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Carlyn Freeman

and

Gary Greenman

Please join us for our wedding celebration on

BIENVENIDOS!

We are excited to announce that we will be having our wedding in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico on Friday May 17, 2024.
We love the idea of having the chance to spend several days with our friends and family in this beautiful destination. We hope that you will join us.

The following pages will give you more information about the events planned, the accommodations we have selected and how to book your stay to join us.

Our Story

Us

Originally growing up a couple thousand miles away from each other, Carlyn outside of Seattle and Gary outside of Philadelphia, our story began in Seattle in March 2019. Gary had recently moved to Seattle for a new job and was getting settled into his new city. As one does in 2019, he was scrolling through Hinge, an online dating app, and found a local girl he thought could show him the city. Luckily, she was tired of the Seattle guys and ready for someone she could show around. After a few weeks of messaging and getting to know the basics, we went on our first date to a Science of Beer tasting event at the Pacific Science Center, a place where Carlyn used to go often growing up. Our first date went well, and we saw each other 3 more times that week! We started seeing more and more of each other, going to brunches, meeting Gary’s dog Jackson, and introducing each other to friends and coworkers! Carlyn loved to learn about Gary’s go with the flow nature, his calm, cool, and collected vibe, and his kindness and generosity. Gary loved Carlyn’s playful sense of humor, her warm and caring nature, and her top notch chef skills.          

Soon after, we became “official” and enjoyed becoming even more a part of each other’s lives. Meeting parents, friends, and extended families, our lives became closer and more intertwined as we got to find more and more shared interests and values. We fell more and more in love, and in the beginning of 2020 we decided to move in together. Through a pandemic, a loss of our dog Jackson, a gain of our pup Georgia, job changes, many-many weddings, and worldwide adventures, we created a wonderful life together. Some of our favorite events included our trip around the world, with stops in Kenya and India, many nights at Seattle sports games, scuba diving with the turtles in Hawaii, annual trips to see Dave Matthews Band concerts at the Gorge, and training our puppy Georgia. Our favorite adventure thus far was when we went to Whistler, Canada in March 2023 for a ski trip. After a few days of skiing, (and a lot of Après) Gary completely surprised Carlyn with a helicopter ride to the top of Rainbow Mountain to propose, and of course she said YES! It was the perfect day and perfect way to start our next chapter. We have since moved to West Seattle, mostly so Georgia can have room to play and run around in the backyard. We are so excited to be married and continue our story for many years to come.

We look forward to celebrating in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico with friends and family and hope that you can join us!

HOST RESORT

THE PLACE

Our Host Resort is an Adults Only (18+), 5 star all-inclusive resort and is designed in the style of an elegant Mexican hacienda nestled amid sumptuous tropical gardens. Located just 25 minutes from Cancun International Airport and 20 minutes from Playa del Carmen. This magnificent award-winning resort boasts one of the most breathtaking swimming pools in Riviera Maya. It offers luxurious and spacious accommodations in different Suites and Junior Suites categories, à la carte breakfast, unlimited dinners at 7 à la carte restaurants with no reservations required, premium Wi-Fi, 11 bars, 24-hour room service, daily activities, nightly entertainment and an absolutely spectacular half mile long secluded beach. 

Escape and enjoy this unique oceanfront resort. The property’s elegant architecture, with touches of a rich colonial decor, offers an exceptional experience. Located in Playa del Secreto, one of the nicest beaches in the Riviera Maya, the resort is a peaceful oasis where everything has been designed to create an aura of romantic intimacy. 

