Berns & Barbre Wedding – June 2023

Caleigh Berns and Robert (Charlie) Barbre will say “I DO” in beautiful Puerto Morelos, Mexico on June –. 2023


About the Couple

Caleigh (pronounced Callie) is the youngest of 3 children and she can’t wait to be a Barbre.  She grew up on the Oconomowoc area with her parents Craig and MaryBeth Berns and sisters McKenna and Kelsey. Caleigh went to a private school until she entered Kettle Moraine High School.  Growing up she liked to do anything outdoors, socialize with others, procrastinate on decision making, and in general annoy her parents.  She remembers seeing Charlie in the halls at school and gossiping with her friends about how he was the “hot – mysterious – out – of- our – league – guy”.

In 2013 Caleigh started Cosmetology school and Charlie started firefighting training at WCTC, so their paths would periodically cross.  Once, Charlie (in a lame attempt of flirting), chucked an ENORMOUS snowball at Caleigh and pelted her straight in the head. Who says romance is dead! The years following, we both experienced life in different cities, made different friends, had new jobs, and Charlie had a whole entire baby! (Who Caleigh loves very dearly).  Today Caleigh is back in school and in her first semester studying Nursing.

Robert Charles Barbre (aka Charlie) was born in Fort Worth, Texas and even though he moved to Wisconsin at a very young age, he is proud of being a Texan and still has family there.  Some may wonder why he goes by Charlie, well it seems it’s a family thing, his dad Robert Christopher Barbre who goes by Chris and now his son Robert Mason Barbre who goes by Mason.  Growing up Charlie liked skateboarding, hockey, spending time up north, and hanging with family.  Like Caleigh, Charlie graduated from Kettle Moraine HS and started at WCTC in firefighting.  It wasn’t a fit for him and he spent some time trying different things.  Today he works at Red Wing Shoes as the manager of the Delafield location.  He loves his job and plans to buy and own his own Red Wing location someday!

Caleigh and Charlie knew of each other a long time before they became a couple.  Caleigh often says how she wishes we would have connected sooner, but Charlie thinks they met later in life on purpose and says, “the earlier versions of ourselves were great, but we’re definitely not the same as the people we are now, we’re better and ready to be husband and wife!”

So, how did they connect you ask?  Charlie stepped up to the plate and did what guys do these days…he sent her a message on Instagram and ask to meet her at the Crafty Cow.  Caleigh said YES for the first time.  There’s a famous and cherished picture that Caleigh’s friend took of them that night, of them having their first kiss’s.  Fast forward and Charlie popped the question on the beach in Fort Myers, Florida.  The rest my friends, is history!

Today Caleigh and Charlie are a little more of what they like to call homebodies.  Together they love going out to get food, taking Mason on family outings, snowboarding during the winter, spending time at community events, or just spending time at home. They can’t wait to buy a house in the lake country area to they can be close to family and friends and soon after maybe a little addition or two to the family will be in order!  These two have wonderfully optimistic outlooks on their lives and are excited for all things to come!  They can’t wait to celebrate their wedding with YOU!


To check on pricing and options, call Sue at 262-538-2140.


 

The Venue

Caleigh and Charlie have chosen the beautiful Dreams Jade Resort & Spa as the wedding celebration venue.

Dreams Jade Resort & Spa

Located along 2,600 feet of pure crystal white sand and refreshing azure waters in Riviera Cancun, Dreams Jade Resort & Spa is the perfect setting for their happy day.

 

Combining understated sophistication with Unlimited-Luxury amenities, Dreams Jade redefines the all-inclusive resort and offers the perfect escape for couples, families and friends.


The Accommodations

The couple has contracted with the hotel for group space in the following room categories:

Junior Suite Tropical View (King or 2 Queens) – views vary by room location

Jr Suite Tropical View

Junior Suite Ocean View (King or 2 Queens) – a view of ocean, views vary by room location

Jr Suite Ocean View

Preferred Club Junior Suite Ocean View (King or 2 Queens)

Preferred Club Ocean View

Preferred Club Junior Suite Oceanfront  (King or 2 queens)

Preferred Club Ocean Front

Each room offers a private terrace or balcony, room service, mini bar refreshed daily, wifi, concierge service.  Rooms with 2 beds accommodate 4 guests (3 adults and 1 child OR 2 adults and 2 children), rooms with kings accommodate 2 guests (2 adults or 1 adult and 1 child).

