We grew up in a small town in South Dakota and have been together since high school. We moved to Kansas City area together in June of 2015. In October 2017, we went to Nashville for a long weekend. Tyler had a huge surprise in store for me! I knew that we were going to dinner and the Grand Ole Opry on Friday night. However, I had no idea it would be such a night to remember! Before dinner we went down to the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge and proceeded down by the water. Once we were there, he got down on one knee and asked me to spend my life with him. Of course, I said yes! He also had a photographer lined up to catch the proposal and take additional pictures of us.
Destination & Resort: Hard Rock Vallarta
Wedding package: We used the Complimentary Colin Cowie wedding collection
Number of guests: 29
Ceremony location: Beach
Wedding colors: The colors we chose were Coral and Navy blue.
Favorite thing about the resort: Excursions: 1. Zip-lining and atving - We did this with a group of 7 (ages ranged from 10-45). Everyone really enjoyed this as there was a wide variety of views and distances for the zip-lining! The atving was also great as we went off the beaten path and up thru the mountains.
2. Dolphin Encounter - We did this with our entire guest list minus the photographer. This truly was for all ages, and again everyone thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
3. On the day of the wedding, the guys went on a deep sea fishing excursion and enjoyed that! We were even able to find a restaurant that would cook the fish and took it there the following night. The fish was delicious and it was a great time getting off the resort for a meal.
At the resort, we tried to take part in as many of the activities as possible. This ranged from the shows in the outdoor theater/sun bar, activities on the beach and activities within the pool. One of the events that stood out was a Mexican Fiesta which we all took part in. It consisted of a wide variety of authentic food and drink but they also brought in vendors that sold local, hand crafted goods. I think every one bought something from them as the prices were very reasonable and some of the goods were made right in front of you!
Favorite memory: Of the overall trip - We enjoyed being able to spend time at the beach with out closest friends and family.
Of the wedding - We loved everything about our wedding! The day was perfect!
Perfect describes our wedding day best! The setting was absolutely amazing, which created a backdrop for pictures that can't be beat! Being surrounded by close family and friends is something we will cherish forever. It truly was the best day ever!
Why did you choose to partner with Love to Travel for your destination wedding: We had heard great recommendations for Love to Travel. Also, we appreciated being able to be face to face and not having everything because communicated via phone or email.
How was your experience with Love to Travel: Our experience with Love to Travel was great, we enjoyed working with them every step of the way! We are extremely grateful that they were able to extend our say by another night as we just weren’t ready to leave!
Advice to other wedding couples: Enjoy everything!
Any additional information: Margarita, our onsite wedding coordinator was amazing! She made sure every detail, big or small was taken care of. She was with us pretty much the entire afternoon/evening and made sure things went smoothly. She also checked in on us on a daily basis and made sure there wasn't something we needed or wanted. We both have nothing but wonderful things to say about her.
Overall, our experience with everything was absolutely amazing and we wouldn't have changed a single thing. We would like to thank you and your entire team with all your help throughout the entire process (especially being available to extend our stay by an extra day with such a short notice! :)