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#2111 JoWil JoWil

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    Posted 06 June 2014 - 05:29 AM

    @megthomson the weather was perfect.  Beautiful sunny during the day and a nice breeze at night.  



    #2112 megthomson

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    Posted 06 June 2014 - 06:25 AM

    @JoWil JoWil. Where were you married?

    #2113 JoWil JoWil

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      Posted 06 June 2014 - 07:56 AM

      We got married in Punta Cana December 1 (just had or 6 mo anniversary!!!) but met the photographer while attending a friend's wedding in T&C over a thanksgiving weekend two years ago. They rented a beautiful home on the beach.  The weather was perfect the entire time we were there.  I'm hoping to go back for our first anniversary.   We were so impressed with the photographer we contracted him to do our wedding.



      #2114 megthomson

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      Posted 07 June 2014 - 03:39 AM

      Oh...I had thought that you were married at Beaches Turks & Caicos based on the thread. Congrats on your wedding though! It's always a huge red flag to go with a "professional" that uses a free/public email account (e.g. Hotmail, gmail, ymail, etc.) but thanks for the recommendation! I'm glad they worked out for you.
      I also researched them on the Better Business Bureau....they aren't even filed as a business let alone accredited by the BBB within a 750 mile radius of Charlotte, NC. (The address listed on their website).

      #2115 tyrebride2b2013

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        Posted 07 June 2014 - 04:11 AM

        I stayed at Italian village and was right at the beach right next to barefoot by the sea..italian and Caribbean are both close to beach French actually seemed farthest away from it. Pool was never over crowded we stayed in that pool actually and the one outside Bobby Dees..italian is the newest other than key west I was told.. we met friends thier who stayed in Caribbean village thier rooms were nice as well just not as new looking I guess you can say

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        #2116 novangel

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          Posted 15 June 2014 - 04:53 PM

          @novangel...when are you there to? We arrive the Tuesday after turkey day. What a great anniversary!

           

          We're arriving Sat the 22nd and leaving the 28th. :)

           

          How far in advance did everyone mail their paperwork to Miami?



          #2117 novangel

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            Posted 22 June 2014 - 04:09 PM

            I have a question for anyone that is divorced and getting remarried. Did you have to send your entire divorce decree? I don't understand this. I can see them wanting the first and last page that is signed by the judge for proof but what relevance does all the info inbetween hold? It feels intrusive having a stranger reading my entire decree.

             

            Anyone??



            #2118 tyrebride2b2013

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              Posted 22 June 2014 - 04:23 PM

              Sorry @novangel not sure about that.did you ask roxy the wedding coordinator?

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              @novangel do you have a ta? Mine was very knowledgeable

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              #2119 megthomson

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              Posted 22 June 2014 - 06:24 PM

              I have a question for anyone that is divorced and getting remarried. Did you have to send your entire divorce decree? I don't understand this. I can see them wanting the first and last page that is signed by the judge for proof but what relevance does all the info inbetween hold? It feels intrusive having a stranger reading my entire decree.
               
              Anyone??


              Hi! I am (first was a mulligan!) and they don't need the entire thing...I believe it's first and last page. I have it written down somewhere from my first call with Roxy. I ordered a copy of full decree but again, I know you will not need to send it all. Let me check around for my notes....

              #2120 mjeans08

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              Posted 04 July 2014 - 09:30 AM

              Hi all!  I wanted to come on her and write about my experience at Beaches T&C.  We were married at sunset about a month ago on June 7, 2014.  We had about 70 guests, which was a large group for a wedding at Beaches.  It ultimately was an absolutely gorgeous wedding, but there were lots of struggles involved when we first got there and had to plan things with our wedding planner, Cominique.  No one had suggested to us that we plan in advance to "shut down a restaurant" since our party was so large.  Closing down a restaurant requires 2 months notice and is more expensive, so they would not allow us to do so even though we were willing to right on the spot.  They were offering us unreasonable locations that would not accommodate our large party (i.e, next to a pool or a small area of sand).  We had older folks with us, so dancing on sand was out of the question.  They eventually agreed to close down a small outdoor restaurant a bit early to set up for our wedding, but it was at the expense of our time and energy.  The day of the wedding, Cominique began yelling at me right before I walked down the aisle, saying that I only ordered 5 bouquets when I had 6 bridesmaids.  I had to sit there right before the best moment of my life and convince her that NO, I ordered 5 bouquets because I had 5 bridesmaids (I think I knew how many bridesmaids I had)!  Turns out, they screwed up the order and Patricia, wedding coordinator supervisor, had to make it and run it over before the ceremony started.  Needless to say, Cominique was extremely unprofessional.  In addition, she turned into a drill sergeant the day of the wedding, yelling at our wedding party to "fall in line!"  I would like to give her pass since it was such a large group to coordinate and work with; however, I was just appalled by her behavior that day.

               

              If possible, I suggest to insist that Patricia be your wedding coordinator.  Whenever we had an issue, she was able to resolve it for us and did so in a very professional manner. Other than the issues mentioned above, everything went very smoothly for the most part.  The food was delicious,  our DJ - DJ Colas - was awesome and our photographer was simply phenomenal.  I am actually really on here to write about her.

               

              ATTIMI PHOTOGRAPHY by ILEANA RAVASIO

              http://www.attimiphotography.com

               

              Beaches no longer directly contracts with her and I am unsure why, but she is a fantastic photographer and worth every penny.  I highly suggest that you do whatever you have to do to make her your photographer - it may mean paying for her to stay at the resort or be a guest at the wedding... like I said, I assure you it will be worth it!!  You will be blown away by her creativity and her skills.  Not to mention she is sweet, fun and so personable!  Leading up to our wedding, we communicated via email and Skype and she took all of our thoughts and ideas into consideration.  Right after our wedding, she posted us on her blog, which our family, friends and coworkers loved.  People are still calling and texting us about how much they cannot get over the quality and beauty of our wedding pictures on Ileana's blog and Facebook.  She then posted the rest of our pictures on her online gallery within a week of our wedding.  I also had her take some boudoir pictures, which came out amazing.  She has the most advanced photography skills and is up-to-date on technique/products and she provides a quick turnaround.  I cannot say enough about her!  We will be getting the rest of the pictures digitally soon through Beaches.  I cannot wait to see them!

               

              I wish all of you the most beautiful day ever and I hope you take my recommendations into consideration!






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