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  1. Also, I ordered the towels from Cotton Fruit Inc. They are based out of Miami, and did not deliver to canada. Therefore I had them delivered to my FIL in the States who brought them along to the resort. Kristen
  2. Also, I ordered my towels from Cotton Fruit Inc. based out of Miami. They did not deliver to Canada, so I had them delivered to my FIL in the States who brought them along with him to the resort. Kristen
  3. These are the dinner options for the Pure Chill Our Bar.... BUFFET STYLE DINNER “INTERNATIONAL 1†Cena Estilo Buffet “Internacional 1†SALAD BAR (6) / Barra de ensaladas COLD ENTRIES / Entradas frías CHEESE VARIETY, SEAFOOD COCKTAIL , VARIETY PATES (ESPEJO DE PATES), ROAST BEEF, SALAD BAR AND DECORATED TURKEY. Variedad de quesos, Cóctel de mariscos, Variedad de pates, Roast beef, Barra de ensaladas decoradas con pavo. SOUP / Sopa ESTRAGON MUSSELS CREAM / Crema de mejillones al estragón. MAIN COURSES / Platos principales SPAGUETTI (AL PESTO), SQUIDS (A LA VASCA), FISH FILLET (AL ENELDO), OVEN LEG PORK AND TURKEY SUPREME WITH RED PEPPERS. Spaguetti al pesto, Calamares a la vasca, Filete de pescado al eneldo, Pierna de cerdo y pavo horneado con pimientos rojos. GARNISHES / Guarnición GRATIN POTATOES, RICE WITH VEGETABLES FROM THE SEASON AND BOUQUETIERE VEGETABLES. Papas al horno gratinadas, Arroz con verduras de la estación y Verduras bouquetiere DESSERTS / Postres CHEESE CAKE, CHOCOLATE CAKE, FRUIT TARTALETTE, CARAMEL CUSTARD Pastel de queso, Pastel de chocolate, Tartaleta de fruta, Natilla. COFFEE OR TEA Café y/o Té 59 USD per person BUFFET STYLE DINNER “INTERNATIONAL 2†Cena Estilo buffet “Internacional 2†SALAD BAR / Barra de ensaladas LETTUCE VARIETY, CUCUMBER, TOMATO, PEPPERS SALAD, POTATOES SALAD, PALMITOS SALAD, CHICK-BEANS SALAD, BEANS SALAD, FISH “CEVICHEâ€, GUACAMOLE, CHICKEN SALAD, TUNA SALAD, HOUSE PATÉ. Variedad de lechuga, Pepinos, Tomate, Ensalada de pimientos, Ensalada de papa, Ensalada de palmitos, Ensalada de garbanzos, Ensalada de frijoles, Ceviche de pescado, Guacamole, Ensalada de pollo, Ensalada de atún, Paté de la casa. GARNISHES / Guarniciones GREEN OLIVES, PARSLEY, GARLIC FLAKES, GHERKINS AND LEMONS. Aceituna verde, Ajo picado, Pepinillos y Limones. DRESSING / Aderezos VINAIGRETTE, MIL ISLAS, ROQUEFORT, FRENCH, AURORA, CESAR DRESSING. Vinagreta, Mil islas, Roquefort, Frances, Aurora, Aderezo Cesar. SOUP / Sopa RED BEANS “POTAJE†(SOUP) / Potaje de alubias. MAIN COURSES / Platos principales CURRY RICE, MUSAKA EGIPCIANA (BEEF WITH EGGPLANT, ONION, TOMATO AND PARMESANO CHEESE), BIG POTATOES, BROUNOISE MIXTE VEGETABLES, FUSILLI A LA MARINERA (FUSILLI WITH SEAFOOD), BEEF FLANK IN ARANDANO SAUCE, STUFFED PORK LOIN IN IT´S JUICE, BREADED FISH FILLET, BEER TO CHICKEN, SHRIMP WITH NOPALES IN AJILLO SAUCE. Arroz al curry, Carne de res con berenjena, cebolla, tomate y queso parmesano, Papas, Brounise de vegetal mixto, Fusilli con mariscos, Arrachera en salsa de arandano, Lomo de Cerdo relleno en su jugo, Filete de pescado empanizado, Pollo a la cerveza, Camarones al ajillo con nopales SAUCES / SALSAS MEXICAN SAUCE, GREEN SAUCE, MOLCAJETE SAUCE Salsa mexicana, Salsa verde, Salsa molcajete DESSERTS / Postres MANGO MOUSE, LEMON PIE, CARROT CAKE, SELVA NEGRA (chocolate cake), CHEESE CAKE, MOCKA CAKE Mousse de Mango, Pay de limón, Pastel de zanahoria, Selva negra, Pastel de queso Pastel de moka. COFFEE OR TEA Café y/o Té 60 USD PER PERSON BUFFET STYLE DINNER “CARIBBEAN†Cena Estilo buffet “Caribeño “ SALAD BAR 1 / Barra de ensaladas 1 LETTUCE SALAD, ESCOLFADO TOMATO SALAD, ZUCCHINI WITH VINEGAR SALAD, CUCUMBER, LEMON AN CHILLI SALAD, GREEN BEANS AND BACON SALAD, ORANGE AND GRAPEFRUIT SALAD, SARDINE SALAD. Ensalada de lechugas tiernas, Ensalada de tomate escalfado, Ensalada de calabacita, Ensalada de pepino con limón y chile piquen, Ensalada de ejotes con tocino, Ensalada de toronja y naranja, Ensalada de sardina SALAD BAR 2 / Barra de ensaladas 2 FIISH CEVICHE, SHRIMP COCKTAIL, MUSSELS IN VENAIGRETTE, OCTUPUS IN ESCABECHE. Ceviche de pescado, Cóctel de camarón, Mejillones a al vinagreta, Pulpo en escabeche. COLD CUTS AND CHEESES BAR / Barra de Carnes frías y quesos AHUMADO SALMON, SERRANO CURED HAM, TERRINA FISHED, VARIETY OF CHEESES WITH GRAPES Salmón ahumado, Jamón serrano, Terrina de pescado, Quesos variados con uva GARNISHES / Guarniciones. GHERKINS, GREEN OLIVES, GARLIC FLAKES, BLACK OLIVES, ONIONS. Pepinillos, Cebolla cambray, Aceitunas verdes, Alcaparras, Aceituna negra y Ajo picado. DRESSINGS / Aderezos VINAIGRETTE, MIL ISLAS, ROQUEFORT, FRENCH, AURORA, CESAR DRESSING. Vinagreta, Mil islas, Roquefort, Frances, Aurora, Aderezo Cesar. SOUP / Sopa SHRIMP CREAM WITH SHERRY. Crema de camarones al jerez. MAIN COURSES / Platos principales BLACK RICE WITH SEAFOOD, YUCA WITH GARLIC, ZUCCHINI MASHED, VICHY CARROT WITH HONEY AND ROSEMARY, SEAFOOD STUFFED CHICKEN IN TAMARIND SAUCE, BREADED SHRIMP TO COCONUT, STUFFED PORK LOIN IN PLUM SAUCE, FISH FILLET “TIKIN-XICâ€, SALMON KABOBS TO MENIER Arroz negro con marisco, Yuca con mojo de ajo, Puré de calabaza, Zanahoria Vichy con miel al romero, Suprema de pollo relleno de marisco con salsa de tamarindo, Camarones empanizados al coco, Lomo de cerdo en salsa de ciruela, Filete de pescado Tikin-xic, Brocheta de salmón al menier. DESSERTS / Postres MANGO MOUSE, FRUITS HOJALDRE, APPLE STRUDELL, PINEAPPLE PIE, ORANGE PIE, COCONUT CAKE, CARAMEL FLAN, CHOCOLATE CAKE Mousse de mango, Hojaldre con frutas, Strudel de manzana, Pay de piña, Pay de naranja, Pastel de coco, Flan de caramelo, Pastel de chocolate COFFEE OR TEA Café y/o Té 66 USD PER PERSON BUFFET STYLE DINNER “ SPAIN †Cena Estilo buffet “ España “ ENTRIES / Entradas ANDANZA SALAD WITH TOMATO, TUNA, PEPPERS AND OLIVES, SOUTH ANDRES SALAD WITH CABBAGE, ARTICHOKE, PINEAPPLE, TOMATO AND CORN SPANISH TORTILLA WITH POTATO AND CHORIZO SAUSAGE CATALANA SALAD WITH HAM , SNAP PEAS, RED PEPPERS AND POTATO SALAD WITH CABBAGE PINEAPPLE, ORANGE AND RAISINS Ensalada Andanza con Tomate, Pimientos y Aceitunas Ensalada Andres del sur con col, alcachofas, piña, tomate y elote Tortilla española con papa y chorizo Ensalada Catalana con jamón, chicharos, pimientos rojos y papas. Ensalada de col, piña, naranja