Feature Couple: Bridget Smay & Brian Knopf
Your Gown Came From: Alfred Angelo
His Clothing Came From: C.E. Roth
Bridesmaids Attire: Target
Groomsmen: C.E. Roth
Photographer: Caribe Photography (Resort Photographer)
Destination Wedding Location: Azul Fives by Karisma Playa del Carmen, Riveria Maya, Mexico
Our ceremony took place on the beach.
Our reception took place on the rooftop Zky Bar
Travel Agency & Agent: Jennifer Doncsecz, VIP Vacations
EB: Please tell me why you chose a destination wedding and what was the planning process like?
BS: We chose to do a destination wedding simply because we are far from traditional. We wanted something fun, memorable and a vacation for us and our guests.
EB: What were the people like at the resort?
BS: The people at the resort were, for the most part, extremely helpful and friendly. Everyone that we worked with from planning to execution of our wedding were all super friendly and helpful.
EB: How did you two meet?
BS: We met at the Hokendauqua Fire hall. My best friend from high school was dating a guy, whom she ended up marrying, and would frequent this fire hall and told me how I had to come sometime it was so much fun, etc etc etc. Well I ended up going having a great time, and spotting a guy across the bar. I asked around to a few people and found out his name and that he and his friend were the President and Vice President at the time. Well, I made it known that I was interested and after a few weeks there was supposed to be a group outing to the Haunt at Dorney Park which ended up turning into a double date… after a month or so we ended up as a couple and then two years later we got engaged.
Advice for future brides and grooms:
BS & BK: Don’t sweat the small stuff. Communicate. Remember why you fell in love Your wedding day is all about you, and all you have ever dreamed of… nothing is ever 100% going to go as planned, people and the world are not perfect. Take a moment before you walk into you reception and get introduced as the new Mr. and Mrs. and take the moment in. The day goes by so fast, so remember to take some time and enjoy!