Where do I even begin to describe this Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun Wedding? Perhaps I will tell you how bride Laura put together a perfect, romantic look for her beach dream wedding: a jaw-dropping lace dress, a stunning greenery on their wedding aisle – or perhaps I’ll show you how they incorporated their cats into the names of their signature cocktails! (I already knew Laura was the coolest but this just made me want to be her bestie for life) … You know you want to click and view their gallery, so just do it!
Why did you pick Cancun Silversands for your wedding?
We wanted a small wedding on the beach with our closest friends and family. The resort was clean and modern and not too big so that we couldn’t find our guests all week, but also not too small. I have always been drawn to the ocean, the sound, the beauty and the mystery of it all, so I had always pictured getting married there. Something about nature gives me such a sense of calm.
What is your most memorable moment/what did you like the most from your wedding day?
It is hard to pinpoint just one. My first favorite part was when we took an hour before getting ready to drink coffee and relax on the beach. No one was up yet at the resort, so it felt so quiet, calm and relaxing. I also loved being near almost all my best friends that whole day getting ready, the giggles, jokes, and listening to my favorite music! I loved walking down the aisle and laughing with my mom. And most of all, I loved looking over at my new husband and saying, we just got married! This is our wedding! Of course, loved our first dance moment, but it all is just too good to put into words.
What would be the biggest advice you’d give for destination brides marrying in cancun/mexico?
Do not stress the small stuff! Stick to your vision and keep it. There are so many ideas that people will give you, or unwanted advice. Just remember this is what the two of you want and keep that in the forefront of your mind. Everything else is just small stuff. Also, even though not everyone will be able to attend your wedding being that is a destination, just know that those who make it will make it the best experience. Honestly, I look at all the people that made the journey down in a new light, then I ever did. I always knew I had good people in my life, but it really stood out how much they cared. Don’t forget to tell them how much you appreciate them, and what they did to come so far to be there for you! Also, be understanding of those who can’t make it and don’t let it ruin the wedding planning. Finally, utilize Facebook for bride groups, the Cancun bride’s groups were lifesavers!
How was your experience with Monica Lopez photography?
Easy! Monica was quick to respond to all my emails leading up to the wedding. Coming from Ohio to plan a wedding in another country was scary. I also hold pictures as my top priority for a wedding, but I saw her reviews and style of work and chose her. There, she was on time and easy to be around, I felt very comfortable like I already knew her. The turnaround for my pictures were quick, and they came out amazing. I love how she captures moments. I always have been drawn more to unplanned out shots, and that is where most of my favorite pictures come from…so you can actually feel what is happening in that picture. I’m so happy I did, and now will hopefully help someone else by reading my review! We received 500 digital pictures and I just love them all! The quality is amazing. Also, we got our pictures back within a month! I wish her nothing but love and success and highly recommend.
Which one is your favorite picture and why?
How do I pick one?! I think my favorite is the one where Roger is reading his vows to me. It brings me back to that moment, it was so special that we wrote our own vows. But I have different favorite pictures for different reasons! I love all the pictures of us walking on the gazebo with the ocean backdrop, holding hands because of the setting, and it gives a good beachy vibe. And I love all the guest group photos we have at the end of the ceremony and reception. So fun!
Have we peaked your interest yet? Scroll down and click on “View Gallery” to check some of my favorite images from Laura’s & Roger’s wedding day!