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#1 viajerajulie

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    Posted 18 June 2011 - 07:28 AM

    The Mr. and I are torn between two Catholic chapels in Cancun; the Marriott CasaMagna and the Gran Caribe.

     

    My hubby is Mexican and we want his family and friends to be able to attend, so we have to keep guest costs low. Also, I'm kind of in love with the Gran Caribe chapel. 

     

    Still no firm date (although our anniversary is 6.25, so anything close to that would be awesome. Advice and ideas are welcome! We are hoping to go do some site visits in August 2011!

     

    So glad I found this site! The reviews and the firsthand information is soo helpful! Looking forward to meeting other DW brides!



    #2 Essential0929

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      Posted 18 June 2011 - 12:58 PM

      Congratulations and Welcome! All of the people here are really helpful and friendly. All of the 2012 Cancun brides can be found here:

      http://www.bestdesti...ll#post_1583365

       

      Happy Planning!!



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        Posted 19 June 2011 - 05:44 AM

        Congratulations and welcome to the forums! Best of luck with your decisions... you can't really go wrong, your already coming down to the this beautiful place! Have fun.


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        #4 merrylee

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          Posted 19 June 2011 - 06:21 AM

          Congratulations and welcome!  



          #5 Dmitri_Markine

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            Posted 20 June 2011 - 09:22 AM

            Welcome!!!



            #6 JayKay

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            Posted 20 June 2011 - 11:58 AM

            Welcome!  Happy planning:)



            #7 martin

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              Posted 20 June 2011 - 04:25 PM

              Dear Julie welcome to the forum and happy planning please let us know if there is anything for you.

              We have shoot several weddings at this hotel and we highly recomend their chappel it is  a realy great place to get married, and the wedding coordinators at the GRAN CARIBE REAL  are great.

               

              Martin & Astrid

               

               

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              #8 krsmith

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                Posted 20 June 2011 - 05:02 PM

                Congrats!

                 

                My hubby to be and I are also doing a Catholic ceremony but at the Moon Palace Immaculate Conception Chapel! I also looked at both those places because we knew we were going to do a Catholic wedding, and we ended up picking Moon Palace because of their great deals/packages. It was a hard decision though!

                 

                Our photographer has a few slide shows of weddings at each resort. Maybe this will help you pick a resort and give you some good ideas!

                Casa Magna: http://www.soltamarg...ings/amy&jason/

                Gran Caribe: http://delsolphotogr...eries/?gal=382  

                http://delsolphotogr...leries/?gal=387

                Here is a Catholic ceremony at Moon Palace: http://delsolphotogr...leries/?gal=115

                 

                I'm sure wherever you choose your wedding will be beautiful! Happy planning!!!! :)



                #9 viajerajulie

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                  Posted 20 June 2011 - 06:50 PM

                  Thanks for the welcome, everyone! Wow, those photos were amazing. I was actually thinking of flying down our own photographer. She is my mom's best friend's daughter. She did our civil wedding photos (a few of which are in my albums). Our budget is pretty limited still, but Del Sol is sooo tempting...amazing work!

                   

                  Also, I was really thinking I wanted something simple - like, no bridesmaids or anything...but after seeing how gorgeous the bridesmaids looked...ugh...what to do, what to do?!

                   

                  I think I'm also coming at things from a slightly different perspective, having already been married for a year. 

                  I kind of have a 'don't sweat the small stuff' attitude...but the small stuff is also sometimes the fun stuff. I don't know.

                   

                  Finally, when we planned our first wedding, we were doing a 1940's vintage theme with a peacock color scheme. Definitely changing the look for our Cancun wedding!! I know we want to keep the teal color in there, but I don't know if I want to go tropical with bright colors or keep it low-key and elegant with white flowers, like callas or whatever....

                   

                  So much to decide!! =) So glad to be here!!



                  #10 bondgirl0072010

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                    Posted 20 June 2011 - 07:14 PM

                    Hey viajerajulie!

                     

                    Del Sol is definitely amazing! I still tear up looking at them a year later!!

                     

                    I saw you mentioned peacock and had to mention something! I don't know if you'll definitely incorporate any peacock into your Cancun wedding but I have a suggestion. I wanted to have turquoise (and did with my bridesmaid's dresses) but kept the flowers mainly white with calla lilies in cylindrical vases on our reception table with fuschia rose petals down the middle (pictures are below). Also, it's funny you mention peacock because I just (literally just today) posted on my site a feather, shell & crystal hair comb with one peacock feather (pic attached). It's called the "Lakshmi Goddess" :) Please let me know if you have any questions. I'd be happy to help with any, "this is what I did" stories too!

                     

                    Bridesmaid's dresses: 



                    Thanks for the welcome, everyone! Wow, those photos were amazing. I was actually thinking of flying down our own photographer. She is my mom's best friend's daughter. She did our civil wedding photos (a few of which are in my albums). Our budget is pretty limited still, but Del Sol is sooo tempting...amazing work!

                     

                    Also, I was really thinking I wanted something simple - like, no bridesmaids or anything...but after seeing how gorgeous the bridesmaids looked...ugh...what to do, what to do?!

                     

                    I think I'm also coming at things from a slightly different perspective, having already been married for a year. 

                    I kind of have a 'don't sweat the small stuff' attitude...but the small stuff is also sometimes the fun stuff. I don't know.

                     

                    Finally, when we planned our first wedding, we were doing a 1940's vintage theme with a peacock color scheme. Definitely changing the look for our Cancun wedding!! I know we want to keep the teal color in there, but I don't know if I want to go tropical with bright colors or keep it low-key and elegant with white flowers, like callas or whatever....

                     

                    So much to decide!! =) So glad to be here!!



                     






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