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#1 usdlax

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    Posted 29 September 2009 - 11:28 AM

    Hello everyone!

    My name is Carla and my boyfriend and I just got engaged!

    First off, let me thank you guys already for all the wonderful information and advice you provide. You guys a so awesome and I feel lucky to have found you guys.

    A quick summary about us:
    My boyfriend and I met in college while we were both playing lacrosse at the University of San Diego. We have been dating for eight years and have finally decided to get married. We haven't picked out a date yet, but we're looking at sometime between late 2010-2011. We would both like a destination wedding somewhere in Mexico since we both were born there but moved to the states as little kids. Ideally we would like a venue that is intimate, but that could accommodate around 80 people.

    We are open to any and all suggestions on locations, dates, colors, and everything else that goes along with planning a wedding. We both are completely clueless when it comes to this stuff, so any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you and congratulations to all you wonderful brides!

    #2 MomentsThatMatter

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      Posted 29 September 2009 - 11:40 AM

      Congratulations Carla and welcome to the forums! Have fun with all your planning!!!
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      #3 TATrisha


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      Posted 29 September 2009 - 12:03 PM

      Welcome Carla!!
      Congratulations on your engagement! That's so exciting!
      Off the top of my head, I instantly think Las Caletas when I read your write up. It's very intimate and I think it can hold the amount of people you'd be looking at having. Plus, it's close to San Diego so I think it'd be a reasonable destination for your guests to attend.
      Many brides have posted reviews and it's breath taking. Type Las Caletas in the search bar and you'll find all kinds of information!
      Best wishes and congratulations again!


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      #4 melette

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        Posted 29 September 2009 - 12:23 PM

        Hi Carla! Welcome to the forum and Happy Planning!
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        #5 wemkulaf

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          Posted 29 September 2009 - 12:25 PM

          Welcome to the forum and congrats. Happy Planning!!!

          #6 NaM

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            Posted 29 September 2009 - 12:28 PM

            Congrats! What a sweet story and how special that you both picked Mexico for such a personal reason.
            Happy planning!!

            #7 Destination Scout

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              Posted 29 September 2009 - 12:55 PM

              Welcome Carla! My son plays lacrosse. It's a very cool sport.
              I was married in Tulum, Mexico, about two hours south of Cancun. Our ceremony was in the preserve and ceremony was at a hotel called Mil Amores. It's basically two mansions converted into a hotel. I now coordinate weddings in Tulum because I specialize in boutique locales. Either Mil Amores or Blue Tulum might be to your liking.

              #8 Peachy~Girl

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                Posted 29 September 2009 - 01:50 PM

                Welcome Carla and congrats on the engagement. I would first look around bc there are so many ideas and colors. Ive changed my colors more than once lol. Im still in my planning so I dont have much to offer but enjoy looking around.

                #9 Jess

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                  Posted 29 September 2009 - 02:27 PM

                  Congrats Carla - I'm in SD also :)

                  We're doing ours with about 80 guests in Puerto Vallarta...let me know if you have any questions!

                  #10 shellk

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                    Posted 29 September 2009 - 02:53 PM

                    we are staying at riu palace riviera maya and can,t wait.its a great place and we can do lots of things from there to.

                    happy planning

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