Hi Everyone, I just got back from my wedding in the Mayan Riviera. When I left on November 14th I was a Grand Riviera Princess bride. An hour and a half into our flight an explosion happened at the Grand Riviera Princess in the Platinum lounge. Our rooms were reserved in the Platinum area. When we arrived at Cancun Airport we had no idea about the accident. We got on our bus and proceeded towards our Resort. Our first stop was The BlueBay Grand Esmeralda. Several guests got off the bus and then we were told we would also be staying at the BlueBay. We flew WestJet Vacations and were told to wait in the bus until a rep could come and tell us what was happening. As you can imagine I was totally confused and everyone was looking to me and my fiance for answers. When the rep came on the bus she told us there had been an explosion at the GRP and that several people had died, it was so sad. The BBGE opened an entire building to accommodate us and were just trying to get the rooms cleaned for us. We spoke with the Front Desk Manager and the wedding coordinator and they assured us they could accommodate our wedding. It turned out that the new wedding coordinator, Sandra was the coordinator that we had at the GRP. They were able to put our wedding together in three days! The day of the wedding it poured and poured. In fact it was the only day of the trip that rained... but we hear rain is good luck. Because of the rain we had to move our ceremony site from the beach to the lounge by the a la cartes. It was a beautiful setting even with it pouring all around us. At one point the rain was coming down so hard I had to shout my vows. We had planned a Sand Ceremony and to use the sand from the beach and some blue sand I had brought. Because of the rain there was no dry sand available. When I went to pour it it wouldn't come out. I ended up using my finger to loosen up the sand. We got about halfway through and decided we would finish at home...lol. We had planned on having our first dance on the beach and had brought and ipod dock to use. Because we couldn't go down to the beach they allowed us to set up our ipod in the lounge after supper and were able to have a semi dance. The ipod was on shake shuffle and switched songs halfway through... We ate in the french restaurant which was actually oriental that night. The food was awesome and everyone loved the wedding cake. My heart goes out to those who died in the explosion. To know that one of the people was the groom at a wedding three days prior is heart wrenching, I keep thinking if it was one day later that would have been us. Even though nothing went as planned we had an amazing time. In the end all we really wanted to do is get married in front of our friends and family and that's what we got to do! So my advice to you is this.... take a deep breath...smile.... and know that its going to be the most amazing day of your life no matter what happens because you are marrying your best friend today.