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#11 AllieH

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:17 PM

El Dorado/Lomas Approved Photo & Video Vendors 

 

As of 6/30/2013, the below vendors are approved Lomas/Karisma photography & video vendors. Not all are approved to work at the Azul resorts as noted, and outside vendor fee will apply.


Sarani Photo Design (El Dorado properties only)

Claudia Photo Studio

Caribe Photo

Magic Vision (El Dorado properties only)

Mexican Wedding Photography & Video (El Dorado properties only)

Royale Photo
 

 

Sarani Photo Design

Link to Packages <--click

Website 

Turnaround time is 6 weeks after your wedding, delivered to your home address via FedEx

 

Basic Photography Package (2013: $1,400, 2014: $1,800)

Up to 3 hours of photo coverage with one professional photographer

300 High-resolution retouched digital images on rights-free CD

$100 USD credit for photo album (to be redeemed directly with Sarani Photo Design)

FedEx Delivery

 

One Day Package (2013: $3.400, 2014: $3,900) (Sarani Photo Design)

Up to 8 hours of photo coverage during you wedding day with two professional photographers

Getting Ready

Bride & Groom private session
Ceremony

Full Reception

600 high-res digital retouched photos on rights-free DVD

$200 USD credit for photo album (to be redeemed directly with Sarani Photo Design)

DVD with a slideshow presentation of the pictures

FedEx delivery

 

Half Day Package (2013: $2,400, 2014: $2,850)

Up to 8 hours of photo coverage during you wedding day with 1 professional photographer and 1 assistant photographer

Bride & Groom private session
Ceremony

Reception

400 high-res digital retouched photos on rights-free DVD

$150 USD credit for photo album (to be redeemed directly with Sarani Photo Design)

DVD with a slideshow presentation of the pictures

FedEx delivery

 

Photography Extra Hour - $500

includes additional 75 photos on CD

 

Boudoir Session ($650)

Ladies, this is the best gift you can give your future husband: a sexy and tasteful photoshoot done in your underwear in the privacy of your own room. With several props & lighting techniques, we guarantee you will look and feel your best! 

Package includes 1.5 hours of photo coverage (female photographer available on request)

75 high-res retouched digital photos on a rights-free CD

*session is done the morning before or morning after the wedding day

 

Cenote Session ($1,500)

This is a wonderful opportunity to record your Engagement or "Trash the Dress"  sessions at an amazing natural cenote (sinkhole). 

Package includes up to 3 hours of photo coverage with a professional photographer and an assistant photographer

150 high-res retouched digital images on a rights-free CD

Refreshments & snacks

FedEx delivery

 

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Claudia Photo Studio

Golden Photo Package (Claudia Photo Studio) $6,150

Up to 8 hours of professional photo coverage

A minimum of 400 high-res digital images on DVD

Online slideshow

$350 USD credit for online orders (provided directly by Claudia Photo Studio)

 

Special Photo Package (Claudia Photo Studio) $4,150

Up to 5 hours professional photo coverage

A minimum of 250 high-res digital images on DVD

$250 USD credit for online orders (provided directly by Claudia Photo Studio)

 

Photo Package 1 (Claudia Photo Studio) $2,750

Up to 3 hours professional photo coverage

A minimum of 150 high-res digital images on DVD

$150 USD credit for online orders (provided directly by Claudia Photo Studio)

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Caribe Photo

Link to Packages <--click

Website

Package Palma ($525)

1.5 hours of coverage, 

Albums/Printed Photos:

1 large size Eco-album

36 4x6 photos, matte or glossy

3 8x10 photos

5 post cards

CD with all photos taken (around 150)

 

Package Palapa ($550)

1.5 hours of coverage, 

Albums/Printed Photos:

1 large size Eco-album

36 5x7 photos, matte or glossy

3 8x10 photos

5 post cards

CD with all photos taken (around 150)

 

Package Playa ($600)

1.5 hours of coverage, 

Albums/Printed Photos:

1 large size Eco-album

36 6x8 photos, matte or glossy

3 8x10 photos

5 post cards

CD with all photos taken (around 150)

 

Package Pina ($750)

3 hours of coverage, 

Albums/Printed Photos:

1 large size Eco-album

1 medium Eco-album

60 6x8 photos, matte or glossy

5 8x10 photos

5 post cards

CD with all photos taken (around 200)

 

Package All Inclusive ($800)

