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#2621 Lindsay Green

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    Posted 07 May 2013 - 09:02 AM

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    Hi All

     

    We just got back from our amazing wedding and honeymoon.  We were at Now Jade with 50 for our wedding, then a week at Secrets Silversands for our honeymoon.

     

    First things first - Pilar is amazing.  I didnt worry about the little details before we left, just sent her the planning book.  Once I sat down with her (2 days before the wedding), everything was worked out.  They have all the vendors at their fingertips, so it is very easy to plan it all and add any extras while you are there.  She is calm, kind and very, very organized.  She works like a slave from early in the morning to late at night making sure every detail of every couples day is taken care of.  Don't stress on the reply time, it will all be OK - I swear.

     

    I was most worried about my hair and the photography (Adventure).  They were both amazing.  I have humidity sensitive hair and some how they gave me exactly the look I wanted (showed a pic) and it didnt move until I pried it apart.  It was stunning.  The photography was OUTSTANDING.  I was so worried when I opted not to pay the prices for an offsite photographer - but I was very pleasantly surprised.  Veronica stayed with us all day and night and took some of the most amazing photographs I have ever seen.  She is kind, passionate and very talented. 

     

    The food was very good.  We had smoked salmon, lobster bisque, filet and shrimp and creme brulee.  I have celiac - and they prepared all of my dishes properly without me asking - actually all of those with allergies were taken care of with the same care.  Our group was comprised of many foodies and they all felt the lobster bisque was one of the best they ever had.  We had the cheesecake (without crust) for the wedding cake - it was so good that after Jeff fed me some I went for seconds. 

     

    We had an MC (a groomsman) who helped the night flow flawlessly - even though we opted not to have a DJ.  We prepared playlists - and literally nobody sat down the entire time - just dancing and having a blast.

     

    The one concern I had was about how the resort washes their glasses at the bars.  It is unsanitary, and I believe that those in our group who became ill did so because of that.  It is common in  Mexico that they use bins to wash bar side - but normally a scrub, a sanitizing and a rinse - here they just scrubbed.  Order the mugs or cups and use them.  This is my only advice to avoid.

     

    The hardest part of the week was A. Making sure everyone had the room they wanted and B. Making sure we spent enough time with each group of guests.  This was a little challenging, but made the honeymoon that much better!

     

    Enjoy.  It was everything I ever dreamed about and more!!



    #2622 shannonmarie

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    • Wedding Date:June 14, 2013
    • Wedding Location:Now Jade Rivera Cancun - Pergola
    • LocationCharlotte, North Carolina

    Posted 07 May 2013 - 09:17 AM

    Originally Posted by Lindsay Green 

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    Hi All

     

    We just got back from our amazing wedding and honeymoon.  We were at Now Jade with 50 for our wedding, then a week at Secrets Silversands for our honeymoon.

     

    First things first - Pilar is amazing.  I didnt worry about the little details before we left, just sent her the planning book.  Once I sat down with her (2 days before the wedding), everything was worked out.  They have all the vendors at their fingertips, so it is very easy to plan it all and add any extras while you are there.  She is calm, kind and very, very organized.  She works like a slave from early in the morning to late at night making sure every detail of every couples day is taken care of.  Don't stress on the reply time, it will all be OK - I swear.

     

    I was most worried about my hair and the photography (Adventure).  They were both amazing.  I have humidity sensitive hair and some how they gave me exactly the look I wanted (showed a pic) and it didnt move until I pried it apart.  It was stunning.  The photography was OUTSTANDING.  I was so worried when I opted not to pay the prices for an offsite photographer - but I was very pleasantly surprised.  Veronica stayed with us all day and night and took some of the most amazing photographs I have ever seen.  She is kind, passionate and very talented. 

     

    The food was very good.  We had smoked salmon, lobster bisque, filet and shrimp and creme brulee.  I have celiac - and they prepared all of my dishes properly without me asking - actually all of those with allergies were taken care of with the same care.  Our group was comprised of many foodies and they all felt the lobster bisque was one of the best they ever had.  We had the cheesecake (without crust) for the wedding cake - it was so good that after Jeff fed me some I went for seconds. 

     

    We had an MC (a groomsman) who helped the night flow flawlessly - even though we opted not to have a DJ.  We prepared playlists - and literally nobody sat down the entire time - just dancing and having a blast.

     

    The one concern I had was about how the resort washes their glasses at the bars.  It is unsanitary, and I believe that those in our group who became ill did so because of that.  It is common in  Mexico that they use bins to wash bar side - but normally a scrub, a sanitizing and a rinse - here they just scrubbed.  Order the mugs or cups and use them.  This is my only advice to avoid.

     

    The hardest part of the week was A. Making sure everyone had the room they wanted and B. Making sure we spent enough time with each group of guests.  This was a little challenging, but made the honeymoon that much better!

     

    Enjoy.  It was everything I ever dreamed about and more!!

    I cannot believe you are married already! It's amazing how time flies. Gorgeous photos! I am so happy to hear the resort photog was decent. We also are going with them since we just didn't have it in our budget to go elsewhere. 

