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#1 Rachelle E.

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    Posted 02 October 2007 - 11:01 AM

    Hi!
    Ok, so I know I've been back for a week now, but things were just so busy right when we got home. We're gearing up for the AHR (this saturday!) and after that things will be back to normal.

    Monica is working on a proper review...I was going to ask her about it, but she beat me to the punch and said she was excited to work on it! Even though she wasn't on the forum personally, she has been SO appreciative of all the help and advice we've found with you guys here. So...as soon as I get that from her, I'll be sure to post it.

    All that being said...everything was GREAT!!!! PV was beautiful...hot and SOoooooo humid (esp in the evening) but absolutely gorgeous! My husband had never been before and he is sold on it! He keeps saying he had no idea it was going to be so cool! And it really was. We loved it. Can't wait to go back! I would definitely prefer not to go during their rainy season next time (didn't have a choice this time!) but I have to say, it honestly wasn't bad at all. The only time it seemed to rain was in the late evening...like maybe during dinner. And it didn't ever rain for long. It did not interfere with any activities, laying on the beach etc during the day...which was nice. BUT it did rain right before Monica's wedding. her wedding was scheduled for 7pm, and it started raining around 6:30 or so. Not hard but still...Gaby was a champ though, she set up extra seating indoors just in case but totally left it up to Monica and didn't try to convince her one way or the other about where to have the ceremony. As it was, Monica decided to wait a few minutes, the rain stopped and we started about 15 minutes later than scheduled. Everyone was great about it...even poor Gaby who was running the decorations back and forth! lol! The ceremony went off without a hitch and it was great! Monica & Caleb were SO happy - it was amazing!

    I know some concerns had been expressed about the WC at Dreams (mostly about Marilu I think...Gaby is there now.) but I have to say, that she was a superstar the entire time we were there. She was right on time for any meetings they had set up. She was extremely helpful, very flexible and accomodating. I really had some concerns going in, but Monica & I both agreed - she did great, absolutely NO complaints from us at all! I'm sure Monica will have more details, but she was 100% happy.

    The photographer, Roberto Aceves (sp?) we acutally found here on the forum. He is the sweetest man!! As far as I know he was right on time for their meeting, he came to the rehearsal to kind of map things out and snap a few pics...nothing formal but very helpful I thought. The day of the wedding he was right on time - he got some really fun shots of the guys and girls getting ready. He was just SO easy and pleasant to work with. Monica and Caleb LOVED him. He really worked with them to make a package that suited their needs and budget. And I have to say...the fact that he had a TON of 5x7 proofs printed for them (just some of his faves), as well as their proof CD (ALL the pics he took) delivered to them at the hotel before they left...very nice. Is it Leigh Miller/Jonathan Thrasher/Juan Carlos type photography...no. It is good quality - yes. Is Monica happy with her pics - yes! Did it only cost about 1k...YES! So yay for all that! If you need a photog in PV and you don't have a huge photog budget...we'd highly reccomend him! Ooh! one more thing! Even Monica's dad (who was extremely skeptical about the forum and hiring a photog found on here) said that Monica should write a nice review about Roberto and what a good job he did. . .and he admitted that the forum was "pretty cool". lol!

    Ok, this is getting LONGER by the minute! I wasn't really intending to go into that much detail. Monica's review will obviously be more complete...but if you have questions in the meantime...ask away!

    Overall it was a wonderful trip...things couldn't have gone better! We even had a couple (our friends) get engaged while we were there!!!! It was so fun!! We were all VERY excited!

    AND I have some pics...so I'll post those in this thread in a minute!

    #2 JaimeLynne

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      Posted 02 October 2007 - 11:05 AM

      What a great thread to wake up to! I'm so glad everything went well. Monica got married at Dreams, right? I can't WAIT to see the pics!!!

      ~ Jaime :)

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      We all stayed at The Marriott in P.V., and Honeymooned at The Royal Plantation in Ochos Rios, Jamaica!


      #3 Rachelle E.

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        Posted 02 October 2007 - 11:06 AM

        Here are some of the pics from our camera. I'll try to get some of the pro pics from Monica when we do her review.

        Oh yeah...and my camera battery was dead while we were getting ready...so I don't really have any good pics of just her in her dress or her hair or anything.

        But anyway - here they are.

        http://share.shutter....ZMXDZm2cM2LCTA

        #4 TammyB

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          Posted 02 October 2007 - 11:10 AM

          She looked very pretty. And welcome back

          #5 JaimeLynne

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            Posted 02 October 2007 - 11:14 AM

            Looks like fun! Her dress looks beautiful too!

            I just loooove the mountainous backdrop of PV. Ahhhhh.....

            ~ Jaime & Martin ~
            "Rain or Swine! 2-0-0-9"

            We had 24 people attend our wedding in Las Caletas, Mexico on May 24th, 2009!

            We all stayed at The Marriott in P.V., and Honeymooned at The Royal Plantation in Ochos Rios, Jamaica!


            #6 Rachelle E.

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              Posted 02 October 2007 - 11:27 AM

              Quote:
              I just loooove the mountainous backdrop of PV. Ahhhhh.....
              It really is SO beautiful! I think most of our friends were expecting it to look like Cancun...everyone was really surprised and liked it a lot!

              #7 foxytv

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                Posted 02 October 2007 - 11:30 AM

                AWESOME! The pics are great and the info thus far is fabulous as a preview of Monica's review! Looks like a perfect wedding and perfect time!

                #8 TATrisha

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                Posted 02 October 2007 - 11:32 AM

                Welcome home! :) She looked beautiful in her dress! very nice! Too bad your battery died

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                #9 Spazz

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                  Posted 02 October 2007 - 11:40 AM

                  The pics are great. Glad you had such a great time! Welcome home!!!

                  #10 A10CalGal

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                    Posted 02 October 2007 - 12:44 PM

                    Awww, she looks so pretty! I love her dress.

                    Welcome back!




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