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About SparkyM

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    Throwing an amazing Wedding fiesta & adventure in Mexico with family & loved ones! Scuba, snorkeling, swimming with the dolphins, dancing, entertainment.

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  • Wedding Date
    April 09, 2016
  • Wedding Location
    Riviera Maya, Mexico
  1. @MichelleFawn CONGRATS ON YOUR UPCOMING WEDDING!! We'll be right ahead of you :-) We're getting married at the Ocean Coral & Turquesa in March 2017. Listen, I TOTALLY 1000% get your concern about sending money randomly down there... in hopes that the photographer/company doesn't A)fail is a scam or C)leaves town with your cash. Totally understandable. I definitely had a similar concern. So this is what I'll say about it.... TRUST and VERIFY Trust your instincts and Verify their credibility. My fiancé and I went down this past April to check out the place, but also w
  2. Welcome Savanaray! Sorry to hear you're in a pickle with choosing the best venue for the wedding. I second everything that Moments that Matter said, and would add one tiny reminder. It's YOUR Wedding!!! Everyone is going to have an opinion about it all. The important thing is that you do what your heart wants and the people who really matter will figure out a way to be there! Plus you're giving them plenty of time to save, plan and budget for it! Good luck & all the best! Happy collaborating and planning ???? Also I'm originally from Breckenridge. If you do end up having it in Col
  3. #thingsIknowNowandWishIhadKnownBefore :-( I'm NOW working with Babs so I know all will be well. We got leads on 2 properties today. Fingers crossed.... THANK YOU SO MUCH @@TammyWright for creating this Brilliant site!!! I only wish I had found it sooner. Thank you Joyce at @@dreamweddings ! I'm working with Babs NOW so fingers crossed it all works out in the end. In the meantime, cheers to beers & wine-ing :-) p.s. LOVE your website and your amazing 'energy' & intention! Totally shines through your site. It's evident that you're all about Love & Contribution
  4. Today felt like a horrible nightmare that I keep hoping I'm going to wake up from. We've had our wedding booked for April 9th at the Ocean Coral & Turquesa for past last 4 months. We've been beyond excited.. created cool website with pics... printed invites & save the dates.. Just really fell in love with the property (sans seaweed issues :-) But found out today that the travel agent we've been working with didn't hold the rooms (and didn't inform us on how important and urgent it was to put them on hold) and now the entire hotel is full. No Vacancy. Sold out until the day a
  5. FANTASTIC!!!! They look amazing @@autjo :-) I'm super, jaw-droppingly impressed right now. I was going to try to hire a company in Mexico to do them for me but after seeing yours... may reconsider. Would you mind sharing where you ordered the marachas from and what kind of paint(s) you used? And/or stencil?
  6. Thank you so much for your response :-) I'm having a small panic attack because the rooms for our wedding week have suddenly disappeared off ALL discount websites We've got approx 6 rooms already booked and need to book about 40 more!! It sounds like Barbara may have a strong connection with the hotel & distributors; I'll reach out to her. Do you happen to know what time zone she's in? Again, thank you so much for your response... gonna keep on breathing and keeping the faith.... #IthoughtDestinationWeddingsweresupposedtoBeLessStressful LOL! Thanks so much for the costco tip
  7. CONGRATS!!! I'll be sure to loop you in on what I learn after ours :-) And yes, you're comments are Super Helpful! Thank you!! Is Wright travel located in the US? Brilliant @@Christie77! Thank You! Love the lead on "Babs" and the Facebook Groups. You Rock! Occidental is one of the places we're thinking of honeymooning (changing hotels after the wedding and staying an extra week). Would love to hear more about it. And CONGRATS! When's you're date?
  8. Thanks SO MUCH @@jill16!! Super helpful! I promise to pay-it-forward to other Brides :-) Hey OCT Brides! I'm looking for info on Childcare at the hotel. We have a lot of guests bringing their awesome little ones... (4 under 8 months old!!). Would love to hear from you if the hotel allows outside nannies to come in? Or are they staffed to handle a large quantity of toddlers & infants at one time? What are their fees to do so? Any thoughts on this would be Most Helpful & Appreciated :-)
  9. @@jill16 Can you let me know where you ended up getting your sparklers? And how long they were? I too am committed to having this for our wedding in April :-) THANKS SO MUCH!!
  10. I would love to see pics from Samuel Luna. Our wedding is April 2016. Trying to decide if we want to use outside photographer/videographer or the one(s) on site at OC&T. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated :-)
  11. Incredible!! Brilliant Job!!! I know it's been a while since your wedding and this post but I'm curious about 3 things: * The actual items you put in each bag (pics hard to see all the details :-) * The excel "documentation" that was created incase customs tried to stop you and charge you. * The Room key keeper?!? Do you happen to have a link to where you got this and/or what it looks like? I'm JUST getting to the gift bag planning phase of our April 2016 wedding and would LOVE any tips, tricks, ideas you can share about your experience. A #GratefulBridetoBe
  12. I'm a newbie to this forum and have never 'blogged' before (is that even what this is called?!?) Anyway, we're excited to be getting married in April 2016 at Ocean Coral & Turquesa in Riviera Maya! And of course, would like as much info as possible to help guide the way! Any info from former brides, grooms, guests, etc. at the OC&T is warmly welcomed & much appreciated!! Specific current questions are: * Anyone have a travel agent who you love who does/did a great job booking 30-50 rooms at this resort? At a competitive rate? * Several of our guests are brin
  13. Thanks so much for your review ;-) We're heading down there this year for our wedding at the same time you had yours so it's super helpful to know what the 'environment' was like. Did you bring down any personal decorations or have them shipped? We're also thinking about bringing our own photographer for the same reason you did! Would love to see some of your shots, if possible :-) bajashauna@att.net Did you have any children in your party? I'm wondering about childcare and if we can bring outside babysitters onto the property? Just trying to manage how our guests can hav
  14. thanks so much for sharing your experience! I too would love to see pics :-) bajashauna@att.net Did you bring your decorations with you on the plane or have them shipped? How large was your wedding? Also, did you use any of the child care services? Wondering how that works. Can we bring outside babysitters on to the property? Thanks for any info you can provide!
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