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 â€œHappy Birthdayâ€ 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 â€œBrideâ€ Belliniâ€™s and the â€œGroomâ€ 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 â€œUltimate Weddingâ€ 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 d©cor at the receptionâ€¦amazing, the cakeâ€¦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.