Tonia & Michael, Paamul Beach, Destination Wedding, Playa del Carmen

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In 1997, I Maria, and my man decided we were eloping. We woke up one morning and he asked if I wanted to head down to the courthouse and get married. We had been engaged for 1 month, together for just 9, and were feeling overwhelmed. We weren’t overwhelmed by our quick decision to get married, but by the reaction to our wedding plans—our day of choice was shot down (it was on a Wednesday, six months in the future).

We were young and in love, so when he told me to go all in on eloping, I did and we got married later that day.

Therefore I always am very happy when I meet other couples who want to do the same, like Tonia & Michael who got married last Nov. 12th on Paamul beach. I love when people make a conscious joyous decision to just do it, so be it. I am thrilled to say that, to get married on a deserted beach legally, they needed 4 witnesses and their dear friends accompanied them in the happy occasion: congratulations Tonia and Michael, I adore your joie de vivre!

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The couple exchange rings

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It’s always hard not to cry at weddings!

Inky fingers from signing the register

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And they’re married! Time to have some fun…

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IMG_4615-22To elope, most literally, means to run away and to not come back to the point of origin. More colloquially, elopement is often used to refer to a marriage conducted in sudden and secretive fashion, usually involving a hurried flight away from one’s place of residence together with one’s beloved with the intention of getting married …

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Thanks to Kalu Restaurant for food and drinks, Flowers Jardin for bouquet, Isaura Rodriguez for photos and Styling Trio for Hair and Makeup.

Mesa and Kevin, Paamul Beach Club, Destination Wedding, Playa del Carmen

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This week’s couple, Mesa and Kevin, have been together for 20 years and they wanted to celebrate with a few friends and family their long life together. The non-traditional ceremony was a simple but poignant event held at Paamul Beach Club after which they enjoyed a delightful a la carte dinner served by Kalu Restaurant at Paamul.

Incredible location – this is why they call it a destination wedding!

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An intimate family event

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Romantic sunset ceremony

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The Bride’s make up was done by her sister and her hair by Sarah Garnier

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Mixing sand to symbolize their joining

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Wedding tears!

Mesa and Kevin’s spiritual and intimate gathering featured a White and Light Pink color scheme and a fab time was had by all!

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Thanks to Alessandro of Photostudio AB for the images.

Daniela and Anthony, Gran Coral Beach Club, Destination Wedding, Playa del Carmen

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This week’s post features beautiful and sexy couple, Daniela and Anthony who held their Wedding and Reception at the popular Grand Coral Riviera Maya beach club.

Here they are getting ready at Mar Azul condos

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The hair and make up services were provided by Vo Evolution Makeup

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Theirs was a romantic Beach ceremony at sunset, presided over by their own minister

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Cocktails on the beach

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 Accompanied by the Mariachi band

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Kids rule! All like little models

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First dance – Father and Daughter, Mother and Son

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Reception and party time!

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Kids on the floor again!

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All images courtesy of Quetzal Wedding Photo.

Abbie and Andrew, El Taj, Destination Wedding, Playa del Carmen

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This week’s wedding features Bride Abbie and her Groom Andrew and took place on the silver sand at the El Taj hotel with a beautiful minimalist aesthetic. Theirs was a very personal wedding ceremony – the groom’s own father performed the ceremony.

 

Getting ready at El Taj – gorgeous ladies and very party guys!

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We love their green minimalist set up – it’s very simple but the wooden table, golden silverware and details offset by the greenery works really well and everything looks amazing!

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The ever-present Mariachi

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Indigo beach reception with the El Taj hotel in the background

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Cake Time! We especially love the way it’s decorated, consistent with the minimalist theme

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And of course, the couple’s First dance and a party brings the day to a close

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All images courtesy of Bernardo at Viva Photography.

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Jordon and Javier, Kool Beach Club, Destination Wedding, Playa del Carmen

Today’s post is the wedding of Jordon from Atlanta, Georgia and Javi from Bucaramanga, Colombia. 120 of their friends and family attended the Kool Beach Club to celebrate the couple with great joy.

Their wedding was held in the local church, Our Lady del Carmen Playa del Carmen, officiated by Bucaramanga Bishop and was followed by a Mariachi parade on the famous 5th Ave to Kool beach club! GREAT fun was had by all with a Mexican buffet and dancing to DJ Diego till early morning!

Thanks to Kike Morales for the video.

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