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!!!