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#11 pearlygirl

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    Posted 25 February 2009 - 07:17 PM

    We went with the Royal Package. The only things that we paid for that weren't included in the package were extra flowers and my hair.

    Our ceremony was under the arch on the beach, not in a gazebo. We didn't opt for chair covers... the chairs that they used were dark brown and tan colored and in my opinion, they looked really nice for the beach wedding. For me, I think chair covers would have been to fancy. (We're pretty laid back and didn't want anything very traditional or fancy, we went for more of a beachy feel.) They decorated the arch in flowers...one bunch at the top of the arch and one at each of the sides. It was pretty plain and simple, but, I thought it was perfect. They also set up a little heart shaped table which is used for the sand ceremony (if you choose to have one) and for signing the papers.

    I will say that the decorations at the ceremony were very simple, nothing more than what I mentioned above. However, the ceremony on the beach with the ocean as a backdrop and the palm trees around us were absloutely beautiful. Like I said, we went for the beachy feel and the simple decorations were perfect for us.

    Also, they didn't have much for decorations at our dinner. Like I stated earlier, they did have table linens and candles but nothing more than that. Our dinner was at 7pm and it was dark out so the ambiance of the open-air restaurant and candle light was perfect for us.

    I will mentioned that they spelled my name wrong (missing the last letter of my name) on the cake. I thought it was hilarious and not even worth mentioning or complaining about.

    I'll try to post some more pictures soon...

    #12 Deavah

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      Posted 25 February 2009 - 07:52 PM

      Hi. Thanks for sharing. I'm getting married in Feb. 2010. I hope it's worth the wait. Would you mind sharing the name of your destination wedding coordinator?

      #13 pearlygirl

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        Posted 25 February 2009 - 08:43 PM

        The WC at the Riu Negril is Dionne and I thought she was great to work with. I'm not sure that the WC's name at the Riu Tropical Bay is, though.


        Here is a link to a few more pics including the ceremony site and a few from Shadows. Most of the pics we took at Shadows didn't turn out b/c we forgot to turn on the flash, so these don't really show much. But like I said before, we really enjoyed it.

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        #14 inunez

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          Posted 26 February 2009 - 12:37 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by Deavah
          Hi. Thanks for sharing. I'm getting married in Feb. 2010. I hope it's worth the wait. Would you mind sharing the name of your destination wedding coordinator?
          i'm not sure if you were asking me, but her name's Denise Kahod. when i first started with her she was a destination wedding specialist. after a few months she got promoted to senior certified destination wedding specialist. to me that shows a lot! if you wan her info, let me know.

          #15 inunez

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            Posted 26 February 2009 - 12:40 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by pearlygirl
            The WC at the Riu Negril is Dionne and I thought she was great to work with. I'm not sure that the WC's name at the Riu Tropical Bay is, though.


            Here is a link to a few more pics including the ceremony site and a few from Shadows. Most of the pics we took at Shadows didn't turn out b/c we forgot to turn on the flash, so these don't really show much. But like I said before, we really enjoyed it.

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            pearlygirl...thanks so much for all ur responses! they are really helpful! i hope u don't mind if i come back to u with more questions! :)

            i think ur right about the chair covers...they look good and i don't think i'll be needing any chair covers. i may want to probably order extra flowers or something for the sand ceremony table...just 2 give it a lil umph!

            thanks again!

            #16 pearlygirl

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              Posted 26 February 2009 - 01:54 PM

              I'll answer any questions I can for you :)

              I just wanted to let you know that we had to pay cash for the extra flowers so if you're planning on ordering a lot of extra flowers, bring a lot of cash. I guess I'd check with Dionne to see what other extras would need to be paid in cash. We paid for the wedding and everything in the salon with a credit card through the hotel.

              #17 jamaicabride

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                Posted 28 February 2009 - 02:51 PM

                I have booked a private reception at Shadows and I was told we have the downstairs of the restaurant.
                Does anyone know the layout of this Restaurant and if all floors are open aired, or is it just the top floor?

                #18 pearlygirl

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                  Posted 02 March 2009 - 12:22 PM

                  jamaicabride....Shadows is entirely open-aired. It is a semi-circle shaped building that overlooks the beach/ocean. During the day, it is used as the lunch buffet. The main floor has the kitchen/buffet area in the center with seating along the outside of the "circle" for great views. There is an open stairway to the upper level, which is only a 1/2 story and also overlooks the beach.

                  #19 inunez

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                    Posted 02 March 2009 - 05:12 PM

                    jamaicabride...seems like you have been in touch with Dionne. are you only having a private dinner or are you also using shadows for the dancing portion of the night? have they told you what kind of decorations they will provide?would you happen to know what the tables look like? i'm trying to figure out what i should do for centerpieces...

                    #20 jamaicabride

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                      Posted 02 March 2009 - 08:33 PM

                      Thanks pearly girl for your response.

                      inunez.. I have been in touch with Dionne. She will reply to your emails if your wedding is near but dont expect to get much information. I understand she is extremely busy but it is hard not to stress out when they dont supply you with much information and expect you to decide on everything once you get there!
                      We have booked a private reception for 4 hours. So i was told the meal would take 2 hours and then we are hoping to have a some sort of dance in the other two hours. As for the decorations, I am not expecting much for the reception but that is okay with me. I think you can buy centerpieces from the florist though. When is your wedding? Would you mind posting the menu options, I think I read above that you said you had them..




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