Get out the tissues and your best walking shoes, we’re taking a stroll down memory lane! Today, we round out our Destify Pride Series with some of our top same-sex destination weddings from the past few years. From Mexico to the Dominican Republic, these Destify Couples have stolen our hearts and have demonstrated how love can transcend borders. Let’s dive into the unforgettable memories that we continue to cherish:
AJ and Matt’s Wedding at Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta
After getting engaged in Santa Monica and at Chicago’s Field Museum, AJ and Matt desired a destination wedding that was both LGBT-friendly and affordable. Enter Destify and Puerto Vallarta, which is one of the friendliest places to host same-sex destination weddings! The couple were free to enjoy their holiday in lovely Puerto Vallarta, on Mexico’s west coast, once they arrived on-site. They married at 4 p.m. in the rooftop gazebo, which overlooks the ocean. They joined their guests for the reception after a sunset photoshoot on the beach.
The pair was blown away by how much fun everyone had, and they were surprised to see exactly 50 people there. Their visitors are still raving about the experience! From start to finish, the Hyatt resort exceeded their expectations.
Ed and Billy’s Wedding at The Fives Azul Beach
Ed and Billy discovered the dazzling oceanfront The Fives Azul Beach, where they invited their guests to a wedding week of luxury. The ceremony occurred on the beachside patio for their wedding. The couple agreed that the wedding department went above and beyond. Everyone liked snapping pictures of the decor, which was all they could have wished for.
“We felt like celebrities,” the couple remarked, and they adored the Justice of the Peace who officiated the ceremony. At their reception, the DJ did an outstanding job of playing the songs they had chosen. They threw a cheese and wine reception on the last day, which served as the ideal farewell and thank you to their visitors.
Richard and Ryan’s Wedding at Dreams Tulum
There was nothing bad about this romance. Shortly after getting engaged while on a trip to a Lady Gaga concert, Richard and Ryan started planning their dream Mexico wedding with Destify. They chose the Dreams Tulum resort for a variety of reasons. The best part? It was close enough to the airport for an easy trip but far enough away to be on its own little piece of property. It was also affordable, with airport transfers included, and they were enthralled by the jungle-tropical splendor of it all.
The wedding ceremony and events were simplified by the couple. They threw a cocktail hour with snacks and beverages on the night most of their guests arrived. The pair believed that their guests deserved a holiday as well. Ergo, they intended to give them plenty of time to rest and enjoy the resort.
Rosea and Bianca’s Wedding at Dreams La Romana
Because of Rosea and Bianca’s various backgrounds and mixed ethnicity, they decided they wanted to have a destination wedding to commemorate their union. The more they looked into it, the more they realized that the all-inclusive Dreams La Romana was the best option for same-sex destination weddings. Even better, the couple took advantage of Destify’s specialized wedding agents and affordable excursions.
Around 5 p.m., they performed a magical beach ceremony. Following that, the guests were treated to a cocktail hour as the couple snapped photos along the beachfront. The reception was moved to a secluded beach location, including everything from exquisite food to a surprise for Rosea: fireworks! Many of the guests, including the couple, made the most of their Dominican Republic holiday. They went on a catamaran snorkeling tour to Saona Island and also planned a fun dune buggy ride.
Tiana and Jessica’s Wedding at the Occidental at Xcaret
Although there was only one function during the wedding week, the couple and their guests enjoyed the resort’s services and excursions for 5-7 days. Tiana and Jessica were able to rotate dinner plans with their family and friends each night, leveraging Occidental at Xcaret’s exquisite fine dining alternatives. Despite the rush of wedding preparations, the bridal party had time to visit the world-famous Xcaret Park, a sprawling maze of refreshing cenotes.
The pair wedded in a lovely ceremony by azure waves at the oceanside Garden Gazebo. Tiana and Jessica staged a stunning cocktail hour after the ceremony while doing a picture shoot. Following that, the newlyweds welcomed guests to a music-filled celebration at the Beach Club, which they extended by an hour.
Tramaine and Shannon’s Wedding at Grand Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta
Tramaine and Shannon made the most of Grand Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta, as well as Puerto Vallarta, for their wedding celebrations. As a thank you to some of their closest loved ones, they organized a bridal party meet and greet on Thursday. They held a ceremony rehearsal and a dinner rehearsal on Friday. The dinner rehearsal was a highlight, as the couple requested that their bridal party dress up for the occasion, which the guests gladly did. It included a special buffet created particularly for the occasion, as well as red carpet treatment for all attendees.
On the day of the wedding, the couple decided to shake things up by throwing a cocktail hour before the ceremony. They did this to take advantage of “the magic hour,” a term used in the film industry to describe the time when the sun sets. This resulted in some of the most stunning photographs of the whole wedding procession. The couple held an all-white ceremony, with the bridal party and the majority of the guests wearing white as well. The presidential balcony included white roses and candles, and a chamber draped in white organza cloth.
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