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#6891 JHarris

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    Posted 20 October 2010 - 05:07 AM

    RunningBride!

     

    You look so beautiful!! Fernando did a great job. When did you do your trial run with him? I love your pics! It makes me so happy and excited to see such beautiful weddings - so glad that i picked The Royal to have our wedding there.

     

    What did you chose as your reception food choices?

     

    Janna


    Married My BestFriend at The Royal PDC ~ June 17, 2011~


    #6892 JHarris

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      Posted 20 October 2010 - 05:09 AM



       

      Originally Posted by giraffexx 

      Congrats Runningbride and all the other September and October brides!!!

       

      I haven't been on here in forever. My dad was diagnosed over the summer with an aortic aneurysm which required him to have open-heart surgery. I have been his main caregiver throughout his recovery process which has been ongoing for the last 10 weeks. I am happy to say the he is recovering well and getting stronger everyday :)

       

      Now that he is getting better it is time to turn my focus back to wedding planning. I am a month out today and still have a ton to do!! I can't believe November is coming so quickly!

       

      Can't wait to hear all the recent brides reviews! Hope everyone's planning is going well!


      So sorry to hear about your dad! Even better that he's getting stronger everyday. =) I can't believe your date is arriving soon! Congrats!!
       


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      #6893 ChicagoBride2011

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        Posted 20 October 2010 - 05:15 AM



        Originally Posted by msglave 

        Heidi,

        Thanks so much for your response! I'm glad to hear that you had such a great time! Did you tast the chicken? I'm thinking about getting it without the seafood stuffing.


        Runningbride,

        Your pics look beautiful.  I can't wait to see your pics from Ivan!

         

        I have a couple of questions about that I'm hoping you can help me with. Can you tell me how you did your booking at Maria Maries and how/when you guys were able to to select the songs from the violinist. Also, what types of songs did she have? Was there a large selection?

         

        Thanks


         

        I tasted the chicken (minus the seafood) during our site visit and it was good.  Everything we tasted was good!  The only thing I didn't like was the duck salad...but then again I've never eaten duck before so I'm no expert. 

         

        We are going with the 3 lettuce salad, the filet, and the canoli's.  YUM!   I'd like to give my guests a choice but I was told no, IF I get them to change their mind then I'll do chicken and filet. 
         


        Had the most AMAZING wedding at The Royal PDC on May 1, 2011


        #6894 Natalie79

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          Posted 20 October 2010 - 05:23 AM


           

          Originally Posted by ChicagoBride2011 




           

          I tasted the chicken (minus the seafood) during our site visit and it was good.  Everything we tasted was good!  The only thing I didn't like was the duck salad...but then again I've never eaten duck before so I'm no expert. 

           

          We are going with the 3 lettuce salad, the filet, and the canoli's.  YUM!   I'd like to give my guests a choice but I was told no, IF I get them to change their mind then I'll do chicken and filet. 
           


          I'm doing a choice of entree for mine (Snapper & Filet) and there wasn't a problem.  You just have to give them a list before hand of how many and then denote on the placecards who gets what.  I'm using teal ribbon for fish and coral colored ribbon for beef.



          #6895 giraffexx

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            Posted 20 October 2010 - 05:34 AM

            Thanks for all your kind words! I can't believe November is coming so quick. I really need to start crossing stuff of my list. 

             

            Runningbride - you look absolutely stunning!!!



            #6896 Lady_Di

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              Posted 20 October 2010 - 06:24 AM

              Love the pics, Runningbride! You looked gorgeous.

               

              Karen, sending you good thoughts for your dad.

               

              McKinney, great review. So glad everything went well for you!!!



              #6897 jesmcan

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                Posted 20 October 2010 - 06:43 AM

                 

                I am using DJ Ivan as well :) we locked out because Kool has their own DJ and services that you have to use. However we had already booked Ivan when we decided to switch from the Royal to Kool so thank fully they made an exception for us. I am so happy to reading such great reviews about him. We love music and everyone loves to dance to the DJ was important.

                 

                 

                Originally Posted by Bride2B22 

                Jes- who are you using for DJ services? I know that you are not having your reception at The Royal.....




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                #6898 smckinney22

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                  Posted 20 October 2010 - 07:04 AM

                  We just gave Ivan a list of the main songs like first dance and father/daughter dance. Then for the reception general dancing we just told him to play good dance songs. And it is true about him being able to download songs right then and play them. During the time everyone was up dancing my husband requested some James Brown so we could get a soul train line going. He found it and downloaded it right then. A few others requested songs throughout the night too and there were no problems with him finding them.



