Alan Hartley & Heather Venema

Alan & Heather

July 28, 2012

Alan Hartley & Heather Venema

Alan & Heather

July 28, 2012

Hi everyone. Thank you all for sharing in our special day together. We are counting down the days to see everyone and celebrate the big day with you all. As we started thinking about what we wanted to do in terms of a registry, we thought we would take a somewhat unconventional approach as we had both furnished apartments on our own previously before meeting each other!

As we looked around we thought we had a lot of stuff already and thought this was a convenient way for all of our friends and family help us celebrate the start of our marriage on our honeymoon. With Alan coaching two sports on top of teaching, and Heather teaching two classes a semester at St. Ambrose in addition to her job, what really excites us the most if being able to enjoy a full week with each other - free from distraction and the crazy lives we lead back in Iowa!

Thank you all for everything you have done for each of us and know that we are so excited to see you on July 28th so that we can all enjoy the first day of our life together! Please also chcek out our website at VenemaHartley.ourwedding.com

We're going to Valentin Imperial Maya Resort!

Just 25 minutes from Cancun’s International Airport, Valentin Imperial Maya sits on a half-mile-long stretch of white sand beach of Playa Del Secreto (The Secret Beach) in the Riviera Maya. This all-inclusive, adults-only magnificent resort not only gives you direct access to the beach, but also places you just minutes from the vibrant culture of Cancun and the world famous Mayan archaeological sites such as Tulúm, Cobá, and Chichen Itzá... all while keeping itself secluded from the clutter.

Our Registry

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Rountrip airfare from the Quad Cities to Riviera Maya, and back again. Includes ground transportation from the Cancun airport to the Valentin Resort.
$2500
25/30
$100
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Historical Tour and National Parks Day Trip - With Tulum, Chichen Itza and Ek Balam among the options, the cultural attractions around Riviera Maya are one-of-a-kind and cannot be missed.
$5000
10/10
$100
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Historical Adventure Tours - Riviera Maya is one of the few places that features first-rate tour companies that give visitors the chance to do a little bit of everything, like touring ancient ruins before kayaking later in the day.
$3000
10/10
$100
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Caribbean Snorkeling Excursion - Riviera Maya is a popular snorkeling destination in Mexico thanks to its diverse sea life. Thanks to your gift, we'll get to explore many of the reefs and observe the abundance of underwater creatures.
$2500
10/12
$100
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Riviera Maya Off-Road Adventure - Riviera Maya offers some unique off-road adventures, including hummer excursions, plus ATV and jungle tours.
$5000
4/4
$100
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Kayaking Adventure - It will be a day of discovery and adventure as we paddle to secret beaches and through the tropical waters of the Caribbean -- all while keeping an eye out for sea turtles and dolphins.
$5000
4/4
$100
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Eco-Adventures and Hiking - On our guided tour, we'll get a chance to explore and learn about the region's beautiful canyons, waterfalls and rainforests.
$2500
7/8
$100
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We'll take an aerial view of the lush, tropical gardens while we zip through the trees and take in the sights and sounds from a whole new perspective.
$1500
15/18
$100
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Beachside Couples Massage - Nothing like some hot stones on our back and the gentle sound of the surf to lull us into relaxation.
$3000
6/8
$100
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Champagne - Now it wouldn't be a honeymoon without splurging a bit. Your gift will contribute to a week of rest, relaxation, and of course, good champagne!
$2500
6/8
$100
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Complete Spa Experience - A relaxing spa treatment will likely be in order after all of the activities we have planned.
$4000
2/4
$100
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Guidebooks and Maps - Wait, where are we? We'll need guidebooks and maps to stay on the right track for our stay in Riviera Maya.
$1500
3/4
$100
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Lowepro Fastpack 100 Gear Bag - A great backpack style camera bag to tote the camcorder, digital camera, and accessories. We will look like tourists, but tourists with a cool convenient camera bag.
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An Unbelievable Hotel - During our stay, we will experience the ultimate in service, class and style at one of the best hotels in Riviera Maya in the honeymoon suite.
$10000
8/10
$100
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Dining Out - From El Fogon to Carboncitos, the dining destinations in Riviera Maya are world-class. Your gift will help us enjoy one of the best meals of the trip in an unforgettable setting.
$6000
10/10
$100
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Breakfast in Bed - What could be better? Mimosas required.
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Dinner on the beach for two, including five courses. While at dinner, our suite will be filled with rose petals and champagne for when we return home.
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