1 hour coverage

1 large size Eco-album

36 6x8 photos, matte or glossy

CD with all photos taken (around 110)

DVD with a 30 minute movie in high res (music & video effects added)

 

Package Mango ($950)

3 hours coverage

2 large size Eco-album (40 photos each)

80 6x8 photos, matte or glossy

5 8x10 photos

5 post cards

CD with all photos taken (around 350)

 

Package Maracuya ($1,000)

4 hours coverage

2 large size Eco-album (40 photos each)

80 6x8 photos, matte or glossy

10 8x10 photos

5 post cards

CD with all photos taken (around 350)

 

Package Parasio ($1,430)

5 hours coverage

2 large size Eco-album (40 photos each)

80 6x8 photos, matte or glossy

10 8x10 photos

5 post cards

CD with all photos taken (around 500)

CD with 80 retouched photos (your choice)

 

Package Papaya ($1,850)

6 hours coverage

2 large size Eco-album (40 photos each)

1 medium Eco-album (20 8x10 photos)

80 6x8 photos, matte or glossy

5 post cards

CD with all photos taken (around 600)

CD with 100 retouched photos (your choice)

 

Caribe also offers video packages <--click

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Royale Photo

Link to packages<--click

H3 ($1,860)

3 hours of professional photo coverage

Handmade photo album

100 4x6 printed photos

5 8x10 photos

Video DVD with approx 170 photos with music & visual effects)

CD with 170 high res photos

Online preview for 2 weeks (to see & select your pictures)

Index print book with 15 photos on each page

 

H4 ($2,145)

 

4 hours of professional photo coverage

Handmade photo album

100 4x6 printed photos

30 5x7 photos

5 8x10 photos

Video DVD with approx 220 photos with music & visual effects)

CD with 220 high res photos

Online preview for 2 weeks (to see & select your pictures)

Index print book with 15 photos on each page

 

H6 ($2,860)

 

6 hours of professional photo coverage

Handmade photo album

150 4x6 printed photos

30 5x7 photos

10 8x10 photos

3 12x18 posters

Video DVD with approx 300 photos with music & visual effects)

CD with 300 high res photos

Online preview for 2 weeks (to see & select your pictures)

Index print book with 15 photos on each page

 

H8 ($4,290)

 

8 hours of professional photo coverage

Handmade photo album

150 4x6 printed photos

100 6x8 photos

5 8x10 photos

5 12x18 posters

Video DVD with approx 450 photos with music & visual effects)

CD with 450 high res photos

Online preview for 2 weeks (to see & select your pictures)

Index print book with 15 photos on each page

Coffee table book - handmade with mahogany wood, 6"x9", 25 pages

 

H8 Plus ($5,550)

 

8 hours of professional photo coverage (2 photographers)

Two handmade photo albums

200 4x6 printed photos

100 6x8 photos

5 8x10 photos

5 12x18 posters

Video DVD with approx 550+ photos with music & visual effects)

CD with 550 high res photos

Online preview for 2 weeks (to see & select your pictures)

Index print book with 15 photos on each page

Coffee table book - handmade with mahogany wood, 6"x9", 40 pages

Wedding journalist taking notes for coffee table book   Extra hour ($330) 40 additional 5x7 printed photos 
Extra photographer ($550)   Coffee table book ($385)   Wedding journalist ($240)   Wedding web pages ($132) Wedding web pages with 130 photos for 1 month following wedding

 

 

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Mexican Wedding Photography

Link to packages <---click

Website

 

Mexican Photo Package 1 ($990)

2 hours continuous photo service

Ceremony

Bride & groom photos (beach & hotel locations)

Wedding party

Group photo

family

80 4x6 photos (mix of color, B&W, B&W with color touches)

CD with all high res photos & photo album

Extra 20 high res photos on CD

photoshop artwork for all photos

 

Mexican Photo Package 2 ($1,540)

 

3 hours continuous photo service

Bride getting ready

Ceremony

Bride & groom photos (beach & hotel locations)

Wedding party

Group photo

family

120 4x6 photos (mix of color, B&W, B&W with color touches)

10 5x7 photos (including 3 B&W)

3 8x10 photos (1 B&W)

CD with all high res photos & photo album

Extra 25 high res photos on CD

photoshop artwork for all photos

 

Mexican Photo Package 3 ($1,950)

 

