Jump to content

Photo

Excellence Playa Mujeres Brides Post Here!


  • Please log in to reply
2901 replies to this topic

#981 SparkleSun

SparkleSun
  • Newbie
  • 61 posts

    Posted 26 April 2011 - 06:27 AM

    Lauren, what time of year is your wedding?  It's seems a very ambitious to have your reception during the hottest part of the day with people drinking and dancing in the sun.  Far be it from me to tell you what to do, but even in the winter months, that sounds hot!  Then again, you have the entire afternoon and evening to party with no stress!  I also think the event terrace benefits a lot by being lit up beautifully at night.  I have some shots of it during the day which I can send to you if you are interested.  Perhaps you might consider taking your reception to one of the indoor restaurants?

     

    No, I didnt find the wind too much of a problem.  As Matt pointed out in his post, I think the benefits to the beach far outweigh the disadvantages. Part of getting married outside is that nature is part of it and as long as there isn't a monsoon coming, you should be fine.



    #982 Matt Adcock

    Matt Adcock
    • Vendor
    • 1,243 posts

      Posted 26 April 2011 - 07:51 AM

      We will pretty much advise all of our clients (unless for religious or cultural reasons) to avoid MID DAY weddings.   Primary reason is its hot, really really hot, and secondarily its just the worst time of day for lighting people, harsh direct down highlights and shadows make for tough photo conditions.    Plus, we charge per hour and bill hours consecutively so I'm not sure it would work out for most budgets NOR us because we will have to be in the hotel from 10am until 8 or 9pm shooting, we live 1.5 hours away driving to PDC....  :(  That makes about a 12 or 13 hr day)
       

      Got a little about our thoughts on planning the perfect ceremony start time: http://delsolphotogr...asonalguide.flo

       

      For sure, contact us if you would like our best advice... we know how to "see light" beyond belief and advise all of our clients who invest in our services about what would make their photo day look amazing based on a timeline.  info @ delsolphotography.com is our email (obviously with no spaces.)

      Originally Posted by Lauren573 

      SparkleSun .... absolutely stunning! What a sweetheart you are to share with us all.

       

      I completely agree about spending the money for the pictures. I love pictures, they take you right back to the moment and what a moment you had! Just beautiful! I must call DelSol and book them asap!

       

      My future husband wanted our wedding to be as early as possible, so I chose the 11am timeslot ... I am truly hoping that the reception will be as beautiful since we will night have the night sky to drape us on the terrace. All I can picture is being extremely hot!

       

      Did you find the wind bothersome at all during the ceremony on the beach? That was another of my fears.



       



      #983 Lauren573

      Lauren573
      • Newbie
      • 7 posts

        Posted 26 April 2011 - 09:31 AM

        Thank you all for the excellent advice! Now I have some concrete data to bring back to my fiance to support my quest to move the time of our wedding later in the day.

         

        I just got word back that DelSol is not available on my wedding day of November 4. Major bummer, but they did recommend Elizabeth Medina. Her website shows some beautiful wedding photographs as well. Anyone out there used her services? Maybe you know her Matt?



        #984 Sharon99

        Sharon99
        • Sr. Member
        • 1,301 posts

          Posted 27 April 2011 - 11:12 AM

          Hey ladies - I have a stupid question. I am in the process of having my invites done but am struggling with the city. I know its not Riviera Maya, Mexico or Cancun, Mexico.

          What did everyone else use? Playa Mujeres, Mexico? (even though its really not on a map) 

           

           

          @Lauren that stinks they are not available on your day :(  I am sure who they recommended is just as good.

           



          #985 aeluzu

          aeluzu
          • Jr. Member
          • 212 posts

            Posted 27 April 2011 - 04:26 PM


            Not a stupid question! I struggled with that myself. I ended up going with Playa Mujeres, Mexico... I'm curious as to what the other brides answer on this one.

            Originally Posted by Sharon99 

            Hey ladies - I have a stupid question. I am in the process of having my invites done but am struggling with the city. I know its not Riviera Maya, Mexico or Cancun, Mexico.

            What did everyone else use? Playa Mujeres, Mexico? (even though its really not on a map) 

             

             

            @Lauren that stinks they are not available on your day :(  I am sure who they recommended is just as good.

             



             


            Amanda & Marc
            June 11th, 2011
            EPM! Are you ready for us?

            #986 SparkleSun

            SparkleSun
            • Newbie
            • 61 posts

              Posted 28 April 2011 - 02:30 AM

              I wrote Playa Mujeres, Mexico as well. The actual address is way to complicated:

               

               

              EXCELLENCE
              Playa Mujeres

              Prolongacion Bonampak, S/N, Punta Sam
              Lote Terrenos 001 MZ. 001 Sm. 003
              Zona Continental de Isla Mujeres
              77400 Quintana Roo, Mexico



              #987 Sharon99

              Sharon99
              • Sr. Member
              • 1,301 posts

                Posted 28 April 2011 - 05:13 AM

                Thanks guys! I will go with Playa Mujeres! There is no way I am going with Quintana Roo, Mexico. I don't think my guests would think its a safe area! lol!



                #988 curlylove

                curlylove
                • Newbie
                • 4 posts

                  Posted 28 April 2011 - 06:13 AM

                  Hi Trisha,

                   

                  I, too, am getting married at EPM on August 19th!!! How funny is that?!?! 

                   

                  What time is your ceremony? Is it at the beach or under the gazebo? I am starting to feel anxious because there are still a ton of details that I have yet to confirm. Yamina has been great about responding to my questions via email, but sometimes it takes 2-3 days for her to respond.

                   

                  Tish



                  #989 Lauren573

                  Lauren573
                  • Newbie
                  • 7 posts

                    Posted 28 April 2011 - 09:43 AM

                    Thanks Sharon, they actually wrote me back and have an opening! So happy! Now I just have to go over the budget ... I am really hoping that money tree I planted is gonna start growing anyday now ....  :)



                    #990 Brennas

                    Brennas
                    • Newbie
                    • 43 posts

                      Posted 28 April 2011 - 09:58 AM

                      Congrats to all the newly engaged brides!

                      I am leaving in TWO days to go down and see the EPM with my maid of honor. I even get to meet Yamina in person on Monday. I am really excited to get to see the property!!! I hope it is everything I hope for!!!

                       






                      0 user(s) are reading this topic

                      0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users