Tomorrow, I was booked to fly to Mexico for Shelly and Ben’s wedding (Click here for their engagement shoot.), at the Rosewoood Mayakoba in the Mayan Riviera. A year in the making, you can only imagine how much planning went into this destination wedding, (thanks to Alysha at LUXE Destination weddings), and how excited we all were.
Suddenly, the swine flu hit. And every day the alert and danger has risen. Before we knew it, the unforeseen possibility that the wedding wasn’t going to happen, became a reality.
But the cool part about Ben and Shelly, is they aren’t the kind of people to toss it to the wind, and say ‘oh well’. No, no. They are the kind of people who, when they say they are getting married with their vision, they are getting married with their vision. And if they say it’s going to be beautiful and memorable and extraordinary, then it’s going to be those things. So instead of getting upset about it, they worked around the clock with LUXE to relocate the wedding.
Let me make this totally clear. They changed the location of their wedding YESTERDAY. They are getting married on SUNDAY.
So now, a wedding that was already so exciting, is off-the-charts exciting. We are going to The Setai, in Miami. (Infamous for its glamorous art deco style.) Ironically, South Beach is actually one of Shelly and Ben’s favourite places, and in no way do they feel this is a compromise. (Talk about having a great attitude!!) I anticipate that the celebration will be incredibly joyous, like that born of a miracle.
Celebrate with us, check back here. I’ll be posting over the weekend. Might as well let a little good in, with all this bad flu news lately.
Here’s the LUXE take on the ordeal: