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#3021 acw271011

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 10:54 AM


wow! stunning!!  we had him too for our Oct 20th wedding and I agree with every word you said about him. our pictures are fabulous, we've had a zillion compliments on them and we would do it all over again!!  he is one of the sweetest men you will ever come across and just wonderful to deal with!  we would recommend him to ANYBODY that asks!!!! congrats again. we actually talked about you at our wedding and the ring loss..... lol
 

Originally Posted by Espejo2be 

Hey ladies!! Congrats to all the new brides.... I've had a few brides message me about Merrick Cousley  and using him as a photographer but for some reason the site won't let me private message back so I figured I'd just make a post. 

 

In my opinion, Merrick is a WONDERFUL person to work with! Such a sweet and kind person, very professional and I loved my pictures and have gotten MANY comments on how awesome they look so I highly recommend him!

 

Between my wedding day and the trash the dress he took almost 1700 pictures!!! And his prices are amazing, compared to many other photographers!!

 

I have about 500 of my pictures posted on Facebook so for anyone who wants a sneak peek of my pictures, feel free to add me.... Sarah Connors Espejo

 

Otherwise, here's a slide show sneak peek that Merrick made for us. 

 
 

 

 



 


I said "yes" again to the love of my life at Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico on our 4th anniversary - October 20, 2015

 

 

http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/78874-acw271011-so-this-is-not-a-planning-thread-but/

 

 

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#3022 acw271011

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 10:56 AM

just as an FYI... I did bring my bouquet home from jamaica and the groom's bout. got them through customs no problem. my understanding is that cut flowers are different from plants where soil is attached. the only tip would be make sure they are well soaked in paper towel around the bottom. mine had started to dry out by the time I actually got them home, but they did survive the trip, and quite well I might add!

 

Originally Posted by Kim Deslippe 

Well I've finally managed to read/scan through all 300 pages of posts and I must send a big thanks to all the past, present, and future brides of GBP.  All your comments and information are so helpful and it is greatly appreciated.  Everyone's pictures are absolutely beautiful and I cannot wait to experience GBP for myself.  We were actually considering doing a site visit because we just didn't know what to expect in planning a DW, but we've decided against it; mostly because all the helpful info here and the WC have been fairly quick in getting back to me recently, which helps with peace of mind.

 

So, our date is booked and confirmed with the resort, met with our TA today who is going to get me pricing as soon as it's available, and our STDs will go out after the holidays.  Think I may be a bit ahead of the game because I've already designed all my STD's and invites, have a pretty good idea of what I'm getting for OOT bags/favours and bringing for decorations.  I think I'm gonna pass on spending a chunk of money on flowers that you can't bring home or fake ones that no one really keeps and just use fans or parasols for my BM, and I'm going to attempt making shell bouts for the guys; trying to channel my inner DIY creativity...lol :)  Oh, and I got my DRESS...I know it's really early but I could not wait to go shopping for it (I've been waiting 6 yrs for this to come), and I just knew when I put it on, I love it!!  So excited

 

Hope everyone has a upcoming great holiday and happy planning!!!



 


I said "yes" again to the love of my life at Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico on our 4th anniversary - October 20, 2015

 

 

http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/78874-acw271011-so-this-is-not-a-planning-thread-but/

 

 

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#3023 PoshAms

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    Posted 21 December 2011 - 12:16 PM

    Hi ladies!

     

    Just thought I'd poke my head in to say congrats to those of you who have been recently married and best of luck to Jan 2012 brides!

     

    Here's a link to our photos by the fabulous Merrick. I cannot  begin to convey in words just how fantastic he was- personable and professional. He managed to calm our nerves- my veil was stolen the night before the wedding and returned 20mins before I walked down the aisle! I was an absolute state as was poor hubby! Merrick's photos captured the nerves, excitement, relief and the fantastic party vibe our guests brought to an amazing day.

     

    http://www.merrickco...1110_amintrevor/

     

    Give me a shout if you have any questions about Merrick or the resort. I'll do my best to help in any way I can.

     

    Ams xx

     



    #3024 acw271011

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    Posted 22 December 2011 - 10:38 AM

    omg I absolutely love the little ones!!  they are just too adorable!!  once again Merrick has proven his talent!!  your pics are stunning!!! and you looked absolutely beautiful!!

     

    Originally Posted by PoshAms 

    Hi ladies!

