It was 2009, ten years ago Jenny and Jason got married at Grand Coral Beach Club.
It was them and their most beloved friends.
Lots of details, great music with mariachi and Dj, incredible buzz and even a final jump into the pool!
To me, Erica, what I remember the most was a magical gift just before the ceremony:
a rainbow after a quick shower.
As a planner it was a relief too.
Checking on the weather and trying to make any kind of magic to avoid bad weather, like knives buried in the earth in a pot, a glass of water turned upside-down, and mainly a prayer to the Mayan God of rain Chaak, can be taking quite a lot of energy!
Time has passed very fast and this happily married couple came back to the Mayan Riviera to celebrate their 10th Wedding Anniversary with a very private Mayan Ceremony with Don Eduardo.
This time I had a shaman helping with the weather. The day before the forecast was not really “friendly”, though that day was spectacular…..
Everything was ready for the ritual and was perfectly fitting the ambience.
The background this time was not the Caribbean Blue waters, but another natural treasure of our peninsula. A cenote!!
The smile on their faces was even brighter than the sun while they were walking hand in hand towards the wedding location. Carefree, relaxed and totally happy.
Surrounded by the luxurious Mayan jungle Jenny and Jason decided to renew their vows by a cenote, a deep natural well that exposes groundwater underneath, typical of this area of the Yucatan. It is a pretty unique location and it does make an epic frame for any wedding.
Alessandro from Photostudio AB was with them one more time. He portrayed the evolving and growing love of this beautiful couple.
I do like when people elope. Yes, a big wedding can be spectacular, though nothing beats the intimacy and the emotions of two people who are simply in front of each other. Nothing else matters. It is a real celebration of love.
It is even more meaningful when after 5, 10 or more years two people decide to reaffirm their love, after going through all the ups and downs that life brings them. Now they really know each other. Getting married is the first step of a journey, a moment you will never forget, but the path that you build together from that moment forward is what is all about. When a bride in planning her wedding get a little lost and forgets that this magical day is just one day I always like to help her focus on the real meaning of what she is going through: you are choosing your companion and your special ally in life and adventures. Together you will walk holding hands. And their hands are still searching for each other and giving the same unspoken tenderness with just a touch, just like the day of the first wedding.
Well to keep the tradition and bringing it to an all new level Jenny and Jason could not miss the chance to jump into the crystal clear water of the cenote and do a photo session.
After all these years, you still make an amazing couple. Happy Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Miles!
May you get many more Adventures together to celebrate Life!! May your love get stronger and stronger and …. see you again in 10 years!
Andrea and Daniela wrote over a year ago, they are both from Casale Monferrato, Italy, in the delightful hills of Piemonte, which means at the feet of the mountains.
They wanted to come to Playa, which they love dearly, with 40 friends and get married symbolically to celebrate 20 years together. I love that, because it is clear that getting married is the promise of love, but celebrate twenty years together means that the promise was kept… and keeps going!
So i jumped on the occasion and proposed the semi secluded beach of Paamul, between Playa del Carmen and Tulum. Paamul is a hidden gem a bay with very few hotels, one restaurant only and few tourists.
They loved it, so the party was organized with a prompt visit to their home town in Piemonte by yours truly (they do have excellent Dolcetto D’Alba, there and the food? mmmm… to die for!).
Ten months after the planning, Daniela, Andrea and a large group of Italian friends arrived in Playa, at the Magical Hotel Iberostar. We went to see them and had incredible fun shopping to accessories like sombreros, masks, collars and colorful blankets, to add folklore to the wedding.
When the Big day arrived, Daniela was very emotional, but Andrea was even more! Unfortunately, a deep rain fell just few minutes before the wedding, having us all wet and allowing us to use no chairs as the pillows were wet. Alas, Andrea was not missing one beat, wearing a sombrero as umbrella!
A big full moon was romantically hanging in the sky for us and Alessandro Banchelli, photographer, decided to immortalize the two before going home after an incredible dance party.
thanks to Kalu restaurant for the food and drinks, Floreria Jardin for flowers and decor and AB Photostudio for the great pics.
To Daniela and Andrea, i can only say one thing: auguri e figli maschi, like we say in Italy…(best wishes and boys!!)