Check-in Time:  3:00 PM

Check-out Time:  12:00 PM

Resort Amenities

• 524 beautiful Junior Suites & 16 One-Bedroom Suites

• Welcome cocktail & cool refreshing towel upon arrival

• 2 buffets for breakfast and lunch, with à la carte breakfast option

• Unlimited dining at 7 à la carte specialty restaurants with no reservations (except for the Teppanyaki Grill). Dress code applies

• 11 bars: one for everyone’s taste, with unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages from a selection of domestic and international premium brands

• Wi-Fi access in reception, Junior Suites, Suites, and pool area

• Access to internet with computers available in the lobby

• Concierge service available at the reception and other designated areas

• 24-hour room service with in-room menu

• In-room Nespresso coffee set

• Minibar restocked daily with water, soft drink, juice, beer, and a snack

• Satellite TV and radio alarm clock

• Iron and ironing board or garment steamer depending on the room category

• In-room digital safe – 15” laptop size

• Marble bathrooms with jetted bathtub, separate toilet and shower enclosed by frosted glass doors

• Toiletries made from natural ingredients, hair dryer and vanity mirror

• Double size jetted bathtub and double vanities in all Silver, Golden, Golden Superior, Golden Swim-Up Junior Suites and One-Bedroom Diamond & Imperial Suites

• Double vanities and rain showers in all Silver Superior and Emerald Junior Suites.

• Oversized jetted bathtub in all Emerald Junior Suites

• 5K race, beach volleyball, two tennis courts, one paddle court, one basketball court

• Fitness center with yoga, Pilates, body fitness, TRX and Zumba classes

• Great swimming pool with Aqua Force, Aqua Fitness, pool biking, pool volleyball, pool basketball, foam party

• Non-motorized water activities – kayak, snorkeling, Hobie cat and boogie boards

• Pool towels and lounge chairs

Sports

• Non motorized water sports activities: kayaks, Hobie cats, snorkeling gear (mask and snorkel only), boogie boards

• Gym and fitness center with yoga, TRX, Pilates, body fitness and Zumba classes

• Beach and pool volleyball

• Two tennis courts: lit at night when requested

• One paddle court: lit at night when requested

• One basketball court: lit at night when requested

• Motorized water sports activities outside the resort ($)

• Diving outside the resort ($)

NOTE: The resort information detailed on this website may change, be discontinued or be made unavailable at any time at the resorts discretion. We are in no way guaranteeing these amenities will be in place at the time of our event.

We reserve the right to update this page at any time without notice.

IMPORTANT NOTE

Due to the requirements of the resort, we kindly ask that our guests book at the Host Resort within our Wedding Room Block.

We have negotiated rates with the resort for our guests. Per the resort policy, we are unable to move guests into our Wedding Room Block if booked through another source even if booked directly. If you have questions regarding this, please reach out.

Visit the Travel & Accommodations page for booking instructions.

Thank you in advance for understanding

REQUIRED DRESS CODES

DAY TIME

Resort Day Casual: Dress, shorts or jeans. Swimwear must be dry and covered. No bare feet. 

DINNER TIME

Ladies: Dresses, blouses, skirts, dress jeans (not torn nor ragged), Capri pants, elegant Bermudas, dress shoes & elegant sandals.

***Beachwear, sportswear, t-shirts, short-shorts, tennis shoes or beach sandals are not allowed. 

Gentlemen: Long pants only (includes elegant jeans, not torn nor ragged), shirt with collar and long or short sleeves (it can be a polo shirt, a classic shirt, as long as it has a collar and sleeves), elegant shoes.

***Beachwear, sportswear, 3/4 pants, Bermudas, t-shirts, tennis shoes, tank tops or sandals are not allowed. 

You can click this link to see a short video about the dress code.

Weekend Events & Resort Map

GUESTS ARRIVE IN DESTINATION

:, May 13, 2024

Make your trip to Mexico a vacation!

Guests are welcome to come as early as Monday May 13th and stay as long as Monday May 20th.

WEDNESDAY - Say hello cocktails

8:30 PM - :, May 15, 2024

The bride and groom will be having cocktails at the Don Miguel Bar. Stop by and say hello.

Please note, pants and closed-toed are required for men in the evening per the resort dress code.

