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#301 Diva

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    Posted 07 March 2010 - 10:37 AM

    @Dolce: I take it you paid for extra photo time. It looks like the package only allows for ceremony photos and one hour after. I am interested in getting ready shots, ceremony and some reception. Thoughts?

    #302 Dolcenotte12

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      Posted 07 March 2010 - 03:34 PM

      Diva, we selected a package from Photosouvenir for the weddings. Packages are here:

      2010 packages

      Here is their website with photos:

      Punta Cana Destination wedding photography

      They actually deduct about a few hundred dollars if you are married at Excellence since the wedding packages include some photography like you said (I think it depends which wedding package you select too). The package we had was 5 hrs(but she definitely stayed longer), included getting ready through most of the reception. The package included the ceremony video (I think thats included in the wedding package), a beautiful slideshow of all parts of the day(very advanced technology and visually stunning), a 12 x 18 painted picture on canvas by Miguel Pumarejo(absolutely beautiful),

      Welcome

      all proofs in boxes, and trash the dress. I think our package was about 1400 dollars in all. This is pennies compared to what some people pay in the states for a good photographer. We upgraded our album to leather craftsmen which I highly recommend. This is the top of the line album company in the US. Severine designed the pages digitally, sent them to leather craftsmen, and the book was sent to me and is so gorgeous. What a way to preserve and share memories!!

      I had nothing but an amazing experience with PhotoSouvenir and Severine. Not only do they excel at what they do, they are so sweet to work with! They provide all your items in a timely manner and you will be stunned by their work!

      I know I posted my pics previously but I'll put them here again:

      Wedding:

      Snapfish: Share:Registration

      Trash the dress:

      Snapfish: Share:Registration

      #303 Diva

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        Posted 07 March 2010 - 04:46 PM

        WOW YOU LOOK GORGEOUS!!!! I love the photos. Yes, the ceremony video (15 min) plus ceremony photos and one additional hour are included. I am thinking about doing the three hour package for $1,100. The trash the dress idea is growing on me though...

        How far in advance did you book them? I want to make sure they have my date open! I notice that they do require a deposit upon booking too

        Totally unrelated question, but did you bring your own centerpieces, or did they have the floating candles/vases there already?

        #304 Dolcenotte12

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          Posted 07 March 2010 - 05:24 PM

          Thank you Diva =) You should definitely do the trash the dress. It's such a weird, once in a lifetime experience lol to be in the water with clothes on, let alone a wedding dress! hahaha, its fun to frolic in the sand and water!

          If you are at Excellence, you don't need to make a deposit. Contact them as soon as possible to reserve your date because they do fill up quickly, but I think they make more availability for Excellence brides anyway. Severine's email is:

          photosouvenirsa@hotmail.com

          I did not bring my centerpieces, I did not want to drag anymore stuff than I was already (welcome bag items took up so much room, plus we packed for a 3 week trip, yikes!). Ana supplied everything and I think they were 40 dollars a piece. I showed her what I liked through pictures and then she showed me what she had available or what she can get her hands on and voila, that's how the centerpieces were decided. I loved them, the perfect touch!

          #305 Diva

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            Posted 07 March 2010 - 05:31 PM

            Just emailed them and asked if it was too early to book for next March. My thing with the TTD is ruining the dress! It looks like you got a separate one, but I don't want to purchase a THIRD dress for that! I already got a reception dress too. Is that dress you used totally ruined?

            #306 Dolcenotte12

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              Posted 07 March 2010 - 05:40 PM

              I did bring a second dress just in case my other dress didn't work out for whatever reason or if I felt too hot in my original dress, I would have changed into it for the reception.

              I had my ttd dress cleaned and its fine except for some parts of the bottom stayed brown, like the very bottom edges. But if I got it cleaned again, I bet that would come out too.

              #307 Diva

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                Posted 07 March 2010 - 08:04 PM

                I will ask my Fi about it and see how he feels, I think u sold me! He probably wont have a clue what I am talking about so I will show him your photos Dolce :)

                #308 Diva

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                  Posted 07 March 2010 - 10:54 PM

                  Dolce, you were fine dancing and stuff without a DJ right? We want to burn our own CDs and avoid the DJ if possible :)

                  #309 Dolcenotte12

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                    Posted 08 March 2010 - 10:43 PM

                    Hey Diva, we did not have a DJ and I could not imagine partying any harder than we did ha ha. We had Domingo on the saxophone for one hour during dinner, one hour Dominican band which got everybody up and then the other 2 hours were our cds of a good mix of island tunes, house/club music and sappy love songs (not too many) . Ana played our wedding song as soon as we walked into the reception after taking lots of photos and danced right then and there. We also had specific songs for me to dance with my brother and father in law and for my husband to dance to with his mother. I put all the special songs on a separate cd so it was easy for Ana to access.

                    #310 Diva

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                      Posted 08 March 2010 - 11:44 PM

                      Ok I planned to do the same thing!!! Great to know I do not have to pay extra for speakers and all of that. Yay, how exciting :)




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