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  1. I ordered my bouquet from Enchanting Memories. Here's the link to their website: http://enchantingmemoriesstore.com/
  2. Hi Ladies! I was married at Beaches T&C in May and I brought my own "real-touch" bouquet. I ordered it from an online company and it cost about $120 and looked absolutely beautiful! I still have it in a vase in my home, and I love the fact that I can keep it forever and it looks VERY real! If you want a personalized bouquet and don't want to spend a fortune, I'd highly recommend ordering real-touch flowers. Below is a picture of my bouquet...
  3. Oops, I referred to my "husband" as my "fiance"...still not used to the "husband" terminology...especially on this website...LOL!!!
  4. MissKady- So glad you had a great time! We LOVED it as well! Future brides- please don't stress!! You will have a FABULOUS wedding and a GREAT time! My fiance and I (as well as our families) keep talking about when we're going to go back! I miss it already, and it's only been about 2 months!!!
  5. Lizzdee- You are absolutely right...whoever wants to bet there (and can generally afford it) will be there! Don't stress out too much about it! My husband has two bothers, but only one came to our wedding, and my dad and stepmom were not able to make it. But I understood in the beginnning that it was expensive, and everyone who went had a great time, and those who couldn't be there LOVED all of our photos! Please don't stress..you will have a BLAST!! :-)
  6. Please excuse the typos and repetitive nature of my post...I'm trying to do too many things at once..lol
  7. Hi Melissa, We found my husband's pants at JC Penney's and his shirt at Tommy Bahama. We purchased his pants at JC Penneys, and they were not expensive (maybe $30 or $35..and they always have sales there, too), but we got his shirt from Tommy Bahama, and it was kind of expensive...but we went to the outlet store, and we figured that since it's for our wedding we'd spend a little more thna usual. You may want to check-out those places if they have stores located near you...hope that helps!! :-)
  8. Yes, I think they will accomodate that. I believe (and somebody please correct me if I'm wrong) that Brandy did the same thing you're planning to do. I would just tell them you want the reception held 3 hours after the ceremony, and your guests can go hang-out at one of the bars or lounges and then meet with you all after the photoshoot.
  9. We loved our cleaning ladies, too! They were soo nice and polite! Just a word of advice for future visitors- they will sometimes try to "straighten" your room for you and misplace your things (not in a bad way...they're just trying to help), so if there's anything you don't want them to touch, you should put it in the safe! :-)
  10. Hey Michelle- You will love the Parrot Cay 1 bedroom suite! Our friends hung out in our "living room" throughout the trip...like when it would start raining (the 15 minutes of rain we got every day...no biggie) we would all come to our room and play cards or would have an ice cold beer from the fridge and hang-out on the large patio... and it's literally in the middle of the resort and so convenient to everything. You'll love it!!
  11. Congrats Kendall!! I got married in the same gazebo, at 11am...too funny! I am so glad you and your guests had such a great time! My guests are STILL talking about it and they loved it too!!!
  12. We got married at 11am, so when we took our photos it wasn't too hot yet. I did ask the photographer at one point to grab me a bottle of water because I was getting a little hot....but you're "in the moment" and you really won't notice it too much!
  13. I forgot to post this picture of our dessert at Sapodilla's....Happy Honeymoon to us!
  14. I tried posting this review in the "review" section, but it kept freezing...so here it is! We had such an amazing time and wonderful wedding! Where do I begin?! AIRPORT- We arrived in the PLS airport, which is very small, and another plane landed right before us, so we had to wait in line for about an hour, which felt like forever because we were so excited to get to the resort! We grabbed our luggage and went straight to the Beaches area where we were greeted with cold towels. They put our room number on our luggage and put us in a van and we were on our way! The driver was really nice- he told us all about the resort on the way there. It was only about a 10 minute drive. ROOM- Our room was perfect! We stayed in the Parrot Cay 1 bedroom Honeymoon suite. It had a jacuzzi bath tub and separate shower. The shower was very small, but I didn’t care since we had such a nice, huge tub! The room has a separate living area with a couch, small kitchen-type area with a fridge that was re-stocked all the time w/ soda, water, beer, juices…anything you want! It also had a microwave. Both rooms had a sliding glass door which led to the big patio. We also really liked our room because it was located in the middle of the resort, which was nice! It was only about a 2-3 minute walk to pretty much anywhere onsite. POOLS- We hung out at the Italian Village jacuzzi, which is huge, a few times. There are a ton of kids at that pool. We mainly hung out at the two pools in the Caribbean Village. We didn’t hang out in the French Village at all. We hung-out in the waterpark and lazy river for a bit almost every day too, which was fun!! BEACH- the beach was absolutely gorgeous!!! We never had a hard time finding a chair, and it didn’t feel too crowded. We did kayaking, water bikes, hobie cats, snorkeling, and then paid extra to ride the banana boat, which was fun! They also have parasailing, but that too is extra and we didn’t feel like it would be worth the cost. WEDDING- our wedding coordinator was Stacey Ann and she was very nice! We met with her the day after we arrived at the resort. We tasted cake, picked our photo package, chose our ceremony music and walked the property and chose the locations for the ceremony and cocktail reception. On the wedding day, the WC and officiant met my husband and his family in the lobby and escorted them to the gazebo we chose. Then she came to my room and picked-up me and my family. She had Jeremy turned around so he wouldn’t see me until I walked down the aisle. It was amazing!!! We wanted a quick ceremony, so it was only about 2-3 minutes long, and the officiant was great! Then we took some photos on the deck at Schooners with everyone. After that, the WC escorted our guests to Turtles Lounge while Jeremy and I took pictures on the beach with the photographer. We had Patrick as our photographer, and he was great!! We then went to the boardwalk area and had our 1 hour cocktail reception. We cut the cake and did a champagne toast, and then ate some hot and cold hors d'oeuvres. It was simple and fun! Then when we returned to the room, we found rose petals on the floor, bed, and a bubble bath w/ rose petals! It was pretty!! RESTAURANTS- ALL of the food we had was very good!! We had Schooners, Arizona’s, Barefoot by the Sea, Mario’s, Kimonos, Sapodillas, Giuseppe’s, Reflections, Bobby D’s, and Bella Napoli Pizzeria. We had dinner at Barefoot by the Sea three nights because the atmosphere was really nice, since it’s right on the beach and you can watch the sunset. I had pizza almost every day for lunch at Bella Napoli which is right in front of one of the pools. The pizza was great! They also had a jerk station (not sure that it had a formal name but that’s what the sign said??) in front of the other Caribbean Village pool and we had some REALLY good fajitas there! We had breakfast at Reflections every morning except for one, and they have literally anything you would want for breakfast! SAPODILLA’S WAS THE BEST!! You must dress up or they will turn you away (they turned us away b/c my husband had on khaki shorts, and they required long dress pants, so he had to go change clothes). Their food and presentation of food kind of reminded me of a Ruth’s Chris or something. The food was excellent, and here’s a picture of their dessert….we told them it was our honeymoon… That’s about it! I hope I didn’t leave anything out! Please do not stress about your trip- they will take care of EVERYTHING for you while you’re there!! We had the best time, as did all of our guests!! Please let me know if anyone has any questions!!
  15. Hello! I am still working on my review, unpacking, etc! We purchased 25 photos from the Beaches photographer, Patrick, who was very good! Here's a few....
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