THURSDAY - WELCOME PARTY

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, May 16, 2024

Join us for our Welcome Party!

Location: La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant

Attire: Tropical Festive

Hawaiian shirts, sun dresses, florals, bright colors, etc.

Please note, pants and closed-toed are required for men in the evening per the resort dress code.

FRIDAY - WEDDING CEREMONY

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM, May 17, 2024

Location: Beach

Attire: Cocktail (tea, midi, and knee length dresses; formal jumpsuits; linen or light-colored suits).

Please no white/ivory/cream dresses, shorts, or jeans. Take note, the ceremony will be on the beach (shoe check and paths will be provided).

WEDDING RECEPTION

6:30 PM - 11:00 PM, May 17, 2024

Cocktails, Dinner and Dancing

following ceremony

Location: Terraza Las Fuentes

SATURDAY - RELAX & ENJOY THE DESTINATION

8:00 AM, May 18, 2024 - 12:00 PM, May 19, 2024

Relax and enjoy the resort or ask Tracy, our wedding planner/travel agent, about booking an excursion to the Tulum Ruins or to visit a Cenote nearby.



Guests receive 20% off Spa Treatments. Mention FREEMAN/GREENMAN Wedding.

**Not combinable with other spa discounts, offers or promotions.

For Pricing and to try to schedule in advance Email the resort spa at: vim.aromancespa@valentinmaya.com

Travel To-Do's

TRAVEL TIPS AND REMINDERS

❗️IMPORTANT❗️

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Please read before traveling. If you missed it, visit the the following link.

Visit Web Link Click: CLICK HERE

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*For on the go viewing while traveling we recommend downloading the Trip Plans APP and creating an account within the app.

Travel & Transfers

Airport Ground Transfers

ROOM GROUP LEADERS:  Please review the instructions below to purchase your ground airport transfers. 

Note: The room group leader is the person who booked the room and is responsible for making sure that all guests in the room receive this information and book their airport transfers. 

Instructions for purchasing:

🌴Follow link below 👇

🌴Complete your arrival and departure dates (note: transfer dates must match your resort stay dates)

🌴Enter the number of travelers (note: if you know of several people flying with you on the SAME EXACT (SAME AIRLINE AND FLIGHT NUMBER) flights you can plan to ride together. However, all flight itineraries must match exactly to be accepted. If you have separate itineraries you will each need to purchase separate transfers.)

🌴Click Search

🌴Choose the transfer option, book, and pay

💫PRO TIP:  PRIVATE TRANSFERS are recommended.  Shared means you will be sharing with strangers from the airport, going to other resorts nearby.   This will likely make your transfer time longer. 

Description of service from the transfer company:

Shared: You will share your transfer with other strangers from the airport going to other resorts near by our resort, which could be max 3 stops at other resorts before the drop-off.  This will make your ride time longer. 

Private service: This means that no one else besides the persons in the reservation would be in the vehicle, this will be a maximum of 7 people in the service.

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TRAVEL

✈️ Flights: Guests will book their own flights into Cancun airport. (CUN).

🚐 Ground/Airport Transfers: We will coordinate group ground transportation from the Cancun airport to the resort and back. This will be arranged closer to the date of travel and will be billed to you separately.

🏩*Rooms will book fast and availability is limited.

IMPORTANT NOTE

Due to requirements of the resort, we kindly ask that our guests book at the Host Resort within our Wedding Room Block.

We have negotiated rates with the resort for our guests. Per the resort policy, we are unable to move guests into our Wedding Room Block if booked through another source even if booked directly. If you have questions regarding this, please reach out.

Thank you in advance for understanding

TRAVEL PROTECTION

We highly recommend the purchase of travel protection for your trip.

Important: We suggest purchasing it the same day you make your deposit for your trip. Note: Plan must be purchased within 21 days of your initial vacation deposit.

