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Natalie's Wedding~ Pueblo Bonito Sunset Review

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    Posted 25 October 2007 - 09:47 PM

    We just got back from Cabo on Tuesday and I am back at work. I will be adding my pics later tonight after I restock the frig!

    Baja Cantina on the beach- A
    We had our welcome dinner here and it was a big hit. I worked with Mona who was very nice and professional with everything set up upon arrival. The service was good and the food was yummy. We had the taco plated dinner with two hours of open bar. We were seated on the deck area and they had music playing. Girls, make sure you bring your emails and receipts of payment with you! At the end of the night Mona had left and I had to deal with the bill that was incorrect and had to pull out my emails with Mona. They called Mona on her cell and it was taken care of quickly. Also make sure you tell the taxi drivers either baja Cantina dockside or on the beach. I had told both drivers on the beach and they took us to the dock side one. Opps!

    Mi Casa- A

    I switched our rehersal dinner from Edith's to Mi Casa at the last minute. I wanted all of our guests to come to the rehersal dinner instead of just the bridal party so I decided to go with a more moderatley priced menu. Mi Casa was great at getting back to me in just a few days before we left and emailed me our reservation number. They did not require a deposit and allowed all of us to order off the menu without restrictions. We had 23 in our party.

    Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach- A
    All of our guests loved our hotel! They could not believe what a great rate we got on the rooms arranged by Tammy (Host). The hotel is not too far from town but far enough which made it perfect. The rooms are very large as well as the bathrooms and living areas. Many of our guests were upgraded to larger suites because they did not have any junior suites at the time of check in. Our room was awesome, thanks Tammy! It had two bathrooms, large bedroom, kitchen and living room. Our patio area was large enough to have a party on it with a jaccuzi. All the rooms have a view of the ocean and they have 4 pools all with swim up bar and food. They have a new pool at the top of the mountain the sky pool and it was beautiful. The resturants were of good quality too, I would say the only downside to the hotel is that they push the timeshares hard. As long as you can say a firm no, you are alright. All of our guests said they would go back again, I am happy they were all pleased.

    Baja Weddings- A+

    Natalie was our WC and did a perfect job. I loaded up a small suitcase that I had her take down to the reception area. I felt bad cause it was a lot of stuff (Ipod speaker, coasters, candles, votives, menus, toasting flutes and cake serving set.) Natalie and April took everything down to the reception area and set things up. Everything arrived on time from the vendors, the tables looked great and I loved my flowers. They were exactly like the picture I sent. The cake was super yummy and the food was awesome. We had the international buffet, I made a few changes to it. The banquet manager was on top of everything and we ended up being under our bar limit.
    This is what I could work on for now, I will finish soon.

    #2 michelle08

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      Posted 25 October 2007 - 10:13 PM

      Welcome Back!!! That's great that you had such a wonderful time and no mishaps that you listed. Congrats on being married! :)

      #3 TammyWright


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      Posted 25 October 2007 - 10:16 PM

      natalie, so glad everything worked out...kevin's mom emailed me and said the wedding was beautiful and that everyone had a favulous time...cant wait to see the pics!

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      #4 TammyB

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        Posted 26 October 2007 - 07:11 AM

        Welcome back, sounds like everything went well. Can't wait to see your pics. CONGRATS..

        #5 Jackie

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          Posted 27 October 2007 - 10:12 AM

          Welcome home Natalie, so glad to hear everything went well. Cant wait to see the pictures :)
          My Dreams Cabo Wedding Review

          #6 TOESNTHESND

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            Posted 27 October 2007 - 09:47 PM

            I wanted to add that I was so thankful that I hired an outside WC for our wedding. When I first contacted PB Sunset (Laura Ortiz) for our wedding it took at least 2-2 1/2 weeks for an email. I knew there was no way I could deal with that for a year of planning. I know a lot of this is because she is over worked but I figured why make myself upset. When I arrived at the hotel Laura did not even met with me to over details of the food or set up which I did not really care about but it did bother me that she did not even greet me to see if I had any questions. She did call the after I got there to confirm that was my room but she said I did not have to met with her. I was confident in my WC so it was not a problem. I did like the fact that we were the only wedding there for the 7 days we stayed there. It felt nice to be the center of attention If anyone wants to be married in a chapel the one at the hotel was so beautiful in person, but I believe it only holds 50 or so people.

            Dreams- A
            We stayed at Dreams 7 days for our honeymoon. Overall we enjoyed the hotel and service. The staff was very upbeat and the activities were fun too. We snorkled, held leather back baby turtles and let them out to sea. We set up swimming with the dolphins through the hotel too. That was one of the best parts of the trip!!! It is worth the money if you are thinking about doing it. DH loved the fact that they had ABC, NBC and ESPN so we could watch college football while we were there. Go Trojans!!!!! We saw 6 weddings while were we there. It seemed like every night there was a welcome dinner or bonfire party or wedding. We didn't mind it though.

            Manuel Burgoin A++
            Manuel seriously rocks!!! Again I can't say enough nice things about him. Him and his asst were early and came straight to the room. After a few intros he was snapping away while we were in the room. At first I was going to give him a list of all the shots I wanted, but after looking at his web site so many times I just said Natalie let it go and let him do his thing. I am happy that I did. He got all the shots I wanted and took some great detail shots at beautiful angles. We also shots some more photos with him on Sunday morning for about an 1 1/2. He took us to Pedgrel in the hills, Pedgrel beach and the marina. After we were done he asked hey did you guys have breakfast and of course we hadn't cause we were getting ready so we all went out to lunch. He took us to some local seafood place. It was so yummy. He told me he had just joined the forum and wa sexcited to see so many girls on here. He said wow there is a lot of you! DH asked him what he thought of others photographers in the area and he just said he trys not to worry about what others do, he just focuses on doing his work and keeping his clients happy. He said his people were already working on our pics from Friday and they have a bunch of computers and equipment at his studio. He delivered our pics to the WC as promised and I am very pleased with the results.

            #7 Nrvsbride

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              Posted 30 October 2007 - 05:45 PM

              It sounds like everything went perfectly! I'm so glad that you had a great time and that all your vendors worked out well for you. It is especially awesome that you got your pics as was agreed upon. I can't wait to see pics.

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