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  1. Here is my in detail review of our wedding: We got married February 21, 2013. This is goign to be tough to keep this short. I can't begin to explain how amazing our day was. It brings a tear to my eye just thinking about how outstanding and breath taking everything was. For starters Blanca was absolutely outstanding. The most magical day of my entire life. I am quite particular in what I want. Some might wonder why we did an away wedding because I tend to be a bit controlling, but it was so nice for once to leave it up to someone else and enjoy our day. To give everyone an idea of what my day looked like, we arrived bright and early (6 of us girls) Blanca met us on the boat and took all of our belongings (it was great not having to worry and carrying my dress and luggage everywhere) we got massages for a very reasonable price. We then started to get ready, they had already brought up all of our suitcases with clothes etc. We hung around in the bridal suite eating and showering etc. We brought our own shampoo etc. The hair and make up arrived around 1PM. The only trouble I would say I had with our entire day was my MIL/Bridesmaids hair. The woman helping didnt speak much english so I think communication was lacking when the girls explained what the wanted. It was about 50/50 split with who loved their hair and make up. I found he should have explained slightly more clear to the Mothers that he was putting false eyelashes etc. because they were a bit caught off guard when all was finished. I was quite happy with my hair in makeup with some slight direction ( i had to get him to tone it down slightly) that I gave him. In the end we all looked AMAZING and beautiful. Eder was our photographer, FANTASTIC, I would absolutely reccomend him to anyone. The photo's were breathtaking, like absolutely amazing. We got him to come around 3 and take our wedding group pictures before the wedding as the sun went down quickly right after ceremony. I am very glad we did this as it allowed us to not rush between the ceremony and dinner. Eder is such an amazing artist. I would highly reccomend doing the "Trash The Dress Shoot" we did it the day after all of our guests left. It was SO much fun and we got amazing pictures some of my favourites. I can't tell you enough how amazing Eder was, friendly, artistic, fantastic. When we got our pictures we were jumping off the roof with excitement and everything we had hoped for came true in the pictures and more! Another thing I would highly reccomend is getting the videographer, she was amazing. This day goes so fast girls, everyone tells you but its hard to really comprehend until you lay down in bed that night. Everything was somewhat of a blur, it all went so smoothly and fabulously but by the end you sort of forget certain things that happened. The video was literally like a movie, everyone that we have showed it to says its just like a movie, she did an amazing job editing and making a great long video with everything included. The photographers nad video people do a great job of blending in, no body realized we got a videographer even! When we got out wedding video a couple months later, we watched it and cried with excitement, it was such a beautiful reminder and had so much included it was the closest we could come to reliving this amazing day. Back to my day, we got pictures before with the groomsmen etc. We then got ready for the ceremony, I cant explain how every little detail i asked for was included, I literally didnt have to stress about anything, everything was done every detail on the chairs, my flowers were breathtaking. All the decor and flowers were gorgeous. I kept mine at the hotel for 5 days after in a vase!! I would HIGHLY reccomend the parrot to bring the rings, it was such an amazing sight and surprise for everyone. It was expensive but worth every penny, I have friends of friends that have mentioned this to me as huge highlight of the day. Blanca did a great job the entire night being quiet and subtle but keeping everything on time and organized. She was an absolute pleasure to work with. The ceremony was absolutely gorgeous. I cant tell you how many weddings we watched while staying at Dreams Villa Magna, not to be arrogant, but our wedding was literally 100000000 times better in so many ways. There was no one watching in their bathing suits, the ceremony was right on the beach in a secluded private area. We have 73 guests attend our wedding (so a ton!!) and Literally everyone gave us heck as now all of their daughters would expect this spectacular of a wedding. This place was just magical. We finished our ceremony and everyone has some light snacks that the servers walked around with. The service was absolutely outstanding, people with children got waited on great all night even while being tucked in the corner with sleeping babies! The dinner is fabulous, we dream about the dinner still, they are willing to do almost anything you ask for. The dinner was literally the best meal we have had in Mexico, and probably one of the top 3 in our entire life! Everyone was able to get served well with plenty of drinks and food. After we finished dinner we had speeches, the videographer got hese all on tape. It was so beautiful with the waves