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#11 Mimi127

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    Posted 09 September 2013 - 08:50 AM

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    So cute!!! CONGRATULTIONS!! We loved Secrets Wild Orchid and are going back for our 1st Anniversary. Who did you use for your photography?

     

    Lisa we used Clayton from Sungold.  He was awesome.  I can not wait to see my pictures.  He is coming to NY in October and has promised to hand deliver them however I would love just to see a few at this very moment but I guess I can wait.  My husband wants to have a get together when we get them for our friends/family that were unable to come.  



    #12 LisaJoy

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    Posted 09 September 2013 - 09:22 AM

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    Lisa we used Clayton from Sungold.  He was awesome.  I can not wait to see my pictures.  He is coming to NY in October and has promised to hand deliver them however I would love just to see a few at this very moment but I guess I can wait.  My husband wants to have a get together when we get them for our friends/family that were unable to come.  

     

    I posted to you on another forum, but we used Rounald (WPA Jamaica) for our July 1st wedding at SWO. We are still waiting our wedding photos, let alone our promised sneak peek. Now going on our 11th week and SO disappointed with Rounald.

    #13 Mimi127

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      Posted 09 September 2013 - 09:40 AM

      My grandmother bought us this amazing candle. [IMG ALT=""]http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/content/type/61/id/219808/width/350/height/700[/IMG]

      #14 muneera0302

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        Posted 09 September 2013 - 10:56 AM

        GO MIMI!!!! Everything turned out fab!!!! ok since me and you have pretty much everything the same i have some questions: (seriously all our vendors plus our colors are the same lol) you know i'm at having everything at Seawind as well.

         

        1. What were the hours of your ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception?

        2. I saw your ceremony was on the beach and they did the chuppa for you. did you have the option to have one of those cabanas decorated or did they just do the chuppa that you had without you knowing?

        3. at your reception, was there lighting in the pool (different colors)? i saw a picture with the pool lit up and wasn't sure if that was standard or maybe they had some vendor come in for lighting.

        4. you said they didn't provide golf carts for your grandparents. i wonder if we can talk to someone in advance to have them transport guests in carts.

        5. jan is doing my flowers, wedding coordination, and cake as well. did you provide jan with a picture of a cake you wanted? if so did it turn out well? i know your FI didn't like it, was it the taste or the presentation of the cake?

        6. the original lady cheryl at seawind is no longer there, who were you communicating with in regards to seawind?

         

        sorry in advance for all the questions :-) can't wait to see your pics!



        #15 Mimi127

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          Posted 09 September 2013 - 11:30 AM

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          Originally Posted by muneera0302 
           

          GO MIMI!!!! Everything turned out fab!!!! ok since me and you have pretty much everything the same i have some questions: (seriously all our vendors plus our colors are the same lol) you know i'm at having everything at Seawind as well.

           

          1. What were the hours of your ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception?

          2. I saw your ceremony was on the beach and they did the chuppa for you. did you have the option to have one of those cabanas decorated or did they just do the chuppa that you had without you knowing?

          3. at your reception, was there lighting in the pool (different colors)? i saw a picture with the pool lit up and wasn't sure if that was standard or maybe they had some vendor come in for lighting.

          4. you said they didn't provide golf carts for your grandparents. i wonder if we can talk to someone in advance to have them transport guests in carts.

          5. jan is doing my flowers, wedding coordination, and cake as well. did you provide jan with a picture of a cake you wanted? if so did it turn out well? i know your FI didn't like it, was it the taste or the presentation of the cake?

          6. the original lady cheryl at seawind is no longer there, who were you communicating with in regards to seawind?

           

          sorry in advance for all the questions :-) can't wait to see your pics!

           

          Hey lady.....

          1. The ceremony started around 4:30 and I think it was about thirty minutes maybe a few minutes longer.  It was scorching after that tropical storm so it felt like time was moving slowly.  The cocktail lasted for an hour after the ceremony.  During that time we had the steel band which was worth the extra money.  The reception was four hours.  I believe it was from 6-10.  Of course I did not have a watch on but we got back to the room around 10:15 so I am giving you an estimate of the time.

          2. Jans flowers actually did the chuppa.  We picked it from her book  and told her what we wanted to keep and or change. I did not ask about the cabana as I wanted the hanging crystals and my wedding planner suggested that we also get the chandelier which I totally loved.  I have a picture from a friend where the Rev is touching the chandelier will post it for you so you can get a better look.

          3.Yes the lighting for the pool was different colors.  We did not request it they just did it.

          4. My wedding planner had confirmed with Seawind and the resort about the golf carts.  They agreed to it but they changed it at the last minute and said they would only send one for the bride.  After my husband walked over they told him they were going to send one for him too but hello it was to late for that he was already there.  My planner was highly upset when I called her when we got back to inform her of the mishap.  I actually gave her a list of things that they need to work on as she has another client getting married there in December and maybe they can avoid some of these mishaps.  

          5. I provided Jans with a picture of the cake.  When I get a chance I will post a picture of it in my planning thread.  My husband likes filling in his cake and I do not so I just had butter cream so thats why he probably did not like it but it tasted fine to me. They did a really nice job decorating the cake.  I wanted bling around each layer and cascading flowers and they were able to do it.

