Kiley and Brandon hosted their Mexico destination wedding at the stunning Dreams Jade Resort & Spa! They chose to host a destination wedding because they wanted to spend an entire weekend celebrating with their friends and families instead of just one day. Dreams Jade allowed them to do so at an affordable price point—with the added benefit of the jaw-dropping scenery of Riviera Maya! They hired me as their destination wedding specialist to ensure the planning process went smoothly. I’m so glad I could help them pull off the vibrant wedding weekend they envisioned!
Benefits of Hiring a Destination Wedding Specialist
To ensure their 80 guests made it to Mexico smoothly, Kiley and Brandon hired a destination wedding specialist (that’s me!). They wanted the experience to combine the fun of a vacation with the quality time of a family reunion, all surrounding the joy of their marriage! However, they knew that ensuring a headache-free journey for everyone meant finding outside assistance. They started looking for a travel advisor specializing in destination weddings and stumbled on Bridie Travel!
“Hiring a destination wedding specialist was a huge help,” says the couple. “Megan answered our guests’ questions and shortened our to-do list, allowing us to focus on wedding planning. She also created our wedding website, secured our room block, and coordinated transportation for all our guests!”
Since I had visited Dreams Jade several times before working with Kiley and Brandon, they also relied on my experiences to bolster their confidence before booking. While resources like Instagram and TripAdvisor are helpful, there’s no replacement for someone’s firsthand experience. And if you can make it to your destination wedding venue before the special day, that’s even better!
Kiley and Brandon say this is their top advice for couples planning their destination wedding. “Pictures are great, but they can’t compare to seeing and walking the spaces in person. If you can’t do this, we recommend relying on the expertise of a professional like Megan!”
Open-Air Wedding Reception at Dreams Jade Resort
Kiley and Brandon’s Pergola Deck ceremony was followed by an open-air reception overlooking the incredible oceanside views at Dreams Jade. It was a truly magical scene, with bistro lights strung between the palm trees to shine on the tables and dance floor. The white chairs and table linens had a clean, modern feel. Meanwhile, the floral centerpieces filled with pink and peach roses added a pop of color inspired by a tropical sunset.
The couple’s favorite memory from the day was dancing with their friends and family underneath the glow of the lights. They shared a first dance to Julia Sheer’s cover of the Paramore song “Still Into You.” Then, they got their party on! The resort supplied signature cocktails named after the couple’s pets, and drinks flowed into the early morning as everyone celebrated the once-in-a-lifetime love of Kiley and Brandon.
Dreams Jade is one of my top-recommended destination wedding venues in Mexico, and I’m so glad I could help Kiley and Brandon coordinate their celebration there! If you’re picturing tying the knot in paradise, I would love to hear from you. Let’s turn your destination wedding dream into reality!
Destination Wedding Specialist: Bridie Travel
Venue: Dreams Jade Resort & Spa
Photography: Love & the Lake Photography
Videography: Amma Love Stories
Floral Design: Dreams Jade Resort & Spa