in the background. Once the dinner was over we headed out for the cake cutting. Our cake was far more amazing than I had expected. Gorgeous, the exact color I asked for. Just a warning the cake is delicious and the icing is too, but it died out teeth, hehe, it was not a problem but definitely glad we didnt moosh it in each others face! Our teeth vert teal but it was fun! Now the party was begging, we had the first dance etc, fire dancers around 9:30pm. We had such a fun time, then the next surprise came FIRE DANCERS!! It was another MUST. It was so much fun and everyones faces were priceless. This is obviously one of the only types of weddings this is perfect for. Such a great idea!! Then we started the party on the dance floor. the DJ was fabulous all day (form ceremony until the docking). He played great music, it was another thing people talked about what that the music was perfect, I am not a dancer by any means (I hate it actually!) I spent literally the entire night on the dance floor, it was packed all night. We had our garter toss, bouquet toss etc. Blanca later kindly reminded us of our Sky Lanterns, I got custom ones made and brought them down. This was another highlight that I can say is one of those things that will stick with everyone for a lifetime. It was so magical with the music and everyone letting them go up in the air. Breathtaking sight. Then it was ready to pack up. Another important thing is we paid for the extra hour. It was worth it, we wouldnt have been able to fit everything in without it. Even with it time flew, we were sad when it was time to leave because I am sure we could have spent another 2 hours dancing. I am not sure if I am forgetting anything, like I told you, this day becomes a blur with how exciting and magical it is. I think I got most of the information in there. Again, the service is outstanding. I can't stress how everyone should have this wedding, we are already talking about how excited we are for someone else to get married there or to do a vow renewal some day. This was the most magical day and I can guarantee you, if you do a "resort beach wedding" you will definitely not get this type of memory. Blanca and her team were amazing. The service was outstanding. I might sound emotional writing this review its because I am haha. I am usually not a dramatic person but Las Caletas was my perfect wedding and I truly feel others should feel as great about their wedding as we do. This team is amazing, not many places offer this kind of memory for us and all of our guests. Months later I still have guests call and thanking us for how amazing this wedding was and why we should do it all over again. I heard several times that it felt like it was out of a movie and magical. Please have your wedding here, you will not be disappointed. To Sum It Up: Get the top photo package Get the Videographer Get Fire Dancers Get The Parrot Get The Extra Time Send Blanca Images (I found it was the easiest way to explain what I wanted) dont panic if it takes a few weeks to get back to you she is so busy working hard on every brides wedding. Go To Las Caletas it was not even comparable to any other away wedding we have been to. Outstanding Service Magical Day!!! Thank you Blanca and team!!!! We loved our wedding and cant wait to come back for a renewal.....you might have to expect 73 guests as everyone wants to come back with us haha! Best day of our life.
  2. @happybride13 @Imah? (couldnt remember your name after starting post) but i posted pictures of my hair after I was finished on the previous page. Yes I felt the same way about Joel's assistant, that was our one issue as well was hair, Joel did mine and it ended up being gorgeous. We actually went to visit Playa Escondida while we were away as well! VERY neat, love the people who work their, they rememebered my parents names and everything from their previous visit. Great!!
  3. Imah, Yes 50 would be perfect it was the last 10 that were the issue, I just posted pictures on page 192. It was honestly amazing, we had 5 kids, the night went by sooo fast even for the parents, the service was FABULOUS, they setup to of the fathers with chairs made into beds for the kids and didnt ever forget about serving them and checking up on them. It was great, the dinner FLEW by, honestly everything flew by I cant wait to get my video and photos back because my husband and I both agree we can barely remember the entire night it went so fast ha. Let me know if you have any questions, ive got plenty of answers freshly in my mind
  4. I am sorry for flooding this feed but I know how much i loved looking at all the brides pictures...although these are not the professional ones yet I thought it would give some of you an idea of what to expect etc
  5. I also got the airbrush which was totally worth it!!! I felt like on my mom and grandmother ad mom in law it was not neccesary but on the bridesmaids and me it looked great, perfect photos (i am on oily skinned person and i found it great) I also have a really uneven blotchy complexion. Here is my hair and make up. My hair was a bit different than the pictures (which I have heard previously from his clients) but I LOVED it and everyone else said they did too (haha I hope they werent lying but anyways, i loved it thats all that matters!!)
