Tamara and Russell, Gran Coral Beach Club Wedding

We have been blessed to witness many weddings, listen to many ceremonies and seen many exchanges of vows. I have to admit there is one ceremony that I will never forget. Not just because the groom came to the ceremony on a boat, but due to the way the ceremony had been performed.
Let me tell you this whole story.

Russell, the groom actually wanted to get to the wedding site with a catamaran.
As any good planner, after also seeing the desperate look on the his bride Tamara’s face, I had completely forbidden it! I could see the groom stranded in the ocean, if the wind was not cooperating! No way that I could give him that chance!

So we settled on a fishing motor boat.

As in any good story, the two moms got lost on the way to the venue and they had the rings too. No moms. Ceremony delayed till their arrival.
The groom had to wait offshore and was offered to fish to try to entertain himself.
Tamara was waiting in the limo and getting nervous for him.

Anyways, like any good tale, we finally started.

They had their own minister and made a sand ceremony as well.

The highlight of the ceremony were Russell’s vows. I have never seen anything like that before and I do not know if I will… well maybe somebody will be inspired.

He was actually very clever and did not have to work hard on preparing them. He got everybody in the party involved. The microphone was passed from one to another. Each one of the 50ish guests asked him a question to which he answered I DO or I WILL.

Will you take her as your beloved wife?

Will be with her in good and bad times?

Will you embrace her family as your own and seek out ways to strength these ties?

Will you wake up every day early in the morning and prepare a coffee for Tamara and not talk till she has finished it?

Will you let her go out with her girlfriend every Thursday night?

Will you help her taking care of your future children, change diapers and feed them in the middle of the night while she is resting?

And so on. I will let you imagine the questions!

At the end, the final surprise. Diego, our dj, had the recording of Grandma’s question? She was not able to come due to her age and health but she was there with us, in more than spirit!

Well we were all crying, from laughters and emotions.

It was very romantic

And spectacular with a fire show, when they were still allowed!

Party time

Well, i have one more anecdote to share about Tamara. That goes way before the wedding. She had the biggest tasting in the history of all the tastings I have done in 17 years. Chef Luis accepted it, not without grinning. It was Tamara, her mom and of me. They loved everything, but half way through the tasting we had way more than enough.

My beloved chef came out of the kitchen after hearing that and from his 5 6” height (he kind of looked 6 4” that moment) and he said very quietly: I am sorry. You made me cook all this and now you are going to try it all. We all felt like little kids and very obediently did as we were told. I won’t comment on the way we ended up walking to my car!

It has probably been 7 years since that wedding.
We do not remember the names of all the couples. Though we remember the faces, those little stories and what they made us feel. This is what makes our job the best in the world.

With love
Erica and Maria

 

 

 

 

Details of the wedding

Pictures courtesy of www.playaweddings.com
Details of the wedding

Jaimie and Craig, Blue Venado, Destination Wedding, Playa del Carmen

 

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Another Weddings In Playa event with spectacular scenery and lots of amazing details, this wedding was held at Blue Venado Beach Club on 1.12.17.

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The Bride gets ready

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The dress is finally revealed!

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Ready to start

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The Bride, Jaimie and her Groom, Craig got married on a perfect sunny day followed by a light, refreshing rain during the reception.

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What better way to celebrate than with custom maracas?!

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The bride had taken care of lots of small details and their big day featured piñata, games, balloons and amazing props for the dance floor!!

 

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Around 60 guests attended and they all had a great time.

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First Dance

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Pictures kindly provided by Dean Sanderson Weddings

Sarah and Ian, Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa del Carmen Destination Wedding

attachment-11I hope you love beautiful details… because this wedding has them all! Sarah and Ian’s destination wedding at Grand Coral Beach Club in Playa del Carmen is one to remember. From the gorgeous ceremony on the sand to the modern Mexican reception, feast your eyes on this wedding perfection!

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Pops of color in reds and pinks, classic white and a touch of fiesta made a great combination for this celebration on the beach. We love the pineapple centrepieces most!

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Don Julio wedding favors are always a hit. What’s a Mexican wedding without tequila?!

attachment-18 attachment-13attachment-16 attachment-25 attachment-26A beautiful sweet table was set up and guests danced late into the night to burn all those calories off!

attachment-22attachment-21attachment-20Congratulations to our happy couple! Thank you to PlayaWeddings for the amazing photos!

 

Kimie and Mike, Destination Wedding at Casa Maeva, Playacar

PhotostudioAB016There is no shortage of pretty properties in Playacar capable of hosting the perfect wedding. Kimie and Mike chose Casa Maeva, a large home with pool, jacuzzi, beautiful beach just steps from the door and sprawling property ready for a fiesta.

PhotostudioAB021 Playadelcarmenwedding003 Playadelcarmenwedding004 Playadelcarmenwedding009 Playadelcarmenwedding020A lot of work goes into a planning a wedding at a Villa and not a venue or hotel that already has the basic needs… tables, chairs, dance floor etc. It’s great for our couples who love all of the little details as you get to chose everything! We had so many wonderful details to put together but our favorite from this wedding was the personalized taco cart!

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PhotostudioAB025Chef Ruben Lopez catered the event so you know guests were happy and full of energy to dance the night away under the Mexican stars!

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Thank you to PhotoStudioAB 

Isn’t Love Sweet?!

untitled (23 of 16)Candy bars, sweet tables and dessert set ups have been a trend for quite some time now. There are so many ways you can make your treats a fun and unique experience for your guests! We’re loving the work of Ceci Collado, at Dulce Diseño. Take a look at some of her memorable creations! 

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Ask us how we can help you set up a sweet table for your special day! We’ll work to create something special and memorable for you and it will be sure to have your friends and family talking about it for years to come!