Krimzon...you couldn't have made a better choice!...take care of my little princess...
I feel honored to be included in this special event with both of you. Looking forward to adding on many more memories to our already extensive collection :-)
Love you both!
Can't wait to share the beginning of your marriage and your forever after. Love you both. Titi Vivi
Feels like I am at the wedding already.
Was there in October 2014 for a wedding. Can not wait for your big day.
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We'd like to start out by saying that your presence at our wedding is the greatest gift we could ask for. The time, effort and expense of traveling to be with us is something we deeply appreciate in our hearts, and we are so thrilled that we will be able to celebrate this journey into married life with you.
We are very lucky to have a lot of the "essential" home items that a newly engaged couple needs but we created one with additional "nice to have" items.
To view our Bed, Bath and Beyond Gift Registry, please click here.
Journey through spine-tingling surroundings and crowd-pleasing amenities studded with style. From your epic room to your endless refills, we’ve got what you want and more.
Have endless drinks poolside, do your shopping, book excursions, have fun in the sun! At night, we plan to have a small "rehearsal dinner" with the wedding party. Anyone who wants to attend is welcome to join us.
Guests will have an hour between the outdoor ceremony and the indoor cocktail hour/reception to freshen up while photos are being taken.
Afterparty at Club Heaven (pictured here) for anyone that cares to join us for more festivities!
For anyone that wishes to join us, we will be having brunch the day after the wedding at one of the resort restaurants.
Do whatever your little heart desires!
Meet the wedding party before the wedding and learn more about why we chose them to take part in our special day by clicking through below
Allison and I met during a trip to Cancun, Mexico. It was love at first fart... No need to re-read that; you saw it correctly the first time (long story). We were forced into our friendship by NicCole, the Matron of Honor, who invited us both on vacation but refused to sleep with either one of us during our trip! So she put two total strangers in a bed together which, at the time, we probably both thought would make for an awkward social experiment but it gave us an opportunity to get to know each other VERY well. We've been friends ever since but became extremely close when I moved down to central NJ. The more we hang out, the more I learn that we are basically like the same person. Whether it's heading to a craft beer festival, finding a new hole in the wall to satisfy our foodie cravings, or binge watching a new tv series, I cannot imagine what this day would be like without her by my side. I am beyond happy that she accepted my invitation to be the Maid of Honor at our wedding!
NicCole and I met while working together at Rutgers University. Our friendship grew over the years and we became more like family than friends. She welcomed me into her family and circle of friends with terms of endearment like "Pooty" (we will leave that story between us). I have been blessed to call them my own ever since. She was there for some of the most difficult times in my life and has always been an incredibly important part of my support system which I am forever grateful for. More than 14 years later, I am honored to still call her my friend and incredibly happy that she has accepted the role of being my Matron of Honor! Her adorable son Mason will also hold an incredibly important role as the Ring Bearer at our wedding. He's got so much style and personality that you won't be able to contain your overwhelming desire to say "Awwwe" as he makes his walk down the aisle! Her beautiful little girl, Ava Diana, will be our flower girl and may need to crawl all the way down the aisle because she's so young but knowing NicCi, she'll be doing it in style!
Krimzon and I met Liz through our friend Randy who is Liz's longterm boyfriend and one of Krimzon's groomsman. I had a front row seat to the beginning stages of their relationship as he shared text conversations they had while we were on a fishing trip in South Carolina. I'm entirely confident they used up their entire data plan within the 4 days we were gone! It was adorable to watch and when I met Liz, I understood why Randy was so smitten. My friendship with Liz came naturally and we quickly moved beyond the tie between our boyfriends to getting together for Rutgers football games, Yankees games, wine tastings, and the occassional girl's night slumber party. She's been a great friend and has helped me tremendously throughout the wedding planning process. I am forever grateful that she is part of our big day and I hope to make many more memories in the future with her and Randy Biebs! As I'm sure you'll find out during our trip to Mexico, these two never disappoint when it comes to having fun!
Steve and I met in Middle School and have been great friends ever since. We have always shared common interest and this has allowed us to grow together throughout the years. Whether we are talking about alternative currencies or politics, we have always seen eye to eye on these topics, even if it takes me some time to come around. Steve has always been an honest friend and tells you how it is. We all need someone in our lives that can do this for us. I almost feel that the “friends” title doesn’t cut it for we have become brothers. It has been a pleasure growing up with Steve and taking on this wild journey. I was pleased to be a part of his wedding and I am happy to have him as my Best Man during this next big step in my life.
Karen and I first met in second grade and that seems like a lifetime ago. She has been my best girlfriend from the jump and over the years she has become “one of the guys”. This is why I love Karen. I have always been able to get a female perspective on life from her and this has always come in handy. Before she moved to beautiful San Diego, we would always tear up the town together. It was not great when she first left us here in New Jersey, but San Diego is beautiful so that unpleasant feeling was understood. While we reside on opposite sides of the country, I know that our friendship has stood the test. We met in second grade! Wow! I am so pleased to have Karen has my maid of honor and look forward to continuing this journey.
