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VGirl’s Wedding Review ~ Moon Palace Resort, Cancun Mexico~ April 24, 2010

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Veronica! Your wedding was amazing! You totally got me hooked and I want to have my wedding at the MP too! I hope you don't mind but I am sending you a personal email to ask some questions!


Congrats!

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Thank you so much for this review.  I am at least 10x more excited about our wedding now! Everything was beautiful and you gave such great tips for saving money.  Much aprreciated and congrats!

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What a gorgeous bride and groom!!! I'm SO IN LOVE with your dress!!!! Thanks for the review!!!

Originally Posted by vgirl17 View Post

PHOTOGRAPHERS:
We chose to use Tammsphotos for our wedding photography. Photography was EXREMELY important to us so we wanted to make sure we made it a priority. We couldnâ€t have made a better choice! They are a husband and wife team (Tammara and Grant) that was with us for all of the major wedding events (and more!). We had seen other weddings that theyâ€ve done at the Moon Palace and their pictures were AMAZING!! They were easy to communicate with prior to the wedding and gave us a discount on our package since we had to book them for two nights (due to the MP policy of no outside vendors) at the MP. I thought they were extremely reasonable for the quality of their work (and the amount of time they spent with us) and we really LOVED working with them! We booked their room for the night before the wedding and the night of the wedding. We met them the morning before our wedding and went over some basics and to get to know each other.
Rehearsal Dinner pics: That night they met up with us at the main lobby so that we could head over to our rehearsal dinner. It gave them a chance to see our group in action and probably helped them to know who the “key people†in our group were. They fit right in and everyone loved them.
Wedding Day pics: The next day I had a hair appointment at the Sunrise salon with my daughters at noon and my bridesmaids had their hair appointments at the Spa on the golf course so Tammara met me at the salon while Grant was with the guys. It was really nice having her there and sheâ€s been there so many times for weddings that she was almost like a wedding coordinator too!! LOL! She was so helpful!!!! When we got back to the room I still had to make the bridesmaids bouquets so we were starting to run short on time to take pre-wedding pictures so Tammara started to help me with them! We got some pictures of me before I got my dress on (for the hubby) and then some pics after the girls got there to help me with my dress (and Iâ€m sure there were some in between all of this too). After the ceremony we took some group pictures and some family pictures then we headed over to the dock with our wedding party to get shots by the water. The pictures they took there looked like they are going to be amazing. They sent us one as a teaser until we get the rest back and I was ecstatic!! After that we headed over to the life size chess board and took a few shots there with our wedding party. It started to get dark by then so we started to head to the reception and the rest is history!
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Trash the Dress pics: With our package they also threw in a post or pre wedding photo shoot so we chose to do a trash the dress session a couple of days after the wedding. Tammara and Grant were going to be in Playa del Carmen so they suggested we go there for our shoot since I had mentioned we wanted some ‘in town†as well as ‘beach†pictures. We hired a taxi cab from the MP to take us to their hotel room in Playa and asked him how much it would be. He quoted us $80 (round trip) but once we got to Playa we realized we wouldnâ€t need him to take us back for a few hours so asked him if he wanted to stay and take us to 3 or 4 spots we would pay him $100 total, otherwise we were just going to pay him for one-way and send him packing. He seemed ok with it and said he would stay so we ended up having our own personal taxi for the entire time we were at Playa (arrived around 4pm and left around 8pm)! It was great because we were able to go from location to location in a nice clean air conditioned taxi cab! Tammara and Grant had already scouted out some locations for us to shoot at and we had a blast!! It felt like we had already known them forever and we had a lot of fun that day. Grant had mentioned this taco place that they had went to that had awesome .90 cent tacos al pastor so after we had gotten a ton of photos taken we all headed over there and all ate some of the BEST TACOS I have ever tasted in my life (and a couple of beers to wash them down of course ïŠ)!!! And Iâ€m MEXICAN!!! We even bought the taxi driver dinner since he had hung out with us all day! From there we went our separate ways and the taxi driver took us back to the MP (about an hour away). We ended up giving him a $20 tip since he was so cool about everything and made the day run even more smoothly!
Photog Overview: Although we havenâ€t gotten our pictures back yet we did get a chance to see some on their cameras and they were incredible. Tammara and Grant were a great couple and fun to hang out with but more importantly they got the job done… and beautifully. We canâ€t wait to see the rest of our pictures and Iâ€ll be sure to post them as soon as we do. I would highly recommend them to anyone!!
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Courtesy of Tammsphotos.com

Overview:
I can honestly say that I am extremely happy we chose to have a destination wedding at the Moon Palace. Even though it wasnâ€t stress free (what wedding ishuh.gif) Iâ€m SURE it was much less stressful than putting a wedding together at home and it turned out AMAZING. It also allowed for us to have the wedding of our dreams within a reasonable budget! There were times (before we got to Cancun) when I wished we had just eloped and just left to Cancun with our kids and no one else but in the end everything worked out and everyone had an amazing time! We were also so thankful to have so many of our friends and family there to celebrate such an important event in our lives with us and our children. So many people told us that they were SO GLAD they came to our wedding and that it was worth every penny. The Moon Palace was the perfect place for us because there was something for everyone.



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Your pictures are beautiful!!! We have a lot of the same ideas with our weddings, and now that I see them I love how it all comes together. How did the champagne glasses travel? We were thinking of using them too, but was afraid that they would break.

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Originally Posted by nheche View Post

Your pictures are beautiful!!! We have a lot of the same ideas with our weddings, and now that I see them I love how it all comes together. How did the champagne glasses travel? We were thinking of using them too, but was afraid that they would break.


Thank you :)  They actually traveled great since they came in a very padded box.  We put them in our carry-on luggage because we didn't want anything to happen to them.  We didn't give them to the coordinator ahead of time though because we didn't want anything to happen to them (they were a generous gift from my bridesmaids) so we just had my sister in-law take them to the reception with her.  I heard that if you break or chip one you could just send it to Swarovsky and they will replace it.
 

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