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#1 Mrs.Morley

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    Posted 20 October 2007 - 11:56 AM

    Hi everyone... We just got back last night from an amazing wedding/honeymoon at Dreams PV...

    We arrived there on Wednesday the 10th and pretty much just hung around and got acquainted with the resort. I must say that the grounds are beautiful!

    Just a quick review of the resort…
    It is a bit older but the grounds are wonderful. The restaurants are great and pretty much all the food we ordered was great. Oceana is pretty much all sea food with an exception of a stake option on the menu but it was one of my favorites. El Patio was AWESOME!!! The queso asado, the taquitos al pastor, the pumpkin pie, everything was great! If you are a beer drinker you have to try a michelada, they are great all over the resort! We ate breakfast at the world caf© everyday and it was pretty good. Good variety of food… The Sea Side grill was one of my least favorites but it was still okay. Kind of bland but we tried it twice. Portofinos was good too. We ordered room service one night and that was awesome too. I had a chicken club and was done eating it in like 5 minutes. They have a grill going by the sand, which serves burgers, hot dogs and nachos. Pretty good too. Especially when you’re hanging by the pool or beach. The main pool is pretty crowded and people scout their seats VERY EARLY!!! We didn’t go by the adult pool since it was even more crowded than the main pool. Plus it was a lot smaller. There is also a pool by the old tower which was very quiet and relaxing. The resort was great and I would definitely go back and recommend to everyone! NO WRISTBANDS OR RESERVATIONS!!!!!

    On Thursday morning we met with Gaby, the WC, to pick out flowers, the menue, last minute details on the trio and DJ. All the planning took about 20 minutes. After we were done, we headed into town to buy a pinata, some candy to go in it. Stuff to go into our welcome bags, meet with Barcelona Tapas for a pre-welcome dinner tasting and just to walk around town.

    I have to say that PV is one of my fav places to go in MX because you get the real feel of MX. I've been to some places in MX where you feel like you never left the US and PV is definitely not one of those places...

    Most of our guests arrived Friday through Sunday. The Welcome bags were a big hit! We saw many people at the beach carrying them around. Plus I’m sure the snacks came in handy as well.

    On Sunday morning (my b-day) we met with Michelle at the Sheraton, our photog, for a pre-wedding trash the dress session. We wore similar wedding outfits but not our actual attire since it was pre-wedding. We took some shots in the ocean all over the sand and later got cleaned up and jumped in the pool for some under water shots. It was one of the best experiences! Later that evening we met everyone in the lobby and put everyone in cabs and off to Barcelona Tapas for a Welcome Dinner. Everything was a big hit! Awesome place, beautiful view, great service, very reasonably priced. We could not have asked for a better place! I highly recommend this place to anyone going to PV.

    The wedding day…
    I was so calm all day. My DH woke up together since we decided to spend our last night as an engaged couple together. I met two of my bridesmaids for a mani and pedi (mi sister and mom arrived later and got some pampering done) and my maid of honor her husband, me and DH all met up for lunch after our manis and pedis were dry. After lunch I said good-bye to DH and went off to get my hair done. Michelle (photog) was supposed to meet me at 3:30 to pick-up DH’s wedding present, which was BD photos that I did some editing on photofusion and made a powerpoint slideshow with some music in the background. It turned out AWESOME! Since she was early, she got some shots of me getting my hair done. We walked up to my room to give her the laptop and she brought it down to DH’s room and she kicked everyone out and said I had a message for him. After she was done taking pictures of DH, his dad and the groomsmen, she came back to my room and got some shots of me finishing up my make-up and putting on my dress. At about 5:15 it was time to walk over to the gazebo to get married. This is where my nerves kicked in… But they were good nerves. The ceremony was awesome! The minister had everyone crying and later everyone complemeted us on such a wonderful ceremony. After that we went over to the pool area for the cocktail hour and an hour later the dinner. The food was great, DJ played great songs plus the ones I requested. Once everyone had a few cocktails, we did the breaking of the pi±ata and a few other Mexican traditions. We had such a great wedding!

    I want to thank all the girls on here for all their ideas and inspiration. I could not have pulled such a beautiful wedding without all you ideas. Thank you so much… You all have become part of the memories we will tell our grand children of the most important day in our lives. Thanks again!

    One thing I was so disappointed about was that my something borrowed (the BDW starfish) never made it my way… I had to ask my MOH last minute to let me borrow something as I kept asking the front desk and the wedding coordinator if anyone had dropped something off but it never made it. I was so excited to see everyone’s pictures of their bouquets with it and it did hurt a little that I was able to share in that memory… Even without that I have to say that everything turned out great!

    The activities they have at the hotel are so much fun! after the wedding was over, we went jet skiing, parasailing, kayaking, boogy boarding, we climbed this huge water fall at right off this river at the resort, we did a canopy tour that was over 600 ft high. Everything was amazing!

    For anyone getting married at Dreams PV or thinking of getting married there… I highly recommend it and will help or give any advice needed. Please just send me a pm and I will help.

    Hope you all enjoy! They are under Chantall and Patrick.

    Chantall and Patrick

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    #2 beachbride08

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      Posted 20 October 2007 - 01:11 PM

      The pics look beautiful! I can't wait to see more. Congratulations!!!!
      Michelle

      #3 Jenn

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        Posted 20 October 2007 - 01:12 PM

        Congrats and welcome back!! The pics look great and it sounds like you had an amazing time :) That sucks that the starfish never made it your way... even so, everything was beautiful!

        #4 MsShelley

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          Posted 20 October 2007 - 01:18 PM

          Welcome back, grerat review, I am glad you had a great time!

          #5 rodent

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            Posted 20 October 2007 - 01:28 PM

            Your underwater picture is amazing!!!

            #6 LCBride2007

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              Posted 20 October 2007 - 01:41 PM

              awww - beautiful! i LOVED Dreams PV as well - seeing your pics makes me want to go back. congrats!

              #7 edna

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                Posted 20 October 2007 - 01:44 PM

                Congratulations Chantall and I loved your pics !

                #8 MissyR

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                  Posted 20 October 2007 - 02:29 PM

                  Wow. You look beautiful. Quick question - did you have your reception on the seaside terrace?

                  #9 Mrs.Morley

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                    Posted 20 October 2007 - 02:36 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by Melissa Radolli
                    Wow. You look beautiful. Quick question - did you have your reception on the seaside terrace?
                    I'm not sure what it would be called but it was by the pool between the gazebo and the old tower. Sorry Im not sure what it is called... Let me know if you have any other questions.

                    #10 Spazz

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                      Posted 20 October 2007 - 02:36 PM

                      Welcome back and congrats! Your pictures are great, I can't wait to see more. I'm glad you had such an awesome time (with the exception of the starfish).




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