Daniela & Andrew, Nizuc, Mexico
What memory of one another on your day stands out the most?
Daniela: Definitely his vows to me when we were under the chuppah alongside the ocean surrounded by so much love. Watching Andrew make lifelong promises and express his love and commitment to me followed by him breaking the glass and having our first kiss as husband and wife was definitely a memory I will cherish forever.
Andrew: I will never forget our first look. Walking towards her on the pier and seeing how beautiful and happy she looked was by far the highlight of the day. Another very special memory of Daniela that stands out was our first dance. Having the dance floor to ourselves while being surrounded by our family and closest friends and dancing to wonderful tonight with the girl of my dreams was a very special and unforgettable moment.
Did you learn anything about yourself or each other while planning your day?
Daniela: I was surprised to learn how much I cared about many of the wedding details. I was not one of those girls who dreamed about her wedding from a young age and never thought I would become one! The planning process also underscored the importance of trusting others. It’s impossible to micromanage every single detail and our vendors went above and beyond – we couldn’t have done it without them. Most importantly, the planning process truly showed how supportive and caring Andrew is. He frequently reminded me that the reason we were planning a wedding was to celebrate our love for each other – everything else was just an added bonus.
Andrew: The wedding planning process confirmed that Daniela and I complement each other very well. I also learned that Daniela is a spreadsheet wizard, let’s just say that the spreadsheets she made were quite impressive!
What was most important to you on your day?
Both: The most important thing for us was for the entire weekend to truly reflect us as a couple and to create a happy, lively and fun atmosphere for our guests. Given Andrew’s love for the water and sailing, we organized a boat excursion and beach party for our friends and held the wedding ceremony on the beach. Daniela has always loved photography and capturing moments so we hired the best photographer (thank you, Ira!), had an awesome photobooth with fun Mexican-themed props and integrated photos throughout the weekend.
Daniela: We both really wanted a high-energy party with upbeat music and tons of dancing. We spent a lot of time working with our wedding planner, band and DJ to create that atmosphere and we are so happy with how it turned out. The amount of energy and love that filled the room was truly a dream come true.
Andrew: It was also extremely important to us on our wedding day to make sure to find some alone time. A very special moment for us was when we were in the golf cart on the way to the reception. It gave us a few minutes to take everything in and enjoy each others’ company before dancing the night away with all of our family and friends.
Photos by Ira Lippke & Rebecca Walker
Planning: B Social Events
Cake & Catering: Nizuc Resort and Spa
Dress: Inbal Dror from Mark Ingram Atelier
Floral & Event Design: Vanessa Jaimes Floral Design
Hair & Makeup: John Olavarria & Backstage Hair and Makeup
Music, Ceremony: Visuddha Entertainment
Music, Cocktail Hour: Leborans Music
Music, Reception: DJ NVM & Muziek Grand Band
Rentals: Canteiro Weddings
Stationery: Julie Meridy Design
Venue: Nizuc Resort and Spa
Video: Wedding Shortfilms