Hey there hustyg,
I had the same issue about the ceremony, but they offered me three o'clock instead of 5 and I took it. They warned me it may be a little warm but I feel better because I have time for pictures. In the end I decided to have a cocktail hour and I made it at 4:30 so that by six we would head over to the SSG where my reception is. This will hopefully let the whole ceremony to reception flow easily. I too was worried about the decor and such, at least its the bride after me that has to worry about it now..
As for HDC, I have the pricing at home (at work just checking in) but I can't remember what email address it IS in (i have about 5 with work!) and can email it to you if you wish. Or i'll post it later.. been a crazy week. My email is
Congratulations GEM, great pictures - looks like you all had a fantastic time. Thanks for the info on the hotel photographers, have just looked at their website and the pics seem great, if you have any info on prices for HDC though that would be really helpful?! Did you do the ultimate package?
Also....what times has everyone got their ceremony??? Yanna has e-mailed me and said we are confirmed for 5.30 in the gazebo because they have another wedding beforehand at 4- but I am stressing because the sun will set at 6:45, and if we are delayed in starting because they have to re-decorate etc etc etc then we will have no time left to take photo's in the light...has anyone else had their ceremony at this time?!?! or do you know if we can ask for the ceremony to take place before the 4 o'clock one??