I was married at the Now Sapphire on September 14, 2015 and it was amazing - we could not have made a better choice for our wedding. There is lots to share so I took a template from someone else.
I had read on this forum that Adventure Photos was horrible, so I brought along with us a family friend who also is good at photography. We had Adventure Photos for the one hour during the ceremony and I was not expecting much but when we went to go see the photos they were AMAZING! We had the Divine package so we were supposed to select 24 photos but we actually ended up buying quite a few and went home with 91. It was a struggle to even narrow it down to 91 - I wish we could have had all of the photos that she took. The photographer we had was named Ana.
Couples Dinner on the Beach:
Unfortunately, with the condition of the beach and the seaweed being piled literally right beside Tequila Terrace and the private dinner on the beach area - we opted to not have our dinner on the beach. My sister had mentioned wanting a romantic dinner with her boyfriend so we arranged with the concierge for my sister to have the dinner instead of us. We really aren't very picky people but all of the hard working employees were wheeling their wheelbarrows right past the dinner area constantly (which I completely understand - it had to be cleaned up) but the smell and environment wasn't super appetizing for us. My sister really enjoyed the dinner though and said the food was very good.
We only had the massages that were part of the Divine package but it was amazing and super relaxing!
All 3 of my bride maids, my mom, my mother in law all had our hair done at the salon and for the most part we were all really happy! My mom isn't used to having her hair done and it wasn't quite right so we had them make a few changes but she ended up happy with it! My hair wasn't exactly what I had envisioned but it still looked beautiful. Several of us had our makeup done at the spa also and at first my make up was way too dark but they corrected it for me. My mother in law is the only one who had to fix her make up back at the room. All in all, I was impressed with them - they were very accommodating of us.
The food at our cocktail hour was DELICIOUS! My husband and I still talk about the shrimp. Our signature cocktail was a Mojito. The food at dinner was also very good, I found that because I was so hot in my dress, I didn't have much of an appetite but what I did eat was good. Instead of a signature cocktail for the reception I had a shot of tequila with lime at each place setting. All of my guests were very impressed with the food served at both the cocktail hour and the reception.
-We had originally planned on having our ceremony on the beach by Tequila Terrace and our cocktail hour/reception at Tequila Terrace but the condition of the beach there is not great. There is a small mountain of seaweed being piled right beside Tequila Terrace and construction being done right beside Tequila Terrace. Luckily, we were the only wedding that day and Juan Carlos was very flexible with us. The morning of the wedding we went and talked to the wedding department and had our ceremony location changed to the beach in between buildings 4 and 5. The beach is larger there and there is less traffic so the sand is nicer and the seaweed is not the focal point. We had our cocktail hour at the swing bar and our dinner at the preferred pool. It was amazing and I am so happy with the way it all turned out.
-We really wanted a Mariachi band but thought that the price through the resort was too high so we hired MUSICANCUN and they were amazing. All of our guests loved them. We had a five piece band for about 45 minutes and paid around $650 USD I believe, plus the resort fee for bringing them to the resort.
-Trust Juan Carlos. The day after we arrived at the resort we met with him and gave him our two suitcases full of decorations and he took care of everything. I explained how I wanted things to look and he executed it perfectly. It was more beautiful than I could have imagined.
-Make sure you ask for a podium at the reception. We didn't ask for one and everyone making speeches had a difficult time holding everything and also trying to get enough light.
All of the photos below are by Adventure Photography:
Edited by cvooys, 02 October 2015 - 02:05 PM.