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#31 jajajaja

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    Posted 24 May 2007 - 01:27 AM

    Oops. I just read May 7th! Not that long ago. Congrats!
    Happily married since 2008

    #32 cfrancesp

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      Posted 24 May 2007 - 01:39 PM

      Laura,

      Your wedding really did look unbelievable. You looked gorgeous, the whole setup looks breathtaking, I loved the guys' clothes and bridesmaids dresses... Thank you so much for the review. I just got so excited for our wedding!

      -Katie

      #33 amyh

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        Posted 24 May 2007 - 08:57 PM

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        Band....The music entertainment agency ENLACE "the reality show" works with Nicole at Las Caletas. She recommended this band and they were great. The guitarist was a friend we flew out there. We found out a week before the wedding that the harpist couldn't do most the songs we requested. He was a new contact for Las Caletas so now they know what to expect with him. He only wanted to bring his diatonic harp which limits the song choice. It's a good the my husband and I are pro musicians and had a friend that could go at the last minute. It worked out perfectly.

        -Laura
        That's where we are getting our band too! How many members did they have? What type of music did they play? What did you use in the down time when they band was not playing?? (sorry, its just the first review I've read about a vendor we are using!) TIA!

        #34 amyh

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          Posted 24 May 2007 - 08:59 PM

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          Sorry for my hijack - do you girls live in Manhattan Beach?? I live in Hermosa!

          Jamy - the Macys in Manhattan Village Mall has a Tommy Bahama section and also some cute Quicksilver Silver Edition shirts. We just bought a few this weekend for FI. You are getting married 1 day before me. When do you leave? I leave in ONE WEEK for Cabo! Can't wait!!!!!
          I live in culver city but FI lives in hawthorne. I love Hermosa! We were regulars at sharkee's untill it burned, haha!

          #35 laura

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            Posted 24 May 2007 - 09:14 PM

            Amy,
            You're going to love the band. I think they have different musicians and it's not always the same people everytime but we had a male guitarist who also sang, a female singer, keyboardist who also did backups, a drummer, and a sax, which was amazing and perfect for the setting. I don't think the sax is always in the group but it was perfect. We were surprised there wasn't a bass but they had midi tracks that they played with and it sounded just fine. A lot of bands do that.

            The music started around dinner time so we actually didn't have any down time. We were told we could hook up our ipod if we wanted to or use their music but we really didn't need to. The band played pop/jazz during dinner and we requested some latin, rock, salsa type music during dancing. If you specify certain songs they'll probably do it. They did our first dance song too and it was great!

            -Laura

            #36 Nrvsbride

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              Posted 24 May 2007 - 09:23 PM

              Congratulations! Your pics look amazing!

              #37 amyh

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                Posted 24 May 2007 - 09:37 PM

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                Amy,
                You're going to love the band. I think they have different musicians and it's not always the same people everytime but we had a male guitarist who also sang, a female singer, keyboardist who also did backups, a drummer, and a sax, which was amazing and perfect for the setting. I don't think the sax is always in the group but it was perfect. We were surprised there wasn't a bass but they had midi tracks that they played with and it sounded just fine. A lot of bands do that.

                The music started around dinner time so we actually didn't have any down time. We were told we could hook up our ipod if we wanted to or use their music but we really didn't need to. The band played pop/jazz during dinner and we requested some latin, rock, salsa type music during dancing. If you specify certain songs they'll probably do it. They did our first dance song too and it was great!

                -Laura
                Thanks so much Laura. We have requested a latin versitile band. Almost all of our guests are spanish speakers so we plan on using an IPod or premixing a couple CD's with English (hip-hop, 80's) and Reggaeton during their down time! I'm ready to sign the contract, but Carlos has not responded and its so frustrating.

                We had a contract and were ready to sign in Jan but we ended up switching venues so we no longer needed to rent a dance floor/ stage from them. Now we are waiting for a revised contract from them but he hasn't sent it even though we've sent a number of emails. Our WC at the Mayan told us that they are realiable so we've decided to keep trying!

