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Wow, we are sending out lots of thanks to Chicago for sending us another terrific couple. Jillian and John were our second Chicago couple in a row, and they, their families and their friends lived it up at the new Secrets Playa Mujeres, north of Cancun. All we can say is: “Chicago, send more great couples to Mexico.”

We love working at Secrets Playa Mujeres. Great resort, great staff and great planners. One of the significant things about this resort is how they have left the grounds in a natural state, preserving the Caribbean dunes and vegetation. It’s special to be able to work with the natural foliage and scenery. We had great fun playing with the couple in the dunes after the ceremony

The lovely beach ceremony was perfect for these two high school sweethearts who have been together for ten years. He looked at her so adoringly you would think they had only been together a short while. Before the ceremony, he romantically surprised her with diamond earrings before the ceremony. How cool is that to be able to pull off a surprise after ten years? Her tears at the sight of the earrings and the personal note showed how special the moment was for Jillian. But, John didn’t stop there. He had presents for all groomsmen: metal engraved shirt collar stays. Very cool, indeed!

The reception was full of “it’s about time” speeches, which brought on tons of laughter. After a spectacular dinner there was loads of great dancing and singing with several special groomsmen performances. For the guys and the groom there were special bottles of Scotch. A 30-year-old was shared with the “M” of M&J and it was spectacular. The bartenders then put on a show with stacked flaming drinks that we hope tasted as good as they looked.  It was only natural that cigars would follow.