Most don’t know but the first time I met Marshal was in pop warner football. And yes we call him Marshal, which can be confusing if you are around his family. Lol. While Marshal’s football career was short lived we were able to continue our friendship off the field. We have done it all together from being roommates to cell mates. Yea we got in a little trouble back in the day but looking back on it there isn’t anyone I would have enjoyed the experience with more. Jarrod is another friend who has become more of a brother throughout the years. We have slowed down with tearing up the town as our preferences in going to more low key places has taken priority. I truly feel that Marshall and I have been through a very eventful journey together for we have always been together. I am pleased to have Marshal here as my groomsman and I look forward to continuing our fun times together.
Randy and I met through mutual friends and have always had a blast since. Whether or not we are trash talking over sports, watching comedies, or hitting the town in search of a good time, Randy is never short on laughs. Randy has watched Melissa and I grow as a couple and I am pleased to have him be a part of our big day. We are looking forward to being in Mexico, especially with someone who has already been there at least 30 times. I'm kidding but I'm sure Randy is available for tours if you ask him! Randy's personality is infectious and I'm sure you will all get to know him before our Hard Rock journey is over. I look forward to sharing this trip with Randy and continuing the good times for years to come.
This is dedicated in remembrance of my mother, Cynthia. She passed on when I was eight years old and with that, a little piece of me has been missing ever since. There is a silver lining within this story though for if she did not pass, I may not be here with Melissa getting ready to share the rest of our lives together. Life is unique in this way. I know that her spirit has always been with me, and she would be ecstatic to know that I’m marrying the perfect girl. With such a beautiful moment in my life taking place, a small piece of that void will be mended for our day in April will be the happiest moment of my life.
There are so many things I can say about Freddy but I will attempt to keep this short. Freddy and my mom met through mutual friends. When I first met him, he seemed nice but the one thing I could tell right away was that he was head over heels for my mom. As time went on, Freddy made it abundantly clear that family was very important to him so he began spending more time at home with ours and ultimately he became a crucial part of it.
Prior to meeting my mom, Freddy had planned leaving the U.S. for a journey to South America. He was a traveler and loved submersing himself in other cultures to learn and experience new things. His stories were fascinating and although my mom wouldn’t agree, the food he cooked from some of the locations he visited was great (but the stories were better)!
On the day that he was scheduled to leave for his trip, I returned home from work and to my surprise, he was waiting to greet me and inform me that he wasn't going anywhere. Days later I woke up to what sounded like a herd of stampeding elephants but walked out to find my mom and Freddy chasing each other around the dining room table! Life was good.
Freddy was a tremendously hard worker who worked in construction at various different sites. That was one of many characteristics I know drew my mom to him. One day while I was at work, I received a frantic phone call from my mom that something had happened to Freddy and that I had to rush to the hospital. I dropped everything, picked up my mom and we rushed to the hospital. I will spare you the details, but when we arrived, the scene was something that you hope you only see in movies during your lifetime. Later we found out that Freddy had fallen from a 13 story building and landed face down into a ditch. His coworkers scrambled to assist but in their haste likely made matters worse.
For months, we visited the hospital daily to check on Freddy as he recovered. His doctors had him in an induced coma for quite some time implementing various different methods to expedite the recovery process. All conversations with the medical staff seemed hopeful but we were told to prepare for a completely different lifestyle.
After nearly a year, Freddy was able to come home. The lifestyle adjustment was tough but mostly for him and my mom who now had to learn all new things that were required to live, breathe, and eat. All the things that we typically take for granted. Freddy would never walk again, but his spirits were higher than when he was in the hospital and his wonderful and vibrant personality hadn't changed. The doctors projected that we would have about 8 years or so with Freddy. It was touch and go a lot of times and we became regulars at the hospital, but my mom kept on top of Freddy's doctors to ensure that he had the best 8 years he could have while he was still on this earth.
In early 2012 (the year the doctors projected would be Freddy’s last) Freddy approached me and advised that he wanted to move out of Bayonne. I made phone calls immediately to start the process. By that summer, we had moved him and my mom to a house in Monroe. It was great, they were closer so I could visit more often, and we spent some quality times in that house even sharing Christmas there with friends and family later that year.
