Dielle Braun and Matt Leis

Dielle Braun and Matt Leis

· Sat, Jan 18, 2020
Travel Expert Shar

Moon Palace Cancun, January 14 - 21/20 (Most gateways), Wedding on January 18/20.

Please click on the tabs for all the details (Our Story, Destination, Pricing, Ceremony and Additional details) and contact Sharlene when you are ready to place your deposit!

The Story of the Engagement

For those of you who don’t know the story of our engagement allow us to share. After falling madly in love with Dielle, Matt foolishly decided to follow her to Winter-peg….I mean Winnipeg where they moved into their place and started their life together. Shortly after moving, Dielle sensed Matt was missing friends and family back home in Ontario so she decided to surprise him. One sunny morning Dielle took Matt on a surprise outing to a little town in Ontario just across the Ontario-Manitoba border, to sooth the home sickness. Along the way Dielle decided that “it would be the cutest” if they stopped along the border to take a thousand pictures with the border sign. It was there in that moment, with one foot in one province and the other foot in another, that Matt knew he needed to put a ring on it immediately. It wasn’t long after Matt was geared up with an engagement ring and a plan of action to ask the woman he loves to marry him. The plan was to go to Dielle’s parent’s cabin while Dielle’s brother set up a table with champagne and two glasses, however Dielle had other plans. Unaware that Matt was trying to plan a proposal Dielle had made the executive decision to drive past the cabin and go straight to the little Ontarian town since they were already in the car. Frantic that nothing was set up, Matt panicked and forced her to pull over at the border and get out to “take pictures”. Dielle turned around in a funny pose and when she turned back there was Matt, on one knee with a ring and a question. Here they are now asking all of you to join them as they stand up in front of their friends and family and promise the rest of their lives to each other. 

Please click on the tabs for all the details (Our Story, Destination, Pricing, Ceremony and Additional details) and contact Sharlene when you are ready to place your deposit!

Here is an overview of just one section of the Moon Palace Cancun, taken from a plane.

Five-star, luxurious accommodations, extraordinary dining options, top-shelf liquors, indulgent spas, complimentary Wi-Fi and unlimited local and long distance calls to the continental U.S. and Canada, as well as nightly and world-class entertainment. Located 10 minutes from Cancun International Airport and 30 minutes from downtown Cancun. Here is a brief description. For full details visit: https://www.moonpalacecancun.com/en-ca

Restaurants & Bars (No reservations required for most restaurants (a few exceptions) and no limits to the number of times you can visit the a la carte restaurants.)

·      EL MANGLAR: Breakfast & lunch: International buffet Dinner: Italian buffet

·      ARRECIFES: Dinner: Brazilian steakhouse a la carte

·      CAPORALES: Dinner: Mexican a la carte

·      PALAPA DELFINES: poolside restaurant & bar Lunch: Grill a la carte Dinner: Grill buffet

·      PALAPA PELICANOS: poolside restaurant & bar Breakfast & lunch: International buffet Dinner: Sushi a la carte

·      LOBBY BAR: Bar, snacks & live music (10-1am)

·      THE PUB: lobby, snacks and bar (6pm-1am)

·      SWEET & COFFEE: coffee, crepes, pastries (6am-1am)

·      LA GONDOLA: Dinner: Italian a la carte

·      MOMO: Dinner: Oriental a la carte, sushi bar & Teppanyki

·      BUGAMBILIAS: Breakfast & lunch: International buffet Dinner: Mexican buffet

·      PALAPA FRAGATA: poolside restaurant/bar Lunch: International buffet

·      Dinner: Seafood buffet

·      PALAPA BARRACUDA: poolside restaurant/bar Breakfast & lunch: International buffet Dinner: Steakhouse a la carte

·      PIER 8: Seafood    

·      BISTRO: 24 hours, Coffee, pastries, crepes and paninis

·      PEPE’S PIZZA: Brick oven pizzas

·      LOBBY BAR: Bar, snacks & live music (10 - 1am)

·      LOS COLUMPIOS BAR: 10 am-12:30 am

·      LOUNGE BAR: beach bar (10am-6pm)

·      SKY BAR: Molecular drinks, 5pm-12:30 am

·      NOIR NIGHTCLUB: 8,600 sq.ft. Capacity for 300 guests, 10 pm- 3 am, possibility to stay open to 5 am. Open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays)


