Guest Book

Andres Banuelos

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Yeah buddy!! This is going to be an epic wedding and I cannot wait to celebrate with you guys!

Cassandra Wilson

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Cant wait to celebrate the big day...especially in Cancun!! Love you guys!

Dennise

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Dude, you better not get all BRIDEZILLA on me! Anyways, congrats yo! Welcome to the family, MARCO POLO

Maggie + Brandon Tegtmeyer

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you both! You know we will do everything we can to make sure we can be there to celebrate the BIG DAY with you guys!

Tracy Kellermeyer

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Congratulations Dayan and Marco! I am so, so happy for you both!!

Melanie + Jim Ogg

Friday, February 10, 2017

Hey guys! I am over the moon excited for you! Thank you for thinking of us to celebrate your special day with you! <3

Liz Garcia

Friday, February 10, 2017

OMG!!! I am so so happy for you both! I can't wait to be there on the big day! I am going to make it happen! love you both!

Diana Serur

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

All I can say is I am very happy for both and that I will be gaining a son.

Jess Otto

Monday, February 6, 2017

I'm so happy for you both!!!!!!! :D Yey!!!!!

Mandi

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Super excited for the big day you two! :)

Our Wedding

Poll

Cubs or White Sox?

How many kids do you think Marco and Dayan will have?

On vacation, would you normally find yourself in the pool or on the beach?

What's your favorite type of food?

Which type of dessert do you prefer?

Will the wedding be your first trip to Mexico?

Who will cry first on the big day?

Our Wedding

Registry

Bed Bath & Beyond

https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com

Registry Number: 544396733

Crate & Barrel

http://www.crateandbarrel.com

Registry Number: 5667557

Our Wedding

Wedding Party

Dennise Serur

Maid of Honor

Dayan's younger sister

Mandi Smith

Bridesmaid

Marco's older sister

Maria Serur

Bridesmaid

Dayan's Sister In Law

Cassie Wilson

Bridesmaid

Dayan's friend since grade school

Bella Cwik

Junior Bridesmaid

Dayan's Cousin

Madeline Serur

Flower Girl

Dayan's Niece

Addison Serur

Flower Girl

Dayan's Niece

Mario Sanchez

Best Man

Marco's oldest brother

Dustin Smith

Groomsman and Officiant

Marco's Brother-In-Law

Yamil Serur

Groomsman

Dayan's oldest brother

Said Serur

Groomsman

Dayan's oldest brother

Andres Banuelos

Groomsman

Dayan's Cousin

Our Wedding

For Travelers

GET YOUR PASSPORT!

If you don't have a passport or have one expiring soon, please get one as soon as possible.

Click Here for addtional passport information.

BOOK YOUR HOTEL BY MAY 19TH!

Your room must be fully booked and paid by May 19th. No exceptions after May 19th, nor guarantee any rooms will be available after that date.

HOW TO BOOK YOUR ROOM

Carol Irwin and Dawn Howes - Dynasty Travel

1350 Windgate Court

Bartlett, IL

630-736-8663

carol@dynastytravel.net

dawn@dynastytravel.net

We have a room block at the Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda Hotel. Carol and Dawn are our travel agents working through FunJet and they will assist guests in reserving their hotel rooms. You must book through Carol and Dawn in order for you to get a room at a discounted rate.

Room rate includes room, tax, all meals and drinks and transfers to/from the airport. Flights are NOT included. You may book your flight with Carol and Dawn if you would like, or you can book through your preferred travel site/airline.

It's best to call Carol and Dawn so they can fully answer all your questions. Email is also an option:

carol@dynastytravel.net

dawn@dynastytravel.net

630-736-8663

Our Wedding

Events

Dayan & Marco Arrive!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 0:00 am

I don't believe anyone is scheduled to arrive on this day, but if you do arrive on the 29th, you are more than welcome to explore and do your own thing or hang out with us!

Guest Arrival Day

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 0:00 am

Free day for everyone that arrives this day! Explore the hotel, drink a ton, meet other guests and have fun!

Welcome Party!

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 6:00 pm

Location: Poolside La Esmeralda - Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda

We will be hosting a Welcome BBQ party the day before the wedding to welcome our guests. There will be food, drinks and music!

White Attire: Dress in all white (casual)

For guests arriving on this day, get settled in, enjoy your day and we'll see you at 6pm!

