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#5171 BeckyO325

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    Posted 07 August 2012 - 08:48 AM

    I saw your wedding reception!We were on a scouting trip and it did rain every day we were there. Your set up was great though! I may do the same for mine! Does the resort provide any seating for the beach reception? I'm sure guests won't all dance the entire time and may want to sit. Also, do you mind me asking about how much it was to rent the tent/dance floor? Thanks!!

    #5172 Sjay

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      Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:25 AM

      Thanks for all your feedback ladies.

      I've seen pics of the lobby ceremony set-up, so that's cool if we absolutely have to go inside for the wedding.

      I do like the idea of a tent for the beach reception (thanks Harley!) - I'm going to ask Tai Flora about the cost and maybe I'll ask them to have one on backup for me.

       

      My bigger concern is what if we have to take the dancing inside. I think I've only got the club and music lounge (is that at the Suites or am I confusing that with Beach or Grand?) that we could dance in, but I also realize other brides may be having welcome parties/cocktail receptions in those venues the same day as my wedding. I don't want to be stuck without a place to do our speeches and dance!

       

      We chose December as it's outside of rainy/hurricane season so I'm hopeful everything will go as planned!



      #5173 Jamaicanmecrazy

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        Posted 12 August 2012 - 01:39 PM

        Does anyone have a pic of the chairs for the ceremony without the chair covers? Thanks!

        #5174 allieplask

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          Posted 13 August 2012 - 09:13 AM

          I don't.. but I know you can rent chairs from Tai Flora, that's what I plan to do.

           

          Originally Posted by Jamaicanmecrazy 

          Does anyone have a pic of the chairs for the ceremony without the chair covers? Thanks!

          wedding website: www.allienick.com


          #5175 flamenca520

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            Posted 13 August 2012 - 12:11 PM

            Hi everyone! We were married at the Suites on July 19th, 2012.  It was so wonderful!  I'll share a few details and the link to our highlight video.  I start back teaching this week, so don't have time to write a full review, but feel free to PM me any questions! All in all, it was perfect!  Nicole and Tiffany REALLY know what they're doing! I was also getting frustrated with late responses, but I just typed out everything I wanted, and they followed it to the letter, and it was better than I ever expected!

             

            Video link:

             

             

            70 guests

            Tuesday- Welcome party on the beach with 2 hours of bonfire and national bar and mento band (loved it!- They set everything up nicely and people commented that they felt like they were in a movie!)

            Wednesday- Nicole ran a rehearsal, then we had dinner at Calabash- delicious!

            Thursday- Wedding day: The groom and I went with our photographers to the Rose Hall Manor for one hour of photos. This was HOT, but we love the photos.

            Ceremony was at 5:30 on the beach- weather was very nice

            6-7: Cocktail hour with open bar and Steel Pans Band on the beach- soooo worth it! This may have been my favorite part of the day

            7-11: Private Reception at Aunt Ruby's- this was also HOT, but I didn't want to be indoors when all the Chicagoans came for the ocean! People would just step outside to catch a breeze, and the paper fans we passed out at the ceremony also helped.

            DJ Kevan was awesome- I sent him some song ideas ahead of time, and he played them all.  We paid him extra to play until 11, which Nicole allowed.  It was the perfect amount of time, actually. I was really worried that 11 was an early ending, but some of us went on to the disco, but most people ended up crashing.

             

            Hair- Mervina at the salon was great!  All my bridesmaids had their hair done at the salon, and everyone was very happy!

             

            Make-up- We brought a Chicago area MUA with us.  She did 12 girls, and the make-up stayed in the heat.  She is great and available for travel: http://www.deannaraeartistry.com/

             

            Photo & Video- We brought down Chicago photographer and videographer Heather Stone and her assistant, Kai.  They were amazing and captured 3 days of dinners, pool time, and of course wedding day.  They are also available for travel: http://heatherstonephotography.com/

             

            Flowers- We used Tai Floral.  I wanted simple flowers, so we had only a draping of crystals with orchids on the back of the provided huppa.  That was it in terms of ceremony decor.  We got engaged in Madrid, Spain, so I wanted to bring some "Spanish" element into the day, so the bridesmaids carried Spanish fans and Tai Floral tied on some small flowers to the fans.  I was also very happy with my bouquet!  For the reception, we brought our own lanterns, paper flowers made from our favorite books (we are both English teachers!) in vases with votives for the centerpieces, and bookmarks for seating assignments.   We did not get anything from Tai Floral for the reception.