·      Medium size water slide

·      Children’s splash pad

·      2 Kids Club (kids ages: 4-12)

·      Teen Club (ages 13 – 17)

·      FlowRider® Double Wave Simulator

·      Dive tank/scuba diving demonstration

·      Water sports marina

·      Beach soccer

·      Beach and pool volleyball

·      2 Lit tennis courts

·      1 Basketball court

·      Bicycles

·      Miniature golf – 18 holes

·      Billiards, ping-pong, table games

·      2 Outdoor stages for evening shows

·      Swim up bars and many double-whirlpool tubs

·      Fitness center

·      Yoga & Pilates Meditation garden

·      AWE Spa®

·      Many daily activities & nightly entertainment


Rooms all have all the same amenities but the view differs. The popular room categories include resort view, garden view, ocean view and ocean front (adults only). Each room includes the following amenities:

·      Nightly Turndown service

·      24 hour room service

·      Liquor dispenser (4 bottles)

·      Double indoor jacuzzi

·      Mini-bar restocked daily

·      Bottle of red wine upon arrival

·      Smart TV

·      CHI Bath Amenities

·      CHI Hair dryer & flat iron

·      Bathrobes & slippers

·      Digital safe (laptop size)

·      Individually controlled AC

·      Coffee Maker

·      Direct dial telephone

·      Alarm Clock

·      Iron & ironing board

Resort Credit:

For stays of 7 nights or more (Credit amount varies with length of stay.), each room is given a $1500 Resort Credit can be used towards selected:

·      Spa treatments

·      Beauty salon treatments

·      Golf green fees

·      Excursions

·      Dolphin swim experiences

·      Romantic dinners

·      Vacation memories

·      Wedding collections

There is a 16% tax on any portion of the credit that you do use (not on any unused portion). Sharlene will send you details on the resort credit with your invoice.

Information is subject to change.



Deposit Deadline:


Pricing Information:

To make it as easy as possible for you to attend our wedding we are working with an experienced destination wedding specialist who will take care of all of your travel arrangements.

In order to guarantee your spot, you must contact our travel agent, Sharlene Philipchuk, by May 20/19 to secure your trip. A non-refundable deposit of $300.00 per person, along with your name EXACTLY as per your passport is required to secure your spot. She will also need your date of birth, phone number, email address, home mailing address and any room requests that you may have. Please have this ready when you contact Sharlene. You can contact her by phone at 204-668-4401 within in Winnipeg, outside of Winnipeg at 1-866-668-4401 or by email at shar@awholeworldtotravel.ca

Your package holiday will include: The all-inclusive Moon Palace Cancun in a deluxe resort view room (other room categories available), return airfare from your selected gateway and transfers to and from the resort/airport. All taxes are included with the exception of an environmental tax of $25 pesos (approximately $1.25 USD), per room, per night, that is collected by the hotel directly. More details about the resort under destination tab.

Here are the prices for the gateways that we have currently. If we are missing a gateway or if these dates don’t work, please contact Sharlene and she will work with you to accommodate your needs. We have a limited number of seats and rooms for each gateway so please book early to ensure your spot! With the Moon Palace Cancun, only those that book as part of the group are included in the wedding celebrations and any other private events that we have, without charge. Children under 2 are free. They still need a passport and must be on the reservation so let Sharlene know.

Winnipeg: Tuesday, January 14 – 21/20 (Direct flight)

Double Occupancy: $2,289.30

Triple Occupancy: $2,269.30

Single Occupancy: $3,389.30

Child age 2 – 17: $899.24

Ottawa: Tuesday, January 14 – 21/20 (via Toronto)

Double Occupancy: $2,232.31

Triple Occupancy: $2,212.31

Single Occupancy: $3,332.31

Child age 2 – 17: $882.31

Montreal: Tuesday, January 14 – 21/20 (via Toronto)

Double Occupancy: $2,260.81

Triple Occupancy: $2,240.81

Single Occupancy: $3,360.81

Child age 2 – 17: $910.81

Toronto: Tuesday, January 14 – 21/20 (Direct flight)

