Sonia & Michael’s Destination Wedding in Riviera Maya, Mexico
Resort: Dreams Aventuras Riviera Maya
Destination: Riviera Maya, Mexico
Venue: Grand Staircase
Specialist: Sally Martinez
Number of Guests: 45
The Love Story
It all started with a rainy day in Brooklyn for these two lovebirds! After Michael offered his umbrella to Sonia back in June 2019, they exchanged numbers and have been inseparable ever since.
The Planning Experience
Sonia always knew she wanted to have a destination wedding, and after trying to plan their special day in New York, they quickly realized that a destination wedding was the best option to start their happily ever after. They envisioned a venue that felt like a fairytale and Dream Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa offered exactly that! With a stunning staircase and the tropical florals, they knew they made the right decision.
During their reception, they added an audio voiceover of Michael's deceased cousin, who would have been part of his wedding party, to be played as one of the speeches. With all the touching moments with their family and friends during their reception, Sonia and Michael will never forget their hilarious attempts at feeding each other their wedding cake! Intertwining their arms was difficult enough, but after a few laughs, they fed each other the best they could.
A special moment that lit up the venue was when Sonia's dad handed her off to their 9-year-old son, who proceeded to walk her down the aisle and give her away. Their son gave a stamp of approval not only to their wedding in paradise, but also to their marriage certificate too! When looking back at their celebration in Mexico, they describe it as "modern, minimalist, and memorable." And it wouldn't have been possible without all the guidance and support they received along the way!
- Photographer: Natali Leguizamon/ Zawdie Herbert
- Videographer: Adventure Photos
- Dress Designer: Yalenis Cepeda
- Dress Boutique: Pantora Bridal
- Shoes: Badgley Mischka
- Jewelry: Vera Wang
- Hairpiece: Ai & Eva Bridal Jewelry
- Stationary: White Fox Paper co./A Wild Bloom Design
- Bridesmaids Dresses: Moda Glam Boutique
- Menswear: My.Suit/Magnanni (shoes)