Ev's Moon Palace Beach Wedding Review 11-12-09
Posted 06 January 2010 - 05:58 PM
Posted 28 May 2010 - 03:29 PM
| Originally Posted by evtalbot |
Our ceremony setup looked like this:
Our ceremony was set to start at 4pm â€“ therefore, we sent everyone to the ceremony location at 3:30. At 3:45, Valeria picked me and my dad up for the horse and carriage ride. They took us on a 5 minute ride through the resort, and everyone was waving and taking pictures of us. It was a special daughter and dad moment. They stopped the carriage around the corner (out of view from our guests) until the bridesmaids had walked down the aisle. Then we made our entrance. You can hear everyone gasp in our videos once they spotted the horse and carriage!
Originally we thought weâ€™d just use the songs on a CD, but were worried about the songs not being long enough or having gaps in between the songs. So, at our meeting with Valeria, we decided to use the harpist. We had absolutely no idea what songs we wanted. We just knew we didnâ€™t want it to all be classical, we wanted something our guests would recognize.
I was pleasantly surprised by the selection of music! The bridal party walked down to â€œWonderful Tonightâ€ by Eric Clapton, and I walked down to â€œCanon in Dâ€. He played songs through our sand ceremony and as we walked back down the aisle as husband and wife. The harp was a beautiful instrument for the beach, and no one had trouble hearing him. There were no awkward silences, no songs ending too earlyâ€¦. Iâ€™m definitely glad I chose live music.
Officiant and Vows
This was the area I was MOST worried about. I spent hours on the forum putting together our ceremony wording, but then started to worry that it wouldnâ€™t sound right if the officiant wasnâ€™t familiar with the words. So, at our meeting, we gave up all control and used their wording (they also have one for sand ceremonies).
Our officiant, Gino, did a fantastic job. He spoke with emotion, in very clear English, and the words were not very different from those I had picked out. He did the reading of the hands first, then the â€œLove is patient love is kindâ€ reading, then our vows, ring ceremony, and sand ceremony. It was beautiful. I was surprised that for a symbolic wedding they also have a keepsake certificate that you sign before you kiss. This was cool â€“ it made things look â€œofficialâ€ although we had already been married in the U.S.!
Immediately after he pronounced us man and wife we had a champagne toast (which is included in the free package). Valeriaâ€™s assistant came by with a basket of rose pedals for each guest, and they were thrown at us as we walked back down the aisle. I was happy we did this, and canâ€™t wait to see the pictures!
Posted 28 May 2010 - 06:33 PM
| Originally Posted by evtalbot |
The Cake - B
Ah, the cake. We chose a 3 tier cake from the resortâ€™s catalogue. The top tier was sugar free chocolate (no extra charge for this), middle tier was regular chocolate, and bottom was vanilla with fruit. I would definitely say chocolate is the way to go. It was delicious. Most people finished their cake! The only negative was that when they brought the cake out, it was leaning. It was still beautiful and tasted good, so I give it a B.
I thought it was going to tip over!!!
Posted 01 June 2010 - 10:31 PM
Posted 01 June 2010 - 10:51 PM
Posted 10 July 2010 - 06:11 AM
Being a UK bride, I ws wondering if we had picked a good month for Mexico, what was the weather like when you were there? x
Posted 17 September 2010 - 04:47 PM
Thank you for review! Our wedding will be in Nov 2011 and it's nice to know in advance about mosquito situation
Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort, Cancun Mexico
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