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Real Joy Wedding: Ryan & Michaela

by Kelsey Vickers
Real Joy Wedding: Ryan & Michaela


First off, congrats! What is your most memorable moment from the wedding?

Our first dance. It was a very special moment filled with so much joy!



What were the colors of your wedding?

Very neutral with shades of greens and whites.



What do you think worked really well at your wedding that you would recommend every couple to do?

Have a private first look! Ryan and I decided we wanted ten minutes to ourselves. We did this by having our first look on the balcony of our hotel room. This gave us a moment to read our vows, see each other, and take a breath before we walked down the aisle!




Would you have done anything differently—splurge on a pricier dress, nix the favors, go for that extra passed appetizer?

I would have remembered to pack my veil! We forgot it and that is my only regret about our wedding day. Everything else was perfect!



What tips do you have for other Joy couples still in the midst of wedding planning?

Take a break from wedding planning from time to time, enjoy things you both love to do together outside of wedding planning!




What were your favorite features of Joy?

I like that our guests could download Joy, as an app. This helped them with any questions that they may have had!




At Joy we believe that although a wedding lasts one day, joy lasts forever. What does that mean to you and your partner?

The love Ryan and I have for each other is much bigger than just our wedding day. We look back almost two months later and smile- but the joy of being husband and wife lasts a lifetime. We are so happy to finally be Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Huizar!




Vendor Details

Venue: Cabo Azul Resort

Cabo Azul was a perfect choice for our destination wedding! They made sure our day was flawless.
Wedding Planner: Cristina Cabera- Vivid Occasions 
Vivid Occasions helped put my mind at ease while planning a destination wedding. I don’t know if our wedding would have turned out the way it did without them! Christina is AMAZING!

Day-of Coordinator:  Cynthia Salcedo

Cynthia answered all of my questions and never made me feel like I was a bother. I appreciate all of her hard work to make our day so perfect! She is wonderful.

Photographer: Rachel Stenger Photography

The compliments on our wedding photos have been never ending! Rachel captured every moment of our day and gave us so many memories that we cherish. We love her so much!
Let it Bloom brought my vision to life! The colorful floral at our welcome party and the beautiful white orchids on our wedding day were all stunning.
Officiant: Allison Gillespie
One of my best friends, Allison married us on July 27th. She made our ceremony so beautiful and very us. She did an amazing job and I love that it added a personal touch to our ceremony.

Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist: Alma Vallejo –  Cabo Makeup 

Alma made me feel gorgeous on my wedding day. I felt like a beautiful and glowing bride!

Dress Boutique: Galina Signature Gown – Davids Bridal

I loved my Davids Bridal dress. It was perfect for a beach wedding. The back of my dress stole the show!
Bridesmaid Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu
Show Me Your Mumu had the PERFECT bridesmaids dresses for a destination wedding! My bridesmaids all felt beautiful and loved their dresses.

Stationary: Minted

Minted made finding stationary for our wedding easy! We loved their designs.

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