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#2771 cupcake1382

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    Posted 24 October 2011 - 06:41 AM

    -Tamandrob: We also did Island Routes (www.islandroutes.com) and it was WONDERFUL! Thanks to Tekeya recommending this place, we all had a great time at Dolphin Cove. In our package was dolphin encounter, shark show, swim with sting rays, fun with exotic birds and reptiles. I think it was $75 for adults and kids 8 and under were free, we only had to pay the $15 transportation fee for our son. (Oh also if you do this excursion, take a couple dollars to tip the people with the birds and reptiles. They will let you take pictures with them but I tipped them a couple bucks because they were so sweet and made our son feel comfortable holding their animals. Here are a couple pictures, sorry they are ginormous :)-



    Thanks Tekeya going to check it out! 

    Welcome Jodiann! We are having 32 people attend our wedding and we went with the free package, It includes 16 people free and after that you have to pay $20 per person. Total for us is $520 and that includes the guests and the minister fee. If you want I can email you the package that I received with all the information of whats included.

     



     


    09-10-11
    Runaway Bay, Jamaica
    I married my best friend!

    #2772 cupcake1382

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      Posted 24 October 2011 - 06:43 AM

      HEY!!!!!

       

      OMG, first you look gorgeous and your review was FAB! I am so happy for you that you all had a great time. I can't believe it came and went! It feels like we just started talking about wedding stuff last week, hahaa. Congrats and enjoy wedded bliss :)
       

      Originally Posted by acw271011 

      Here's another pic...

       

       

       

       

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      I married my best friend!

      #2773 tamandrob

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        Posted 24 October 2011 - 07:18 AM


        Your son is adorable!!! Sounds like you had a great time! Thanks for the info, I checked out their website and the prices look very reasonable!!!
         

        Originally Posted by cupcake1382 

        -Tamandrob: We also did Island Routes (www.islandroutes.com) and it was WONDERFUL! Thanks to Tekeya recommending this place, we all had a great time at Dolphin Cove. In our package was dolphin encounter, shark show, swim with sting rays, fun with exotic birds and reptiles. I think it was $75 for adults and kids 8 and under were free, we only had to pay the $15 transportation fee for our son. (Oh also if you do this excursion, take a couple dollars to tip the people with the birds and reptiles. They will let you take pictures with them but I tipped them a couple bucks because they were so sweet and made our son feel comfortable holding their animals. Here are a couple pictures, sorry they are ginormous :)-

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        -JODIANN:

        We had 35 people and did the free package as well, also, just ask Chandlyn when you get there if there are some things in the package that you don't need. Like, I hate flowers so we nixed all the flowers (I brought my own silk flowers) and she added an extra layer of cake for free. 

         



         


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        #2774 Tekeya Thompson

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          Posted 24 October 2011 - 10:32 AM

          Congratulations!!!  Isn't it a great experience - You look gorgeous!

           

          Originally Posted by acw271011 

          and here's the teaser from Merrick...

           

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          #2775 PoshAms

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            Posted 24 October 2011 - 12:21 PM

            acw271011 I am sitting here almost in tears reading your review and looking at your photos. You and your husband look so happy. You can see in your faces just how excited you are. So glad that it all worked out in the end after everything that happened with guests etc over the past few months. Very happy for you both.

             

            Thanks for the detailed review. I now feel less stressed about my day in 2 weeks time.

             

            Thank you!



            #2776 BusyBee123

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              Posted 24 October 2011 - 03:03 PM

              ACW: Congrats on becoming a Mrs!  You pictures are absolutely stunning, can't wait to see more of Merrick's pics!  Thanks for providing such a detailed review!  Those of us with weddings coming up really appreciate it! :)



              #2777 JayKay

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              Posted 24 October 2011 - 03:12 PM

              CONGRATS MRS!! I was thinking yesterday you should be home soon and was anxiously awaiting your review!  Thank you so much for your honestly, it really is appreciated.  I am definately getting more and more excited each time I read a review and see pictures.  I am extremely happy to hear Merrick was amazing.  We have booked him as our photographer as well.  I'm glad to hear you had a great time!!
               

              Originally Posted by acw271011 

              and here's the teaser from Merrick...

               

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              #2778 acw271011

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              Posted 25 October 2011 - 07:33 AM

              thanks everyone for the best wishes. I will say this... after all of our stress I really am glad it's all done even though I really enjoyed our experience there. now we just have to get through our reception on nov 5th and then life can, hopefully, return to a little bit of normal!  lol maybe we can start planning our return trip to GBPJ!!