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                  Originally Posted by jesmcan 

                   

                  I am using DJ Ivan as well :) we locked out because Kool has their own DJ and services that you have to use. However we had already booked Ivan when we decided to switch from the Royal to Kool so thank fully they made an exception for us. I am so happy to reading such great reviews about him. We love music and everyone loves to dance to the DJ was important.

                   

                   







                  #6899 jesmcan

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                    Posted 20 October 2010 - 09:24 AM


                    That's great to hear thanks! I think we are going to do the same thing. We just want him to feel it out and do his thing based on what the crowd wants.

                     

                    Thanks Nikki by the way about the judge! so happy to hear that :)

                     

                    Here is what our final ceremony script looks like for any ladies interested in doing a civil ceremony they let us do an opening and our own vows.

                     

                    PLAYA CIVIL WEDDING CEREMONY.

                    OPENING

                    ON BEHALF OF JUSTIN AND JESSICA, I WELCOME YOU AND THANK YOU ALL FOR GATHERING HERE ON THIS BEAUTIFUL DAY TO WITNESS THEIR MARRIAGE. THE FACT THAT YOU HAVE ALL TRAVELLED SUCH A GREAT DISTANCE TO BE HERE TODAY IS A TESTAMENT TO THE AMAZING AMOUNT OF LOVE AND SUPPORT THEY HAVE.

                    MANY OF YOU HAVE GIVEN THEM HAPPINESS, LOVE, WARMTH, AND GUIDANCE THROUGH THE VARIOUS STAGES OF THEIR LIVES. THEY WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE TO CELEBRATE THEIR UNION.

                    THEY WOULD ALSO LIKE TO TAKE A MOMENT FOR THOSE FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHO HAVE PASSED ON BUT WHO ARE HERE IN SPIRIT. PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT OF SILENCE TO HONOR THEM.

                    I HAVE ALSO BEEN ASKED BY JUSTIN AND JESSICA TO THANK THEIR PARENTS FOR THE WONDERFUL LIVES THEY HAVE GIVEN THEM, FOR THE HARD WORK AND GUIDANCE THEY HAVE PROVIDED, FOR THEIR EVERLASTING LOVE, SUPPORT, AND ENCOURAGEMENT. IT IS FROM THEM THAT THEY HAVE LEARNED THE TRUE MEANING OF LOVE, FRIENDSHIP AND FAMILY.

                    ACCORDING TO THE LAWS OF THIS COUNTRY, WE ARE GATHERED HERE TODAY, TO JOIN JUSTIN DAVID NANA AND JESSICA MARIE MCCANN IN THE BONDS OF MATRIMONY, WHICH IS AN HONORABLE STATUS.

                    AS WITNESSES OF THIS LEGAL, IMPORTANT EVENT ARE:  JUSTINE SNYDER, MICHAEL NORMANDIN, JIM NOLAN & DALLAS KALMAR

                    • PLEASE HAVE A SEAT   -

                    NOW, I WILL SHARE WITH YOU A FEW THOUGHTS TAKEN FROM A LEGENDARY LETTER, WRITTEN BY A GREAT MEXICAN PHILOSOPHER FROM THE 19th CENTURY, WHO’S NAME WAS MELCHOR OCAMPO, A READING THAT HAS ALWAYS BEEN READ IN OUR WEDDING CEREMONIES.

                    HE REFERRED THAT “MARRIAGE IS THE ONLY LEGAL AND MORAL WAY TO FOUND A FAMILY, TO PRESERVE MANKIND, AND TO PREVENT  IMPERFECTIONS OF HUMAN BEINGS, WHO ARE ABLE TO  (fulfill their lives only) GET THE PERFECTION OF THE HUMAN RACE,  THROUGH MATRIMONY IN A CONJUGAL DUALITY. 

                    MEN AND WOMEN HAVE THE SAME RIGHTS, AND THEIR RESPECTIVES OBLIGATIONS.

                    BOTH OF YOU SHOULD HOLD ON TO MUTUAL RESPECT, FIDELITY, TRUST, CARING OF EACH OTHER, TENDERNESS, AND LOVE, MUCH LOVE. 

