Jump to content
RCBlondie

Dreams Riviera Cancun - Brides post here (new thread)

Recommended Posts

Quote:
Originally Posted by wisconsinbride2010 View Post
We are having fushia and orange as our wedding colors. I saw some really neat setups of beach weddings with these colors. I e-mail Ana to see if the pictures I have found would be possible. We are getting married on the beach and are planning on having flowers put throughout the isle for me to walk down. I am planning on having fushia tablecloths with orange napkins. I am not sure on the flowers yet though. We want to have a bright wedding, since the sand is white and the sea will be blue. Is anyone else having these colors?

Our wedding planner just came back from Dreams Riviera Cancun and said it was absolutely amazing! I am super excited! She said Ana will work with us to have our wedding where ever we choose on the beach, since she has been getting complaints about privacy. Also, we are having our dinner and dancing on the pool deck. I guess it is right next to the beach so if people want to dance on the beach they can. Ana told me that if we are having more than 30 people, our dinner has to be a buffet, which I am not too happy with but there are lots of choices on the buffet menu. So that is good!
Is it more than 30 people where you need a buffet? I thought it was over 40? Originally I thought I would prefer the buffet, but then I changed my mind. Do you have the buffet options? I am confused on how to choose what I want included in the buffet. It's not all included right?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by SDbeachgirl View Post
Is it more than 30 people where you need a buffet? I thought it was over 40? Originally I thought I would prefer the buffet, but then I changed my mind. Do you have the buffet options? I am confused on how to choose what I want included in the buffet. It's not all included right?
I have the buffet options. I will copy them here so everyone can see. It seems as if there a few different "themes" and I guess you just pick one? I am not sure if you can substitute or change things. We are having the buffet because we couldn't choose a dinner that everyone would like. For example, we have a couple people who are vegetarians, some that don't eat red meat, and some (like me!) that don't eat seafood. It would have been way to difficult to choose a menu!! We are having 30 people. So, here are the menus.....(there are also a couple vegetarian buffets - if anyone wants to see those, let me know and I will post!)

Mexican Buffet Dinner

Salad bar
Shrimp Ceviche
Calamari Ceviche
Fish Ceviche
Guacamole
Mexican salsa
Beef Salpicon

Hot dish
Chicken tamales with mole sauce
Hard shell beef tacos
Chicken fajitas
Mexican rice
Melted cheese with Mexican sausage
Cheese turnovers

Show cooking
Tacos pastor style
Mexican flank steak on the grill

Desserts
Mexican flan
Fried Mexican pastry
Buñuelos with caramel sauce


Caribbean Buffet Dinner

Salad bar
Crab salad
Tuna salad
Tomato and smoke salmon
Avocado and shrimp salad
Tropical fruit salad
Green salad

Hot dish
Rice with beans and fried plantain
Chicken breast filed with vegetable served with mango sauce
Sea bass filet with coconut sauce
Mix vegetables with garlic butter
Stuff potatoes with bacon and cheese

Show cooking
Baby back ribs with rum BBQ sauce
Beef kebabs with mushroom and bell peppers

Dessert
Pineapple turnover
Warm apple pie
Chocolate cake

BBQ Buffet Dinner

Salad bar

FIELD GREEN WITH QUESADILLAS CROUTONS
CURRIED CHICKEN DALAD
FRESH VEGETEBAL PASTA SALAD
THREE BEAN SALAD
ROASTED POTATOS SALAD
CRANBERRY-WALNUT CABBAGE SLAW
CARROTTE AND RAISIN SALAD

HOT DISH

CAJUN GRILLED CORN
BAKE POTATOS WITH BACON AND GLAZED ONIONS
GRILLED TERIYAKI MUSHROOM
SMOKY GRILLED VEGETEBAL
RICE WITH BLACK BEANS

SHOW COOKING

BEFF AND PORK RIBS ON THE BARBIE
TUNA AND SALMON KABOB MARINED WITH LIME AND HERBES
GRILL JERK CHICKEN BREAST

DESSERT

MILLEFEUILLE WITH MASCARPONE AND STRAWBERRY
BANANA FRITTERS WITH ICE CREAM
CHEESECAKE WITH PEACH

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have fuschia and orange as well! There's a thread going actually for brides with fuschia and orange where girls are posting pictures - you should check it out!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Reason for Secrets Maroma Beach ceremony - hmmm needing to make my life as stressful as possible? ha ha, nah I just fell in love with Maroma Beach area, as we are inviting kids, watch only one shows, and DRC is significantly cheaper so I figure if we then do the reception back at DRC I will get the pictures at Maroma Beach plus that way I figure I dont have to occupy guests while hubby and I get pictures for two hours

 

I am now in love with pomanders and I was talking to Ana and just thought you guys might be interested to see this unique set up

 

grrr they have pomanders in that crazy space wedding venue of theirs - sorry girls could not upload email me if you care to see this thing adorned with pomanders.

