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#11261 EmilyT

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    Posted 24 April 2013 - 04:36 AM

    Originally Posted by elsa s 

    Hi Emily....

    your pics are amazing!!!! this just got me more excited... I have santiago as well for my wedding... and i hired mike cantarell... did you send him your songs for your video in advance? 

    also... how was your hair and makeup? I'm so nervous for this part... and did u pay a fee for mike  to the hotel? and howmuch did u tip mike?... sorry im just trying to figure it all out 

    I did not send the songs for the video in advance. I actually sent them when I got home. I am happy overall with the video but like for instance the cocktail hour is the mariachi music... im not a fan of it. i would have rather he scan the scene and show everyone and have a song i picked in the backround but i wouldnt have thought to tell him that before hand.

     

    i absolutely loved my hair and make up. i went in there with a picture of a girl with her hair up in a lose fitting bun and mine didnt look identical but she did a good job. i knew i wanetd my hair up because my hair tends to fluctuate with the weather and it was a cloudy day. one drop of rain or humidity and i would have frizz all over the place lol so i decided to be safe. i asked for a braid going back which i sort of had but overall i really liked my hiar. i think maybe a little tighter would have been better because from some angles it looks a little wierd but from the direct front and back i loved it. also by the end of the night i needed help with some bobby pins because it was coming out, but it was no biggie. i also brought a veil with me and forgot to take it down to the hair appointment ( was super stressed going back and forth making the back up plans incase it rained), but lorena came in with 2 flowers for me instead of one and once the heair dresser put them in my hair i loved it so much i didnt bother with the veil. i semi-regret this since i dont have any pics with the beutiful veil i bought but just seemed the flowers went with the beach and i went with the "less is more" decision, plus after my hair was done the veil would have been a lot higher up than i had orginally wanted it & i was nervous to mess up my hair after getting back to my room ;(

     

    As far as make up. i loved this also. i purcahsed fake eyelashed for $15 from the spa and they looked so natural and beautiful. i do remember telling her at first my eye make up was a little too dark and she easily just made it a little lighter. i also purchased a $6 lip gloss that she had put on my lips so i could re-apply it but im pretty sure i never did since i was having so much fun i wasnt even concerned lol



    #11262 EmilyT

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      Posted 24 April 2013 - 04:42 AM

      Just an idea for future brides... i cannot stress how happy i am to have had the saxaphone player. now that i watched my video and can actually appreciate him, it was really awesome. he played as the guests were being seated and during the walks down the aisle and after and i think it was one of the nicest touches of my wedding. when he started playing "here comes the bride" i remember getting chills that day and when i watched the video i got chills again lol i do not think it would have been as awesome if it were just playing on an ipod. i also think it gave such a nice ambience as the guest were arriving. just my opinion for those who are interested!



      #11263 EmilyT

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        Posted 24 April 2013 - 04:47 AM

        Originally Posted by LindseyM 

        I didn't get my cake cutting either.  :(  I just asked Mike for my highlight a zillion times and he sent it.  :)  Was there a highlight on your final copy?  Ask if they can just upload it for you!  I'm sad we can't see it!

        Hey Eduardo emailed me back and said since I did the 5 hour video I do not receive a highlight video! that stinks i was under the assumption its just a short version of the whole thing and we all get one :*( i can pay for one now for like $350 but i think i am done with my wedding expenses as I am now waiting for my album and CD to get my pictures developed and that is going to be another expense. oh well =/

         

        my final copy came in 2 CD's ... it was broken down to me getting ready ( not the guys which i also think was a little wierd he didnt go to them ), the ceremony, the photo shoot on the beach, the cocktail hour, the reception ( speaches and set up ) and the party aspect.