5 hours continuous photo service

Bride getting ready

Ceremony

Bride & groom photos (beach & hotel locations)

Wedding party

Cocktail

Group photo

family

reception

180 4x6 photos (including 60 B&W)

15 5x7 photos

6 8x10 photos (3 B&W)

CD with all high res photos & photo album

Extra 40 high res photos on CD

photoshop artwork for all photos

 

Extra Hour ($600)

 

Mexican Basic Video Package ($1,050)

Approx 90 minutes service

Bride & Groom
Ceremony

Session by the Beach

High definition DVD will be 30-40 minutes, full digital edition with menu 

 

Photo & Video Combo Package ($1,050)

1 hour of photo & video service

Ceremony

Bride & Groom

40 high res photos on CD

Edited video 20 minutes long on DVD

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Magic Vision

Link to packages <---click

Website 

Pictures & videos are delivered to the wedding couple 3 working days after the wedding (weekends/holidays not included). For express delivery via FedEx, a charge of $75USD must be paid at time of onsite interview. 

 

Diamond Package ($2,750)

6 hours of service (approx)

Photo shooting: 
Bride & Groom

Ceremony

Family

Reception
Wedding Party

90 6x8 high-res photos, matte or gloss finish (borders optional)

40 4x7 photos

15 5x7 photos

10 8x10 photos

1 album with 20 high-res 8x10 photos

2 albums - 45 photos each

 

1 CD with approx 550 high-res photos

1 CD with 50 selected photos w/ Photoshop Artwork (delivered 3 weeks later via Special mail package)

 

Emerald Package ($2.100)

5 hours of service (approx)

Photo shooting: 
Bride & Groom

Ceremony

Family

Reception
Wedding Party

90 6x8 high-res photos, matte or gloss finish (borders optional)

14 5x7 photos

12 8x10 photos

2 albums - 45 photos each

1 CD with approx 450 high-res photos

1 CD with 40 selected photos w/ Photoshop Artwork (delivered 3 weeks later via Special mail package)

 

Onyx Package ($1,000)

2 hours of service (approx)

Photo shooting: 

Bride getting ready

Bride & Groom

Ceremony

Cocktail

Family

Wedding party

Printed photos: 

60 6x8 high-res photos, matte or gloss finish (borders optional)

7 5x7 photos

5 8x10 photos

1 photo album

1 CD with file in high-res

 

Ruby Package ($1,850)

4 hours of service (approx)

Photo shooting:

Bride & Groom

Ceremony

Family
Reception
Wedding party

Printed photos:

90 6x8 high-res photos

12 5x7 photos

10 8x10 photos

2 albums - 45 photos each

1 CD with approx 400 high-res photos

1 CD with 30 selected photos with Photoshop Artwork (delivered 3 weeks later via Special mail package)

 

Sapphire Package

3 hours of service (approx)

Photo shooting:

Bride & Groom

Ceremony

Family
Reception
Wedding party

Printed photos:

90 6x8 high-res photos 90 6x8 

10 5x7 photos

7 8x10 photos

2 albums - 45 photos each

1 CD with approx 350 high-res photos

 

Turquoise Package

1 hour of service (approx)

Photo shooting: 

Bride getting ready (if requested)

Ceremony
Hotel areas

Printed photos: 

36 6x8 high res photos, matte or gloss finish (borders optional)

7 5x7 photos

3 8x10 photos

1 album

1 CD with the file in high-res, delivered in 3 working days (FedEx charge will apply if departure date occurs prior to delivery date)

 

Additional hour ($550)

includes 45 5x7 photos

 

Trash the Dress (2013: $650, 2014: $1,650)

Dare to do it! Locations include beach, pool, mangrove, cenote, etc. (depending on hotel)

Approx 1 hour

Includes 20 5x7 color and 5 6x8 black & white high res photos (will be added to wedding album in selected package)

 

Photo Booth ($1,045)

2 hours of consecutive service

50 5x7 photos for Bride & Groom

50 5x7 photos for the guests

set up & tear down of photo booth in 1 location

on site photo booth operator

props for event

CD with all photos taken

 

Magic vision also offers video service <---click

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Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


#12 AllieH

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  • Wedding Location:El Dorado Royale, Riviera Maya MX
  • LocationAtlanta, GA

Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:17 PM

El Dorado's Naay Spa offers pampering for the bride, her party and the groom too! There are two spas that offer similar services: Royale and Casitas 

 

Both El Dorado Royale and El Dorado Casitas Royale guests are welcome to sample the impressive menu of services at Casitas Spa. Drawing on the ancient healing traditions of Old Mexico, Casitas Spa offers distinctive therapies in a serene atmosphere designed to heighten your romantic resort experience.