                #38 MarlaB

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                  Posted 27 May 2007 - 04:51 PM

                  Laura,

                  I loved everything. It's exactly what I envision for my own wedding there. Now for more questions:
                  1. Did you have a bustle for your dress? The train looks about as long as mine does and I was told to do a bustle with it.

                  2. Did you purchase the flowers for your hair from Nicole? I love the color of it. What was the name of the flower?

                  3. Who was your officiant? Did you write your own vows?

                  4. Did you hire a videographer? Was it through Nicole?

                  5. Did Nicole hook you up with those beautiful colored callalilly flowers I saw on the tables? (I think they were callies at least).

                  6. Was it extra for the chair covers? I want that too!!

                  7. I noticed some pictures that may have been taken at your hotel? Which hotel did you stay at?

                  8. Did you create your own wedding program? What kind of information did it include?

                  9. How many bags of flower petals did you purchase from Nicole? I saw them on the aisle and the tables.

                  10. My hair is very similar to yours and I also cannot afford a stylist. What did you friend use to create those gorgeous curls I must know the secret.

                  11. Lastly, how was the heat in March My dress will be a nice, big traditional one. I don't care how hot it is!!!! I told my FI that I want to be Cinderella for the day!

                  Thanks again, Laura!!!

                  #39 MarlaB

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                    Posted 27 May 2007 - 04:52 PM

                    About the photographer....where did you find them? Did you fly him/her in?

                    #40 laura

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                      Posted 28 May 2007 - 03:27 AM

                      Hi Marla, Here's answers to your questions. I hope they help:
                      1. Did you have a bustle for your dress?
                      Yes...I loved the bustle. It wasn;t the kind that just sat on your butt though, it was an under bustle that went in I think twice. I'll try to find a picture of it.

                      2. Did you purchase the flowers for your hair from Nicole? I love the color of it. What was the name of the flower?
                      Nicole arranged the flowers for my hair. They were orchids. She also got the color for me to go with my color scheme of flowers.

                      3. Who was your officiant? Did you write your own vows?
                      We brought our own minister and we didn't do our own vows.

                      4. Did you hire a videographer? Was it through Nicole?
                      We didn't hire a videographer and that's maybe one thing I would have looked into if I was to do it again. We had a relative that was supposed to do it but didn't make it from the hotel to Las Caletas. We had someone else do it and it turned out ok but he was the photographers assistant so he couldn't video everything.

                      5. Did Nicole hook you up with those beautiful colored callalilly flowers I saw on the tables? (I think they were callies at least).
                      Yes, Nicole did all the centerpieces. If I remember correctly it was a combo of orchids, lillies, and roses.

                      6. Was it extra for the chair covers? I want that too!!
                      No extra cost for chair covers. It's included.

                      7. I noticed some pictures that may have been taken at your hotel? Which hotel did you stay at?
                      We stayed at the Velas Vallarta. That's where we did the bouquet toss. The hotel was awesome.

                      8. Did you create your own wedding program? What kind of information did it include?
                      We did our own program. I'll send you a message with that.

                      9. How many bags of flower petals did you purchase from Nicole? I saw them on the aisle and the tables.
                      We purchased 4 bags of them at $25 per bag. That was also used for the flower girls.

                      10. My hair is very similar to yours and I also cannot afford a stylist. What did you friend use to create those gorgeous curls I must know the secret.
                      I actually added extensions to my hair that day. I wanted a full head of curls. I didn't do the expensive kind that takes hours but you can buy 100% human hair at a beauty supply store for about 30-40 bucks if you can do them yourself. It took a long time to curl but it was well worth it. We just used a curling iron and straightner to curl it.

                      11. Lastly, how was the heat in March My dress will be a nice, big traditional one. I don't care how hot it is!!!! I told my FI that I want to be Cinderella for the day!
                      We were there in May so I don't really know the heat in March but I heard that it is a great time to go. May is really the only time we could do it so that's why that worked out. The heat wasn't too bad for us so I think you'll be fine.

                      Also, we brought our own photographer. Her website is www.smilescreativeimaging.com. We were really happy with the pictures. She is editing them right now for us.

                      I think you asked about a honeymoon too. We just stayed in PV for our honeymoon. I will definetly go back again.

                      You're going to love it!!!




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