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Hi I have managed to upload one photo as profile photo - will see what else I can do and if not I will email them to you

My husband (wow that gets some getting used to) is on face book  -if you are let me know and I will get him to search you - he has put all our pictures onto there too!

 

Glad the flameless tea lights work, they did for me and Sarah (we met via Trip Advisor forum) she said hers was ace with them too & is even posting me the ones left back - so I will have a keepsake! She returned on Wed of this week and also wants to go back again - so have no fears you will adore it! It was another bride of last year that advised me (she is Canadian and got them from Costco) - In England I just ordered them off the net!

 

Not sure if I told you but they let us plant a pomegranate tree (think it was cos our wedding was 75 mins late due to flower delay) so we have a plaque with our names and wedding date and a tree to go back and see someday soon - may be you will see it when you go - on way down to beach very close to snorkel hut - Lisa & Shaun 8th April 2011 - may be you could take a picture for me of how it has grown??

 

Let me know if there is anything else you want to know. We did upgrade to Cuban rum legend and has the massages, superior room, etc etc and it was well worth the money. Michel the photographer/camera man is brilliant as is Yaly. Favours do add to your table and make it personal, but Yaly will put flowers on there anyway. You get to pick your spot for the beach BBQ. I had thought they would be far apart, but they are not - you cant hear other party but can see them, so I chose the spot in front of wedding gazebo (nicest spot) - if you tell Yaly in advance she will reserve it for you. 

 

Just look at the sea behind us on our photo in gazebo - just beautiful!

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Your picture is beautiful, wow I can't wait to be there I'm getting all emotionnal just thinking about it! I'm on facebook I think he can find me with my email (if not my name is Valerie Farah in Montreal, Quebec), that would be great to see all the pictures how everything turned out! Cause I tried googling pics of the beach bbq and so far I've only seen 2 or 3.

 

For the lighting I will definetly go to Costco (I'm in Canada) or maybe Wal mart, we'll see what is the cheapest option cause I'm just imagining now all the table filled with beautiful lighting, so I want TONS of them!!!

 

The tree idea is really romantic, I hope my wedding is delayed too (lol!)  it's great that everytime you'll go back you will have the most beautiful souvenir...I'll be happy to take some pictures of the tree, and if I can't find it I'll ask Yaly where it is!!!

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Hi his name is Shaun Irwin - I will get him to contact you via facebook and to upload some pics of the beach bbq too - not sure they are on their yet - may just be day time at moment

 

Have no fears you will love it

 

When is your date, has it been confirmed yet?

 

Glad you like the picture - I cant stop looking at them yet!

 

Lisa

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hi Lisa,

 

I went to see your pictures on Facebook and they're AMAZING!!!! There is one of the beach bbq but it's not dark enough to see the candles lighted up...so if you could send me those pics by email or tell me if ever you put them on facebook I'll go and check them out!

 

My date is June 30th, at 4hpm, it's been confirmed by Yaly, from whom I haven't heard for weeks now...I sent her a couple of questions about pricing, she told me the prices were changing and she would come back to me but haven't done so yet..I guess she's really busy with al those wedding, I think april and May are the busiest weeks for weddings.

 

So I hope to see your pics, and I'll take some of your tree when I'm down there!

 

Val xoxoxo

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Hi Valerie

 

I just asked Shaun to search for you - but I guess you dont need to then to see the pics - they are lovely arent they - not that I am biased!!

 

Yes - we just checked you cant see them can you - I will email you some then with the tea lights lit up - not sure the photos do it as much justice as the DVD (if you get the DVD from PP it is good and well done!) - but I do remember on the night us all saying how well they looked - we only had small tea lights, we took 2 dozen for 29 of us and they flickered lovely. If you are having larger ones for the lanterns they might be better still. Sarah who has just come back (who I gave my tea lights to) said there were 3 beach bbqs on the nights, which of course disappointed her as they are close enough to see each other but not to hear each other, and her table looked the best cos it was lighted up! So you will be good!   Ask Yaly for the position on the beach in front of gazebo - first come first served, thats what we had and it is the best position - from where you sit you cant see anyone elses table. There were 2 beach bbqs on our day - but it did not spoil our evening at all. Nor do I think it upset the other bride either.

 

I also took table crystals to match my bridesmaids, favours for men and women and children's favours too - plus a table plan and Yaly set it up lovely. Even the plates matched our colours!

 

Will email you shortly - but your idea of laterns sounds lovely - the only light we got was the flood light. There is a seafood restaurant on the beach and that is closeish (i.e. you use their toilets etc) and there is some light from there but not much.