             

            Best of luck to all the other brides! You will LOVE it there, and you will have a dream wedding!



            #5176 Kassi22

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              Posted 13 August 2012 - 12:58 PM

              Originally Posted by flamenca520 

              Hi everyone! We were married at the Suites on July 19th, 2012.  It was so wonderful!  I'll share a few details and the link to our highlight video.  I start back teaching this week, so don't have time to write a full review, but feel free to PM me any questions! All in all, it was perfect!  Nicole and Tiffany REALLY know what they're doing! I was also getting frustrated with late responses, but I just typed out everything I wanted, and they followed it to the letter, and it was better than I ever expected!

               

              Video link:

               

               

              70 guests

              Tuesday- Welcome party on the beach with 2 hours of bonfire and national bar and mento band (loved it!- They set everything up nicely and people commented that they felt like they were in a movie!)

              Wednesday- Nicole ran a rehearsal, then we had dinner at Calabash- delicious!

              Thursday- Wedding day: The groom and I went with our photographers to the Rose Hall Manor for one hour of photos. This was HOT, but we love the photos.

              Ceremony was at 5:30 on the beach- weather was very nice

              6-7: Cocktail hour with open bar and Steel Pans Band on the beach- soooo worth it! This may have been my favorite part of the day

              7-11: Private Reception at Aunt Ruby's- this was also HOT, but I didn't want to be indoors when all the Chicagoans came for the ocean! People would just step outside to catch a breeze, and the paper fans we passed out at the ceremony also helped.

              DJ Kevan was awesome- I sent him some song ideas ahead of time, and he played them all.  We paid him extra to play until 11, which Nicole allowed.  It was the perfect amount of time, actually. I was really worried that 11 was an early ending, but some of us went on to the disco, but most people ended up crashing.

               

              Hair- Mervina at the salon was great!  All my bridesmaids had their hair done at the salon, and everyone was very happy!

               

              Make-up- We brought a Chicago area MUA with us.  She did 12 girls, and the make-up stayed in the heat.  She is great and available for travel: http://www.deannaraeartistry.com/

               

              Photo & Video- We brought down Chicago photographer and videographer Heather Stone and her assistant, Kai.  They were amazing and captured 3 days of dinners, pool time, and of course wedding day.  They are also available for travel: http://heatherstonephotography.com/

               

              Flowers- We used Tai Floral.  I wanted simple flowers, so we had only a draping of crystals with orchids on the back of the provided huppa.  That was it in terms of ceremony decor.  We got engaged in Madrid, Spain, so I wanted to bring some "Spanish" element into the day, so the bridesmaids carried Spanish fans and Tai Floral tied on some small flowers to the fans.  I was also very happy with my bouquet!  For the reception, we brought our own lanterns, paper flowers made from our favorite books (we are both English teachers!) in vases with votives for the centerpieces, and bookmarks for seating assignments.   We did not get anything from Tai Floral for the reception.

               

              Best of luck to all the other brides! You will LOVE it there, and you will have a dream wedding!

               

              Wow!! Just watched your Video and it was awesome. You looked amazing and everything looked like so much fun! Congrats!!

               

              Now I can't wait!!!!!



              #5177 LolasMom71

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                Posted 14 August 2012 - 05:58 AM

                Originally Posted by flamenca520 

                Hi everyone! We were married at the Suites on July 19th, 2012.  It was so wonderful!  I'll share a few details and the link to our highlight video.  I start back teaching this week, so don't have time to write a full review, but feel free to PM me any questions! All in all, it was perfect!  Nicole and Tiffany REALLY know what they're doing! I was also getting frustrated with late responses, but I just typed out everything I wanted, and they followed it to the letter, and it was better than I ever expected!

