Jump to content
torilynnsmith

Canadian Brides!!!!!!!!!

Recommended Posts


Ottawa is a lot of things, mild in the winter is not one of them lol. 

Originally Posted by amjohnson View Post


I agree! I am from Alberta but I lived just outside of Toronto for a few years when I was longer. There is something to be said about mildly yet cloudier winters. Which is why we are seriously looking at moving to Ottawa!



 



 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ok so i have looked into some of the photogs in jamaica and unfortunately Merrick Cousley is all booked up, but marcia roberts and stacey clarke are both free...... but i dont know which one to pick!! you ladies have any suggestions?? also did either of them give you a discount or are you paying package price?

 

Marcia Roberts sent me this :

 

Here's your package outlined: 
 Photography coverage includes bride getting dressed, ceremony & photo-session. 
 2 Cd's with over 400 Hi-Res images 

 A complimentary photo-montage telling your wedding story edited with music
 2)Two Photographers 
 Wedding Gallery upload (optional)
 DHL-delivery,two weeks after event.  
 Hotel vendor's fee-we pay
 $1,550.00 USD  

Reception coverage 
(cake cutting, first dance etc)
$200.00 USD 

Videography Services 
Cinematography coverage
2 professionally edited DVD Video 
$700.00 USD 

 
Hardcover magazine type page photo-book
" 11 x 8.5 "
50 pages
$350.00 USD
 
Trash The Dress- Second Day shoot ( Off- Resort- Dunn's River)
( Artistic pictures of bride & groom in & out of water)
$450.00 USD
(required to pay entrance fee off-resort location for you and spouse only)
 
 
 
Stacey Clarke Sent me this:
DIVINE LOVE
UP TO 3 HOURS ON LOCATION
PHOTOGRAPHY, ALL IMAGES HIGH RESOLUTION EDITED ON A COPY RIGHT FREE CD, PHOTO
SLIDE SHOW, ONLINE VIEWING & DELIVERY
$1375us

 
TERNAL LOVE
UP TO 5 HOURS ON LOCATION
PHOTOGRAPHY, ALL IMAGES HIGH RESOLUTION EDITED ON A COPY RIGHT CD, PHOTO
SLIDE SHOW, ONLINE VIEWING & DELIVERY
ADD PHOTO STATION (2 HOURS) $200US
$1895us

 
CHERISHED LOVE
8 HOURS ON LOCATION (CAN BE SPLIT OVER 2 DAYS)
PHOTOGRAPHY, ALL IMAGES HIGH RESOLUTION EDITED ON A COPY RIGHT FREE CD, PHOTO
SLIDE SHOW, ONLINE VIEWING & DELIVERY
ADD PHOTO STATION (2 HOURS) $200US
$2595us

 
ULTIMATE LOVE
UP TO 10 HOURS ON LOCATION (CAN BE SPLIT OVER 2 DAYS)
PHOTOGRAPHY, ALL IMAGES HIGH RESOLUTION EDITED ON A COPY RIGHT FREE CD, PHOTO
SLIDE SHOW, ONLINE VIEWING, WEDDING ALBUM, PHOTO STATION (2 HOURS) & DELIVERY
$3195us
 
so what do you think???

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It is pretty expensive, do u have vendor fees at RIU?
 

Originally Posted by Krysta lee ann View Post

ok so i have looked into some of the photogs in jamaica and unfortunately Merrick Cousley is all booked up, but marcia roberts and stacey clarke are both free...... but i dont know which one to pick!! you ladies have any suggestions?? also did either of them give you a discount or are you paying package price?

