Will you give me yourself? Will you come travel with me? Shall we stick by each other as long as we live? – Walt Whitman
We always pay attention to the quotes and fun phrases we see at weddings. Vanessa and Casey chose a quote from “Songs from the Open Road” a poem celebrating love for the outdoors, a beautiful space where people can come together, gathering new meaningful experiences along the way. Not only does it sum up why they chose a destination wedding, it’s pretty much in a nutshell Vanessa and Casey’s “it’s about the journey” attitude, Vanessa even told us that the year leading up to their wedding was almost as special as the day itself, so enjoy that planning ladies and gents!
Casey and I love to travel and have been fortunate enough to build amazing memories and fall deeper in love through all of our travels and experiences. One of the reasons we wanted to share the most special moment of our lives via a special destination is so our family and friends can create a new, and most memorable experience, with us.
Top memorable moments of the day were Casey’s toast to Vanessa, topped of with a surprise firework finale and an emotional a first look: Casey admits he “lost it” when he saw Vanessa walking down the aisle.
The perfect outdoor space they chose was one of del Sol’s all time favorite venues, Nizuc Resort & Spa in Cancun. The open architecture, spectacular beaches, gardens and pools is an idyllic and luxurious setting for a wedding, although, funnily enough it was not Vanessa and Casey’s first choice!
We had another venue picked out in the Riviera Maya but when we took the trip from DC to Mexico for our planning visit, we thought it would be smart to find one more place to look at – just in case! We had booked Nizuc for our last night before flying home and when we walked in, it was like out of a magazine. It was completely our style – the sleek architecture and zen-like vibe with enough of a variety of restaurants and bars to host festivities with different themes and keep our guests from getting bored! Instead of staying one night, we stayed 5 – and by the next day, we had almost our entire wedding planned out!
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