We recommend adding the optional Cancel For Any Reason additional coverage. This will help cover your non-refundable vacation expenses should you need to cancel your trip.

Visit website to get a quote and purchase.

If asked for an AGENCY: 53780 - The French Connection Events & Travel

Included is a basic information flyer. Note this flyer is not applicable to all states. To learn the coverage for you and the state you resident, request a quote by clicking the link below.

Please request a quote and review full plan details.

PRO TIP: When getting a quote you only need to indicate you are traveling to "Mexico" and not a specific location.

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WEDDING PLANNER/TRAVEL AGENT


Wedding Planner/Travel Agent - Tracy French of The French Connection Events and Travel if you have any questions. She is our main point of contact and is helping us with organizing our event & travel. Note: while in destination if you need any assistance, please first to ask the resort or transfer company to help you. If you need to loop in Tracy, please email full details as well as call her office and leave a detailed voice mail. She will try her best to assist but may not be readily available.

Call 210-349-8301 (leave a detailed message)

Text 512-591-8307

Tuesday - Friday 10:00AM to 4:00 PM Central

email: tracy@thefrenchconnectionevents.com 

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REGISTRY

GIFTS

Your presence is our favorite present, we are excited to spend quality time with you in Mexico!

We understand that taking time out of your busy life is a lot to ask, and do not expect further gifts.

If, however, you feel inclined to send a gift, please see below 2 options for our registry.

Thank you!

HONEYMOON REGISTRY

Should you feel compelled to offer a token of your congratulations, we would be grateful for your contribution to our honeymoon fund. Your kindness will assist us in creating memories that will last a lifetime.

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MISC.

BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Terms and Conditions and Liability Waiver Agreement (“Agreement”) is entered into by and between TF Wedding Consultant, Inc. d/b/a/ The French Connection (hereinafter “The French Connection”) and the Traveler/Guest(s) who book their stay to attend. 

Resort: Valentin Imperial Resort and Spa

Details: Requested Room (note: rooms are not held and are not considered booked until the terms/conditions have been signed and the payment has been received and a confirmation of payment has been sent by The French Connection.) 

Upon submitting your Guest Room Reservation request, you the Traveler/Guest, authorize The French Connection to facilitate Hotel Reservations on your behalf and agree to participate in FREEMAN AND GREENMAN Wedding in Mexico (the “Event”), an event organized by The French Connection, on your own free will and intentional act. 

By booking with, The French Connection, YOU AGREE TO THE GENERAL/CANCELLATION TERMS & CONDITIONS contained herein. Any payment constitutes acceptance of these terms.  All policies, procedures and terms contained herein are subject to change at any time without notice at The French Connection’s sole discretion. 

As a condition of making a Booking, you warrant that: 

• you are at least 18 years of age; 

• you have the authority to create a binding legal agreement with us and the relevant Hotel Reservation supplier(s) and or resort; 

• you will only make Bookings for you or for other persons for whom you have authority to make such Bookings (Other Persons); 

• you will advise such Other Persons about these Terms (as updated by us from time to time) and any other applicable terms that apply to a Booking;

 • all information supplied by you (including any information supplied on behalf of Other Persons) in respect of a Booking is accurate, complete and up to date; 

• you will advise such Other Persons about the recommendation of Travel Protection offered. 

CANCELLATION OR MAKING CHANGES TO YOUR BOOKING 

All payments are non-refundable after January 05, 2024. All payments that are non-refundable in this agreement are considered liquid damages and/or agency fee.  Cancelations requested by the guest made before January 05, 2024 will incur a cancelation penalty of $100 per person. This penalty will be deducted from any refund due. Cancellations for any reason made after January 05, 2024 will result in zero refund.  Reservations will automatically cancel if payment is not received by due date/time. Payment due dates are specified on the Booking Confirmation Email sent.  There is no refund for rooms that automatically cancel for lack of or late payment.  Change requests must be made in writing to tracy@thefrenchconnectionevents.com and be received at least 45 days before check-in to be considered.  Change requests if allowed, will incur a change fee of $50 per change.  This fee must be paid before the change will be made.  Bedding requests, room location requests, room amenity requests are all subject to the availability at check-in. Requests are not guaranteed and there is no refund for requests not being honored by the resort. No rebooking is allowed. 