y pasas. SOUP / Sopa VEGETABLE SOUP WITH SHERRY LIQUOR Sopa de verduras con licor de jerez. MAIN COURSES / Platos principales VALENCIANA PAELLA, FISH FILLET IN A PARSLEY, WINE AND CAPER SAUCE LEG OF LAMB IN SPANISH SAUCE WITH OLIVES, CHICKEN IN GARLIC SAUCE, RAGOUT CATALANA, GARLIC POTATOES, AUBERGINE, BROCOLI IN CREAM SAUCE Paella Valenciana, Filete de pescado acompañado de una salsa de perejil, vino y alcaparras. Pierna de cordero en salsa española con aceitunas, Pollo en salsa de ajo Ragout catalana, Papas al ajo, berenjena, salseado con una crema de broccoli. DESSERTS / Postres COLD MILK, ICE CREAM OF PISTACHE AND CHOCOLATE, NUTS CAKE, FLAMED BANANA AND TROPICAL FRUITS Leche fría, Helado de pistache y chocolate, Pastel de nuez, Plátanos fritos, Fruta variada. COFFEE OR TEA Café y/o Té 58 USD per person BUFFET STYLE DINNER “ MEXICO †Cena Estilo buffet “ Mexico “ ENTRIES / Entradas WHITE BEAN SALAD, BEAN SALAD WITH BACON, CORN SALAD WITH MEXICAN SALAD, TOMATO SALAD, SEAFOOD COCKTAIL, GUACAMOLE Ensalada Blanca de habas, Ensalada de habas con tocino, Ensalada de elote acompañada de ensalada mexicana. Ensalada de Tomate, Cóctel de mariscos, Guacamole SOUP / Sopa TORTILLA SOUP Sopa de tortilla. MAIN COURSES / Platos principales CHICKEN TOSTADAS, POTATOES WITH CHORIZO SAUSAGE, MIXED FAJITAS, FISH DRENCHED IN GARLIC, CORIANDER SHRIMP, CHICKEN IN RED MOLE SAUCE Tostadas de pollo, Papas con chorizo, Fajitas Mixtas Pescado al mojo de ajo, Camarones “Corianderâ€, Mole rojo con pollo. SIDE DISHES/ Guarnición MIXED VEGETABLES, MEXICAN RICE, REFRIED BEANS Verduras mixtas, Arroz a la mexicana, Frijoles refritos. SAUCES / SALSAS RANCH SAUCE, MEXICAN SAUCE, GREEN SAUCE, TOTOPOS Salsa Ranch, Salsa mexicana, Salsa verde, Totopos. DESSERTS / Postres RICE MILK PUDDING, MANGO MOUSSE, THREE MILK CAKE, COCONUT FLAN, TROPICAL FRUIT Pudding de arroz, Mousse de mango, Pastel de tres leches, Flan de coco. Fruta Variada. COFFEE OR TEA Café y/o Té CAFÉ DE OLLA Café de olla. 59 USD per person BUFFET STYLE DINNER “ GRILL †Cena Estilo buffet “ Grill “ ENTRIES / Entradas TOMATO, ADVOCADO, LETTUCE, CHEESE BOARD AND THREE DRESSINGS Tomate, Aguacate, Lechuga, Barra de quesos y 3 aderezos. MAIN COURSES / Platos principales BAR-B-QUE CHICKEN Pollo en salsa B.B.Q. NEW YORK PORK CHOP RIB EYE FISH FILLET Filete de pescado SIDE DISHES/ Guarniciones PILAF RICE, GARLIC PASTA, JACKET POTATOES, MIXED VEGETABLES Arroz Pilaf, Pasta al ajo, Papas rellenas, Verduras mixtas. SAUCES / SALSAS RANCH, MEXICAN, AND BBQ SAUCE Salsa Ranch, Mexicana y B.B.Q. DESSERTS / Postres CHOCOLATE CAKE, FRUIT TART, TROPICAL FRUITS, CARAMEL AND NUT FLAN Pastel de chocolate, Tarta de fruta, Frutas tropicales, Flan de caramelo y nuez. COFFEE OR TEA Café y/o Té 62 USD per person NOTES Prices per person in USD include service and taxes, Drinks from the bar and house wine. Deadline for payment 2 days before the event. Private reception dinner available for a minimum of 15 people. All dinners are buffet style. Prices include the rent of “Pure Chill out Bar†as a private place with special wedding decorations. Rounded tables of 10 people each.
