They say rain on the wedding day is good luck. This may be because like a bird marking you from above, it's unpleasant and people want you to try and think of better things! Yet a guest pointed out that rain is indeed good luck on your wedding day as you see, a wet knot is much harder to untie! I thought these were incredibly wise words and vowed to share them with anyone who would listen!
Katie and Dan are exceptionally beautiful people, inside and out. They welcomed everyone to the Now Sapphire Resort in Playa Del Carmen, including myself, with big smiles and hugs before asking "Do you want a drink?" Their guests got a vacation and a spectacular wedding getaway all in one week and I can't help but wonder why more people don't do it!
After I arrived on Tuesday I watched the weather very carefully, I didn't have my arsenal of umbrella's and who knew what a storm next to the Caribbean sea would bring us! You see for the entire 7 days most people were there the weather was hot and the sky was blue. The only blemish on my app showed rain and a big storm on Wednesday... ie. Wedding Day. I prepared myself for worried comments from the bride and groom and even some of the guests and yet I didn't hear a single thing. Katie, as it turns out had kept her eye on the weather as well and her composure at seeing that lightening bolt icon is something to behold!
Wednesday morning arrived with bright blue skies and a temperature that could have melted the thickest glacier in minutes. We headed to the wedding planner's home so the girls could get ready while the guests finished their swims and pina colada's. Just after we got into the apartment the sky opened up and put on one heck of a display. If we thought we got thunderstorms at home the Mexican sky flexed it's proverbial muscles and put our summer storms to shame!
By the time we got back in the cars to continue our journey to the beach club I couldn't help but wonder what could be said for flash flooding on your wedding day. You see the roads leading to the main highway were underwater! This was a first and I very much hope the only time I have to watch a bride's transportation venture nearly to the point of no return!
By the time the guests had found their seats and Dan was standing at the end of the aisle, with the biggest smile spread across his face, the sun had come out and the rain clouds had disappeared. So on a gorgeous evening overlooking the turquoise Caribbean Sea a Canadian girl and a British boy who met many years ago in a Cuban disco said "I Do" in front of their closest friends and family.