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#2141 Tashena Gasaway

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    Posted 18 May 2013 - 11:34 AM

    Hi Ladies,

     

    I recently married at the Jellyfish Restaurant (April 27, 2013)  and wanted to let you know that, as past brides have said, Mayte is THE BOMB.COM. You have absolutely nothing to worry about. She is extremely busy and may be slow to respond, but please do not worry. She has EVERYTHING under control.  She is so warm and will do almost anything to make sure that your day is memorable.  The setting, of course, is beautiful and the food and drinks are also delish!  I would certainly recommend having your ceremony here as opposed to at any of the resorts.  Its much more private and there is only one wedding at the Jellyfish each day.  I sent Mayte a few pictures that showed our color scheme and some bouquets and cakes that I liked, and she NAILED it!  Again, you can't go wrong.

     

    I would also highly recommend Michael Steingard for photography.  The pictures here are just snapshots from the day but you can check out his facebook page and website to see his work.  We have seen about 30 of the 1,500 or so he took for the wedding and trash the dress session and they are phenomanal!  We used Tropical Studio (Junior Cruz) for videography and they also did a teriffic job!  Also, Pastor Rick York performed the most beautiful ceremony I've witnessed, and I'm not just saying that because it was my wedding.  We used Mayte's DJ and MC and they were also AWESOME.  There is no need to spend more for DJ Mannia unless you just want to.  They were there prior to the ceremony and played music from our playlist as guests arrived and of course, they were there until the party ended around 11 (over 7 hours and we paid one flat fee, which was very reasonable). 

     

    We stayed at the Majestic Elegance in the Elegance club prior to the wedding.  It was a really nice resort for a wedding party.  The physical plant was beautiful and the rooms were nicely appointed and spacious.  We didn't care for the food but overally, it was a nice place and perfect for the pre-wedding festivities.  Just know that anyone not staying at the resort has to pay a $50 - $100 fee to come on the property so you should strongly encourage your friends and family to stay at the ME if you want them to participate in wedding activities you have planned at the resort.  We stayed at the Iberostar Grand Bavaro for our Honeymoon and we can't wait to go back.  The property was gorgeous and the food was EXCELLENT.  The rooms were much smaller than the suites at the ME but they were still really nice.  We will defintely be going back to the Iberostar and plan to check out some of their other properties around the world.

     

    I hope this review is helpful and happy planning!!

     

     

     

     



    #2142 Tashena Gasaway

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      Posted 18 May 2013 - 11:34 AM

      Hi Ladies,

       

      I recently married at the Jellyfish Restaurant (April 27, 2013)  and wanted to let you know that, as past brides have said, Mayte is THE BOMB.COM. You have absolutely nothing to worry about. She is extremely busy and may be slow to respond, but please do not worry. She has EVERYTHING under control.  She is so warm and will do almost anything to make sure that your day is memorable.  The setting, of course, is beautiful and the food and drinks are also delish!  I would certainly recommend having your ceremony here as opposed to at any of the resorts.  Its much more private and there is only one wedding at the Jellyfish each day.  I sent Mayte a few pictures that showed our color scheme and some bouquets and cakes that I liked, and she NAILED it!  Again, you can't go wrong.

       

      I would also highly recommend Michael Steingard for photography.  The pictures here are just snapshots from the day but you can check out his facebook page and website to see his work.  We have seen about 30 of the 1,500 or so he took for the wedding and trash the dress session and they are phenomanal!  We used Tropical Studio (Junior Cruz) for videography and they also did a teriffic job!  Also, Pastor Rick York performed the most beautiful ceremony I've witnessed, and I'm not just saying that because it was my wedding.  We used Mayte's DJ and MC and they were also AWESOME.  There is no need to spend more for DJ Mannia unless you just want to.  They were there prior to the ceremony and played music from our playlist as guests arrived and of course, they were there until the party ended around 11 (over 7 hours and we paid one flat fee, which was very reasonable). 

