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#1 jmiranda

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    Posted 12 December 2009 - 01:30 PM

    I’ve been back…sorry for taking so so long!!! The wedding was “the best wedding ever” according to many of our guests. I want to thank all of BDW past and present members because without everyone’s help the wedding of my dreams would have not happened. I did not do a planning thread because there were too many things to finish up before we left. I will try my best to capture every detail as best as possible if I miss something please feel free to ask me.

    The Ceremony was held at Iglesia Maria Reina de la Paz. Father Gonzalo was very wonderful throughout the process. We paid $6,000.00 pesos and that included all of the church services and the flowers. The required paperwork for a religious ceremony is: bride and groom’s baptismal certificate and confirmation certificate, pre-cana completion letter, letter from local priest stating the completion of catholic marriage requirements and civil marriage certificate. The number is 322-209-1545

    The Transportation----We used Superior Tours Vallarta index
    info@superiortoursvallarta.com
    We received wonderful service from them from start to finish. Payment was sent via paypal with no problems. They arrive on time to the hotel to pick everyone up and waited for us at church to drop us off.

    The Flowers----I used the Riu’s vendor, which is Gloria Rodriguez from Concepto Floral.
    Conceptofloral_@hotmail.com and her number is 322-121-2284
    She was so wonderful to work with and the flower arrangements were beautiful. I wired her 50% deposit and she met up with me 2 days prior to the wedding to pay her the balance. She did all of our flower arrangements: bride’s bouquet, 5 bridesmaids bouquet, 5 groomsmen boutonnieres, 2 corsages, flower girl petals, 9 centerpieces, and cake flowers. Her prices and work are excellent!!

    The Cake----I used the Riu’s baker for the cake. I was not going to have a cake because it was already too late but the Riu decided to bake the cake for and it was beautiful and delicious. It was a 3 layers vanilla cake made for 70 people. The decorating was done so nicely and it went well with the flowers. The only thing is that everyone completely forgot to cut the cake…lol. Its ok at least the photographer took pictures of it. The cake was put away in the fridge and the following day everyone came to our suite for cake and coffee. It worked out perfect.

    Riu Palace Pacifico----We originally were booked at the Riu Vallarta but because it was closed for the whole month of October, we were upgraded, including all of our guests, to the Riu Palace Pacifico. When we first arrived for check in we asked the receptionist if we had the honeymoon suite. She stated that we didn’t. So I began to question her about since we were told we were going to have the suite. We did not get anywhere with her whatsoever so we just waited for the meeting we were going to have in few hours with the Riu manager. When we met with the manager Ernest, he was awesome. He said what ever you want is yours just let me know. He asked if we liked the honeymoon suite and we told him that it was not given to us. He immediately called and had our room changed. He brought in the chef and the captain who was going to take care of our wedding and he told them that whatever they want make it happen. I left so happy from that meeting. We ended up having the honeymoon suite for the whole week, a rehearsal dinner free of charge, appetizers added to our wedding dinner free of charge, a tequila shot station supplied by the hotel, a free wedding cake and the best captain ever. The service we received the wedding day was spectacular and we owe it all to Jose Bravo. He basically played the role of our wedding coordinator. He made sure that everything from the escort candles to the whole events of the wedding was happening on time. The wedding reception started at 6 and did not finish until about 3am!!! It was suppose to finish at 12. Even though we had the mariachi playing until 3 am we did not get any complaints whatsoever. It was a great time. Everyone says that it was the best wedding they had ever been too!

    Our Photographer was Alfonso Lepe from Photo Vallarta - Wedding Photography - Puerto Vallarta, Sayulita & San Pancho. He was incredible to work with. He answered all of emails promptly and answered are phone calls as well. He has great prices and his photography style is great. We had 5 photographers the whole wedding day. We were supposed to get our pictures before we left but because there were so many pictures he sent us the links to our pictures. We have over 2000 pictures!!! They are so beautiful and he captured the moments just right. Here is his contact info I really do recommend for anyone to use him you wont regret it.
    Contact Info011 52 322 223 8179
    Alfonso Lepe011 52 322 223 2766
    info@photovallarta.com011 52 322 13 555 26

