I have been to many weddings, most of which were a lot of fun and full of love. My own was a winterland love fest in Lethbridge in the dead of March. What we lacked in sunshine and warm weather we made up in revelry and dancing. I honestly wouldn’t have had it any other way and, ten years later, the marriage has stuck. However if I was to do it again, and just may (loving nod to my husband), I would seriously consider a destination wedding.
A few years ago I was fortunate enough to have a friend oblige me in my travel lust by getting married in Mexico and while it may well be true that she chose a destination wedding for her own love of sunshine and good times, I felt like a winner none the less. It all started with some margaritas at the airport with friends who were also attending the wedding. We had parked all our children and pets with caring loved ones for the week and could let our hair down from day one. Boarding the friendly West Jet flight that took us towards the sun we were greeted by none other than the bride and groom, and while I can’t be certain, I think they enjoyed our overly boisterous excitement of their impending nuptials.
The week at the stunning Grand Palladium Vallarta was spend visiting with friends, lounging on the beautiful beach, dining on delicious food, partaking of free surfing lessons, drinking frosty beverages from one of many great bars, and swimming in one of the lovely pools. The ceremony took place on a patio overlooking the ocean and the reception was right on the beach. It was perfect in every way.
It was a reunion, a party, a vacation and a wedding all rolled into one sun drenched good time. I would recommend to all you will be brides out there to think about booking yourself in for a whole week of love rather than just one day. Your guests will love you for it!
To book your destination wedding I would highly recommend calling Faith at Dartmouth Travel. (902) 407-4567 She has booked hundreds of happy couples into stunning beach resorts and can help you make your trip a dream come true. I would also recommend the Grand Palladium Vallarta as your wedding venue. They went above and beyond!
- Destination Weddings & Honeymoons: 12 Gorgeous Trash-the-Dress Photos (huffingtonpost.com)
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