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WISCO4..I'm back and I'm married!

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#1 Wisco4

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    Posted 12 October 2008 - 10:14 PM

    Okay so I've been back since last Tuesday, and I know I haven't been on here all that much in the last 6 months or so but I thought I could share some of my reviews.

    So where to begin!?

    Ceremony and reception: Sunset da Mona Lisa A+
    Our wedding was unbelievable! I cannot get over how perfect everything was from the food, to the view, to the service...everything was wonderful. We originally worked with Emma from SML to set everything up but she wasn't there the day of so I don't know if maybe she isn't with them anymore or what? But Peter, the event manager, took great care of us..he even drove us down to the beach for pictures! Getting everything set up with them was fairly easy but mostly because our WC did the negotiating. The food was so good, we had guests telling us all night how great the steak was. We also had the spicy spaghetti and jumbo shrimp and the pasta with broccoli, tomato sauce and lemon zest as options. All were very good. The waiters and bartenders were very attentive. At one point I went up to the bar for a glass of champagne and the bartender gave me the whole bottle and a chilled glass! Also, we had originally been told by Emma that our 'buy out' meant everything outdoors, but the indoor dining room would still be in use by regular customers. That wasn't the case, thankfully. They had the indoor, air-conditioned room open for us. It was so nice to freshen up in there before walking down the aisle. Not to mention all the bridesmaids kept their totes in there the entire night without having to worry about it and it was a haven for those guest looking to cool down. There is so much more to say about this beautiful venue but I'll have to let the pictures do the talking. I'll post those as I get them.

    Wedding Coordinator: Amy Abbott from FLC A++
    Amy from Fiesta Los Cabos was our coordinator and she was GOD SENT! Seriously, she is the most attentive, sweet and creative person I know. She took my vision and made it happen..above and beyond what I could've even imagined. She and her assistants were so on top of everything, we could never have done it without them. From the moment she met us in the lobby of our hotel back in September of '07 to take us on site visits to queing the fireworks guy via cell phone to start when we kissed, to helping me into the taxi at the end of the night...she was there. Her assistant even brought all of our stuff (extra programs, sand ceremony stuff, my gown..) to the resort and it was in the room when we got back from the wedding! Amazing that's all I can say. Well worth the $$!!!!

    Flowers: The Flower Cart A
    The only reason they didn't get a + is because my bridesmaid bouquets were supposed to have blue and green hydrangeas as well as green cymbidiums but they were only all green flowers. I was a little bummed because my groomsmens shirts were blue but everything was still beautiful and my bouquet was perfect. They also provided huge floral arrangements on either side of our 'alter' and hydrangeas flanked our aisle and ceremony area and they were great.

    Resort: Riu Palace and Riu Santa Fe A
    We offered our guests the option of staying at either of the two Riu resorts so that more folks would be able to afford the trip. If I had it to do again, I would've had everyone stay at one place. The Santa Fe was very nice and there wasn't much difference between there and the Palace in my opinion. In fact, the rooms at the Santa Fe were much newer and cleaner with more updated decor. We spent a lot of time at the Santa Fe including throwing a welcome party at La Mision (the mexican restaurant's terrace). I had a heck of a time trying to get in touch with someone in the groups department when I was in the states but I finally found Juventino Ramos. He works at the Palace and he rocks. Once there, he met us at the front desk upon check in and was there for us (as well as the groups manager, Victor) for the rest of the trip. They made sure that our WC and photographer got into the resort without any hassle. They orchestrated the distribution of our welcome bags between both resorts. They set up our welcome party AND brought in my husbands favorite beer (XX) even though they don't serve it at the resort normally. And they made sure we were happy, that's the most important thing. Not to mention, the resort is beautiful! We stayed in the jacuzzi suite, which had not only a jacuzzi tub in the room, but a second story open-air hottub on a 360 view terrace! We had the BEST view of lands end...so romantic

    more to come....

    #2 SAM

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      Posted 12 October 2008 - 10:18 PM

      Welcome Back and Congratulations. I'm looking forward to see the wedding photos.

      #3 Wisco4

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        Posted 13 October 2008 - 10:55 AM

        Thanks! I'm starting to get pics back from guests that were snapping away and I'm so frustrated that their aren't any good ones of me and my hubby both looking at the camera as of yet..but I'm sure Juan Carlos got some!

        #4 boscobel

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          Posted 13 October 2008 - 11:00 AM

          Welcome back! I can't wait to see some photos.

          #5 DanielleNDerek

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            Posted 13 October 2008 - 11:02 AM

            I'm sure Juan will have a ton of great pics of you and your hubby. Congratulations!
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            #6 TATrisha


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            Posted 13 October 2008 - 11:04 AM

            Welcome back!!! i'm so glad to hear that the wedding went perfectly! I can't wait to see your photos, I'm sure they are amazing!!


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            #7 syl1115

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              Posted 13 October 2008 - 11:08 AM

              Welcome back. Can't wait to see the pics. Juan Carlos does a great job.

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              #8 Jen_S

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                Posted 13 October 2008 - 11:09 AM

                CONGRATS!! Welcome back!
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                #9 kevsgirl

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                  Posted 13 October 2008 - 11:22 AM

                  Welcome back! Happy to hear that your WD was so perfect I can't wait to se the pictures!!! How long do you have to wait for your professional pics from JC?

                  #10 Wisco4

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                    Posted 13 October 2008 - 11:37 AM

                    Originally Posted by kevsgirl
                    Welcome back! Happy to hear that your WD was so perfect I can't wait to se the pictures!!! How long do you have to wait for your professional pics from JC?
                    Not sure. I knew going in that he likes to take his time, plus he's extremely busy. Might be a nice Christmas present..

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