Originally Posted by girltravel77
Kaela - I love love love your photos! It looks like it was such an AMAZING day and you look like such a beautiful and relaxed bride!! Thanks so much for sharing!!
Were the flower petals on the walkway real or silk? Did you bring them with you? Were you and your bridesmaids all barefoot for the ceremony? Love it!!
What was the live band you got? Was that for your cocktail hour? Was it worth it? Did you have a DJ for the reception?
Who did your hair and make up? Did you do a trial? I too want to have a flower in my hair, and am having trouble deciding which one to choose.
Did you buy the maracas for favors once you were in Mexico? How did you arrange that?
Sorry for so many questions, seeing all of those photos inspired me!
girltravel77-Thank you so much for your kind words, I'm glad you enjoyed the photos! It really was an amazing day, and I really was super relaxed! How can you not be in such a beautiful place? Don't worry about asking me anything, I enjoy helping other Azul brides because it's hard to plan a wedding so far away! I welcomed all the help I could get, so I'm returning the favor!
The flower petals were real. I added them to my contract, and you can specify what color you want. The wedding planners sprinkled them right before the ceremony started. They also gave some to the flower girl. I wanted very few ceremony decorations. It's such a beautiful setting, you don't need a lot of extra stuff. I brought the sheers for the gazebo (Ordered from Amazon for $40 and saved a lot of money!) and had the flower petals and that was it.
The live band was the "Mexican Trio" off the Lomas website. Yes, it was for the cocktail hour, which was at the Wave Lounge. I thought they were great, and my guests loved them as well. I love live music, and this definitely gave the event an authentic flare! We had the Lomas DJ's for the reception, and they were great as well!
Originally I had scheduled hair and makeup with the salon at the resort. You can do a run-through, which I did, for an additional cost. The day before the wedding I had a massage and did the trial hair and makeup. I wasn't happy with the makeup, so I canceled it for the next day, and ended up doing it mostly on my own with the help of my aunt. There's no way I could have done my own hair, so I kept that appointment. She came to my room, so I didn't have to go to the spa. I will say, the language barrier did make communication about what I wanted for my hair difficult. If I could go back, that mioght be the one tiny little thing I would change...but overall I was happy with the result. I didn't want a veil, so that's why I went with the flowers. They are cymbidium orchids. They were beautiful, and stayed in my hair all night!
I brought the maracas as well. I ordered them from this site http://www.amols.com.../yellow-maracas They ended up being about $2 each. I put the "Shake me for a kiss" tags on them once I got there. We gave them to the wedding planners and they set them out at each place setting. They were a hit with the guests too!