    The Mariachi was the best mariachi I have ever heard they were perfect. We got them for a very very great price. Please use them instead of the outrageous prices that the resorts quote us. We got them for 1 hour for mass 3 to 4, 2 hours for dinner 6:30-8:30 and then we had them come back from 12am to 3am. We had a blast with them and the best part about it is that they knew everyone single song that the family requested. My family loves mariachi so is was well worth it. Here is there contact info and please let them know that Jessica and Junior gave you their info. If anyone needs me to call them for you because of the language barrier just let me know.
    Pedro Verduzco
    011 52 322 205 8533

    The Dj was Dj Scooby and he was amazing. I can’t thank him enough for everything that he did that night. Everyone was up and dancing the whole night. I found him on the internet and I was very skeptical on hiring him but after Junior talking to him several times over the phone we decided to hire him. We are really glad that we made the right decision. He brought an overhead projector, smoke machine, lights, ballons, pom poms, bubbles. It was a blast. We sent him pictures of ourselves and he compiled them into an amazing slideshow with music. We also wanted to remember our family members that had passed away so we sent him their pictures and he put them into a slideshow. Here is his information.

    Contact Info011 52 312 0287
    Ramon Saucedo Alcaraz011 52 311 6091
    rsaucedo07@hotmail.com011 52 312 310 4696

    THE MOMENT YOU ALL BEEN WAITING FOR....THE PICS!!!!!!!!

    #2 jmiranda

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      Posted 12 December 2009 - 01:33 PM

      THE DRESS
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      ESCORT CANDLES
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      THE BRIDEMAIDS
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      THE GROOMSMEN
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      WALKING DOWN THE AISLE
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      THE CHURCH
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      THE CHURCH
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      MY BROTHER(GROOMSMAN) AND SISTER(MOH)
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      ME AND MY NEPHEW JULIAN
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      #3 jmiranda

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        Posted 12 December 2009 - 01:39 PM

        THE BRIDAL PARTY TABLE
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        ME AND HUBBY DANCING OUR FAVORITE MARIACHI SONG
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        THE FATHER DAUGHTER DANCE (MY DAD WAS DRUNK ALREADY...LOL)
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        MY BLUE SHOES
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        THE GARTER REMOVAL
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        A MEXICAN TRADITION WHERE THE GROOMS GETS THROWN UP IN THE AIR BY THE GROOMSMEN
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        OUR BRIDAL PARTY SURPRISED US WITH A DANCE OF THERE OWN. THEY HAD US SITTING DOWN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DANCE FLOOR AND THEY ALL CAME OUT WITH WIGS ON AND ONE OF MY COUSINS WAS A CHICKEN
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        MY FAVORITE CHOCOLATE MARTINI
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        #4 jmiranda

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          Posted 12 December 2009 - 01:40 PM

          HAVING TOO MUCH FUN DANCING
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          MY DRUNK COUSINS
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          JOSE BRAVO THE CAPTAIN AT THE RECEPTION WHO MADE SURE EVERYTHING RAN AS SMOOTH AS IT DID
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          THE END OF THE RECEPTION
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          IN THE ELVATOR HEADING TO THE HONEYMOON SUITE AFTER PARTY AT 3AM!!
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          THE FLOWERS MY HUBBY DELIVERED TO MY ROOM THE MORNING OF THE WEDDING
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          BEACH PIC (PHOTOGRAPHER PIC LOOKS ALOT BETTER)
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          #5 SheriB

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            Posted 12 December 2009 - 02:34 PM

            Absolutey gorgeous! You guys look like you had a fantastic time. I love your dress! Congratulations!!

            #6 jmiranda

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              Posted 12 December 2009 - 02:36 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by SheriB
              Absolutey gorgeous! You guys look like you had a fantastic time. I love your dress! Congratulations!!

              Thank you...we really did have a blast. Destination weddings are too much fun. My dress is Sheena by Maggie Sottero

              #7 debbmach

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                Posted 12 December 2009 - 04:50 PM

                Looks like you and your guests had an awesome time, I love fun weddings!
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                58 people booked...and counting!!!

                #8 baj

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                  Posted 12 December 2009 - 05:14 PM

                  congrat's & thanks for sharing such a great review with pics.

                  #9 ML YoungLove

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                    Posted 12 December 2009 - 05:46 PM

                    Congrats! Everything looked great! Thanks for the great review!
                    Mrs. Young

                    #10 jwilke5

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                      Posted 12 December 2009 - 11:02 PM

                      Congratulations!! Fantastic review, your wedding looks like it was so much fun!




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