Imagine your dream wedding being in a beautiful beach side resort where you have friends and family with you for a week to celebrate and enjoy each other’s company. That is exactly what happened to Jessica and Frank. They had been to Mexico before and decided that was where they wanted to have their dream wedding.
Jessica and I spent time discussing what was important to them for their wedding. We went over numerous resorts, amenities, prices, wedding packages and location to find the perfect spot. Since the wedding guests were each paying their own way, it was important that we found a resort that could accommodate most budgets but still be beautiful and provide the most wonderful wedding. The wedding was to be casual and FUN for everyone invited. They made their decision and chose Sandos Caracol as their wedding destination.
Sandos Caracol is a beautiful eco-resort in the Mayan Riviera south of Cancun and 15 minutes from Playa Del Carmen. They are a family resort but do have an adults only area for those who wish a little more quiet time. The resort staff was incredibly helpful and worked with us to make the wedding week both memorable and personal. One of the most amazing things I love about the Caracol is the amount of indigenous wildlife that can be seen all around the resort. There are carefully laid out walkways through the resort area where you can experience the beauty of the natural cenotes and mangroves. Who wouldn’t like to have more to your wedding week than just a beautiful wedding?
Jessica and Frank chose to have their wedding on the beach. Jessica chose a simple yet elegant dress and the bridesmaids work Mexican dresses in a variety of colors and sandals. The gentlemen wore crisp white shirts with khaki pants and sneakers.
Did I mention that FUN was what this couple wanted? Well, they found it. The girls took a day to themselves by taking a trip over to Isla Mujeres and the boys spent a day fishing for the pre-wedding parties. Everyone had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed being able to spend time together during the days leading up to the big event. Jessica told me that was one of the best parts of the whole wedding, the ability that they had to spend days not hours celebrating with their guests.
The wedding took place on the beach in the late afternoon. Afterwards, the new bride and groom as well as their guests were led to a private deck where they had the reception and dinner. The fun didn’t stop with the pre-wedding festivities as you can see here.
Of course, a destination wedding is not complete without the dancing after the incredible private dinner and reception.
I was honored to be able to help Jessica and Frank make their dream wedding a reality. They had guests arrive from all over the US and were happy that it turned into such an incredible experience for everyone. Below is a quote that Jessica sent to my website after her return.
“Thank you for THE MOST amazing time of my entire life! All of my friends and family had the best experience at Sandos Caracol! Their beach was the best beach I’ve ever stayed at. They were very accomodating and quick! I’d have to say my favorite parts were the beach, all of the animals and their activities crew(they were constantly getting some sort of fun time started!) Everything went smoothly and beautifully! There is absolutely no way I could have ever achieved a wedding this memorable and extravagant in Dallas!! I will always recommend destination weddings now:) Thank you, thank you, thank you.
If you are thinking of having a destination wedding, one of the main objectives for you is to learn what type of wedding you desire. While Jessica and Frank chose a more relaxed, casual wedding, you can get any type of wedding you desire from the casual to the more formal traditional. You can always find more information on destination weddings on my website or by emailing me. I would love to help you plan the perfect wedding.