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JQLONG's Mexican Reflections & Dreams Riviera Maya Wedding Review (Part Tres)

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So...here we go....with the help of Dreams Riviera, BDW, VistaPrint, Ebay, Dollar Tree, etc....Our little budget wedding that could....was absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

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We arrived on July 1st

Check In - Perfect A+ - we had the preferred club so we were whisked away from the lobby and taken to the preferred club room.

 

Room - Perfect A++ - we had an ocean front room with an AMAZING VIEW...

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Sunrise....

 The first night...11 of our guests were at the resort and we had dinner at Himitsu...the food was awesome...We loved our waiter, Antonio!

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July 2nd...was my honey's birthday....

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Portofino...made his birthday special!

 

 

July 3rd....

The night before....we did our bachelor/bachelorette parties...

 

The ladies went to Senor Frogs..in Playa Del Carmen...

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The guys went to Coco Bongo....

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I think its safe to say....they had more fun....Hmph......

 

Onto the wedding.......

 

July 4th....

For some reason...I was very, very calm.....The wedding party and my parents got together that morning for a quickie rehearsal at the Gazebo

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Here we are with Juan the entertainment guy...AKA "4th of July Man" as my girlfriend called him...

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Shirts purchased at vistaprint.com

 

The weather was a little overcast on and off....and then BOOM!!! we got rain....surprisingly...I was still very calm....Gina our coordinator called me around 1:30 to ask if we wanted to move to the terrace...I had a makeup appointment at 2:00 PM...I told her I wanted to wait....Boy am I glad we did....The rain stopped...the sun came out....and it got HOT!!!! It had been about 85 degrees the entire week....and no rain...but after the shower (which I consider to be our good luck) it was blazing hot

 

And at 4:00 (on the dot.....) Our Dream began....

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Here is our slideshow by Adventure Photography...they did a beautiful job:

 

http://040712long.dreamsriveriacancun.adventurephotos.com.mx/

 

We had an AMAZING wedding....It truly was So Amazing....my wedding was perfect in every way....I look at our slideshow & video (taken by family) and I smile....Dreams Riviera exceeded any expectations we had....

 

We had our reception at Bordeaux (in the wine room!!!).  This was very, very special because it was intimate.  This was a wedding gift from my parents and my former boss (he actually "found" the place).  We were going to have it at El Patio....but this was so much better!!!

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We opted not to do the Trash the Dress with Adventure Photos....they were a bit out of our budget...but...my talented brother Tim took some pictures for us.  We got up early the next day and took pictures on the beach....(I was thrilled to be able to put my dress on again!)

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So...I guess you can call these our DIY Trash The Dress pics!!!

 

As I began my journey of DW wedding planning....I had no idea how beautifully things would come together.  I appreciate the time and effort each person on this site has made to contribute.  This has been the best experience and I am very thankful to have found BDW.....

 

To Everyone....Thank you....thank you....from the bottom of my heart!

 

Please feel free to ask any questions....My detailed resort review will follow shortly....

 

Happy Planning....

 

It's Mrs JQLONG (now!!)

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Love love love it! How did you get your slideshow already? So glad I saw your wedding bc I knew I was in good hands after seeing yours!!!

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Your wedding was beautiful! Congratulations!

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So great! Thats so great it stopped raining in time for you. We opted for a 4:00pm ceremony also. We considered pushing it back, but now after seeing how great your photos came out, i'm glad we didn't. i'm sure i'll sweat to death but they can photoshop that out, right ;) lol

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ah I got teary eyed looking at your photos. So, so very happy for you!!! It looks like a whole lotta fun, and a very special trip. congrats to you both!!!

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