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#361 kcamworth

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    Posted 29 July 2009 - 07:48 PM



    Thanks Sparkles8300 for sharing your Father's photos! They help so much in researching venues.

    #362 Christy335

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      Posted 30 July 2009 - 12:11 AM

      Congrats gbyrd! I think you made a great choice! But then I may be a little biased!

      How many guests are you estimating having? And what made you choose Moondance Cliffs over the Villas for the wedding/reception site? Best of luck with your planning, I'm glad we have this thread for sharing our information back and forth!

      #363 gbyrd

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        Posted 30 July 2009 - 07:22 PM

        Christy

        My mother was the one who swayed me to have the wedding and reception at the cliffs. We are going to be on the beach for 4 days so she thought it would be classier to the wedding and reception at the cliffs overlooking the water, instead of the beach which everyone would be lounging on for 5 days. Also we are doing a footwashing ceremony and I want to wear nice shoes, so he can take them off to wash my feet. I am so excited. We are going down there in a few weeks to meet Oneika and do a site visit. Where are you at in your planning?

        #364 gbyrd

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          Posted 30 July 2009 - 07:23 PM

          oh i am looking at having 40-50 guests, maybe 60 at the most.

          #365 negrilbridetoo

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            Posted 02 August 2009 - 09:03 PM

            Hi Christy335 and gbyrd!

            I am getting married at MDV in May 2010 and have been working with (via email) Oneika. It would be great if we all could share information. Have either of you decided on vendors for cake or entertainment?
            I think either location, MDV or MDC, will be a great spot for a wedding.

            Congrats to you both!

            #366 gbyrd

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              Posted 02 August 2009 - 11:57 PM

              Negrilbridetoo, It would be great if we all could share information. I am going to Negril next tuesday to meet with Oneika and tour the two resorts. I have not started looking at vendors other than the photographer. I think that is going to be the goal for this week, to choose a photographer and put a deposit down. I am also getting my STD's made by Sarah Sprouille ( who is on the board). Happy Planning everyone!

              #367 Christy335

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                Posted 03 August 2009 - 04:48 PM

                Oh fabulous! I think it's so neat that we're all going to be in the same month at moondance!

                I am using Misha Earle as my photographer. She is an associate of Sungold's. I'm not having a cake, so I can't make any recommendations there. This is my post on what I'm doing in lieu of wedding cake: (http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t46735) I met Oneika last Dec when we went, and she was great! I'm so excited to have my wedding there!!

                Oh, gbyrd, I love Sarah Sproullie's work.

                #368 gbyrd

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                  Posted 04 August 2009 - 10:39 AM

                  @Christy What made you choose Misha Earle over the other photographers in Negril. Does anyone else have great suggestions for a photographer?

                  #369 Christy335

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                    Posted 04 August 2009 - 02:38 PM

                    I saw a bunch of her work beforehand and LOVED it! Most of the photos on the Sungold site that I liked best (although, I liked most of them) were taken by her. She has an artistic style and her photo-editing is great! (Colors really pop!) Even her posed pics don't look so stiff and "posey" like so many wedding pics I have seen. And her candids seem to really catch the feeling of the moment. (I personally prefer candids over posed pics, so getting candids that don't look like my little brother just pushed the button on his digi-cam are important!)

                    Also, she came in SIGNIFICANTLY lower than a lot of other photogs (I also liked Brian Nejedly's (sp?) work, but he was more expensive than her.) I DO SUGGEST to anyone considering using Misha to contact her directly and do not go through Sungold first. I contacted Sungold first because my Wedding Planner in Houston is close friends with Paula and she recommended I use them, but unfortunately they were outside of my budget. I later contacted Misha on my own and got a great rate from her, but when Paula found out, I ended up having to go through Sungold. I got the same rate and contract, but I feel bad because that cuts into Misha's earnings, since I'm sure she'll have to share a percentage with Sungold.

                    I also want to say that Misha is soooooo sweet! I am facebook friends with her now and she makes sweet comments on my status updates.

                    here's her website: MishaEarlePhotography.com She's also doing our TTD the day after the wedding, and I can't wait for those!


                    ***Disclaimer - I have nothing against Paula and Damien of Sungold. In fact, I was going to have them do my E-pics, because they have a residence near me in Texas, but because they are so established, I really just can't afford their rates. I spoke and emailed with Paula multiple times, and she is such a sweet lady.

                    #370 gbyrd

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                      Posted 04 August 2009 - 07:53 PM

                      I love sungold's work. I also just looked a Misha's website, and her work is fantastic as well. Will be sending her an email. It would be great to get a photographer booked by the end of the month!




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