I believe the original question in this thread was about seaweed in the ocean. I visited the Now Sapphire in early June 2011 and am getting married there June 30th, 2012. There was seaweed in the ocean and it did wash up on shore. I can say that they have machines clearing it off the beach a few times a day, but you can't avoid it in the ocean. There was a pending storm when I was there, so I am not sure if that was the reason for all of the seaweed. I was hoping to hear from someone who has been there more recently to see if they also had the seaweed problem. I believe the seaweed is there because one of the largest barrier reefs in the world is nearby??
Anyway, I have chosen my ceremony on the beach and cocktail hour/reception on the Tequila Terrace. My wedding coordinator is Ramon and he was very helpful and responded fairly quickly as I was booking everything. I have kind of been at a stand still and really haven't contacted the resort more recently though, as my wedding is still far away. I am going with La Luna photography for the wedding. When my FI and I were there visiting in June, we got a private dinner on the beach (FYI the food was delicious and we really enjoyed it). The resort photographer took pictures of us, and we were really very disappointed with them. As a result, I decided to look elsewhere. La Luna is pretty expensive, but photography is important to me, so I thought it was worth the extra money.
To answer some more questions, they do allow up to 2 weddings a day. Neither of the locations are completely private, as there may still be guests in the pool area if you choose the beach location and there may be guests in the restaurants or walking on the beach for the Tequila Terrace. Honestly, I think I will be so excited to be getting married I won't even notice! I believe outside vendors cost $300, except for a photographer who only costs $65 (although I have heard different things). I have 35 guests confirmed right now and may have more and we were quoted at $105 extra pp over 25 people.
Let me know if you have any other questions. I posted pictures of the resort on another thread as well and have more if anyone is interested.
For those brides getting married soon, Enjoy!!