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#51 elizabethb107

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    Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:56 PM

    My husband and I had our wedding ceremony and reception at Kukua on March 15th and had the most wonderful experience!  Bego is an unbelievably talented woman who listens to every little detail you want for your wedding and makes it happen (plus more).  During the entire planning process Bego got back to me usually within a day or two and I don't know how she did it with all the other weddings I know she's planning.  She never got me mixed up with another bride which made me feel special :)  

     

    We had a food/drink tasting a few days before our wedding which was far beyond what we expected.  We had such a great time with Bego and her staff that we didn't want to leave to go back to our resort!  We were thrilled with the layout of the restaurant because there are many options to fit your personal style.  We chose the private beach area for our ceremony and the pool areas for our cocktail hour/dinner/reception.  The restaurant is clean and very well kept, and the location on the beach is breathtaking!  We were blown away by the quality of the food and drinks!! 

     

    On the day of our wedding Bego knew i was nervous, so she completely took the pressure off me by taking charge of the other vendors we hired for the music and photography and I didn't have to worry about a thing!  The entire night was an absolute dream!  Bego really understood the specific "feeling" I wanted at our wedding and that I was a detail oriented person.  No problem, because she is too!!  I also have to take a moment to compliment the rest of the Kukua staff because they are incredible too!  All the waiters and bar tenders were extremely attentive to our group and very kind/friendly.  My glass was never empty and the waiter even noticed when I spilled something on my napkin and it needed to be replaced.  The entire evening we were thrilled to have guests tell us how beautiful everything was, how much they loved the restaurant and what a great time they were having!  Nobody stopped dancing the entire night :)  I mean it when I say that Bego, her family and her staff truly feel like they became a part of our family!!  We were so sad to leave and have already been talking about which anniversary to go back to Punta Cana and eat at Kukua with Bego!  This was an unforgettable experience and I have zero complaints!  Any brides looking for a special location to have their wedding should book Kukua if their date is available!!  Below is a picture of our wedding ceremony on the beach at Kukua. I truly couldn't have asked for more!



    #52 cindy2013

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    • Wedding Date:March 12, 2013
    • Wedding Location:Kukua, Punta Cana
    • LocationOttawa, Ontario

    Posted 28 March 2013 - 06:16 PM

    Cindy - TELL ME EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!

    First off, I just want to let any future brides know that if you are thinking of booking here, do NOT think twice. My new husband and I, along with our 38 guests were treated with impeccable service and warmth - never have I had better quality anywhere else. Everything was simply AMAZING!!!! Communication with Bego was very easy; everything is done through email, and she is very welcoming with pictures and ideas. Response time was perfect, and I did not have to wait longer than a few days for any of my answers. During the last couple weeks leading up to the wedding, response time was within hours. My husband and I went for a tasting a couple of days before the wedding, and we were so, so impressed with Bego's organization and excitement regarding our day. She had a welcome drink waiting for us (champage sangria - amazing!!), and we sampled every item off our menu, which was octopus ceviche, natural fries, chicken ceaser salad with chicken croquettes, main course chicken & fish, and then creme brulee and cheesecake. Everything was amazing and we were so satisfied with the quailty of the delicious food and service! Bego even had our menucards and placecards all finished and decorated beautifully. Wedding day - breathtaking. As I write this review, I am getting goosebumps. The whole reception was excellent and blew us all away. Decor was more beautiful than I could have imagined, from the floating candle in the pool, to the welcome table; everything was just magical. Food was delicious, and enjoyed by all. DJ and MC, as well as the dance floor area with a cover over the small pool was so worth it!! I could go on forever about this amazing venue and restaurant...One thing that stood out the most was the attentiveness of the staff and servers. They are simply the best. Whenever a guest's drink was near empty, someone was there to replenish it with whatever they wanted, both at dinner and during the dance. To all future brides - if you are lucky enough to have your wedding day available at Kukua Beach Club, book and don't think twice!!! Your day will be one that you will cherish forever.

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    #53 cindy2013

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    Posted 12 April 2013 - 12:15 PM

    Hi ladies!!  I am posting our wedding video trailer from youtube so you can see the beautiful venue as well as the amazing work of Video Punta Cana!  ENjoy and please don't hesitate to PM me with any questions at all!!!

     

     


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    #54 cindy2013

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    • Wedding Date:March 12, 2013
    • Wedding Location:Kukua, Punta Cana
    • LocationOttawa, Ontario

    Posted 12 April 2013 - 12:15 PM

    Hi ladies!!  I am posting our wedding video trailer from youtube so you can see the beautiful venue as well as the amazing work of Video Punta Cana!  ENjoy and please don't hesitate to PM me with any questions at all!!!

     

     


    Bling in Bloom - Floral Brooch Bouquets

     

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    #55 AmandaPadilla

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      Posted 16 July 2013 - 08:02 AM

      I just had my wedding at KuKua. And all I can say is AMAZING!

