Wendy & Atrayo’s Destination Wedding in Riviera Maya, Mexico
Resort: Dreams Sapphire Resort & Spa
Destination: Riviera Maya, Mexico
Venue: Beach Terrace
Specialist: Carita Coughlin
Number of Guests: 29
The Love Story
A little bit of faith and destiny brought these two lovebirds together! After meeting in printing class their senior year of college and dating for a year, they parted ways to grow. After 6 years, the universe brought them back together stronger than ever.
The Planning Experience
Wendy knew she wanted to have a destination wedding the moment Atrayo proposed - she had been married before and didn't want to go through all the stresses of planning a local wedding (hunting for a venue, caterer, cake, decorations, etc.). She loved the idea of showing up with her dress and letting a wedding planner handle the rest! It didn't take long to convince Atrayo of the perks of having a destination wedding. It was a no-brainer for the couple to choose Cancun, Mexico as their ideal wedding destination, since it's where they went on their first big trip together. Their Specialist sent them some great venue options to choose from, and they ended up going with Dreams Sapphire Resort & Spa in Riviera Maya
Wendy's 4-year old nephew, who is usually pretty shy, shocked everyone by dancing the night away at the reception! "He reminded me so much of my brother that night, who recently passed away." Wendy's nephew also helped walk her down in the aisle in honor of her late brother. Wendy recalls their favorite part of the trip being the quality time they got to spend with family, and everyone getting to know each other better. As a group, they explored the region with fun trips to Xcaret, Fuego Adventure Park and the Tulum ruins.
The most memorable moment of the night, Wendy mentions, was when Atrayo and his mother surprised everyone with a choreographed dance to Bruno Mars' 24K Magic. "They did GREAT and everyone loved it!" Wendy and Atrayo had such a great time that their families are already talking about joining them on their anniversary trip back in Mexico!
Advice For Future Couples
When asked for her advice to couples who are contemplating having a destination wedding, Wendy says "JUST DO IT! You will not be disappointed!" She continues, "If you like stress-free planning, beautiful destinations and more bang for your buck, this is the way to go!"
- Photographer: Israel Mtz. / AdventurePhotos
- Videographer: Adventure Photos
- Dress Designer: David's Bridal
- Jewelry: JJBridalCollection
- Bridesmaids Dresses: David's Bridal