I recently attended one of my dearest friends’ wedding, in a very special place near Cancun, Mexico. And here, I have to agree to what the now-happy wife, my friend Carla Sanchez-Anderson said about her own experience: “It was everything and more than what I could’ve ever even dreamed of.” Not only was she thrilled with the idea of tying the knot with the love of her life, but also having to share one of the most important days of her life with her family and closest friends in a very romantic beach in the coast of Mexico… This girl nailed it with that idea!
They, the happy groom and bride, weren’t the only ones who enjoyed that dream of Carla from A to Z. Everybody there was as happy as she and the handsome groom, sharing the same feeling: LOVE. We knew we were going to have a good time and that we were going to witness a very romantic wedding on the beach. But what we didn’t know was to what extent the joy, the sentiment and the whole ambiance was going to be turned into.
It was more than what WE could have ever imagined! First of all, the beautiful details. My friend planned this wedding (with the help of a professional wedding coordinator in Cancun) with such attention to detail that it really made a difference. The ceremony as well as the reception were truly magical for all of us!
For me, it was more than attending a wedding, it was quite a life experience. I got to see Carla being the happiest woman on earth that day and I also happened to meet with other good friends of mine that I hadn’t seen in a long time. Moreover, I got to meet new friends with whom I had great conversations, laugher, etc.
Everybody cried and laughed at the same time during the toast and the readings. It was a very emotional moment for all. The bride’s father and the maid of honor (bride’ sister) did a very good job with their beautiful words (they made everybody cry, but that’s ok). Then, the bestman cheered everybody up with a very nice joke at the end of his speech. Finally, the father of the groom came up with this awesome idea of reciting the speech used by the father of the bride in the movie “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”. I thought that was very creative because it actually fitted the occasion perfectly.
My favorite part of all was at the very end, when one of the girls asked the DJ to play a song named “La Amistad” (the friendship) by Laura Pausini, and we all sang it to our beautiful and dear friend.
Thanks, Carla! For having managed to dream a special day for you and for all of us.
And man! I don’t know if it was the tequila or what? But that was one of the most emotional moments of my life! 🙂
And last but not least, I can’t finish this story without mentioning how wonderful the Villas del Palmar Cancun, Beach Resort & Spa is. Where everything took place.
If you would like to have an unforgettable experience with your friends and family at a super romantic and cool place… you can’t go wrong with this resort. It has EVERYTHING included (all meals & drinks). The suites are awesome, clean and neat. They have several pools, several restaurants (food is good) And activities like kayaking are also part in the all-inclusive resort package. This resort is located in a secluded site so it’s not in the middle of the crazy Cancun “zona hotelera,” but it’s close enough to go party all night if you’d like to do so. And… it is literally across Isla Mujeres! What else can you ask for? (Hey, I’m not getting any commission here, I just really like this place) 🙂 Like I said, dreams DO come true! So next time you are invited to a destination wedding (especially from someone you love and care about) don’t say no. It can be one of the most wonderful experiences in your life.