Preferred Club rooms include exclusive privileges:

  • Personalized check-in and check-out
  • Daily breakfast service
  • Afternoon hot and cold hors d’oeuvres
  • Exquisite desserts and premium liquors
  • Access to Preferred Club lounge and adults-only pool
  • Preferred club suites in premium locations
  • Upgraded minibar
  • Upgraded bath amenities
  • Complimentary computer access in club lounge
  • Personal concierge service
  • Access to exclusive dining option for daily a la carte breakfast at Capers restaurant

The preferred club rooms have a full bathroom with separate rain shower, separate living area.  The preferred club suite oceanview is larger than the other rooms and has full view of the ocean.  This room category has a hot tub for 2 on the balcony.


Where to dine

There are dining venues on the property, so Caleigh and Charlie are certain you won’t go home hungry!  Each venue has a dress code (don’t fret, its easy), here is a quick guide.

Casual – Bermudas (long shorts or Capri pants), sneakers/tennis shoes and sandals. Ladies must wear a bathing suit wrap or cover-up. No sleeveless shirts for men.

Casual Elegance – Sneakers/tennis shoes or dress sandals, dress shirts with short sleeves or collared shirts. No sleeveless shirts or flip-flops. Long pants required for men.

Beach Casual – Swim trunks, bathing suits and flip-flops accepted.

Formal – Men: long pants and collared shirts; dress shoes. Women: blouses, skirts, slacks or dresses; dress shoes.

Daytime Casual – Bathing suit cover-ups or shorts and tops and sandals required.

Resort Casual – Bermudas (long shorts or Capri pants), sneakers/tennis shoes and sandals. Ladies must wear a bathing suit wrap or cover-up. No sleeveless shirts for men.

Pool Casual – Bathing suits allowed. Cover-up and sandals (or flip flops) preferred.

So now on to your options…..

Barefoot Grill – The barefoot grill is open for lunch poolside, and you guessed it, grilled lunch food.  The dress here is casual

Barefoot Grill

Capers – This restaurant is for preferred club guests only; it serves Italian cuisine.  The dress here is Casual Elegance.  The restaurant service Breakfast and dinner.

Capers

Carnival International Buffet – The buffet services a wide range of food, something for everyone, it is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  There are indoor and outdoor seating options.  Casual attire.

Carnival

Castaways – Pool side dining serving sandwiches and small bites.  Open for lunch, casual attire

Castaways

Cin Cin – Serving Mediterranean cuisine, open for dinner.  This restaurant is adults only.  Get a little gussied up and take your date for a romantic dinner!

Coco Café – When you need a coffee or a snack at any hour (open almost 24hr) this is the place to head.  Late night bites like pizza, paninis, salad.  Casual attire

Coco Cafe

Mercure – Elegant French cuisine in a pretty garden setting.  Open for dinner.  Formal attire.

Mercure

Spice – Asian cuisine including teppanyaki tables and a sushi bar.  Dress here is casual elegance, open for dinner.  If you want to be seated at one of the 3 teppanyaki tables, you must make a reservation through the concierge team

Spice

Tamarindo – Open for dinner and serving Mexican cuisine.  Dress here is casual elegance

Tamarindo

Bars

Who are we kidding, of course you are going to want to toast the happy couple.  Good thing for you, Dreams Jade has 7 different places you can do that!

Moments – Lobby bar serving domestic and international drinks, 10am to 1am

Moments

Scores – Flat panel TV’s, pool tables, and a DJ.  Need I say more?  Open 6pm – 1am

Scores

Splash – Swim up and pool bar at the main pool, hours vary but typically 9am to 5pm

Splash

The Lounge – A relaxed private atmosphere serving top shelf cocktails, this venue is for guests in the preferred club only.  7am to 11pm

The Mix – Your beach bar with fun swing seats, open from 10am to 12am

The Mix

The Reef – Swim up pool bar with a view!  Yes, 2 swim up bars…your lucky day!

Time Out – This outdoor bar has live music nightly as well as a giant screen for viewing special events.

Timeout bar

It is important to note that not all bars and restaurants may be open every day.


The Spa

Imagine tranquility, serenity and relaxation in an exquisite setting designed with both of you in mind. The onsite spa at Dreams Jade offers a full menu of spa services and packages.  There are 13 treatment rooms, a hydrotherapy circuit, sauna, and steam room.  You will also find a full service beauty salon.

Spa hydrotherapy circuit

Treatments and services at the Spa are NOT part of the all-inclusive package but guests booked through the wedding will enjoy 20% off services and 10% off spa products, valid once per person, per stay.  Services can be booked prior to arrival.

Spa relaxation area


Resort Activities

Dreams Jade has a wide array of things to do onsite so when you’ve had your fill of food and beverages, check out some of the fun activities to participate in.