 

Marcia Roberts sent me this :

 

Here's your package outlined: 
 Photography coverage includes bride getting dressed, ceremony & photo-session. 
 2 Cd's with over 400 Hi-Res images 

 A complimentary photo-montage telling your wedding story edited with music
 2)Two Photographers 
 Wedding Gallery upload (optional)
 DHL-delivery,two weeks after event.  
 Hotel vendor's fee-we pay
 $1,550.00 USD  

Reception coverage 
(cake cutting, first dance etc)
$200.00 USD 

Videography Services 
Cinematography coverage
2 professionally edited DVD Video 
$700.00 USD 

 
Hardcover magazine type page photo-book
" 11 x 8.5 "
50 pages
$350.00 USD
 
Trash The Dress- Second Day shoot ( Off- Resort- Dunn's River)
( Artistic pictures of bride & groom in & out of water)
$450.00 USD
(required to pay entrance fee off-resort location for you and spouse only)
 
 
 
Stacey Clarke Sent me this:
DIVINE LOVE
UP TO 3 HOURS ON LOCATION
PHOTOGRAPHY, ALL IMAGES HIGH RESOLUTION EDITED ON A COPY RIGHT FREE CD, PHOTO
SLIDE SHOW, ONLINE VIEWING & DELIVERY
$1375us

 
TERNAL LOVE
UP TO 5 HOURS ON LOCATION
PHOTOGRAPHY, ALL IMAGES HIGH RESOLUTION EDITED ON A COPY RIGHT CD, PHOTO
SLIDE SHOW, ONLINE VIEWING & DELIVERY
ADD PHOTO STATION (2 HOURS) $200US
$1895us

 
CHERISHED LOVE
8 HOURS ON LOCATION (CAN BE SPLIT OVER 2 DAYS)
PHOTOGRAPHY, ALL IMAGES HIGH RESOLUTION EDITED ON A COPY RIGHT FREE CD, PHOTO
SLIDE SHOW, ONLINE VIEWING & DELIVERY
ADD PHOTO STATION (2 HOURS) $200US
$2595us

 
ULTIMATE LOVE
UP TO 10 HOURS ON LOCATION (CAN BE SPLIT OVER 2 DAYS)
PHOTOGRAPHY, ALL IMAGES HIGH RESOLUTION EDITED ON A COPY RIGHT FREE CD, PHOTO
SLIDE SHOW, ONLINE VIEWING, WEDDING ALBUM, PHOTO STATION (2 HOURS) & DELIVERY
$3195us
 
so what do you think???

 



 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Krysta,

 

Sorry to read that Merrick is all booked up. That is who I would recommend. Between Marcia Roberts and Stacey Clarke, I would choose Stacey Clarke. I have read wonderful things about Marcia's personality, but also that her assistant takes most of the pictures. There are times that she seems more like she's overseeing than in fact having two photographers. I've also seen some not so great pictures from her. There's a bride on the Iberostar Beach pages a few pages back who was not really happy with her pictures. The bride blamed herself, but I just wondered whether the photographer who is actually capturing the moments are not also responsible.

 

I have only read a few things about Stacey Clarke but all were really positive.

 

Hope this helps.


 

Originally Posted by Krysta lee ann View Post

ok so i have looked into some of the photogs in jamaica and unfortunately Merrick Cousley is all booked up, but marcia roberts and stacey clarke are both free...... but i dont know which one to pick!! you ladies have any suggestions?? also did either of them give you a discount or are you paying package price?

 

Marcia Roberts sent me this :

 

Here's your package outlined: 
 Photography coverage includes bride getting dressed, ceremony & photo-session. 
 2 Cd's with over 400 Hi-Res images 

 A complimentary photo-montage telling your wedding story edited with music
 2)Two Photographers 
 Wedding Gallery upload (optional)
 DHL-delivery,two weeks after event.  
 Hotel vendor's fee-we pay
 $1,550.00 USD  

Reception coverage 
(cake cutting, first dance etc)
$200.00 USD 

Videography Services 
Cinematography coverage
2 professionally edited DVD Video 
$700.00 USD 

 
Hardcover magazine type page photo-book
" 11 x 8.5 "
50 pages
$350.00 USD
 
Trash The Dress- Second Day shoot ( Off- Resort- Dunn's River)
( Artistic pictures of bride & groom in & out of water)
$450.00 USD
(required to pay entrance fee off-resort location for you and spouse only)
 
