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#1 jillhiggins

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    Posted 03 December 2007 - 06:09 PM


    Grand Occidental Xcaret: Lodging and Wedding Day Breakfast

    Nuestra Senora del Carmen: Ceremony

    Playa del Carmen beach: Cocktail Hour

    Ajua: Dinner and Dancing

    Pics on the blog if you would like to see them.

    Wedding Day:
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    Day After:
    Jill Higgins Photo Blog

    #2 JaimeLynne

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      Posted 03 December 2007 - 06:43 PM

      What a great couple! Looks like you guys all had a blast! I love the pic in the water with the waves crashing all around them.

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      #3 MrsV-to-be

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        Posted 03 December 2007 - 06:45 PM

        It looks just stunning! Fantastic photos Jill!

        ps where did you go for the TTD then if you couldn't go to Tulum?

        #4 jillhiggins

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          Posted 03 December 2007 - 07:28 PM

          THanks - they were so much fun.

          We went down the road - past the entrance to Tulum to Paradiso Beach. It was really pretty and quiet there.

          #5 Can'tHardlyWait

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            Posted 03 December 2007 - 08:27 PM

            I said it on your other post, but your pictures are gorgeous!!! Will and Catherine look so happy... you captured everything perfectly!

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            Posted 04 December 2007 - 08:03 PM

            OK, why couldn't you get to the Tulum Ruins? We are attempting to do sneaky things as well... so I figure I better find out what didn't work in hopes we can pull it off :)


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            #7 jillhiggins

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              Posted 05 December 2007 - 07:12 AM

              Well...there were a couple of problems.

              First, they will not allow you to take pics of anyone in a wedding gown at the ruins. Trust me - they will have a security guard follow you to be sure that you don't.

              So...Catherine and Will put on "street clothes" before we went in and had a small bag with them with her dress inside. Also - the other photographer and I went in ahead of them so we would just look like geeky tourists.

              Second - there are two points where you can get down to the beach. The walkway/steps that takes you down to the beach where we thought we could get the shots was closed. It looks like the stairs need to be repaired. This also happens to be the spot on the beach where you have the view of the ruins in the background.

              So...we thought we tried the othere side but 1) you just don't have the good view and 2) a guard stopped us.

              With that said, there is another option. You can go down the road past the entrance to Tulum. We walked, but you can take a taxi to the roadblock, then you have to walk the rest of the way. You can go to Paradiso (or something like that). The beach is beautiful there. But you can also go to the bar and they can find someone that will take you around to that spot on the beach by boat.

              Good luck!! :)

              #8 Can'tHardlyWait

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                Posted 11 December 2007 - 01:57 AM

                Jill - I was just trying to look at Will and Catherine's slideshowon your website but it kept saying the URL was invalid... am I doing something wrong?

                #9 jillhiggins

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                  Posted 14 December 2007 - 09:34 AM


                  Sorry...I had some problems with my blog the other day - but everything is back up and running.


                  #10 Can'tHardlyWait

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                    Posted 14 December 2007 - 02:53 PM

                    ok, thanks! I will check it out right now :)

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