We were ultimately blessed to experience 10 years after the accident with Freddy in our lives. On March 8, 2014 at 10:00am at age 61, Freddy passed away in his sleep. I would be remiss if I did not share this story because he was such a big and special part of my life. While you will not have the pleasure of meeting him in person at our wedding, I know that my stepfather will be there in spirit. If you’ve made it this far, thank you so much for reading this…
If you ask anyone in my family about my grams, you'll get a million different versions of the same person. Much like all of us, my grandma wore many hats in her life and her relationships varied with different segments of the family. For me, I adored my grandmother and I could tell that she adored me. I grew up spending all my weekends at her house bbq'ing with the family, listening to music, and dancing the night away making beautiful childhood memories. She and I had a great relationship and a mutual love of fashion, more specifically shoes! We had an unspoken closeness that I cannot even begin to explain but whenever I was around her, I just felt that she truly cared unconditionally for me. When she moved to Florida, I made every effort to visit frequently spending at least a week with her during the summers.
Families are amazing to have but not all of them have sunshine and rainbow stories and mine is no different. Our family grew apart over the years and I lost track of how my grams was doing the last year of her life. While I was on vacation with my friends, my grandma went to the hospital for a procedure and did not recover. I wish she was here to share this moment with us but I know she will be there in spirit.
From the Bride's Perspective:
When I first met Krim in college, at first glance I was simply physically attracted to him. He was tall, handsome, had dark features with light eyes and a smile that could light up a room. While he still is and has all of those, that kind of stuff fades over time and I knew I wanted to get to know him better.
A few specific things I could note about him that draw me to him: I love how he loves me. He has experienced hardship throughout his life in getting to where he is now emotionally, but in his own way, I know he loves me unconditionally. He may not be romantic in the traditional sense, but his softer side comes out in his humor and that smile that I’ve learned I cannot live without. I love Krimzon's ability to present himself as a smart and sharp-as-a-tack businessman when it counts, but that he comes home to be a loving pet-owner to our adorable dog, Zoey, a passionate fish doctor to our 5½ year old Oscars (long story), and a total goofball around me.
When we are in crowds, I love Krimzon’s ability to work a room without ever missing a moment of what I’m doing or where I am in relation to him. While this may strike anyone else as creepy, I love that he cares enough about me to make sure I am comfortable in the setting and always safe. More often than not, I am laughing when I am around him. We can experience new things like jumping out of a plane together, parasailing down the Jersey shore, hiking to the tallest peaks in Maine, or exploring unknown territories in hopes of finding a good fishing spot but I love that we can also enjoy each other’s company doing absolutely nothing on a lazy Sunday (provided it isn't football season lol).
I love that he’s a foodie just like me, that he knows his way around the kitchen, and that he is not picky and willing to try new things. I love that he challenges me to try new things all the time and to think outside of the norms to push myself and our relationship to new levels. I love that I can just be myself around him and that he accepts me for exactly that. I love that he communicates his likes and dislikes and listens when I reciprocate.
He is kind and cares wholeheartedly for the people that he considers close. With Krimzon, you get what you see. He doesn't try to sugar-coat things but instead tells it like it is and hopes that you understand that what he is saying is coming from a good place and with the best of intentions. He tries hard to be a good man and in my eyes he has and will continue to be someone I look up to, trust, and cannot wait to spend the rest of my life with.
From the Groom's Perspective:
As Robin Williams said in Goodwill Hunting, it is the imperfections that are the good stuff. As Melissa and I mature in our relationship, this quote continues to pop up in my head for it is so true. What are those imperfections? Well, that is for me and only me to know, but those are the things that make me love her even more. I am not perfect and can be quite hard to deal with when I am convinced that my opinion is correct. Melissa has brought a balance to that, and is one of the few that can tell me how she truly feels. I love that when we disagree; we move past it and grow from it. I love that Melissa is willing to think outside of the box and not live within the status quo.
There are many things that draw me to Melissa. That infectious smile and laugh always brightens my day. Her independence is one of her sexiest qualities. Melissa is not a materialistic person and this is a major plus. I am not big into women wearing makeup and Melissa has been blessed in that she does not have to make up her face to be beautiful. There is an organic feel to it. Melissa’s intelligence and savvy demeanor are hard to miss and most definitely are a draw. Even on her worst day, she is always able to put a smile on my face. Melissa is caring and willing to do anything in order to help me better my personal and professional growth and one can’t ask for more than that.
The week of my mom's milestone birthday on July 31st, 2015, my aunt Carmen came up from Florida to celebrate with us. During her visit, she and I spent alot of time together. We spent an entire day exploring Philadelphia and ended up at the Puppy Hut, a local pet store that had a huge assortment of adorable little puppies waiting for someone to take them home. I knew she genuinely wanted a puppy, so in true bad influence form, I agreed that if she purchased a puppy, I would also. After making phone calls to our significant others, that plan was vetoed in an instant! We came home puppiless but couldn't stop talking about those adorable little faces...
