Originally Posted by FutureMrzMalone
Congrats, Lua!!!!!! I loved your review. I have a ways to go until my wedding but hearing about the great time you had has me SOO excited. How did the actual cermony go? Were you able to have a private reception? Thanks again for sharing this with us. :-)
The ceremony was perfect!! although I can't remember it entirely lol that who afternoon went by in a flash!! Hubby and I need to watch the videos still! In all honesty though it was very well done. We had a meeting with Dionne (the WC) the day after we had arrived to go over details, but we still weren't 100% sure how things would play out. I'm glad I didn't worry because she knew how to do her thing. She dropped off the bouquet (which i didn't end up using because i made/brought my own real touch one) about half an hr before the ceremony then went to bring my hubby his bout. She then came back to get me and my dad (we didn't have a bridal party) about 5 minutes before our 2pm start time. She walked us through our building through a back way so no one could see me coming and we sort of hid until she gave a signal and the music started. My dad and I had a nice long walk (well dance hehe) to the ceremony site and down the aisle. It was awesome as it allowed for more of our song to play out. We had the ceremony and signed all the paperwork and then, as per our request, we had a champagne toast and our cake right there on the beach. I just LOVE the pics of us and the cake on the beach.
here's our cake btw. nothing fancy but OMG SOOOOOOO moist and tasty. we got chocolate and the topper is one of my extra turquoise real-touch gerberas that i brought
We did NOT have a private reception as we didn't want to spend the $$$ (i think it was $2000 for a private reception). Due to our budget, we stuck to our semi-private reception and wouldn't have done it any other way. As I mentioned in the post above, it felt private anyway so we were happy.
If you guys want to see any more pics, you're more than welcome to browse through ours. there's only about 2000 of them!!!!
We decided to forgo a photographer, again, to save $$$ due to our budget. So we just asked our guests to take shots and upload to our photobucket account.