Revel in the decadence of our sensual “chocolate therapy,†rich in cleansing minerals and nourishing cocoa butter. Massage offerings encompass Swedish, shiatsu, reflexology and our signature Beachfront Sky Massage. Our facilities include a serenity pool, saunas, steam rooms, specialized bridal suites and more. We offer exfoliating body scrubs, milk baths, thermal mud massages and a variety of facials. Full beauty salon services are also available, including Caribbean braiding.

 

Menu of Services

 

Bridal style (wedding day): $94

Bridal rehearsal: $49+

Make up (wedding day): $94

Make up rehearsal: $49+

 

I highly recommend the Beachfront Sky Massage for two. It's romantic, and very relaxing - imagine the sea breeze blowing around you and the sound of the ocean tide as it ebbs and flows. *sigh* I'm ready for another one! 

 

The ladies and gents from the spa are often roaming the resort with daily specials. If you're looking for some extra-pampering, take advantage of the Casitas spa! 

 

Allow an hour for hair rehearsal, and at least 90 minutes for wedding day hair styles. If you have inspiration photos, bring them with you! These ladies are amazing.

 

You can also book the bridal suite for extra pampering on your big day. Be aware that only the bride is able to be in the bridal suite - if you imagined your getting-ready to be with your mother, bridesmaids, sister, etc. then don't book the bridal suite. 

 

Arrive early (45 minutes to an hour) for your services and take advantage of the water journey/ritual (note - if you're getting your bridal hair style, you'll need to leave enough time to shower & dry your hair - extra charges if they need to wash & dry your hair).

 

Just a note to add that I noticed prices changed for bridal hair and make up as of May 2013. Unsure if the rehearsal prices have changed as well. 

 


 

Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


#13 AllieH

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  • LocationAtlanta, GA

Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:18 PM

Options - lots of options!! 

 

EDR/EDCR and Lomas Weddings can assist you in customizing your wedding even further. 

 

Many brides choose to add sheers to their gazebo for the wedding ceremony. You can choose white, or a variety of colors. White sheers are $100 each to rent, or $150 for colors. You'll need two sheers for the gazebos at EDR/EDCR. 

 

You can also customize your wedding with

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table Overlays: satin/organza or sheer/organza overlays, prices are $30 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chair covers & bows: $4 each (or $8 for a chair cover & bow): 

The resort's standard chairs are white wooden chairs. You may choose to dress them up with satin and organza chair bows and/or white chair covers. The bows are available in a wide variety of colors and fabrics. Please note you'll need enough for both the ceremony AND a private event, they don't move them between the events.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table cloths: 

Full length table cloths are available in your choice of colors, fabrics and styles. Prices begin at $60 each. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


#14 AllieH

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  • Wedding Location:El Dorado Royale, Riviera Maya MX
  • LocationAtlanta, GA

Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:18 PM

Reviews from BDW EDR/EDCR Brides:

(click on each bride's user name to link to her review)

 

YarrowsLedge - Married July 24, 2010

"We never left the resort one time other than to and from the airport. All in all it was an amazing dream come true wedding and honeymoon.

My new father-in-law is a retired minister and (though he was biased) said that it was the most beautiful wedding he had ever witnessed."

 

CanadianLindsey (Lindsey) - Married December 1, 2010

"Overall our experience at this resort was absolutely amazing!  We had a few kinks along the way but we didn't let it ruin our trip or wedding.  I would highly recommend it for a wedding with an adult guest list or a honeymoon/couples escape. It is a huge resort with tons of lush greenery, pools, fountains and beautiful buildings.  You really feel like you're in an island getaway!"

 

rpingree001 - Married January 8, 2011

"Our wedding reception was at the Health Bar and was a perfect location for our size of 38 guests.  We kept decorations pretty simple with a couple runners, rose petals and votive candles.  And we had the flowers from the ceremony brought over to decorate various areas. 

 

We did the BBQ Deluxe buffet and it was fantastic!  The guests raved about how wonderful the food was."