  6. I do not have a ton of time at the moment to write a large review we got married February 21,2013. If I could sum up this amazing night in one word it would be MAGICAL. I literally couldnt explain in enough depth how gorgeous, breathtaking, magical our night was. I was told by every single person (70 people) that is was the most amazing wedding they had been to, it should have been in a movie. I am telling you, I am a very particular person, and this far exceeded my expectations. I was speechless with how fabulous Blanca was for the entire night. From the decor to how smooth the night went to every single little detail. It was the most amazing wedding EVER. A few details we had 70 people, I had 6 of us girls arrived early to get our hair and makeup done. We extended our night by an hour which is a must, it went by SO fast I cant even imagine fitting everything in with less than that time. We had the parrot, fire dancers, great dj, sky lanterns, an absolutely amazing cake...I just could go on and on for days. It was the best wedding I could have never imagined such a perfect amazing night. Blanca is amazing, she bends over backwards to make this day so special, Eder the photographer was FABULOUS, we are waiting for our professional pictures to be sent, but from the few shots he showed me they look amazing, he was funny, friendly and fabulous. He did a trash the dress photoshoot with us which was a blast!! My most stressful part of the day was hair and makeup...I found the head guy was great but his assistant didnt speak english at all, and my bridesmaids and both moms hair was not what they wanted, in the end it all worked out but it was a bit tough. The guy that did my hair was amazing, makeup was a bit overdone at first but I am not afraid to tell him what I wanted as this was my only day. In the end it was pretty good. Overall the most amazing day of our lives. I will be sure to make a most in detail post later with pictures. But do not panic if they are not getting back to you, I was a bit concerned at times but all in all it turned out perfectly how I had asked.
  7. Hi, I just got back from my wedding with 70 people. There were a few tables that were a bit out of the way, I felt a little bit bad but I put a group of young friends who all knew each other so it wasnt so bad. But they do tend to be further away then in the diagram they send to you.
  8. Do not panic, it took them about a month to start getting back to me. I called to reassure to book the exact date I wanted. if you go to their website: vallarta-adventures.com there is a tab with the Wedding Packages. If you click through the tabs it give you a bunch of options. I started panicking at first but it got easier and all in all they end up being fairly organized and it works out (I am getting married here in two weeks!!!) Do not panic, you have to remember it is Mexican time...which is hard at first but when it gets down to the details Blanca has been pretty great at getting back to me in a timely manner. I have made sure to be very organized though. But go to the website and it will give you a "quote" then someone should contact you. Once you have booked your day they can start sending you info, but I was fairly constant about asking for different images and like quotes and everything. I hope you have great weddings!! (Blanca has been great!) About half way through the year the wedding planner Annie had quit so I got passed to Blanca and I was quite nervous because we had gone down to PV to meet with Annie and she knew us in person and we talked about a lot but Blanca has basically done the exact same thing but we will not meet her until the week before the wedding.
  9. I was wondering if anyone found it getting cold at night for our guests, our wedding is next month and I have only been to PV in the summertime, I was wondering if its quite chilly or windy? February? Thanks! Very excited, I have been calm for the entire year but I am getting the last minute jitters and panics...! I also am very concerned about the lighting but its fairly important to have the first glance at the ceremony down the aisle...I know I seem to be stuck because its one or the other?!
  10. I was wondering if anyone found it getting cold at night for our guests, our wedding is next month and I have only been to PV in the summertime, I was wondering if its quite chilly or windy? February? Thanks! Very excited, I have been calm for the entire year but I am getting the last minute jitters and panics...! I also am very concerned about the lighting but its fairly important to have the first glance at the ceremony down the aisle...I know I seem to be stuck because its one or the other?!
