Where it all Started
Micaela and Roberto attended the same high school, but they didn’t know one another so their love story didn’t begin until five years later when they finally met at a local bar. The pair was introduced by mutual friends and sparks flew instantly – they shared the same sense of humor, connected on every level and went on to spend nearly every day together. After only six months together, Roberto was certain that Micaela was the one.
Roberto planned to pop the question on their trip to New York City to celebrate the July long weekend with his family. He envisioned taking Micaela to a stylish rooftop bar and getting down on one knee against the backdrop of panoramic city views, but a rain-filled forecast jeopardized his plans. Fortunately, luck was on his side and the sun stayed out just long enough for Roberto to surprise his bride-to-be with glistening engagement ring!
Planning the Wedding
With Roberto’s family living in El Salvador and Micaela’s family living in Canada, a destination wedding made perfect sense. Both Roberto and Micaela are very family-oriented, so they loved the idea of their families spending an entire week getting to know each other and creating lifelong bonds, something that would have been impossible during a one-day wedding at home.
Having previously travelled to Playa del Carmen for a music festival and fallen in love with the delectable food, charming culture and vibrant atmosphere, it was an obvious choice for their tropical nuptials. When looking for the perfect resort to host their weeklong celebrations, many of their close friends and family recommended Grand Sunset Princess All Suites and Spa for its upscale accommodations, gourmet dining options and impeccable beachfront location.
On November 14, 2018, Roberto and Micaela hosted a glamorous ceremony on the Sunset Gazebo at the Chill Out Beach Club. The couple exchanged their vows against the backdrop of the Caribbean Sea surrounded by lush tropical foliage and 70 close friends and family members.
For the reception, the party moved over to the Chill Out Beach Club which was elegantly decorated in their color schemes of blush, gold and ivory. Both Roberto and Micaela particularly enjoyed listening to the heartfelt speeches and toasting to forever with their newly-joined families
Wedding Day Wear
Micaela’s gown: Lace gown by Rose Clara from Kleinfeld HBC
Micaela’s shoes: David’s Bridal
Micaela’s accessories: Rosie Couture
Roberto’s attire: Blue custom suit and a white dress shirt by Indochino
Roberto’s accessories: Brown shoes
Wedding bands: Custom jeweler
The bridesmaids wore: Matching mauve dresses from ShowPo
The groomsmen wore: Blue dress pants with a white dress shirt by Indochino paired with brown shoes and suspenders
First dance: Latch – Sam Smith (acoustic version)
Flowers: Resort floristF
Hair and makeup: Resort spa
Stationary and invitations: Minted.com
Favors: Handmade maracas engraved with Roberto and Micaela’s names and wedding date by Maracas Mexico
Welcome gifts: Welcome bags filled with travel essentials and a wedding week itinerary
What was old? Micaela’s late grandmother’s wedding and engagement ring tied to her bouquet
What was new? Micaela’s jewelry and shoes
What was borrowed? Micaela borrowed her grandmother’s ring from her mother
What was your something blue? A small blue ribbon stitched to the inside of Micaela’s wedding gown
“Don’t sweat the small stuff and enjoy every moment because it goes by very quickly! Remember that your wedding day is about you and your partner, not anyone else”