Here is Part 2, the reception party of Jessica and Chad’s wedding at Hotel Melia Cozumel, Mexico.
Go see the getting ready and wedding ceremony part if you haven’t seen it.
The table numbers weren’t your conventional numbering. If you remember their engagement photo session at Ellicott City, they displayed how they’re a big fan of the Miami Dolphins football team. Well for the wedding reception, they numbered the tables with the jersey numbers of some of their favorite players from the team. For example, here is table 13, the jersey number for Dan Marino. There were also table 5, Carpenter; table 15, Bess, table 91, Wake, and so on. They’re not in order and not in sequence. If I remember correctly there were about 7 tables, plus the sweet heart table.
Group shot of the Bride and Groom with all the guests against a lovely background: white sand, bule sky, and blue water.
The table assignment “cards” were using sand dollars.
Time for the Matron of Honor and Best Man to deliver their speech.
Next, the Bride and Groom get to do their first dance as husband and wife.
Then the Bride got a chance to dance with her Dad.
It was an emotional moment for a lot of people there.
Next, it’s the Groom’s turn to dance with his Mom.
Cake cutting time!
I love seeing the palm trees. They make a unique background setting.
Then it’s dance all the way until the end of the reception!
Unfortunately, the party can’t last until late in the evening because everyone had to leave and get back to the cruise ship before it departs out to the sea. No one wanted to be left behind of course.
Before we left, we had to take few more shots, taking advantage of the beautiful and colorful view of the hotel.
After taking the taxi from the hotel, we arrived at the port where our ship Carnival Liberty docked.
This was the view from Jessica and Chad’s balcony, which was at stern (rear side of the ship). It was a huge balcony!
Jessica and especially Chad had been wanting to jump into the pool since the beginning. Remember the first part, before the ceremony?
Brides and Grooms usually won’t trash the dress on the day of the wedding. Usually it’s few days, weeks or even few months after.
Well not for Jessica and Chad!
Why not? The ship had a pool and they could just walk to their room to get shower right after.
Anyway, here we go, the sequence of them trashing the dress and tux, by jumping into the pool!
Ready… Set… Jump!
Woohoo! How fun!
This picture below was taken before the jump sequence of course. This was inside the glass elevator of the ship. You can see the beautiful wall in the background from the ship’s “garden” section.
Phew! What a fun day that was!
After spending a week with them on the ship and at excursions, my family and I sure miss them. We sure had a lot of fun adventures and great memories!
Congratulations Jessica and Chad. May you live happily ever after!
Officiant: Rob Skinner
Hotel and Venue: Hotel Melia Cozumel, Mexico
Cruise Ship: Carnival Liberty
Make up: Liz Hud
Dress: Maggie Sottero