       

      We stayed at the Majestic Elegance in the Elegance club prior to the wedding.  It was a really nice resort for a wedding party.  The physical plant was beautiful and the rooms were nicely appointed and spacious.  We didn't care for the food but overally, it was a nice place and perfect for the pre-wedding festivities.  Just know that anyone not staying at the resort has to pay a $50 - $100 fee to come on the property so you should strongly encourage your friends and family to stay at the ME if you want them to participate in wedding activities you have planned at the resort.  We stayed at the Iberostar Grand Bavaro for our Honeymoon and we can't wait to go back.  The property was gorgeous and the food was EXCELLENT.  The rooms were much smaller than the suites at the ME but they were still really nice.  We will defintely be going back to the Iberostar and plan to check out some of their other properties around the world.

       

      I hope this review is helpful and happy planning!!

       

       

       

       



      #2143 cmingalone

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        Posted 18 May 2013 - 02:23 PM

        Thank you so much! So helpful! You pics r great! Loved your colors.. Themes.. So perfect! Can I ask did you reserve entire place? What was your final bill? Did you know how much you were spending ahead of time?

        #2144 Tashena Gasaway

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          Posted 18 May 2013 - 02:36 PM

          Thanks!  You really can't go wrong with the Jellyfish.  No, we only reserved the bottom level.  With open bar, food, fire dancers, dj/mc, dance floor, and decorations, we spent around 7k total.  We had 40 guests..  We did receive an invoice about a month or so before the wedding.



          #2145 MissyBee

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            Posted 18 May 2013 - 05:27 PM

            we just got back from our wedding at the JF, and it was amazing, the evening went soooo fast. we met with Mayte on Wednesday (wedding was on Saturday) and paid for everything at the meeting using an American Express card and cash. Let me know if you have any additional questions and I will try to help!

             

             

             

                                                                                                                                                                         

             

             

             

                        

             

                      

             

               



            #2146 sasha8o8

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              Posted 18 May 2013 - 09:02 PM

              Hello everyone, I am new here and have fell in love with JF! Before I set a date, I would like to see some price points. I would greatly appreciate it if anyone will email me the 2013/2014 invoice. Thank you in advance :) oblines.sasha@gmail.com

              #2147 Phatnucci1

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                Posted 19 May 2013 - 04:19 AM

                Hi Tashena... Do you mind sharing your playlist ... And which open bar choice did you choose?

                #2148 Tashena Gasaway

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                  Posted 19 May 2013 - 05:26 AM

                  Hi,

                   

                  We did international open bar for 2 hours but looking back, we should have just run a tab.  We definitely didn't get our money's worth there.

                   

                  Here was our playlist:

                   

                   

                  Pre-ceremony music
                  Rest of My Life - Brian McKnight
                  So High - John Legend
                  All my life- Kci and Jo Jo
                  After all is said and done - Marc Nelson ft. Beyonce
                  Here and now -Luther Vandross
                  Ribbon in the sky - Stevie Wonder
                  Spend my life with you - Eric Benet and Tamia
                  So Amazing- Luther Vandross
                  You Are - Charlie Wilson
                  If this world were mine - Luther Vandross
                  Still in Love -Brian Mcknight
                  Every Beat of my heart -Brian Mcknight
                  The love of my life - Brian McKnight
                  Love you For life - Jodeci
                  I love me some him - Toni Braxton
                  I gotta be - Jagged Edge
                  Back at One- Brian McKnight
                   
                  Groom/Parents entrance
                  The Prayer - Yolanda Adams and Donnie McClurkin
                   
                  Bridal Party Entrance
                  The One He Kept For Me - Maurette Brown Clark
                   
                  Bride's Entrance
                  Another You - Brian McKnight
                   
                  Solo (After minister's charge/before vows)
                  Wedding Vows - Jamie Fox (instrumental)
                   
                  Recessional
                  I love you I do - Jennifer Hudson
                   
                   
                  RECEPTION
                  Wedding party entrance
                  Love on Top - Beyonce
                   
