If Chris is leaving, and you have the opportunity, it would be better to book him through his other photo studio (i think it's sungold) than through Arrecife.
The photo packages through Arrecife do not provide you with as many photos as an outside photographer would. With our package we got 60 photos and we had to pay 11 bucks for each additional photo. With an outside photographer you get all the usable images (300 - 400 pictures).
Also, due to the issues Chris was having with Arrecife at the time of my wedding in January, Chris was not able to edit the photos.
Arrecife edited them and they were terrible! I had no idea how much of a different editing would make. It's important for the photographer to edit their own photos. Chris took fantastic images and then Arrecife did some really weird things to them when they edited them. In the end we got all of the raw images so we can edit them ourselves.
Thank you sooooooo much for that review!!!! It was very helpful! I am getting married there on July 25, 2014. We just found out this week that the Pisces is rented out already (bummer) so we booked the semi-private room at the Dolce VIta. We are between the Romance Extravaganza and the Unforgettable package for 50 people. Is the cocktail and canapes and open bar after the reception really worth the extra $1,500 plus between the two packages you think??
How are the bars in the Pueblo Principe square? The piano bar, sports bar, etc.? I've tried to find pictures online but couldn't find anything.
Thank you so much again for the wonderful review!!!
By the way your pictures are priceless!!!! We booked Christopher Lee back in December and just verified that he is doing our wedding this past week with the photography studio and after you said he's leaving, I'm gonna have to send them an e-mail saying I am not paying this vendor's fee because we already have him booked.
Hopefully this works out!
You're getting married the same week I am!!!!
We had a great time in the Bars in the square. It's a really cute area.
The bars weren't very busy, but we had such a big party with us that our group was all we needed to make it a great time.
It's really what you make of it i guess!
The disco floors are gross! DO NOT WEAR YOUR WEDDING DRESS IN THERE! I wore white pants one day to the disco and ended up throwing them out. The floors gets really dirty with drinks and who knows what else and my pants were pretty much black when we left