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Dreams Tulum Bride Moved to Secrets Maroma Beach - Detailed Wedding Review


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#21 jodylynn007

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    Posted 06 December 2008 - 07:01 PM

    Okay here come the pictures...

    GAZEBO

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    As originally I was supposed to be married at Dreams Tulum, our wedding programs refer to that resort despite our wedding at Secrets Maroma Beach (it was too late to change them)

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    #22 jodylynn007

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      Posted 06 December 2008 - 07:08 PM

      Getting ready...

      P.S. - All these shots were taken by the resort photographer. On a quick note, I wasn't overly happy with his shots so if you have the opportunity to hire another or bring someone with you, I would recommend you do so. Most of the photos I am posting turned out quite nice, however, they were somewhat few and far between unfortunately.

      The individual rooms are a beautiful backdrop for photos, as you will see and as I noted earlier, all rooms are identical inside despite what room category you book.

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      This is a photo of myself with Landy, my wedding coordinator. As she was brought over from Dreams to do most of the planning (only some of it was done by Cecilia), she was the one mainly in charge of everything and it was her that I thank for everything running so smoothly and turning out so beautifully on my wedding day.

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      This is a good photo of my bouquet (beautiful) and the make-up job that the lady at the spa did. She used my own products instead of hers (at my request), but as you can see she did a pretty nice job!

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      #23 jodylynn007

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        Posted 06 December 2008 - 07:14 PM

        WEDDING CEREMONY

        You will note that even though the gazebo is beside the swimming pool, the photographer stood in that area (with the pool behind him) and there were lots of clear shots without people walking around in bathing suits behind the gazebo (don't get me wrong, it did happen, in my wedding video a lady in a bikini walks by and stops to stare for a minute), but the photos generally were clear of other tourists.

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        SAND CEREMONY

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        IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE CEREMONY

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        GROUP PHOTOS

        Again... not super impressed with the photographer. All the cute poses that we tried were suggested by my family/friends and the photographer gave us little to no direction. The only thing I found him good at was he would count to three as to when we should open our eyes for photos (it was really bright).

        Of all the photos we took on the beach, there were not too many that I really liked. Thank goodness for my TTD shoot the next day with a different photographer for some better shots!

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        #24 jodylynn007

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          Posted 06 December 2008 - 07:20 PM

          PHOTOS AFTER THE WEDDING...

          Last time I'll say this, NOT impressed with the photographer. Although the pictures I have posted here are quite nice, there was not that many of them. There were lots with my eyes closed despite the photographer counting to three when to open them and he didn't give us any direction at all.

          Final note about the photographer for you ladies that live in CANADA... the photo book and pictures were NOT ready for us when we left Mexico (despite staying 2 weeks) and the photographer said he would send them to us. We did not think ahead of time to make a claim for them at customs when we left Mexico so when the package arrived, we had to pay $55 for GST and PST with a high declared photo on the pictures. There was a way out of this and that was if you ticked a box on your customs form to say "goods to follow". I would recommend you make sure to do this on your way home (if you haven't claimed your maximum amount) so that you can save yourself $55. The value the photographer claimed the photos, video and book to be was $400. So, make a claim for those items on your way back home and tick the box "goods to follow".

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          The grounds at Secrets are lovely and a great backdrop for photos:

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          #25 jodylynn007

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            Posted 06 December 2008 - 07:26 PM

            MORE TEASERS OF OUR TTD SESSION THE FOLLOWING DAY

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            Drinking my favorite drink at SMB, the Mango Tango!!!

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            Our rings:

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            The following pictures were taken in the spa of SMB and no... we didn't ask for permission, we just went in!! (Didn't want them to say no, right?)

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            #26 jodylynn007

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              Posted 06 December 2008 - 07:27 PM

              Last but not least, the happy couple...

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              THANKS EVERYONE... HOPE YOUR WEDDING AT SECRETS IS JUST AS BEAUTIFUL AS MINE WAS!!!

              If you are considering Secrets, I don't think you'd be disappointed with much of anything. It was all perfect, except for the resort photographer (doooooo find someone else would be my recommendation). Other than that, it was perfect!!

              #27 kisskissmd

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                Posted 15 December 2008 - 04:55 PM

                JodyLynn, your day looked just gorgeous!! Can I ask where you got the sandals for your TTD? They are so beautiful. Seeing the pics made me so excited!!

                #28 Carolyn

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                  Posted 15 December 2008 - 06:23 PM

                  Wow great review..

                  #29 jodylynn007

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                    Posted 19 December 2008 - 08:45 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by kisskissmd
                    JodyLynn, your day looked just gorgeous!! Can I ask where you got the sandals for your TTD? They are so beautiful. Seeing the pics made me so excited!!
                    I got them at an Aldo Factory Outlet store here in Vancouver. Unfortunately they were the last pair (display) and one was dirtier than the other (leaving the right foot to try on)... so I couldn't get another pair. They were however marked down to $75 so I was pretty happy regardless.

                    Thanks everyone, the day was beautiful. Secrets is a beautiful backdrop to any wedding so if you end up choosing it, you will be happy with the scenery in your photos.

                    #30 KellyPrincess

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                      Posted 19 December 2008 - 09:44 PM

                      Oh my gosh that gazebo is gorgeous and I love the little starfish on the table, that's a nice touch!




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