| Originally Posted by kwbride2010 |
MarieSam - I'm just in the beginning stages of planning my wedding (not till next year) but we're going to have ours in Akumal, and I've been in contact with Jenn about catering and having her plan it... how's your experience with her been so far? Where in Akumal are you having your wedding? We're doing ours at one of three villas (I can't decide!) and Jen seems to be pretty helpful so far... Would love any tips/things to watch out for if you've noticed anything!
Hi there! Totally cool that you are planning to have your wedding in Akumal ~ there are not many of us on the forum, so WELCOME!!!
Jenn has been great with us thus far, but I must preface that by saying that I have done a lot of the legwork because of all the ideas and guidance I have received from this forum. But by all means, whenever I have needed something from her, she has always jumped on it and followed up. Most of my comminications with Jenn have been via email, a few phone calls, and we got the pleasure of meeting with her in Akumal for several hours and also met up with her in Cali when she was visiting family. She is very hard working, and always looking for the best deals for you -- she does not take anything off the top, so you can feel secure knowing she's getting you the best rates possible and will always be willing to work with your budget. Have you seen her new wedding website yet? Here's that link: Marry Me Akumal, "Planning Akumal's most Celebrated weddings" is the Akumal;and Riviera Maya Wedding Planner ServiceAkumal, Tulum, Playa del Carmen, Sian Kaan; and the Costa Maya
As far as wedding locale -- we are actually having our ceremony on the beach in front of the Las Casitas Villas on Akumal Bay and the reception at the CEA Center. Here's a thread link to all those details: http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t31355
We are actually spending a week at a property that Jenn showed us while we were in Akumal -- the Casa Romero compound. Luxury Villas and Townhouses on Yal Ku Lagoon: Akumal -- which consists of Casa Romero villa, and the Blue Tang and French Angel townhomes. There will be 30 of us staying on the entire property for a week and we are so excited!!! Our guests about 40+ will be staying at some of the nearby condos/hotels in Akumal. I know Jenn has done at least two weddings at the Casa Romero property and they have looked absolutely wonderful!!! This might be a place for you to really consider as I know she has a great rapport with the owner, who is also very kind and extremely reasonable on rental rates.
There are some photos of a recent wedding that Jenn did at Casa Romero on New Years Eve that you can view at the blog for photographer Jay Reilly -- here's the direct link to those images, it takes a while for the complete set to load but just keep clicking the pics and you'll see parts of the wedding there: jay reilly weddings ::: :wedding images:::: san diego based wedding photographer, editorial wedding images
Please feel free to PM me if you have any other questions ~ Akumal is such a beautiful place, your wedding is going to be amazing!!!