 

Allie H (Allie) - Married November 5, 2012

"EDR truly gave us the wedding-moon of our dreams. The phrase we heard over and over during our stay is "anything is possible in Mexico", and the staff of EDR/EDCR really do mean that."

 

jnitschke (Jennifer) - Married May 24, 2013

"This was such a learning experience for me, if I had to do this again it'd be perfect... not that I ever want to get married again, this one can last.  The resort is amazing, the food is great, they do a great job of catering to your likes and dislikes, they were too strict about dress clothes, everyone was always so happy to serve you... it was great. ...I just want to pass on some wisdom... which is.  Keep it simple... everything is gorgeous already so you don't need to dress it up with more stuff." 

 

JEM236 (Jill) - Married May 31, 2013

"The wedding was fantastic! The onsite coordinators were very organized, and the whole day went smoothly. I was really impressed with how attentive, organized, friendly and efficient the team was. We were able to have the ceremony on the beach and the reception at the health bar. I loved my hair and makeup, I LOVED the decorations, and the DJ really made the party. Everyone raved about the food too. I have no complaints about the wedding at all and they whole day was perfect! We had a blast and it was everything I wanted and more." (and then poor Jill had to deal with flooding in RM! poor bride!!!!) 

 


 

Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


#15 AllieH

AllieH
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  • LocationAtlanta, GA

Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:18 PM

Links to wedding photos at EDR - PM me if you'd like to add a link to your photographers blog or post with your wedding photos! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(note: outside vendor fees may apply to photographers who are not pre-approved by EDR/Lomas, please confirm with your Lomas WC)


 

Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


#16 AllieH

AllieH
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  • LocationAtlanta, GA

Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:18 PM

El Dorado Royale & El Dorado Casitas Royale Resort Reviews

 

Trip Advisor: 

El Dorado Royale

El Dorado Casitas Royale

 

Expedia:

El Dorado Royale

El Dorado Casitas Royale

 

 

Orbitz:

El Dorado Royale & El Dorado Casitas Royale

 

Virtual Tourist: 

El Dorado Royale

 

 

Travelocity: 

El Dorado Casitas Royale

 

Hotels.com: 

El Dorado Royale

El Dorado Casitas Royale


 

Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


#17 AllieH

AllieH
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  • Wedding Date:November 5, 2012
  • Wedding Location:El Dorado Royale, Riviera Maya MX
  • LocationAtlanta, GA

Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:18 PM

EDR/EDCR Brides Roll Call! 

 

BDW Name, First Name, Wedding Date

AllieH, Allie, November 5, 2012 

jnitschke, Jen (and Todd), May 5, 2013

Riz157 - Riz, May 6, 2013 

nbateman, Nicole, October 4, 2013

 

 

 

 

 


 

Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


#18 AllieH

AllieH
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  • Wedding Date:November 5, 2012
  • Wedding Location:El Dorado Royale, Riviera Maya MX
  • LocationAtlanta, GA

Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:18 PM

Things I Wish I Had Known (pm me to add anything you'd like!)

 

from Allie H: 

--Tucanes is hot for a private event, even in November, even when the weather is mild! Step out by the pool to catch a breeze and cool off a bit

--If you do a first look, it's unlikely your groom will return to his groom's room prior to the ceremony. get his guys to empty his stuff out and head to the ceremony location.

--the WC will have a cart for you & 1 guest to get to the ceremony. 1. that could be your mom, MOH, or photographer. plan ahead to get your party to the location (you can call the bellmen to come with a cart if needed!)

--don't forget to order some lunch for you & your girls - build in eating time! 

--stay hydrated (water, water, water!)

--have your girls (and mom) get dressed before you start getting ready. then your photos will have them all dressed and pretty! 

--have a bride's bag and assign a dear guest to be in charge of it. include an emergency kit, lip gloss, comfy shoes, and other must have items

--explore the resort prior to your wedding for any "must have" photo locations. we missed a few cool shots that I now wish we had

--keep it simple with your deco (I've heard this from other brides too!). EDR is a gorgeous resort, and doesn't need a ton of dressing up. 

 

--I wouldn't hold the welcome dinner the same day everyone arrived - they were all tired, and crashed as soon as dinner was over. we expected to party a little more with them that night

--4pm ceremony time in November was a little too late; we lost light really fast after the ceremony. I would totally move it back to 3:30 if I had it to do over again

--the rehearsal hair appt only took an hour, so I thought we'd be fine on the day of the wedding getting started at noon for a 4pm ceremony. day of took 90 minutes. we were rushing to finish my make up before our first look, and ran a little later than planned

--anchor your veil/hairpiece with gobs of pins

--there was no need to pay for cupcakes for all of our guests (in lieu of a wedding cake); the dessert served with our meal was phenomenal! we would have been fine with a small cutting cake for the photos/tradition part of it

 

What else EDR Brides?! 


