We got back from our wedding trip a week ago. We traveled to the resort from 11/17/13 to 11/24/13. Our wedding was on Friday 11/22/13. All we can say is that everything was just perfect. Isela (our wedding planner) was on top of everything and the entire trip and wedding could not have gone any better. We were in contact with her early and often and that made it so easy once we arrived. The resort is amazing and the grounds are beautiful. We did the Eternity package because we wanted to customize things. The other packages did not seem to allow that as much plus the costs could have added up quickly if we were paying for each extra person over 25. We ended up with 32 total guests (counting us). Our ceremony was at the Pergola at 11AM. We then took tons of photos, grabbed a quick lunch, then even hit up the pool for a little, were most of our guests cooled off in the afternoon. We then had cocktails/appetizers in the Lobby from 4:30-5:30. Next we went to Capers for dinner (6pm-8pm). They gave us 2 large tables of 16 people each. It worked out very well. We wrapped up dinner and cake a little before 8pm. We then were supposed to head to the Carnival Terrace for our party/reception but due to a little afternoon rain Isela suggested/asked if we would move the party/reception to Castaways (she asked this during the cocktail hour). We said that was fine because we did not want to get wet if it rained anymore, which it did. Castaways was nice because it was a lot more private and it is a big space. We hired the resort DJ and we were happy with them. They played most of the songs we sent them ahead of time. We had to tell them when we want "things" to happen like the bouquet toss and garter toss, but it was no big deal. The DJ played great music overall. The party/reception was very important to us and our guests and everyone had a blast. We then had 3 hours of solid dancing (8pm-11pm). It was very hot in castaways, but since it was a last minute switch into this area, we did not have the option to get fans brought in. The space was nice though, especially because of the large bar in castaways.
Here are a few pics from our day. We were lucky enough to have a family member along that did all of the photography for us. He did an amazing job.
Please let us know if anyone has any questions for us.