Enjoy some quality family time.

    • Batting Cages
    • Euro-Bungee
    • Mini-golf
    • Tennis
    • Volleyball
    • Board games
    • Driving range
    • Dance lessons
    • Pickleball

Relax at the pool – there are 3 heated pools, the main pool, adults only pool and kids wading pool

Be a little adventurous and try you hand at ocean kayaking or catamaran sailing or hit the gym for a vigorous workout.  In the gym you’ll find treadmills, free weights, exercise bikes, stair climbers and elliptical machines.  Don’t want to hang out in the gym but still want a little workout, take part in a yoga class on the beach or aqua aerobics in the pool…if you want to work out, you have options.

Also available for an added charge is snorkeling and scuba diving

From sunup to sundown, there is always something happening at Dreams Jade.

    • Movies under the start
    • Live musical performances
    • Theme parties
    • Spectacular shows
    • Archery and rifle shooting

Got kids?  Don’t worry, kids and teens can have their own adventure.  Explorers club for kids 3-12 offers games, arts and crafts and even a camping adventure on the beach.  The Explorer’s club is open from 9am to 10pm.  The Core Zone Teen Club is for guests 13-17 is open 9am to 10pm.  Video gaming, sports, activities designed for teens, its all there for them.

All Explorers club staff are CPR certified.  Children must be potty trained to participate.


Frequently Asked Questions

What’s included in my cost?

What documents will I need?
Guest who are citizens of the US will need a valid passport to travel to Mexico.  While there is no set rule for Mexico regarding the length of validity that should be on the passport, the cautious rule of thumb is to have 6 months validity beyond the last day of your trip.  If your passport is going to need renewing within that time frame, it is recommended to renew prior to the trip.

What about vaccines and testing?
There are currently no requirements for vaccination or COVID testing to travel to Mexico.  Please keep in mind this could change at any time and it is the traveler’s responsibility to keep abreast of changing requirements.

What do I wear to a destination wedding?
Caleigh and Charlie are planning a casually elegant wedding.  Men will want to wear nice shorts or lightweight slacks and a comfortable shirt.  No ties or jackets are necessary.  Ladies might want to choose a sun dress or nice capri outfit.  For footwear, we recommend sandals.  The couple requests no tank tops or swimsuits please.

Will my cell phone work in Mexico?
This depends largely on your cellular carrier.  Most major carriers offer some type of international plan, many that can be taken as you wish rather than full week or month coverage.  Please contact your cellular provider for details regarding your service.

Will I need different money?
Dreams Jade is an all-inclusive property which means while on the resort, cash isn’t really being used.  Some guests like to take single dollar bills to tip the bar staff or the cleaning staff.  This is totally at your discretion.  If you are going off property for a tour or take a taxi anywhere you will want some small bills for tipping.  You may use US dollars, changing money to pesos is not required.

Do I need any special plugs for my electronics?
No special plugs are needed for Mexico.

Can I drink the water?
The hotels in Mexico have filtered water so it is fine to drink the tap water at the resort.  When off resort, it is wise to drink bottled water.

What is the most important thing I can do to help the couple have a stress-free destination wedding?
The most important thing you can do to alleviate stress for the couple is to book early.  They have many deadlines they must meet for wedding planning and blocked room space.  The sooner you commit, the easier it is for them to plan the event.


Booking Your Attendance

To book your room, give Sue a call at 262-538-2140.

A deposit of $250 per person is required to reserve your room.  The final payment date will be April 1st, 2023.  You may make payments of $200 or more as frequently as you would like so as not to leave the total amount due to the very end.  This means the earlier you book, the more time you have to make payments!  Of course, if you prefer you may make full payment at any time before April 1.

All guests must make their initial deposit by January 25, 2023, as the couple is required to provide early estimates to the resort and adjust blocked room space shortly thereafter.

At this time, we are not holding air as each guest may want different travel dates, different departure city etc.  If you would like Sue to book your air, she can get you a price.  Full air cost is due at the time of booking.  If you want to get your own air, that is totally fine HOWEVER, Sue will need the flight details (a copy of your reservation) so she can connect to your hotel transfers.


Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is always optional but strongly recommended.  Please discuss this with Sue when booking your cabin.  Pricing on insurance depends on 4 things:  your age, your trip cost, the state you reside in and the length of your trip.  Remember, travel insurance is not just for trip cancellation coverage, it is for coverage of many unseen things that could happen during the trip as well.  Example:  a filling falls out and you need to see a dentist, you drop your camera in the ocean, or you miss your flight home.  Travel insurance can help with all these and so many more things.