  4. If you have your reception in the Pure Chill Out Bar (PBC), then you pay per person for the meal. The meal I chose was about $60 pp. It is not a restaurant, it is an open space (with roof and floor, but no walls) on the beach that is used for a bar, but is rented out for private parties such as wedding receptions. When you book it for a reception, you don't pay any other fee other than the cost for each persons meal. Gabriella will send you the dinner options if you decide you want to rent out the PCB. It is not the same as the restaurant menus. You can only have your reception in an actual restaurant if you have less than 20 people attending. However, I think the PBC is a better option than the restaurant because it is private and on the beach....just my opinion. The $15 charge is for the ceremony, not the reception. You pay it per person for every person over 20 who needs a chair at the ceremony. It covers chair set up, cake, and sparkling wine toast afterwards. Hope that helps! Kristen
  5. I got the key card holders from Staples. No we did not have to pay for our luggage. On Air Transat we got 1 free checked bag and 1 free carry bag each. My dress was allowed on as an extra carry-on as well at no extra charge. But I did pay $20 to have my maid of honour take another checked bag for me on her airline. It would have cost us $40 for an extra checked bag of up to 40lbs on our airline. But her airline only charged $20 for a 50lb bag. Kristen
  6. Hey! I brought tons of stuff!!! Out of our 4 bags, 3 of them were gifts or decorations! Then my friend brought another bag, and my FIL brought a few more for me!! No one cares what you bring in to the country as gifts for your guests or decorations. The only thing they care about is what you bring in to the country to sell. Probably none of what you are bringing into Mexico will be staying there, so you don't even need to mention it to customs. Yes I would recommend the PCB. It is private and beautiful! We got "the grill" menu. It was a buffet...as they all are...and it was great! There are salads and sides, and then there is beef, chicken, and fish of which you can pick from. Then there are desserts. I cant remember what they were...but its on the menu list that Gabriella will email. I dont know much about the hair dressers because my sister did most of our hair. But my MOH got hers done at the hairdresser, and she really liked it. I cannot remember the cost, but it was not too expensive. Less than I would pay at home thats for sure! I dont know if I would do anything different or not next time. The gift bags were a lot of work (embroidered towels, insulated mugs, wedding week survival kit, magazines, toys for kids, key card holders, lip balm)....but they seemed to be worth it. The guests seemed to really like them, and they appreciated the effort. But the first day at least was spent organizing things and getting gift bags out, so it was a little stressful for me. I might have organized the wedding day better if I had the chance again. But, thats only because I am a bit of a control freak;-) Otherwise, everything really went very well! I don't have any regrets! Kristen
  7. L&C in love, They have a mic and speakers set up at the ceremony and at the reception so everyone can hear you very well. The mic is portable, so no need to worry about cords or being in a certain place to announce. I would say its up to what you guys are looking for in relation to the acoustic guitar. I found that it was hard to hear, but that could have just been our experience? It is still nice, and it doesnt feel too quiet or anything. There is lots of noise with the ocean and whatnot. If it would mean more to you to have your family member play, then do that. But if the music itself is the more important piece, then a recorded song may be better. The song we chose was "Annie's Song" by John Denver. Gabriella did good reading the ceremony. She reads out of a booklet that says Catalonia on it..lol...but english was not an issue. She could pronounce everything just fine. She handed us the mic when it was our turn to speak. My friend was our photographer :-) We did tip Gabriella, Cynthia, the Dj, and our photographer. We gave them all $50. We had no idea what to tip, so I just googled it...lol! But I am sure they would all appreciate anything you are willing to give. Gabriella and Cynthia in particular do put a lot of effort into everything they do! Why don't you add me to facebook to see more pics (just remember to tell me who you are)...I am Kristen Planta Jones. Unless there are pics of certain things you would like to see? I can email them to you if I have them. I have not put all pictures I have on fb though because certain family members do not want their pics posted there. The professional pics are not ready yet, but my friend Claire who did them has a facebook page for her business, so some will probably go up soon. Her page is ClaireK Photography. Kristen
  8. Oh yeah...L&C in Love, most of the music the Dj played was top 40. It looked like he had tons of songs though! He can play music from your ipod or cd...but like I said, you may have to be pushy to get him to play your stuff:-) If I asked him to play a song of mine, he did. But really, his taste in music is probably better than mine...lol...he did keep everyone dancing thats for sure! Kristen