    Very interesting about the way they clean their glasses.. I hate to hear that. So do they have disposable mugs or cups? Is that what you mean by "Order the mugs or cups and use them." So would they be better than the glasses?

     

    I'm so happy you had an amazing wedding day/vacation and honeymoon!!


    62 guest booked, plus Bride and Groom!


    #2623 ChocoTaco7568

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      Posted 07 May 2013 - 09:18 AM

      Lindsay, you totally rocked that dress; what a gorgeous bride! Thanks for your words of reassurance regarding Pilar and the resort (less the dirty dishes).

       

      Congrats newlwed!



      #2624 hortonk

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        Posted 07 May 2013 - 10:15 AM

        Originally Posted by Lindsay Green 

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        Hi All

         

        We just got back from our amazing wedding and honeymoon.  We were at Now Jade with 50 for our wedding, then a week at Secrets Silversands for our honeymoon.

         

        First things first - Pilar is amazing.  I didnt worry about the little details before we left, just sent her the planning book.  Once I sat down with her (2 days before the wedding), everything was worked out.  They have all the vendors at their fingertips, so it is very easy to plan it all and add any extras while you are there.  She is calm, kind and very, very organized.  She works like a slave from early in the morning to late at night making sure every detail of every couples day is taken care of.  Don't stress on the reply time, it will all be OK - I swear.

         

        I was most worried about my hair and the photography (Adventure).  They were both amazing.  I have humidity sensitive hair and some how they gave me exactly the look I wanted (showed a pic) and it didnt move until I pried it apart.  It was stunning.  The photography was OUTSTANDING.  I was so worried when I opted not to pay the prices for an offsite photographer - but I was very pleasantly surprised.  Veronica stayed with us all day and night and took some of the most amazing photographs I have ever seen.  She is kind, passionate and very talented. 

         

        The food was very good.  We had smoked salmon, lobster bisque, filet and shrimp and creme brulee.  I have celiac - and they prepared all of my dishes properly without me asking - actually all of those with allergies were taken care of with the same care.  Our group was comprised of many foodies and they all felt the lobster bisque was one of the best they ever had.  We had the cheesecake (without crust) for the wedding cake - it was so good that after Jeff fed me some I went for seconds. 

         

        We had an MC (a groomsman) who helped the night flow flawlessly - even though we opted not to have a DJ.  We prepared playlists - and literally nobody sat down the entire time - just dancing and having a blast.

         

        The one concern I had was about how the resort washes their glasses at the bars.  It is unsanitary, and I believe that those in our group who became ill did so because of that.  It is common in  Mexico that they use bins to wash bar side - but normally a scrub, a sanitizing and a rinse - here they just scrubbed.  Order the mugs or cups and use them.  This is my only advice to avoid.

         

        The hardest part of the week was A. Making sure everyone had the room they wanted and B. Making sure we spent enough time with each group of guests.  This was a little challenging, but made the honeymoon that much better!

         

        Enjoy.  It was everything I ever dreamed about and more!!

         

        You looked AMAZING omg i am so inlove with your pictures. So ahppy to hear that all went welll.....except YUCK about the glasses..... :S



        #2625 aarosenthall

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          Posted 07 May 2013 - 10:16 AM

          I cannot believe you are married already! It's amazing how time flies. Gorgeous photos! I am so happy to hear the resort photog was decent. We also are going with them since we just didn't have it in our budget to go elsewhere.  Very interesting about the way they clean their glasses.. I hate to hear that. So do they have disposable mugs or cups? Is that what you mean by "Order the mugs or cups and use them." So would they be better than the glasses? I'm so happy you had an amazing wedding day/vacation and honeymoon!!

          Honestly that is a good point about the glasses- I heard many of my guests making the same comments, and for what it is worth, I had a bunch of guests get sick that week. At the time we thought something was just traveling around but who knows... I'd say to bring your own!

          #2626 MrsShoreytobe

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            Posted 07 May 2013 - 10:40 AM

            Gorgeous Lindsay!!! So happy for you:) who were/was ur photographer??

            #2627 MayFlowers2014

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              Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:03 PM

              Originally Posted by Lindsay Green 

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              Hi All

               

              We just got back from our amazing wedding and honeymoon.  We were at Now Jade with 50 for our wedding, then a week at Secrets Silversands for our honeymoon.

               

              First things first - Pilar is amazing.  I didnt worry about the little details before we left, just sent her the planning book.  Once I sat down with her (2 days before the wedding), everything was worked out.  They have all the vendors at their fingertips, so it is very easy to plan it all and add any extras while you are there.  She is calm, kind and very, very organized.  She works like a slave from early in the morning to late at night making sure every detail of every couples day is taken care of.  Don't stress on the reply time, it will all be OK - I swear.

               

              I was most worried about my hair and the photography (Adventure).  They were both amazing.  I have humidity sensitive hair and some how they gave me exactly the look I wanted (showed a pic) and it didnt move until I pried it apart.  It was stunning.  The photography was OUTSTANDING.  I was so worried when I opted not to pay the prices for an offsite photographer - but I was very pleasantly surprised.  Veronica stayed with us all day and night and took some of the most amazing photographs I have ever seen.  She is kind, passionate and very talented. 

