Part 2 10/29/2010 Wedding day
After getting up "Happy" I make several attempts to contact Nina in the wedding office and at the front desk, to speak to her about the welcome dinner and remind her of little things from the meeting like I purchased white sunglasses for the group photo on the beach, so I wanted to make sure that the sunglasses would be placed on every chair at the ceremony and everyone knew about the photo, etc..but I couldn't get in contact with her??...I figured it was safe to get to my spa appointment with out running into my fiance leaving his message.
I head over with a close friend to the Spa and received my 60 minute message which I HIGHLY RECOMMEND it was wonderful ....After my message I went to get my hair styled only it came out great ..I'm sorry I didn't write down her name but she was a nice young lady who kept me laughing the whole time ....After my hair she started my make up....let take a second I am a girly girl I only wear a little bit of foundation and some lip color and not everyday I took all of my makeup including colors with me from MAC along with the face chart from MAC .....after finishing my foundation I glanced in the mirror and I couldn't recognize myself in the mirror....LOL..I laugh now but it scared me at first...she put sooooo much foundation on that I looked Casket Sharp...lol...like I mentioned she was an awesome girl and I didn't want to hurt her felling but I had to wipe 6 napkins of foundation off and I still think I had too much on when she was done..she did my eyes and other colors perfect...I forgot my Mascara and the spa had no water proof Mascara which I found odd?? I thanked her and tipped everyone and when to the desk to call a cart to my room to start getting ready for the Photographer..but when they called the bellman they had no carts available and didn't want to send one because the were having a high volume of checkin's i guess...Finally They were able to locate Nina who came with a cart and dropped me off to our Bungalow which was close to the ceremony location on the beach.
Two of the most important people in the world to me arrived... which are my oldest brother Bobby and his Wife Jewel, from New York at 10:30 I was very relieved that they were able to make it without any complication because my brother has always been the father in my life since my father died when I was a baby and my sister in law Jewel has been in my family before I was born.
needless to say Bobby was giving me away and Jewel was my Mat-ran of Honor. with that said .
We went with True Colors Photography hired them to provide video services and photo services at our Ceremony and reception.. Mark informed me that he would arrive at my Bungalow at appox. 3:30 pm after taking some photos of my Fiance getting ready..He also informed me that I should put everything on except for my dress and accessories before his arrival. My Three bridesmaids, mom and friends had arrived to my Bungalow and we got ready while laughing ....all the while I'm trying to contact Nina for updates things and I couldn't get her???...The Photographer came and took photos and video of me getting dressed with my mom and bridesmaids ...when he is done he goes down to the beach <which I can see from my balcony, to take photos of guest and the beautiful set up,......
Now its 4:05pm....I start asking were why Jewel isn't there...,I guess my Friends and Family didn't want to tell me what was going on.....but then I received word that the hotel had my Older brothers luggage and lost it possibly placing it in the wrong room....WTF.....He is suppose to walk me down the aisle with nothing to wear??? ...where the F**K is Nina???....no one knows....Finally she arrives to my room to tell me that she is aware of the situation and that she thinks that the Luggage may still be on the transportation bus that brought them from the airport?...Now I'm going crazy...but I start praying for calmness...Jewel comes to my room ,Thank God I had her dress, my bridesmaids help her get dressed ,Thank God she is Slim with small Boo bee's...lol, because we taped her up and go her dressed...problem solved.....but wait my brother still has nothing to wear .....I guess the grooms men tried to do the same thing for him because he came upstairs to see me and he had on a white dress jacket that was three sizes too big a pinkish shirt black pants and blue and white sneaker....I saw him and got dizzy...he looked like hell...meanwhile ...Nina's giving me no updates of what they are doing to solve this problem now its 4:48pm and we will be loosing light soon my other brother Charles who I loved deeply stepped in for my brother..."This Mess Up was Major' It hurt not to have my oldest brother walk me down and I know it hurt him too... now we go downstairs to line up to walk down the aisle..
