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Paradisus Gazebo Destination Wedding – Ali and Matt

“Matt and I actually met as roommates three years ago and even before dating spoke of one day having a destination wedding – not knowing it would ever be together!” – Ali

“We are two super casual people who loved the idea of family and friends traveling to a beautiful location to celebrate our marriage. Relaxing, exploring and enjoying themselves for whatever amount of time they chose to stay. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to get all the people we love the most in such a beautiful place.” – Ali

“There were more laughs and memories created the week of our wedding then either one of us could have ever hoped for. Bringing our family and friends on a destination wedding and having them check out at the beautiful Paradisus was the best decision we ever made! We are both so happy to know how happy everyone is for us and the exciting future we have ahead. Having our closest friends and family celebrating with us, wishing us nothing but the best to come is all we can ask for and we know we are so blessed!” – Ali

“Matt and I took a trip to Paradisus in October during Dia de los Muertos and absolutely fell in love! We loved the attention to detail the staff gave us at all times. The venue in itself is absolutely gorgeous. The private gazebo we got married in was certainly something we fell in love with from the beginning. The food at Paradisus is above the rest. The head Chef that takes care of all weddings was beyond incredible. I am sorry I can’t remember his name because I would love to give him more recognition!” – Ali

“All the staff at Paradisus went above and beyond during our entire wedding process. Araceli our wedding coordinator was AMAZING! She made things go so smooth and upon leaving we both felt as though she was a friend : ) We are beyond appreciative to all the staff at Paradisus for all they did to make our wedding just as perfect as it was!” – Ali

“I was a nervous wreck on the day of the wedding and clearly was not thinking as straight as I could have been.  It was an hour before the ceremony and I was getting ready with the rest of the groomsmen when I realized I didn’t have the rings!  I started to panic and thought of all the places they could be.  Then I frantically ran downstairs to the room I had been staying in and proceeded to tear through my luggage, throwing everything all over the room, looking for the jewelry box.  Fortunately I found the box with both of the rings in it and I was able breathe again!” – Matt

“When we got back upstairs with the rings, I tried my ring on and realized that I was going to need help getting the band over my knuckle.  Not wanting to have an issue during the ceremony, I asked one of my friends, Mike, to run and find some sort of lubricant to put on the ring and my finger.  He ran downstairs to the gift shop and purchased baby oil.  He came back into the room and we proceeded to rub it all over the ring and my hand.  It worked because the ring went on smoothly during the ceremony and nobody even knew!” – Matt

“The most amazing moment of my day was locking arms with my Dad at the end of the gazebo and turning the corner and seeing Matt for the very first time. With the sound of the violin in the background, my future husband standing at the end of the isle and my Dad on my arm – all of my little girl dreams were right there in that moment unfolding. A moment I will never forget for the rest of my life.” – Ali

“I was a nervous wreck the whole wedding day leading up to the moment Ali rounded the corner into the wedding gazebo.  That was the most amazing moment of the whole experience.  It was as if time stood still and it was just me and my future wife locking eyes.  It felt like the first time we met.  All the planning over the past months had finally boiled down to this one moment and it was one that I could have never prepared for.  I would never be able to describe the emotions I had at that moment if I wanted to.

“Our experience with Martina, Vanessa and the del Sol team was FABULOUS! They were both more then I could have imagined!” – Ali

“Martina and I worked together for most of the afternoon and she just made me feel so comfortable. I felt like I had known her for years! She was so great! She made Matt and I have so much fun through the picture taking process as well! Later in the evening Vanessa and Martina both worked together and were and awesome team! We had a great time together and Matt and I were so so happy we chose to go outside Paradisus “preferred vendor” and go with del Sol. Our experience was the best! Thank you, thank you!” – Ali

“The most important lesson I personally learned was to just enjoy the experience. Everyone at Paradisus did such a wonderful job putting together such a beautiful wedding for us there is no reason to get caught up in so much of the planning and details. If something isn’t as you imagined, don’t worry about it. You’re in paradise, with you closest friends and family around you! Just trust in the system they have because they have it going on at Paradisus!” – Ali

 

A big thank you to Ali and Matt for sharing such beautiful words with us!

 

Principal Photographer: Martina

Second Photographer: Vanessa

Destination Wedding Location: Paradisus La Perla Playa del Carmen – Gazebo

Destination Wedding Reception: Hadar Restaurant

Destination Wedding Coordinator: Araceli


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