                    BOTH OF YOU SHOULD BE AWARE OF THE GREAT RESPONSIBILITY OF BEING PARENTS OF FAMILY, SINCE YOU SHOULD PROVIDE YOUR CHILDREN WITH ATTENTION, EDUCATION, RESPECT, FOOD AND LOVE.  AND MOST IMPORTANT, YOU WILL BE A MODEL TO FOLLOW THROUGHT THEIR LIVES.

                     

                     

                    TO CONTINUE WITH THIS CEREMONY, I SHOULD ASK THE WITNESSES:

                    ARE JESSICA AND JUSTIN PERSONS YOU KNOW WELL?

                    ARE THERE ANY OBJECTIONS FOR THEM TO BE JOINED IN LEGAL MARRIAGE?

                     

                    JUSTIN, DO YOU ACCEPT JESSICA AS YOU’RE BELOVED AND WEDDED WIFE,

                     TO LIVE TOGETHER IN THE ORDINANCE OF STATE OF MATRIMONY,    

                    TO LOVE AND TO HONOR, 

                    STAND BY HER SIDE IN GOOD TIMES AND IN BAD,

                    IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH,

                    AND FOR SAKING ALL OTHERS

                    KEEP YOURSELF ONLY UNTO HER

                    FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?          

                     

                    JESSICA, DO YOU ACCEPT JUSTIN AS YOUR BELOVED AND WEDDED HUSBAND

                    TO LIVE TOGETHER IN THE ORDINANCE OF STATE OF MATRIMONY,    

                    TO LOVE AND TO HONOR, 

                    STAND BY HER SIDE IN GOOD TIMES AND IN BAD,

                    IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH,

                    AND FOR SAKING ALL OTHERS

                    KEEP YOURSELF ONLY UNTO HER

                    FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?           

                     

                    NOW AT THIS SPECIAL MOMENT, YOU WILL EXCHANGEYOUR WEDDING RINGS.    AND SHARE YOUR VOWS.

                    YOU’RE WEDDING RINGS REPRESENT THE UNCONDITIONAL LOVE THAT YOU HAVE FOR ONE ANOTHER AND ARE A SYMBOL OF THE VOWS THAT YOU WILL MAKE TODAY. JUSTIN TAKE THIS RING, PUT IT ON JESSICA’S FINGER, JESSICA TAKE THIS RING AND PUT IT ON JUSTINS FINGER

                     

                     

                    AS AN EXPRESSION THAT YOU ARE JOINED TOGETHER IN LOVE – WILL YOU PLEASE HOLD UP YOUR HANDS AND HOLD ONE ANOTHER,

                    THESE ARE THE HANDS OF YOUR BEST FRIEND, YOUNG AND STRONG AND FULL OF LOVE FOR YOU, THAT ARE HOLDING YOURS ON YOUR WEDDING DAY AS YOU PROMISE TO LOVE EACH OTHER TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER

                    THESE ARE THE HANDS THAT WILL WORK ALONGSIDE YOURS AS TOGETHER YOU BUILD YOU’RE FUTURE

                    THESE ARE THE HANDS THAT WILL PASSIONATELY LOVE YOU AND CHERISH YOU THROUGH THE YEARS, AND WILL COMFORT YOU

                    THESE ARE THE HANDS THAT WILL HOLD YOU WHEN FEAR OR GRIEF FILLS YOUR MIND

                    THESE ARE THE HANDS THAT WILL WIPE THE TEARS FROM YOUR EYES; TEARS OF SORRW AND TEARS OF JOY

                    THESE ARE THE HANDS THE WILL GIVE YOU STRENGTH WHEN YOU NEED IT

                    THESE ARE THE HANDS THAT WILL TENDERLY HOLD YOUR CHILDREN

                    THESE ARE THE HANDS THAT WILL HELP YOU TO HOLD YOUR FAMILY AS ONE

                    AND LASTLY, THESE ARE THE HANDS THE EVEN WHEN WRINKLED AND AGED WILL STILL BE REACHING FOR YOURS

                                SIGNATURES AND    FINGERPRINTS

                    AND NOW, IN THE NAME OF THE LAW AND THE SOCIETY, AND WITH THE AUTHORITY GRANTED TO ME BY THE MUNICIPALITY OF PLAYA DEL CARMEN, STATE OF QUINTANA ROO, M‰XICO,  I DECLARE YOU HUSBAND AND WIFE.

                    JUSTIN YOU MAY KISS YOUR WIFE.

