Riviera Maya Romantic

Michael first met Christian while vacationing in South Florida. The couple shared a love for adventure and it didn’t take long for Michael to decide to propose. “The journey began on a Friday afternoon. Christian was accompanied by his sister-in-law Lindsay on a scavenger hunt throughout Southern California. Each location included a sweet surprise and a phone call from a friend to convey Michael’s special messages as well as the clues to where to go next. Finally, at the oceanfront in Del Mar Beach, Christian’s brother, Derek, greeted him for the final clue. Derek presented Christian with a beautiful portrait of the couple and walked him to the bluffs where Michael was waiting. With the sunset just minutes away, it was the perfect moment to propose. In front of a large group of local observers, Michael popped the question just as a loud train passed by! But Christian heard the message loud and clear. And he said yes.” Photographer Jorge Rodriguez explains

After a couple of months of searching, the couple chose the gay-friendly hotel, the Azul Fives Hotel, by Karisma Beachfront Gazebo. The gorgeous hotel provided all the details for the day with the help of Venue Coordinator Claudy Chez Mesquita. Their Wedding Planner Sonia Estrada from gaydestinationweddings.com took care of guiding Mike and Chris along each step of the wedding. Sonia specializes in the LGBTQ community and making same-sex weddings a dreamy reality.

With an air of lightness, love, and kindness, the wedding party transmitted the couple’s love with songs and poems. The opening song was performed by one of Mike’s dearest friends, Nicole, who beautifully sang “Choose You” by Sarah Bareilles. The ceremony’s song was SongBird by Eva Cassidy.

The God’s Knot Ceremony is an Irish Tradition that symbolizes the commitment being made to each other and to God, who is embodied by the string in the middle, and the other two strings represent the couple.

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