A few days later, my aunt went back home and I returned to work. After a few days off, my first day back to the office was exhausting. I couldn't wait to relax after a long day so I skipped the gym and came straight home. When I walked into the house, I was greeted at the door by my tall handsome boyfriend holding a teenie tiny yorkie with a large pink bow on her neck!!! My jaw literally dropped and emotions flooded through my mind. My wonderful boyfriend had just gotten me the perfect puppy and my life had totally changed in an instant! Ladies and gentlemen, THAT was the little surprise.
In the excitement of the moment it was just like the world stood still or at least went into slow motion. I started asking a bunch of questions about the new addition to our little family and I could tell that Krimzon was staring at me expectingly. Just as I sort of regained cognizant thought, I looked at her giant pink bow and realized that it was hiding her collar which was holding a beautiful diamond ring. Krimzon knelt down beside me as soon as he realized I had finally caught on to what was happening, looked me in the eyes and asked, “Will you marry me?” I began crying and said “yes” immediately. It was the perfect proposal and I knew that the three of us would begin a perfect family.
"Two birds, one stone" is what he said as he turned off the video recorder he had hidden on the kitchen countertop :) Zoey officially completed our trio and life couldn't be better!
Krimzon and I met on the first day of classes during my senior year; his junior year at Rutgers University. The professor was taking attendance and when she got to the M’s she called out my last name, “Marrero”. To my surprise, I wasn't the only one that raised their hand. The professor looked perplexed and then went on to clarify, “Krimzon Marrero”. That wasn’t me so naturally, I turned around to see who had my last name. Our eyes met and he gave me a charming little smile. The first thing that came to mind for me was, “I hope we aren’t related”. I whispered to my friend Erin who was sitting behind me in class, "Icebreaker" and decided that I would talk to him after class that day to rule out any possibility that we were long lost cousins.
During our first date, we talked for several hours while sitting in a small booth at a local restaurant near our school. The conversation seemed effortless. A few days after our first date, I received a dozen roses with a note containing the lyrics to the Incubus song you are hearing right now on this website. He listened and remembered my favorite band... He was a sweetheart and continued to make small gestures that made a huge impact on me. We dated for several months but as many of you already know, the first time we dated did not work out. After I graduated later that year, we went our separate ways.
Several years later, the universe course-corrected and we reconnected. By that point in our lives, we had experienced other relationships, reached many of the goals we discussed during our first date, and were more ready and willing to explore in depth what could be. We both agreed that something was missing during the years we were apart and wanted to give it another try. The rest is history that you can fill in with many of the experiences we've shared with you between then and now. Now, 7 years later, we are formalizing our commitment to our relationship in front of all our friends and family.
All guests must reserve their rooms by Friday, July 22, 2016 and pay the non-refundable deposit of $150 per person through our Liberty Travel Agent, Debbie Kolakoski. Start your online reservation at http://events.signup4.com/MelissaKrimzon. If you have any questions for Debbie, she can be reached at 201-661-9531.
Krim & I are arriving at the resort on Thursday, April 13 and checking out on Monday, April 17. We will be renting a condo in Cancun for the rest of the week. You all have the option of staying at the resort for 3 nights, 4 nights, 5 nights or more depending on your preferences. If you decide to stay at a different resort, please keep in mind that you will have to purchase a day pass at $107 per person to attend the wedding ceremony and reception on April 15th.
Please don't wait until last minute to obtain your passport! It can take up to 6 weeks to process your requests and even longer if there are any issues with your application. Please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports.html to get started today! If your passport expires on or before November 2017, it will NOT be considered valid for this trip and you will have to obtain a new one so please check your passport expiration dates and plan accordingly!
All guests must secure their own flights to Cancun, Mexico. Shuttles are available from the airport to the resort in Riviera Maya at $50 per person and can be booked at the same time you reserve your hotel room online at http://events.signup4.com/MelissaKrimzon.
Every penny counts when traveling :) Remember, the resort is all-inclusive so you'll only need extra $$$ if you plan on shopping, booking excursions, or participating in any other activities outside of the resort.
All final payments must be submitted to Liberty Travel for your hotel reservation by January 30th to secure your room or you risk forfeiting your deposit and cancellation of your reservation.
As a reminder, Krim & I are arriving at the resort on Thursday, April 13 and checking out on Monday, April 17! The resort requires a 3 night stay minimum but you can extend it if you'd like. See you all in Mexico! Xoxo...
To Our Family and Friends,
Welcome to our wedding "wedsite"! We are so excited to share our special day with you and we cannot wait for April 15th to arrive!
We've put together this website to share travel details, important due dates, day of information, and a few of our pictures and personal stories. We hope you enjoy browsing these pages while you are here.
You have all played a special role in getting us here. We are so honored to have you all in our lives. Your support and love mean the world to us and we look forward to celebrating our wedding with you!
While you are here, please sign our guestbook.
Krimzon & Melissa