If you listen closely while out in Playa del Carmen, you’ll quickly realize how multicultural our beautiful city is. You’ll hear Spanish, English, Italian, Portuguese, French and many other languages being spoken in the shops and restaurants, and this is one of the many reasons we believe Playa is a perfect location for a beautiful destination wedding.
Pontea and David came to us, and to Playa, with their Persian influence. They brought offerings and decor with them to help us create a traditional Persian wedding on the gorgeous secluded beach of the Grand Coral Beach Club.
We incorporated a mirror (“the mirror of fate”) and two Candelabras (representing the bride and groom and brightness in their future), one on each side of the mirror at the ceremony site. Traditional offerings of foods and spices were laid out and guests got to witness this happy couple exchange vows with the help of their families.
The ceremony was followed by dinner and dancing at the always beautiful and modern Grand Coral poolside reception area, decorated with white flowers, crystal vases and glowing candles. A DJ and band kept guests dancing and toasting the night away!
Cheers to the happy couple!
Photos by Emmanuelle Florin and Rachel of PlayaWeddings
There are many natural, historical and cultural wonders in the Riviera Maya, but perhaps none as unique as our famous cenotes. These fresh water sink holes are created by the underground river system, and were considered to be sacred by the Mayan people.
Some of the most beautiful cenotes are right in our own backyard and would provide a stunning back drop for your big day!
One of our most unique weddings was that of Lindsay and Ryan, who were set on a destination wedding in Tulum but wanted something completely different than a beach wedding. Cenote Zazil- Ha provided them with a lush tropical background, crystal clear jade water and a magical experience for their guests!
Decorated with colorful papel picado baners and tropical floral arrangements, the already amazing natural wonder became even more vibrant and alive as this amazing couple said their “I Do’s” in front of their closest friends and family.
Once and a while we get the honor of being a part of a very intimate, very private and very emotional moment, when two people decide that they wish to elope in Playa del Carmen and forgo the big traditional wedding.
As romantic as the idea is to secretly run off and get married in Mexico, there is still much to be decided; flowers, hair and makeup, photography, location, ceremony…
Pauline and Johan from Sweden came to us wishing to find a private beach area to bring their very small group of friends and family to for a surprise elopement. We organized a Mayan Ceremony on a beautiful beach in Playa del Carmen, followed by a small cocktail hour and they had a friend handle photography. It was a beautiful surprise!
Taking the surprise elopement idea even further, were David and Nicole from Kentucky, who were married on the beach in Playa del Carmen in their bathing suits and posted the photos on Facebook as a surprise announcement to their friends and family!
And finally, Olivier and Monica, a couple from Norway who brought their two beautiful children to the Riviera Maya so they could participate in their legal ceremony under the beautiful palms of Playa.
Weddings come in all shapes and sizes. Whether you wish to elope or your dream is a large celebration, there are vendors, locations and plenty of options for you in the Riviera Maya!