STAFF: Iâ€™ve been to many resorts all over and I have to say that the staff at Dreams was EXCEPTIONAL for us. ALL 23 of us agreed that they were wonderful. They were always there and HAPPY to do anything for you. â€œItâ€™s a pleasureâ€ is a phrase you will hear constantly during your stay.
WEDDING DAY!!! OK, so that morning we went down to breakfast..hung out by the beach with the group until around 1:00. I headed back to the room and got ready for my spa appointment.
SPA: I met up with my girls and mom at the spa and they started to do my hair. I believe the girl I had was Gabriella?? She was GREAT!!! She did exactly as I asked. I had no picture to bring down. I just explained to her what I wanted and poof!!! She did it!!! (They have a few books that you can take a look at if you need to.) She also did my make-up which I have to say I was definitely nervous about. I have very senitive skin and was totally afraid. I also have a birthmark on my cheek which I have special make-up for and brought with me just in case. She did an AWESOME job!! I was a little hesistant at first with it and waited for her to finish and OMGâ€¦..I LOVED it!!!! This girls in the spa know what they are doing, fear not ladies! (FYIâ€¦.they used MAC products on me.) My mom and all my girls had their hair done and loved it. One of my girls had her make-up done as well and loved it too.
I went back to my room to get ready. Our photographer, ANEL was there to take the â€œgetting readyâ€ pictures. Ana, came to deliver my flowers and they were perfect!! I had sent her a picture of the flowers I wanted and they were exact.
PHOTOGRAPHER: Anel (the photographer) is AMAZZZZINGGG!!!!!!! She is a true professional and managed to capture emotions and the energy of the night. We booked her for the full day photos and she is worth every penny!!!!! We are sooooo happy we asked for her.
At 6pm, Ana came to get us and walked us down to the beach. We got married at the north beach closer to the Oceana restaurant. It was definitely more private there and it was perfect. Ana started to tell the girls, one by one, to head down and then finally it was my turn!! Ana communicates with her workers via walkie-talkies to make sure everything is right. We got the sound system package for the ceremony and I am so glad we did because no one would have been able to hear us without the microphones they gave us. The sound technician was perfect, didnâ€™t miss a beat. I had so many different songs to playâ€¦one for the girls, one for me, one for the sand ceremony, one for the signing of the certificate and two for the bride/groom exit. ALL perfect!!! We asked for Linda, the officiant who spoke English well and did a great job. We had two readings from our cousins which she incorporated into the ceremony. We also chose to read our own vows. I had made copies for Ana and she gave it to Linda beforehand so she was well aware. Everything was very smooth and I couldnâ€™t believe how relaxed I was. Weather was PERFECT. The ceremony lasted for about 30 mins. After that, we took family/friend photos on the beach. The cocktail hour began at 7pm so everyone headed to the Jazucci area where Ana had set everything up and kept it private for us. My husband and I stayed on the beach to take some more photos with Anel. We asked her if we could make the end of the cocktail so it was about 10 minutes before the end when we showed up. The Caribbean trio was leaving as we walked up to itâ€¦.ohh welll, everyone said they were good and even took requests. All I had at the cocktail hour was the shrimp satay and it was really good! Ana came to let everyone know that the reception area was now open and that we should all head over to the pool deck.