Wedding Ceremony

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 5:00 pm

Location: Gabi Bridge which is located in between La Perla (adult side) and La Esmeralda - Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda

Dress Attire: Beach Formal

Please note that the wedding will be outdoors, but not directly on the beach (no sand). Anything you'd wear to a nice restaurant on a summer day is appropriate.

He can wear:

A summer suit with a linen shirt (no ties required), linen pants (or khakis).

She can wear:

A formal summer sundress or cocktail dress.

Please just no shorts or flip flops.

Wedding Cocktail Hour

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 6:00 pm

Location: "La Esmeralda" Solarium - Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda

Dress Attire: Beach Formal (see notes in ceremony section above)

Wedding Reception

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Location: "La Esmeralda" Solarium - Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda

Dress Attire: Beach Formal - (see notes in ceremony section above)

Click Here for addtional information on the hotel.

After Hours Party!

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 10:00 pm

Location: Red Lounge - Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla (Adults Side)

Join us for the after hours party at the Red Lounge! The Red Lounge is located at La Perla which is the adult resort next door. Sorry kiddies. Time for bed.

About Us

Our Family

Yamil and Diana Serur

Parents of Dayan

Yamil and Diana have been married for 36 years!

Amando and Muriel Sanchez

Parents of Marco

Amando and Muriel have been married for 43 years!

Yamil Serur Jr.

Oldest brother of Dayan

Yamil is married to Maria and they have two beautiful girls, Madeline and Addison.

Mandi Smith

Older sister of Marco

Mandi has been married to Dustin for 1.5 years. They enjoy going to church, Mission, each Sunday and she loves to see Dustin play guitar in the band.

Said Serur (Bru)

Second oldest brother of Dayan

Biggest sports fan in the family. You couldn't meet a bigger White Sox fan than this guy!

Mario Sanchez

Older brother of Marco

Mario and Jessica have been dating for 2 years. Both have a extreme passion for music and playing shows. He plays guitar and she plays bass.

Dennise Serur

Youngest sister of Dayan

Dennise and Billy have been dating for 7 years and they have a little pug together named Chuckles.

Coal Serur

Family Dog

Coal is 4 years old and very furry. He is Chuckles' best friend.

About Us

Proposal

In the couple months prior to December 29th, I was working with a jeweler alongside the help from my sister to get the perfect ring. I did my research online of what constitutes the “perfect ring” and knew the design Dayan wanted, so I felt confident.

In pure Dayan fashion, she was convinced I was never going to do it and even if I was, what the hell do I know.

Upon inspecting over a few meetings with “my guy” downtown on Jewelers Row, and with the blessing from my sister, I made the investment! Later that day, after showing my parents and siblings, I went over to her parents’ house to gain their blessing.

I was immediately greeted by Yamil Serur Sr, not by wondering why I was there without their first daughter, but with an ice cold Modelo and not a thought crossing his mind. Mom came home soon after that, and I indeed, gained their blessing. Beer was good too.

Once I received their blessing, I started planning when I wanted to do it and how, knowing the week between Christmas and New Year’s would be perfect. My goal was to go to the city, but if you know Dayan, she dislikes going there due to traffic and crowds. Fortunately, she is also a huge space nerd and has never been to the Planetarium, so I knew I would be able to hook her that way.

On December 29th, we decided to make the trek downtown and my sister, Mandi, and Brother-in-Law, Dustin, joined us as well. I was originally planning to do it later in the day, but the sky was clear and right off the lake boasted the entire skyline of the city. Along with that and the fact my stress levels were climbing I decided to do it right there, inviting them outside to “take pictures”.

There were people in our way. It was windy and cold. And again, in true Dayan fashion – “this was not the time to be romantic”.

Luckily, I was able to achieve my goal in proposing as you see in the picture to my left as she couldn’t believe what was happening!

We spent the rest of the day celebrating, while learning about planets, stars and galaxies; and enjoyed a nice dinner on Michigan Avenue, in which too much champagne was consumed.

About Us

Our Story

Marco and I met around the fall of 2013. Marco's friend and coworker, Mike, was dating one of my best friends, Ashley. Since we had mutual friends we would see each other at a few of our social outings every so often. We didn't really get to know each other that well around that time because I was so busy training for the Ironman that was coming up in the fall of 2014 and Marco was in a relationship at that time. It wasn't until a year later that we started to see each other more since I had more free time after completing my race and he had just become newly single.