               

              The food was very good.  We had smoked salmon, lobster bisque, filet and shrimp and creme brulee.  I have celiac - and they prepared all of my dishes properly without me asking - actually all of those with allergies were taken care of with the same care.  Our group was comprised of many foodies and they all felt the lobster bisque was one of the best they ever had.  We had the cheesecake (without crust) for the wedding cake - it was so good that after Jeff fed me some I went for seconds. 

               

              We had an MC (a groomsman) who helped the night flow flawlessly - even though we opted not to have a DJ.  We prepared playlists - and literally nobody sat down the entire time - just dancing and having a blast.

               

              The one concern I had was about how the resort washes their glasses at the bars.  It is unsanitary, and I believe that those in our group who became ill did so because of that.  It is common in  Mexico that they use bins to wash bar side - but normally a scrub, a sanitizing and a rinse - here they just scrubbed.  Order the mugs or cups and use them.  This is my only advice to avoid.

               

              The hardest part of the week was A. Making sure everyone had the room they wanted and B. Making sure we spent enough time with each group of guests.  This was a little challenging, but made the honeymoon that much better!

               

              Enjoy.  It was everything I ever dreamed about and more!!

               

               

              You looked amazing on your wedding day... Congratz! 

               

              Glad everything worked out well..

               

              Did you use the photographer from one of the packages or did you hire one?



              #2628 Brandi Kohler

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                Posted 07 May 2013 - 04:04 PM

                Originally Posted by Lindsay Green 

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                Hi All

                 

                We just got back from our amazing wedding and honeymoon.  We were at Now Jade with 50 for our wedding, then a week at Secrets Silversands for our honeymoon.

                 

                First things first - Pilar is amazing.  I didnt worry about the little details before we left, just sent her the planning book.  Once I sat down with her (2 days before the wedding), everything was worked out.  They have all the vendors at their fingertips, so it is very easy to plan it all and add any extras while you are there.  She is calm, kind and very, very organized.  She works like a slave from early in the morning to late at night making sure every detail of every couples day is taken care of.  Don't stress on the reply time, it will all be OK - I swear.

                 

                I was most worried about my hair and the photography (Adventure).  They were both amazing.  I have humidity sensitive hair and some how they gave me exactly the look I wanted (showed a pic) and it didnt move until I pried it apart.  It was stunning.  The photography was OUTSTANDING.  I was so worried when I opted not to pay the prices for an offsite photographer - but I was very pleasantly surprised.  Veronica stayed with us all day and night and took some of the most amazing photographs I have ever seen.  She is kind, passionate and very talented. 

                 

                The food was very good.  We had smoked salmon, lobster bisque, filet and shrimp and creme brulee.  I have celiac - and they prepared all of my dishes properly without me asking - actually all of those with allergies were taken care of with the same care.  Our group was comprised of many foodies and they all felt the lobster bisque was one of the best they ever had.  We had the cheesecake (without crust) for the wedding cake - it was so good that after Jeff fed me some I went for seconds. 

                 

                We had an MC (a groomsman) who helped the night flow flawlessly - even though we opted not to have a DJ.  We prepared playlists - and literally nobody sat down the entire time - just dancing and having a blast.

                 

                The one concern I had was about how the resort washes their glasses at the bars.  It is unsanitary, and I believe that those in our group who became ill did so because of that.  It is common in  Mexico that they use bins to wash bar side - but normally a scrub, a sanitizing and a rinse - here they just scrubbed.  Order the mugs or cups and use them.  This is my only advice to avoid.

                 

                The hardest part of the week was A. Making sure everyone had the room they wanted and B. Making sure we spent enough time with each group of guests.  This was a little challenging, but made the honeymoon that much better!

                 

                Enjoy.  It was everything I ever dreamed about and more!!

                Your pictures were amazing.  We are also going with the resort photographer.  You mentioned that Veronica stayed with you the whole day.  If you don't mind me asking, and feel free to message it to me if you don't feel comfortable saying on here, but how much did they charge you for that and how many prints did you end up with?  I am in contact with the head photographer from Adventure and his prices keep flip flopping from what I hear from other brides.  Thank you so much.  You looked beautiful!



                #2629 Brandi Kohler

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                  Posted 07 May 2013 - 04:13 PM

                  Hey guys!  I have a few questions that I am hoping you might be able to answer for me.  We are getting married at 6:00 at the Pergola in October which is what I believe is sunset.  Is there any lighting out there for us?  Also, If you only choose the 2 hours for the DJ during the reception, who do you use to announce your entrance and stuff?  I believe I read on here once that even though it was only paid for 2 hours, the DJ ended up being there for all 3 hours.  When are you doing/did you do the champagne toast?  And finally, if I opt for no more appetizers for the extra guests during cocktail hour, do I still get stuck paying for cocktails or no?

                   

                  Thanks!



                  #2630 aarosenthall

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                    Posted 07 May 2013 - 06:09 PM

                    Hey Everyone!

                     

                    I just posted my review... You should be able to find it her...  http://www.bestdesti...un/reviews/7230

                     

                    Let me know if you have any questions!






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