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Client Stories: Chris & Ivy

February 15, 2024

Chris & Vy- A Mexican Fiesta at Dreams Riviera, Cancun

Chris & Vy’s love story serves as a reminder that sometimes, the most meaningful connections can be found in unexpected places and that love has the power to transcend the boundaries of technology. What started as a conversation online soon led to an instant connection as soon as they met. This initial spark led to them falling in love and eventually planning a stunning destination wedding at Dreams Riviera Cancun. This luxurious all-inclusive beachfront resort located in Puerto Morelos, a charming coastal town in the beautiful Riviera Maya region of Mexico was the perfect location to bring family and friends together to bond over many events leading up to their wedding day.

“Chris and I knew what our intentions were when it comes to dating so we were on the same page from the beginning. As we continued to learn more about each other, falling in love with him felt so effortless and I knew he was the one on our first Valentine's day date”
- Vy

Recognizing your soulmate……….

How do we ever know if someone is our soulmate, it is a deeply personal and subjective experience. Ultimately, as with Chris & Vy, it is a culmination of many things and your heart and intuition can guide you in knowing if someone is "the one" for you. The most fulfilling relationships often involve mutual love and appreciation for each other's unique qualities and the effort put into nurturing the relationship, an important factor that both Vy and Chris truly understand.

"One word that comes to mind when I think of Chris is inspirational. He’s always striving to be the best version of himself in every aspect of life. No matter the hardships, he overcomes it and always moves forward. That inspires me to be the best version of myself for us and future family."
- Vy
"One word that best describes Vy is compassionate. She has a kind heart that shows love and sympathy for others. She’s always thinking of others before herself and brings joy to her loved ones."
- Chris

The picturesque proposal

Sedona, Arizona, is a picturesque and enchanting destination known for its stunning natural beauty, red rock formations, and a vibrant spiritual and artistic community. Its striking red rock formations, towering sandstone buttes and cliffs create a dramatic and otherworldly landscape that has captivated artists, photographers, and hikers for generations and creates the absolutely perfect backdrop for Chris to get down on one knee and ask Vy to be his beloved wife

"We both enjoy staying active and always wanted to go on a beautiful hiking trip. We decided on going to Sedona, Arizona to celebrate our 6th year anniversary and the views were incredible! We ended our trip with a nice dinner with the mountain views and that's when he popped the question. I was in tears of joy!”
- Vy

A heartfelt way to say thank you!

Bringing family together to celebrate a wedding in tropical Mexico is a wonderful and memorable experience that combines the joy of a wedding with the excitement of travel and is the perfect opportunity to have many planned celebrations around the actual wedding day.

Vy & Chris choice of a destination wedding was not only to celebrate their love but also gave them a fantastic way to say a heartfelt thank you and express their gratitude and appreciation to their family for all their love, support, and sacrifices they made throughout their life.

“Growing up, my parents have always worked so hard to raise my siblings and I. They are immigrants from Vietnam and had to learn everything from scratch in a new country. Till this day, my parents are still working and have never taken the time off to relax and enjoy life. I'm not quite sure if my parents know how to relax. They also find the need to do something. I wanted my wedding to be a destination wedding for that reason. To give them the opportunity to take some time away from work and spend time with their loved ones and be proud of what they accomplished in life”
“The most memorable moment of our wedding was when my Dad walked me down the aisle and I saw my entire family at the ceremony. I couldn't control my emotions and tears were running down my cheeks. I was so happy to see everyone present at our wedding day to celebrate our love”.
- Vy

How to party Mexican Style!

A Mexican fiesta is a vibrant and colorful celebration that embodies the rich cultural heritage of Mexico. It is a joyful gathering that brings people together to commemorate various occasions, from religious festivals to national holidays, birthdays, weddings, and more. This was the perfect event for Chris & Vy to gather their friends and family together before the wedding and start of the celebrations in a fun way whilst incorporating some of the Mexican hospitality.

“This was our favorite photo, because all you need is your family. No matter where we live, we always find a way to make time for each other. We look forward to our marriage with the love and support of our family”

Creating memories…

Memories fade over time, but photographs are a lasting medium for preserving them. They freeze a moment in time, allowing us to revisit it years or even decades later. Dani, part of our Adventure Photos team at Dreams Riviera is a fun and creative photographer with excellent interpersonal skills. She excels at capturing the essence of an event and was able to create beautiful memories for Chris and Vy to look back on fondly

“Dani captured the sweet moments of us welcoming our guests with a Mexican fiesta. The turnaround to receive the pictures was so fast and they turned out beautifully! I'm so glad my family coordinated matching dress attire. Everyone had a blast and was so blown away by the food, decor and the people! Our waiters were so attentive and made sure everyone was having a good time”

Is a destination wedding a good option?

Ultimately, the decision on where to hold your wedding should reflect your priorities and what will make you and your partner happiest. Discuss what kind of experience you both envision for your wedding day and plan a fantastic adventure around it! Chris & Vy had some fantastic advice for couples considering this type of wedding…

“DO IT! I am SO glad I did!! Cancun is such an amazing place to relax and enjoy with loved ones. You get to marry your best friend in paradise and create unforgettable experiences of a lifetime”

A big thank you to Vy and Chris for allowing us to capture their fun pre-wedding event. It was a pleasure for our photographer Dani to create some beautiful memories for them and have fantastic family photos to look back on, where everyone was having such an amazing time!

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