Ven Conmigo A Mexico- Day Three
It's Wedding Day!
Day Three in Mexico was Saturday and that meant wedding prep. Well, for the people in the wedding. I was not in the wedding so that meant I had time to lounge by the pool and just chill with a drink in my hand.
As dusk approached it was wedding time!
The wedding was outdoors overlooking the beach with the sunset in the background.
I must admit, the beginning of the wedding was a tad warm, but the event coordinators thought of everything. We were given fans to help with the warmth.
Then the dinner and reception were outside on the patio of the resort.
The Bride and Groom, Tim and Mayra, were the only two seated at the head table, which meant it was open seating for everybody else.
A mariachi band was the entertainment while we ate. The dinner was great. My favorite part was probably the rolls on the table. One kind was full of herbs and was almost like a croissant and the second was filled with some kind of cheese. I don't think I got a picture because we all ate them too fast. Then there was a salad and some sort of beef dish with mashed potatoes and then dessert. We had a fruit tart and then, of course, cake!
The Maid-of-Honor was the Bride's sister Denisse and the Best man was the Groom's good friend, Israel. Both of whom gave beautiful speeches in both English and Spanish. Then, Tim danced with his mom and Mayra danced with her mom and the whole place cried. Weddings just seem to do that to people.
Tim and Mayra had their first dance as a married couple. Then the party really got started. I don't think I stopped dancing for more than 15 minutes for the rest of the night. Such a good workout!
Everybody was so fun! That is one great thing about a destination wedding, we all had a couple of days to get to know each other so everybody was dancing and having a good time all together.
The DJ did a great job of going back and forth with the music. There would be a few songs all in Spanish, some of which I knew, a lot I didn't, and then there would be a chunk of American music. But that is the great thing about music, you don't necessarily need to know all the words for it to bring people together. Everybody was just dancing and having a good time. I even, sort of, learned some partner salsa moves! I gotta say, going to Zumba classes all these years definitely paid off!
Fun Fact: "Achy Breaky Heart" in Spanish is kind of a big deal. I heard it almost every day while I was in Mexico.
This wedding was probably the funniest wedding I've ever been to. Every time I turned around there was something new and fun going on. We got koozies and fun squeeze bottles that had a cube in it that lit up when it got wet. Then there were fun wigs and headbands.
Then the Bride and Groom had all the guests line up and they poured tequila in our mouths. Well, they tried. Most of it ended up everywhere but in our mouths.
The coolest part to me was when I took my heels off, one of the employees came up to me with a little bag and said, "This is for you." I said, "Oh, I'm not in the Bridal party." I figured the bridesmaids were getting a gift. She said, "No, it's for you." I opened it and there were customized flip-flops in the bag! They were literally just waiting for people to take their shoes off and then gave us flip-flops! How amazing is that?!?!
Then to top off the whole wedding, the reception ended with an amazing fireworks display! Are you serious?!
The night ended with a beef burrito from the Snack Bar and my sister-in-law locking herself in her room because she somehow wedged her key card all the down in the lock! Oops.
They finally got in their rooms and it was off to bed!