Robert and Melissa’s Wedding at RIU Santa Fe

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Robert and Melissa’s Wedding at RIU Santa Fe's wedding

The Couple

Robert and Melissa met at a basketball game, she was a ticket seller for a high school basketball tournament, and he was a trainer coming to see one of his players at a game. While in the building he requested an outlet to charge his phone near her booth, which gave him the perfect excuse to come back several times to chat with Melissa. Robert proposed on Mother’s Day, in front of her family.

The Planning

Together with their Destify agent, Jasmine, they chose the RIU Santa Fe resort in Los Cabos, Mexico. Melissa said, “Jasmine was wonderful and very helpful”. Working with the wedding department was a smooth process, despite a few planning hiccups. The couple wished they had known they could have paid for more in advance, instead of paying it all off at once on their arrival.

The Wedding

The couple chose to stay in Cabo for 6 days, and the wedding festivities were spread across 2 days. The wedding party was able to spend the day getting ready, resting and eating while getting prepared for the ceremony. Melissa’s mother and grandmother arrived just in time on the day of. As Melissa was on her way to the ceremony site at the beach guests cheered her on.

Her brother walked her down the aisle, and the minister provided a great service. Melissa said, “Once at the altar it was all a blur, I was overwhelmed with joy”. As they walked back down the aisle as newlyweds a song played that Robert had dedicated to her. There was a champagne toast and a photo booth too, where everyone took pictures together.

The couple hosted a semi-private reception at the resort’s steakhouse, with ocean views. There was a delicious dinner, speeches, and laughter. The staff was super welcoming, and the wedding party was excluded from the rest of the restaurant so they felt like they still had their own private space. The couple also celebrated with the entire wedding party during an exciting excursion the next day.

Looking Back

The couples’ advice is to plan an excursion in advance if you’re wanting to have one during your vacation. They were overcharged for scheduling it on their wedding day, and there was a lack of communication between tour departments. They also advise creating a list of the shots you would like ahead of time, to share with your photographer.

The ceremony was a dream, and at the reception I finally felt relaxed and didn’t have to stress anymore.

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