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#1 Matt Adcock

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    Posted 19 August 2007 - 09:35 AM

    hola brides and grooms on BDWF, I have endeavored the most insane and amazing adventure of my entire career. We have spent the entire last 2 days experiencing unbelievable and exciting turns of events.

    I have posted a story on my blog, Matt Adcock Photography Blog but will be doing a more formal writeup soon, with photos.

    imagine waking up on your wedding day being told that you were not having a wedding, govt mandated evac!


    then, having to plan a ceremony / reception spontaneously, for 35 guests the same day, in a city you had never been to.... and, have the service and reception still be elegant and what you dreamed of? Lets say that you were my bride, who planned: missionmexico and put 1 billion details into it, I mean everything has details with mission mexico logos on it, Tshirts, hats, tags on all the guests luggage, golf carts that were rented with signs, jars of honey, parasols....everything was personalized.

    mission mexico was no joke, it was one heck of a mission...

    just imagine, being evacuated from an island, and the way you and all 35 guests were leaving was by walking out to the beach in front of the hotel, and carrying all your luggage over your head and tossing it into a boat, then traveling across a section of water that is 15 miles to the mainland in a FREAK storm (not the hurricane) that drenches everybody and all the bags and lightening bolts that were blasting literally right in our face (hit a tower that we were all standing 2 feet from).

    they did have a reception in a beauuuutfiul historic hotel, with one long table in a private amazing room (that I recommended) because of my recent travels with Sol Tamargo... It helps to know a local! They arrived to surprise all the guests dressed as bride and groom, then had dinner, and had a ceremony at the table... romantic and just one heck of a story...

    Contracted shooting time: 8 hrs. Total day shooting and traveling with group: 16 hrs

    more of this story coming soon....
    check out my blog for my "day of write-up" Matt Adcock Photography Blog

    photos coming soon, this one was unbelievable. And it all happened! I purchased an emergency return ticket to Atl tonight for $1500, one way! Demand for tickets are insane.

    ps. think twice about planning a wedding during hurricane season. never know what you or your guests will be asked to do. I also have a wedding near tulum on the 21st.... NOT going to happen.

    #2 JulieG

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      Posted 19 August 2007 - 09:45 AM

      Wow Matt, I can't believe that. It sounds like they still got to get married in the end, that is so amazing. I must say it makes their day more exciting and unique then any wedding I have ever been to. I am so happy it worked out and I can't wait to see the pictures.

      #3 LCBride2007

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        Posted 19 August 2007 - 09:51 AM

        i bet that couple will have fun telling THAT story for a while!

        #4 Alyssa

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          Posted 19 August 2007 - 09:56 AM

          that sounds crazy! i hope the couple took it in stride - they will definitely have great stories to tell for many years!!!

          #5 soltamargo

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            Posted 19 August 2007 - 10:32 AM

            I've been so worried thinking that he may be not be able to leave the area before the hurricane... but, he got a ticket, so I'm relief...

            The places where they are , are very rustic... holbox is a tinny little island, that gets evacuated everytime there's a big storm coming, the ports gets closed and no boats are allowed to be in the water, that's why the goverment took everybody out (or is still taking people out) to prevent life loose...

            Well, Valladolid is very old little town, is approx 3 hours from Cancun, they have a main square where there is a beautiful historic hotel!... I'm very happy to hear that they had the wedding there, it's a unique place..

            I admire the courage of the bride, Vannessa ... that in the middle of caos was able to put her self together and come up with plan B..., that turned out really nice too!...

            This story is amazing, and I'm sure the images Matt shoot will show us...

            Now I can only hope everybody can get in a plane and out of there!...

            #6 foxytv

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              Posted 19 August 2007 - 10:39 AM

              Wow. That is scary ... and amazing. I truly hope the rbide adn groom have a good sense of humor and did take it in stride. It could make for the BEST wedding memories, or the worst. I can not imagine...

              #7 robindepaula

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                Posted 19 August 2007 - 01:48 PM

                WOW . . . that's just an amazing story, Matt!!! Glad all went well & you're hopefully on your way back home to ATL. Can't wait to see photos - I'll be checking your blog . . .

                #8 anaderoux

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                  Posted 19 August 2007 - 01:58 PM

                  amazing story!! I'm really anxious to see the pictures!!!

                  #9 MsShelley

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                    Posted 19 August 2007 - 02:02 PM

                    that's crazy, they will have a story to tell!! Can't wait to see pics!

                    #10 Matt Adcock

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                      Posted 19 August 2007 - 04:22 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by soltamargo
                      I've been so worried thinking that he may be not be able to leave the area before the hurricane... but, he got a ticket, so I'm relief...

                      The places where they are , are very rustic... holbox is a tinny little island, that gets evacuated everytime there's a big storm coming, the ports gets closed and no boats are allowed to be in the water, that's why the goverment took everybody out (or is still taking people out) to prevent life loose...

                      Well, Valladolid is very old little town, is approx 3 hours from Cancun, they have a main square where there is a beautiful historic hotel!... I'm very happy to hear that they had the wedding there, it's a unique place..

                      I admire the courage of the bride, Vannessa ... that in the middle of caos was able to put her self together and come up with plan B..., that turned out really nice too!...

                      This story is amazing, and I'm sure the images Matt shoot will show us...

                      Now I can only hope everybody can get in a plane and out ofthere!...
                      HOLA AMOR, i'm on a plane in 1 hour! Love YOU!


                      BDWF, wow, what an adventure! pics are are out of this world!!!!




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