Dustin and Kalen Hyatt Ziva Cancun October 15, 2018
We met almost 7 years ago working together at P.F. Chang's on the Plaza. We were good friends first and then started dating. We got engaged in May 2017 in Cancun. We stayed at the RIU Palace, but actually walked along the beach all the way past the Hyatt Ziva to the lighthouse and took several pictures there. Who would have thought we'd be getting married at that very resort.
Destination & Resort: Hyatt Ziva Cancun
Wedding package: Lavish and Opulent
Number of guests: 33 Ceremony location: Habanero's Beach
Reception Location: Sky Terrace
Wedding colors: Dusty Rose, Blush Pinks, and Golds
Photographer: We used Romanza which was recommended by the resort. I believe his name was Francesco
Favorite Wedding Memory: Exchanging our own vows 5 feet from the water
Honeymoon Location & Resort: Stayed at Hyatt Ziva for 8 nights
Favorite thing about the Resort: How can we choose just one? The spa was amazing and we loved you could enjoy the amenities (indoor spa pool, sauna, etc) for free. We had a couple massage in the cabanas and that was amazing too. They brought us chocolate dipped strawberries and fresh juice before our massage.
Excursions: We wished we had had time to do more. However, we loved taking the ferry to Isla de Mujeres and renting golf carts. We drove around the whole island in a day. Saw some Mayan ruins, the turtle farm, and got a lot of wonderful souvenirs.
Why did you choose to partner with Love to Travel for your destination wedding: We met Love To Travel at the Wedding Expo at the OP convention center. We always knew we wanted to be married on the beach, but had no idea how hard it would be to plan it by ourselves. After talking to LTT we realized picking an all inclusive resort would be the easiest and also less expensive than other ideas we had considered. LTT was awesome! All my guests told me how easy it was to get everything booked and felt reassured everything would be taken care of. Dustin and I really appreciated that we even got money back from having everyone book in our room block. The transportation was great too! We will definitely use LTT again either to go back to the Hyatt Ziva for an anniversary or maybe somewhere completely new and tropical!
Advice to other wedding couples: Definitely use LTT. It makes everything so much easier to coordinate. You have so many other things to worry about and plan, you don't need the stress of trying to get your entire wedding party booked by yourself. You also get better rates than if you were doing it by yourself.
Preferred 1 year anniversary trip location: Back to the Hyatt Ziva Cancun!
We wish we could travel more often, but have to start saving to buy a house!!! :(