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About shmanderz

  • Birthday 04/21/1986

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    Airdrie, Alberta

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  • Wedding Date
    May 09, 2014
  • Wedding Location
    Beach Palace Cancun
  1. I found a pic that sort of shows the table they had the cake on for us. We were laughing because the cake wasnt cutting and the fondant was just pressing down under the knife. It was pretty funny.
  2. Finally got some of our photos back and I couldnt be happier. Thank you to Del Sol for capturing the day perfectly
  3. The cake was on tall small square table that had wheels and they rolled it out to the center area when the cake was being cut. As for the table layout, I was told they only had round tables by the coordinator but I asked Mario, my on-site planner about the Imperial table set up (1 long table) and he was able to confirm it for us and we had it for the welcome dinner on the palenque terrace. When I was planning, my Palace Resorts wedding coordinator was not much help at all and took forever to get back to me but as soon as I was put in contact with Mario my on-site planner who was actually
  4. I just used the cake with the complimentary package. We chose the marble cake option with fondant icing...and you know what? It was so delicious. Fondant usually is really nasty but this version of it was so awesome. All the guests were raving about the cake! The fondant was rolled nicely on it and it looked super cute with our flowers and cake topper. The only thing I would change was for them to leave off the icing decoration detail they added to the sides. In the heat and humidity the side icing detail slid down and looked really bad in photos but honestly at the time I didnt even no
  5. The Sky Deck is where the ceremony is held and it is accessed by a staircase located on the rooftop Sky Terrace pool area. The Sky Deck for the ceremony is completely private and has amazing 360 degree views of the ocean. Now as for the The Rooftop Sky Terraces, they split into two areas: The north pool is open to the public all day and night while the other south rooftop pool area is used for events. We had our cocktail hour on the ocean side of the south pool and then moved over to the lagoon side of the pool for the dinner. The dance floor was in the middle area between the two spaces.
  6. Hi ladies, I got some of my photos back from Del Sol and I thought I would share! It took about 8 weeks but it was definitely worth the wait. The photos turned out amazing!! The USB drive with all the other photos is being couriered this week so I am excited to see all the rest. Sol and Jorge were our photographers and they were so great. I would highly reccomend Del Sol when choosing a photographer. They are a little more expensive but I am so happy we decided to splurge on the photographs because my memory of the day is not very good due to excitement and adrenaline and Del Sol was a
  7. PM me and I will give you his email address. I dont want to post his email in a public forum for spam reasons As for the reception, once 10:00 came around they basically just started packing stuff away. Mario said they had to shut everything down. Maybe if you pre arrange for the extra time they extend it. We only had arranged to extend it 2 hours (Originally the 2 hours reception was from 6:00-8:00 and we extended it until 10:00)
  8. Hello! I have finally found time to write this review. It has been a whirlwind month and I can’t believe after over a year of planning the wedding has now come and gone! It has been so much fun planning and yes at times very stressful, but I am just thrilled with how it all turned out and I wouldn’t have changed a thing. So…let start from the begging: Basics: Travel/Flights/Hotel Transfers, etc: We had 27 guests and we all booked through a travel agent which made things very easy! I would highly recommend this. For anyone in Canada, we used Tricia at Marlin Travel in Calgary and we
  9. It was always Sol when ordering beer by the pool, beach, or rooftop bars. They also had cans of Sol, Coors and Dos Equis in the mini bar fridge in the room.
  10. @@NicoleLV Good choice. The hotel salon actually did a really nice job of all our hair styles. Just be sure to bring photos of what you want. I was really happy with how mine turned out and using the resort credit was great. My makeup wasnt amazing but i was able to fix a few things about it and I liked the result. I would definitely recommend booking your appointment early in the day to give yourself tons of time. I was in there at 12:00pm for hair and makeup and I didnt get back to my room until 2:45!!! I was getting so stressed because the photographer was arriving at 3:00 and I had w
  11. Yup we rented them from Zuniga! We had to pay the two set up fees due to it being two seperate events on different days but I am sure you could negotiate the price. Everything has wiggleroom in mexico We got JSAV to knock off the $150 AV specialist charge for the sound system at the welcome party since it was just a basic set up for our guitar player but they ended up sending someone anyway to run the system at no charge which was cool. We added the sound system three days before we departed so it was awesome of them to give us such a great price with a last minute booking too
  12. Hello!!! We are back home after an amazing honeymoon and the wedding week was absolutely perfect. Our guests are still talking about how it was the most memorable wedding they have ever been to. The welcome party was also so much fun and in such a beautiful location. Beach Palace did a fantastic job and I would not change a thing, it was perfect, I am working on a HUGE review right now but I just wanted to say hi and to post a few pics that have been trickeling in from friends and photos I took of the hotel. Our professional shots are not back yet but will also post those soon
  13. Here are some photos from our wedding week at Beach Palace duirng May 7-14, 2014. Professional photos from Del Sol Photography coming soon :)
  14. Oh my gosh, 19 hours and 15 minutes until we leave for the airport!!! (Not that I am counting or anything! lol). We have to be at the airport at 4:00am which is crazy but we have a direct flight so we land in Cancun in the early afternoon which is awesome These last few days have been pretty stressful and I am SO ready to get to Mexico. I had some last minute changes and my wedding planner has been pretty slow responding which was really frustrating but he got back to me today and apologized and said they have been super busy with weddings. He sent me the all-inclusive package wine lists
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