Shantavia & Gerell

Wedding Date: 7/24/2016
Beach Palace

What was your favorite memory from your destination wedding?

“Our favorite memory from our destination wedding was having the ability to spend time with all of our close family and friends over the course of our wedding weekend in Cancun! We had approximately 50 guest that traveled from New York, California, Tennessee, Florida, Georgia and Alabama and it was majority of our guest’s first time in Cancun! Having everyone together from both sides of our family for the weekend made the wedding 10 times more fun, because it felt like we were one big group of friends getting together for the best vacation/ party of our lives. So many of our friends/family arrived not knowing one another and left ready to plan the next trip together! It was better than we could have imagined.”

Describe your wedding style:

“We would describe our wedding style as Modern Elegance. We wanted a destination wedding but didn’t want the lack of privacy that comes with having a beach wedding. The modern rooftop venue at Beach Palace Resort, mixed with the white, silver and crystal decorations made it a very elegant feel.”

Describe your favorite detail of your wedding:

“The location (And ground fireworks)! Having the wedding on a rooftop overlooking the ocean was the perfect blend of both of our wish list. It mixed Gerell’s wish to be close to the water with my wish for a rooftop venue. The addition of the ground fireworks after our “I dos” made the moment even more memorable for our guest…not to mention our secret handshake.”

Tell us about your experience working with Modern Destination Weddings:

Working with Modern Destination Weddings was GREAT!!! Itzel, our wedding resort specialist, was AMAZING!!! She was very knowledgeable, personable and very timely in her response to any questions or concerns we had. There were many times I would email her late at night and she would respond right away! She stayed in touch with us even through to our arrival at the resort and followed up after it was over to make sure we had the experience we wanted! Sam was our travel coordinator and also took a lot of the pressure off of us to ensure our guest were able to book their travel without any issues. He was very patient with our guest, even being willing to work with the travel companies to make last minute changes.

I had always heard that destination weddings were the way to go, but after our experience with Modern Destination Weddings, I will forever be an advocate not only for destination weddings in general, but for Modern Destination Weddings.