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April 2013, Sandals Grande Riviera Ocho Rios, Jamaica


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#51 Marymack

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    Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:39 PM

    Wow Katie....hope your day is all you dreamed it to be!!! Enjoy ......

    We leave in 3 days and we get married in 7, i'll be happy to give a review when we get back :)



    #52 emilyj

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      Posted 07 April 2013 - 02:51 PM

      We leave in 3 days and we get married in 7, i'll be happy to give a review when we get back :)

      Wishing you the best Katie! Can't wait to hear about your day!

      #53 jweldon

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        Posted 22 April 2013 - 11:34 AM

        Katie,

         

        Would you care to share some pictures when you return? I am curious to see if you used a resort photographer or your own. Also,did you use the spa for hair and makeup? Anything else you would like to share I would LOVE to hear! We are getting married there in December!



        #54 MsFaszion

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          Posted 22 April 2013 - 11:43 AM

          Hope your wedding turned out well Katie ...



          #55 JillTran

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            Posted 22 April 2013 - 03:13 PM

            Originally Posted by Katie McLean 

            We leave in 3 days and we get married in 7, i'll be happy to give a review when we get back :)


            Congrats Katie! Can't wait for your review, and some pictures too! =)



            #56 Katie McLean

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              Posted 26 April 2013 - 06:01 AM

              Hey Ladies!

               

              Thank you for all the congratulations!! The wedding was beyond amazing and then some!! I'm still working on getting caught up in real life...booooo. But as soon as I have a chance I will sit down and write my review and answer all of your questions and show pictures (as soon as I get them back). 

               

              I'm excited to share the great experience!



              #57 sherrie23

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                Posted 02 May 2013 - 06:29 AM

                Hey ladies. We just for back in last night from our time at SOR and it was awesome! We stayed on the seaside but got married on the hillside on Monday the 22nd. I will try to update more later, but wanted to knock out something quick while I was thinking about it. Wedding Coordinator & Driver LaToya was our wedding coordinator & she was very laid back and easy to work with, but very professional at the same time. Ishmael was our driver since we had to go to the other side. He picked up my groom half an hour before and then when LaToya came to get me, he was there for me also for a private escort over which was nice. He turned on some music and it was the song I was walking in to (a different version so a lucky coincidence). Photos I mentioned in a previous post that we were planning to use a local photographer for our trash the dress/ wedding portraits later on and had decided not to use Sandals photographers, mostly because of the bad feedback I'd read on message boards. I had been under the impression that they'd have a photographer there to capture at least some of the ceremony since I read that we'd get one free 5x7, plus we were planning to get a video done. I'm glad I said something to my fianc© when we were in LaToya's office because she clearly explained the policy. We opted for the 18 photo SnapShots package, the smallest one I believe, so we'd have some to pick from. When we went to take a look at them they were fabulous! Let me say its not my first wedding & I've seen tons of shots of weddings & these were just as good. Some people had been disparaging about them not being as arty or whatever, but we had some really great ones that were. We bought a much larger package- 48 photos & would have gotten more had we budgeted for it in advance (dang). I absolutely recommend them. I will try to post to a public folder on FB or something & send the link. They are working with what they have & in our case it was seriously hot & we picked a full-sun venue (that will have to be for another post), so we were the limitations, but they know their venue the best. Oran was our photographer & I would recommend him. We're already planning to go back for our 1 yr anniversary & get him to do some photos with us when we're there. I'm not sure if you can call ahead & request him, but I'd suggest you look into it. I'll have to write more about the video (wow!), the venue, and my off-site photographer, etc.... gotta get back to work now. Sherrie

                #58 Marymack

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                  Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:42 AM

                  Thanks Sherrie!!! Can't wait to hear more...

