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  1. Unfortunately, I don't have my pictures yet. I've been in touch with the photographer but I just don't know when I'll have them..
  2. Hi Leia, I couldn't figure out how to reply directly to the message you sent me regarding Fabian Espinosa so I figured I'd send it this way. Well, I would love to share my pictures with you but I haven't seen them yet. He did call me to let me know that he was going through a family crisis so I've been patient and anxious at the same time. All I can say is he showed up on time and stayed throughout the duration of the wedding. When I do finally get them, I'll share them with you.
  3. Hi Brad and Michelle, I actually got married on July 7th of this year and we provided transportation from Cabo to San Jose. The van for 14 people round-trip was about $280. We did some of the guest come early so the private surbaban was $195 round-trip. I think if you give everyone the option of taking a cab when they want to and running out each time to pay would be a headache. You need as little headaches as possible. Our guest didn't have an issue with leaving the hotel at a set time. They were just glad that transportation was provided. Good Luck!
  4. Well, I was a 7-7-07 bride and we just recently got back from Cabo and everything turned out better than expected. Everyone's reviews were so helpful to me that I wanted to make sure I posted my experience and hope that is's helpful to someone else. Here it is: Welcome Dinner: We did our welcome dinner at Margarittavilla. It was 21 of us in all. The food was great. Our reserved area was on the 2nd floor on the terrace overlooking the marina. The weather was picture perfect. The margaritta's were fantastic and they came in these huge glasses. What was important for my welcome dinner was that we have some entertainment. It was difficult for me to find a Fiesta on a Friday night (go figure), but Margarittavilla has a Marachi band that plays on Friday and Saturday night. The band normally goes around to different sections of the restaurant and plays. The staff had them start on 2nd floor since it was my group and another group. They were awesome. We had a blast. Cabo San Lucas Inn - Some of our guest stayed here. It is the cutiest, quaint little place. My guest loved it sooooo much. Armondo and Brenda were so accomodating. They went out of there way everyday to make sure my guest were taking care of. We had the entire inn booked, and breakfast was provided for them. (Not to be confused with the Cabo Inn) Los Milagros - The rest of our guest stayed here. They described it as a little oasis. It was quiet clean, and affordable. Sandy was very nice to our guest. Caterers - We used Browns Private Service. Nadia and her husband were so sweet. Not only that. They responded so quick to every question I had. I had trouble keeping up in my email. I loved it because that is not the norm for Mexico. They were actually extremely reasonable. We had 2 chefs, 2 chef helpers, 2 waiters, and 1 bartender, tables, chairs dishes,food, round-trip transportation for my guest to be picked up from their hotels to be taken to San Jose came to $2000. It didn't include the tip or alcohol. We purchased our own alcohol. The food was exceptional. At the last minute I told them I wanted a salad, but forgot to mention what kind of salad dressing to get. I asked if the chef could make a homemade salad. It was to die for. He created this parmesean crust thing and made a circular form and put the salad inside. Everyone loved it. We had grilled snapper, yellow rice, grilled vegetables, and polenta. Those that didn't want fish had tarragon chicken. Not a morsel was left on anyone's plate. The service was excellent. Wedding - We had our wedding at Villa de la Torre in San Jose. We were the first to have our wedding at this Villa. I was disappointed because I couldn't afford a Villa in Cabo, but when I arrived that feeling vanished quickly. It was nice. The grounds were perfect. The owners came by to make sure everything was ok the day before the wedding and the day of the wedding. The weather was picture perfect. It was a blast. DJ - We used DJ Mijares. What a sweetie pie. Our first night, we stayed at the El Encanto Inn which was adorable as well. Anyway, we checked out Thursday morning so we could check in to the Villa on Thursday afternoon. I rented the villa through Earth, Sea, and Sky and had mix-up after mix-up. The owner tracked us down at the El Encanto Inn to arrange a check-in time. Once we arrived that afternoon, the DJ tracked us down as well. We were going to call him once we got situated at the Villa but he didn't know that so he went to the El Encanto Inn looking for us and they told him we checked out so he went in search for the Villa and was there when we arrived. He wanted to make sure he had a chance to meet with us prior to the wedding day to talk about the music we wanted. We arranged for him to come that Friday morning and Saturday he let loose. He got a feel for the type of musice we wanted so we didn't have to have a list of every single song to play. He was soooo good. Not only that he told us in the meeting that he played the guitar so we asked him if he would play. He said he would and he wouldn't charge additional for it. It was great. Make-up - I used Suzanne Morel. She was awesome. It was a tight squeeze since 7-7-07 was so busy but she did it, and we looked fabulous. Photographer - I used Fabian Espinosa. He came at his appointed time and seemed to be getting a lot of versatile pictures. Once I get them back, I'll post them. Hopefully, this is helpful to someone. I couldn't have asked for a better group of people to work with. Everyone was so pleasant and professional. I didn't do a trip visit so I was truly blessed. It wasn't as stressful as I thought it was going to be and that night after everyone was gone my husband said I want to do it again. We were both so very happy.
  5. We actually did a photo matte as well. It was double matte with turquoise as the inner color and brown for the main color. The frame is silver and we purchased a silver pen for guests to sign in with. It looked really nice because lets face it. How many times is anyone going to go through a guest book.
  6. Thanks, I'm going to go for it and have our welcome dinner there. I'll post a thread about it when I return.
  7. Thanks so much. This is a huge help. I'm just glad the site is back up.
  8. I'm trying to finalize my dinner location prior to the wedding on July 7,2007. Has anyone eaten at Margaritavilla? It seems as though the Mexican Fiestas or theme nights are on every other night except for Friday so I was searching for other alternatives and they do have entertainment. Any thoughts or comments about this place would be a great help.
  9. Ok, Merryme I need your help. Can you let me know of any florist in the San Jose area? My wedding date is July 7. Talking about pressed for time. Thanks much
  10. I'm doing more of an aqua, but it's not a true aqua it's in between a blue/green. Anyway, my wedding isn't going to be super formal so I went to bloomingdale's and found a pretty Sue Wong dress on sale. It was origanally $288.00. I got it for $43.00. They don't have a true representation of their dresses online. You can also try bluefly.com, nextag, amazon, and overstock.com They had some cute dresses similar to the turquoise one that was posted. I'm struggling with shoes at this point. Happy Hunting!
  11. Where did you have your Mexican Fiesta?
  12. Tammy where did you have your Mexican Fiesta?
  13. Hi Glenda, Tammy, & Cain, There are some pictures on Earth, Sea, and Sky of the Villa. We are going to have a Mariachi band play and use Denni's catering. We really want to make it fun so I'm just trying to find a Fiesta for a Friday night. The wedding is July 7 so we'll definitely post pictures when we're done because I find all this info on the forum so helpful. I tried doing a search on the site for a Fiesta, but nothing helpful came up. I need help. Later for now
  14. Hi Everyone, I haven't been on the forum in awhile. We decided to get married at Villa de la Torre in San Jose. The location is done now I was wondering if anyone has been to a Mexican Fiesta. I was thinking of doing this instead of the actual sit down dinner. We're ready to get our party started a little early. Any help is much appreciated.
  15. Hi Everyone, My name is Andrea and I'm a newbie. I'm planning to get married in Cabo on July 7, 2007. There's been a lot of great information on this forum that's been very helpful to me. Once I catch up to speed, I'll be able to contribute more. I'm realizing that planning a wedding is a full-time job, and it's about to drive me insane
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