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best place to get married in PC?

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best place to get married in PC?

Does anyone have any reccomendations,romantic or horror stories that took place on their wedding holiday, im planning to get married and was wondering the best place to do so, need a large resort with a whitesand beach.....thanks

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1. Re: best place to get married in PC?

Secrets. Not real white sand but the beach is beautiful. Like you are on your own private island. Very romantic and adults only. Other resorts,if you go during school not as many kids but May to Sept will be alot of kids.

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I have witnessed several weddings that were held at the RIU Palace Macao and they were spectacular!

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First of all I want to tell anyone getting married or thinking of getting married at Secrets that is the best decision of their lives.

We arrived at Secrets (via airtransat holidays, club transat seats) at 12 pm on Sunday April the 2 and were greeted at the front desk by our wedding coordinator Yvette and Annemarie.

We were given cool cloths to wipe our faces and mimosas to drink as the head of the reception dept. (Orlando) welcomed us home. (Very sweet)

We met with Yvette later the afternoon and gave her the dresses and tuxes and all our other stuff we brought (cake topper and toasting goblets ect.ect.)

We picked our flowers, gave her our music C/D and arranged everything quite painlessly, and then went away to relax.

We stayed at Secrets for two weeks. The first week was in building #7 ocean view overlooking the pool/ocean/and swim up bar. We stayed in this room until the morning of our wedding Friday April 8th. and then up graded to the honeymoon suit in building 14 for the next 10 days (best thing we ever did amazing room and view and we took lots of opportunity with our hot tub on the balcony).

After we got settled in, my soon to be husband went to get a massage at the elevated beach hut with his best man ($40.us each 30 min.) He was a little nervous as this was our wedding day, and the massage helped him a lot.

My maid of honour and my self went off to the spa (beautiful) to get pampered and ready for our 6:30 wedding.(Serge was to meet me at the spa at 5pm.for pics before)

At the spa they did our hair and makeup and pedicures (worth every penny) I am a hairdresser back in Toronto and I am very fussy. They did an amazing job on both of us.

Yvette our wedding coordinator was with us every step of the way. She had our wedding dresses, flowers and everything else we needed waiting for us at the spa when we arrived.

I ordered long stem white calla lilies and orange roses with lots of green stuff (they were beautiful)

When we were ready Yvette called Serge’s room and he came down to meet me at the spa.(very emotional moment, be prepared),My heart was pounding a mile a minute and when he saw me he almost started to cry.

Our amazing photographer Arturo (ask for him) took us all around the resort taking our pics, everyone clapped and said congratulations to us ,(it was very lovely.) We also got the DVD of the wedding and it was worth every cent.

By 5:45 my maid of honour and I were back in the lobby waiting for the carriage to take us to the wedding gazebo where Serge and Andy were waiting for us.

The carriage arrived at the wedding gazebo at 6:15pm; Andy walked Fia up the isle and then walked me up the isle to Serge.

Everything was so magical and so perfect,

We both exchanged our own vows and did a sand ceremony. Serge and I have never experienced such a romantic moment in our lives, and will never forget it.

After we were married we had a very romantic first dance as the sun went down (the sky was blue and purple and gold) then we cut our cake and fed it to each other (we picked the almond cake, it was delicious) We also had a dance with our best man and maid of honour as well.

After the ceremony Yvette arranged for us to have our wedding dinner in the French restraunt (best choice)

As we walked in the restraunt everyone cheered and clapped. The table was set with white linen chair covers and big bows, rose petals scattered all over the table and champagne.

We had the hearts of palm salad and then the pumpkin soup (delicious) the main course (highly recommended) was the chateaubriand (you gotta try this stuff we went back 3 times after the wedding)

After the main course they bring your wedding cake to the table for dessert (I had not had cake in a year, diet, so it was extra, extra good)

Then just when we thought the day was over, (Yvette had saved the best surprise for last)

We went back to our room 14204 to find on the door a huge banner (HONNEYMOONERS)(now on our bedroom door at home). When we entered our room what we saw took our breath away....

Candles everwere, on the floor around the Jacuzzi, just everywhere. Rose petals all over the floor the bed the bathroom .There must have been at least 4 or 5 dozen of them. Decorated towel figures everywere, hearts doves, swans,

It took our breath away. A big basket of fruit, all our wedding flowers, our beautiful cake topper cleaned and on the table surrounded by a heart of lilted t-light candles and of course a big silver bucket and a bottle of champagne.

Never in all of our wildest dreams did we ever expect this.

We always felt like we were the only bride and groom at the resort. The personalized attention to detail was beyond anything we could have ever expected and Yvette and everyone else at Secrets gave as the most magical wedding anyone could have ever asked for

Andy and Fia left on the Sunday and this gave us a week to ourselves......

Our honeymoon was just as amazing with lots of little perks,

Our romantic dinner in the Mexican restraunt under the stars was also suburb (we had steak and lobster, yum, yum)

The rest of our honeymoon I will leave to your imagination (sorry some things are private you know)

All I can say is everyone at Secrets Excellence was amazing, the food was spectacular, and the resort was soooooooo beautiful,

The beach was very wavy in the front (go boogie bording,lots of fun) and if you want calm waters just walk 5min. to the left or right of the resort. Here you got it all!!!!!

Try the mamajuanna...We did ....after all its all-inclusive ya know!

We are going back next year for our 1st anniversary to see all our new friends............

Congrats to anyone getting married there or having their honeymoon. Enjoy every moment in paradise; it will be over before you know it...

Feel free to e-mail me for pictures

teryanne@aci.on.ca

Love to all

Theresa and Serge

xoxo

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4. Re: best place to get married in PC?

Listen to Secretsbride!!!

I watched her wedding video.. what a gorgeous, romantic atmosphere.. I went to Punta Cana in November to visit Secrets for a day.. and I was sold.. we are getting married there in January!!!

It really is stunning!!