Wedding Day: Behind the Scenes9:00 AM
Like I mentioned before, J had brought his camera with him and either he or his dad were taking pictures along the way. It was kind of neat as it seemed like the professional pictures were like the "movie" and our pictures were like the "behind the scenes" so it was fun to have everything documented.
Just a random selection from our camera:
I highly recommend Tensing Pen as a venue for a destination wedding. The property is beyond amazing and the staff is fabulous as well. Planning is a bit hard because communication is not the easiest working with them but once you are there, they make sure you are taken care of. Food was awesome and every meal there was fantastic. They took care of every detail that I had asked for even down to the flowers on the cake.
I used Tai Floral (Tensing Pen's recommended florist) and they were a bit hard to work with but in the end I got what I wanted. I was disappointed in my bouquet (if you notice in my pictures, it rarely makes an appearance) but it was probably my fault that I wasn't that clear with them. The reception flowers were beautiful and they did a great job with my direction on them. They were pretty pricey, I certainly wished I hadn't spend a couple hundred for my bouquet that I barely carried but I don't regret using them.
The minister that Tensing Pen hired for us was fabulous! He was kind enough to stand to the side of us while performing the ceremony to keep the focus on just us which I thought was nice of him to think about. We officially got married in September but we wanted to have a nice ceremony while in Jamaica too. It didn't save us that much money as we still had to pay for the minister's services but it was definitely worth it.
For those of you have read through my wedding day posts I think you all know how much I love my pictures so highly recommend Punam Bean Photography for destination weddings. We could not have asked for anyone better to photograph our wedding. Everyone in my family is just in awe of all the great pictures we have of all of us.
Previously on the Wedding Day Series:
Part 1: The Venue
Part 2: The Drama
Part 3: The Morning of
Part 4: The "Day After" Shoot
Part 5: The Damage
Part 6: Family Time
Part 7: The Ceremony
Part 8: The Reception
Part 9: T+J
Part 10: In Motion
all pictures by style-ish unless otherwise noted