This is a guest post by Summer Rathmann, who is one of our Brand Ambassador’s for El Dorado Casitas Royale. She was recently married at the resort and shared her story with us for our special Valentine’s Day Giveaway!
My husband and I were married March 5, 2011 at El Dorado Royale Casitas on an absolutely perfect day with 50 of our friends and family. It was our dream wedding! Everything from the location, weather, food, service, flowers, etc. was everything we had always hoped for and more!
A year before our wedding, we visited three resorts in Riviera Maya and knew immediately that this was the place we wanted to get married. It was no question! We began working with Valerie, the wedding coordinator, and received such amazing support that we missed out an all of the typical wedding stress! She made planning our wedding weekend such an easy and enjoyable experience and I cannot thank her enough for that.
Our wedding weekend began with a welcome cocktail party with hors d’oeurves and even a signature cocktail that was the resort’s idea! We were able to greet all of our guests at once and introduce them to each other.
The next day we had a meeting with the resort’s wedding team to go over all of the final details of the big event! The team was so knowledgeable and didn’t miss a thing. They gave such great suggestions to make our wedding the best experience for us as well as our guests.
We had our rehearsal dinner at one of the restaurants, El Cocotal, with a customized menu, we were able to create with the chef. Everyone enjoyed the food and even loved the custom golf ball groom’s cake the on-site pastry chef designed for me as a surprise to my husband! We all went to the resort’s main bar, Guacamayas, and danced the night away!
The wedding day was so relaxing with massages and even some pool time! There were no last minute questions, changes, or problems for me and that made it such a relaxing morning that I think is crazy for most brides. We were able to take a lot of our photos before hand in so many picturesque locations at El Dorado Royale then I was whisked away on a golf cart to the ceremony site!
Everything from the ceremony to the cocktail hour, then our reception was absolutely our dream and more because of the amazing wedding team! We celebrated all night long and even went back to Guacamayas after the reception because we weren’t ready for the night to end! Our entire wedding experience with El Dorado Royale was everything we dreamt of and we can’t wait to go back for our first anniversary!