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Originally Posted by newloves1975 View Post

 

Amberh, at least I'm not the only one having a hard time reaching Juan! I verified when I booked him that he will be my photographer. However, the only thing that I have that confirms it is an email. I would like a reconfirmation, or a contract or something!

I'm sorry about all the dress problems you are having. That really stinks. I ordered 2 dresses from eBay, I received 1 already and it looks really good! I just need to get the sides taken in a little bit. I'm planning on using that one for my TTD. I'm still waiting for my ceremony dress to come in. I'm keeping my fingers crossed, it has beading and appliqué lace, more elaborate than the first one. They are from 2 different dress makers in china.

So what are your plans on the wedding day? Are you not having a reception? I have had several people tell me that they can't come because of the cost, even though they told me they were coming. I am getting the Ultimate package. If my guest list gets any smaller I may have to do dinner at a restaurant instead.

I confirmed with Juan that he would be our photographer too.  I just did it over email as well.  I figured having an email from him stating he would do it was enough.  I let Valeria know that was the case and she updated the contract to include the upgraded package I discussed with him.  I plan on touching base with Juan a few weeks before the wedding just to make sure.  I guess the worst that could happen is one of his associates does it instead.  I would be bummed but I've heard good things about them as well. 

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CriCri-Well that is just my luck! Cecilia told me that it was one of the most popular.  I don't know what to do.... LOL, I am about to not even care and just take my chances.  Too much stuff is trying to go wrong.  Hahaha, I have to remember DW are supposed to be care free!

 

NewLoves-  I am glad you had good luck with your first dress, hopefully the second one is good too.  Maybe, it was just zarabridal.com that was terrible.  And no, we are not having a reception because I did not want to pay to eat the food that is supposed to be free. I just could not do it! So, we are having just the immediate family and their spouses sit at the same table with us since we could not have more than 20 without paying.  But, the other guests can come to the same restaurant and before that we are having a cocktail hour. Then, after dinner all meeting up at the disco after to dance!  I think it will be fine.  We have a pretty thin budget because my fiance is in the Air Force and we got PCS'd to Iowa right after the wedding!  So, now we have to move and I won't have a job anymore at first and we have to buy a house.  It is pretty crazy!

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Hi Everyone! I just returned to TX from the wedding week at Secrets Maroma. It was the most wonderful time! The wedding went off w/out a hitch and all of our guests loved the resort.

I will post an update and review very soon. I haven't received my photos from Juan yet, but I have lots of candid ones I can post. Also, Juan and his team are great. They are all professional, were on time, and they know what they are doing. I loved having him as our wedding photog and we didn't even request him specifically. His assistant was great and also took lots of our photos.

 

Everything was wonderful and I really have nothing to complain about. The food was great, the barracuda terrace where we did our cocktail hour and reception was perfect, the resort DJ and MC was better than anything I could have asked for here in the states. They were perfect and we ALL danced the entire night.

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Quote:Originally Posted by amberh1884 View Post

CriCri-Well that is just my luck! Cecilia told me that it was one of the most popular.  I don't know what to do.... LOL, I am about to not even care and just take my chances.  Too much stuff is trying to go wrong.  Hahaha, I have to remember DW are supposed to be care free!

 

Amberth, regarding the italian restaurant, my opinion is probably conditioned by the fact that I am Italian :-)

In any case,  italian restaurant have a very nice terrace in a corner of the structure and it will be a nice location.

One other good location, near the wedding gazebo is the grill restaurant, it's under a big palapa but open on the sides.

Are you sure they can book a big table for all of you? I have noticed that only El Patio can have big table reservation ... I  had there my dinner the day before the wedding and we were in 10 people.

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This has been my wedding canopy

 

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Flowers by Mayan Floral

Pictures by Tony Rues and Alex Mel

 

I have just upload some other pictures regarding my  flower arrangments on the beach.

Write me in private to receive the link.

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CriCri-wow! Your set up was beautiful :) We are actually split up into two tables next to each other for the dinner. I wanted to be inside because since it is in July, I worried we would all be pretty hot after the ceremony and cocktail hour! BeachBride-Congrats! I am excited to see your review :)

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Cri, that's gorgeous!!  I showed this to my fiance and he asked if we could switch our location.  How was the privacy?  I was worried being on the beach that there would be sunbathers too close.

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That is so pretty Cri!!! We just did plain white with ivory sashes.

 

KCDawn-What time is your ceremony? Mine was at 3 and there were tons of people watching and taking pictures. All of the chairs will be far enough away from the ceremony location. I would say that 3 is probably when the beach is most crowded. If you are doing it at 4 or 5, there will be a lot less people there but I noticed at a 5 wedding, there were lots of ladies watching and also a few couples. I think the beach starts getting crowded around 11ish. It's a pretty good distance away though. At my wedding, I only noticed when I came out to walk down the isle, after that I didn't notice anyone. When I was standing outside waiting on Cecilia to come back and get me, one lady came and started taking photos of me on her phone and even started crying! I almost lost it! I was really trying to hold the tears in.

Something that kind of irked me was that a lot of people will walk on the beach right behind your ceremony. And I mean literally right there behind the arch. I only heard this from our guests (the groom and myself didn't notice). There was a group of like 6 people who walked right behind the arch and then stood there looking. Another guy walked behind us in a speedo as slow as possible. I just thought it was weird that people would do that. I know Juan and the other photographer sort of shooed them off so that they wouldn't be in any photos. lol Some people!

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All Bonitas! I recently tied the knot at SMB on 5/12/12 and let me tell you, it was so incredible. I couldn't have asked for a better setting, weather, people, and our coordinator (Cecilia).  I am not a person of many words so let me share my photographers blog with you. The pictures on this post pretty much sums up the amazing time we had! Enjoy :)

http://www.cameronleungphotoblog.com/2012/05/31/secrets-maroma-beach-riviera-cancun-mexico-wedding-annie-noah/

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Originally Posted by AnnieWeds View Post

 

All Bonitas! I recently tied the knot at SMB on 5/12/12 and let me tell you, it was so incredible. I couldn't have asked for a better setting, weather, people, and our coordinator (Cecilia).  I am not a person of many words so let me share my photographers blog with you. The pictures on this post pretty much sums up the amazing time we had! Enjoy :)

http://www.cameronleungphotoblog.com/2012/05/31/secrets-maroma-beach-riviera-cancun-mexico-wedding-annie-noah/

 

Congrats! I also had the best time there! Your photos look amazing and really show how much fun everyone had!!

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