Your pics are great @vanessajfelice. You look gorgeous!
Was that "love" sign just at the resort? I haven't seen it before and it was such a cool idea you had to get pics by it! We are thinking about adding time to our package for photos. Did you think the 2 hours were enough? We have the gold excellence package so just have the ceremony, then 1 hour cocktail and then the reception.
Also, did you bring the lanterns and lights you had at your reception down or buy them from there? Were they enough? Our ceremony is at 5pm so I am worried it will be pretty dark by the end of the reception.
Thank you so much!
We actually rented the LOVE sign from Alquima- the vendor that does the extra decor. It was $400 including tax. We thought it would be a cool sign to give some light and to take pictures around!
So, for the pictures, we thought the 2 hours was more than enough time. We did a first look from 4:30-4:50. Then we had the ceremony from 5-5:30, the cocktail hour from 5:30-6:30 and sat down for dinner after that. I think we actually probably did not even use her the full 2 hours we paid for. So, for the ceremony, they "give" 20 minutes for that in addition to what you rent them for. We did not want any of the getting ready or reception pics. Our big thing was our first look, the ceremony and pics after of us on the beach. So, we thought it was perfect! It really all depends on what you are looking for from your pictures.
We did bring the lanterns and lights. We paid $50 for them to hang them. We brought 30 lanterns with little LED lights and the 4 sets of lights around the poles. We did not want the Las Olas lights on at all, but it turns out they only had enough time to hang 15 of them with only 1 of our LED lights in each, so we needed the las olas lights they have in the corner. Even with all of that, it was not too bright and we were happy with it. Our ceremony was at 5 and we probably turned on the lights around 7:30.