                  Hey ladies. We just for back in last night from our time at SOR and it was awesome! We stayed on the seaside but got married on the hillside on Monday the 22nd. I will try to update more later, but wanted to knock out something quick while I was thinking about it. Wedding Coordinator & Driver LaToya was our wedding coordinator & she was very laid back and easy to work with, but very professional at the same time. Ishmael was our driver since we had to go to the other side. He picked up my groom half an hour before and then when LaToya came to get me, he was there for me also for a private escort over which was nice. He turned on some music and it was the song I was walking in to (a different version so a lucky coincidence). Photos I mentioned in a previous post that we were planning to use a local photographer for our trash the dress/ wedding portraits later on and had decided not to use Sandals photographers, mostly because of the bad feedback I'd read on message boards. I had been under the impression that they'd have a photographer there to capture at least some of the ceremony since I read that we'd get one free 5x7, plus we were planning to get a video done. I'm glad I said something to my fianc© when we were in LaToya's office because she clearly explained the policy. We opted for the 18 photo SnapShots package, the smallest one I believe, so we'd have some to pick from. When we went to take a look at them they were fabulous! Let me say its not my first wedding & I've seen tons of shots of weddings & these were just as good. Some people had been disparaging about them not being as arty or whatever, but we had some really great ones that were. We bought a much larger package- 48 photos & would have gotten more had we budgeted for it in advance (dang). I absolutely recommend them. I will try to post to a public folder on FB or something & send the link. They are working with what they have & in our case it was seriously hot & we picked a full-sun venue (that will have to be for another post), so we were the limitations, but they know their venue the best. Oran was our photographer & I would recommend him. We're already planning to go back for our 1 yr anniversary & get him to do some photos with us when we're there. I'm not sure if you can call ahead & request him, but I'd suggest you look into it. I'll have to write more about the video (wow!), the venue, and my off-site photographer, etc.... gotta get back to work now. Sherrie



                  #59 emilyj

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                    Posted 02 May 2013 - 10:44 AM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by sherrie23 View Post

                    Hey ladies. We just for back in last night from our time at SOR and it was awesome! We stayed on the seaside but got married on the hillside on Monday the 22nd. I will try to update more later, but wanted to knock out something quick while I was thinking about it.

                    Wedding Coordinator & Driver
                    LaToya was our wedding coordinator & she was very laid back and easy to work with, but very professional at the same time. Ishmael was our driver since we had to go to the other side. He picked up my groom half an hour before and then when LaToya came to get me, he was there for me also for a private escort over which was nice. He turned on some music and it was the song I was walking in to (a different version so a lucky coincidence).

                    Photos
                    I mentioned in a previous post that we were planning to use a local photographer for our trash the dress/ wedding portraits later on and had decided not to use Sandals photographers, mostly because of the bad feedback I'd read on message boards. I had been under the impression that they'd have a photographer there to capture at least some of the ceremony since I read that we'd get one free 5x7, plus we were planning to get a video done. I'm glad I said something to my fiancé when we were in LaToya's office because she clearly explained the policy. We opted for the 18 photo SnapShots package, the smallest one I believe, so we'd have some to pick from. When we went to take a look at them they were fabulous! Let me say its not my first wedding & I've seen tons of shots of weddings & these were just as good. Some people had been disparaging about them not being as arty or whatever, but we had some really great ones that were. We bought a much larger package- 48 photos & would have gotten more had we budgeted for it in advance (dang). I absolutely recommend them. I will try to post to a public folder on FB or something & send the link. They are working with what they have & in our case it was seriously hot & we picked a full-sun venue (that will have to be for another post), so we were the limitations, but they know their venue the best. Oran was our photographer & I would recommend him. We're already planning to go back for our 1 yr anniversary & get him to do some photos with us when we're there. I'm not sure if you can call ahead & request him, but I'd suggest you look into it.

                    I'll have to write more about the video (wow!), the venue, and my off-site photographer, etc.... gotta get back to work now.

                    Sherrie

                     

                    Congratulations Sherrie! Everything sounds great so far. I can't wait to hear more about your experience. I am trying to decide what I should do for a photographer so it would be great to see how your pictures turned out.

                    #60 MsFaszion

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                      Posted 02 May 2013 - 01:18 PM

                      Congrats and glad you are now married.






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