Double Occupancy: $2,215.22

Triple Occupancy: $2,195.22

Single Occupancy: $3,315.22

Child age 2 – 17: $895.22

Saskatoon: Monday, January 13 – 20/20 (Direct flight)

Double Occupancy: $2,338.28

Triple Occupancy: $2,318.28

Single Occupancy: $3,438.28

Child age 2 – 17: $938.28

Vancouver: Monday, January 13 – 20/20 (Direct flight)

Double Occupancy: $2,368.00

Triple Occupancy: $2,348.00

Single Occupancy: $3,468.00

Child age 2 – 17: $993.00

Hotel only (no airfare and no transfers): Tuesday, January 14 – 21/20

Double Occupancy: $1,819.00

Triple Occupancy: $1,799.00

Single Occupancy: $2,997.00

Child age 2 – 17: $289.00

The remaining balance will be due on November 8/19.

Please keep in mind that schedule changes can happen. You will be notified of any major schedule changes.

If you are not sure who you will share a room with, we will talk to you, after May 20th and try and pair you up with another single person so that you don’t have to pay the single supplement.

If you can’t commit by the deadline, please contact Sharlene when you are ready to book and she will check for availability and pricing for you at that time.

Sharlene will send you a detailed invoice after you pay your deposit and reply about whether you want insurance.

For those of you who will be attending the wedding, please no gifts, your presence will be the greatest present of all! 

Insurance Information:

Travel insurance is something many of us think we don’t need…until the first time that we do. It is important to cover your trip from the moment you book, let’s face it, you never know what’s around the corner. Once you pay your deposit, it is non-refundable and any payments made after. The tour operators will not refund your money no matter what the reason! They expect you to have travel insurance to cover you for life’s unexpected events.

Full Coverage cancellation, trip interruption and emergency medical travel insurance is highly recommended! A quote will be sent to you by Sharlene.

Any exceptions will be noted upon request with Sharlene Philipchuk and its appointed Agents.
For other nationalities please contact your Travel Agent or appropriate Consulate for details.

Please, contact the agent to send the information

The Big Day

We will be getting married on January 18th at 4 pm! The ceremony will be on the beach so make sure to bring your sandals!

After the ceremony, we will be having a private dinner with speeches and toasts! We will be finishing the evening with lots of dancing and celebrating. We can’t wait :)

Mayan Riviera

The Mayan Riviera is located on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. It is famous for its beautiful blue Caribbean waters and stunning white sand beaches. The Mayan does have coral in its waters but this is where you will find amazing snorkeling! The Mayan has something for everyone! You can swim in the beautiful blue oceans, hang out at your resort, or venture off to one of the many sites the Mayan has to offer. Some of these include visiting Mayan ruins (Chichen Itza, Coba and Tulum are the most popular), there are ecological parks such as Xcaret and Xel-ha, swimming in cenotes (natural sinkholes or rivers filled with fresh, cool crisp clear waters), take a visit to the islands of Isla Mujeres or Cozumel (voted some of the best snorkeling and diving in the Caribbean), just to give you a few ideas. For a full list of options please visit:  https://www.viator.com/?accountid=THJTGHJ&mcid=58086

At the Moon Palace Cancun, there are excursions that you are able to use your resort credit for. Please see the resort credit flyer first before booking an excursion so you don’t book an excursion that you could have used your credit for.


The excursion company that A Whole World To Travel is partnered with are partly owned by Trip Advisor and the excursions are rated by people who have actually done the excursions. They have been in business for over 20 years and have the largest database of destination products.


A few benefits to booking before you leave are the low price guarantee, less money to take with you on your trip (safer for you), better budgeting of your trip costs, budgeting of your time in destination, trusted excursions backed by a reputable company, no disappointment if an excursion is sold out and many skip the line excursions exclusive to them so that you are not wasting valuable vacation time standing in line instead of enjoying the destination. 

If you are interested in booking an excursion, below is the link. You can book directly from the link, check off the box to send a copy to yourself and to the travel agent. Some excursions are confirmed immediately (over 75% of their product is confirmable the same day) and some may take a few days. A Whole World To Travel recommends booking a few months before you travel for the most up to date list and at least a week before your departure. It is full payment at time of booking for excursions. Here is the link: https://www.viator.com/?accountid=THJTGHJ&mcid=58086

Dielle Braun and Matt Leis

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