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#131 bosi

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    Posted 18 August 2009 - 10:14 PM

    Hello Girls!

    I wanted to share some pics of my Beaches wedding which was May 16, 2009. The entire experience was absolutely amazing! I would do it all over again in a second. Here is a link to our pictures:

    http://melissabrians...shutterfly.com/

    The majority of these pictures are from the resort photographer, and some at the end are from my camera. We ended up doing the private 3 hour dinner which we had under a big white tent on the beach. It had a dance floor and everything. We brought our ipod and speakers and they were able to have a table setup for that. It was beautiful. All of my guest raved about the food (although the jerk chicken was a little too spicy for some).

    I do have to say that Nikki and Andrea at Beaches are absolutely amazing. They couldn't be any nicer. We had a slight rain delay the day of the wedding (I walked down the aisle and then it started pouring) and Nikki kept reassuring me that everything was going to be ok and not to worry that I was going to have the wedding of my dreams.

    Melissa




    Hi, Melissa
    Your wedding pictures are fabulous.
    I am also getting married at beaches Negril on Jan 6th and I only just got engaged in June!!!
    I have a couple of questions which I hope you'ss be able to answer for me.

    1. Your reception on the beach: Did you have a raised hard dancefloor and if so, was it condusive to being danced on by about 40 people?

    2. Was there any privacy at the beach reception?


    3. What was the name of your photographer?

    4. Were there any issues with the sand on the beach- like with people wearing long dresses, sand in the food etc?

    :


    Thanks

    #132 sherric80

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      Posted 19 August 2009 - 12:31 AM

      Dance floor info - Amber just let me know that the price of the dance floor rental will be going up to $220 instead of $180. Just a little FYI in case anyone is set on having the dance floor. You might want to call & book it at the lower price! Hopefully they haven't changed the pricing just yet.

      #133 *Meagan*

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        Posted 19 August 2009 - 03:28 AM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by hockeymom97
        This could've ended up being a deal breaker for us. I have seen past pics of their staff photographer and while they weren't horrible, it definitely wasn't what I wanted for my wedding. I don't want to offend anyone who has decided to use the Beaches photographer - it just wasn't for me and I was willing to switch resorts if this was going to be an issue.

        I already have a professional photographer booked, and have talked to both our TA as well as the resort about this and have been told there will be no issues.
        I think you are going to have issues with this. I have spoken with soo many people about it and if your professional photographer has one camera and no equipment or anything like that then I guess you could use them. But basically anything more than a single camera would be considered a professional.."outside vendor". You would not want your day to be ruined by not being able to have your photographer. We have hired a photographer to take us off property and take our pictures. And Im going to use the Beaches photographer for our ceremony only.

        #134 hockeymom97

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          Posted 19 August 2009 - 03:24 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by future_mrs2010
          I think you are going to have issues with this. I have spoken with soo many people about it and if your professional photographer has one camera and no equipment or anything like that then I guess you could use them. But basically anything more than a single camera would be considered a professional.."outside vendor". You would not want your day to be ruined by not being able to have your photographer. We have hired a photographer to take us off property and take our pictures. And Im going to use the Beaches photographer for our ceremony only.
          I really do appreciate your advice but I'm still honestly not worried about it. I have confirmed with my TA, and more importantly the resort, that this won't be an issue. I'm following their rules, that my photographer must be a paying guest and I'm paying for a 3 night stay. The resort is still making their money and that's all they care about - whether it's by using their photographer or whether it's me paying for additional nights at the resort. I mean if the actual Beaches resort is telling me it's ok, what else can you ask for??

          And here's how I'm looking at it --- unless it's a local photographer that they are familiar with, how would they know who's a professional photographer or not? They certainly aren't doing background checks on each guest. I mean some of our guests have some pretty nice camera and video equipment, that includes things such as tri-pods, extra flashes, additional lenses etc. but none of them are professional photographers. But you can bet that they are going to take pictures as well as video and there is no way the resort can tell them what kind of camera equipment they can or can't use.

          Just my 0.02 :)
          Heather & Eric ~ May 5th, 2011 ~ Beaches Turks & Caicos

          #135 hockeymom97

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            Posted 19 August 2009 - 03:35 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by sherric80
            Dance floor info - Amber just let me know that the price of the dance floor rental will be going up to $220 instead of $180. Just a little FYI in case anyone is set on having the dance floor. You might want to call & book it at the lower price! Hopefully they haven't changed the pricing just yet.
            I just sent Amber an email asking about the pricing. Thanks for the head's up!
            I'll let y'all know what price she ends up quoting me.
            Heather & Eric ~ May 5th, 2011 ~ Beaches Turks & Caicos

            #136 kgeecee

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              Posted 19 August 2009 - 04:05 PM

              im so fustrated with this picture thing..... ugh.
              .....keila

              #137 rfedak

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                Posted 19 August 2009 - 10:16 PM

                Oh my lord, 150 posts! Holy smokes! I guess I better get typing!

                #138 rfedak

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                  Posted 19 August 2009 - 10:29 PM

                  Mellissa, I think your pictures are awesome, especially the last pic in the bunch, is that one taken with your own camera?

                  #139 hockeymom97

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                    Posted 20 August 2009 - 08:38 AM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by TA Maureen
                    I would just print out whatever correspondence you have with Beaches regarding this matter to take with you and send your WC the photog's booking #. Have her ok it in writing. Then you should be fine. That's my understanding of how it should work now with their slightly more relaxed policy.
                    Thanks for the advice - that's a good suggestion. I'm definitely going to do this.
                    Heather & Eric ~ May 5th, 2011 ~ Beaches Turks & Caicos

                    #140 chicagobeachbunny

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                      Posted 20 August 2009 - 03:52 PM

                      Melissa,

                      Thank you so much for sharing your pics. I'm getting married at Beaches Negril June 26, 2010 and pictures was a key concern for me. I knew going into this destination wedding that I would have to make sacrifices when it came to this part of the wedding since we have to rely on the resort, but your pics put me at ease.

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by bosi
                      Hello Girls!

                      I wanted to share some pics of my Beaches wedding which was May 16, 2009. The entire experience was absolutely amazing! I would do it all over again in a second. Here is a link to our pictures:

                      http://melissabrians...shutterfly.com/

                      The majority of these pictures are from the resort photographer, and some at the end are from my camera. We ended up doing the private 3 hour dinner which we had under a big white tent on the beach. It had a dance floor and everything. We brought our ipod and speakers and they were able to have a table setup for that. It was beautiful. All of my guest raved about the food (although the jerk chicken was a little too spicy for some).

                      I do have to say that Nikki and Andrea at Beaches are absolutely amazing. They couldn't be any nicer. We had a slight rain delay the day of the wedding (I walked down the aisle and then it started pouring) and Nikki kept reassuring me that everything was going to be ok and not to worry that I was going to have the wedding of my dreams.

                      Melissa




                      Hi, Melissa
                      Your wedding pictures are fabulous.
                      I am also getting married at beaches Negril on Jan 6th and I only just got engaged in June!!!
                      I have a couple of questions which I hope you'ss be able to answer for me.

                      1. Your reception on the beach: Did you have a raised hard dancefloor and if so, was it condusive to being danced on by about 40 people?

                      2. Was there any privacy at the beach reception?


                      3. What was the name of your photographer?

                      4. Were there any issues with the sand on the beach- like with people wearing long dresses, sand in the food etc?

                      :


                      Thanks





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