Resort: El Dorado Casitas Royale
What made you decide on the destination/resort/venue?
I love the beach and have always wanted to get married on the beach Chris on the other hand was not dead set on the idea. He was looking for more of a traditional wedding. Once we met with Nicki and discussed the different options he was more open to it. He now says this was the best decision we could have made it was perfection!
I was second guessing having the reception on the beach thinking it may be too windy. I am so glad I did it was probably 90 plus that day so the breeze was a huge help. Apparently it wasn't a big enough help for all my guest after dinner the groomsmen and my father-in-law took off their shirts on the dance floor because they were so hot! My 90 year old grandma looked like she was going to have a heart attack! I am sure Sarani our photographer was loving these pictures.
What was the highlight of the experience and what was the biggest surprise?
I knew that the resort would be beautiful but I it exceeded any expectations that I had. The staff, wedding coordinators, and photographers were so amazing. I was shocked at how smoothly everything went for the wedding. I have to admit I was a little skeptical not being able to see what everything would look like ahead of time. The coordinators went above and beyond to make sure everything was set up perfectly and were even able to dye my flowers to match my colors exactly.
If your best friend were planning a destination wedding what would your advice be to her?
Don't sweat the small stuff if you don't hear back from the wedding coordinator right away don't be scared they will get back to you! Remember they have brides getting married at the present time . Also I would recommend getting the trial for your hair/makeup the day before it will put you at ease. I was a little nervous to have someone else do my hair/make-up but Casitas Spa did an amazing job I loved my hair and make-up!
Was there anything you would change, looking back?
I would have liked to have had stayed longer- the resort was so amazing but with family and friends there I didn't feel I had enough time to enjoy my wedding/honeymoon. We will definitely be going back for our anniversary!
Big thanks to Nicki at Legacy Travel and to Angelica, Alejandro and the other wedding coordinators with Lomas that helped make our wedding truly amazing.