Hello! I am a Riu Santa Fe bride too! We are getting married on Feb. 1, 2016. We are flying our own photographer down and having our ceremony on the beach. My bridesmaids and I are getting our hair and makeup done by Suzanne morel (they have a great reputation in Cabo!).
As for the reception, we have not decided yet.. I'm confused about what to do as we want private but I don't want to pay an arm and a leg! We were interested in the English patio for a private reception by they require you to pay 13$ per person for open bar, at least 36$ a person for dinner, and 600$ to rent out the space. That just seems a bit much when we can get it for free at the Steakhouse (which I hear is a quite private anyways and has a great view and atmosphere). The only thing with the steakhouse is they do not allow dancing or microphones for speeches so we would have to move the reception elsewhere after dinner. An option is to rent out the disco, but I am not really interested in that either as I hear it smells like puke and booze!
I would love to hear your ideas too!