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Destination Wedding

I feel like I’m just overflowing with love and happiness and gratefulness (is that a word!?)

We’re home!!! We made it back to the states early Monday morning and wow, I can’t even put into words how amazing our two weeks in Mexico were. It was so surreal, I feel like it was all a dream. The entire wedding day was more than I ever could have imagined. I pictured the day in my head over and over and it surpassed every one of my thoughts of what the day would be like.

Destination Wedding

Personal Photo of the entrance at Cabanas La Luna on Our Wedding Day

For now, I will just share what it feels like after a year of planning for it all to be over. I thought I would be sad that it ended, but truthfully I am so incredibly happy and grateful that there is no other room, but maybe those feelings will come later?


I am also still in such bliss that there are very few tips or points of advice that I have at this point, but I’m sure that will come in time as well.

What I do know is… those of you considering a destination wedding… GO FOR IT!

I can not say how worth it it all was. It was worth planning a wedding from 1,000s of miles away, worth sending 245 e-mails back-and-forth, worth coordinating getting 39 people to Mexico, and all of the other stresses.

…because it was perfect. It was so special to be able to share FOUR DAYS with some of our closest family members and friends. It was like having a little village full of people we love in a magical tropical beach for those few days. Every time we went to breakfast, laid on the beach, played volleyball, went to dinner, or hung out at the Cabanas ‘our people’ were all around us. It’s something I really can’t explain the magnitude of. It was also incredible that everyone was in the same mindset, everyone was relaxed and in vacation mode. It was very unique and absolutely amazing.

Of course some of our closest people weren’t able to make the trip, and that was the hardest part about choosing to have a destination wedding. We are having a home reception so that they can have the chance to celebrate with us as well!I can’t wait to share more when we get our photos back!


is a marine biologist, cider-maker, wine-scientist and bride blogger. She got married in 2016, and you can read her wedding planning posts here.