          6. Cislyn took over Cheryl's position.  She was great to work with but like I stated earlier there seems to be a lack of communication between the resort and Seawinds.  Just make sure you stay on top of them.  And if you are bringing decorations make sure you provide a list for them because I did not get back my linen napkins or my napkin rings.  I think they sent them back with Jans things. 

           

          Of course if you have anymore questions don't hesitate to ask.



          #16 jrebecky

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            Posted 09 September 2013 - 11:41 AM

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            How exciting.....your wedding day will be here in a flash.  In order for us to have meals together what we usually did was meet at the same time to be seated.  We were there for a week so we became friendly with some of the staff in the restaurant in the morning.  They were usually nice enough to pull tables together so that we could enjoy each others company and if we all could not sit together we were at least seated in the same area.  When we went to the Japanese restaurant my friend called made two reservations 15 minutes apart so that all of us were seated around the same time for the Hibachi dinner.  The only place that was not very accommodating was Blue Mountain.  The hostess appeared a bit irritated when we arrived with a large group.  She was able to sit us at three different tables none of which were that close together but we made it work.  It is so not worth spending the extra money.

             

            I know!!!!  Yay!!  Thanks for the advice.  That's kind of what I was thinking - just meeting somewhere at one of the larger places and see what they can do.  I'll have to keep in mind to not try that with Blue Mountain.  Besides the Japanese restaurant, which other places were nice and try to accomodate?  

             

            I can't wait to see more pictures!!!  Hopefully soon!



            #17 Mimi127

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              Posted 09 September 2013 - 11:48 AM

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              I know!!!!  Yay!!  Thanks for the advice.  That's kind of what I was thinking - just meeting somewhere at one of the larger places and see what they can do.  I'll have to keep in mind to not try that with Blue Mountain.  Besides the Japanese restaurant, which other places were nice and try to accomodate?  

               

              I can't wait to see more pictures!!!  Hopefully soon!

              Only a few of us went to the French restaurant and truthfully I was not impressed so I did not even bother to try to set up a night where we would all meet there.  Besides the breakfast in the mornings and the Japanese everyone did their own thing.  I did not want them to think that they were obligated to spend all of their time with us and to be honest at time I just wanted to be away from everyone and just spend time with my husband.  On the first night when our guest arrived after dinner we all went to the piano bar which a great spot for everyone to meet as they also have outside seating.



              #18 muneera0302

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                Posted 09 September 2013 - 12:14 PM

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                Originally Posted by Mimi127 
                 

                 

                Hey lady.....

                1. The ceremony started around 4:30 and I think it was about thirty minutes maybe a few minutes longer.  It was scorching after that tropical storm so it felt like time was moving slowly.  The cocktail lasted for an hour after the ceremony.  During that time we had the steel band which was worth the extra money.  The reception was four hours.  I believe it was from 6-10.  Of course I did not have a watch on but we got back to the room around 10:15 so I am giving you an estimate of the time.

                2. Jans flowers actually did the chuppa.  We picked it from her book  and told her what we wanted to keep and or change. I did not ask about the cabana as I wanted the hanging crystals and my wedding planner suggested that we also get the chandelier which I totally loved.  I have a picture from a friend where the Rev is touching the chandelier will post it for you so you can get a better look.

                3.Yes the lighting for the pool was different colors.  We did not request it they just did it.

                4. My wedding planner had confirmed with Seawind and the resort about the golf carts.  They agreed to it but they changed it at the last minute and said they would only send one for the bride.  After my husband walked over they told him they were going to send one for him too but hello it was to late for that he was already there.  My planner was highly upset when I called her when we got back to inform her of the mishap.  I actually gave her a list of things that they need to work on as she has another client getting married there in December and maybe they can avoid some of these mishaps.

                5. I provided Jans with a picture of the cake.  When I get a chance I will post a picture of it in my planning thread.  My husband likes filling in his cake and I do not so I just had butter cream so thats why he probably did not like it but it tasted fine to me. They did a really nice job decorating the cake.  I wanted bling around each layer and cascading flowers and they were able to do it.

                6. Cislyn took over Cheryl's position.  She was great to work with but like I stated earlier there seems to be a lack of communication between the resort and Seawinds.  Just make sure you stay on top of them.  And if you are bringing decorations make sure you provide a list for them because I did not get back my linen napkins or my napkin rings.  I think they sent them back with Jans things.

                 

                Of course if you have anymore questions don't hesitate to ask.

                 

                thanks girl! yea i just wanted an estimate timeframe for everything at seawind so thats great. as for the lighting, yes i would def love to see the pics that showed your the lighting at the reception. i was thinking about getting an outside vendor to do additional lighting but i'll wait until i see your pics to see what comes standard.



                #19 traylynn

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                  Posted 10 September 2013 - 09:15 PM

                  Mimi127- Your dress is to die for 



                  #20 RandL2015

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                  Posted 11 September 2013 - 02:32 AM

                  Love your planning thread. I'm even more excited since we will be getting married at the same resort. What are some things you wished you did, and what are some things you could have left out if you had to do it all again?




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