                   
                  Bride/Groom Entrance
                  Crazy in Love - Beyonce
                   
                  Bride/Groom First Dance
                  You and I - Avant and Keke Wyatt
                   
                  Groom/Sister Dance (Dedication to Mother)
                  Mama - Boyz II Men
                   
                  Mother/Daughter Dance
                  Because you loved me - Celine Dion
                   
                  Dinner/Cocktail Hour
                  Best of Me - Anthony Hamilton
                  Sweet thang - Chaka Kahn
                  Just Because-Anita Baker
                   Love on Top - Beyonce
                  As - Stevie Wonder
                  Adorn - Miguel
                  Kiss of Life - Sade
                  There goes my baby -Charlie Wilson
                  Living for the love of you - Isley Brothers
                  Wifey -Next
                  I'm Cool - Anthony Hamilton
                  Never -Jaheim
                  All I do - Stevie Wonder
                  Just the way you are - Brunno Mars
                  Lucky - Jason Mraz
                  I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
                  At last -Beyonce
                  Can't take my eyes off you - Lauryn Hill
                  Dangerously in love -Beyonc©
                  Lets get married -Jagged Edge
                   
                  Bouquet Toss
                  Single ladies - Beyonce
                   
                   
                  Garter removal
                  Lets get it on - Marvin Gaye
                   
                  Garter toss
                  Lets get married (remix) - Jagged Edge ft. Rev. Run
                   
                  Cake cutting
                  So Beautiful - Musiq
                   
                  Party
                  Line Dance
                  Cupid Shuffle -Cupid
                  Wobble Baby - V.I.C.
                  Electric Slide - marcia griffiths
                  Teach me how to dougie - Callie Swag District
                  Walk it out - DJ Unk
                  Dance - Fast
                  All Gold Everything (clean)
                  Suit and Tie - Justin Timberlake
                  Started from the Bottom - Drake
                  Pour it up - Rhianna+
                  I'm different - 2 Chainz (clean)
                  Still in this B*&ch - B.O.B. (clean)
                  Diamonds - Rhianna and Kanye West
                  Bring Em Out - TI
                  Empire State of Mind - Jay z ft. Alicia Keys
                  Bottoms Up - Trey Songz ft. Nicki Minaj
                  Let me Clear My Throat - DJ Kool
                  It Takes 2 - Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock
                  Regulate - Warren G
                  Beautiful - Snoop Dog ft. Pharrel
                  Just Frontin - Pharell ft. Jay Z
                  OMG - Usher
                  We Found Love - Rhianna
                  Harlem Shake - Baaeur
                  Crazy In love - Beyonce
                  Forever - Chris Brown
                  Give me everything (Tonight) - Pit Bull ft. Ne-yo
                  Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO
                  I gotta Feeling - Blackeyed Peas
                  Yeah - Usher ft. Lil John
                  Get Low - Lil John (clean)
                  Candy - Cameo
                  Get Down on it - Kool & the Gang
                  Brick House - Commodores
                  Poison - Bel Biv Devoe
                  Used to be my girl - Ojays
                  P.Y.T. - Michael Jackson
                   
                  Dance - Slow
                  Adore Prince
                  Let's stay together - Al Green
                  Differences - Ginuwine
                  The Point of it All - Anthony Hamilton
                  Until the end of time - Justin Timberlake
                  Living for the love of you - Isley Brothers
                  Forever Mine - Ojays
                   
                  Last Song
                  Before I let go - Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly


                  #2149 Phatnucci1

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                    Posted 19 May 2013 - 08:03 AM

                    Thank you sooooo much!!

                    #2150 ksaeuong

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                      Posted 19 May 2013 - 10:37 AM

                      Originally Posted by MissyBee 

                      we just got back from our wedding at the JF, and it was amazing, the evening went soooo fast. we met with Mayte on Wednesday (wedding was on Saturday) and paid for everything at the meeting using an American Express card and cash. Let me know if you have any additional questions and I will try to help!

                       

                       

                       

                                                                                                                                                                                   

                       

                       

                       

                                  

                       

                                

                       

                         

                      Congrats!!! Your wedding was absolutely beautiful!!!! I love your cake! Did you get your cake made at Jelly Fish? I was wondering if you wouldn't mind sharing which food, drink or open bar, and decoration package you chose, also the total cost for your wedding at Jelly Fish. I am trying to plan a wedding with 70 guest and just trying to get a feel of what the cost would be. Thanks so much!






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