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#31 IslandLover

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    Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:07 AM

    Hehe...it is crazy reading this post, as I am also using Angela, and even went down there to meet her parents and see Megans Bay!!! I LOVE her and her parents (who also help out a great deal with decorations, cleaning the beach, ect)

    Here is our plans so far:

    FIRST...photographer...Our own Jean Marcus!!! I had to put that in since he replied to this thread..hehe!!!
    I do know the website for Angelas Photographer, I just have to dig it out.
    He is suppose to be the best on the island and I have seen his website and he does his own editing according to Angela, which is unique for the islands where they ususally send them out to be edited.

    I decided on Jean Marcus b/c Im a HUGE photojournalism fan, and LOVED his work. I just couldnt keep looking at his pics. It never really occurred to me to use someone from the states, but honestly, I couldnt sleep at night b/c I knew I would not be happy with anyone else....how crazy hu? But I guess that there is that ONE thing in our wedding that just has to be 'perfect' and for me it is photos!!!

    (now dont let your head get too big there Jean Marcus!!!

    OK, here is what we have planned so far.

    Wedding May 9, 2009

    Ceremony- Magens Bay- That is the first pic shown with the pink chairs

    We will probably do a small cocktail hour at the beach, with music, cake, champagne +/- hour dourves....I just hate to have a quick ceremony then run off to the reception...I mean that is the point is to have the wedding on the beach!!

    Reception-? This is now keeping me up at night. The freakin Ritz will not rent out space unless you have a HUGE party or some corporate event hasnt bought it out....so they let you know 3 months ahead of time!!!! Who can wait that long?

    So we are thinking about either Havana Blue Restaurant or Frenchman's Reef has a site we can rent out as well. We just need 25 people there to do it and not sure if we will have the numbers. What I want is a sit down dinner or buffet with dancing and music!! Renting a villa is another option....ahhhh!!!

    Not sure how we are transporting people though, but Angela will take care of that.

    I just got some more info from Angela yesterday.

    Officiate can either be Christian or Non Denominational
    She has her own videographer Dow Video
    They do the bridal bouquet and cakes, she just wants me to send her pics
    They use silk flowers for the arches and stuff, but real ones for the boquet and reception centerpieces.....they will use real flowers if you want instead.
    I forgot to ask about the music

    Honestly, you can really do whatever you want. I have changed my mind so many times since Ive been talking to her, including the date which was in March, then April, now May!!!

    She has an al a carte section, so you just tell her what you invision and I know she will do everything she can to help you.

    Hope this helps
    Amanda
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    #32 KimB81

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      Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:30 AM

      I am having my reception at Havana Blue. While I LOVE Havana Blue, it may not work for you if you want to do alot of dancing. You would have to do a buy-out which is really expensive if you want to be able to have a dj or band to play your own music. If you only have 25 people, the buy-out price is just way too high. Our reception will just be a cocktail hour in their bar area and then a dinner. We will not have the restaurant to ourselves because the buy-out was just too pricey. We will all be sitting near each other though. Since you only have 25 people though, they may be able to seat you in their Privado room which is more private. It is a really beautiful place though and the food is delicious! Let me know if you have any other questions about it.

      Kim

      #33 MissE

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        Posted 16 August 2008 - 02:13 PM

        Angela has been great, but now my fiance has decided he doesn't want a beach wedding! I have to start all over... But take a look at Mafolie's for a reception...
        God Bless!

        MissE

        #34 IslandLover

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          Posted 17 August 2008 - 02:20 AM

          MissE- No Beach Wedding? So sorry!! you could always have a reception at the beach!!

          KIM-
          Looked into Havana Blue and Elizabeth is GREAt!! Think we may just get the Pravado room like you suggested...I like the atmosphere a lot

          Now Im trying to decide b/t Oceana and Havana Blue

          What did Havana Blue have to say about having dancing and a DJ to you?

          Thanks
          IslandLover

          #35 JoLo908

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            Posted 17 August 2008 - 12:13 PM

            Where are you getting married in St. Thomas? We just went there and had such a great time!!

            #36 JoLo908

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              Posted 17 August 2008 - 12:15 PM

              Havan Blue is beautiful!!! If you are looking for beautiful sunset/ awesome food outdoors checkout the bluemoon cafe... more laid back, but our FAVORITE place we ate on the island... I don't know how to post pics, but I should post our sunset pics from this restaurant... We also et a couple while we were there who had theire reception at Havanah Blue and said it was amazing...

              #37 MissE

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                Posted 17 August 2008 - 02:58 PM

                Islandlover- Isn't my fiance ridiculous? He doesn't think our families and friends will like being on the sand. Our parents are kind of picky and old school-sigh. So I've been talking to Janelle about other grassy or solid locations. So sad...
                God Bless!

                MissE

                #38 KimB81

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                  Posted 18 August 2008 - 09:22 AM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by IslandLover
                  MissE- No Beach Wedding? So sorry!! you could always have a reception at the beach!!

                  KIM-
                  Looked into Havana Blue and Elizabeth is GREAt!! Think we may just get the Pravado room like you suggested...I like the atmosphere a lot

                  Now Im trying to decide b/t Oceana and Havana Blue

                  What did Havana Blue have to say about having dancing and a DJ to you?

                  Thanks
                  As far as the dancing was concerned they told us you had to rent out the whole place to have your own music and dancing all night. They are letting us come early at 5 PM though which is 30 minutes before they open to start the cocktail hour and to do the first dance and all those other special dances ahead of time.

                  Kim




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