Megan Scherer and Derek Pinkham didn’t always follow a traditional path in life, so their families weren’t surprised when they informed everyone that they planned to marry on December 13, 2015, at one of the top wedding destinations in the world: picture-perfect Chabil Mar in Placencia, Belize.
While their love story started much further north when the pair attended chiropractic school together in Marietta, Georgia, Megan and Derek actually hooked up for the first time while on a Red Top Mountain hike, so it’s only natural that the climbing enthusiasts are putting down roots in a place with an impressive number of scenic mountains: Maine. That’s where their family practice is headquartered.
In addition to being romantics, Megan and Derek share a decidedly practical side, which is why they made a decision to tie the knot on December 13, 2014. They loved the idea of marrying on an iconic date (12/13/14), and this put to rest name change issues for the busy pair. We have a hunch neither will forget to pick up anniversary gifts after marrying twice on the same day!
Megan and Derek are bending over backward (apologies for the chiropractic pun, but we couldn’t resist) to make their upcoming destination wedding memorable and easy for those who plan to attend. They’ve hired a wedding travel agent to do everything but open gifts on their behalf, and their Chabil Mar wedding planner will take over to assist the couple stage their storybook wedding, reception and the social events surrounding the big day.
What can you expect if you’re the lucky recipient of an invitation? An ambience and luxury you may not have experienced in your lifetime, plus the opportunity to help launch Megan’s and Derek’s marriage within one of the most intimate and private enclaves in Belize. The Chabil Mar Villas community consists of just 19 individually designed villas and a magazine-worthy bridal suite that, for obvious reasons, has already been booked.
In addition to watching the adorable couple take their vows, guests will be treated to the good life while on premises: there are 400-feet of unspoiled, isolated beachfront, a private pier for sunning and al fresco dining, two infinity pools and lush tropical gardens to be explored. Look around and you’ll quickly understand why Chabil Mar is profiled in prestigious travel magazines, and when TV show producers needed vacation prizes, Wheel of Fortune and The Price is Right winners won trips to what Fodor has designated their “Choice for Luxury” destination.
Happily ever after never had such a sweet beginning, and we have a hunch Megan and Derek will return down the road. After all, when you get married on December 13th two years running, that establishes a trend, right?