      Bego is incredible! She planned every detail, she gave me exactly what I wanted. She gave me my dream wedding.

       

      We did a tasting a couple of days before the wedding (you have to try the mushroom penne!!!!! mmmmmmm!) where we tasted most of our dishes, including our welcome drink, which was delicious! 

       

      The day of the wedding, we arrived and Bego had everything going, I felt comfortable that it was going to be a smooth day. We figured out the music, I brought my Ipod with Wedding DJ app with all of our songs arranged. We took photos and waited for my groom to arrive. 

       

      The ceremony was beautiful and perfect. I loved every minute of it. Dinner was amazing (lobster or mushroom penne) and the cake was amazing too. Kukua met every standard I could have ever asked for. Don't hesitate to schedule your wedding here!! 

      PM me with questions!

      Here are some photos from Kukua!

      DIY cake stands and toppers!

      Ceremony

       

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      Reception Dinner

       

      my DIY Bride and Groom Chair ribbons... I love them!



      #56 valcaron123

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        Posted 05 August 2013 - 08:39 PM

        Hello everyone' Its official ! I just save my date for d©cember 4 2013 at Kukua ;)

        #57 jasmine313404

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          Posted 13 August 2013 - 05:57 PM

          I emailed Bego and she is responsive- not on island time which is good for an anxious bride. I am working with her now to reserve my May 2014 wedding date. Yay! I decided I to pursue a more personable ceremony and dinner than at the Majestic Elegance. Plus some of Majestics reviews were not so great. I hope everything goes well. I can't wait for my big day. I will have to figure out guest bags next after I secure my venue. Whew wedding project management! ;)

          #58 jenpc2014

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            Posted 22 August 2013 - 01:13 PM

            Hello ladies!

            I reserved my wedding date at Kukua for July 3, 2014. Very excited to start the planning :)



            #59 Renee12345

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              Posted 02 December 2013 - 02:46 PM

              Reception at Kukua

              I cannot put into words how beautiful and amazing my wedding dinner and reception was at Kukua Restaurant Beach Club. I am seriously at a loss for words. If you are looking to have the best, most memorable day of your lives in the most stunning location Kukua is your place. When I arrived at Kukua on my wedding day tears instant formed and I got goose bumps all over because the atmosphere, decoration and setting was more than I ever dreamed. Here is our story…

              I always knew I wanted a destination wedding and had no clue that venues like Kukua existed. After following a facebook group on the Majestic Colonial in Punta Cana I thought I wanted to have my wedding there at the resort. I was told the only location for my dinner was the Mexican restaurant (inside) or their ball-room (blue carpet and looks awful!). I immediately started searching for other options and came across Kukua Restaurant Beach Club on Trip advisor. I contacted Begonia (Bego for short) and instantly felt connected to her and reassured. Over the next 8 months I communicated through email planning my wedding. I sent Bego pictures of ideas and decorations I liked and asked her so many questions. She was so professional and reassuring and always responded within 24 hours. Towards the date of our arrival to Punta Cana I was emailing Bego on a daily basis, and she responded to every email and never appeared annoyed. Even when I was apologizing for bombarding her with my emails she assured me that there was no need to apologize and she understood how important marriage and weddings are to brides and grooms.

              The day after we arrived we went for our taste testing. The food portions were unbelievable large and everything was delicious. We had their grilled seafood platter and the beef dish. The appetizer was also delicious. Their seafood is one of the tastiest I have ever had. My husband, who is a chef by trade, was extremely impressed by the presentation and taste. Before our taste testing we went over some decoration details, such as white table cloth vs ivory, and centre pieces. I also brought with me some of my own decorations and we went over each piece. This process was very professional and I did not feel rushed. My wedding ceremony was to take place at 11 am at the resort. I was not happy about this time but this was the only time the resort said they were available. An 11:00am ceremony meant getting up really early to start make up, hair, and pictures. Bego agreed that the time was too early and could see the stress on my face. She called the wedding coordinator at the resort and made arrangements to change the time to 3pm. Bego also made arrangements with my photographer, videographer, and officiant. She truly is amazing at event planning and made sure all the arrangements were made. The garden and beach Gazebo at the Majestic Colonial resort looks beautiful. In all honesty, it looks nicer than the gazebo at Kukua and because of this I stayed with Majestic for our ceremony. BIG MISTAKE!!! Our ceremony was horrible. Our guests were told to arrive at 2:30, the music and the gazebo were not set up until after 3. Our ceremony was to start at 3. My guests were sweating in their seats for longer than was necessary because they ran really late. My biggest regret was not having our ceremony at Kukua. Looks can be deceiving!!!  Our ceremony was a disaster and I know this would not have been the case if we were at Kukua. If I could do it all over again, I would have the ceremony AND reception at Kukua.

