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wow - awesome! thanks so much.

 

well, don't be too impressed with my fiance, note that I said he's SUPPOSED to be doing our website. also note that i don't have it in my profile - so it's nowhere near done! in fact, all we have is the domain name. oh, he did do the welcome page. but that's it! he hasn't even thought about a suit yet.

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Ann, do you know where you are going for your honeymoon yet? We are only going about an hour away from Puerto Vallarta to a place called verana. ts just simple bungalows in the jungle, i cant wait. V E R A N A

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In retrospect, that probably would have been a great idea! We're actually going to Hawaii. And I really don't have a choice in the matter - FI has always wanted to honeymoon in Hawaii. Neither of us have ever been there, and FI wouldn't ever go before because he always wanted the first time in Hawaii to be on his honeymoon! So - that's where we're headed. And really - I can't complain. I mean, Mexico for a week, than Hawaii! WOOHOO!

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ahhh thats nice. my brother just got back from Hawaii and he really never wanted to come home.

On a completely other topic. Not sure if Nicole mentioned anything to you about placemats or napkins. If you are picky about it, you may have to bring down your own. They only have white or yellow placemats. I'm buying bamboo placemats and bringing them down with me. I will probably also buy taupe colored napkins. Have you thought yet how you want your tables to look? I am having a big palm leaf on each plate, then the napkin folded long and skinny on top of the leaf and then a starfish or and sand dollar on top of the napkin. My centerpiece will hopefully be a tall skinny vase with white orchids in it, i am still waiting to hear back from nicole on prices.

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Hi Marisa -

 

I just realized I never read this post. I haven't talked to Nicole about table decor yet at all. I am thinking somewhat simple, but I don't want plain. I love the idea of the bamboo placemats. What do they look like, do you have any pictures? Any chance you want to sell them when you're done with them!? I don't think I really want yellow placemats - I guess white would do, but I'd rather not. I will ask Nicole.

 

When you get pictures of what you're tables will look like - pass them along!

 

How's the planning coming - your date isn't that far away!

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Hey Ann,

 

I dont have any pictures but they are similar to these: Bamboo Placemat at Wrapables - Placemats & Napkins

I would sell them to you if Nicole is willing to hang on to them for a few months until your wedding. I am shipping them down, thats the annoying and expensive part. It will probably be about $50 to send. I paid 4 bucks each so i can sell them to you for 2 bucks each if you want. I have 60 of them.

I cant believe I will be in Mexico in one month. Come on, get Christmas over with so I can focus on wedding stuff again. : )

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I am going to post this "play-by-play" of a wedding at Las Caletas that the WC, Nicole, sent to me. It does help you understand what the day would be like, and it may help other potential Las Caletas brides! Keep in mind - they have 2 wedding packages, I am doing the "deluxe" wedding package.

 

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Las Caletas is a truly magical place to exchange your vows and celebrate

this special occasion. It is our private beach cove in the south bay and is

only accessible by sea - giving it the seclusion and ambiance of an island

hideaway. Las Caletas covers an enormous area and features several beaches,

a pyramid amphitheater built into the tropical forest and mountain side,

various facilities/buildings (spa, kitchens, eating areas/restaurants, bars,

restrooms, etc), and several hundred acres of tropical forest. For all

Deluxe Weddings at Las Caletas a private catamaran, beach, dinner and

reception area are included - making half of Las Caletas completely private

for you and your group all night!

 

During the wedding, the rest of Caletas will host our regular evening tour

there, called Rhythms of the Night. This is a quiet evening that includes

dinner and a show at the pyramid amphitheater. The area where your wedding

will be is completely separate and private from where the other guests will

be and it is unlikely that you will even know that they are there,

especially as you will arrive well before them and depart after them as

well.

 

Your evening would begin when you and your guests board one of our top of

the line catamarans from either Puerto Vallarta or Nuevo Vallarta (whichever

is most convenient to where you and your guests are staying). You will then

cruise south along the Puerto Vallarta coastline, past Los Arcos and

Mismaloya to Las Caletas. Upon arrival, your guests will be led to the beach

where they will enjoy cocktails and appetizers while you and your

bridesmaids prepare for the ceremony at our very own hill top spa. Paul will

also have a separate area where he can change if need be, that also features

a lounge with full drink and appetizer service for him and his buddies. The

ceremony would follow, taking place directly on the beach.

 

After the ceremony you would have time for photographs with your

photographer, before you and your guest would sit down to an absolutely

lovely dinner on the terraces surrounding and overlooking the beach where

you've just had your ceremony. While you and Paul have your wedding

photographs taken, your guests would again be able to enjoy additional

appetizers and cocktails.

 

Dinner is a first class buffet that features a number of different entrees

to suit the tastes of everyone. It includes grilled steak, grilled chicken,

fish, a mushroom alfredo pasta, rice, freshly cooked and grilled vegetables,

panela cheese, and several salad options. A dessert buffet is also included

which features brownies, pie, a traditional rice pudding dish, and plenty of

fresh cut tropical fruit. Sparkling wine is served towards the end of dinner

for toasting, and before you head down for your first dance you will be able

to cut your wedding cake (it will be available to eat throughout the

reception).

 

While you and your guests enjoy your dinner, the ceremony set up on the

beach is broken down, and a dance floor laid out in the sand (so you would

have something sturdy to dance on), tables and chairs are set up around the

dance floor for your guests to relax in, and the torches, candles and

bonfire are set out/up and lit.

 

After dinner you would have approximately two to two and half hours of

reception time before reboarding the catamaran at 10:45 to head back to

Vallarta. The boat ride back is a continuation of the reception and you and

your guests will be able to enjoy music, dancing and an open bar all the way

home. If you would like to extend the time you have at Caletas and make the

reception time you have there longer, extra hours are available at $10 per

person per hour (charge for extra hours begin at 10:30 pm). Most of the

time, I have a hard time getting the wedding parties to leave, because Las

Caletas, and the beach there are an absolutely incredible location for not

only the wedding ceremony itself, but also the reception, and people just

never want to seem to go - but it is important to keep in mind that it is an

hour ride back to Vallarta!

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