Sheraton Hacienda del Mar review w/non-pro PICS
Posted 25 June 2009 - 08:51 PM
Ceremony - Our ceremony was on Tortuga beach and it could not have been more perfect and beautiful. Everything was set up exactly as I expected.
Reception - Palapa Fiesta - Such a fun location for a reception. I had 37 people and there was room for tons more. The setup of cocktail area and dinner area was perfect.
Bonfire - Personally, I think this was the best way to end the evening. I hate cake and love smores so having them at my wedding was super fun. All of the guests, especially the 5 little kids really loved it. We officially ended at 10:30 but people were sitting around the bonfire until at least midnight.
Rehearsal Dinner - Baja Cantina Beach - I thought this was the perfect place for a casual low key rehearsal dinner. Tables were set up right on the beach and we all ate with our toes in the sand. The mexican buffet was way yummy! They had the best tamale I have ever had. They offered a ton of variety of food, more than we expected. We only paid for beer and sodas but they gave everyone a complimentary margarita that I hear was way potent.
Wedding Planner - April, Baja Wedding - I had no idea what to expect when I hired a wedding planner but I was pleasantly surprised. In my head a destination wedding is suppose to be relatively stress free but had I not chosen to get a planner I would have been very stressed. I honestly really wanted to elope but the fiancÃ© convinced me that friends and family would be offended if we did not include them. We compromised by having a destination wedding and I was quickly overwhelmed by the planning process. Once April joined the cause I was stress free. I would only need to make one decision per week and I had freedom to change my mind about anything up until just a few weeks before the wedding. I could pick from the options she provided or I was free to find something on my own and just send her pictures. It was really easy and my fiancÃ© said my being stress free was worth every penny.
Hair and makeup - Suzanne Morel Face and body. Although at first, I was shocked by how much make up I was wearing I did love the way I looked. It was so hot that I did get shiny after a while but other than that I had no make up issues. My hair was exactly what I wanted at the start of the evening but the heat and wind caused the curl to fall. Fortunately I had a hair tie so I just pulled it back. If I could do it again I would still wear my hair down but I would have taken 5 min to go freshen up. Its my own fault that I looked a little disheveled by the end of the evening.
Photographer - The great Dino Gomez Home - Dino Gomez. Wedding Photographer in Los Cabos, Mexico Wedding Photographers! Really and truly I love my pictures. I was fortunate enough to not only have Dino for the wedding but we also did a TTD shoot (technically 2). Both Mike and I were completely comfortable around Dino and totally trusted his direction. An added bonus, we had a CD of our photos before we left Cabo and they were posted on Pictage for our family within 8 days of the wedding! I love so many of my pictures it will be very tough deciding which get displayed in my house. I may need to rotate so all my favorites time in the spotlight. Dino is also making the video of the wedding and I haven't seen that yet (wedding was only June 13). I will be sure to update the review once I see the video.
Flowers - I actually don't know what company did the flowers but they were AMAZING! Random hotel guest were asking April (the WP) where they came from. Because I did not do a site visit I just picked the flowers from a photo and they could not have been more beautiful.
Chuppa - I stole the design for the chuppa from wedding pictures I saw on BDW site. I love the chuppa and I am very sad they took it down so fast.
DJ -Pacific Sound - I don't dance, music was not important to me. The DJ was there and he played the correct songs for bouquet toss, cake cutting, etc. No guest commented on DJ.
Posted 25 June 2009 - 10:15 PM
Posted 26 June 2009 - 09:43 AM
Posted 26 June 2009 - 09:59 PM
I've posted a few photos of you here:
Posted 27 June 2009 - 04:39 PM
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users