                    Originally Posted by smckinney22 

                    We just gave Ivan a list of the main songs like first dance and father/daughter dance. Then for the reception general dancing we just told him to play good dance songs. And it is true about him being able to download songs right then and play them. During the time everyone was up dancing my husband requested some James Brown so we could get a soul train line going. He found it and downloaded it right then. A few others requested songs throughout the night too and there were no problems with him finding them.


                     


                     



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                    #6900 JoZee84

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                      Posted 20 October 2010 - 10:12 AM



                      Wow Jes, I love it! i might be stealing that one! haha.  But I have a question, your doing a legal ceremony not a sybolic.  How does that work in the States? do they recognise the marriage? How do you translate the paper work? I'm so confused! Symbolic or Civil? My FI really wants to get legally married there, but I know it would be easier to get it done here. Don't know what to do!?

                      Originally Posted by jesmcan 


                      That's great to hear thanks! I think we are going to do the same thing. We just want him to feel it out and do his thing based on what the crowd wants.

                       

                      Thanks Nikki by the way about the judge! so happy to hear that :)

                       

                      Here is what our final ceremony script looks like for any ladies interested in doing a civil ceremony they let us do an opening and our own vows.

                       

                      PLAYA CIVIL WEDDING CEREMONY.

                      OPENING

                      ON BEHALF OF JUSTIN AND JESSICA, I WELCOME YOU AND THANK YOU ALL FOR GATHERING HERE ON THIS BEAUTIFUL DAY TO WITNESS THEIR MARRIAGE. THE FACT THAT YOU HAVE ALL TRAVELLED SUCH A GREAT DISTANCE TO BE HERE TODAY IS A TESTAMENT TO THE AMAZING AMOUNT OF LOVE AND SUPPORT THEY HAVE.

                      MANY OF YOU HAVE GIVEN THEM HAPPINESS, LOVE, WARMTH, AND GUIDANCE THROUGH THE VARIOUS STAGES OF THEIR LIVES. THEY WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE TO CELEBRATE THEIR UNION.

                      THEY WOULD ALSO LIKE TO TAKE A MOMENT FOR THOSE FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHO HAVE PASSED ON BUT WHO ARE HERE IN SPIRIT. PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT OF SILENCE TO HONOR THEM.

                      I HAVE ALSO BEEN ASKED BY JUSTIN AND JESSICA TO THANK THEIR PARENTS FOR THE WONDERFUL LIVES THEY HAVE GIVEN THEM, FOR THE HARD WORK AND GUIDANCE THEY HAVE PROVIDED, FOR THEIR EVERLASTING LOVE, SUPPORT, AND ENCOURAGEMENT. IT IS FROM THEM THAT THEY HAVE LEARNED THE TRUE MEANING OF LOVE, FRIENDSHIP AND FAMILY.

                      ACCORDING TO THE LAWS OF THIS COUNTRY, WE ARE GATHERED HERE TODAY, TO JOIN JUSTIN DAVID NANA AND JESSICA MARIE MCCANN IN THE BONDS OF MATRIMONY, WHICH IS AN HONORABLE STATUS.

                      AS WITNESSES OF THIS LEGAL, IMPORTANT EVENT ARE:  JUSTINE SNYDER, MICHAEL NORMANDIN, JIM NOLAN & DALLAS KALMAR

                      • PLEASE HAVE A SEAT   -

                      NOW, I WILL SHARE WITH YOU A FEW THOUGHTS TAKEN FROM A LEGENDARY LETTER, WRITTEN BY A GREAT MEXICAN PHILOSOPHER FROM THE 19th CENTURY, WHO’S NAME WAS MELCHOR OCAMPO, A READING THAT HAS ALWAYS BEEN READ IN OUR WEDDING CEREMONIES.

                      HE REFERRED THAT “MARRIAGE IS THE ONLY LEGAL AND MORAL WAY TO FOUND A FAMILY, TO PRESERVE MANKIND, AND TO PREVENT  IMPERFECTIONS OF HUMAN BEINGS, WHO ARE ABLE TO  (fulfill their lives only) GET THE PERFECTION OF THE HUMAN RACE,  THROUGH MATRIMONY IN A CONJUGAL DUALITY. 

                      MEN AND WOMEN HAVE THE SAME RIGHTS, AND THEIR RESPECTIVES OBLIGATIONS.

                      BOTH OF YOU SHOULD HOLD ON TO MUTUAL RESPECT, FIDELITY, TRUST, CARING OF EACH OTHER, TENDERNESS, AND LOVE, MUCH LOVE. 

