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Wedding at Sandals Grande/Ladera St. Lucia


Let me begin by saying, I can’t thank you enough. This was a dream vacation/wedding/honeymoon, to say the least. I wouldn’t have changed a thing. The people at both places were absolutely wonderful. When we arrived at Sandals, they pulled us aside to tell us that we had received a complimentary upgrade to the concierge room. It was a nice quiet view in a very nice room, with 24 hour room service and an in-room bar! We had a fabulous time. The weather was good, too. It did rain almost everyday, but never for very long and it helped to cool things down. And we both agreed that the Grande was the right choice, hands down. After spending a week at sandals, we thought we were pretty spoiled. . . and then we got to Ladera! When they took us to our room and opened the door, I thought I was going to pass out. They upgraded us to a 2 1/2 floor villa with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and an almost full-size pool!!!! When you walked into the room it was like going into an omnimax theatre: it looked unbelievably real, but felt too amazing to be real! We had lots of geckos and tree frogs in our room, and got such a kick out of it. The finches would even come in and sit on the sofa with us. Very cute. The helicopter ride was wonderful, too. Unfortunately it rained for most of the trip, and it was more of a direct commute than a sight seeing trip. but it was still amazing. The wedding was magical. The ceremony was scheduled for 4:00. Unfortunately, by noon, it had started to rain. By 12;30 it was pouring. And there was no end in sight. I was having my hair done at 2:30 and it was raining so hard I couldn’t hear anything the hairdresser said! This continued until around 3:40. At this point the sun came out, the rain went away, and we had a georgous sunset!!! Everyone at Ladera was wonderful, even guests. Rosemary was a sweetheart and went above and beyond the call of duty. Caroline helped me get dressed and took care of everything, for me! After the wedding, one of the girls snuck into the room and left fresh flower petals all over the bed for us!! It was really a dream wedding. If I had it to do over, I’d do exactly the same thing. I can’t begin to tell you how wonderful it all was. Thank you so much for everything you did, from day one on. I couldn’t have asked for anything more.