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Dayi and Lenny's Wedding on Norwegian Sun - Review and pictures

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#1 dayisun

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    Posted 06 May 2008 - 12:17 AM

    My Beautiful daughter, Dayi and her now husband Lenny, celebrated Their wedding on board the Norwegian Sun on April 19th, 2008. It was fantastic! The people at The Wedding Experience did a great job, and made sure everything was taken care of down to the smallest details!

    We had a total of 150 guests, 128 sailed with us and the rest atended the Ceremony and then disembarked. Needless to say the WC had their hands full getting all of us on board. Normally Cruise Ship Weddings are limited to about 25 guests, but since most of ours sailed, we were able to get an exception with NCL. The Wedding Experience did charge for one additional Wedding Coordinator for each 25 guests at $150 each - but they earned their money with our large group.

    We had Priority Boarding at the Port of Miami, which meant we got to board the ship at 11:00 am (two hours before the official boarding time of 1:00pm) Sailing guests were given their room keys and were able to drop off their carry-on luggage. Non-sailing guests were escorted to the Observation Lounge, located at the front of the ship, while the Bride was taken to her Suite where she got dressed. The actual Ceremony took place at 12:30 and was performed by an officiant included in the package. He did a very nice job, keeping the ceremony short, but nor rushed, and even including a prayer as requested by the Bride and Groom.

    After the ceremony we had a Cocktail Reception, which included a champange toast, cutting of the lovely cakes (there was a white Strawberry-Rum-Cream cake, and an all chocolate groom's cake). The DJ played music for the Couples first dance, the Bride-Father and Groom-Mother dances. Music continued to be played during the entire Reception Hour, and some guests enjoyed a couple of dances. We had use of the Observation Lounge officially until 1:45 pm, but many of us stayed there until the ship actually sailed. The included photographer took pictures for about 1 hour.

    Non-sailing guests had to disembark by 2:45, but were not rushed to do so. The Wedding Experience personnel were very helpful in getting everyone informed of what to expect.

    After the cocktail hour the sailing guests were free to enjoy the ship's facilities, and many gathered by the pool where they enjoyed music and dancing with the Bride and Groom until 5:30 pm when we all met at one of the Ship's main Restaurants for the official Wedding Dinner. A full 4 course meal was served, with one of the dessert options being the Wedding Cake, enjoyed by all. Dinner was the last official wedding activity, but the party continued until 3:00 am at the various clubs and disco!

    All in all we have nothing but praise for The Wedding Experience Coordinators and the NCL Sun's staff. Our guests keep comenting what a wonderful idea it was to have the wedding on board a Cruise Ship!

    My Daughter Dayi and her new husband Lenny were very happy too!

    Amy - Dayisun's Proud mother.
    Dayi and Me - the Very Proud Mother
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    Dayi and Lenny Sailing off
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    Toasting with the Cake
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    Thank you all at this forum for all the great information you so generously share.

    Good luck to all!
    Proud Mother of the Bride

    #2 nikkianddean

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      Posted 06 May 2008 - 12:21 AM

      Beautiful pictures and bride!!! You must be so happy for your daughter and new son - congratulations!!!

      Mr. & Mrs. C
      February 14, 2009

      #3 alex

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        Posted 06 May 2008 - 12:27 AM

        Sounds like everything went perfectly!! Your daughter is beautiful!

        #4 Sandra E.

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          Posted 06 May 2008 - 12:39 AM

          Beautiful pictures! 150 people! wow that's a large group, I'm glad everything went well.

          #5 JennyK

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            Posted 06 May 2008 - 09:46 AM

            aww the pics are beautiful :)

            #6 starchild



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              Posted 06 May 2008 - 09:48 AM

              Yay! Gorgeous daughter, sounds and looks like a great wedding :)

              #7 Tamster808

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                Posted 06 May 2008 - 06:53 PM

                Thanks for the review. There are not many cruise brides here. I am getting married on Monarch of the Seas in Port Canaveral April 17. I am so worried about the timing of everything. Plus, I have heard horror story about the wedding experience. Did you guys just book an hour reception? That is all I was planning doing but I am afraid that is not enough time.

                #8 Bride010101

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                  Posted 06 May 2008 - 07:31 PM

                  Everything looked beautiful! : )

                  #9 MelanieS

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                    Posted 06 May 2008 - 11:02 PM

                    Congratulations on your daughter's wedding. It sounds like everything went perfectly and the guests had a great time. Would love to see more pictures!

                    #10 angitalia23

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                      Posted 06 May 2008 - 11:04 PM

                      She's beautiful! Congratulations on her marriage!
                      Anthony & Angela
                      19 June 2008

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