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Photography question.  How do we enjoy cocktail hour with our guests??  Get pictures done before ceremony?  What are you suggestions on this?  Has anyone done precermony pics?

 

Do guests see you if you exit for fist look pictures & couples pictures on the beach before the ceremony?  How long do they take?  When would I need to be ready by? if my wedding is at 5:30?

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Originally Posted by nicc80 View Post

 

Hi girls... random question.  What are your thoughts on the italian restaurant Portafino?

 

Nic,

have you already desided regarding the location of your reception?

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The Italian restaurant was okay. It wasn't my favorite but was still good. Not sure about how to enjoy cocktail hour with guests. We had an hour and a half in between ceremony and cocktail hour and still missed most of it. As far as how much time you need to get ready, not sure. The hair an makeup apt took about 2 hours. I woke up at 8, went to brekkie with my bridesmaids, went to the spa to do the sauna and hydrotherapy, had time to shower, go to spa for hair make up, went back to room for room service and hanging out with the girls. It was very relaxed and I never felt rushed. Cecilia came by a few times to check on things and let me know timeline, etc.

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Girls, I am getting a little worried having seen a video that the aisle for the beach ceremony is too narrow for both me and dad.  Do we both squeeze on the aisle up to the center?

 

Has anyone been married and been "given away" 2 days and counting

 

 

please help 

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Originally Posted by beachbride2013 View Post

 

The Italian restaurant was okay. It wasn't my favorite but was still good. Not sure about how to enjoy cocktail hour with guests. We had an hour and a half in between ceremony and cocktail hour and still missed most of it. As far as how much time you need to get ready, not sure. The hair an makeup apt took about 2 hours. I woke up at 8, went to brekkie with my bridesmaids, went to the spa to do the sauna and hydrotherapy, had time to shower, go to spa for hair make up, went back to room for room service and hanging out with the girls. It was very relaxed and I never felt rushed. Cecilia came by a few times to check on things and let me know timeline, etc.

Thanks for the info.  I was considering trying to get most of the couples pics in maybe before the ceremony but I don't think that will happen. I do not want to feel rushed so maybe we will just have to miss cocktail.  Right now the wedding is at 5:30 and my spa appt is at 2.  Mom and MOH at 3.

 

Well, I do have one question.  Did anyone given you away?

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Originally Posted by CriCri View Post

 

 

Nic,

have you already desided regarding the location of your reception?

HI, yes I have its open air near the gazebo for reception this would just be for a casual parents dinner:)

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Originally Posted by beachbride2013 View Post

 

I am the one who posted the pic of the apps for cocktail. It was for 20 people. Dinner follows so it is enough I think. There were a few things leftover (maybe 3) at the end of the cocktail hour.

For our meal, we had surf and turf (comes with shrimp). It was very good. The quality of the meat was the same as the steakhouse at the resort.

We did not do a tasting. We served the Secrets Salad (has hearts of palm) and it was also very good imo. Husband was not crazy about it though. For our desert (besides the wedding cake) we served the chocolate bread pudding and it was not my favorite but was still very good.

Thanks so much beachbride2013.  It is hard to keep it strait between you and cricir (my most treasured posters:)

I have gotten a lot more sleep because of you two.

 

So you basically said I'd like the mexican tapas for cocktail hour for 20 and they decide how much?    Was the Mexican tapas sampler from the Silver/gold can't remember which menu?

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Originally Posted by KCDawn View Post

 

On page 137 of this thread Cri posted pictures of her beach ceremony setup.  AnnieWeds posted the link to her wedding pics (beach ceremony) on the same page.

 

If you're doing maracas at the ceremony I think most people have one placed on each chair.  If you're putting them out at the reception they're typically set out at each place setting. It adds a nice pop of color each way.  We're doing maracas too and we're giving them out at the reception, one at each place setting. 

Thanks KCDawn,  I will give them out at ceremony (made tags) so that will not be a problem...THANKS SO MUCH

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THIS IS SOOOOO GORGEOUS!!!!

-NICOLE

 

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Originally Posted by CriCri View Post

This has been my wedding canopy

 

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Flowers by Mayan Floral

Pictures by Tony Rues and Alex Mel

 

I have just upload some other pictures regarding my  flower arrangments on the beach.

Write me in private to receive the link.

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Nobody gave me away, but the isle is big enough. My husband walked with both of our moms at the same time and there was enough room. As for the appetizers, we just chose from the menu and they determined how much to have. I can't remember what menu it was from. I think it was gold, but not sure. I'm a little envious! You are going to have a great time!!!

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