 

Question out for the ladies - we are finalizing a contract with Elizabeth Medina but if you go thru the portfolio for Cecilia Dumas she has all these super colourful beautiful buildings in the background I am told they are in an island off Cancun - anyone know an area like that in the area of DRC? would be fun to mix in beach and street pictures

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by Laura22610 View Post
I have the buffet options. I will copy them here so everyone can see. It seems as if there a few different "themes" and I guess you just pick one? I am not sure if you can substitute or change things. We are having the buffet because we couldn't choose a dinner that everyone would like. For example, we have a couple people who are vegetarians, some that don't eat red meat, and some (like me!) that don't eat seafood. It would have been way to difficult to choose a menu!! We are having 30 people. So, here are the menus.....(there are also a couple vegetarian buffets - if anyone wants to see those, let me know and I will post!)

Mexican Buffet Dinner

Salad bar
Shrimp Ceviche
Calamari Ceviche
Fish Ceviche
Guacamole
Mexican salsa
Beef Salpicon

Hot dish
Chicken tamales with mole sauce
Hard shell beef tacos
Chicken fajitas
Mexican rice
Melted cheese with Mexican sausage
Cheese turnovers

Show cooking
Tacos pastor style
Mexican flank steak on the grill

Desserts
Mexican flan
Fried Mexican pastry
Buñuelos with caramel sauce


Caribbean Buffet Dinner

Salad bar
Crab salad
Tuna salad
Tomato and smoke salmon
Avocado and shrimp salad
Tropical fruit salad
Green salad

Hot dish
Rice with beans and fried plantain
Chicken breast filed with vegetable served with mango sauce
Sea bass filet with coconut sauce
Mix vegetables with garlic butter
Stuff potatoes with bacon and cheese

Show cooking
Baby back ribs with rum BBQ sauce
Beef kebabs with mushroom and bell peppers

Dessert
Pineapple turnover
Warm apple pie
Chocolate cake

BBQ Buffet Dinner

Salad bar

FIELD GREEN WITH QUESADILLAS CROUTONS
CURRIED CHICKEN DALAD
FRESH VEGETEBAL PASTA SALAD
THREE BEAN SALAD
ROASTED POTATOS SALAD
CRANBERRY-WALNUT CABBAGE SLAW
CARROTTE AND RAISIN SALAD

HOT DISH

CAJUN GRILLED CORN
BAKE POTATOS WITH BACON AND GLAZED ONIONS
GRILLED TERIYAKI MUSHROOM
SMOKY GRILLED VEGETEBAL
RICE WITH BLACK BEANS

SHOW COOKING

BEFF AND PORK RIBS ON THE BARBIE
TUNA AND SALMON KABOB MARINED WITH LIME AND HERBES
GRILL JERK CHICKEN BREAST

DESSERT

MILLEFEUILLE WITH MASCARPONE AND STRAWBERRY
BANANA FRITTERS WITH ICE CREAM
CHEESECAKE WITH PEACH
Hmmm, I really do not like these options. If I can, I may stick to the plated dinners. I agree it is hard to find something that everyone likes but it just seems a little fancier. I should have between 35 and 40 guests. Hopefully Ana will let me use the plated dinners.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boo View Post
Reason for Secrets Maroma Beach ceremony - hmmm needing to make my life as stressful as possible? ha ha, nah I just fell in love with Maroma Beach area, as we are inviting kids, watch only one shows, and DRC is significantly cheaper so I figure if we then do the reception back at DRC I will get the pictures at Maroma Beach plus that way I figure I dont have to occupy guests while hubby and I get pictures for two hours

I am now in love with pomanders and I was talking to Ana and just thought you guys might be interested to see this unique set up

grrr they have pomanders in that crazy space wedding venue of theirs - sorry girls could not upload email me if you care to see this thing adorned with pomanders.

Question out for the ladies - we are finalizing a contract with Elizabeth Medina but if you go thru the portfolio for Cecilia Dumas she has all these super colourful beautiful buildings in the background I am told they are in an island off Cancun - anyone know an area like that in the area of DRC? would be fun to mix in beach and street pictures
Maybe the island is Playa Mujeres?? That's the only island I can think of that is off of Cancun. I guess you wouldn't be able to go that far?
I am going to have a beach wedding but I was thinking about using pomanders to maybe hang on the aisle chairs? I really love them too! Could you send me the picture? My email is lauracann@aol.com. Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boo View Post
Question out for the ladies - we are finalizing a contract with Elizabeth Medina but if you go thru the portfolio for Cecilia Dumas she has all these super colourful beautiful buildings in the background I am told they are in an island off Cancun - anyone know an area like that in the area of DRC? would be fun to mix in beach and street pictures
Yeah the only island off Cancun would be Playa Mujeres (I'm assuming), unless maybe Cozumel? I don't know the pics you are referring to.

I also love the contrast of pics with the couple against colorful, traditional Mexican buildings in the background so I am thinking that maybe we can just go into Puerto Morelos and find some? I mean it is supposed to be a cute little fishing village! I am definitely planning to send my photog scouting for some great backdrops in the area when we get there!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

exactly right princess 402. Elizabeth said that she will do some scouting but she said because the Playa Del Carmen is a much younger area that I wont find quite the same feel - let me know if you find a fun area

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×