 
 
Stacey Clarke Sent me this:
DIVINE LOVE
UP TO 3 HOURS ON LOCATION
PHOTOGRAPHY, ALL IMAGES HIGH RESOLUTION EDITED ON A COPY RIGHT FREE CD, PHOTO
SLIDE SHOW, ONLINE VIEWING & DELIVERY
$1375us

 
TERNAL LOVE
UP TO 5 HOURS ON LOCATION
PHOTOGRAPHY, ALL IMAGES HIGH RESOLUTION EDITED ON A COPY RIGHT CD, PHOTO
SLIDE SHOW, ONLINE VIEWING & DELIVERY
ADD PHOTO STATION (2 HOURS) $200US
$1895us

 
CHERISHED LOVE
8 HOURS ON LOCATION (CAN BE SPLIT OVER 2 DAYS)
PHOTOGRAPHY, ALL IMAGES HIGH RESOLUTION EDITED ON A COPY RIGHT FREE CD, PHOTO
SLIDE SHOW, ONLINE VIEWING & DELIVERY
ADD PHOTO STATION (2 HOURS) $200US
$2595us

 
ULTIMATE LOVE
UP TO 10 HOURS ON LOCATION (CAN BE SPLIT OVER 2 DAYS)
PHOTOGRAPHY, ALL IMAGES HIGH RESOLUTION EDITED ON A COPY RIGHT FREE CD, PHOTO
SLIDE SHOW, ONLINE VIEWING, WEDDING ALBUM, PHOTO STATION (2 HOURS) & DELIVERY
$3195us
 
so what do you think???

 



 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


who did you use for pics again? and what did you pay if you dont mind me asking?

 

and yes there is a $350 vendor fee at RUI. marcia said she covers it but stacey clarke doesnt mention it. so i emailed and asked her.

Originally Posted by kat2012 View Post

It is pretty expensive, do u have vendor fees at RIU?
 



 



 

Thanks for the help..... i am so torn over what to do now.... i feel a little hopeless right now. i am trying to find all the research i did before but cant seem to so now i have to start from scratch.
 

Originally Posted by atalanta View Post

Hi Krysta,

 

Sorry to read that Merrick is all booked up. That is who I would recommend. Between Marcia Roberts and Stacey Clarke, I would choose Stacey Clarke. I have read wonderful things about Marcia's personality, but also that her assistant takes most of the pictures. There are times that she seems more like she's overseeing than in fact having two photographers. I've also seen some not so great pictures from her. There's a bride on the Iberostar Beach pages a few pages back who was not really happy with her pictures. The bride blamed herself, but I just wondered whether the photographer who is actually capturing the moments are not also responsible.

 

I have only read a few things about Stacey Clarke but all were really positive.

 

Hope this helps.


 



 



 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I flew girl from Petawawa to the resort and she took our pics in exchange of 5 day vacation. She did full coverage of the wedding and TTD next day. I paid 1290 and I got about 15G of pics to go through now. And she gave me all the raw and edited pics in 2 weeks after the wedding
 

Originally Posted by Krysta lee ann View Post


who did you use for pics again? and what did you pay if you dont mind me asking?

 

and yes there is a $350 vendor fee at RUI. marcia said she covers it but stacey clarke doesnt mention it. so i emailed and asked her.



 

Thanks for the help..... i am so torn over what to do now.... i feel a little hopeless right now. i am trying to find all the research i did before but cant seem to so now i have to start from scratch.
 



 



 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 

Originally Posted by Cateyedcutie View Post

 

 

Boooooooo! to me being slow. Where did you purchase them if you don`t mind my asking. I figured I can find parasols in various colors in China Town, but the only place I`ve seen that has paper lanterns in Walmart, and it`s about 4.88 for 2.