 

Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


#19 AllieH

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  • LocationAtlanta, GA

Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:18 PM

Memorable Moments Signature Wedding Collection 

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Memorable Moments are elegant wedding collections with style and quality that goes above and beyond your wildest expectations! Karisma Hotels and Resorts possess an attention to detail that is unparalleled, and the Memorable Moments Signature Wedding Collection is no exception. Each collection has its own distinct personality. Add your personal touch, and you will find your Gourmet Inclusive™ Wedding Event as unique as both of you!

 

Ceremony Collection includes ($2,950): 

  • Signature Welcome Cocktail
  • Wedding Shade Lounge – For the comfort of your guests.
  • Altar Décor
  • Aisle Runner
  • Decorated Altar Table
  • Bridal Bouquet
  • Grooms Boutonniere
  • Personalized stationery
  • Signature Musical Play List
  • Seating for 24 Guests
  • Stunning Chair Covers
  • Designer Floral Arrangements

Reception Decor includes ($250 per table): 

  • Round Table that seats 8
  • Collection Linens
  • Chiavari Chairs
  • Luxurious Chair Covers
  • Personalized Signature Stationery – Menu
  • Signature Music Playlist
  • Head Table Signature Accents™
  • Dinner Plates, Glassware and Silverware
  • Coordinating Charger Plates
  • Coordinated Linen Napkins and Napkin Rings
  • Wine Glasses and Tumblers
  • Signature Cocktail

Signature Accents™ may vary by collection. Food and beverage and floral table centerpieces not included.

 

Note: the name of each package includes a link the flip book with more details. 

 

Coastal Bliss

You dream of soft sand, a cool ocean breeze and a gorgeous sunset in the distance. It's the ultimate beach affair as you escape to paradise and experience the serenity of the sea paired with stylish details.

 

Pure Glamour

An alluring fete for the couple that craves style and romance. Revel in a touch of old Hollywood glitz in a tropical location. 

 

Vintage Elegance

A whimsical event for the bride and groom who enjoy the finer things in life. Take in the details of this enchanting collection. 

 

Majestic Flair

A true reflection of an adventurous and fun loving bride and groom who crave a grand celebration. Relish in the exotic details that are sure to make everyone notice. 

 

Sophisticated Soiree

A modern celebration for the fashion forward pair ready to stand out. Enjoy a cosmopolitan vibe within a stunning scene. 

 

Colonial Charm

An experience for a classic couple ready to experience all the charm of this beautiful destination. Create an event to remember with a touch of local culture infused with chic features. 

 

Memorable Moments Menus


 

Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


#20 AllieH

AllieH
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:19 PM

Symbolic Ceremony Script (as of Sept 2014): 

Non-Denominational

Marriage Celebration of

 

Gita and Nick

 

El Dorado Resort, México

 

We have come together, family and friends, to uphold you Gita and Nick as you make your vows of marriage.  We celebrate with you the love you have discovered in each other and support your decision to commit yourselves to one another for the rest of your lives.

 

Marriage is a holy state born in the name of love.  It was given in wisdom and in kindness, so that mankind would find happiness.  Your marriage is a union between the two of you and therefore is not by any to be entered into unadvisedly or lightly. Our ceremony today is based on the relationship that you, Gita and Nick, share, and in your faith, for it is a covenant.  It is indeed, a joyous occasion when two souls are united in love; when two hearts experience the same feeling and two persons act as one in this most beautiful spiritual union. We affirm this love you have for each other.

 

We ask to bless this marriage, and seal the commitment of Gita and Nick.  Assure them of your abiding presence, as they look to you for wisdom, strength, patience and a lasting love for one another so they can live together in a way that will bless them both, and bring honor.  We pray that the words and spirit of our gathering may be filled with meaning, which will deepen with the passing years.  

 

Gita and Nick today is a very special day in your lives.  Now you have decided to live the rest of your lives together as husband and wife, promising to face the future together, accepting whatever may lie ahead.  Soon you will be declared man and wife, but you will have to decide each day that stretches out before you, that you truly want to be married.