                      BOTH OF YOU SHOULD BE AWARE OF THE GREAT RESPONSIBILITY OF BEING PARENTS OF FAMILY, SINCE YOU SHOULD PROVIDE YOUR CHILDREN WITH ATTENTION, EDUCATION, RESPECT, FOOD AND LOVE.  AND MOST IMPORTANT, YOU WILL BE A MODEL TO FOLLOW THROUGHT THEIR LIVES.

                       

                       

                      TO CONTINUE WITH THIS CEREMONY, I SHOULD ASK THE WITNESSES:

                      ARE JESSICA AND JUSTIN PERSONS YOU KNOW WELL?

                      ARE THERE ANY OBJECTIONS FOR THEM TO BE JOINED IN LEGAL MARRIAGE?

                       

                      JUSTIN, DO YOU ACCEPT JESSICA AS YOU’RE BELOVED AND WEDDED WIFE,

                       TO LIVE TOGETHER IN THE ORDINANCE OF STATE OF MATRIMONY,    

                      TO LOVE AND TO HONOR, 

                      STAND BY HER SIDE IN GOOD TIMES AND IN BAD,

                      IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH,

                      AND FOR SAKING ALL OTHERS

                      KEEP YOURSELF ONLY UNTO HER

                      FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?          

                       

                      JESSICA, DO YOU ACCEPT JUSTIN AS YOUR BELOVED AND WEDDED HUSBAND

                      TO LIVE TOGETHER IN THE ORDINANCE OF STATE OF MATRIMONY,    

                      TO LOVE AND TO HONOR, 

                      STAND BY HER SIDE IN GOOD TIMES AND IN BAD,

                      IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH,

                      AND FOR SAKING ALL OTHERS

                      KEEP YOURSELF ONLY UNTO HER

                      FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?           

                       

                      NOW AT THIS SPECIAL MOMENT, YOU WILL EXCHANGEYOUR WEDDING RINGS.    AND SHARE YOUR VOWS.

                      YOU’RE WEDDING RINGS REPRESENT THE UNCONDITIONAL LOVE THAT YOU HAVE FOR ONE ANOTHER AND ARE A SYMBOL OF THE VOWS THAT YOU WILL MAKE TODAY. JUSTIN TAKE THIS RING, PUT IT ON JESSICA’S FINGER, JESSICA TAKE THIS RING AND PUT IT ON JUSTINS FINGER

                       

                       

                      AS AN EXPRESSION THAT YOU ARE JOINED TOGETHER IN LOVE – WILL YOU PLEASE HOLD UP YOUR HANDS AND HOLD ONE ANOTHER,

                      THESE ARE THE HANDS OF YOUR BEST FRIEND, YOUNG AND STRONG AND FULL OF LOVE FOR YOU, THAT ARE HOLDING YOURS ON YOUR WEDDING DAY AS YOU PROMISE TO LOVE EACH OTHER TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER

                      THESE ARE THE HANDS THAT WILL WORK ALONGSIDE YOURS AS TOGETHER YOU BUILD YOU’RE FUTURE

                      THESE ARE THE HANDS THAT WILL PASSIONATELY LOVE YOU AND CHERISH YOU THROUGH THE YEARS, AND WILL COMFORT YOU

                      THESE ARE THE HANDS THAT WILL HOLD YOU WHEN FEAR OR GRIEF FILLS YOUR MIND

                      THESE ARE THE HANDS THAT WILL WIPE THE TEARS FROM YOUR EYES; TEARS OF SORRW AND TEARS OF JOY

                      THESE ARE THE HANDS THE WILL GIVE YOU STRENGTH WHEN YOU NEED IT

                      THESE ARE THE HANDS THAT WILL TENDERLY HOLD YOUR CHILDREN

                      THESE ARE THE HANDS THAT WILL HELP YOU TO HOLD YOUR FAMILY AS ONE

                      AND LASTLY, THESE ARE THE HANDS THE EVEN WHEN WRINKLED AND AGED WILL STILL BE REACHING FOR YOURS

                                  SIGNATURES AND    FINGERPRINTS

                      AND NOW, IN THE NAME OF THE LAW AND THE SOCIETY, AND WITH THE AUTHORITY GRANTED TO ME BY THE MUNICIPALITY OF PLAYA DEL CARMEN, STATE OF QUINTANA ROO, M‰XICO,  I DECLARE YOU HUSBAND AND WIFE.

                      JUSTIN YOU MAY KISS YOUR WIFE.


                       







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