Secrets Maroma Brides
Posted 11 April 2010 - 01:20 PM
Posted 12 April 2010 - 10:02 AM
Posted 12 April 2010 - 10:43 AM
Timeline: For those wondering about the timeline for the wedding day. You can set it up to be whatever you want. If you want a break between the wedding and the cocktail hour for pictures, no worries. They're flexible. You'll have a meeting with Cecilia either the day after you arrive at the resort, or a few days before the ceremony to go over things like that. I provided her with a schedule that I put together and it was accomodated beautifully. So here's what I did
1:45pm Cecilia Dumas (outside photographer) arrives for pictures of bride getting ready.
2:30pm Photos of the Bride, Groom, Best Man and Maid of Honor on beach at abandoned Hacienda down the beach.
3:30pm Groom returns to ceremony site to greet guests (we did the ceremony on the beach). Bride returns to room to "freshen up".
4:00pm Ceremony starts (lasted about 30 minutes. We brought our own music on an Ipod and added a sand ceremony and a reading). Sunset was at 5:30pm on Feb 26th.
4:30pm Group photos with family and guests (30 min)
5:00pm Bride and Groom photos around the resort (I had a 60 minute window between the end of the ceremony and the cocktail hour because I didn't want to have to miss the Caribbean Trio. We only needed 30 minutes for group photos and since the lighting was so good, the photographer wanted to take pics around the resort. Our guests went to the bar until cocktail hour started at 5:30pm).
5:30pm Cocktail Hour starts (We had this on the beach. It was quite windy, so they were unable to light the tiki torches, but had votives on the table, and other lighting available).
6:30pm Reception starts - we walked up to the main building and had our reception in the marble room next to the ballroom - not actually in the ballroom ( we had 13 people total). Cecilia Dumas left during the cocktail hour, and we had the package photographer arrive at 6pm. We did the first dances and cake cutting before dinner service so that he would capture those moments on film. FYI - the package photog is only there for 1.5 hours. We had Cecilia Dumas for 4 hours.
The timing for us with the sunset ceremony an 1.5 hours before the actual sunset worked out perfectly. The lighting was amazing when we started the group photos at 5pm.
Posted 12 April 2010 - 11:05 AM
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Posted 15 April 2010 - 10:44 AM
| Originally Posted by mellyrobert |
mlynea thanks for the info! very helpful. we are having the wedding at 4pm at the gazebo and then the reception at the gazebo terrace. they said that they need an hour in between to set up. do you think that the beach is a good location for the cocktail hour eventhough it was windy?
Posted 15 April 2010 - 10:48 AM
| Originally Posted by groom'smom |
Does anyone have suggestions for which building to request for our rooms? The wedding will take place on the beach so wouldn't it be a good idea to request a building that is close to the area where the wedding will happen? Don't want a building that has "noise" issues (near club areas with loud music a constant problem) Anyone with ideas?
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