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Best Wedding Ever!
I got married to Vicky Huang twelve days ago, on May 11, 2013. And I might be biased, but I think it was the BEST WEDDING EVER! We had an amazing destination wedding at the all-inclusive Azul Sensatori resort in Puerto Morelos, Mexico, which is about 20 minutes south of Cancun in the Riviera Maya. The resort was beautiful and had everything we imagined - great accommodations, delicious and abundant food and drink (which we took full advantage of), plenty of entertainment options, and excellent customer service. The weather was perfect and the ceremony and reception went off without a hitch. Everyone had a great time, so much so that last night, our friends were still talking about what went down! Here's a quick recap of the highlights:
A typical day consisted of:
Getting breakfast at one of the excellent resort restaurants
Swimming, tanning, and drinking by the pool or beach
Grabbing lunch at the beach BBQ or another restaurant
More swimming, tanning, and drinking by the pool or beach
Dinner at one of the restaurants
More drinking and hanging out at one of the bars
Winding up at the Mojito Lounge for drinking and dancing
The ceremony was perfect. Vicky looked stunning. And yes, I cried.
The reception was great. The bridesmaids and my best man performed excellent speeches. Vicky's brother and my sister commemorated our fathers, both who have passed away and couldn't be there with us. Delicious food was eaten, drinks were drank, shots of tequila were shot, dances were danced, and great times were had. I got thrown in the pool, my groomsmen and others joined me (see our wetness below), and Vicky even jumped in too!
Vicky, my mom, my mom's friend, my cousin, and I had dinner at an awesome tasting menu restaurant called Le Chique, which Vicky and I agree is second only to Komi on our tasting-menu restaurant rankings. Delicious.
Vicky and I swam with dolphins.
Vicky and I doubled up on our last two meals. Right after we had a romantic dinner on the beach, we went to have tapas. The next morning, after a special couples breakfast in our room, we hit up Spoon for breakfast part dos.
My words can't fully express how awesome this trip was. But the best part (besides getting married, of course) was that 75 of our closest family members and friends joined us in celebrating. People traveled from DC, New York, New Jersey, LA, San Francisco, Chicago, Philly, Minnesota, Texas, and even Taiwan to be with us on our big day. Better yet, they all made friends and had a great time with each other. Vicky and I are so lucky to have such supportive friends and family. I wrote a post a year and a half ago about Happiness vs. Satisfaction, and how I was happy but not yet fully satisfied with life. This is one big step towards satisfaction in my personal life and I have my family, friends, and most importantly Vicky to thank for it. If you'd like to see more pictures, drop me a line and I'll send you a link to our Box account. Like this post? Then follow me on Twitter – @mikewchan – for future updates.