As word continues to spread about how amazing the Riviera Maya is, with its stunning beaches, abundant hotels and resorts for every budget and taste and all of its natural beauty, it is no surprise we are seeing more and more weddings taking place here and every now and then we even get a celebrity appearance!
Beautiful actress, Amy Davidson, known best for her role on TV’s “8 Simple Rules” and her fiancé Kacy came to us for their May 2010 destination wedding.
Amy, always stunning with her flowing red hair and beautiful smile, wanted a simple and elegant ceremony and fun filled reception with beachy accents and bright pops of color.
We drew inspiration from the bright colors in peacock feathers and incorporated them into the bouquets which complimented the brides hair and eyes perfectly.
The ceremony took place under the romantic gazebo of the Gran Porto Real, in the heart of Playa del Carmen. Adding to the dramatic backdrop of this beautiful resort, were high winds as a Norte passed through our area! Not a problem for this spontaneous couple and their guests, they knew it would make for great photos!
Playa del Carmen based photographer Zazil Graph was on site to capture the memories of this fun filled day and Ken Brownlee got it all on film.
Thank you to our Fire Goddess Amy, Kacy and their wonderful group for allowing us to be a part of their special day!
See more of this gorgeous wedding here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVPXoJ9uD38
One of the greatest things about planning destination weddings is having clients come to us from all over the world. It’s always an amazing learning experience when we get to incorporate special traditions into our weddings.
When Bridget contacted us with her vision of a traditional Hindu ceremony followed by a Jewish and Christian Ceremony the next day, we knew it was going to be very special!
Priest Prakash lead a beautiful morning Hindu ceremony at Hacienda Corazon, followed by a brunch by Design Events and Chef Luis Carlón.
The color red, very symbolic in the Hindu faith, was used in subtle ways throughout the decor that was traditional yet modern.
The next day, guests were treated to another beautiful ceremony. This time a more traditional North American wedding ceremony, performed by their close friends.
What a treat for the couple and guests to have two wonderfully unique celebrations!
Thank you to Naal Photography for the beautiful images.
Christine came to us hoping to find her dream Mexican beach wedding venue. Her wish? Secluded, rustic and open air. She imagined a big palapa decorated in traditional Mexican papel picado banners, a sea side ceremony and an authentic Mexican feel. We immediately suggested Blue Venado Beach Club, 15 minutes outside of Playa del Carmen. It was a perfect fit!
Decor and details were on the top of this brides list. We worked on finding beautiful custom papel picado banners and strung them with tiny white lights to create the romantic and whimsical atmosphere. Chinese lanterns lit up the dance floor and a mix of beautiful fresh tropical flowers filled colorful vases that, mixed with candles, lined the tables draped in lace runners.
Personal touches, such as DIY mini pinatas, papel picado flags and cupcake toppers helped bring it all together and we were thrilled with the way we were able to transform the usually bare venue into a fun, festive and romantic setting for the couple and their guests who celebrated in the sand and danced the night away!
Congratulations Christine and Joe!
View the entire wedding here: http://delsolphotography.com/christine-joachim-blue-venado-destination-wedding/