 

 

 

We bought our Paper Lanterns from Asian ideas.  http://www.asianideas.com/lanterns2.html They have great prices, but they get you on the shipping/duty/taxes.  They turned out great and they had quite a few colours and sizes to choose from.  Sometimes certain colours are out of stock.  Just keep checking in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Krysta, 

I am sooo sorry you are going through this so close to the wedding... that is horrible... and i hope they get what is coming to them... that is aweful... but the brides on here are right.. it WILL work out for you!!!! 

I get married in one month.. and i am using Misha Earle.. she will work with your budget.. and she is absolutely amazing to work with so far.. her work is beautiful.. and she has a way to make you feel really comfortable etc... i am soo happy we picked her.. so maybe give her a try too!! she has a website... so google her :) 
 

Originally Posted by Krysta lee ann View Post

would any ladies that got married in Jamaica suggest their photogrpaher?? if so which one is he/she?



 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I did the same Krysta...i brought my photog from Ottawa. Paid his way in exchange for wedding pics, TTD pics, and another random photo shoot for hubby and I. you may have luck with that as the winter is not as busy for photogs in Canada 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


wow! does she have a website??

Originally Posted by kat2012 View Post

I flew girl from Petawawa to the resort and she took our pics in exchange of 5 day vacation. She did full coverage of the wedding and TTD next day. I paid 1290 and I got about 15G of pics to go through now. And she gave me all the raw and edited pics in 2 weeks after the wedding
 



 



 

thank you....it definetly sucks but i am trying to be positive....i will check her out for sure!
 

Originally Posted by luvmoo View Post

Hi Krysta, 

I am sooo sorry you are going through this so close to the wedding... that is horrible... and i hope they get what is coming to them... that is aweful... but the brides on here are right.. it WILL work out for you!!!! 

I get married in one month.. and i am using Misha Earle.. she will work with your budget.. and she is absolutely amazing to work with so far.. her work is beautiful.. and she has a way to make you feel really comfortable etc... i am soo happy we picked her.. so maybe give her a try too!! she has a website... so google her :) 
 



 



 

that's is what i am hoping for! hopefully someone at a decent price is still available....
 

Originally Posted by Janet1480 View Post

I did the same Krysta...i brought my photog from Ottawa. Paid his way in exchange for wedding pics, TTD pics, and another random photo shoot for hubby and I. you may have luck with that as the winter is not as busy for photogs in Canada 



 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Best Destination Wedding Sponsors



    Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter
  • Posts

    • I have stayed at Dreams La Romana and Dreams Dominicus.  The two resorts are very different in style and decor. A few comparison points are below and fact sheets are attached for both.   Both resorts are approx 45 minutes from Punta Cana airport, close proximity to Saona Island, Catalina Island and Altos de Chavon. Top championship golf courses in the Caribbean are just minutes away including Teeth of the Dog, Dye Fore, The Links and La Estancia – all designed by world-famous Pete Dye. Restaurants are similar at both resorts.  Both offer the Explorers Club for Kids.  Dreams Dominicus  Brand new resort and in 2016 488 rooms (however additional construction was underway) More contemporary style & decor Good beach area Rooms were very nice Preferred Club located in main lobby and adjacent to main pool & beach front Food was good Center plaza area with nighttime entertainment Main lobby is small, but outdoor bar off lobby is nice Dreams La Romana Originally built in 2003 & opened as Dreams La Romana in 2008 756 rooms Recently renovated and new preferred club adults only lounge & pool added  Rooms are more traditional Caribbean decor Grounds are very lush and tropical Good beach area food was good    Dreams Dominicus fact sheet.pdf Dreams La Romana fact sheet.pdf
    • My sister has done it but with the destination wedding, only super close family members and friends came since it was expensive and farther. It was great though.
    • Thanks! I had it printed out. Very useful!!
    • Hello Guys, Are you looking for affordable wedding venue, reception halls, party rentals, outdoor event venue, birthday party venue in mobile al.  Choose Anne-Marie Cottage for your special occasion. Our cottage is an affordable venue for your intimate wedding.   Thank u 
    • Flower girl dresses tend to follow the latest trends in bridal party and thanks for sharing Great website that provide  good collection & services with affordable price .
  • Topics

×