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#121 silentderra

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    Posted 24 March 2009 - 11:20 AM

    Hello Ladies...I am Back!!!

    Wow..what a week.Returned to Ontario,Canada from Mexico on the 19th..drove to Colorado on the 20th(31hrs of driving with a dog and cat..lol) Now trying to get settled in my new house with my husband!

    Alright, about the wedding. First I have to say that ANA is AMAZING! Very nice to deal with.She is slow on the return e-mails but does get back within a few days..but once there, she has everything under control and I realized that I was worrying for nothing before we left. We were booked to get married on the 17th at 3pm.I woke up very sick that morning...at 1pm we had to make a decision..postpone or get through it. The medic wanted to hook me up to IV so we postponed... hard part was we had an external photographer and minister. ANA rescheduled everything!!! The wedding happened the next day and went off without a glitch. All I did was rest and hydrate myself. I was much better the next day for my wedding.

    We had the Deluxe Master Suite which was beautiful..lots of room to get ready in. The jacuzzi on the balcony did not work well so we never used it. Too busy anyways. The priviledge does allow better drinks and better service.

    We met with Ana a few days before the wedding and picked everything out that we wanted. We had the free package booked and paid extra to have our dinner ( 26 ppl) at the Villa Marina Restaurant which is an open air retaurant by the pool and beach..Very nice!! We had flowers for myself, 2 Maids and the groom, rose petals along the aisle, torches lining the aisle, white and blue sash over the arch at the altar, white covered chairs, flowers on the altar table, flowers on the dinner tables, blue runners on the tables etc..at a cost of 1180.00 US. We booked the minister and photographer ourselves from Cancun ( very happy with that decision) for a cost of 700 and 350. So we made our own package to get what we wanted exactly.

    The day of the wedding I started getting ready at 12:00pm. The photographer met me at 2:30 in my room and then Ana comes to get me a few minutes to 3pm. She directs where to go. She gets the DJ to start the music before you round the corner to the site. Security keeps ppl away from the ceremony also. We had the ceremony, did pics and then had about an hour to spare before dinner. We went to our room to cool down. My dress was very heavy and hot. Dinner was at 6pm where they played music and played a song for us to have our first dance after we ate. We told our guests to say their speeches during dinner...which worked out well. After dinner we went up on the Lobby Terrace and sat around there(outside) with an IPOD and speakers that we brought...But the resort can set a musician up for you or DJ. We had an early night because we were all flying out the next morning. Being sick the real wedding day ruined that part....but oh well.

    Alrighty, I must go to get unpacked still and I will send some pics to whoever wants them. Chat later girls...hope that was helpful.

    Shelley

    #122 shorty

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      Posted 24 March 2009 - 03:47 PM

      awe shelly thats sooo wonderful that everything worked out for the two of you!! did you use the photographer that they sugessted or did you look around for someone else?? do you have any photos that you could show me how the set up your ceremony dinner, terrace thanks for your info that makes me feel good that they are good at putting on weddings because i really havent herd from anyone that has gotten married there i have only spoken to people that have stayed there on a holiday!!
      i hope your well rested now! im looking forward to hear from you :)
      krista

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        Posted 25 March 2009 - 01:43 PM

        Shelley,
        I'm so excited to read that your wedding was great!!! And I'm glad to hear that Ana is great too, I haven't heard back from her in a couple weeks, and I'm starting to stress a little as I'm getting closer to leaving, so I'm glad to hear that everything went down without a hitch!
        It's too bad you were so sick for the original day I got a worried for you when I read that part...but that's fantastic that she reorganized everything/everbody for the next day! Was it food poisoning that you had?
        I just have two questions...did you have your dress steamed there? And how long was your meeting (to pick everything out)?
        And if you wouldn't mind emailing me some of your pics... malina_p@hotmail.com
        Thank you so much for taking the time out of moving to update us on how your wedding went! It was really helpful!

