This is One Love Story You Won't Soon Forget

Dawn Strong

It's not often you meet someone and know within a day that they are the one, but for Sheryl and Hakim, that's exactly what happened. Yep, on the very day these two sweeties met, Hakim professed his love and marriage plans and two years to the day, they celebrated their "I do's" in a gorgeous destination affair at Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa. Fairytale romance? You know it - and it was all complete with a seaside ceremony and reception. See so much more captured by Adventure Photos right here. From the Bride... The very first day Hakim and I met he told me that he was going to marry me; two years to the day we were married. Shortly after Hakim proposed, we knew we wanted to have a destination wedding somewhere warm, with the sand on our toes and the sun on our skin. After months of in-depth research, we finally decided on beautiful Huatulco. The Mexican culture, the food and the people were exactly what we were looking for.We wanted authentic/quaint Mexico and that is exactly what we got in Huatulco. We booked Dreams Resort and Spa and immediately Monica, our amazing wedding planner, contacted us. Planning was the fun part, Monica was so accommodating and she did all the hard work! Once we had our destination picked, we began searching for photographers - if it is one thing we learnt from previous advice was that we needed to find an amazing photographer. We found our photographer through Instagram, began following her, reading reviews and found out she was affiliated with Dreams! It worked out in our favor, as her photography was flawless. Between the photos and the video, we get to relive our special day whenever we want. Thank you Laura, you are amazing. Wedding dress shopping was one of my favorite experiences throughout the planning process. I tried on at least 40 dresses, but instantly knew my dress was the one when I put it on. The staff at Blissful Bridal helped make the experience what it was.Hakim and I arrived in Huatulco five days before our guests; we wanted to spend a few days together relaxing and finalizing last-minute details. The resort and the staff lived up to the expectations we had - the views were breathless, the food incredible and the staff extremely friendly. We could not have asked for a better backdrop for our wedding. The day before our wedding, we booked a group catamaran full of snorkeling, swimming, drinking and eating, so that all of our guests could meet. The day of our wedding was filled full of laughter, smiles, tears and joy. The feelings I experienced when walking down the aisle were unlike anything I have ever felt before. Surrounded by the people you love while you marry your best friend is something I will never forget. We would change nothing; our day was perfect thanks to our family, friends, wedding planner and photographer. Words of Advice: All the small details start to add up and you can easily feel overwhelmed by the amount of work planning a wedding can be; stay organized, enjoy every moment from the planning, the wedding dress shopping and the bachelorette party. Listen to your intuition and everything will turn out flawlessly. Getting married is a once in a lifetime opportunity; the day flies by - soak in and cherish every moment!