One day the group decided to meet up at the grand opening of a brewery called Noon Whistle Brewing. Marco picked up Ashley and Mike and drove to my house and then we all went in my car and drove together. Marco and I conversed more that night than we ever did and I think that was the moment we really acknowledged each other. Fast forward to the end of the night, I drove Mike and Ashley straight to their house and took Marco back to my house since his car was there. We walked towards his car and as we were saying our goodbyes he asked me for my number and we eventually went on our first date. The rest is history!

About Us

The Groom

I was born and raised in Bloomingdale, IL with my parents, Amando and Muriel Sanchez, and have two older siblings, Mandi and Mario.

I was always known for being the curious one, constantly getting into things I shouldn’t be getting into because I was infatuated to see how things worked or were built. For example, at the age of 3, while i was “napping” I went down into my family room and decided to see how my mother’s lighter worked. It wasn’t until about 5 minutes later when I realized I probably should NOT have lit her coat on fire and immediately ran upstairs to lock the bedroom door as the flames grew to the ceiling. Luckily everyone was okay and lived to continually remind me of it to this day.

It was fun when I was a child. My parents would debate that.

Meanwhile, I was also very competitive growing up, playing sports such as football, street hockey, skateboarding and many others, but it wasn’t until high school when I found my true calling in wrestling. Growing up as the little guy and walking into high school as a solid 112 pounds, there was no question I was not going to be the next Brian Urlacher. I learned hard work, determination and the ability to fight for yourself with no one else to look upon. Some of the best life lessons and confidence boosting came throughout those years of my life.

After high school, been in sales for a few years, I started working at TBI, a technology distributor and consulting firm for many of the big-name providers, such as AT&T, Comcast, & Verizon. I originally started in the inside sales team and have moved up over the last 8 years to Director of Sales, where I currently manage a team of 9. It’s continuing to be one of the best experiences of my life dealing with growth, change and managing people.

Today, I reside in West Chicago with Dayan, as a Diehard Cubs (WORLD CHAMPS), Bears ( :'( ) , Blackhawks and Notre Dame Fan. I enjoy traveling and site seeing new cities, enjoying the best food this country can offer and checking out new baseball stadiums I have yet to see. I hope to one day see Europe for all its history, especially the WWII sites, as that is an era that I’ve always been really interested in.

About Us

The Bride

I'm originally from Guadalajara, Mexico and came to the United States at age 3. I grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago for most of my life and spent most of my years living in Bloomingdale with my parents and siblings. I now currently reside in West Chicago with Marco.

I attended the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana for my undergrad and attended Benedictine University where I received my Masters in Public Health. I currently work at a company called Optum and have worked there for 5 1/2 years as a Program Manager.

I am the 3rd of 4 siblings. I have two older brothers, Yamil and Said, and I have a younger sister, Dennise. I'm pretty competitive and like to challenge myself. One day I woke up and decided to start training for a triathlon, just to say I did one. One thing led to the next and I ended up signing myself up for an Ironman a week before I had my first triathlon! Crazy! I ended up completing the Ironman a year later in September of 2014. It was a wild journey to say the least, but I am so happy I did it.

I'm probably the biggest space nerd you'll ever meet. I'm not a big talker, but when it comes to planets and moon dust, I'll never shut up! Marco loves it.

Besides space, I also enjoy watching soccer, especially the World Cup when it comes around. I love the White Sox and watching college football. Go Fighting Illini! I'm pretty easy going and love the outdoors. Nothing beats sunshine and the ocean, which is why we decided to have our wedding in Mexico! Can't wait to party it up with you all in paradise!

Welcome

News & Updates

Don't forget to mail in wedding RSVP cards by June 16th!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Dayan's Bridal Shower

Sunday, June 11, 2017

RSVP to Mary Beth Scholtes by May 28th!

Book your hotel with our travel agent by May 19th!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Carol Irwin and Dawn Howes - Dynasty Travel

1350 Windgate Court

Bartlett, IL

630-736-8663

carol@dynastytravel.net

She said YES to the dress!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

We have a date!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

We got engaged!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

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We will continue to provide updates in the upcoming weeks/months leading up to our wedding. Please remember to keep checking back here if you have any questions. In the meantime, check out the "For Travelors" section for information on how to book your room with our travel agent. The last day to book your room is May 19th! Please also remember to send in your RSVP cards by June 16th.

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