Alicia and Ned

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Alicia and Ned's wedding

The Couple

Alicia and Ned met while serving at Applebee’s as teenagers. Together for 11 years, he proposed to her at the restaurant. As the restaurant sang a song to the couple at dinner he got down on one knee and asked her. Alicia had known she wanted the beach as the backdrop for her destination wedding. She said, “I’m not a bridezilla, I just wanted it to be easy.”

The Planning

As their guestlist grew Alicia chose the Royalton resorts because she liked what all you got with their wedding packages. They were accommodating to her group size. With Destify, and her agent Brandi, the selected the Royalton Riviera Cancun , in Mexico. The wedding process turned out to be super easy, and the process of choosing decor and inclusions with the wedding department was simple. This turned out to be an extra blessing as Alicia was starting her own business and it didn’t leave a lot of free time for planning.

The Wedding

Once on site, the couple loved their resort. Many of their guests were originally apprehensive about attending, they had never been to an all-inclusive, and they proved to be pleasantly surprised by the experience. The couple took full advantage of the resort, hosting a rehearsal dinner before the wedding.

On the day of their wedding, they got ready in the morning and held their ceremony on the beach at 3pm. After the ceremony, the couple took pictures while guests got cocktails or explored the resort before the reception. The weather was very windy but the photographer got amazing photos anyhow. Alicia said, “All I wanted was beautiful wedding photos, so I was happy.”

Looking Back

The couple agreed that going for 5 days wasn’t enough. There was a bit more planning involved then Alicia had anticipated and they recommend going for at least 7 days so you have more time to yourselves, and to enjoy your destination.

Plan to stay longer than you think, to relax!

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