        #11264 loripanori

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          Posted 24 April 2013 - 09:00 AM

          Hey ladies, Our wedding last Thursday was fantasic. We're still in Mexico (at Secrets Maroma this week - amazing), so I will write more when we get back. Just wanted to say that we LOVED Santiago as our photographer, he was so much fun to work with. I only have one preview image so far, but we really had such a blast shooting with him, and he took a ton of different photos that I can't wait to see. We also love love loved our reception on the beach. So glad we moved it there from the pool terrace. We had the light up dance floor but did not pay for any other extra lighting, and it was perfect. There were a few things I wasn't 100% happy with, but I almost feel bad complaining because my overall feeling at the end of the day was that the whole day was perfect. Anyway, more to come!! ps. Not sure if it's always so windy at DRC, but it was super windy almost the whole week we were there. Which is definitely nice to help with the heat, but a bit harder to work with if you have your hair down or wear a veil etc. I had a long veil and it was pretty much out of control in the wind, to the point where we had to hang on to it a bit so it wouldn't be pulled off my head. When we were signing our papers the minister told us to tuck it into the back of my dress cause it was blowing like crazy and getting in the way, but now I'm a bit bummed because for the picures from the second half of the ceremony (first kiss etc) my veil is tucked in! Lol, oh well, what can you do! Made for some great pics with the photographer later on the beach though.

          #11265 loripanori

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            Posted 24 April 2013 - 09:04 AM

            A few photos, I can't resist, haha...Posted Image

            #11266 loripanori

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              Posted 24 April 2013 - 09:06 AM

              Whoops, only one uploaded... That's the preview image I have from Santiago. I'm gonna try to attach two more photos my guests took. Posted Image Posted Image

              #11267 elsa s

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                Posted 24 April 2013 - 09:10 AM

                Originally Posted by loripanori 

                Whoops, only one uploaded... That's the preview image I have from Santiago. I'm gonna try to attach two more photos my guests took.



                wow that looks beautiful....howmuch did they charge you for the gazebo decoration like that??? i love ittttt 



                #11268 DWB2B2014

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                  Posted 24 April 2013 - 09:27 AM

                  Originally Posted by browmegan 

                  The time is flying by way too quickly. Less than 9 months until our big day in January but I have bought a dress so that is exciting. How far in advance did you request final confirmation (RSVP) from your guests that are attending?? We leave for our friends' wedding May 6 and it is in Tulum so we are going to go and check out the Dreams Riviera while we are there. I can't wait, hope everyone elses planning is going well :)

                  brownegan you totally kicked me in the butt! Wow yes I'm getting married in Jan too. I cannot believe it is coming up so fast! I guess in my head it was still like a 11 months away! It's going by too fast!



                  #11269 loripanori

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                    Posted 24 April 2013 - 10:48 AM

                    Hi Elsa, We lucked out, there was a wedding before ours (and one after - 3 at the gazebo that day), that ordered the white drapery. Lorena called me about an hour and a half before our wedding and asked if I wanted them to take the drapery down or leave it up. So we didn't have to pay for it! I'm not sure how much it normally costs, but I was so happy with how it looked afterwards in our pictures. I originally wasn't even sure if I wanted it left up, since it wasn't what I was expecting or picturing, but I'm really so happy we kept it. I think they took it down for the wedding after ours!

                    #11270 LindseyM

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                      Posted 24 April 2013 - 12:30 PM

                      Originally Posted by EmilyT 

                      Hey Eduardo emailed me back and said since I did the 5 hour video I do not receive a highlight video! that stinks i was under the assumption its just a short version of the whole thing and we all get one :*( i can pay for one now for like $350 but i think i am done with my wedding expenses as I am now waiting for my album and CD to get my pictures developed and that is going to be another expense. oh well =/

                       

                      my final copy came in 2 CD's ... it was broken down to me getting ready ( not the guys which i also think was a little wierd he didnt go to them ), the ceremony, the photo shoot on the beach, the cocktail hour, the reception ( speaches and set up ) and the party aspect.

                      Oh what a bummer!  I wonder if that was a 2013 change?  My video was broken up in a similar way.  I had Mike and two other guys though.  The other bride that day had just one guy.  Her highlight is on his vimeo, I think.  Maybe because he was on his own?  I am sorry to hear you werent entirely satisfied!






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