              During dinner, no glass went empty. As soon as someone was finished their drink, a waiter was at their side filling it up. Bego never took her eyes off me that evening and if I looked unhappy or worried she immediately was at my side. For dinner, we decided to go with half portions of grilled seafood and beef. I knew that two of our guests didn’t like seafood and I thought they would just pass the seafood to their husband and eat the second main course. NOPE, they called Bego over and informed her they didn’t was seafood. Bego apologized and said she made a mistake and made them a full order of beef. Bego didn’t have to do this, but she did. Bego went above and beyond. I have tears writing this because she truly made my day so special. I will never forget her. She even had a basket in the bathroom full of personal hygiene products for any of my guests.

              If you are looking for an intimate, private and beautiful reception look no further!! Honestly, you will not regret choosing Kukua Restaurant Beach Club for your wedding. My wedding at Kukua exceeded my expectation and I am so grateful. My guests all raved about the reception and said it was so classy and beautiful, the nicest wedding they had ever been to. If you have any questions please email me at reneemathias@hotmail.com. 

              Congratulations and Happy Planning!

               

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              #60 Renee12345

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                Posted 02 December 2013 - 02:49 PM

                Reception at Kukua

                I cannot put into words how beautiful and amazing my wedding dinner and reception was at Kukua Restaurant Beach Club. I am seriously at a loss for words. If you are looking to have the best, most memorable day of your lives in the most stunning location Kukua is your place. When I arrived at Kukua on my wedding day tears instant formed and I got goose bumps all over because the atmosphere, decoration and setting was more than I ever dreamed. Here is our story…

                I always knew I wanted a destination wedding and had no clue that venues like Kukua existed. After following a facebook group on the Majestic Colonial in Punta Cana I thought I wanted to have my wedding there at the resort. I was told the only location for my dinner was the Mexican restaurant (inside) or their ball-room (blue carpet and looks awful!). I immediately started searching for other options and came across Kukua Restaurant Beach Club on Trip advisor. I contacted Begonia (Bego for short) and instantly felt connected to her and reassured. Over the next 8 months I communicated through email planning my wedding. I sent Bego pictures of ideas and decorations I liked and asked her so many questions. She was so professional and reassuring and always responded within 24 hours. Towards the date of our arrival to Punta Cana I was emailing Bego on a daily basis, and she responded to every email and never appeared annoyed. Even when I was apologizing for bombarding her with my emails she assured me that there was no need to apologize and she understood how important marriage and weddings are to brides and grooms.

                The day after we arrived we went for our taste testing. The food portions were unbelievable large and everything was delicious. We had their grilled seafood platter and the beef dish. The appetizer was also delicious. Their seafood is one of the tastiest I have ever had. My husband, who is a chef by trade, was extremely impressed by the presentation and taste. Before our taste testing we went over some decoration details, such as white table cloth vs ivory, and centre pieces. I also brought with me some of my own decorations and we went over each piece. This process was very professional and I did not feel rushed. My wedding ceremony was to take place at 11 am at the resort. I was not happy about this time but this was the only time the resort said they were available. An 11:00am ceremony meant getting up really early to start make up, hair, and pictures. Bego agreed that the time was too early and could see the stress on my face. She called the wedding coordinator at the resort and made arrangements to change the time to 3pm. Bego also made arrangements with my photographer, videographer, and officiant. She truly is amazing at event planning and made sure all the arrangements were made. The garden and beach Gazebo at the Majestic Colonial resort looks beautiful. In all honesty, it looks nicer than the gazebo at Kukua and because of this I stayed with Majestic for our ceremony. BIG MISTAKE!!! Our ceremony was horrible. Our guests were told to arrive at 2:30, the music and the gazebo were not set up until after 3. Our ceremony was to start at 3. My guests were sweating in their seats for longer than was necessary because they ran really late. My biggest regret was not having our ceremony at Kukua. Looks can be deceiving!!!  Our ceremony was a disaster and I know this would not have been the case if we were at Kukua. If I could do it all over again, I would have the ceremony AND reception at Kukua.

                During dinner, no glass went empty. As soon as someone was finished their drink, a waiter was at their side filling it up. Bego never took her eyes off me that evening and if I looked unhappy or worried she immediately was at my side. For dinner, we decided to go with half portions of grilled seafood and beef. I knew that two of our guests didn’t like seafood and I thought they would just pass the seafood to their husband and eat the second main course. NOPE, they called Bego over and informed her they didn’t was seafood. Bego apologized and said she made a mistake and made them a full order of beef. Bego didn’t have to do this, but she did. Bego went above and beyond. I have tears writing this because she truly made my day so special. I will never forget her. She even had a basket in the bathroom full of personal hygiene products for any of my guests.

                If you are looking for an intimate, private and beautiful reception look no further!! Honestly, you will not regret choosing Kukua Restaurant Beach Club for your wedding. My wedding at Kukua exceeded my expectation and I am so grateful. My guests all raved about the reception and said it was so classy and beautiful, the nicest wedding they had ever been to. If you have any questions, please email me at reneemathias@hotmail.com

                Congratulations and Happy Planning,

                Renee Mathias 

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