Beach Palace Wedding – Review
Well.. I can’t believe the time has come when I’m back home and writing this review.
The wedding week was perfect (a few small issues, but nothing related to the wedding itself..just some annoying family drama at times).
The resort was perfect. We chose Beach Palace because we had previously stayed at Moon Palace. The only issues we had with Moon Palace were that the resort was too big for our liking and that the Beach wasn’t the greatest. We took that into consideration, but knew we wanted to still stay at a Palace resort because we loved the service and amenities when we stayed at Moon. That’s what led us to Beach Palace. It has all of the same styling, same rooms.. it honestly felt like we were just at a smaller version of MP with the beach that we wanted too.
Any Palace resort is a smart decision..but maybe I’m biased
All of our guests RAVED about the resort the entire time. I felt so good about our choice and now I can say that I most definitely would choose the same resort 50x over.
My on-site coordinator – Zaray
What a beautiful person Zaray is. She was the light at the end of the tunnel for me. The whole wedding coordinator was a NIGHTMARE right up until I was assigned my on-site coordinator, Zaray. When we met with her and discussed our vision, I felt like I could 100% trust her to execute it. I brought down all of my décor and everything that I had brought and I was not let down the day of the wedding. It was perfect.
Zaray is sweet, calm and very understanding. I felt so fortunate to have been given her as my coordinator. Anyone who gets her will be extremely lucky and rest knowing that their wedding is in VERY good hands. One of the people that I miss the most from our trip is Zaray. I will always remember her amazing hospitality and her smiling face!
Vendors – Photography and Videography
Photography – Lancelotti Photography
What can I say about Juan Carlos? He was so great to have as our photographer. I cried on my last day because of him (happy tears).
He worked tirelessly the day of our wedding to ensure that we had all of the shots that we had asked him for. He was open to any suggestions that we had and he had some great ones as well.
The reason that we had chosen Lancelotti was because we felt that he was a bit of an underdog. His work is really nice and it’s the style of photography that Chester and I appreciated. We weren’t big fans of the ‘over contrasted/saturated/brightened photos’. We wanted more natural photos where the photographer used the lighting to their advantage. This is exactly what he did.
On the last day of our trip we were waiting for our bus for the airport. Juan Carlos came running into the resort to surprise me with our photos. He brought all of the raw images on two discs and then he edited about 250 and gave those to me on another disc. He told me to let him know if there were any other photos that we would like edited and that if there’s anything else we would like, just let him know.
He hugged me goodbye and I was overwhelmed with happy emotions.
I looked at our photos when we got home and they are perfect – exactly what I was expecting and hoped for. I will post some up soon. They are massive files so when I tried to the other day it started crashing my computer.
Videographer – Indigo Wedding
This was a no brainer for us. Matias’ work speaks for itself. We were sold once we went to his vimeo page and watched all his previous wedding videos. We really loved his cinematic style.
We decided on a videographer after originally not considering one at all. I am SOOOOOO GLAD that we did. If there is one piece of advice that I can give to any planning brides it’s that if you can fit a videographer into your budget...do it!
Matias and his assistant Naiara were amazing. They were both extremely personable and nice people. We barely noticed them the entire day because they were not intrusive at all. They really did their job well. We never felt like we had a camera following us.
He showed us a few of the shots that he took and they took my breath away.. I can’t wait to see the finished product.
He was also really understanding of my vision and what I wanted out of my video.. but he had his own tricks up his sleeve which I really liked. I think that our vision will work well together in the final video.
(Will post it here once it’s finished in 6 weeks or so)
The wedding day was honestly perfect. Everything was executed exactly how I expected it to be, the food was good (French buffet menu).
We rented audio equipment from PSAV and we used the wedding DJ app on the ipad for our music. It worked out perfectly. There was someone controlling the sound board so whenever there were speeches etc, he would turn it down and then turn the music back up after. It was really good.. we saved a lot of money and we didn’t notice the absence of a physical DJ.
All in all my week was perfect. I was really happy with our resort selection, how the wedding turned out and everything else. A lot of new friendships were made and we all had a TON of fun together. It made me SO happy that we chose to do a destination wedding because it was exactly what we wanted and more.
It made it really hard for the whole group when we were going home. We were all very sad to leave on such a high.
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