TRAVEL PROTECTION 

We strongly recommend that you purchase Travel Protection. See details here on the FREEMAN AND GREENMAN Wedding website. carlynandgarywedding.com

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL 

ASSUMPTION OF RISKS: The undersigned acknowledges and agrees that participating in the Event and travel to Mexico involves numerous inherent risks and dangers including the risk of serious injury, accident, illness, death and property damage, resulting from the forces of nature; local insects, flora and fauna; civil unrest; terrorism; misused or poorly maintained equipment or other mechanical failure, roads, trails, hotels, vehicles or other means of conveyance, improper or no access to means of rapid evacuation or availability of medical attention or supplies. 

You are responsible for ensuring that you and all other guests on your reservation, meet any applicable foreign entry requirements and that your travel documents, such as passports and visas (transit, business, tourist, and otherwise), are in order and any other foreign entry requirements are met. 

By offering Hotel Reservations in particular international destinations, we do not represent or warrant that travel to such areas is advisable or without risk, and we are not liable for damages or losses that may result from travel to such destinations. We recommend you check your country’s foreign travel guidance for further details. 

HEALTH & SAFETY TIPS FOR TRAVELERS 

As travel opens around the world, all destinations, airports, air carriers, hotels, restaurants, transfer companies, car rental companies, shops and excursions have established COVID-19 safety measures and precautions which may change from day to day. These safety measures may include but are not limited to curfews, attraction closings and reduced hours, size of group gatherings, social distancing requirements, health screenings and self-quarantine requirements. In addition, you must follow CDC guidelines and the recommendations of health officials. Please note that any public location where people have been or are present provides an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 and The French Connection cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed during your vacation. By traveling, you agree that you assume these inherent risks associated with your vacation. Any and all additional costs will be your sole responsibility. 

Before booking travel and before your travel dates, we strongly recommend that you visit the U.S. Department of State website travel.state.gov, as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, cdc.gov, which include important information on foreign travel such as travel advisories, warnings and restrictions issued by the U.S. government. You are responsible for complying with the health requirements of the countries you intend to visit. If you make a booking, you are confirming that you have followed our recommendations above and forever waive any argument that we should have done anything further with respect to warnings or alerts. 

Check with your physician regarding any immunizations that may be recommended or required. Use common sense while vacationing abroad. For example, if you choose to drink alcohol, do so in moderation. In addition, be cognizant of the effects of mixing alcohol and certain medications. Should someone in your party become ill, alert the resort front desk for immediate medical attention or call the emergency number provided by the resort. Also advise your Resort Representative as soon as possible, who may be able to provide assistance. If you have medical issues or concerns about medical services, we urge you to contact your resort with specific questions. Please be aware that medical standards and training of emergency responders and resort medical facilities vary greatly, and health care abroad may not be the same as you might expect at home. It may be standard policy for hospitals and medical providers abroad to require cash payment upfront for services. Check with your insurance provider regarding claims for reimbursement. Sports and aquatic equipment, especially scuba gear, may not meet U.S. safety standards and many resort pools and beaches may lack lifeguards. Balcony railing heights in Mexico are lower than the mandated heights in the United States, and also may be lower in other countries. Low balcony railings create a risk of falls, which may result in serious injury or death. Bottled drinking water is recommended. BY OFFERING TRAVEL PRODUCTS IN PARTICULAR DESTINATIONS AND INTERNATIONAL DESTINATIONS, WE DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT TRAVEL TO SUCH AREAS IS ADVISABLE OR WITHOUT RISK, AND ARE NOT LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OR LOSSES THAT MAY RESULT FROM TRAVEL TO SUCH DESTINATIONS. No destination is 100% safe. By embarking upon your travel, you voluntarily assume all risks involved in such travel, whether expected or unexpected. 

