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#11 TammyB

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    Posted 02 March 2007 - 09:21 AM

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    JUAN CARLOS
    He also recommended that we each bring something to wipe off sweat – July is hot and sweat doesn’t look good in pictures. Lastly he instructed us to get NO SUN for the 2 months before the wedding. He said the lighter you can be the better for the pictures. I thought these were good tips to pass along to everyone.
    !

    OK I'm confused.. I don't understand why lighter skin looks better in pictures.. Can someone explain.. My white @$$ really needs some some or else I will scare off everyone...

    #12 *JillD*

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      Posted 02 March 2007 - 10:10 AM

      I don't really get it either Tammy, I think I look way better with some color than pasty white! I guess the key is probably not to be red & not to go overboard with the tan either, maybe just a light base tan, at least thats what I'm going to go for!

      #13 TammyB

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        Posted 02 March 2007 - 10:26 AM

        I think I may email Juan to find out the reason for it.. I was hoping one of the photographers on the forum would answer the question.

        #14 JENESIS

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          Posted 02 March 2007 - 10:50 AM

          That sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
          May I ask what you tasted? I am offering a fish, chicken and beef for my guests and since we can only taste 3 main dishes, I have to pick the right ones to taste.

          The Bus sounds great. I'll have to look into it.

          #15 SASSYGIRL

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            Posted 02 March 2007 - 03:55 PM

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            Originally Posted by gkashmira
            This is such a wonderful review to read! I am SO happy to hear that Emeline was so organized and that the food was so good! What items did you end up tasting?

            I don't think I'm going to make it down there before my wedding so your site visit might be the closest I get to a tasting! I know you said everything was good but was there even one thing you think we should steer clear of... if you were FORCED to to pick one?

            So they finished redecoratng all the rooms right? Did you love the decor? Do they have the flat screen TVs up (not that I plan on spending a ton of tiime watching TV, but hey, they're cool!).
            The decor of the rooms look great and I think they are still finishing up some of the small details since one morning while I was in the room a lady knocked at the door and asked if she could come in and replace our bathroom trash can. She took out the plain one and left a painted ceramic can that I wished I could have taken home with me. So cute! I think the TV's were flat but they were still in a entertainment center - not hanging up - funny I guess I didn't pay that close of attention now that I think about it!

            Here is the list of the items we tasted:

            Appetizers: Quiche Lorrain, Baby shrimp tartlets & Crab meat canapes - these were all good but if I had to eliminate something from the meal it would be this - I haven't gotten the final pricing yet but I know it is going to be around $4 per piece and we were told to order enough for each person to have 3 appetizers. This adds up fast and isn't a very large amount of food for the money.

            Starters: 1) Mixed green salad 2) Pistachillo crusted goat cheese salad with hibiscus dressing 3) Palm heart salad with caramelized balsamic vinegar - again all were terrific and had lots of color and veggies but we ended up selecting #2 - it was different than anything we had ever had tasted before and the presentation was like something out of a magazine.

            Main Course: 1) Fish of the day wrapped in potato string, mushrooms and zucchini 2) Beef tenderloin filled with blue cheese and almonds 3) Spinach wrapped chicken - I would have been happy to select any of these but we are going with offering our guests a choice of #1 & #2. The children will have chicken fingers and french fries at an estimated cost of $18pp.

            Dessert: (We are not planning on doing a traditional wedding cake.)
            1) cheesecake topped with fresh berries 2) 3 milk cake 3) churros - we are going to do the s'more station and #1 (I love cheesecake and this was very good!)
            Sarah's little girl-Isabella Nicole-10/31/08
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            #16 A10CalGal

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              Posted 02 March 2007 - 04:09 PM

              Wonderful & informative review Sarah. I really appreciate hearing about the public bus since many of my guests are planning on relying on that option during their stay.

