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Mariela + Fabio

Mariela remembers how she met Fabio, "We met on July 24, 2010. Fabio is Italian from Milan, and came to Mexico on a business trip. I am Argentinian, from the city of Buenos Aires, but I had already lived in Cancun for some years.

That night, I went to Playa del Carmen to enjoy an outing with my friends. We decided to go to Blue Parrot, a mythical place in Playa del Carmen that no longer exists. It was on the beach, and there was good music and delicious drinks.

Fabio was there. He was accompanied by a friend, who tried to start a conversation with me, without any success. His friend quickly understood my deep disinterest.

The next thing I know, Fabio approached me. I think he gained the confidence because had drank a few drinks. He was handsome and funny, so we started talking, dancing and that was how the night passed.

At the end of the evening, he asked me for my contact on Facebook. I gave it to him and tried to downplay the moment. By that time I had already learned that he lived in Italy, and would be returning there in just five days. So, I said goodbye without agreeing to any future meeting.

The next day, when I opened my Facebook account, I found the message from him that said: Do you believe in love at first sight? I thought he was exaggerating, and again, I tried to minimize the encounter. However, it was getting more and more difficult! Fabio insisted on inviting me to dinner. I refused because in the end, I knew that he would go to Italy, and that scared me a little! Luckily, my friend insisted and insisted that I accept, until I did and finally agreed.

On our first date, he invited me to dinner at Isla Mujeres, one of the most romantic places in the Riviera Maya. At a restaurant on the beach, facing the sea in the middle of the Caribbean, with such a spectacular sunset, one of those that thrills, and is characteristic of the beautiful island.

After that magical night, Fabio exchanged his return ticket for to stay in Cancun ten more days. When the day of departure arrived, he told me to maintain communication by video call, and asked me to wait for him. He promised that he would see me again as soon as possible. During the year he traveled four times to see me, and in one of his visits he promised that in a year he would come to Playa del Carmen to stay, so that we could start a life together. And a year later, we were living together in Playacar.

Ten years later, we decided to celebrate our love and the wonderful family that we have formed with my beautiful daughter, Tizi. At first, we thought of an intimate elopment wedding, maybe about 10 guests, the officiant and nothing else, something simple … but soon our family and friends joined and what would be a “little wedding” ended up being a Big Wedding!" They had a beautiful ceremony with a delicate boho chic style designed by their great friend Caro Lavoignet, at the Breathless Hotel in Cancun. Their little celebration converted into a destination wedding in Mexico including more than 60 guests! They integrated foods from both Italy and Argentina, and spent the perfect day celebrating a love that came from a chance meeting. Mariela was so happy that she went to dinner with Fabio that evening, and they both couldn’t be happier with how their lives turned out since then. .