It's been one month since my beautiful and amazing wedding at Paradisus Punta Cana. It really was the best day of my life and we couldn't of imagined it any better!
It took me a while to warm up to the idea of a destination wedding, but after contact Nanda from Beach Bum Vacation, we knew we had made the right choice! Nanda was awesome. She was so kind and patient with our million and one questions and concerns. She helped us with our research and planning and even coordinating with our 70+ guests. We couldn't have done it with out Nanda's help!
Once we choice PPC, we were put in contact with the Paradisus WC. This is where we had challenges. In the beginning, we were assigned Teresa as our WC, but she later left and was replaced by Marilyn. At times it was difficult to get responses back from Marilyn in a timely manner (especially the closer we got to our wedding date). We even had to ask Nanda to help get a response. There were questions that Marilyn never got back to us because she said she was waiting to hear back from the on-site team to respond. So we left for our wedding w/still some open questions. Once we arrived on property, we had no way of contacting our on-site WC, Miguelina. We were never told how to contact her or when to meet her. We had arrived early to finalize our itinerary and get finish our welcome bags. Our first chance to meet with Miguelina wasn't until the following day. Once we met with Miguelina, everything fell into place. We finalized our itinerary which helped us complete our Welcome Bags and she even helped us with a few special requests. We asked Miguelina if she had been asked by Marilyn regarding our open questions. She said she had not been in contact with Marilyn, which frustrated us. Even though we had a few challenges, everything worked out and was amazing!
We booked the Chill-Out Chic package. Our Ceremony was held at the Gazebo, the Cocktail Hour was next to the Gazebo, and the Reception was held by the Main Pool. We hired Katya Nova and Rob Michaud to document our day and Carlos from DJ Mannia. We fell in love with Katya's photos from her website and then fell in love with her and Rob after meeting and working with them! They are such wonderful and talented people. They made us feel relaxed and beautiful and I LOVE the photos they took from our day. Carlos did a fabulous job! Everyone enjoyed the music and danced more than we ever had at a wedding reception. And the balloons were such a fun surprise for everyone of all ages! We didn't want the party to end! The food including the desserts and the cake at the Reception were such a huge hit with all our guests. Everyone kept raving about it being the best meal they had had at the resort. Caribbean Celebration helped with the beautiful Oriental Lanterns to light our Reception area and the simple, but elegant Centerpieces.
Check out the shout out we got from our photographer's blog for a quick glimpse of how fabulous our wedding day was! http://www.katyanova...a-cana-wedding/
I can't rave enough about all the vendors that we used to help make our day as special as it was. It was such a special and fun day that I wish we could keep doing over and over again!
I hope this helps you guys plan out your special days!