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Hi ladies, 

 

I'm a serial lurker within this thread, having looked through the first 100 pages last summer (after my FI proposed to me at the beautiful DLR) and the remaining 200 over the last few months, and thought it might finally be time for me to say hello and hopefully become a small part of this wonderful community.

 

Alas, my wedding isn't for what feels like a decade, as (to ensure we can have as many family and friends there as possible) we're having a long engagement and wont be saying 'I do' until 2013. Anyway, I just wanted to say hello and commend your choice of La Romana, it really is the most beautiful place and the people are some of the most wonderful people I've ever met. I think our choice to return for such a special day is testament to that.

 

Good luck with the planning, ladies, and a big thank you for all the reviews and banter that have kept me occupied and entertained recently! 

 

Kim.

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Thanks, Brendee. It really is, it's allowed me to do so much planning!

 

Really looking forward to hearing more reviews; especially from people who have wed at the beach gazaebo- this wasn't available when I was last there and is something I'm really interested in- it seems so much better and more private than the alternative that was there last year! Can anyone share their experiences of it?? 

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Hello Ladies,

 

I just had the pleasure of getting married this past Saturday 7/23/11 at Dreams La Romana; I will post pictures as soon as I figure it out.  I do have to say to those planning, please donâ€t worry, there is absolutely nothing to worry about.

 

Iâ€m sure that sending an email and not getting a response till a few days later can be frustrating.  But, Yanna and Jenny are beyond busy; there wasnâ€t a moment where I walked into their office where they werenâ€t on the phone or with another bride.  However please trust that what ever you say you want you will get, Yanna is very detailed she amazed me at how well she followed through, she remembered things I had forgotten, her notes were on point and once I met with her, I knew I had selected the right location I knew that she would have everything under control and that nothing could go wrong, rain or shine.

 

I will give a few details as to what to expect:

 

Arrival    we were greeted with champagne taken straight to the Preferred section where we were staying they checked us in VIP style and I really mean that, when I walked into my suite, I do have to say, pictures do not serve this place justice, expect that it will be way more beautiful than what you see online.  The staff is beyond friendly, everyone was simply amazing. 

 

Arrival of my guests    I worked with Apple Travel and Walquiria their representative on premises is amazing, she greeted my guests in separate area (near the club) with snacks, drinks and champagne. From the very beginning they were all very impressed.

 

The Rooms     Not one of my guests complained, everyone was very happy.  We had 3 birthday girls while we were there and their rooms were beautifully decorated with balloons all over the place a banner saying “Happy Birthday†on the door and a bottle of champagne.

 

 

The Welcome Party   The DJ was great, my husband is West Indian he had a great selection of smooth reggae and soca, as well merengue and bachata.  The bartender was also great, honoring my many requests with special drinks for the “Bride†Belliniâ€s and the “Groom† Cocolososâ€.

 

Our Wedding Day  It rained, I was very upset but as I stated above, Yanna ensured me nothing would go wrong.  I had my hair and make up done at the spa by Maria and she was beyond patient, I had a trial the day before where I left feeling a little uneasy but the day off my hair looked great, the makeup looked exactly as I envisioned it. 

 

Cesar Bido was my photographer and he was simply amazing, I will post pictures soon however you can view his work at www.ceasarbido.com  now, Tropical pictures is also great, they did take pictures also since it was part of the “Ultimate Wedding†package and I do have to say, their pictures are also very pretty.  The Video brought tears to my eyes; it was very well put together from beginning to end as well as the music.  He captured the sweetest moments creating great memories for us.

 

The Ceremony  we were able to have our wedding at the beach gazebo as we hoped for, the sun came out for just enough time for us to get out there and have our dream come true, the gazebo was beautifully decorated, our guests are looked amazing with rose petals, rose balls and gold tiffany chairs which I rented from an outside vendor at under $5 each rose petals.

 

The Ceremony lasted about 30 minutes from which we quickly moved into the Cocktail Hour followed by the Reception the food, drinks, music was all on point.  I used an outside vendor, the centerpieces and décor at the reception…amazing, the cake…beautifully done, surprised and impressed everyone.

 

Overall  I have to say I would rate it an A+  our wedding was everything I dreamed off and more with the exception of the rain. 

 

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So glad to hear everything was so perfect for you, Dreams723. Your description made me miss the place so much! Thanks so much for your review and I can't wait to see your photos!! 

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I'd love to hear more details regarding the beach gazaebo as it wasn't an option last time I visited. Is it on the patch 'opposite'/ at the beach end of building 7? And how private is it? 

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I'm also looking into Cesar Bido for photography.  He recently emailed me a quote.  In his quote he said he was going to come take pictures for myself and my fiance while getting ready until the reception (basically the entire afternoon into the night).  Did you have the same thing?  He said he was going to bring an assistant and stay the night (for which I will have to pay of course).  Would you mind telling me what he charged you?

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