        #124 map

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          Posted 25 March 2009 - 01:50 PM

          Shelley,
          I'm so excited to read that your wedding was great!!! And I'm glad to hear that Ana is great too, I haven't heard back from her in a couple weeks, and I'm starting to stress a little as I'm getting closer to leaving, so I'm glad to hear that everything went down without a hitch!
          It's too bad you were so sick for the original day I got a worried for you when I read that part...but that's fantastic that she reorganized everything/everbody for the next day! Was it food poisoning that you had?
          I just have two questions...did you have your dress steamed there? And how long was your meeting (to pick everything out)?
          And if you wouldn't mind emailing me some of your pics... malina_p@hotmail.com
          Thank you so much for taking the time out of moving to update us on how your wedding went! It was really helpful!

          #125 *JillD*

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            Posted 25 March 2009 - 07:02 PM

            Hi Ladies,

            I was researching resorts for one of my brides and I came across Ocean Coral and I think it's absolutely beautiful!!

            I wasn't sure if they did weddings because I couldn't find any information on their website.

            I wanted to make a suggestion, as it will be helpful for future ocean brides. If any of you have information from the resort, such as packages, extras, pictures, etc... if you could post them in this thread I think it would be really helpful. I know sometimes it can be difficult to get back to everyone that asks you to email them the information, so I just thought it would be really helpful if the information was posted here.

            If you're unsure of how to post the information you can ask me or another mod for help.

            I appreciate the information that was here as it did help me with what I was looking for, good luck with your weddings!

            #126 bcbride

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              Posted 25 March 2009 - 10:20 PM

              CONGRATS Shelley!!! Wow what a hectic last couple of weeks for you! Thanks for taking the time to post here :) We really appreciate it!
              It is great to hear that Ana was very helpful, cuz the last thing we brides need is a WC who doesn't really care so that's great.
              I also have another question, did the IPOD setup work out well for the music/dancing? Oh and I would love to see your pics as well if you don't mind... natr@shaw.ca
              Thanks and congratulations again!

              #127 silentderra

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                Posted 26 March 2009 - 06:12 PM

                Hey Ladies,
                I have tried to post pics on here with no success..I am a computer dummy!! LOL I will send them to your individual e-mails. A couple I have... so for the rest of you, just type in your e-mails for me.
                Here are the answers to the questions up until now

                -I hired a photographer from Cancun..Lidya Solemidt and was VERY happy with her. She charged 700 for 3 hrs and full release of CD and I have received it already in the US. She has all kinds of packages. There is a fee to allow an outside photographer 70 for day pass plus 200. They have an exclusive photographer but i did not hear good things about them. I am happy with our decision.Photos are the most important part!!
                -It was not the food that made me sick..I was dehydrated severly from lack of water and the fact that I took a water retention pill to get rid of bloating. I also took buckleys cold medicine that day as I was fighting a cold all week.I am not one to take pills for anything but because I was soo nervous about being sick and fitting into my dress, I pretty much overdosed myself!!LOL What a retard I am...
                -They do not have a steamer but they will bring it to a sister resort to get it done..my dress didn't need it. I was lucky
                -My wedding coordinator meeting was about an hour or so..we went over everything in detail and she took us to the ceremony site to let us know what would happen the wedding day. There was another bride that week that met with Ana the day of for 20min and still went off without a hitch.

                Let me know if you have any other questions ladies. Shelley

                #128 silentderra

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                  Posted 26 March 2009 - 06:44 PM

                  Ohhh about the IPOD..they had a sound system setup for the ceremony and dinner. We gave them our songs to play. We had our first dance after our meal. We then went to the outdoor terrace of the lobby and gathered some chairs and tables and made our own reception area. we played an IPOD there with speakers that a friend brought. There is something different every night going on for entertainmentalso that your guests can enjoy. There was a beach party the night of mine that some ppl went to.

                  #129 *JillD*

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                    Posted 26 March 2009 - 07:24 PM

                    Hi Shelley,

                    glad to hear your wedding went so well!

                    If you want to post your pictures, you have to first upload them to photobucket, on photobucket you can shrink them to a medium size. Photobucket assigns a code to the picture and you copy the IMG code and paste it into your post.

                    It's really easy, if you need help let me know.

                    #130 bcbride

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                      Posted 27 March 2009 - 09:10 PM

                      Shelley thank you for your pictures! They look amazing and I love your dress! Very pretty! Did you use the spa for your hair and makeup or did you do it yourself? I love the bridesmaids dresses as well :)




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