               

              thank you too everyone for all of the support over the last 8 months. I probably couldn't have got through without this site. reading the reviews of the brides and the questions, etc of the "soon to be's" was truly helpful for me and it let me know some of what I was in for before we arrived in Jamaica. and it also helped me keep my sanity when everything was falling apart. I want to wish all of you the very best for your upcoming weddings. I will definitely watch for your reviews to see how you get on but after being at GBPJ I know you'll have a wonderful experience and a wedding that you'll never forget. and to all the newlyweds wishes for happy lives with your new husbands!


              I said "yes" again to the love of my life at Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico on our 4th anniversary - October 20, 2015

               

               

              http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/78874-acw271011-so-this-is-not-a-planning-thread-but/

               

               

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              #2779 toesinsand30

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                Posted 25 October 2011 - 08:22 AM

                Hi All

                 

                Just got back the same time as Ann :D, it was great seeing her down there and getting married very beautiful and touching to say the least.

                 

                As for my review I will keep it very short and sweet :)

                 

                 

                 

                When we arrived we were part of the 3 buses that came in unfortunately we didnt have golden club so we had to wait in the line up.  We arrived around 1:30pm and our rooms werent ready (no biggy as check in in really 3pm) we rec'd our room after we were finished eating lunch along with the 60 people who we came with for our wedding.  Some rooms were a disaster as it had rained really hard that day and some rooms were flooded due to this, again no biggy as they moved those people to another room as fast as they could (jamaica time remember) so after the first day everyone was safe and sound in their rooms phew !!

                 

                I met with Chandlyn Sunday at 11am and it took all but 30 minutes to plan the wedding she had all my information in file and in order :D she was super sweet and knew exactly what she was doing (as she has done I dont know how many weddings) I also spoke with Donelee another day and she was super sweet too, she wasnt rude to any of us and was very helpful when i asked her for information or with questions.

                 

                Tuesday October 18 was our wedding :D

                and all i can say about it is that it was PERFECT !! i wouldnt change a thing, if i had to pick because of our large group i would have got married at 2pm rather than 3pm but no biggy

                 

                we hired the steel drum band to play at the ceremony and i had written vows for the minister to read and it was PERFECT :D

                 

                We also did our cutting of the cake and had it with the champagne, along with our first dance and parents dances as well.  After that we took tons of photos (done by Marcia and Chris Rose)

                 

                I need to say something about Marcia and Chris !!! THEY WERE AMAZING !! Lovely people and they were sooo much fun i would highly recommend them in a heart beat.  They took well over 1000 pics on the wedding day and probably well over 1000 pics at trash the dress (the next day) both of us felt like superstars :)

                 

                the reception we had at the Dolce Vita, and it was PERFECT :D no one had complaints about the food and the food came out piping HOT.  We had the minestrone soup, pasta rigatta, chicken and risotto and tiramisu YUMMMMMMY it was my best meal the whole trip (well apart from the jerk chicken hut)

                 

                after the reception we all went dancing in the disco ! perfect ending :D

                 

                oh ya and flowers were done by tai Flora, awesome job !!!! they were just what i wanted !!

                 

                so for all the future GBPJ brides please i repeat please dont sweat as everything will be perfect just the way you imagined it ! just relax and have fun :D

                 

                Here are some pics from the resort photog, cant wait to get Marcia's pics though :D

                 

                wedding partyMr and Mrs Harrison

                 

                 


                October 18, 2011 Gran Bahia Principe Runaway Bay Jamaica
                I married my bestfriend with 60 of our closest family and friends

                and I would do it all over again :D


                #2780 AngelaandTrevor

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                  Posted 25 October 2011 - 09:33 AM

                  Congrats! I am so happy everything went well for you! Your pictures are beautiful! 
                   

                  Originally Posted by acw271011 

                  thanks everyone for the best wishes. I will say this... after all of our stress I really am glad it's all done even though I really enjoyed our experience there. now we just have to get through our reception on nov 5th and then life can, hopefully, return to a little bit of normal!  lol maybe we can start planning our return trip to GBPJ!!

                   

                  thank you too everyone for all of the support over the last 8 months. I probably couldn't have got through without this site. reading the reviews of the brides and the questions, etc of the "soon to be's" was truly helpful for me and it let me know some of what I was in for before we arrived in Jamaica. and it also helped me keep my sanity when everything was falling apart. I want to wish all of you the very best for your upcoming weddings. I will definitely watch for your reviews to see how you get on but after being at GBPJ I know you'll have a wonderful experience and a wedding that you'll never forget. and to all the newlyweds wishes for happy lives with your new husbands!



                   






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