An engagement, a wedding, 11 holidays to Mexico and now a vow renewal at their happy place. Lou and Mike Smith continue their love affair with The Excellence Collection and Blue Bay Travel.
The pair enjoyed a whirlwind romance after fate brought them together. Having both lost their previous partners suddenly, the offer of sympathy and a shoulder to cry on turned to love.
“When you go through a life changing event it makes you re-evaluate your whole life. Finding happiness for a second time was a gift and we just knew we wanted to get married.”Said the pair
We’ll sit back now and let the pair talk you through why they wanted to renew their vows in Playa Mujeres through Blue Bay Travel.
Their journey so far
We had a small wedding abroad with just our respective children as our guests. When looking for the perfect venue we searched the internet for destination weddings and found Blue Bay Travel. Little did I know that this was going to change our lives and bring so many wonderful memories and friendships.
Before we even got to the wedding Blue Bay Travel were just amazing. They recommended Excellence Playa Mujeres for us to get engaged. They also organised a site visit to Dreams Riviera Cancun to book our wedding. At the time our two youngest sons were under 18. So a wedding at the Adults-Only Excellence Playa Mujeres was not possible. Otherwise we would have booked our whole romantic journey through Blue Bay and the Playa Mujeres site.
A snapshot of the wedding
You can read all about Lou and Mike’s fabulous destination wedding in Cancun here.
Renewing our vows
Our wedding was beautiful but I always wished we had been able to get married in the place Mike proposed to me. So a year ago I asked if we could renew our vows at Excellence Playa Mujeres. He agreed we should on our 5th Anniversary so we went to Blue Bay again to get booked up and renew our vows in Playa Mujeres.
Our very special friend Pedro who is a member of staff at Excellence Playa Mujeres gave me away and our renewal was attended by the friends we have made over the years.
I wore my original dress but had it shortened for the occasion. We had a beautiful reception dinner and were totally spoiled by the wonderful team.
What does the future hold?
We’ve built up a great relationship with Blue Bay Travel over the years through lots of amazing holidays to Mexico and Egypt. We’ve also booked in to experience more of the Excellence Collection resorts with Excellence Oyster Bay in Jamaica our next stop.
Many of my friends have now booked with Blue Bay Travel too. Plus, our Son is getting married at Excellence Playa Mujeres after also falling in love with this beautiful place too. It’s safe to say the love for Excellence runs in the family.
We just wanted to say the biggest thank you to Mr Stuart Wilson and his Blue Bay team. You introduced us to this amazing place and took the best care arranging our holidays. You’re the best travel agents we have ever used. Here’s to many more wonderful experiences, thank you for being part of our love story.
If Lou and Mike’s story has inpsired you to renew your vows in a stunning destination. Then give our wedding specialists a call on 0844 644 8351. Or click here.