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Grand Sunset Princess Gazebo Wedding – Sophie & Adam

Love is infectious and the greatest healing energy – Sai Baba

We always pay close attention to handwritten notes on wedding days. These small details are easily overlooked, but notes and letters from loved ones are often the most meaningful details of the day. For Sophie it was a tiny hand-written note from her father:

“Two months before our wedding, my father was unexpectedly diagnosed with a heart condition and required immediate open-heart surgery. Unfortunately, he was unable to travel to Mexico with us to celebrate our marriage, like we had planned for over a year. We were absolutely devastated and could not picture our beach wedding without him.

After much thought and consideration, we knew we had to go through with our destination wedding as planned because that is what my dad wanted us to do. His wish was to see his family happy. On our wedding day, my mother gave me a handwritten note from my father that he wanted me to have. I pinned this note inside my wedding dress because I wanted a small piece of him with me on my special day. Thankfully, my father is still with us and was in all of our hearts on that day.” – Sophie

Sophie and Adam brought down a unique Quebecois tradition that’s definitely new to us. “In French Canadian tradition, the older unmarried siblings must dance in wool socks, during the younger sibling’s reception, as a punishment for being beaten to the altar. It has been a tradition in my family for many generations.” In this case, her unmarried brother Jason opted for a more Mexican-style “open toe” version :)

On choosing the Grand Sunset Princess for their destination wedding, Sophie and Adam loved how much the resort had to offer: immaculate grounds, luxurious amenities, wildlife, beautiful wedding venues all surrounded by ancient Mayan culture. They also loved the intimacy of the oceanside Chill Out Lounge for their reception.

“Our wedding coordinator Jacqueline Magallanes Gonzalez, as well as the rest of our wedding staff, did a fantastic job planning our day. Every detail such as the decor, flowers, ceremony, reception, dinner, cake and DJ, surpassed all of our expectations!”

“Our ceremony in Mexico not only solidified our relationship, it also reminded us how our love for each other can help us through anything!” – Sophie

Principal Photographer: Debora
Wedding Venue: Grand Sunset Princess Resort
Ceremony: Beach
Reception: Chill Out Lounge