RELEASE & WAIVER: THE UNDERSIGNED HEREBY FOREVER, RELEASES, WAIVES, DISCHARGES, AND COVENANTS NOT TO SUE TF Wedding Consultant, Inc, and its officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively the “Releasees”) FROM AND FOR ANY LIABILITY RESULTING FROM ANY PERSONAL INJURY, ACCIDENT, OR ILLNESS INCLUDING DEATH AND/OR LOSS OF PROPERTY, HOWEVER CAUSED, ARISING FROM, OR RELATED IN ANY WAY TO, PARTICIPANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE EVENT, EXCEPT THOSE CAUSED BY THE WILLFUL MISCONDUCT, GROSS NEGLIGENCE OR INTENTIONAL TORTS OF RELEASEES AS APPLICABLE. 

POST-VACATION CONCERNS 

If you have a complaint while on vacation, you must provide The French Connection with a reasonable opportunity to rectify the issue during your vacation by promptly notifying your Resort Representative who will make every effort to assist. Email: tracy@thefrenchconnectionevents.com Full details of the complaint with photographic and video evidence is recommended. Complaints will not be considered if submitted post travel. 

DISCLAIMER 

We and our Staff will make reasonable efforts to update our Information to ensure its accuracy. However, our Information is provided by the suppliers of our Hotel Reservations. As such: 

• our Information may be changed, enhanced, amended or deleted at any time, any non-availability or change may occur at any time without notice and without liability to us or our Staff; 

• we make no representations about the suitability of our Information for any purpose; 

• the inclusion or offering of any Hotel Reservation does not constitute any endorsement or recommendation of such Hotel Reservation by us or our Staff; 

• services are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind. 

We expressly reserve the right to correct any pricing errors and/or Bookings made under an incorrect price. In such event, if available, we will offer you the opportunity to keep your Booking at the amended price or you may cancel your Booking without penalty. 

OUR LIABILITY TO YOU 

The hotels and other suppliers providing Hotel Reservations to us are independent contractors and not agents or employees of us, or our Staff.

We and our Staff are not liable for: 

• the acts, errors, omissions, representations, warranties, breaches or negligence of any Affiliate or the suppliers of the Hotel Reservations; or 

• for any personal injury, death, property damage, or other damages or expenses resulting there from. 

We and our Staff have no liability and will make no refund in the event of any: 

• delay; 

• cancellation; 

• overbooking; 

• strike;

 • force majeure; or 

• other causes beyond our direct control; 

and we have no responsibility for any additional expenses, omissions, delays, re-routing or acts of any government or authority. 

INDEMNIFICATION AND HOLD HARMLESS: The undersigned also hereby agrees to INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD the Releasees HARMLESS from any and all claims, actions, suits, procedures, costs, expenses, damages and liabilities including, but not limited to, attorney’s fees, arising from, or in any way related to, Participant’s participation in the Event, except for those arising out of the willful misconduct, gross negligence or intentional torts of the above parties, as applicable. 

APPLICABLE LAW 

• Our Information is made available by a U.S. entity and these Terms are governed by the laws of the State of Texas, USA. You hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Bexar County, Texas, USA, in all disputes arising out of these Terms or relating to the use of our Information. 

ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF UNDERSTANDING:  By Booking your room within the Wedding Group Room block for the FREEMAN AND GREENMAN Wedding you agree that you have carefully read this Agreement, and have had the opportunity to ask questions about the same. You agree that you fully understands the terms of this Agreement, that by booking your room you are giving up rights in connection therewith, and that its terms are contractual, and not a mere recital.   Your acceptance and signature on the room booking form acknowledges that he or she is signing this Agreement freely and voluntarily.