How did you meet?
Nino and Danny’s love story began even before they met. Laura, Nino’s Maid of Honor and Jairo, Danny’s Best Man, both thought that Nino and Danny would make a great couple after Jairo met Nino at Laura’s birthday party in Ocean City, MD.
At first, both Nino and Danny were hesitant about the set up but trusted their friends. The first to make a move was Nino. He reached out to Danny via Facebook Messenger and said hi. Danny decided to take the chance and responded. When your friends know, they know.
Their first date was a simple dinner at Blockhead’s. Even though Jairo and Laura were text-panicking, everything flowed smoothly and natural. Both Nino and Danny knew it was definitely something different than what they had experienced in the past. When you know, you know.
How long have you been together?
What is the biggest obstacle you’ve had to overcome as a couple?
I think simply letting love win. There will be times that will be hard, or frustrating especially trying to become one person, one mind, and living life as a whole, but understanding and truly believing that love overcomes all and that we should always trust the process has been our best lesson yet.
What do you love the most about your spouse?
I love my husband’s smile and his warm heart. His smile to me can literally light up a room and has been my reminder to have the best day ever even when days gets tough.
Describe your wedding day:
The wedding ceremony was held in the Royalton Sky Terrace in a formal setting with the wedding party dressed in flowing red dresses and the gentleman in gray suits with red linings. The grooms wore a fitted gray suit with black details – bow-tie and all. The grooms and wedding party gathered in different rooms to get ready and take some pre-wedding photos and share some unforgettable memories.
When everybody was ready, the wedding party proceeded to walk down the aisle. The grooms met at the beginning and walked down the aisle together – hand-in-hand. Their love is so palpable that it was felt by the wedding party and guests who couldn’t help but shed a few tears of joy for this amazing couple. Even the toughest one in the crowd hid a couple of tears.
The wedding reception was held in the Royalton Ballroom with cocktails and a delicious 3-course dinner served by the hotel. Guests accompanied the couple in a beautiful and festive dinner as they rejoiced in the couple’s love. After the speeches from the wedding party, the couple had a special surprise for their guests.
Dressed in an all-black ensemble sparked by red converse, Danny and Nino performed a surprised dance accompanied by Laura Gomez and Dabrali Diaz who were dressed in a sexy black shorts outfit accompanied by black converse. The four performed an amazing round of Fever by Vybz Kartel, Swish Swish by Katy Perry, Model by Ozuna ft Cardi B, Migente by J Balvin ft. Beyonce, and El Farolito by Juan Luis Guerra. Even though they consider themselves “simple-bodies”, their party was an truly fun celebration where their guests had an amazing time.
Were there any surprises (good or bad) that happened?
The surprise dance was the best surprise we kept from all of our guests! Everyone was so surprised and loved it all.
What advice would you give to other couples planning their wedding?
Enjoy the planning process! It will have its ups and downs because we’re all trying to plan the wedding of a lifetime, but really use the time to enjoy it all with your significant other. Second, take a moment during the wedding to look around you and see all of your hard work and effort. Things will speed up and the day will be over in a blink of an eye, but make sure you stop and take that breath in with your future spouse. You did well and it will come out beautifully!
Now that the wedding is over, what are your goals or future plans as a married couple?
Shortly after the wedding, we moved into a new home. We are also both currently in school. After our future graduation, we plan to look into having children and moving into a bigger house somewhere out of state!
Photographer: Jorge Rivera Photography
Wedding Consultant: Claudia Estefhany Caceres Villalobos
Ceremony Site: Rooftop at the Royalton Riviera Cancun
Reception Site: Large Ballroom at the Royalton Riviera Cancun
Caterer: The Royalton Riviera Cancun
Wedding Cake: The Royalton Riviera Cancun
Florist: The Royalton Riviera Cancun
Tuxedos: SRG Fashion
Astoria, NY 11105
Groomsmaids Gowns: White by Vera Wang
David’s Bridal – New York, NY
Hair: Alesia Solomko, Cancun Mexico
Makeup: Anabelle Espinal & Maddie Marte
Music: Plug-In AudioVisual, Cancun Mexico
DJ: Plug-In AudioVisual, Cancun Mexico
Lighting: Plug-In AudioVisual, Cancun Mexico
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas/Shutterfly
Videographer: Nathalie Santos with Sea & Love Wedding Films