 

You sound like you have everything covered and 30th June is not far away now is it! How exciting. Try not to worry (easier said then done i know) but Yaly is wonderful and it is well organised, even though I was 75 minutes late to the alter due to flowers not arriving. In June there may not be another bride - which will be ideal!

 

There were 3 brides on my day - I didnt see the 11am bride after her ceremony and I only saw her by chance in her carriage. I did see the 4pm bride (who got married at 5.30 ish) because she came to the lobby where we were (they sit you close in lobby too!) and then to beach bbq about good hour after us. You could ask Yaly for a private spot in lobby I was surprised they sat us so close - but as we were there first it did not worry us, it might have done had I been the second bride to join.  I had wanted 4pm, but actually now glad I had 2pm considering how late I was I didnt get married till 3.15 anyway! We also were lucky enough to get the sunset which was about 6.50 - we got photographer and video guy to come back and tipped him to do so - so we got some fabulous photos at sunset (think they on facebook) - you might want to consider that option too. Makes for lovely photos and guests sat at beach bbq and watched sunset. If you marry at 4pm and assume you are on time (sure you will be ours was just one off) then you have one hour on beach with wedding, taken back to lobby for hour or so and back to beach - so if you get them to time it right - you will get sunset too.

 

Hope all this helps?

Will email you those pictures!

 

Lisa

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ps forgot to say Yaly has no weddings on weekends - so best time to get her is on Sunday to answer your emails - saturday is her day off and she gets to work on Sunday afternoons. She generally answers them then.

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Hi Lisa,

 

Thaks so much, yeah that helps me a lot, since I don't really knwo what to expect. I will ask Yaly for that spot in front of the gazeebo for the beach bbq (just hope it doesn't rain, as june is the rainy/hurricane season!). The wedding is on June 30 at 4pm, I think Iour wedding is the only one that day, but I'll check with her. She hasn't anwered me yet, I'm so worried!!! But I know now is the busiest time for wedding so she must be going nuts running around trying to answer last minute requests, so I guess she'll make time for us in a couple of weeks...

 

I heard good things about the DVD so I will take that option. I also asked Yaly to have a cuban salsa band play at the wedding, it cost 170cuc per hour, so maybe one hour could be fun after dinner. Thanks for the tip for the sunset, I hope everything will be on time!

 

We will also be 29 people, so if you say 2 dozen candles are enough, that's great I don't need to worry about bringing too much or too little lol!!

 

is the alcohol included during the beach bbq? Like unlimited wine during dinner, or is it just one-two glasses per person?

 

Thanks!

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Hi Valerie

 

Yes the DVD is great and the music is good on it - cant fault any of it really. Just ensure you have a list of the photos you want to take - I did, but didnt stick to it - but we had reception at home so got the ones I miss - but you cant repeat them if you miss them on the beach - but did get most of what I wanted.

 

Yes the drinks were included and they kept topping up the glasses as I remember! Champagne toast etc too. We just paid for the beach BBQ and they never charged us for the kids! We took our own music to get married to - Canon in D (Celtic version) and it played beautifully, but the live acoustic trio band that play at the ceremony is also very good - in fact everything they did was a great touch. The horse and carriage, the live band and the train to pick you up from beach and return you etc - all very effective!  We had the Cuban Rum Legend package so had the dancers at the ceremony - that with the upgrade to a superior room was only 300CUC and was well worth the money.


Dont worry about Yaly answering - close to our wedding she emailed back a lot - perhaps she just prioritises into whose coming next etc. She will answer, dont fear about her - she is great - in fact you can give her my best she was incredible we wont forget her! 

 

The salsa band sounds nice for the beach BBQ, that will be fun. It does get dark, but as we said there is a floodlight. If you are the only wedding that is good - it will be nice. We had salsa dancers at our evening reception back in England, they did a few dances and then got the audience up - it was very good and entertaining and different, I am sure your guests will love it.  

 

29 is a good number it worked excellently for us - we chose to have a square layout for the tables with us at the top facing the sea. You get to be a bride for 2 weeks, so relax and enjoy it.

 

Havent forgot about sending the pics of the beach bbq will email them to you - mine is a live.com account - just check your junk mail later in week in case it goes into there.

 

Please feel free to ask me anything else

Speak soon

Lisa

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I have a couple of questions about the music at the dinner - does the band play during the dinner as part of the package or just at the ceremony? If we want to have our own music played during dinner on the beach, is there power out there for a radio or ipod speakers?

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