So glad to hear you had a good trip. and SO happy the Blue Parrot was a lot of fun! We were thinking of doing a post reception party there also. Let me know if you find anything out about booking something there after. HAHA and glad to hear all you have to do is tell them your going to spend a lot of money on drinks and let the cover slide !
I was very happy with my SpaAzul makeup. I have to be honest, though, I put on make up like a 4-year-old with a crayon, so anyone doing makeup on me is going to show some great results! I will post my engagement photos when they get back. Ivan is so sweet, he's going to rush a few in the next week so we can get our Save-The-Dates out soooooon!
Our photo session was awesome, Ivan and his wife were a ton of fun to work with and he has a great eye for color and beauty, as well as a great sense of humor. We definitely took some funny photos along the way.
Also, the Blue Parrot is AWESOME!!! Ryan and I scouted it out last night as a possible "post reception" venue and we had a BLAST. Forget what I said about "low key beach town feel." It was definitely a club hopping party along Calle 12, which is just a few blocks from the resort and perpendicular to Avenida 5. There were many clubs blasting music and competing for our business, and lots of people out and about. Also, the Blue Parrot hosts daily fire shows M-W at 12:00 midnight and 11 and 1 Th-Fri, which will definitely appeal to the old folks. SO fun. The music was hoppin, top 40 danceable stuff. Everyone was having a great time. We promised the waiter outside we'd buy a ton of drinks and didn't have to pay the $10 cover. CocoBongo's is nearby too, and they advertise bottle service, for folks looking to reserve something in advance online. I might see if Blue Parrot can do something similar and get back to you all!
Also, ladies...trendy flat sandals are all the rage here, paired with cute, clubby cotton dresses or miniskirts. I am barely seeing anyone in heels. I think between the sand and the brick streets, its just not what anyone wants to deal with. Now if I could only get my 6'8" fiance and his very large family to shrink a bit...