Any Grand Palladium brides?
Posted 26 May 2013 - 05:16 AM
Posted 26 May 2013 - 05:17 AM
Posted 26 May 2013 - 07:24 AM
Thank you soo much for posting your video, Chrestena! I watched the entire thing and almost teared up a few times .. I agree with Carlotta I think I'm going to be an emotional mess at my own wedding .. haha. So glad I watched the video because I had been debating if I should get a videographer, but now I'm definitely going to & I think I'm going to get the same guy you did .. he did an amazing job and the pricing is much better than some other companies I had messaged. So nice to be able to have an actual video to look back on & also to show those who weren't able to make it. Congrats again & wishing you all the best
Posted 26 May 2013 - 09:26 AM
Thank you, thank you and thank you for posting your video. It is so lovely, so beautiful so many things that I really can tell you I do not know what else I can describe it. It is beautiful. And the quality of the video is very good! I have showed it to Thomas and he said the same: it is beautiful and as me is so happy we have booked this services as well.
We decided to hire a videographer four months ago as we were thinking that we wanted to have a video of our wedding being in such a lovely place and with such an awesome landscape. I did not know that there was one at the resort, so I started to look for one (also for 2 hours, just as you: start, then the whole ceremony and the after).
I was really surprised about the high costs and I was taking a look of so many videographers and the quality of the videos comparing quality, etc that toke me days to decide!! To give you all an idea the lowest I had found, until I found my current one, was asking me 900 usd for 2 hours.... We certanly did not want to spend that money... Then I found an Argentinan guy based at Playa del Carmen.
We have booked for 2 hours for him and an assistant (I decided I wanted an assistant as well for having all the possible shots) for 400 usd. Without the assistant it is 300 usd. So as some brides are writing here the possibility to have one cameraman I am going to give you the website for taking a look. The qualities of his videos are very good! He is going to give us two videos. One longer of about 20 minutes with the starts, the ceremony and the after and other short of about 5min. Here is the website in case you want to take a look
And here comes the incredible coincidence!!! The camera told me we have to choose 2-3 songs for the videos. For the aisle I am going with the Over the Rainbow song, which I love, and we want it as well for the video and the other one for the final!!
We have still to decide the 3rd song. I have been less busy at work this week and I am on youtube a lot of hours hearing songs. hahahaha
Chrestena, once more thanks so much for uploading your video. There are more videos at Youtube about Palladium weddings, but not so detailed as yours.! Thanks for sharing!! My made of honour, elder sister and one of my witness have alredy watched it and they were saying that is so emotional!!
Posted 26 May 2013 - 09:34 AM
Posted 27 May 2013 - 02:33 AM
Chrestena, oh my you're video is wonderful! You look amazing and totally relaxed and happy. What a gorgeous ceremony as well, the minister was great - I love his accent! Your vows were really lovely as well.
The music choices were just perfect and really complimented the video beautifully. We've also been thinking of using Somewhere over the Rainbow, but possibly as our first dance. Still trying to whittle that one down.
I loved your face in the video when you put the ring on Michael's finger, very sweet! I also love, love, loved your bangle, it is just beautiful! I am currently trying to find a statement necklace but finding it rather difficult. I also loved the clips at the end of everyone enjoying the first dance and getting the photos taken. my favourite is the part where your bridesmaids are all getting ready for the photo and you're splashing away in the ocean - just perfect.
We actually, like you, had said very quickly a videographer was something we would do without, but after watching your video and reading your review we are re-considering now,
Carlota, thanks for the info on the videographer you found as well, we will have a look into both
Posted 27 May 2013 - 02:00 PM
I am new to your forum, and just wanted to introduce myself. My fiance (love to say that and I just returned from the Grand Palladium Kantaneh last week, and he proposed while we were there! We are planning on getting married there next May, and I am so happy to have found your informative posts! We will have guests coming with us (not sure how many yet), and my 9 yr old daughter will be our special person standing up with us. Other than that, we have no plans, and I look forward to your knowledge!
Congratulations to you all!!
Posted 27 May 2013 - 04:34 PM
Thanks Carlotta for the information on the rooms! My mom I think is staying in one of those huts so that will be exciting for her! And I will definitely take your advice with putting in a request and going to the palladium addicts website. If I can't figure it out I will be asking you for more details haha ! Thanks so much
Posted 27 May 2013 - 05:50 PM
Oh my goodness, Chrestena if I had teared up before reading your review, I really teared up watching your video!! I too was dead set against having a videographer - that's what pictures are for, I'll remember. But not now - now I HAVE to have one! Your video is incredible! I hate to ask the same questions over and over again so I will need to go back and read up as I don't quite remember the details since I didn't think it pertained to something I'd need, but I really want to know who your videographer was! Also, your makeup looks beautiful!!! You did it yourself right? So pretty and natural, I just love it! Again, I'm so glad you had a perfect day!!
Posted 28 May 2013 - 07:39 AM
Hello fellow brides
I'm in the final stages with the GP to set my date May 10, 2014! I can't wait. It's been really great reading everyone's reviews about the resort.
Chrestena- you looked amazing!! Me and FI watched your video and got goose bumps. At first, I wasnâ€™t thinking about having a videographer but I think you changed my mind.
newmrskassner- Welcome!! When in May are you getting married?
For those who are getting married in the gazebo, please find a link to a wedding that I stumbled upon on my search for photographer http://deansandersonweddings.com/2013/03/cam-and-kevins-wedding-3/
The photographer mentioned the sun was out in full force at 2 pm. In the pics the guests have fans which I think are a nice touch.
Iâ€™m not sure from the pics if they had the reception at the Lagoon or the Gran Azul. Maybe one of you brides can figure it out?
Happy planning everyone,
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