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#511 ctpetch

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    Posted 17 May 2008 - 01:12 AM

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    We didn't do our dinner at Fuentes but we ate there and DH thought the Mahi mahi was really good. I had the pasta primavera which was pretty basic, and very peppery (black pepper, not the vegetable pepper).

    The appetizers, the grilled faro of veggies was kinda gross and the gazepacho with red fruits tasted like strawberry juice in a bowl. Everyone else seemed to really like it there but for vegetarians it wasn't too fantastic.
    Welcome back...How did your wedding & everything go? I hope it went as planned and can't wait to hear. We are leaving in 1 wk. Any tips I should know before leaving?

    #512 Dreamgirl08

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      Posted 17 May 2008 - 10:32 AM

      Welcome back Melba!!!
      Can't wait to hear how it all went too. I'm using your Welcome Letter, I found it on one of your posts. Hope you don't mind and thank you so much :)

      #513 Melba

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        Posted 18 May 2008 - 11:06 AM

        I haven't had any time to write a review yet but in short for some tips - the sky palapa was a nice place for a cocktail hour, gazebo 55 is a great location however even if you pay for the wooden walkway you have to still walk through a lot of sand, it was pretty windy the entire time we were there and my veil blew around during the ceremony (but great for laying out by the water), the sand ceremony we did with their sand was kinda bad, no funnel and Jack's hand got died by the red sand.

        The location was fantastic, everyone had a great time, the food was pretty good, the drinks awesome, no one got sick on the water or ice or vegetables, rooms great too. I did get an awful cold/flu after the wedding but I think I might of caught it from home and not down there.

        #514 ctpetch

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          Posted 18 May 2008 - 12:34 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by Melba
          I haven't had any time to write a review yet but in short for some tips - the sky palapa was a nice place for a cocktail hour, gazebo 55 is a great location however even if you pay for the wooden walkway you have to still walk through a lot of sand, it was pretty windy the entire time we were there and my veil blew around during the ceremony (but great for laying out by the water), the sand ceremony we did with their sand was kinda bad, no funnel and Jack's hand got died by the red sand.

          The location was fantastic, everyone had a great time, the food was pretty good, the drinks awesome, no one got sick on the water or ice or vegetables, rooms great too. I did get an awful cold/flu after the wedding but I think I might of caught it from home and not down there.
          So do you recommend not wearing a veil then? I was thinking of not wearing one anyways. Did they do your hair at the resort? If so how did they do? I also should probably bring my own sand ceremony set then your saying? Thanks for the input. We leave in 6 days. I can't wait but may need to do some things quick then.

          #515 Melba

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            Posted 18 May 2008 - 01:50 PM

            You can kinda see my hair and how the veil was moving:
            Click the image to open in full size.

            This one kinda captures the wind and Jack's difficulty in getting the sand in.
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            This is the best shot I could find of my hair, it kinda looks like a napkin is coming out of it though. The hair lady is awesome, did a fantastic job. My bangs kinda came out of weird but it was due to the hairspray and stuff. So my advice is bring both front and back pics of your hair.

            Click the image to open in full size.

            If you are set on wearing a veil and don't mind it blowing around during your processional and vows then wear it. Otherwise if you not too keen on wearing it anyways it could be distracting or cause weird photos.

            I'd bring your own sand ceremony kit if possible. I didn't because it was one less thing I'd have to carry but his sand was recently dyed and chunky and almost kinda moist. He had such a hard time getting it in since there was no funnel. My sand was fine and dry and went in fine. But now they mixed and instead of looking like red and yellow sand, its looks orange and chunky.

            I only have non-pro pics from my camera obsessed friend. If you want to see them all (there's a lot and some non-wedding related), PM me and I'll share the gallery with you.

            #516 nolaroy724

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              Posted 18 May 2008 - 02:49 PM

              Welcome back Melba. Glad to hear you had a great time. Can't wait to see the pics!

              #517 Melba

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                Posted 18 May 2008 - 05:31 PM

                Working on the review and non-pro pics. Also wanted to let you know that they served us champagne at our private event. We didn't have to buy a bottle or anything, they just served every table and poured it automatically. We thought that was a really nice touch.

                #518 pryzeless

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                  Posted 18 May 2008 - 06:58 PM

                  Thanks Melba. I am glad everything worked out and I can't wait to hear/see more.

                  #519 Melba

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                    Posted 18 May 2008 - 08:49 PM

                    Here's my review post:

                    http://bestdestinati....373#post386955

                    #520 med32

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                      Posted 19 May 2008 - 07:47 PM



                      Hello to everyone! My fiance and I are getting married at El Dorado Royale next March. So far we've chosen our locations for a Friday cocktail party for all guests, a ceremony location, and a private reception location. We're starting to get nervous that we haven't done more, but I just emailed Valeria our coordinator. Does anyone have any advice or timelines from this far out? I'd love to hear from any of you...your blogs have been so helpful to read so far! Thanks....Amy : )




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