  11. Yes I am a little nervous I am getting married in 4 weeks there and I am definitely concerned about the lighting for good photos...!!! One of the only things I am panicing about!
  12. ScottandRobyn

    Dream Wedding Come True!

    It sounds amazing, I am getting married there in a month, I was wondering what time of year you got married? I am very excited but both myself and the groom would really like to have the first sighting at the actual ceremony, although I am really stressing over if the lighting will be enough for some nice pictures...What are your thoughts? I was really looking forward to the first glance being down the aisle...What time of year did you get married? and How long would you say you had for photos with the bridal party?
  13. This is a review of:

    Adventure Weddings Las Caletas

    Magical, Absolutely Outstanding

    Pros: Staff, Photos/Video, Service, Island, Private
    Cons: Nothing!
    We got married February 21, 2013.  This is goign to be tough to keep this short.  I can't begin to explain how amazing our day was.  It brings a tear to my eye just thinking about how outstanding and breath taking everything was.  For starters Blanca was absolutely outstanding. The most magical day of my entire life.    I am quite particular in what I want.  Some might wonder why we did an away wedding because I tend to be a bit controlling, but it was so nice for once to leave it up to someone else and enjoy our day.  To give everyone an idea of what my day looked like, we arrived bright and early (6 of us girls) Blanca met us on the boat and took all of our belongings (it was great not having to worry and carrying my dress and luggage everywhere) we got massages for a very reasonable price.  We then started to get ready, they had already brought up all of our suitcases with clothes etc.  We hung around in the bridal suite eating and showering etc.  We brought our own shampoo etc.  The hair and make up arrived around 1PM.  The only trouble I would say I had with our entire day was my MIL/Bridesmaids hair.  The woman helping didnt speak much english so I think communication was lacking when the girls explained what the wanted.  It was about 50/50 split with who loved their hair and make up.  I found he should have explained slightly more clear to the Mothers that he was putting false eyelashes etc. because they were a bit caught off guard when all was finished.  I was quite happy with my hair in makeup with some slight direction that I gave him.  In the end we all looked AMAZING and beautiful.    Eder was our photographer, FANTASTIC, I would absolutely reccomend him to anyone. The photo's were breathtaking, like absolutely amazing.  We got him to come around 3 and take our wedding group pictures before the wedding as the sun went down quickly right after ceremony. I am very glad we did this as it allowed us to not rush between the ceremony and dinner.  Eder is such an amazing artist.  I would highly reccomend doing the "Trash The Dress Shoot" we did it the day after all of our guests left. It was SO much fun and we got amazing pictures some of my favourites.  I can't tell you enough how amazing Eder was, friendly, artistic, fantastic.  When we got our pictures we were jumping off the roof with excitement and everything we had hoped for came true in the pictures and more!    Another thing I would highly reccomend is getting the videographer, she was amazing.  This day goes so fast girls, everyone tells you but its hard to really comprehend until you lay down in bed that night.  Everything was somewhat of a blur, it all went so smoothly and fabulously but by the end you sort of forget certain things that happened.  The video was literally like a movie, everyone that we have showed it to says its just like a movie, she did an amazing job editing and making a great long video with everything included.  The photographers nad video people do a great job of blending in, no body realized we got a videographer even! When we got out wedding video a couple months later, we watched it and cried with excitement, it was such a beautiful reminder and had so much included it was the closest we could come to reliving this amazing day.    Back to my day, we got pictures before with the groomsmen etc.  We then got ready for the ceremony, I cant explain how every little detail i asked for was included, I literally didnt have to stress about anything, everything was done every detail on the chairs, my flowers were breathtaking. All the decor and flowers were gorgeous.  I kept mine at the hotel for 5 days after in a vase!! I would HIGHLY reccomend  the parrot to bring the rings, it was such an amazing sight and surprise for everyone.  It was expensive but worth every penny, I have friends of friends that have mentioned this to me as huge highlight of the day. Blanca did a great job the entire night being quiet and subtle but keeping everything on time and organized. She was an absolute pleasure to work with.  