like you all had a great time, and I'm glad the Barcelo was so accommodating... I wish I could use the French restaurant, too. It looks gorgeous... I guess they offered it b/c nothing else was available for you? Did you bring your own centerpieces?
              You are going to LOVE her!!!! Just wait till you see your photographs... your going to melt!!! You just have to wait a long time for them... about 6 weeks, but SO worth it!!!

              I am not sure if they do weddings in the French Restaurant regularly, but Gabriela made an exception for us since they overbooked our original location of the poolside. What had happened was that they were also having a 300 person doctors convention on the beach... the same time and day of my reception.... so needless to say, since I booked this wedding a year and half in advance... I was pissed!... Way pissed... Monday the 13th of July was NOT a good day... Gabriela, got really nervous and made the French Restaurant available for the reception.... otherwise she would have been dealing with 2 crazy people... me and my mom.... BUT on a good note... everything worked out for the best.... as you can see in the pictures!!!

              My Centerpieces, I actually found off of Elizabeth Medina's Blog months back from another bride... I did not bring them... I emailed the EM picture to Gabriela, and she, like the US, deals with vendors outside of the resort and they can pretty much do anything for you!!! I told her I didnt want flowers... Just very chic sticks, with tons of hanging candles.. and I believe each centerpiece cost $45 USD, which if you are from the Tri-State area... that is so not expensive!!! Also, my cake, which not that large and my bouquet... all Hot Pink tight roses, all from Pictures I got off of Elizabeth's webpage months back... sent them all the pictures and Gabriela had everything made for me... Make sure to send her tons of pictures, otherwise you dont know if "your vision.. is also their vision", you know what I mean?
              Erica & Doug
              July 18th 2009
              Barcelo Maya Palace
              www.elizabethmedina.com/ED09

              #547 eblum999

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                Posted 04 September 2009 - 11:55 PM

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                Originally Posted by vlynnw
                Erica, your pictures are beautiful, and you are beautiful! Looking at these really makes me want to have my reception in the French Restaurant now! If you don't mind could you tell me what wedding package you chose?
                Thank you so much!!! I had the Ocean Scents Package, I am not sure if they do weddings in there regularly, but Gabriela made an exception for us since they overbooked our original location of the poolside. What had happened was that they were also having a 300 person doctors convention on the beach... the same time and day of my reception.... so needless to say, since I booked this wedding a year and half in advance... I was pissed!... Way pissed... Monday the 13th of July was NOT a good day... Gabriela, got really nervous and made the French Restaurant available for the reception.... otherwise she would have been dealing with 2 crazy people... me and my mom.... BUT on a good note... everything worked out for the best.... as you can see in the pictures!!!
                Erica & Doug
                July 18th 2009
                Barcelo Maya Palace
                www.elizabethmedina.com/ED09

                #548 harv0136

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                  Posted 04 September 2009 - 11:59 PM

                  One more question, where did you find the white maracas? love them!

                  #549 eblum999

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                    Posted 05 September 2009 - 12:01 AM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by finzup
                    Erica what was the location of your cocktail party?

                    Which appetizers did you choose, the mexican, caribbean, or international? How were they?

                    Thanks!!

                    I am absolutely in love with your photos!!!
                    Thank you!!! I love them too :) :) :)

                    For my cocktail hour I had a mixture of all 3! I didnt know you could do that... but when I sat down with Gabriela and was finalizing everything, I was not crazy about any of the menus from start to finish.... So or arguments sake, you are allowed to have 8 appetizers.... I I chose 3 from one, 4 from another and 1 from another... You know what I mean... So there was a very nice mixture... and I am not sure if the pictures showcase the food, but they went ABOVE AND BEYOND!!! The presentation was Gorgeous!!! I am VERY picky when it comes to the way things look... and I was truly IMPRESSED!!! The food (which I am also a VERY picky eater) :) Was delicious... Nothing like any of the food in the buffets, which I wasnt too crazy about myself... What I didnt know until I got there was that they have completely different chefs for "weddings" then they do for the rest of the resort! So chic, so classy, so good :)
                    Erica & Doug
                    July 18th 2009
                    Barcelo Maya Palace
                    www.elizabethmedina.com/ED09

                    #550 eblum999

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                      Posted 05 September 2009 - 12:05 AM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by harv0136
                      One more question, where did you find the white maracas? love them!
                      7" White Maracas - PartyMart: party supplies

                      These are the exact ones I bought... Then I made the tags that you can see in the pictures... Simple with a tied ribbon in either green or pink
                      Erica & Doug
                      July 18th 2009
                      Barcelo Maya Palace
                      www.elizabethmedina.com/ED09




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