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So we got married at the Iberostar rose hall beach.
I'm not going to lie but I was a little worried before we got there about weather or no the wedding coordinator and I where on the same page with everything. Its kinda hard to tell before you leave because she sometimes gives you vague answers and your kinda unsure if she's getting your vision. When you get there and meet with her you understand why though. The wedding Coordinator is extremely busy. She had a wedding almost every single day that we were there and was meeting with the couples for the next day the day before their weddings.
So we arrived on the Saturday and Santena (wedding Coordinator) met us at the front desk. She greeted us with big hugs and was really nice. She set up an appointment for us to meet with her the next day at 10 am. We went over everything for the wedding and she was on the same page with me about everything. She double checks everything over the Final details sheet o make sure that we where truly on the same page. She set up the rehearsal for the next day(Monday) . The next day we did the complete run through of the wedding and she gave the groomsmen a time to be there and let us know when she would be coming to get us for the wedding the following day.
We had our rehearsal dinner at the Japanesse Restaurant and it was amazing. So much fun and interactive for our guest and we had blast. We then went to the court yard for drinks. We did not pay to have a cocktail hour cause we figured we would just get together and have some drinks. we then split up and the boys went to the cigar bar and the ladies went to the disco. IT was a good day before the wedding night.
The day of the wedding. All us ladys got our hair done at the spa. They did a great job! I loved my hair. I showed them a picture of what I wanted and they did perfectly! they didn't need much direction and did a great job. They are pros they do a ton of weddings every year so I wouldn't worry about using the salon for hair and make up! they did an amazing job and all 5 girls where happy! WE got back to our room and ordered some room service and let them know tat we needed it quick before the wedding. The pizza we ordered got to our room in about 20 minutes which is pretty darn good if u asked me. Our Photographer showed up (Brian Nejedly www.briandesign.com). We took some pre pictures in the room. Santena Called twice throughout the day to make sure that we where on time and that everything with getting ready was going smoothly. I also decided last minute that I wanted a flower for my hair and she got one for me. She kept on top of the boys to make sure they where ready and down at the beach by 330 (our wedding was at 4) because I had mentioned to her that the boys are always late. Her team did a great job setting up. I had brought blue chair ties from home for all the chairs and we had purchased flowers for the huppah (well worth it in my opinion). I had given the DJ a list of songs for our wedding on CD and had made a list of the songs to be played for when. For my husband and his parents walking down the isle followed by my mum and cousin- Mammas song by carried underwood ...for the bridesmaids - somewhere over the rainbow ,...and for me a thousand years - Christinea perri (instrumental) The DJ did a perfect job with these song. The Wedding Ceremony started right on time. The ceremony was quick and easy just like we wanted it. The only thing I will say is you wan't to say the " I dos" tell them before hand. We didn't specify anything just said we wanted not religious ceremony and as short as possible and then my husband was kinda upset there was no "I do" it was something else I cant remember. We then took pictures with everyone and then had them leave so we could take picture together. Santena and her people stayed around the wedding making sure no passed through our wedding. This was something we where worried about and not to worry they do not let a single soul near your wedding. They make them go around if the are trying to get somewhere else and stop them from interfering
Brian Nejedly was an awesome photographer and I would recommend him to anyone! He takes the most amazing pictures and works amazing with the lighting! He was so nice and down to earth and did everything to make sure that we had amazing picture! He didn't get in the way during the ceremony as often photographers do and worked with our videographer to make sure our wedding was capture beautifully. Our pictures turned out amazing and we couldn't be happier with them! On top of all that he was a really really nice guy!
We had a private Reception at the Cajun Restaurant and it was amazing. I was a little worried at first because I though the food would be spicy but it wasn't. The Coconut shrimp form the appetizer buffet was AMAZING! The lobster bisc was also amazing and the steak and double stuffed potato where to die for. My dress was a little tight by the end of the night. We hired a DJ from the very beginning to end and gave him a play list to play for the wedding party entrance, the dinner music and dancing music. He did an incredible job and mixed our music really well. Santena was there the whole night and really helped our MC keep the night going. She made sure everything was moving and he way we wanted it. We had only brought table runners from home and little picture frame party favours for everyone. Santena added these cute little centre pieces, table numbers, tea lights and these little blue jewls. She made it look fabulous. We had an amazing time! we paid for open bar for two hours and they let us start the open bar early (I don't know if they do that for everyone but our guest asked for shots right away and they gave them to them) The only thing that went wrong all day was one of the songs for the dinner I forgot to put (acustic) beside it so it was really hard rock but no big deal there. Everything went off with out a hitch and we had the most amazing wedding I couldn't have asked for anything more!
WE then finished the night by going to the disco. There was another bride there that was not to happy to see us show up because she wanted to be the only bride. I thought that attitude was ridiculous and to all the brides there just have fun with the other wedding if there's another one at the disco that night cause u most likely wont be the only bride!)
The resort was amazing! The beach resort is definitely the party resort so if you have a lot of children coming I would suggest the suites. I was so happy with our decision to go to the beach instead of the suites because the week after we went to the grand and decided to check out the suites and there was a lot of children.
All in all it was an amazing experience and I loved every minute of it!