     

    Just thought I'd poke my head in to say congrats to those of you who have been recently married and best of luck to Jan 2012 brides!

     

    Here's a link to our photos by the fabulous Merrick. I cannot  begin to convey in words just how fantastic he was- personable and professional. He managed to calm our nerves- my veil was stolen the night before the wedding and returned 20mins before I walked down the aisle! I was an absolute state as was poor hubby! Merrick's photos captured the nerves, excitement, relief and the fantastic party vibe our guests brought to an amazing day.

     

    http://www.merrickco...1110_amintrevor/

     

    Give me a shout if you have any questions about Merrick or the resort. I'll do my best to help in any way I can.

     

    Ams xx

     



     


    I said "yes" again to the love of my life at Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico on our 4th anniversary - October 20, 2015

     

     

    http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/78874-acw271011-so-this-is-not-a-planning-thread-but/

     

     

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    #3025 pask454

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      Posted 22 December 2011 - 10:56 AM

      Congrats to all the new brides and wives! Just thought Id let everyone know I ordered my Vistaprint STDs and they came in less then a week, and look AMAZING! Can't wait to send them out.

       

      I had a question about the Salon at GBP, whether or not I should get my hair done the day of the wedding there....or should I just try and learn myself? Last I heard it wasn't a good experience and the hairdresser did not listen to anything the bride had to say. Any input....??

      I can learn myself, but it won't be as good as a hairdresser. Same goes with make-up, any suggestions/input?

       

      Thanks!



      #3026 tamandrob

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        Posted 22 December 2011 - 02:24 PM

        I don't know about the salon but I booked Rashel Edwards for my makeup and her assistant for my hair. They come to your hotel room and their reviews are awesome and their work is amazing!!! If you search her on here I think there is a thread, she also has lots of pictures on facebook too!


         

         

        Originally Posted by pask454 

        Congrats to all the new brides and wives! Just thought Id let everyone know I ordered my Vistaprint STDs and they came in less then a week, and look AMAZING! Can't wait to send them out.

         

        I had a question about the Salon at GBP, whether or not I should get my hair done the day of the wedding there....or should I just try and learn myself? Last I heard it wasn't a good experience and the hairdresser did not listen to anything the bride had to say. Any input....??

        I can learn myself, but it won't be as good as a hairdresser. Same goes with make-up, any suggestions/input?

         

        Thanks!



         


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        #3027 Kim Deslippe

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          Posted 22 December 2011 - 05:11 PM

          Thanks for the info acw, I will keep that in mind.
           

          Originally Posted by acw271011 

          just as an FYI... I did bring my bouquet home from jamaica and the groom's bout. got them through customs no problem. my understanding is that cut flowers are different from plants where soil is attached. the only tip would be make sure they are well soaked in paper towel around the bottom. mine had started to dry out by the time I actually got them home, but they did survive the trip, and quite well I might add!

           



           



           



          #3028 Kim Deslippe

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            Posted 22 December 2011 - 05:13 PM

            Hey Espejo, you pics are beautiful.  The colours you chose are almost exactly what I plan to go with.  Can I ask where did you get your parasols, I've found a couple different sites, but I'd hate to order them and have them cheap-looking.



            #3029 erindegagne

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              Posted 23 December 2011 - 04:48 AM

              Hello Everyone, I am trying to get ahold of the spa for prices but can't seem to get a response. does anyone know how much it is to get your hair done there? thank you

              Erin

               



              #3030 acw271011

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              Posted 23 December 2011 - 11:08 AM

              Here is what they sent me for prices. I quite enjoyed getting my hair and make up done there. I also had a pedicure done a couple of days before when they did my trial hairstyle.  You don't pay when you go. They charge it to your room and you pay when you're leaving, and it's in Jamaican dollars, not US so the rate can alter slightly depending on the exchange. I ended up disputing the rate they were charging me but it was because the exchange rate had changed. I ended up paying what I was told I would.

               

               

               

               

               



               

              Originally Posted by erindegagne 

              Hello Everyone, I am trying to get ahold of the spa for prices but can't seem to get a response. does anyone know how much it is to get your hair done there? thank you

              Erin

               



               

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              I said "yes" again to the love of my life at Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico on our 4th anniversary - October 20, 2015

               

               

              http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/78874-acw271011-so-this-is-not-a-planning-thread-but/

               

               

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