During the meeting I asked Nina what about a rehearsal she stated that they didn't do rehearsal and that it would go smoothly because she would be there to navigate things... we also decided on what music we wanted ....OK
We line up my Bridesmaids are now asking what to do how should they walk you know "Step stop" or "Slow Walk" Nina looked frustrated and didn't really answer them instead I had to show them what I thought would be right I just instructed them to smile big and walk slow..everybody gets down the aisle without a problem...My mother is standing there with me and she starts to pray with me..when she is done she walks down....OK...now I feel better and calm...I requested here comes the bride in steel pan during our meeting with Nina...they start playing here comes the bride but not the version that we had requested...to tell you the truth I was mentally in another place so I didn't even notice until Nina turns to me with a grin on her face and says "Oh More Bad New, I couldn't find the music that you requested I thought I had it but couldn't find it"...I mean I didn't say anything about it why would she say that to me just before I walked down the aisle???....IS IT ME OR WAS THAT MESSED UP ON TOP OF EVERYTHING ELSE.....I mean it was very much within my rights to blow a fused when they put us in a dirty room when we brought 40 people to the resort for the wedding on top of all the money that they made straight from our pockets with extras and etc, or when they messed up the welcome dinner, or when they refused to pick me up from the spa and tried to have me walk to my room on my wedding day in full make up in the 90 degree heat, or when they lost my brothers luggage delaying our ceremony and stopping us from taking valuable photos which was the reason we wanted to get married in the Caribbean...but I kept calm they whole time....I never went off...So what type of planner says that or anything negative to a brides just before she walks down the aisle??.....please note I'm not adding a thing or taking anything away so your honest opinion is appreciated.....that bothered me but the feeling vanished when I saw my Fiance waiting on me with a big cheese grin on his face ...LOL
My brother Charles walked me down the aisle and during the ceremony the Pastor Butchered my name Ka-Sabre ...many times,...but he made it so funny and I really needed to laugh..so needless to say the ceremony and Sand Ceremony was wonderful but we started to loose light because it was almost 6pm we rushed a few photos and my Husband put a stop to the photos and the Photographer (Mark) who was wonderful agreed to move things to the reception and to come back the next morning so we could get some of the photos that we really wanted...And although Nina placed the sunglasses on the guest chairs like i requested no one told our guest about the photo that I wanted and my the time I mentioned it we had gotten lined up and situated for the group photo and I didn't want to have people grab the glasses and get back in place because it would have gotten darker ....Thanks Nina
I started to ask the Hotel staff that was there for Nina because she was no where to be found,,,,CAN YOU BELIEVE IT...LOL... anyway a cloud started to roll in and I didn't want anyone to get wet plus it was beginning to get dark Nina informed me that the carts would be waiting to take our guest to the Poseidon for the reception BUT like everything else that wasn't true ...now please note that we only hired the photographer for one hour of our reception to capture key moments because everyone who attended had digital cameras anything more would have been a waste in my eyes ...plus I placed disposable wedding Cameras in the OOT boxes and on some tables at the reception so while our hour of the reception is ticking away......we had to wait over 35 minutes to get a ride to the reception...THATS RIGHT OUR GUEST were all waiting in the dark for carts to get to our reception.....WTF....I DONT REALLY UNDERSTAND??? they take your money and try to throw things together that dont work..it took for my husband, who was suppose to be feeling happy go lucky to blow a gasket for they to get carts there to pick everyone up....WOW..the guest are taken over.
During our meeting with Nina we picked a two tired cake that was very basic that was plain Vanilla and ivory/or white color with peach or orange flowers ill post what we wanted and and what we received with the photos...LOL
We get there and get welcomed by our awesome friends and family and we have our first dance and started to unwind a bit...Still no Nina... the DJ came up to us and stated that he didn't receive the music sheet from Nina (Who wasn't there, or did I already say that already) a family friend had to run to our room and get the copy of the music sheet for the DJ ....
Mark the Photographer had the cake brought in LOL...it was a very pretty cake but not what we asked for....once again Nina does it her way.....
The rest of the reception was cool we danced and had fun and we even got the restaurant staff to join in on the dancing and singing (they were so much fun) I know some of the older guest were shocked but we pulled them on the dance floor and everyone was partying...we needed it as of now I only have the photos from true colors but in the up and coming week I will have everyone's photos that had a digital camera and I'll post some of those as well because I know they will help all of you get a feel for the resort..
We had a wonderful night the wedding was on Friday the 29Th and we checked out on Sunday the 31st and went over to Sandals Montego Bay ....WOW ..it was an awesome Honeymoon
ll post some photos next time .....
Please think twice about having your wedding there...and If you do have a Plan A,B, and C and have people in place to see that it is done... or hire a planner here that can go with you
I will tell all of you that I know that I have read on these blogs that people are hell bent on hiring Sun Gold Photography but TrueColours photography was Fantastic I really had no Complaints and our photos came out beautiful .....