Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Honeymoon!!

Grand Mayan – Acapulco, Mexico

It was a rush – the whole wedding experience… and if you have been through a wedding day, it is my belief, that no matter the size or grand-ness of the wedding, there is a special kind of cloud that you ride on through the day… Nothing really could phase the blessings of the day – and oh yes, there were TONS of things that could have (in a very real and serious sense – not just the fact that our cake nearly never showed up) but Vaness, our family, and I got through one of the most intense weekends of our lives… At least for me though, on that day, not much else mattered except for the fact that I was going to affirm my marriage bond - with friends and family present – to spend the rest of my life with my best friend, Vaness…

We had an awesome weekend – memorable ceremony, the best in music, incredible pictures, and just an all around great time…

But, not surprisingly, a wedding and week like that drains the crazy out of you… We were TIRED. The whole week I was averaging 3 hours of sleep, and the night before the rehearsal I snuck in a grand total of ONE hour… Fortunately friends did their best to ensure at least 5 hours before the actual day though.. At any rate – sleep was the topic of our honeymoon… Really. Gorgeous, peaceful, uninterrupted sleep.. oh and food… We must have averaged 13 hours a day in Acapulco, not to mentioned our daily nap-time… The first day, after we woke up, we went downstairs, then fell asleep here…

Tell me that isn’t gorgeous! Seriously! My parents ever so kindly offered to take care of our honeymoon arrangements and it just seemed like they SPARED NO EXPENSE. BALLLLLIN’!! The place was decked out, right on the water and STRAIGHT UP BEAUTIFUL. 10th floor, view for days, 80 degree weather – just remarkable… My folks just know how to live it up and for Vaness and I to get a taste of this was a pure blessing… Check this place out!!!

While we were there we enjoyed a bit of the city and took a lil tour of the area. It worked out pretty sweet too, cuz we were originally going with a group, but on that day we were the only one’s that signed up! Sweet, private tour of Acapulco!! I forget the name of the bay now, but what I do remember is that it used to be where pirates would hide!! Like Tortuga (or whatever that place was in Pirates of the Carribean…

You wouldn’t believe the place they took us to have dinner – It was called La Perla and was set right on the side of a cliff over the water.. Sunset was dropping in the background and they had an amazing cliff-diver’s show right there as we enjoyed our meal. One word to describe it – Expereince. It was absolutely stunning.

I don’t know how high that was – but I sure ain’t doin’ it...

At the resort we enjoyed a whole bunch of things… Like a lil show..

Here is Vaness watching the show – Isn’t she pretty! She doesn’t like this picture, but I think she looks beautiful :-)

We also made sure to eat – really good… man the food was amazing the whole time we were there… You just can’t beat it man!

And we had a lil fun enjoying a lil lounge/bar/crepe café/sushi deli they had there…

Now this pool shark, also known as my wife, was knockin ‘em down in these.. daaaannngg..

Just beautiful.

Of course, I had to have a bit of photo fun…

Now if you’re wondering what ‘18’ is about, January 18 is the date of our wedding and as it would have it – We got engaged on March 18… which is comin’ up in 7 days!! Wow, we’re married.. I can’t believe it was almost 1 year ago that we got engaged… just crazy…

We had a great time – thanks Mom and Dad! Seriously, if you do have the chance to come with us or our family on their little Mexico excursions, it is a definite MUST… Well, I hope you enjoyed this little look into our life and our honeymoon… busy times for the photography things – Stay Tuned!!!!

6 comments:

Melissa McClure Photography said...

What a gorgeous place! We missed each other in Acapulco by about one week:) Love those ring shots!

Catie said...

Yaaaaay honeymoon! That place is gorgeous! Way to go Mama and Papa Galang :) Cool ring shots and way to rock the heels Vaness!

Faye said...

awesome shots! and your vaness is beautiful! :)

Jasmine Marie said...

You had time to take pictures on your honeymoon? :)

Just kidding.

Loved these. Looks like such fun!

Kevin Tsang said...

Great shots! Looks like the honeymoon to Mexico was a blast.

aimeesantos said...

Daniel!! How are you? It's so nice to hear from you and thank you so much for the beautiful comment.

Are all of these photos taken by you? They are so great!

And congrats to you and Vaness...you guys make such an adorable couple!

- Aimee