Real Weddings

Real Wedding: Shondra & Corey in Cancun, Mexico

Couple: Shondra & Corey

Resort Name & Destination: Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa, Cancun, Mexico

Number of Guests: 24

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The (brief) story of how you met/fell in love: Corey and I were introduced by a mutual friend! Phone numbers were exchanged and we had our first conversation as I was driving back to my hometown for Thanksgiving. According to Corey he fell in love with a phone call, we talked for over 4 hours. We met in person a week later and we have been together ever since.

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The destination wedding decision: something you’ve always wanted or came to love?

I’ve always wanted a destination wedding and I love being on a beach. Corey was open to whatever I wanted to do.

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What made you choose your resort/destination?

Originally it was based on budget. Mexico and Jamaica were the most reasonable. Corey and I had vacationed in Jamaica together a few years back so I chose Cancun, Mexico since neither one of us had vacationed there before.

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How did you personalize your wedding and ceremony?

One item that I am most proud of is Corey’s ring. Corey’s mother passed away 12 years ago and he still had most of his mother’s jewelry locked away in a safe. I knew how close he was with his mother and how important she will always be to him. I asked if may take her jewelry to a jeweler to have a custom ring made for him. 1192128665005_1305013378005_18209154

The funniest or most unusual moment was when….

Oh I don’t think I can say…but I will say my family partied the entire weekend!1192128665005_1305013292005_18209154

The most memorable moment was when….

My mother prayed a blessing over us during the wedding ceremony.

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Three words that sum up your destination wedding experience are:

Family, love and relaxation

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Besides the wedding itself, what was your favorite part of your trip? Did you do any activities with your guests?

The couples spa package was excellent!

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If you could travel anywhere for your one-year anniversary, it would be:

Hawaii, but we loved our wedding resort so much we would go back!

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Your biggest piece of advice to couples planning a destination wedding would be:

Don’t stress enjoy each other!

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