 

Love makes the burdens lighter, because you divide them.  It makes joys more intense because you share them.  It makes you stronger so you can reach out and become involved in life in ways you dared not risk alone.

 

Gita and Nick, your marriage is intended to join you for life in a relationship so intimate and personal that it will change your whole being.  To attain such love, you will need to commit yourselves to each other freely and gladly for the sake of a richer and deeper life together..

 

(Reading)

“Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, and it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres.

 

Love never fails…

 

And now these three remain:  faith, hope and love.  But the greatest of these is love.”

 

The covenant of marriage is one that can be entered into only by persons who are both legally and spiritually free to offer themselves to one another.

 

Nick, Do you come of your own free will and with a conscious desire to be united in marriage with Gita?

 

I do.

 

Gita do you come of your own free will and with a conscious desire to be united in marriage with Nick?

 

I do.

 

Gita and Nick do you promise to care for each other in the joys and sorrows of life, come what may, and to share the responsibility for growth and enrichment of your life together?

 

We do.

 

Minister to couple: Will you please, as an expression that your hearts are joined together in love, now join hands?

 

Minister to groom: Nick, this woman whom you hold by the hand is to be your wife. She has given you one of the most sacred things under heaven:  a woman’s life and a woman’s love.  It is not what you bring her in a material way that will make true happiness; for riches without love is nothing.  The gift without the giver is bare.  Practice as a husband the virtues that you have shown as friend and lover so her heart will be won to your heart FOREVER.

 

Nick would you look into Gita eyes and share the vows you’ve written for her:

 

INSERT GROOM’S PERSONAL VOWS HERE

 

Minister to Bride: Gita, this man whom you hold by the hand is to be your husband. Upon your life, your love, and your devotion he will lean for strength and inspiration.  He is going to look to you for encouragement, for cheerfulness and for confidence.  May your life and love be the inspiration that will constantly lead him to greater affection and devotion to you, his wife?

 

Gita would you look into Nick eyes and share the vows you’ve written for him:

 

INSERT BRIDE’S PERSONAL VOWS HERE

 

You, Gita and Nick, have pledged your devotion to each other.  From this point on you do not stay together simply because you love; you choose to love because you have made the commitment to be together.  What has been joined let no man separate.

 

Minister to Groom: Nick, place this ring on Gita finger.  Now while holding her hand please repeat after me:  I give you this ring / as a symbol of my love and faithfulness I promise to cherish you / and honor you / each and every day / for as long as we both shall live.

 

Minister to Bride: Gita, place this ring on Nick finger.  Now while holding his hand please repeat after me:  I give you this ring / as a symbol of my love and faithfulness I promise to cherish you / and honor you / each and every day / for as long as we both shall live.

 

A ring is a fitting symbol to represent the covenant you are making today, a circle, the emblem of eternity, reminding you that your love, devotion and commitment to one another are to be forever.

 

Gita and Nick, may these rings be blessed as a symbol of your affectionate unity.  Your lives are now joined in one unbroken circle.  Wherever you go, may you always return to one another?  May you two find in each other the love for which all men and women yearn?  May you grow in understanding and in compassion?  May the home that you will have together be full of love, laughter, family and friends?  May these rings on your fingers symbolize the touch of the spirit of love that is in your hearts?

 

THE SAND CEREMONY  

*****

Gita and Nick today you join your separate lives together. The two separate bottles of sand symbolize your separate lives, separate families and separate sets of friends. They represent all that you are and all that you’ll ever be as an individual. They also represent your lives before today. As these two containers of sand are poured into the third container, the individual containers of sand will no longer exist, but will be joined together as one. Just as these grains of sand can never be separated and poured again into the individual containers, so will your marriage be.

 

*****

We give thanks for this moment that brings Gita and Nick together in marriage.  We celebrate with them the hopes they hold for their life together.  We ask your blessing upon them, to sustain them through the difficult and uncertain times that come to every relationship.

 

May they continue to grow together and may their love for one another deepen with the passing years.  Amen.

 

*****

Because you, Gita and Nick have exchanged your promises of faithful love, and because in our presence you have exchanged symbols which make your covenant visible, we now recognize before God and the community that you are husband and wife.

 

Nick, you may now kiss your bride.

Congratulations!  Ladies & Gentlemen, I now present to you Mr. and Mrs. ____________


 

Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome





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