Two gorgeous people got married… and this is the day of their wedding seen through my eyes.
A bride is always beautiful. When her eyes sparkle with happiness her looks transcend. Lexi has an internal beauty and a big heart that shines and did not actually need much to enhance it. Though she really enjoyed her getting ready… I heard they had some bottles of prosecco!
The weather and the sky were perfect during the whole day. The ceremony was held by the father of the groom. His mother, with her crew of aunties, created the flower arrangements. Nothing is more personal than that!
Sometimes there are people very dear to the couple that are no longer with us. They can be present in an empty chair with a flower or in a pendant, like that day, attached to the bouquet. Love goes over the limits of the physical presence. It is in our hearts and in our memories. Grandpa was there that day.
The ceremony also had a trio of musicians playing classic songs to make the atmosphere even more romantic and during the cocktail there were mariachi tunes! Fiesta!!!!!
Champagne was offered at the entrance of the reception.
Little details everywhere.
The places was magnificent as always although it is the people that give it soul and make the party a success.
Tasty Mexican dishes were catered and designed exactly for their party, while tequila was everywhere. Of course the Mexican churro could not be missed!
Speeches and unexpected special songs made the night. I had to go and find a guitar somewhere as the guest who wanted to play did not bring one. Well, one of the waiters is a musician so we solved it in-house.
First dance, father and daughter and mother and son opened the party over the infinity dance floor!
We even had a “professional” diver!!!! You might have seen him in some Olympics (maybe the tequila party one!)
A beautiful cake. An excuse for more hugging and kisses
Bouquet and garter. Some girls were excited and others not so much…while Adrian did a good show to get his prize
Facing the beautiful Caribbean ocean on a Saturday a beautiful Princess called Pontea finally got married to her beloved David in a spectacular Persian wedding
The typical 23 details of the altar, Sofreh Aghd, were full of traditions and meaning. Though the most interesting part of the whole was that amazing mirror as the couple is supposed to look at each other through it.
The closest family took part in the celebration and in the ritual
While love was in the air in every moment and sparkled in the couple’s eyes.
Romanticism was at its full. The sunset just gave the perfect colours to evoke a timeless and magical atmosphere. That magic mirror captured a glimpse of that feeling.
While the natural light was fading away it was almost time to move inside. Just one last pose and one more kiss.
Starting with a very moved first dance the air was filled with people singing and cheering setting the pace of the party that will come later.
Nobody was shy. Music and beat kept the crowed dancing till late.
A photo album, a polaroid and wishes from the guests… A memory to keep
Laura and Joe are an international, incredibly high powered and super laid back couple that I met over 1 year ago starting their wedding plan. Laura was always traveling to remote destination like Laos and Argentina and that made the planning even more interesting.
Being both athletes (they met preparing for a triathlon) and loving outdoors, their choice for the wedding was without doubt a location with zest, open space and lots of jungle: our favourite Blue Venado.
During the year of planning their ideas merged into a vision that wanted only one thing: that all had fun, fond memories and great food (they are both gourmands).
Their expectations were met.
After an hour preparing with our lovely Sarah Garnier, excelsius Hair and Make up artist, Laura was ready for a little fun with her girlfriends and arrived at the wedding location totally cool and relaxed.
Joe was already there and with great emotion and awe saw her bride to be for the first time, when mom and dad (directly from Argentina) delivered the stunning bride.
The bilingual service, officiated by a friend, Gonzalo, was full of stories about them and of how they met and continued to date year after year, trip after trip, adventure after adventure.
A cantor added pathos to the service, incorporating elements of the Jewish tradition.
After a few photos by our amazing Chess of Quetzal Wedding Photo, all guests enjoyed mariachi live music and a cocktail with margaritas and mojitos.
Dinner was served among the greenery of tables and golden accents of candles, creating with the light a romantic atmosphere for all.
The 4 course meal culminated in the naked cake with chocolate and berries ended and the great celebration with dancing and more started. Dj Orly from Evolution mix really gave his best and all danced, including yours truly!
What can I say? These 2 are bound for a lifetime of incredible adventures and great happiness: they are totally in Love and they know each other well, it is a true honor to be present at such important gathering.
Congratulation Laura and Joe for a life of incredible happy moments!!