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KarenLynn

A Fairytale Wedding at Riu Ocho Rios Jamaica

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Hi Everyone!

We are back from our perfect wedding at the Riu Ocho Rios. We were married on March 10 2009 at 4:30pm (Our ceremony was supposed to start at 4:00pm but it was postponed due to a little bit of of rain wink.gif It was OK though....it cleared off and I think the pics may be even more beautiful because of the colors of the sky) The Ceremony lasted about 20 minutes - Minster Sheldon was AMAZING!! We then did pictures with Micahel until about 6:30pm. Michael was ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!!!! I CANNOT say enough good things about him. He is so nice and super fun to work with!! We had our reception dinner at the Mammee from 6:30pm-9:00pm and then we had a private reception at the Sea Grape from 9:00pm-12:00pm. We did our speeches, cake cutting, first dance, father-daughter dance, mother-son dance, etc at the Sea Grape. It was fabulous! I teared up when I saw how beautifully the Sea Grape was decorated for us! It was a perfect night - clear sky and a full moon! The allotted time for the DJ was only until 11:00pm but I paid him to stay for an extra hour as we were all having so much fun! I used Tai Flora and they were great - the flowers for my hair arrived at 11:00am for my 11:30am hair appointment. All of the other flowers arrived at 2:00pm. My bouquet was beautiful - 11 roses, 9 green orchids, 4 white orchids, and 6 cala lilies. The bridesmaids bouquets were equally gorgeous and consisted of 6 cala lilies each. The bouts were green orchids and the wrist corsages were roses and orchids. We got two flower arrangements for in front of the gazebo and they were WELL worth the $$$ - they were only $80 each and they were beautiful - plus we were able to use them at dinner and at the Sea Grape. At the end of the night we brought them back to our room and they lived for a week!! My mother, my maid of honour, my bridesmaid, and myself all went to the Spa for manicures/pedicures, hair and make up. The ladies at the Spa are great!!!! They are sooooooooo much fun and so talented!!! The morning after the wedding we went to Dunn's River Falls to do a Trash the Dress session with Michael - this was a blast!!!! Again, Michael is soooo great!! We had so much fun with him and the pictures are unbelievable!!! If you are having any doubts about the photographer I guarantee you - you DO NOT have to worry!!!! He is truly superb - I couldn't have asked for better!

I did get a huge package of pictures so I have to wait for them to come in the mail but as soon as I receive them I will post them on here. I have posted the 6 that I did receive from Michael and a few of my own (Mammee, Sea Grape, Spa, etc). If you have any questions please let me know!!!

Here is the link to the photos - I am new at this so let me know if this doesn't work!!

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Karen

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One more thing - I can't believe I forgot to mention them - they made it all happen!!! Chandlyn and Nikisha are INCREDIBLE!! They are so nice and kind and do everything in their capability to make sure your day is PERFECT!!

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I was getting my mani and pedi at the spa and when it started to rain at 4, we were all saying prayers for you for it to clear up!! The girls at the spa were so sweet, they were so concerned for you. They were very happy when the rain stopped! After I saw your pics I remembered that your wedding dinner was going on at the same time as my rehersal dinner- you looked gorgeous, your pictures turned out beautifully. Congrats!

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Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, thanks so much!! Your prayers must have worked cuz the rain stopped and everything went off without a hitch!!! How was your wedding? I am sure it was great!! Everything at the Riu seemed to be!! :)

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