                 

                Video link:

                 

                 

                70 guests

                Tuesday- Welcome party on the beach with 2 hours of bonfire and national bar and mento band (loved it!- They set everything up nicely and people commented that they felt like they were in a movie!)

                Wednesday- Nicole ran a rehearsal, then we had dinner at Calabash- delicious!

                Thursday- Wedding day: The groom and I went with our photographers to the Rose Hall Manor for one hour of photos. This was HOT, but we love the photos.

                Ceremony was at 5:30 on the beach- weather was very nice

                6-7: Cocktail hour with open bar and Steel Pans Band on the beach- soooo worth it! This may have been my favorite part of the day

                7-11: Private Reception at Aunt Ruby's- this was also HOT, but I didn't want to be indoors when all the Chicagoans came for the ocean! People would just step outside to catch a breeze, and the paper fans we passed out at the ceremony also helped.

                DJ Kevan was awesome- I sent him some song ideas ahead of time, and he played them all.  We paid him extra to play until 11, which Nicole allowed.  It was the perfect amount of time, actually. I was really worried that 11 was an early ending, but some of us went on to the disco, but most people ended up crashing.

                 

                Hair- Mervina at the salon was great!  All my bridesmaids had their hair done at the salon, and everyone was very happy!

                 

                Make-up- We brought a Chicago area MUA with us.  She did 12 girls, and the make-up stayed in the heat.  She is great and available for travel: http://www.deannaraeartistry.com/

                 

                Photo & Video- We brought down Chicago photographer and videographer Heather Stone and her assistant, Kai.  They were amazing and captured 3 days of dinners, pool time, and of course wedding day.  They are also available for travel: http://heatherstonephotography.com/

                 

                Flowers- We used Tai Floral.  I wanted simple flowers, so we had only a draping of crystals with orchids on the back of the provided huppa.  That was it in terms of ceremony decor.  We got engaged in Madrid, Spain, so I wanted to bring some "Spanish" element into the day, so the bridesmaids carried Spanish fans and Tai Floral tied on some small flowers to the fans.  I was also very happy with my bouquet!  For the reception, we brought our own lanterns, paper flowers made from our favorite books (we are both English teachers!) in vases with votives for the centerpieces, and bookmarks for seating assignments.   We did not get anything from Tai Floral for the reception.

                 

                Best of luck to all the other brides! You will LOVE it there, and you will have a dream wedding!

                Loved, loved, loved your video!! I've been sending it out to family & friends to enjoy! Where is the Rose Hall Manor?



                #5178 Jaclyn111

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                  Posted 14 August 2012 - 08:33 AM

                  Sounds like you had an amazing time! Can't wait to watch the video.  Thanks for sharing!  We just got our date confirmed for the Beach on April 24th, 2013 and I just got off the phone with the travel agent to book the trip.  We will do 6 nights at the beach and 4 at the grand.  Needless to say, I am sooo excited!



                  #5179 flamenca520

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                    Posted 14 August 2012 - 09:24 AM

                    Originally Posted by LolasMom71 

                    Loved, loved, loved your video!! I've been sending it out to family & friends to enjoy! Where is the Rose Hall Manor?

                    Thanks! :) Rose Hall Manor is about 10-15 minutes from the Suites. We just walked out the front doors of the hotel, and they get you a taxi.  The taxi stayed at Rose Hall while we took photographs.  I think that cost about $30.  You do have to reserve time and a golf cart w/ driver to take photos there. Here's the website: http://rosehall.com/ I was in contact with a man named Robert Ames.

                    We had planned on shooting at both the Manor and the aqueducts, which are also on that property, but we ended up running a bit behind schedule and only had 1 hour instead of 2, so we skipped the aqueducts. In the end, I was fine with that, because we went mid-day, and it was very hot and sunny! I don't think we would've lasted for 2 hours taking photos in the sun. 



                    #5180 Alier1

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                      Posted 14 August 2012 - 10:45 AM

                      Hi Everyone!  I am thinking about scheduling my wedding at the end of Oct / Beginning of Nov at IRHS.  However, I'm really nervous about the weather around that time of year because I've read a lot about the rainy season and hurricane season.  Any brides that have been married then can share what the weather was like?

                       

                      Thanks!!!






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