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Ladies! So It has been two months since the wedding- I can't believe how the time flew.... it feels like it just happened yesterday. But we actually moved to Florida a few weeks after the wedding so I haven't had a chance to write a review or anything yet, but I fully intend to as soon as things settle down a little more with work. What I do want to say is that El Dorado Royale was absolutely amazing- we had such a wonderful time. On the other hand, my experience with the onsite coordinators was TERRIBLE! Like Nikki, I also had Martha and honestly, because of her, I almost regret having my wedding at EDR. I think she just made things way way wayyyy more stressful than they should have been but I will definitely leave a detailed review asap! But one piece of advice that I wish I had followed, DON'T OVERDO IT! Both Gazebo 55 and Tucanes are gorgeous on their own- you honestly don't need too much decoration, etc. I think I went wayyyy over the top with trying to personalize everything and I just had a million DIY projects, and so much stuff to set up. My mom refused to let me pay for them to set everything up (besides the lanterns at tucanes & sheers on the gazebo) so she offered to set up herself, and lets just say, it took FOREVER (even with other people helping) and it was a lot of stress on her. So just try to keep it simple & figure out what's most important to you! I think the lanterns at Tucanes were by far my favorite! They looked so pretty! But please feel free to ask any questions at all, I am more than happy to help in any way I can! Here are a some of my pictures. Our photographer was also Citlalli Rico- I cannot stress enough how incredible she is!

 

 

 

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These are just a few of the hundreds of pics we got! Unless you have someone coming with you to take photos for free, Citlalli is definitely worth the cost. Unfortunately Claudia Photo is no longer one of the EDR approved vendors, though, so the $800 extra might sting a bit. But who knows, they may be able to work out a deal with you as far as negotiating rates. 

 
 

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Great photos mrendic! And hope Florida and the new job are treating you well.

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mrendic - those photos are amazing!!! can't wait to read your review. 

 

what part of FL are you guys in? Hope the move and all went well! 

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Originally Posted by murmel View Post

 

Great photos mrendic! And hope Florida and the new job are treating you well.

 

Thank you! And so far so good!! cheers.gif
 

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Originally Posted by AllieH View Post

 

mrendic - those photos are amazing!!! can't wait to read your review. 

 

what part of FL are you guys in? Hope the move and all went well! 

 

 

 
Thanks so much allie! We are in West Palm Beach. I kinda wish we had moved before the wedding, flights are so much cheaper from FL to mexico than they were from TN! Haha. But that gives us a reason to go back, I guess. 
 

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Originally Posted by mrendic View Post

 

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These are just a few of the hundreds of pics we got! Unless you have someone coming with you to take photos for free, Citlalli is definitely worth the cost. Unfortunately Claudia Photo is no longer one of the EDR approved vendors, though, so the $800 extra might sting a bit. But who knows, they may be able to work out a deal with you as far as negotiating rates. 

 
 

Your pictures look amazing! I am going to find out about them! I am sooo excited! and your pictures are making me rethink gazebo 55. its beautiful! 

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I have a question about your lanterns at Tuscannes, I've been bouncing around the idea of doing lanterns there as well.  Are they lit?  What kind of lanterns did you buy?  and what did they charge you to hang them?  I know Nikki had lanterns too, but I was just curious if there was much of a difference.  Do you have any other close up pictures from the area around Tuscannes?  Things like how your tables were set up under the palapa and where the dance floor was... that kind of thing.  Just so that I can get an idea of a layout for the place.  You're making me rethink all my DIY projects.  I just finished ribbon chair hangers, inspired by Nikki's and also very similar to your own, but with peacock feathers and a larger white ribbon backing the small ones.  I'm about half way done with making my ribbon streamers for the aisle decor too.  I'll try and see if I can get a couple of good trial pics to show you guys what I've got so far.  My biggest hurdle right now is figuring out the layout for center pieces. Balancing what looks nice, with price, how much DIY, and how hard it will be to ship it all down... For some reason this is proving to be incredibly hard.   I have test vases and candle holders in our living room with different colors of glitter and paint... Todd walked in today and said "It looks like a princess exploded in here" and then walked out... heh..my next trial will be to make my own mercury glass pieces.  I figure some configuration of all of this is bound to call out to me.  I think my problem is that I might actually have too much inspiration... I love it all.

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