Ten years later… what happens after they say I do?

What happens after the princess marries her prince?

A few success stories after we say good bye…. Happy Val DAY!

Today is February 14th, Saint Valentine.

I am in love with love, not for nothing i do this job.

It is so amazing to get to meet our clients before they get married and start their life together, but what happens after it?

I often remind to my brides that if they put the same effort in the marriage as in the wedding… it will go always incredibly well! Something must stick, because on 600 couples only 5 divorced, so we must bring some luck… or they are quite amazing themselves…

The fact that we say good bye at the beginning of the adventure is not a motive to let years go by without any news. We keep in touch with our ex clients, send them love and also see some of them in Playa, like Erica in this photo!!

We often hear from them, some come to Playa and remarry after 5 or 10 years… we meet the children and i cannot wait to see what else they are going to experience.

Not all have kids, some party like rockstars, like Maryann and Cesar, below, that got married with me in Tulum over 10 years ago….

We love all of their choices, because life is made of real people and real adventure. Here 3 of my fav, Jaimie and Denee, married at Grand Coral 11 years ago.

All of our clients are dear to our hearts, yet time goes by and some of them we never see.

Yet we have fond memories of all of them and wish them a life that is amazing, long and full of love .

Diana and Marco, Blue Venado Beach Club, Destination Wedding, Playa del Carmen

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Diana and Marco got a married twice! First a traditional Catholic wedding in Nuestra Señora del Carmen Chapel on 5th Avenue and then they moved in the remote area of Blue Venado to have a Mayan ceremony. They combined the Pre-Hispanic with the Post-Hispanic, the vision of the world of the Ancient native American with the Catholicism.

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The bride entered with Johann Pachelbel’s Canon in D major played on the harp and the couple was welcomed on the way out with bubbles.

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Shaman don Eduardo performed the Mayan ceremony together with two pre-hispanic dancers who played the pax, the classic mayan drum, and the tunkul, a long horizontal wooden slit-gong.

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The shaman plays the Mayan conch trumpet, which has three small holes which produce three consecutive notes.

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The happy party came from Texas and Mexico and chose simplicity and elegance in the details, playing with the natural wooden colour and white.

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And a small cake to respect the tradition – and why not?!

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A dance on the beach and than late at night the party was on and on till 2 am!

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Sara and Chris, Lunata Hotel, Destination Wedding, Playa del Carmen

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Today’s couple, Sara and Chris, were married at Lunata Hotel on March 30th, 2017 in a beautiful Mayan ceremony hosted by Don Eduardo.

The bride and her attendants enjoy getting ready together

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Once she’s ready, the Bride walks down the aisle heralded by Don Eduardo’s Conch shell

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Gorgeous garden setting
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The Mayan ceremony includes exchanging flower crowns and rings

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And traditional blessings and rituals.

The Groom’s Daughter took part in the ceremony by blowing the shell too!

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The happy couple make their Vows

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And they’re Married!

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The highlight of the day was a procession along 5th Avenue from the ceremony venue to the reception at Indigo Beach accompanied by the Mariachi band.

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The Reception

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Speeches

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The cake

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First dance with sparklers…

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Everybody else joins the party

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Disco Ball by special request of the Groom!

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All images courtesy of Soko Sandoval Photography

Leianne and Willy, Casa Chanty Beach Villa, Destination Wedding, Playa del Carmen

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It’s the start of a new year and the start of a new, married life for Scottish couple Leianne and Willy.

Tucked away in a little known, secluded beach that is part the wonderfully named Playa del Secreto, they had a beautiful Mayan ceremony hosted by Casa Chanty and led by Shaman don Eduardo. This intimate gathering took place on the white sandy beach under a brilliant blue sky that perfectly matched the blue and white of our Scottish couple’s Saltire flag theme.

After the ceremony it was time for a beach party with a Mexican buffet and grill provided by Chef Ruben Lopez (Sinfonia Culinaria).

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Mayan Altar

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Shaman don Eduardo blowing the conch to begin the ceremony

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The children

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The couple exchange offerings – in each bowl there is a necklace which is what the Mayan’s use in place of the ring normally used in western tradition

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The blessing

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Offerings of flowers are made to the water and the female Mayan Goddess, Ixchel

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Advice from the shaman to the new couple

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Dinner set up on the beach

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Hannah and Walisson, Hotel Lunata and Indigo Beach Club Destination Wedding, Playa del Carmen

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We have a BIG post for you today because the details in this perfectly Playa del Carmen wedding are just too good to pass up showing!
Hannah and Walisson were a dream to work with and had all kinds of fun ideas to make their big day memorable. Starting off with choosing the prettiest garden ceremony venue and Hotel Lunata.

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A surprise Mariachi helped escort the bride and groom down Playa’s famous 5th avenue and right over to their beachfront reception at Indigo Beach Club.

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The weather was perfect and the beach always beautiful but it was all the tiny details that made the party so special! Custom signs, traditional Mexican talavera tiles to find your seat, a tequila bar, custom papel picado gift tags and maracas were some of  the touches of fiesta added to the day.

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Just the most beautiful evening for our lovely couple and their guests. Congrats Hannah and Walisson and thank you to PhotoStudioAB for the amazing photos.

 

Janne and Jari, Mayan Ceremony, Destination Wedding in Paamul

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Paamul is the perfect place for an intimate mayan ceremony. It’s still a peaceful little village and the beach is long, large and quiet. It was a great choice for Janne and Jari, who came to the Riviera Maya all the way from chilly Finland with their adorable son Benjamin.
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3U5A9717The setting was beautiful. Peaceful, romantic and intimate just as the couple had hoped. The magic of the Shaman ceremony had everyones full attention and the couple had a special champagne toast to celebrate their union. A stretch limo whisked them off into the sunset to begin their journey as husband and wife.

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It warmed our hearts to receive a sweet note from the bride upon her return to Finland:

I wish I could come back and get married again!

We loved your planning, it was much more what we excpected. I feel bad that we don’t have a video as I would like to have the words the Mayan women said to us… she was so nice, with her big heart and made us feel so special on that special day.