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#2551 Mike&Wendy

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    Posted 26 February 2010 - 03:50 PM

    Hi Raykel,

    I didn't bring anything like that for the maids...quite honestly, Mexico is still a poor country but man has it changed in the past years....most of the staff work 8 hour days and they don't seem to be begging for tips....I'm not naive to think that they have a lot but truthfully, they like the same things you and I are interested in....I think they would rather have a blackberry, Gucci sunglasses or my MAC makeup than crayons...they know just as much about what is the good life as we do...Playa Del Carmen shocked me as it has developed so much in the past 7 years....it's so expensive and they live more of a life than we do here...some people anyways...

    PHOTOGRAPHER AT BAHIA PRINCIPE

    Ladies, I just talked to Jose who was my photographer at Bahia Principe Akumal...He was amazing...Im still trying to figure out how to post my pictures on here but anyways, he is available and he said the best way to reach him is

    josephotographer@gmail.com

    I absolutely loved him. We flew down our photographer from Canada and I was very disappointed in their work....Jose took some random shots for free as part of our wedding package and I absolutely LOVED his work...very funky, sexy, vintage, cool....if that's what you're looking for....I'm not a posey pose kind of bride so he captured everything perfectly....fave pic is me laughing and clapping and my new husband bawling....awwwwww....I wish I could post the pics so you could see!!!

    Email me at wendyalana@yahoo.ca if you want me to show you pics.

    #2552 Mike&Wendy

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      Posted 26 February 2010 - 04:09 PM

      PICS:

      I posted some here under Jose Photographer :)

      Michael & Wendy - wedding website by mywedding.com

      #2553 Julie2011

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        Posted 27 February 2010 - 02:50 PM

        Your pics are beautiful Wendy! Im really nervous to use the hotel photographer but this makes me feel much better. It looks like you guys had a great view from your room- What Villa did you stay in? Were your guests able to stay in the same villa or close by?
        Thanks

        #2554 Mike&Wendy

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          Posted 28 February 2010 - 01:36 PM

          Hi there,

          It helps to send an email ahead of time and also to the coordinator and they will always say they cannot promise to accomodate your requests since everyone requests Ocean View...that being said...Villa 65, 66 and 67 are the best ones in Golden...you pay a little more for Golden section but you have your own private check in and check out, your own private lobby so you don't have to wait with everyone, free internet and your own area for buffet if you don't feel like going to the main buffet, plus it's the closest to the beach. All our guests (12 rooms) were in the Golden section of some sort and they gave every one of them an ocean view....they were fantastic...This was our 2nd time at the resort and in my opinion...Villa 66 on the 2nd floor is the best. If you have any more questions, please email me at wendyalana@yahoo.ca as I don't check this often.

          I've made friends with the photographer and the coordinator Eugenia so I would be happy to answer any questions if they don't get back to you quickly.

          Congratulations...you're going to LOVE your destination wedding! :)

          #2555 Sharyn

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            Posted 04 March 2010 - 09:08 PM

            I am just wondering which restaurant you booked/have booked to have your reception at? I am told that there are only 2 choices (not sure which they are) and I am not a seafood lover at all so my choice might be even smaller. Thanks

            #2556 HereFishie

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              Posted 05 March 2010 - 12:34 AM

              Sharyn, your choices will be Fruitos del Mar (Fish) and Dolce Vita (Italian). We went with the Dolce Vita because it has the best choices when it came to everyone liking what we picked... (chicken lol)

              I'm so bummed I missed saying goodbye to Raye before she left...but you know I was thinking about you! I can't wait to see all the pics and hear your review!!

              Welcome back and Congratulations TeNeil! MikeandWendy we were there at the same time as you! I would bet you were even visiting with Eugenia the day that we met with her too! She's wonderful isn't she!?

              We just got our wedding bubbles and the cake topper on Ebay... looks so cute! We love it!!
              Click the image to open in full size.


              Man I've missed you guys and this place....

              #2557 TATrisha

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              Posted 05 March 2010 - 11:13 AM

              Your cake topper is ADORABLE!!!

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              #2558 Sapphire723

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                Posted 06 March 2010 - 12:38 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by HereFishie
                Sharyn, your choices will be Fruitos del Mar (Fish) and Dolce Vita (Italian). We went with the Dolce Vita because it has the best choices when it came to everyone liking what we picked... (chicken lol)
                Wait... the wedding dinner has to be in one of those two restaurants? I thought it could be any one on the resort.

                #2559 HereFishie

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                  Posted 06 March 2010 - 01:50 AM

                  It's where your wedding is being held. So for us, even tho we're staying at the Coba... because we wanted a beach wedding, our dinner has to be at the Akumal restaurants for which there are 2 choices. Each hotel has their own coordinator so you plan your dinner with them for their hotel restaurants. With some exceptions... the fish restaurant is in each hotel property and so is a variation of the italian one. The Gran Tortuga, Tequila... those places are unique to the Tulum property.

                  #2560 midnight24

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                    Posted 06 March 2010 - 02:54 AM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by HereFishie
                    It's where your wedding is being held. So for us, even tho we're staying at the Coba... because we wanted a beach wedding, our dinner has to be at the Akumal restaurants for which there are 2 choices. Each hotel has their own coordinator so you plan your dinner with them for their hotel restaurants. With some exceptions... the fish restaurant is in each hotel property and so is a variation of the italian one. The Gran Tortuga, Tequila... those places are unique to the Tulum property.
                    see that's what is so confusing cuz we are staying at coba and getting married at tulum and we can only eat at coba restaurants.




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