  9. Few more things I remembered... -The Dj you hire is the same one who is in the Disco at nights -The music at the reception was not turned down at 10pm like the contract said it would be. If anything, it seemed louder! -I ordered flowers for my hair, but they did not arrive. So my bridesmaids and I clipped flowers from the gardens for our hair. I got approval from the front desk to do this:-) -The Dj arrived at 7pm....I think! All I know is he was there when we were ready for him. -We got upgraded to the delux wedding package because of the number of people we had in our group. It was sooo nice! We got a couples massage, manicure, pedicure, and a romantic dinner on the beach...everything was awesome! -We brought and assembled gift bags for our guests. Although the staff will probably hand them out for you, we found it easier to just deliver them ourselves. We had 56 adult guests, so we had a lot of bags to get out! -The suite rooms are fantastic as well! Lots of space, and a nice area to get ready together on the wedding day. ***If anyone is interested in my chair sashes or table runners, just let me know! They are teal coloured organza. Kristen
  10. Hey guys, Finally got some pics I can post! Our wedding was fantastic! Gabriella and another woman Cynthia handled all of our wedding details. I did not see or hear from Pilar while I was there, so I guess she has left? But Gabriella and Cynthia were great! The wedding went off without a hitch. When you first arrive you get a printed sheet that details when you will meet with Gabriella to go over all your details. This is when you will pay and make sure everything is what you want. On the wedding day Cynthia met the girls in my room to take us down to the ceremony. The two women had walkie talkies to communicate with eachother and to ensure good timing for our arrival:-) We had my husbands dad playing guitar while us girls walked down the aisle. He had the microphone and speakers, but I still did not hear him very well. It was still nice that he was there though. Gabriella read the ceremony script that I had sent her a few weeks before. My husband and I then read our own vows. We had drinks and and an informal reception line kinda thing at the ceremony site immediately following. Our reception was a the PCB. Gabriella and Cynthia set it up perfectly. I had taken all my decorations to Gabriella's office the day before, and set up one center piece for her to see what I wanted it to look like. (Word to the wise: Arrange someone to do your announcements because that did not seem to be provided). I felt that the beginning of the reception was a little unorganized because we didnt know when we could start to go to the buffet or anything. There was no direction, so I think you are just supposed to start when you are ready. We asked on of our friends that day if he would announce dinner, speeches, and dancing. This worked well. We hired the Dj for the dance. He was good and kept EVERYONE dancing, although he did not play many of the songs i had put on my ipod for him. The was a little glitch in his system at the beginning of our first dance. We ended up standing there for a good 2-3 min before he could get it going right. But after that, no problems. The dancing and festivities got pretty roudy, and none of the staff seemed to mind either! One person even set the bar top on fire doing a flaming shot....the bartender just laughed:-) My only regret is not keeping a better eye on my flowers at the end of the night. I had a keepsake hanky wrapped around my bouquet that I didnt take off in time. The staff ended up throwing out the flowers-which I agreed to. I did not realize I had left the hanky behind until the next day, at which time no one could find it. Overall, it was a great wedding week! My only advice is to take charge of the reception duties, because there was no one else really doing that from the resort. If anyone has anyother questions please feel free to ask! There is a lot going on when your there, and its hard to think of everything to write!! Also I have lots more pics, if you want to see something, just ask! Kristen
  11. I have 62 teal coloured organza chair sashes and 8 teal table runners for sale. $150 for everything. Please email k_planta@hotmail.com if interested Chair sashes are 7.5" x 106" 6 of the tables runners are for round tables and are 14" x 80" 2 of the table runners are for rectangle tables and are 14" x 126"
  12. Hey guys! Just got back from the wedding!! I will post a full review with pics soon, but let me just say for now that it was Great!! Kristen
  13. Hey Baezas, I am also hiring the Dj at the PCB. Everyone seems to say that he is good, but I am just curious what kind of music he plays? For example is it more mexican style, is it current top 40 type stuff, is it classic old school wedding stuff? I am hoping to be able to bring specific songs for him to play for our 1st dance, and dances with our parents...but I was also going to bring other songs, depending on what kind of music he plays/has available. Also, does he speak english well? And is he there for the whole reception, or does he arrive after dinner? I need someone to make a few announcements and introuce speeches during dinner; do you think he could do that, or should I ask another guest? Thanks a lot to EVERYONE for all the helpful information you have all offered! It has been such a help for my nerves Kristen
  14. Josie, Your wedding sounded fantastic, and I love your dress! Thanks so much for putting up the pics! I will also try to add you to facebook to see more:) I wish I would have thought about buying table decorations down there...I have already bought my stuff here, but it is going to be more work to transport down there. Oh well, I guess I already bought it, so i may as well bring it:) we leave in a month! Cant wait!! Kristen
  15. I am hoping Josie has some reviews/photos to share with us soon!!
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