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Grand Sirenis Wedding for Janette and Colin



Janette & Colin's Grand Sirenis Resort Akumel Wedding


Bride and Groom were wed on April 16, 2012. 


Janette, username [janette34], used the BDW Community to bring her destination wedding to life.  


Janette gives back to the BDW Community as she kindly shares the details of her perfect day in an interview below. 



 Wedding Profile

The Bride



The Groom





Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, Canada

Wedding Date


April 16, 2012

Wedding Location


Grand Sirenis Resort, Akumel, Mexico





Why did you choose to have a destination wedding?


For us this was fairly simple, neither of us are overly religious and growing up by the ocean we are both beach lovers.  Colin had never travelled outside of the country when we first met and shortly after we had started dating he moved to the other side of the country for work for a few months, part of the agreement was we had to go on vacation when he came home so we found a great deal to Mexico and have been going every year for the past 8 years.  We wanted to share our love of Mexico with our friends and family and at the same time give them an excuse to take a vacation.






Why did you choose your location?


We had stayed there in the past and enjoyed the resort but mostly we choose the Grand Sirenis for their private wedding/reception location.  The Grand Sirenis met all our needs for our group, family friendly, lots of restaurants and most of all the price we got fit into eveyone's budget.










What were your wedding colors and/or theme?  


Pink & Orange with lots of starfish!












Every wedding is special in its own right.  What made your wedding unique?


Our relationship is special because it was never supposed to be a relationship.  For Colin it was love at first sight, but I was already in a relationship.  After meeting at an Oktoberfest gathering in 2004 he just started showing up at places I would be.  For awhile I really thought this guy has issues and even thought he might be a stalker.  His persistance paid off and after many months of trying to get my attention I gave him a chance. 


He proposed on my birthday in 2010 to which I responded "Maybe if I thought you were serious", I never noticed the ring in his hand and it wasn't until I looked at him that I realized he was in fact serious.


One of the major challenges of putting together a destination wedding is finding and working with your ideal vendors from afar.  What wedding vendors did you use to put together this spectacular wedding?




Dress - Pronovias, Alfil


Photographer(s) - My sister in law for the ceremony, Juan Navarro for the TTD


Florist - Bloom Bridal for my real touch bouquet


Wedding coordinator - Elizabeth at the Grand Sirenis


Initation company - DIY Boarding Passes




You were an active member of BDW and created some great content. Could you please summarize (with hyperlinks) some of your best work for us?

I tried to do as much DIY as possible and absolutely loved the year and a half I had planned the wedding.


A Frugal Bride's Riviera Maya DIY Wedding







Your Wedding was absolutely beautiful!  Your posts and reviews will be extrememely helpful to our new brides.  Thank you for sharing your special day with us at BDW.


Dear members, if you planned your wedding with the help of our community we would love to hear from you. Contact us at admin@BestDestinationWedding.com if you are interested in sharing your wedding experience with us.  For more information here is the "BDW Real Weddings | Featured Wedding Submission Information Thread"



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