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Wedding Review Riu Ocho Rios, April 3rd 2009


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#1 sarah.cullen

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    Posted 17 April 2009 - 07:54 AM

    Hi everyone, we are now back following our amazing time at the Riu Ocho Rios. If anyone has any doubts about whether they have picked the right place, have no fear as it is stunningly beautiful!
    We arrived on March 31st after a very tiring 10 hour flight & we were exhausted, however upon arrival, all our tiredness just disappeared, we were checked in quickly & easily & were allocated room 1242, this is in the 2nd horseshoe where I guess most of the suites are in, ours was a junior suite which was great for ourselves. The following morning we met with Nikki who handles the weddings along with Chandlyn & arranged everything in less than an hour, we chose the Mammee Bay for our reception dinner, Beach gazebo for the ceremony, we didn't feel the need to upgrade the decorations so just went for the free ones. I did upgrade my bouquet though to 24 burgundy roses to coincide with my husband & son's waistcoats, which was $110.
    Following our meeting with Nikki we proceeded to the photoshop to arrange the photo package, as Nikki explained we had 12 pictures already with our wedding package (Royal) so we decided to book another hour with the photographer as well as the DVD of the ceremony, which I have to say is a must! We mostly dealt with Karen, Michael's shop manager, and she is so helpful & kind, I cannot say enough good things about her, we spent about 15-20mins arranging the photos & we chose to have 30 extra pictures on CD as well as the 12 that was included in the wedding package & the same 12 pictures in a photo album.

    The morning of the wedding arrived bright & sunny, although it was a bit windy around lunchtime, however it was welcomed by ourselves as it cooled us down. After breakfast I proceeded to the spa to have my hair & makeup done, I had already had my mani & pedi done the afternoon before to save some time. Nicole did my hair & makeup & I have to say she was brilliant, I had just wanted to have my hair with a bit of volume at the crown but she persuaded me to have it curled, and I am so glad I agreed as she did a fantastic job. I brought my own makeup with me & she did an excellent job with that too. (To be continued)

    #2 divadivine25

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      Posted 17 April 2009 - 09:03 AM

      I need more!!!!
      And where are the pics!!!


      #3 drbrainfreeze

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        Posted 17 April 2009 - 09:07 AM

        Love it so far!! Conragts on becoming a Mrs. Cannot wait to hear more and see your pics.

        I'm glad you found their makeup application good. I will be bringing my own too and having them apply.

        #4 jk1101

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          Posted 17 April 2009 - 09:21 AM

          You left us hanging....I can't wait to hear the rest!

          #5 jamin2010

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            Posted 17 April 2009 - 09:24 AM

            Found it! Haha! Thanks so much for your review. All sounds wonderful. Congratulations!

            If you don't mind me asking, how much were your photos? I am trying to decide on what to go for.

            Thanks

            #6 Scott-Pierre

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              Posted 17 April 2009 - 10:49 AM

              Congrats! I can't wait to see your photos!!! :)

              #7 ukbride

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                Posted 17 April 2009 - 12:43 PM

                Congradulations! Thanks for the review looking forward to seing the pics.

                #8 baj

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                  Posted 17 April 2009 - 01:10 PM

                  Thanks for sharing

                  #9 DTHSLove

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                    Posted 17 April 2009 - 10:38 PM

                    More and lots of pics for the wait..

                    #10 sweettea

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                      Posted 19 April 2009 - 08:24 PM

                      I am so relieved to hear some positive feedback, have a few "friends" telling me all the horror stories they have heard about ROR!
                      Bring on January 10th 2010! I can't wait!




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