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  1. The Sunset Da Mona Lisa was awesome. Such a beautiful venue. I am so glad I chose the SDML. I did not want to be on a beach with a bunch of people staring at our wedding. The restaurant was perfect because we were on a private terrace. The food was great, service was great too. It was the perfect evening. The pictures turned out amazing. If you want more info pm me.
  2. I booked Carlos Aboyo for my July 2, 2011 wedding at the Sunset Da Mona Lisa and I am so glad I did. He was very easy to work with, emails were responded to very quickly. His work is amazing, I love my pictures so much. All the pictures were great and there were so many pictures. Carlos captured every moment of my wedding from beginning to end. He delivered the pictures to my hotel before I left cabo. I received 100 photos in an album and the full disk of almost 700 pictures. I would recommend Carlos and If I ever need photos while i am in Cabo i will definitely use him again.
  3. I went right from pictures during cocktail hour to dinner, my dress was wet on the bottom. I did not mind or care! The photos you can't even see the wetness of the dress.
  4. Things I WOULD DO again! Join this forum. Just pay to be a member, don’t post 150 silly congratulations or one line blurbs on every post you read, you will find it makes it harder to research when you have to read ten congratulations before finding out the important information that you are interested in. Destination Wedding in Cabo – we had an awesome time with our friends and family. OOT Bags – guest loved them, I had beach towels, bags, cups, beach ball, cards, oh shit kit…..everything was used everyday. Hire a DJ (DJ Fradal), Photographer (Carlos Aboyo), and Wedding Planner (Mandy Clough and Assistant Lilian Romeron). My wedding day was perfect. All were Fantastic. Blossomart for Flowers. Suzanne Morel for hair and makeup. My sister, daughter, friend and her daughter all agree she was great and worth the price. There is a florist next door; I got flowers for all of the girls to put in their hair for the wedding. Have all my guest in one resort….it was so much fun just hanging by the pool with everyone. Have the ceremony and reception at the Sunset Da Mona Lisa. The view is amazing! Pictures are amazing. Run through the water in pictures before the reception. The pictures are great and did not have to schedule a trash the dress session. Get legally married before we left, one less thing to think about. Stayed in Mexico 11 Days. We came before our guest and stayed 2 days after the last guest left. I did not procrastinate on any aspect of the wedding. Skip the rehearsal. Everyone came in at different times; we did not want to make anyone feel obligated. Instead, as guest arrived we kicked back by the pool and knocked off a couple of bottles of liquor we purchased at the duty free shop at the airport! Then stepped out to El Squid Roe at almost midnight when I should have been sleeping for the wedding. So much fun! Make my own escort card, table numbers, and menus. I love the way they turned out and it was a nice personal touch. I added my dog’s picture to the back of each table number! Being well organized and kept a running list of to dos. I remembered all my paper work, table number stands, there was nothing I wish I had remembered and nothing left at home. Not getting trashed before, during, or after the wedding. No hangovers or sun burns the entire 11 days and I DID drink a lot of Vodka and spent many nights dancing to the wee hours of the morning at El Squid Roe! Not stress, I was like whatever! Sister had a hard time bustling my dress before reception because it was wet, I told her to grab any tie and tie it up and lets go party!!! Plan my music ahead of time for the DJ. Had good music and guest were dancing during cocktail hour! I was getting a little jealous while getting pictures done! Skip the cake. Saved money and the dessert provided by SDML was great. Limo to and from airport. It was nice not having to drive to the airport for our early morning flight. Make sure daughter did not get burned before the wedding, and made sure I did not have tan lines!! Bouquet charms from ETSY, mug stickers, shoe stickers, and body tatoo also from ETSY. Sky laterns (wish laterns) from Ebay. Cabo Florist was selling $12 for one lantern, I purchased 10 for $15. (end of Hangover 2 and Tangled movies they have sky lanterns) Have my son walk me down the aisle in his military uniform. Things I would do differently Arrange transportation from Resort to Sunset Da Mona Lisa, a few guests got lost and caused the wedding to start almost a half hour late. Not let my guy see me before the wedding, I ran into him at the hotel room because he was running behind schedule. Stress months before the wedding over the budget. It ended up not being a big deal and it was all so worth it…..I would pay double for the day I had! Stress over not having contact with the wedding planner until 5 days before the wedding. Everything ended up being better than I imagined. I know I said skip the cake but maybe have a little one for cutting, I kind of wish I had that picture looking back now. Worrying about who is coming and who is not.
  5. Hi, I am getting married at SDML. I have never been there but the pictures look amazing. I am getting married in July so I can let you know how it went.
  6. No welcome dinner for us. No worries or feeling bad.....the budget can get out of control pretty quickly. I do like the idea of getting beer and snacks and have everyone meet in our room and then head out to a bar or club. Most of our guest are arriving on Friday evening (day before the wedding) so I am not so sure what they will feel up to doing. They probably would not mind a drink in our room or at the hotel bar which will provide the opportunity for me to hand out my OOT bags. My FI and daughter and I will probably just have pizza at the Sunset Point/Sunset Da Mona Lisa because we will be there for our rehearsal Friday evening..........then catch up with our guest as they arrive.
  7. I have not had my wedding yet but I have him booked. He is super responsive with emails, he has been a pleasure to work with so far. I know I will be happy with his services!
  8. I had a quote from Del Cabo rentals for $6 and from Bloosom Art $7
  9. I am getting married in Mexico and I may be intrested. I was hoping for the travel mug. Anyone intrested?
  10. I'm getting married July 2, 2011 at the Sunset Da Mona Lisa! Can't wait!!
  11. Has anyone used Carlos Aboyo Photography?
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