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Today we are packing for our Dream Wedding in Puerto Rico. We saved 15k and sent it to a credible wedding planner that our sister in law used a year ago. Today as we pack to take our flight to Puerto Rico in the morning; here is what our "wedding planner" has sent us! We have family in Puerto Rico and heading to Puerto as we speak! Please read below! We are still somehow making our way to Puerto Rico and having the dream wedding we worked our butts off to have!Dear Juliana and Aundrae, I am so sorry to send you this message now. We've been having bad conditions here rain and flooding a few days, power outage and another storm coming, your wedding day weather would be bad as well. That is not the worst of it. There are things that have happened and I cannot finish your wedding, I"m so sorry. A very complicated problem has been going on for a long time now and I was trying to resolve it until today.. Do not come to Puerto Rico. There is no reservation at the villa, they do not even know you exist. I dropped the ball. I forgot to make the booking a long time ago since I usually get bookings after the fact so lost in my problems completely forgot it was part of the plan. I didn't realize it until it was too late and before I could fix it, biggest mistake of my life. I had a big loss causing the company to shut down. I've been garnished for back taxes to the government and other losses totalling over 100k. I struggled and did everything I could to save the situation but I lost everthing. I may be in the hospital by the time you get this message. I was working to the very last minute trying to make a miracle happen but nothing. That is why I haven't been able to talk, I"ve been desperate trying to fix this. In this tiny town I am ruined if word gets out everybody talks. I can only tell you that I will do everything in my power to reimburse you if its the last thing I do. I was working on selling the new business which would have been enough to cover my losses but it fell through and I can't save your wedding. The buyer made it seem as it was a done deal, I was so sure and I was going to run with it and save your day but it didn't happen. I'm still in disbelief that I have to write this to you. I have a pastor coming to pray with me, I had to tell someone I trust . Forgive me, I know you will be upset and even hate me and that is tearing me apart but this was not intentional. I can only hope your faith will look past the hurt and anger and know that I I am not a bad person only one with bad decisions.. I just didn't know how to give up and tell you that this was happening. I really believed that I would have divine intervention and fix it all but I was wrong. My attorney said this could happen but I still wanted to believe that it would get better that God would help me somehow not I don't know what to believe. I know that you will be in shock and disbelief at what you are reading now. I cannot stop what has happened. I am sick sick sick to my soul over this. After all these years, its come to this. Failing you this way. I am trying to keep this from going public or will not be able to recover the money to pay you back. I have lost everything to add to my heart break and pain of what this will mean to you. I will start a new if God wills it if only to pay you every cent you lost. I do not know why God has left me or you for that matter.. I prayed you could have your day as planned but every day things got worse and worse until now i have confirmed that its over. I promise I am going to pay you back no matter what it takes but I cannot finish now. I am finished. I don't even know where to go from here. I never meant to hurt you or disappoint you this way. I have spend over a decade doing great weddings this was not supposed to be how it ended. Only God knows why. Maybe I did not have enough faith in the Almighty to see me through after all the losses I suffered. I tried to save the company and save the wedding but too many obstacles even the weather says not going to happen. Every turn I had a block, it has been impossible. Maybe this was not meant to be. Maybe one day we will understand but i've run out of time, I cannot let you come here to find out you have nothing. I cannot answer the phone it will only make things worse. I cannot bare the emotional charge of this. I have to go to the hospital my blood pressure is high, I am distraught. Maybe God has a reason for not bringing you here because I have prayed on my hands and knees and asked him to please not let this happen and all night I cried and prayed but it just didn't happen. I couldn't find the way. There is no reservation at the villa for you. I could not come up with the money to pay it after all the losses it was too late, I could not recover the money fast enough.. What I was hoping to get didn't come through it was my last hope. If the villa company finds out, it will get worse as they will stop me from getting any work at all and sue me. Then it will make it impossible to recover your money and I would have to file bankruptcy. I don't want to make this worse than it already is. I know no matter what you guys will marry but not under these conditions, everything fell apart. I know you are in shock but please do not do anything that would jeopardize my ability to repay you. I don't want you to lose everything on top of this. I know that if given the chance I will recover but it just was too much too soon. At least that much I want to make right and pay every penny you lost. I just needed more time. Sorry isn't good enough but its all I have to offer right now. We can talk next week and figure out the plan to repay you when we can talk with some clarity. I am sending you back the 200 for the hair you sent. I still have it on hold. I have nothing left. The few vendors I had standing by is not enough to pull this through and with this badweather, it would be pointless. You deserve better than that. Ashamed, heartbroken and so deeply sorry.+ Read More
UPDATE ON OUR DREAM WEDDING it is happening! Familia made a bunch of call and we told them our budget of $5000 we are having a ceremony and a reception with food, DJ, a photographer, flowers, and an officiate! Thank you so much for all of your help we literally would not still be able to have our dream wedding come true without you all! Please check our Facebooks for a video update!