              You are so organized! And smart! What a load off of your mind to have all your decor & oot items already there. That is going to be a PITA for me

              And I agree, Hilton brides must have breathed a huge sigh of relief upon hearing about Emeline & her level of organization. YAY!

              #17 gkashmira

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                Posted 02 March 2007 - 04:30 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by SASSYGIRL
                The decor of the rooms look great and I think they are still finishing up some of the small details since one morning while I was in the room a lady knocked at the door and asked if she could come in and replace our bathroom trash can. She took out the plain one and left a painted ceramic can that I wished I could have taken home with me. So cute! I think the TV's were flat but they were still in a entertainment center - not hanging up - funny I guess I didn't pay that close of attention now that I think about it!

                Here is the list of the items we tasted:

                Appetizers: Quiche Lorrain, Baby shrimp tartlets & Crab meat canapes - these were all good but if I had to eliminate something from the meal it would be this - I haven't gotten the final pricing yet but I know it is going to be around $4 per piece and we were told to order enough for each person to have 3 appetizers. This adds up fast and isn't a very large amount of food for the money.

                Starters: 1) Mixed green salad 2) Pistachillo crusted goat cheese salad with hibiscus dressing 3) Palm heart salad with caramelized balsamic vinegar - again all were terrific and had lots of color and veggies but we ended up selecting #2 - it was different than anything we had ever had tasted before and the presentation was like something out of a magazine.

                Main Course: 1) Fish of the day wrapped in potato string, mushrooms and zucchini 2) Beef tenderloin filled with blue cheese and almonds 3) Spinach wrapped chicken - I would have been happy to select any of these but we are going with offering our guests a choice of #1 & #2. The children will have chicken fingers and french fries at an estimated cost of $18pp.

                Dessert: (We are not planning on doing a traditional wedding cake.)
                1) cheesecake topped with fresh berries 2) 3 milk cake 3) churros - we are going to do the s'more station and #1 (I love cheesecake and this was very good!)
                Thank you Sarah for all this great info! I was debating about the canapes but honestly I agree - that they are really quite expensive so I think I'm going to skip them.

                By the way, are you doing a pp open bar or consumption?
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                #18 SASSYGIRL

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                  Posted 02 March 2007 - 05:30 PM

                  we are doing consumption - our guest will enjoy drinks but nothing crazy. I think Scott looked at the cost for open bar and figured that each person would need to have 3 drinks an hour for us to get our moneys worth or something like that. Hopefully we don't end up with a shock of a bill at the end!
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                  #19 Jessalyn

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                    Posted 02 March 2007 - 07:17 PM

                    Sarah,

                    Great review!! Thanks!

                    What time are you moving your ceremony to?
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                    #20 HBBRIDE

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                      Posted 03 March 2007 - 10:41 PM

                      Oh my gosh Sarah.....I love your review. Thank you!

                      It makes me SO excited for my own wedding at the Hilton. Yes, Emeline has been a pleasure to work with for us too.

                      I want to get more information from you on the crates you mentioned. Were these crates in addition to the plastic boxes you got from Lowes? Are the crates from Lowes? We are going to have to take many boxes with us and we have some family each willing to take some too. Your ideas for transport are great and I may need to do the exact same thing.

                      So you sent the boxes through TSA security and they put the ties on?
                      Sorry so many questions about this....but I was super nervous about this very same thing since we are talking ALL of our decor (including many breakables).

                      You said it was hot there....was it warm at night too or did it get cool? I am wondering how cool in will be at night in April?

                      About transportation....was this just you and Scott or was it a bunch of guests on the same ride to the Hilton? For your 17 guests....will they all be picked up from the airport at the same time? How does this work? I want to contact this company for us and our guests. I will definitely let them know you & Scott referred us!!

                      Great to know about the bus too!

                      Hmmmm....I think those are my only questions for now. I am sure I will re-read your review.

                      Maybe I should have given you a PM.

                      Again, thanks for all your information.

                      Kristi
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