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Wedding coordinator, Ilse Diamant and Capilla de Santa Maria

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#1 wenz4bruins

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    Posted 03 May 2011 - 03:18 PM

    I don't know why I did not find my newly hired wedding coordinator Ilse Diamant on this website ((scratching head)) I looked and didn't find her so I write this in case anyone is lost and wants a truly special wedding venue in Riviera Maya and a wonderful coordinator.  True to her last name she is truly a gem! I must share her with this community because I know how nerve wrecking to go somewhere where you don't know much about services.  My fiance, Jeff and I did a surveying of the Riviera Maya last August (2010). We booked appointments with several coordinators at different resort hotels. By the end of our trip we knew one thing, we loved Riu Palace Riviera Maya but were not thrilled with their wedding options.


    We came back home rather disappointed but then my mom told me about a Mexican tv star who had recently married in a chapel by the sea. So there I went looking for places that fit that description. Quite by accident or serendipity I found "Capilla de Santa Maria del Secreto" (which means "Chapel of St. Mary of the Secret"). I was taken by the beauty of the pictures posted on the website. I was impressed with how professional the coordinator sounded. I looked her up on facebook and all seemed so wonderful. But you know the saying "too good to be true" ? Well this place was BETTER!!!


    I recently came back from my "scouting" trip to Riviera Maya with my mom and wanted to meet Ilse and see the chapel and grounds for myself. One word: SPECTACULAR!!! Another Word: MAGNIFICENT!  The place was more breathtaking than any picture I had seen.  When we met Ilse she  was hired on the spot. Her professionalism is equal to any professional in the states or better. She had everything planned out. She had all vendors in time staggered appointments to meet us and present to us what they envisioned for our wedding. Starting with the bar service called "Bitter-Sweet Movil Bar" (which had an arrangement of AMAZING drinks)... I'm dreaming of the mango margarita now. Everyone from the baker to the florist, dj and photography was truly professional. Behind it all was my very own personal "Jennifer Lopez"... Ilse Diamant! Her visions for my wedding were completely personalized and she was very considerate of my conversations about our budget arranging vendors that were affordable and completely professional. I am so happy to have found a place where I can have a church feel right on the beach. The reception will also be an elegant affair with a touch of whimsy (toes in sand). The best of both worlds.


    I cannot wait for November to roll around so I can marry my prince charming in a little chapel by the beach ((Sighs))


    Please contact me if you have any questions about what I saw. BTW Ilse is VERY, VERY good at returning emails within a reasonable time (which was not always the case with other hotel coordinators I wrote to).  

    #2 etyler

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      Posted 04 May 2011 - 12:03 PM

      Can you share the coordinator's information?


      Thank you

      #3 wenz4bruins

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        Posted 04 May 2011 - 05:30 PM

        Someone wrote and asked for my wedding coordinators contact by I don't know where that reply went. Here it is anyway 

        email: epdiamant@gmail.com and her website is www.secretjewel.com.mx   If you are interested in looking at some of her work samples she is also on facebook under Capilla de Santa Maria del Secreto. Hope this helps :)

        #4 playadelsecreto

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          Posted 05 May 2011 - 03:43 AM

          hello Wendy the email is RPDIAMANT@GMAIL.COM  and my facebook pages are also DIAMANT EVENTS & SECRET JEWEL CELEBRATIONS VENUE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH


          I am leaving here the URL for the album I uploaded to this forum with the bottles for the "theme" we were talking about. Please show them to Jeff.




          Regards, Ilse

          #5 rsage53

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            Posted 09 May 2011 - 10:45 AM

            Hi Wenz,


            Thanks for the review!  Do you happen to have any pricing info you picked up while you were there or that was sent to you?  I haven't heard back from them yet and would love to see some info!

            Are you doing your ceremony in the chapel and reception in the palm groves?  I'd love to hear how it all looks and works together!






            #6 wenz4bruins

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              Posted 24 May 2011 - 04:56 PM

              Hi Becky,

              The place is AMAZING!!! I am doing the wedding ceremony in the chapel, cocktails on the beach with lounges and reception in the palm groves. I did hire everyone of Ilse's vendors on the spot. I just got more samples of photography and  videographer (SWEET CARIBBEAN) and can I just say the bar service was phenomenal (Bittersweet Movilbar) I totally sound like a commercial for them, huh,lol. But seriuosly after two trips and what felt like a million hotel venues. This was by far the most beautiful, intimate and secluded little piece of heave and Ilse is an angel (really). She is really busy & I know she was sick but I communicated with her this week with some more ideas I came up with and she just found me an officiant who will meet our needs. I want to post pictures but I don't know how.  I am using some pictures I took of the place as my wedding invitation background.  I will contact Ilse and let her know you need more info. I wrote you an email on private email but please let me know what you need the prices of. 



              #7 wenz4bruins

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                Posted 25 May 2011 - 03:34 PM

                Ooopies! Correction on the email it's rpdiamant@gmail.com  Sorry about the mix up. 

                #8 wedding decor

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                  Posted 26 May 2011 - 04:43 AM

                  we have pictures of a wedding we did there on our facebook page:


                  www.facebook.com/pages/Events-Weddings-Cancun/127508755870   under Private Wedding on the Riviera Coast

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                    Posted 26 May 2011 - 08:03 AM

                    Looks like a pretty cool place. 




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                    #10 wenz4bruins

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                      Posted 26 May 2011 - 05:45 PM

                      The place shown here isn't the place I'm talking about. The place is Capilla de Santa Maria del Secreto. I've never been the to EW place so that is somewhere else. Here is the link for the facebook page  http://www.facebook....o/105157861821. Hope it helps


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