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Old 04-14-2011, 05:21 PM   #91
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Thanks girls!! At akl for a couple more days! Aside from a bout of food poisoning, everything has been awesome! Photos and details to follow!
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Old 04-14-2011, 05:59 PM   #92
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Congratulations on the BIG day! I can't wait to see your TR. I hope all is well and your wedding/honeymoon is extra special!
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Old 04-17-2011, 05:42 PM   #93
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I saw you preview pictures on the Roots blog...everything looked great!
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Old 04-17-2011, 05:58 PM   #94
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I saw your pics on the Roots blog and from the few pics I saw everything looked like so much fun!!! Your colors all popped in the pictures. I can't wait to see and hear more.
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Old 07-17-2011, 09:43 PM   #95
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Start to our TR - Vendor Reviews up first!

Now that we are almost 4 months past our wedding the start of our wedding trip report is long overdue. Including the time i took off before our wedding, I was away from home for 3 weeks so there is a lot to cover. Things may be a little out of order as I got word that the Roots would be featuring us on their blog tomorrow.

My TR will flow something like this:
1. Vendor reviews
2. Root Photography blog
3. Back to the beginning of my trip with photos/details in the days
leading up to the wedding day

Without further adieu!

Vendor reviews:

Here starts our trip report! I'm not going to grade our vendors as we
liked them all and would use all of them again if we needed to!
I will give a quick synopsis of what our experiences were with each vendor.

Root Photography: We LOVED them! We had to get their base package in order to be able to afford them but that didn't matter. I knew we would love our photos and that we did! We got the full image disk and haven't decided what to do with the photos yet! We used their services for engagement photos, our welcome party and most of our wedding day. I loved that Jensey didn't try to convince me to take photos without my glasses! And Nates sense of humor often had us genuinely laughing in our photos. Would highly recommend them!

Simply Cinematic: originally we had planned to skip videography because of budget reasons and my dislike of everyday wedding videos that would bore viewers. When my friend introduced and insisted we had to hire rainer and Jon, we were hooked on their cinematic style trailers/movies. We have yet to see our trailer but wait with much excitement! What I liked most from our wedding day was the fact that I didn't realize they were there taping. I often joke that I hope they were really there, as I didn't see them until the end of the day! We used them for our welcome party and most of our wedding day.

Carol Mikles (DFTW planner): We loved her! She knew her stuff! For the most part she was quick to get back to us. Actually when I read that it took people weeks to hear from their planner, I realized that she often responded within a day or two. Her assistant changed towards the beginning of our planning, which was disappointing but worked out ok. If she reads this, a gift will arrive shortly! Hehe do we get a year to send our gifts out?

Warren Haseltine (Disney Florist designer): Warren has since left the florist, which we were sad to hear. He was so dedicated to our wedding. Often spending time at home looking things up and planning when he wasn't "working." I often had to plan when I wanted to email him as he only worked mwf, but I adjusted to that schedule. His assistant, Jen, was just as helpful and arranged for shipping things back to ct after the wedding and saved us a ton of money in the end.

Beaute Speciale: They did a great job! The only disappointment I had was that the person that did my trial in November did not do my hair for the wedding (I thought the whole point was to have the continuity). Either way, we booked them for hair and makeup for our welcome party the night before so that essentially was my second "trial." They were timely each day and were a lot of fun while we were getting ready. They had us laughing throughout the day which took the edge off. All the girls were happy with their hair and makeup!

Shelley from Impressions: www.fairytalewedding.com Shelley started out by printing our invites. My friend designed them, but Shelley really made the project her own ensuring they were printed to her standards. In the days leading up to our wedding we ended up adding so many little touches which really made our day that much more memorable. The costs certainly added up but the quality was really worth it. Shelley even brought little details to our day from her personal collections which meant a lot to us. I know her hard work made our day look the way we intended it.

And last but certainly not least!

Yehaa Bob Jackson: from the moment we saw Bob's show at the POR, we knew we had to have him involved in our wedding at some level. Bob was awesome and always told us "it will all work out." Before I explain where we had Bob for our wedding, I must tell you that initially music was one of the areas of our budget where we didn't really like any of the options disney provided so we were going to have a basic guitarist. In the end we ended up spending a ton more to have Bob for our welcome party, ceremony and reception, but he was worth his weight in gold. He met and exceeded our expectations.

Up next: our feature on the Root blog!!!

I promise tons of photos in the coming posts!
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Old 07-18-2011, 06:06 AM   #96
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Great reviews!!! Looking forward to reading more!!
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Old 07-18-2011, 07:32 AM   #97
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I looove reading wedding reviews! Can't wait to read more.
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Old 07-18-2011, 08:22 PM   #98
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Check us out on the blog!

Www.rootweddings.com/blog
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Old 07-19-2011, 05:30 PM   #99
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Were on the blog again! Check out a bunch of our wedding photos!!!
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Old 07-19-2011, 05:58 PM   #100
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Ohmygosh. Your wedding is seriously one of the best I've ever seen!!! Every single detail is immaculate. I love the bright colors! You look so happy. Great welcome party too! It's so unique--makes me wish I was a guest! I can't wait to see part 2 of the wedding! I'm on the edge of my seat now!
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Great vendor reviews Erin! I saw the blog post about your welcome dinner - SO COOL. You put a lot of effort into it and it looked great! I can't wait to hear about everything else.

PS - it feels hotter in CT this week than it did in FL!
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Great vendor reviews Erin! I saw the blog post about your welcome dinner - SO COOL. You put a lot of effort into it and it looked great! I can't wait to hear about everything else.

PS - it feels hotter in CT this week than it did in FL!

Thanks!!

Wait until Friday - its going to be 100 with heat index of 110! oy!
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Ohmygosh. Your wedding is seriously one of the best I've ever seen!!! Every single detail is immaculate. I love the bright colors! You look so happy. Great welcome party too! It's so unique--makes me wish I was a guest! I can't wait to see part 2 of the wedding! I'm on the edge of my seat now!

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http://rootweddings.com/blog/2011/07...dding-part-ii/
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All of the little details are amazing! Did you DIY a lot of it yourself?
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Did you see our final feature?

http://rootweddings.com/blog/2011/07...dding-part-ii/
Beautiful wedding, Erin. Congratulations!!
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