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#101 dana612

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    Posted 24 June 2009 - 01:36 PM

    Wow less than a week before we're off to Coyaba to tie the knot! Maida - are you back yet? Hmmm maybe not...it's too nice you didn't want to come home!!! Talk to you ladies soon.
    Dana

    #102 Myda77

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      Posted 25 June 2009 - 12:09 PM

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      Wow less than a week before we're off to Coyaba to tie the knot! Maida - are you back yet? Hmmm maybe not...it's too nice you didn't want to come home!!! Talk to you ladies soon.
      Dana
      I am here I am back! I actually came back 2 weeks ago. I have been gone for a month so just trying to aclimate post wedding. Everything went great! Gabi and Alex are the best! The only snafu was that it rained, so I didn't get to use the beautiful wedding lawn, and ladies that lawn area is gorgeous. We had to set up inside, but I didn't mind, they did a wonderful job. Don't worry about a thing, they take care of everything! I just met with them for about an hour the first day and after that I was on the beach daily. No worries :)

      The ceremony was perfect! The minister was very nice and very amusing. He was great. I wish I had videotaped it.

      We had over 40 people at the resort and 10 offsite guests. Everyone had a blast, and I can't praise Coyaba enough for the service and the atmosphere was perfect! We are trying to go back next year :)

      I hired Sungold photos for the wedding and they were amazing. Paula and Damion were awesome to work with and I can't wait to see the pics!

      I have a few pictures my cousin took with my camera. Sorry I don't have many and none from the reception I will post the pro shots once I get them.

      If you have any questions, let me know I will be happy to answer them.

      Good Luck Dana! You will have a great time!

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      Maida & Tomas
      Circa 2004 - Our first picture together!

      #103 Myda77

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        Posted 25 June 2009 - 12:45 PM

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        Hi Everyone!

        It has been a loooong time since I posted, but I just received an email update about the thread. We were married at Coyaba on May 2nd, and honestly, I couldn't have been happier. To say it was "perfect" doesn't seem genuine...but really, it was PERFECT.

        I wouldn't have changed a thing!

        Here is a link to some of our pictures on our photographers blog. Let me know if you have any questions! If you read Weddingbee, I'm Miss Quiche :) & will be starting my recaps soon!

        Ladies, you will not be disappointed!!

        xoxo,
        Kristin

        Your pictures look amazing! Love them, the photographer did a great job.
        Maida & Tomas
        Circa 2004 - Our first picture together!

        #104 MoBayBride

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          Posted 26 June 2009 - 08:27 AM

          Hi Ladies!! I'm back, married and in LOVE with the Coyaba. Everything was beyond perfect- the resort, the weather, the food, EVERYTHING!! The whole week went by so quickly. Some of our family can be very critical and we heard NO rumblings about anything the whole time. Alex, Gabi and the whole crew- Mr. Green, Gladstone, FitzRoy, Barrington- everyone was fantastic. They even remembered my Mom and I from visiting the year before going as far as remembering where we sat at breakfast. I feel like they were guests along with us since they were at every event.

          What I would do again:
          The Rehearsal Dinner on the beach- they set up tables in the sand and had a buffet table set up down in front of the wedding lawn. The setting was beautiful and the food was perfect!
          Bon Fire: After the Rehearsal Dinner we moved slightly down the beach (if you've been there you know it isn't very large) and they set up a bon fire with a station for Jamaican smores. It was very cool and the guests loved it!
          Welcome Cocktail Hour- great way to saw hello to everyone on the first night. The food again was amazing. We even had a cake brought out for my grandfathers 70th birthday and they made that special as well.
          Tent- we had 55 guests and would have been out of luck if it had rained so we went with the safety of the tent. It was BEAUTIFUL. It didn't even look like a tent from the inside. Luckily it didn't rain but it was still great to have.
          Chokey Taylor- get this band if you can! They were so fun and so good! And, if you are "dragging" a big group to Jamaica you have to give them a great reggae band!
          Sungold- Paula and Damien are amazing. I haven't seen our pictures yet- but if you've met these two they just ooze sugar, they are too sweet and good at what they do!
          Roxroy Gough- If you are looking for a videographer Roxroy was great. Again, we haven't seen the video but he was great and was recommended by Paula and Damien so they worked well together. He even came back for the TTD Shoot we did the next day!

          Little things I'd do again:
          OOT Bags- I put everything in plastic ziplock bags and stapled the guests names to them so all the Coyaba had to do was dump the ziplock into the OOT Bag and add tissue paper. I already had the gift tag attached with ribbon and the names written neatly on the bags and it really worked out.
          Table # Cards with our baby pictures: I put a pic of him and I on each table (the front and back of the card) with the table #s and people loved them and it gave them an excuse to get up and walk around to the other tables.
          Fresh Pineapple Centerpieces- Joanne was worried because the pineapples in Jamaica are not injected with steroids so they aren't as nice and large as the ones in the states but they were perfect size and looked really nice. I had them attach ribbons to them and they were really cute and a lot cheaper then flowers.

          Maida- Congrats and welcome back! I'm so sorry to hear you had rain! Your dress is beautiful on you!!

          If anyone has any questions feel free to email me! vanessa dot capece at gmail.com

          Here are my pics- may take 2 posts.

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          #105 MoBayBride

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            Posted 26 June 2009 - 08:37 AM

            Sorry the pictures are so large I'm not sure how to fix that.... But, here are a few more!

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            I have more if you would like to see something in particular. Also a good tip- I put "Photoshare" cards in everyone's room with log in info for a Snapfish account and people uploaded their pictures. We have about 500 non pro pictures from it!

            #106 gonnabmrsg

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              Posted 15 February 2010 - 06:35 PM

              I'm going to be a Coyabab bride in Sept. and a lot of your reviews were what helped us solidify our decision. Did any of you stay with Coyaba for your honeymoon? For those who didn't where'd you go? We're about to book our trip and we're trying to determine if we're going to stay at Coyaba or venture elsewhere on the island. A lot of our family and friends plan on staying for awhile, so we may escape for a couple of alone time days.




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