About Brittany and Blake
Occupations: Brittany is an OBGYN and Blake is a Pilot.
How they met: Mutual friends set us up.
Engagement story: Blake rented a plane to fly us to VA to visit with my family. Little did I know that he had previously went down to ask for my hand in marriage. During the flight, he asked me to read him the safety checklists. When we landed, my family & MOH were waiting on the runway to pick us up. We quickly got out of the plane and he handed me the post flight check list. I read down the list as he acted like he was checking the plane. The last bullet said “ENGAGEMENT COMPLETE.” He proceeded to get down on one knee and with a beautiful diamond ring asked me to marry him!!
The Wedding Day
Wedding date: 1/29/16
Number of guests: 52
Wedding colours: Navy/White/Blush pink
Brittany’s most memorable moment: Seeing Blake for the first time walking down the aisle.
Blake’s most memorable moment: Seeing Brittany for the first time walking down the aisle.
Their advice to others: Don’t do a first look. The first moment we saw each other at the ceremony was more than worth the wait. The day goes by fast so make sure to stop and embrace it all.
Most romantic moment: Our first dance and saying our vows
Did you include any traditions in your wedding? We tied “God’s Knot” representing Ecclesiastes 4:12 -A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
Honeymoon: We stayed for a second week in Mexico and switched resorts.
The day in three words: Best day ever!
Ceremony location: Sky Deck at Generations Riviera Maya
Reception location: Pier at Generations Riviera Maya
Why did you choose this location for your wedding? We looked at a lot of recommendations from LUXE. We wanted a family friendly resort and when we saw the Sky Deck at Generations we were sold.
Brittany’s gown: Maggie Sottero
Brittany’s shoes: Antonio Melani
Blake’s outfit: Grey three piece suit
Type of rings: Engagement ring custom designed by Blake. Wedding rings from The Jewelers Bench.
Jewellery: Diamond bracelet that was my wedding gift from Blake.
Bridesmaid’s dresses: David’s Bridal
Groomsmen attire: Men’s Wearhouse
First Dance: Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran
Favours: Luggage tags
Music: We made a playlist for the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception.
Flowers: Roses and lilies
Photographer: Laura Matney (laurasfocus.com)
What did you put in gift bags? Sunscreen and personalized cozies
Tell us about your experience working with LUXE Destination Weddings: With our busy schedules, we didn’t have a lot of time to do research on all the different options for a destination wedding. LUXE was the perfect choice to help streamline these decisions. They recommended 5-star resorts and helped us and our guests have an unforgettable trip. From travel to the small wedding details they had a team in place to answer all our questions and make experienced suggestions. We couldn’t have had the wedding we did without their help!