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#501 *tinkertoy*

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    Posted 03 September 2010 - 05:49 PM

    Thanks JRCATON! I wanna see all the pics you have :)


    Ahollo- love it!

    #502 jenlevergood

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      Posted 04 September 2010 - 01:27 PM

      JRCATON, so glad to hear that it's been a great experience so far for you working with Ana.  Can't wait to see your pics too and I would love to see your sand ceremony stuff cause I really want to include that in our ceremony but have been having a hard time finding one that I like that won't be too large to lug down in our luggage.  I asked Ana if they had anything like that available at the resort and she said no.


      Ahollo02, I absolutely love your ceremony, especially the hand blessing. Thanks for posting it.   I have never seen that done before and I think that it's absolutely beautiful  :)  I think that I might have to steal that idea in ours.

      #503 ahollo02

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        Posted 04 September 2010 - 02:14 PM

        jenlevergood - I love that hand blessing! I have never heard of it until I started researching ceremonies.



        So ladies, I found my dress. They had a sample in the store I went to, so I hope it fits when I get it  They would not let me take pics at the bridal shop but she gave me the magazine pic of it. It is very similar to the Maggie dress I was eyeing but this one was only $300!!!



        #504 *tinkertoy*

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          Posted 04 September 2010 - 03:32 PM

          Gorgeous dress ahollo!

          #505 *tinkertoy*

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            Posted 04 September 2010 - 03:34 PM

            Oh for those interested in the hand blessing sayings to incorporate into your ceremonies- google 'hand fasting' you will find tons of amazing things!

            #506 JBean

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              Posted 04 September 2010 - 04:13 PM

              Very romantic dress, Ahollo. 

              Brad & Janine - November 10th, 2011.
              Valentin Imperial Maya, Riviera Maya
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              #507 jglee

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                Posted 12 September 2010 - 04:44 PM

                Hi ladies, I got a price list from the resort's photographer - Blue Lens Caribe - and am posting it here for those of you that are interested.  For those of you that are using an outside vendor, do these prices seem reasonable?








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                #508 ahollo02

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                  Posted 13 September 2010 - 05:22 AM

                  I think those prices look reasonable!

                  #509 ahollo02

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                    Posted 13 September 2010 - 05:23 AM

                    What shoes are you girls wearing?? I'm starting to look.. I want blue flat shoes/sandals for my something blue but havent found the right pair yet.

                    #510 JRCATON

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                      Posted 15 September 2010 - 10:30 AM



                      Here's my review : )


                      The resort:  The Valentin was WONDERFUL.  This place is just great.  From the moment we arrived we were treated like royalty.  The pool is so much fun, the beach is gorgeous and swimmable.  We loved all the restaurants.  This is the best place I have ever been to.  Planning to return ASAP.


                      Our room was a silver suite and it was awesome.  The Jacuzzi tub was such a nice addition to the already over-the-top romantic room.  I took a long bath every evening before dinner.  So relaxing.


                      Champagne, fruit basket, cute animals made out of towels, room service, minibar……I could go on and on.


                      The wedding day:  The day could not have went more smoothly.  The only bump we had was my sister & brother in law’s flight was delayed and they were unable to make the ceremony.  But Ana & Adriana were on their walkie talkies until the second I was to walk down the aisle checking with the front desk to see if they arrived.  They didn’t get there until after 7, so the missed the ceremony but were able to join us for the reception dinner.


                      Our ceremony was performed by Kiko Flores.  He did a beautiful job and incorporated everything I had requested. 


                      They decorated our room beautifully on our wedding night.  There were roses &  petals every where & bride & groom swans made out of towels. 


                      My wedding was perfect : )


                      Wedding Coordinator:  We had Ana as our wedding coordinator.  Everything was perfect.  She had every little detail exactly as we had talked.  It was amazing. 


                      Flowers:  Exactly what we wanted.  They were so beautiful.  We ordered extra flowers for the cake, my mom, BM, MOH, etc.  Everything came exactly as ordered – down to my special request to have the MOH bouquet wrapped in white satin ribbon.


                      Cake:  Over the top gorgeous.  I gave Ana a picture from a bridal magazine of my dream cake and brought her the ribbon from home.  It was perfection, down to the flowers and detailing on the cake  When they brought it out everyone was thrilled.  It was so beautiful.  And it was yummy too!  We chose chocolate.


                      Reception: At the Mexican restaurant and just ordered off the all-inclusive menu.  They waited on us hand and foot & did a great job setting up for the cake.  They even had our champagne flutes waiting for us at the restaurant – which I totally forgot about and never would have missed had they not shown up.


                      Photos by Blue Lens Caribe:  Awesome.  Seriously, some of these photos look like they should be in a brochure advertisement for destination weddings and my gorgeous husband looks like a model in his solo shots.  Perfection.  Ashley and Dennis were our photographers and they were great to work with.  Professional, fun, and the end product is truly outstanding.  The wedding was on Wednesday and they came to the resort on Friday to show us the pictures.  They put together a slide show for us set to music and the songs they chose were our best man’s wedding song and our 1st dance song!  The slide show instantly brought me to tears & was a great addition to our wedding photo package.  We have watched it about 100 times since we got home.  I can’t wait to play it for our guests at our reception next weekend.


                      I didn’t realize how important the wedding photos were until after the wedding.  As a bride, you are so caught up in everything that you miss a lot of the “scenery”.  I am so glad that we had Blue Lens there to capture everything for us. 


                      Lomas Transfers:  There is a special place in hell for the Lomas reps that kept calling our room trying to sell us excursions.  Even though we met with them in person on our 2nd day to tell them we were getting married and would not be leaving the resort, they kept calling………..and calling and calling  They called us on our wedding night (I watched them write down the day we were getting married, so I was doubly offended by this).  They called us at 8:30 am the morning after we got married.  They called us at 8:30 am the day before we left.  I don’t know about y’all but while vacationing we stay up late and sleep late so these early morning calls were definitely NOT appreciated.  Especially on our wedding night.  Seriously?!


                      They were hassling my mother and her friend the whole time they were there also.  The people who used transfers other than Lomas did not have this issue.  They suck.


                      The only good thing I can say about Lomas is that they got us to and from the airport safely & quickly.


                      Continental Airlines:  Best flying I have ever done in my life.  Hands down.


                      Feel confident in your choice to get married at VIM ladies!  You made a great choice.


                      I saw some comments earlier about shoe choices.  I agonized for hours over my shoes and I never even took them out of the box.  My legs were too shaky before the ceremony & the floors at the VIM are all marble and slippery!  I went barefoot at the ceremony (which was planned) and wore white flips from Old Navy the rest of the night.  Oh well, at least they are dyeable : )

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