First I'd like to say that the grounds are very beautiful, except for the lack of spring trimming, lots of left over dying palm fronds. This is pale in comparison to what we had to deal with. I am coming from the photographer stand point, who has shot many weddings and has never had to witness a person with such personal disgust for her job. I am speaking of the "wedding coordinator". I don't remember her name, not like I would, she never introduced herself to anyone, not even me, you would think she would try to help coordinate at least with the photographer. She has shorter blondish hair, probably in her early 60's, maybe younger, but stress and hatred of humankind has probably aged her. I'll just hit the main points of the wedding: She tended to scold people in a very disrespectful manner, not in a coordinator way, in a way such that she made people feel like they were children. She wasn't available at the beginning of the wedding, moving slowly with the corsages, unable to find when the wedding party was searching for her to play their pre-wedding music, which should have already been playing. Then when I went to find out exactly where the precession would take place to ensure I found the right spot for photos, she briefly answered my questions with yes and no answers as she was walking away, like I was wasting her time. Then the bride came to me and said that the coordinator wouldn't allow her to take a picture with her mother in the brides area because there wasn't enough time. As I step into the brides bathroom/area, camera in hand, mother of the bride in tow, bride on my right side, I announced that I was going to take their picture and again the coordinator said very rudely that there was no time for that (as she is fitting her slow corsages onto the bridesmaid). If you don't have time to capture a moment for the bride and her mother, then what else don't you have time for. I simply let her know that this was happening, because it is something the bride wants to have a picture of. She says "FINE!". Everyone is in stares and we all realize that we are watching a nightmare unfolding. Then there were problems with the music, replaying the brides wedding precession song three times. Then, after the ceremony, the coordinator immediately took the Best Man, and brother of the Groom, to sign the marriage certificate. While attempting to adhere to her strict schedule of kicking us off the grounds at 6 pm (the wedding started at 5:30pm, on a Wednesday, not another soul in sight at the place besides the 20 of us, but it was necessary that we were to be gone by 6 on the dot, as we were not holding the reception at this location but at another restaurant) we were trying to set up our family group photos as quickly as possible, but of course, we were missing the Best Man. The time it took for someone to find out that the Best Man was in her captivity and report back to announce that the coordinator would not allow him to join us until we sent the Bride and Groom immediately to her office for their signatures. Whilst we come upon the minister who was also searching the grounds trying to find the coordinator and the wedding certificate for himself to sign. Apparently communication for the coordinator is too much to ask for. The bride returns with tears in her eyes and disgust on her face for what the coordinator is putting everyone through. You could see in her face that she wanted all of this to be over with and that we needed to just rush through these photos so that they could just leave and never deal with this woman again. There wasn't a guest or family member that couldn't see what this person has done to ruin this wedding. Their memories are going to be stained with tarnish that this unhappy coordinator spewed out all over their wedding. It was a disgrace and this woman should be ashamed of herself. Unless there is more than one wedding coordinator to choose from, do not put your sweet, perfect idea of a wedding in her harsh, hating hands.
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