Welcome back Rebecca!!!!!!
Yay! Its sounds like it was a great wedding - I can't wait to se your pics - I'm sure they're amazing.
Please do talk to Maye about the bouquet - hopefully it'll help us future brides who are getting our flowers through her. I'm also pricing out flowers thru Emeline at the Hilton but we shall see.
I can't wait to see your centerpeices - they sound so pretty!
I think that I'm going to specific to Emeline that I want her to run the timeline of the day - I feel like another bride had said something similar about Maye not being very forceful. And since Tammy's right -it can be confusing for two coordinators to know who is taking the lead.
I'm so glad you liked DJ Ricardo (Patino or Patina?) because that's who I've hired as well. We are planning on just bringing our ipod for him to play off of but I'm curious as to his usual set-up? Did he play from a computer, CDs, records?
It sounds to me like if you took that raw footage and had it edited into a DVD it would be exdactly what you're looking for. Raw footage is always horrible!!!!! Since you're in So CAL. I think you could totally find an editor to put it together for you for a great price - hmmmm.... I'm going to look on Craigslist right now....
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