Just got back today from the Palladium!! Our wedding was everything we ever imagined...so rest your minds. Carolina is AMAZING and she will take very good care of you.
To start....I had 52 guests and upon arrival we found out that we had all been upgraded to the RST section.Sounds great doesn't it! Well it was for most of us but for the 3 families that had children under 18 not so much! They weren't able to get the upgrade and their rooms were not nearly as nice on the Palace side. After 2 days of me going to the reception desk they were all moved to ocean front loft rooms and they were happy and so the party began. Our rooom was a swim up room and it was breath-taking. Everyone loved their RST rooms and I think it will be hard to match them in the near future. My group was not put in all of the same area, we were spread out all over the place but it ended up being fine. I was in the newer section with the swim up room and so were some of my guests but others were closer to the beach with very nice rooms as well but they had a 1 minute walk to the beach and main pool where we had to walk about 5 minutes or so..no big issue with that!
I had my hair done at the Spa...looked amazing. It was exactly like I wanted. The cost was 120.00 and well worth it!
My wedding was set to happen at 2 o'clock but when we had our meeting with Carolina she informed me that it changed to 4. I was very happy with that. We were also told that La Uva was under renovations and closed to the public but they opened it just for us on the night of our wedding. So we ended up having a private reception at no extra cost. For our dinner we had cesaer salad, beef medallions and the chocolate brownie. It was awesome but if you have people that like their meat well done you may want to speak to someone ahead of time because it was done medium. Also the cesaer salad had anchovies on it just an FYI.
The wedding cake was also very good but I brought ribbon and flowers to add to it which made a big difference. I also brought decorations (candle holders, place card holders, crystal accents) and Carolina decorated beautifully.
My photographer was Michael Weiler and he was so worth the 1200. He shot the wedding and then picked us up a few days later and did a private shoot on a private beach. I can't stop looking at my photos. We are thrilled with his work.
We also had Pastor Rick York do our ceremony along with the judge. It ended up being 2 small ceremonies but I am so glad we did it that way. Pastor York made it feel a little more like a wedding ceremony which also included the sand ceremony. His cost was 300 and again worth it to us.
I know I am all over the place here but I am still exhausted and need sleep.
If anyone has any questions feel free to ask. I will hopefully have a chance to add some pics and more info shortly.