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Secrets Akumal Wedding – Lindsey and James

“We are the luckiest to have the best family and friends. Who wouldn’t want to go on vacation with them all and what better reason to bring them all together?!” – James

We’re loving Lindsey and James’ wedding at secrets Akumal. Not only are they a gorgeous couple, they are also adorably devoted to their friends, family and dogs, who featured heavily in their wedding day! 

“When Jimmy and I met, I had 2 big dogs and he had 1 big dog.  We thought that trying to combine our zoos would be impossible, but the 5 of us made it work in 740 sq ft so we knew it must be true love.  Since our dogs are such a big part of our lives we wanted to make sure they were with us in Mexico.”

“I surprised Jimmy with the dog heads sitting in the front row.  When I asked him what he thought when he saw them, he told me I’d sealed us as the crazy dog people.  I said “don’t be silly, everyone already knew that long ago!”- Lindsey

“Jimmy surprised me and gave me a locket to hold the dogs’ photos so they could be with me in Mexico too.  We sadly lost one of our pups in December before our trip so he was with me in spirit that day in the locket.”- Lindsey

“Our friend who introduced us, Leah, is the most amazing artist.  She did all of the artwork for our wedding, and then she painted our dogs’ portraits and personalized the cocktails based on their personalities!  It was the most perfect and special gift, and we are beyond thankful for her and for her artwork and for bringing us together (on a blind date set up at a winery in California, none the less!)!!”- Lindsey

“Our brother-in-law Mike officiated, and he was funny and thoughtful and really just did the best job.  We laughed just as hard when watching the ceremony again on our video!”- Lindsey

 “We couldn’t have asked for a better person to do this for us. While he hates the fact that we went to the University of Iowa and he went to the University of Illinois, it was great to have him making fun of us. He really enjoys trying to get under my skin since I am not easy to get flustered.” -James

“We loved all of the speeches given by our parents and friends and families throughout the entire vacation.  It was so fun to have everyone share their stories with us, make fun of us, give us advice and just shower us with love and happiness!”- Lindsey

“Jimmy’s vows included the following from one of our favorite TV shows which made me smile and laugh as always:  “Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose!” – Coach Taylor”

 “Our experience with Martina and the del Sol team was incredible!  Martina was amazing. She had the most calming presence, and she was just a great person to be around all day!  We loved her! She also has the most amazing eye for beautiful photos and such a creative and artistic view for her shots.  We are so happy and thankful that she was our photographer!”- Lindsey

“This will come as a surprise to no one.  But.  We chose Secrets Akumal ultimately because it was the “place of the turtle”. We, especially me, love animals and nature and thought that the resort reflected and brought together both of those things so well.”

“It was a beautiful resort on a beautiful beach and we had the most fabulous time.  Plus, we got to snorkel with turtles right at the resort!!!” – Lindsey

“Our coordinator, Carolina was fantastic, and the day of our wedding was seamless.  From the time the ceremony started, I never worried once.  We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day and are so grateful for the wonderful staff that helped with our wedding!”

“One of our favorite moments was walking into our reception and seeing all of our people together, in the same place, for us.  That’s love, and we couldn’t be luckier or happier.  So.  Try to relax and enjoy and soak in every moment!  It goes by so quickly, and it truly was the best day ever!” 


Principal Photographer: Martina

Second Photographer: Valeria

Destination Wedding Location: Secrets Akumal – The Arch

Secrets Akumal reception location: Ceiba Garden

Destination Wedding Coordinator:  Miriam and Carolina

Wedding Dress: BHLDN/Anthropology

Wedding artwork and dog portraits: Leah Tumerman

 


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