“Stop the Wedding!”
As the beautiful bride is walking down the aisle these are not the words you expect to hear – especially from the groom! All the guests swiveled around to see Marcus, holding the mic – hand outstretched, stopping Lina in her tracks. Silence prevailed. Then Marcus began to explain why he would not let this wedding go one step further. He would not let Lina take one more step down the aisle, alone… because he had secretly organized that her brother would be here in Mexico to take her by the arm and walk her down the aisle for a Kay Club wedding!
We asked Lina to share her thoughts on Marcus’ show stopping start to their marriage and their whole, amazing wedding day!
“I was a very surprised and thinking omg what is this man doing! I had no idea that he planned to surprise me with my brother. Especially not walking down the aisle.” – Lina
“Right before walking down the aisle all of my emotions hit. I was already crying before walking down. I was so overwhelmed with happiness and a bit nervous. Finally, the moment to marry the man of my dreams, in front of the most important people to us, had come true.”
“Once I saw my brother I broke down. My emotions took over and I was sobbing all the way to the altar, lol. It was the best surprise ever because having my brother walk me down the aisle was what I always wanted. My brother is the oldest out of all three. He was my ride or die, a partner in crime, and my protector always.” -Lina
Del Sol: Talk to us about your Mayan wedding ceremony for a Kay Club Wedding unique idea ?
“We wanted to have a spiritual ceremony and when Carmen, our wedding planner, suggested the Mayan ceremony we knew that’s what we needed to have. Marcus and I are not a specific religion but we do believe in a higher power. We knew we wanted a ceremony that was memorable and with many blessings and the Mayan ceremony was perfect.”
“The whole ritual was very impressive. The outfits, the colors, the sounds and the words and prayers.” – Lina
Del Sol: Tell us about some of the other highlights of the day.
“Hearing Marcus Orlando Armstrong AKA Fiddy AKA Don Marcos AKA Gordís professes his love in front of our family and friends and also take his vows to our union.”
“Me turning into a major meter at the end lol, just kidding. Even though that was very funny. Being able to celebrate with the closest people to us this new chapter in our lives. To be able to let loose and have fun in celebration.”
Del Sol: We LOVED your samba dancer and drummers!
“We know our crowd and knew that we needed to do something different to get everyone pumped. I love dancing and a Brazilian dancer just seemed the perfect addition to our crazy wedding!” – Lina
Del Sol: How was your experience with the Del Sol Team?
“The Del Sol Photography team was amazing! Their viewpoint was the best. They were just so pumped and their energy was contagious. They have an amazing eye and just with the sneak peak that you guys sent us we were very impressed.
“The Photographers made us feel so comfortable and guided us on achieving their vision. Our trash the dress experience was amazing with both ladies we had a blast even in the freezing water. Could not ask for a better team of photographers.”
Del Sol: Why did you choose The Kay Club as your destination wedding venue?
“We wanted a beach destination that was somewhere close to Miami but also easy flights from California. We also love tequila and what better place than Mexico for the best Tequila!”- Lina
“Kay club to us was a blank canvas that would allow us to have our vision of the clear tent and ceremony on the beach. It was a private venue which would ensure that our event was completely private, unlike a Hotel. The staff at Kay Club was so helpful and very accommodating with whatever we needed.”
Del Sol: What’s your top destination wedding advice?
“We would recommend highly to hire a wedding planner. Our Wedding Planner Carmen Laborin made everything so much easier with clear communication and excellent project management.”
“The most important lesson learned was, it was absolutely amazing to let our friends, family and love be the decorations. We did not want to go overboard with the venue decor. Just flowers and the people made it beautiful.” – Lina
Cancun Destination ceremony Location: Kay Club Wedding
Destination Wedding Coordinator: Carmen Laborin
Wedding Dress: Galia Lahav
Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti
Florist: Blossom events and Weddings Design
Mayan Ceremony: Spirituality Riviera Maya