Originally Posted by Lindobride14
Pitt- Sorry I just noticed your post on this page. I'm not too good at the new format either!
I think I answered a lot of your questions in my long post on the Ibersotar thread, but yes, the Italian is SOOO pretty! I'm so sad we're not having it there. It came down to food for us, and I liked the surf and turf many offered by the Lindo better
I must admit I'm still second guessing myself because I love that restaurant for a reception venue. What dinner options did you go with, the tenderloin?
My meeting with Ivan went well. he didn't show up for our scheduled time and I was waiting around for 45 minutes in the lobby which was frustrating, but then I found out it was because his daughter was in the emergency room for an asthma attack (understandable) So we rescheduled for the next morning and I met with him literally a half hour before we left for the airport for our trip home. If you go to his blog, you'll see some pics he's done at the Iberostars. I would highly reccomend him. He does a great job and a great pricetag to match.
Now the florist. I will post my inspiration pic for the bouquet and then the sample he made based off of that.
Here's my inspiration pic: I wanted to substitute hot pink for the yellow orchids since my colors are hot pink and coral.
Thanks so much your pic helped a lot!! I am just so worried about flowers for some reason! I'm just going to get a bunch of pics that I like and then give them to the florist. I will feel a little better once I pick out something I like. Your bouquet is gorgeous by the way. I love the orchids.
As for my reception food, were going to give our guests a choice of either chicken or beef. Karla emailed me both the Italian and the Steakhouse menus for us to choose from. When going over it my FI and I were having a hard time thinking that we were going to serve everyone the same thing! A few of our guests are vegetarians but will tolerate chicken and some people don't eat fish. So we explained the situation to Karla and she said that as long as we give them advanced notice of who is going to eat what it shouldn't be a problem. Works for me! I don't mind the extra work if my guests are going to be happier with a choice. The only thing about the Italian is it's outside and I'm getting married in July. I'm a little worried about the sweat factor..... It is gorgeous though!
Also, thanks for the info about Ivan.I feel better about things when I hear about it from other people too. It's good to know how other peoples interactions go. I looked at his sample pics on his website and they are beautiful. My FI both agreed that we would like to go with him but we have to talk to his mom about it because she offered to pay for photography for us!! Hopefully we can get him booked soon!