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#1 Matt Adcock

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    Posted 20 August 2007 - 02:58 PM

    I made it out of mexico last night, after purchasing an emergency a 1 way ticket for a whopping $1400... YIKES!!! But, i made it home and out of harms way and want to share this story with the world... This wedding will be memories for me for a lifetime!

    I wrote a story on my wedding blog, showcasing the story and the imagery that goes along with this incredible experience, ironically named "Click the image to open in full size.

    Can you imagine your guests doing this? All of them did it with smiles on :)
    I put my camera on the end of skinny tripod, enabling me to shoot with a height of 15 feet out of the water...keep in mind, I was knee deep in the water!
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    here is one of Sergio's shots. It is the same exact moment as above.... shot to showcase the I took the above photo... crazy huh?
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    sister of the bride shot this image of me and my assistant, Click the image to open in full size.


    this freak storm (not the hurricane) drenched everybody! Tony had his dogs ready to escape...
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    I was able to suggest THIS hotel for a reception, Sol & I had stayed there numerous nights on different occasions... On a Sat. night, they had this room available... can u believe it? It was scheduled 10 min after everybody arrived in this town that nobody had ever been to, (except me).
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    the b&g decided to surprise everybody and show up in their dress and wedding attire.
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    This reception could have been designed for kings and queens
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    read my blog
    Full Story on my blog: 26+ photos

    Evacuation of Holbox for the rest of the adventure and more details about the day...

    enjoy and think about hurricane season when planning your wedding...


    mateo

    #2 Nrvsbride

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      Posted 20 August 2007 - 03:06 PM

      Matt thank you for posting. I love the pics! Good for the bride and groom for having the best attitude and still making the best out of whatever resources they could. I am so glad they still had a nice wedding day.

      #3 Rachelle E.

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        Posted 20 August 2007 - 03:07 PM

        omg! What a cool, crazy story!! I'm glad to hear that you made it out of harms way! Thanks for posting this stuff! :-)

        #4 MsShelley

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          Posted 20 August 2007 - 03:08 PM

          I'm glad you all got to somewhere safe!! I think the bride and groom are adorable suprising everyone in their wedding clothes!

          #5 jak27

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            Posted 20 August 2007 - 03:09 PM

            Matt, thank you for sharing this story. It actually brought tears to my eyes to think about how relaxed and laid back the B&G are, considering everything, and to know their guests are there to enjoy the celebration of their marriage. It's not about where you get married, what the flowers look like, etc, it's about marrying the person you want to spend the rest of your life with.

            Thanks for sharing. You just put everything back into perspective!

            #6 MikkiStreak

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              Posted 20 August 2007 - 03:09 PM

              That is just amazing! You know, you guys really should put together a book of your photographs and stories like this one day---- it would be amazing!

              And congrats on Sergio! I've seen his work before and I agree, he is amazing!!!!

              #7 JulieG

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                Posted 20 August 2007 - 03:18 PM

                What a great story and great pics Matt. I cant wait to see the pics from the other photog.

                #8 MrsV-to-be

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                  Posted 20 August 2007 - 03:20 PM

                  That is amazing! everyone involved will be talking about this forever!
                  Thanks so much for sharing Matt - I'm glad you made it home safe (even if you are $1400 lighter )

                  #9 royfa

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                    Posted 20 August 2007 - 03:20 PM

                    Hopefully everything turned out great! Everybody is safe! Everybody will remember that wedding for sure!

                    Fannie
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                    #10 Matt Adcock

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                      Posted 20 August 2007 - 03:23 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by jak27
                      Matt, thank you for sharing this story. It actually brought tears to my eyes to think about how relaxed and laid back the B&G are, considering everything, and to know their guests are there to enjoy the celebration of their marriage. It's not about where you get married, what the flowers look like, etc, it's about marrying the person you want to spend the rest of your life with.

                      Thanks for sharing. You just put everything back into perspective!

                      You are exactly right...in this case, its not about the tangible... The experience here is precious for these people. Although not as planned (and she planned some amazing details for mission mexico on "holbox" the total plan will be more memorable for these people.

                      This experience (still happening) they are riding out this hurricane in Valladolid, has brought this group of family and friends closer together, in my opinion. Vanessa is so awesome. I couldn't believe her no stress attitude.

                      We loved this job!


                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by MrsV-to-be
                      I'm glad you made it home safe (even if you are $1400 lighter )
                      Glad to be home safe... I really don't want to put a price tag on safety... BUT

                      This is another reason we charge what we charge. We risk our equipment and livelihood for our clients... Its all part of doing business...




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