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Alright girls.....I'll try to post some pics tomorrow, I've been uploading all day and I think my husband wants a little computer time, haha!

 

So the Royal is frickin' amazing. Like, if it were a woman it would be a supermodel! LOL, lame but wow, I was so impressed, as were all of my guests. We had 33 guests and 2 stayed at the Gran. It wasn't a problem at all though, and everything with them coming over worked out great.

 

We received the room upgrade on the 3rd night (Luxury package) and had an ocean front. All of the rooms were wonderful so this wasn't a huge deal. I was so happy about everything that they probably could have stuck me in a basement and I would have been happy.

 

The night before dinner at Maria Maria's actually turned out amazing. We had a miscommunication and they never booked us! But the manager worked with us and we arranged tables and everyone was happy and content. We were in our own area and ordered off the menu, it worked out perfectly! We sat outside at the Cigar bar afterwards, smoked some cigars and did our drinking. Oh, I got all of our guests bubba kegs and they were a HUGE hit!!!!

 

I had Fernando and gang do my hair/make-up and my bridesmaids and mother's as well. Okay, Fernando was AMAZING! He was so fun and funny and numerous times had to stop what he was doing to bend over in laughter. One of my bridesmaids wasn't thrilled with her hair so they redid it no problem. I couldn't be happier, they did everything just how I asked, and better! A+++++++++++. PM me if you're considering them.

 

Ivan Luckie did our TTD and our wedding. Ivan is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G and so great to work with. His wife assists him and she is adorable and probably the sweetest person ever. Our TTD was challenging, since it was SOOOOO bright out and my FI (husband now I guess) has really sensitive eyes. Ivan made everything happen. My dress kept filling up with water while we were in the ocean and also kept coming undone (that's what I get for getting a cheap knockoff), and Ivan was so patient. On our drive back to the Royal I fell asleep, I was exhausted! On wedding day Ivan and his wife captured every moment I wanted! I haven't seen the pictures yet but he did show me a few on his camera and they were incredible. Plus he had to put up with all of us girls in my room for about 4 hours. He stayed through the reception and was wonderful. I couldn't be happier and would recommend Ivan to anyone looking for a photographer. PM me and I'll gladly give you his info. A+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++!!!!! I am so looking forward to the pictures!

 

Lili, my wedding coordinator was AMAZING. She is so caring and takes a personal interest. My mom gave her so much crap to put out on the tables, as did I, and she did it above and beyond. She even went to Wal-Mart for us. I can't say enough about her. She's adorable and sweet and I just love her. If you get Lili feel lucky because she will be like a bridesmaid for you. 

 

Um, the cake was awesome. I think I ate 1/2 of it. Gross. I think I gained back all the weight I lost, lol.

 

I saw 2 forum brides! We walked from our room to the beach, which involved going through the pool area. Everyone stopped and started clapping and cheering and hollaring for us (all positive things). I had goosebumps, it was such an amazing moment. I felt like a princess!!!!

 

There were onlookers at the wedding but I didn't even care. Everything was perfect!! Crap I want to write more but hubby wants the computer. 

 

Ask me anything you need!!!

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Congrats RunningBride!!!! So glad everything was above and beyond what you expected! Cannot wait to see your pics!! we booked Ivan for our wedding and we just LOVE him! Sounds like you had an amazing time! yay!

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Nikki everything looked amazing!!! especially you :) How was the ceremony? You did a legal one right? Did they let you change it at all or did you do it by the book? Did the minister/judge speak good english?

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Here we are! Jess, yes! We did legal and to tell you the truth I don't really remember much! We were going to do a sand ceremony and add something else in, but the day before Kenny bashed his head when we were swimming in a cenote so we spent the morning before the wedding in the hospital. So we didn't get to a few things we were planning on. Oh well, it all worked out.

 

Oh, we ha the Mexican trio at the cocktail reception and they were great! I didn't have any appetizers but heard they were good. We had a violinist playing during the wedding, and they let us choose the music we wanted. 

 

We didn't get an extra hour at the reception but I wish we would have. We didn't have a DJ, just used an iPod but have no complaints The wooden dance floor the resort provided was great. Ah, the food at the reception was AMAZING! 

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OMG RunningBride! You looked absolutely stunning!! WOW!!! I Cannot wait to see your professional pictures from Ivan! OMG

 

We are planning on just using their sound system with our ipod too! Was the music loud enough?

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Congratulations RunningBride!  You look beautiful!  I love the hubby's gray suit.  I cannot decide what color I want the FI to be in.  I am also glad to hear that everything went well, even with a last minute trip to Walmart.  That is awesome.  I do have a few decorations for our Guest Book table and such and I was wondering if the Coordinators did it all for you with no problem, or if you had to get someone in your party to do it for you.  Sounds like your WC took care of it.  Also I was wondering if you bring your own chair sashes do they put them on for you for free?  They are $3.00 a chair.  I know it's only saving $60, but hey $60 is $60.  I just didn't want to go through the trouble to get them on my own and then they charge me anyway to put them on.  Let me know if anyone has done this!

 

Thanks!

 

Kayla

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Congratulations RunningBride!!  You look amazing!  I love the hubby's grey suit.  I still cannot decide between tan, black or grey for the fiance.  I am glad to hear everything went well, even with a last minute trip to Walmart.  I am suprised your WC did that, that's awesome!  I too have quite a few decorations that I want on the Guest Book table and I have a whole suitcase full of Flip Flops we will put on a table.  So you just gave the WC everything and she put it all out?  I was hoping I didnt have to get someone in my family to put it all out, but it sounds like your WC took care of everything. 

 

I also have a question about sashes if anyone has brought their own.  I know the Royal will provide them for 3.00 a chair but I can get them for .89 a peice.  Has anyone brought their own?  Did the WC put them out for you for free or do they charge a set up fee.  I know its not savingf that much but every bit helps.

 

Thanks!

 

<3 Kayla

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