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#11 SHeeMz

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    Posted 02 August 2010 - 11:57 PM

    You brides are so sweet and helpful! :)

    I actually bought a dress that day! The first dress that I tried on ever was THE one for me! :) Went over our budget by a few hundred, but my fiance and I just fell in love with it. 

    I am really finding it hard to find samples of videography I like for the budget that I'm going for. Any recommendations, beautiful brides?? 

    #12 fallfromgrace

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      Posted 03 August 2010 - 10:29 AM

      I know of a really great photographer.  If that helps! :)


      #13 SHeeMz

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        Posted 03 August 2010 - 03:39 PM

        fallfromgrace, I'm willing to consider any options at this point.. :)


        Anyone - How has your experience been with Marbelle? Thinking of doing with Precious Maui Weddings, but they only offer up to 48 prints. Do they also provide you with a CD with all the pictures? I don't care so much about the prints itself. I can always get them printed at a local Costco. I'm not too excited about their sample videos online, but if someone has a better video for me to view to change my mind, I'd really appreciate it :) 

        #14 Lolita29

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          Posted 03 August 2010 - 08:59 PM

          Yay! So exciting you found your dress, hope you post pics soon we love seeing real brides in their dresses!!!

          #15 Amanda81

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            Posted 05 August 2010 - 05:20 AM

            I have Marbelle booked as my photographer. I contacted her about buying the negatives on a disk and she quoted me $300. I've heard that someone else from Precious Maui Weddings was quoted $100. But I was told it depends on which package you book.

            I'm not having a videographer but someone else on here used Marbelle before for it and was happy with the video.

            #16 ajpinak

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              Posted 05 August 2010 - 03:32 PM

              Hi SheeMz!   I'm getting married this October in Maui, too.  I feel your pain about feeling rushed- I was too naive to realize how close I was cutting it until I went wedding dress shopping this week:)  There isn't a lot to choose from where I live but fortunately I found one off the rack yesterday and bought it.   


              This is what I have so far:  I went with Maui Precious Weddings but brought in my own photographer.  Kim Aihara at Aihara Visuals is so sweet and does awesome work.  Plus you get the rights to all the pictures on DVD.  The ceremony and reception is at Gannon's.  I'm also still looking for places to stay- most likely will be somewhere in Kihei.  I still have so much to figure out. 


              We can do it!  :)

              #17 SHeeMz

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                Posted 05 August 2010 - 04:18 PM

                ajpinak, that's awesome! When is your wedding? Congrats on your wedding dress! I know how you must've felt. I felt the same way when I went wedding dress shopping and found how long it actually takes if you don't purchase a dress off the rack! I was a mess! But luckily, found something that both my fiance and I loved, and purchased it right on the spot! 


                I'm thinking of going with norasphotos for photography as suggested by a couple brides from this forum. she does amazing work, as well, and would be soo happy if she gives us a green signal on everything we want. Are you going with a videographer? How many people are going to be at your wedding? I still need to find a place where we can have dinner. The reception route sounds too expensive for us. We are planning on a reception in California when we get back 1-2 months later so all the people who could not attend the wedding could be there for the reception.


                Please keep me in the loop if you find a great place to stay at. Were you thinking hotel/resort/condo? There is soo much to plan! 

                #18 SHeeMz

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                  Posted 05 August 2010 - 04:31 PM

                  Lolita, thanks, sweetie! I'll be sure to post some pictures once I get back to California :)


                  Amanda, thank you for the information. I, too, spoke with Deanne and she gave me a quote of $300 as well. I'm thinking of going with Marbelle for my videography as I have not found anyone better to fit my budget. As for photography, I might go with norasphotos.

                  #19 hawaiianprincess

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                    Posted 05 August 2010 - 05:58 PM

                    I booked Nora for our pictures also.  She is kind of quirky which I find hilarious.  I spoke to her on the phone and put down the deposit last week.  Getting married in December, booked my flights and everything last week too.  I am cutting it really close also!!!  Boy am I glad that I have this forum! 

                    #20 laura&james

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                      Posted 08 August 2010 - 09:31 AM

                      We worked with Deanne from Precious Maui Weddings and Marbelle too! We were originally quoted a price of $300 to buy the right to all of the images on a CD. Jen (one of the photographers) later gave us a better deal. We didn't have a videographer, but I know other brides have been happy with Marbelle's work. I would highly recommend them. We had such a hard time choosing which photos to select for printing.

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