The ceremony was absolutely gorgeous.  I cant tell you how many weddings we watched while staying at Dreams Villa Magna, not to be arrogant, but our wedding was literally 100000000 times better in so many ways. There was no one watching in their bathing suits, the ceremony was right on the beach in a secluded private area.  We have 73 guests attend our wedding (so a ton!!) and Literally everyone gave us heck as now all of their daughters would expect this spectacular of a wedding.  This place was just magical.  We finished our ceremony and everyone has some light snacks that the servers walked around with.  The service was absolutely outstanding, people with children got waited on great all night even while being tucked in the corner with sleeping babies!  The dinner is fabulous, we dream about the dinner still, they are willing to do almost anything you ask for.  The dinner was literally the best meal we have had in Mexico, and probably one of the top 3 in our entire life! Everyone was able to get served well with plenty of drinks and food.  After we finished dinner we had speeches, the videographer got hese all on tape.  It was so beautiful with the waves in the background. Once the dinner was over we headed out for the cake cutting.  Our cake was far more amazing than I had expected.  Gorgeous, the exact color I asked for.  Just a warning the cake is delicious and the icing is too, but it died out teeth, hehe, it was not a problem but definitely glad we didnt moosh it in each others face! Our teeth vert teal but it was fun!    Now the party was begging, we had the first dance etc, fire dancers around 9:30pm.  We had such a fun time, then the next surprise came FIRE DANCERS!! It was another MUST.  It was so much fun and everyones faces were priceless.  This is obviously one of the only types of weddings this is perfect for.  Such a great idea!! Then we started the party on the dance floor. the DJ was fabulous all day (form ceremony until the docking).  He played great music, it was another thing people talked about what that the music was perfect, I am not a dancer by any means (I hate it actually!) I spent literally the entire night on the dance floor, it was packed all night. We had our garter toss, bouquet toss etc. Blanca later kindly reminded us of our Sky Lanterns, I got custom ones made and brought them down.  This was another highlight that I can say is one of those things that will stick with everyone for a lifetime.  It was so magical with the music and everyone letting them go up in the air. Breathtaking sight. Then it was ready to pack up. Another important thing is we paid for the extra hour. It was worth it, we wouldnt have been able to fit everything in without it.  Even with it time flew, we were sad when it was time to leave because I am sure we could have spent another 2 hours dancing.     I am not sure if I am forgetting anything, like I told you, this day becomes a blur with how exciting and magical it is.  I think I got most of the information in there. Again, the service is outstanding. I can't stress how everyone should have this wedding, we are already talking about how excited we are for someone else to get married there or to do a vow renewal some day.  This was the most magical day and I can guarantee you, if you do a "resort beach wedding" you will definitely not get this type of memory.  Blanca and her team were amazing.  The service was outstanding. I might sound emotional writing this review its because I am haha. I am usually not a dramatic person but Las Caletas was my perfect wedding and I truly feel others should feel as great about their wedding as we do. This team is amazing, not many places offer this kind of memory for us and all of our guests. Months later I still have guests call and thanking us for how amazing this wedding was and why we should do it all over again.  I heard several times that it felt like it was out of a movie and magical.  Please have your wedding here, you will not be disappointed.    To Sum It Up: It is well worth every penny, id pay it over and over if I had to.  Get the top photo package Get the Videographer Get Fire Dancers Get The Parrot  Get The Extra Time Send Blanca Images (I found it was the easiest way to explain what I wanted) dont panic if it takes a few weeks to get back to you she is so busy working hard on every brides wedding.   Go To Las Caletas it was not even comparable to any other away wedding we have been to.   Outstanding Service Magical Day!!!      Thank you Blanca and team!!!! We loved our wedding and cant wait to come back for a renewal.....you might have to expect 73 guests as everyone wants to come back with us haha! Best day of our life.  
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