Jordon and Javier Part 2, Kool Beach Club, Destination Wedding, Playa del Carmen

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Back in June we brought you the video of Jordon and Javier’s wedding and now we’d like to show you some of the beautiful images from their special day too!

Jordan told us:

“The most important thing for me is that both of our cultures are recognized. I am from Georgia, USA and Javier is from Colombia. I would like that the wedding recognize traditions from both. The music is also a big part because our families listen to very different music.”

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120 guests came from all over the world came to celebrate the couple’s marriage which was held in a Catholic church and performed by the Bishop of Bucaramanga, Colombia. The following reception at Kool Beach Club featured a Mexican style buffet, a Cuban band, Pre Hispanic music and dances by El Aguila and DJ Diego with Evolution Mix.

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The loveliest, greenest chapel

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Parading down 5th Avenue with the Mariachi

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Bumping into some strange characters…

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Including yours truly!

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Crystalline dinner setting

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Classically inspired Rose themed Wedding cake

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Getting The Party Started!

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All images courtesy of Kike Morales.

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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Irene and Gonzalo, Gran Coral Beach Club, Destination Wedding, Playa del Carmen

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Today’s wedding features a exquisite purple themed decorations and one of the loveliest chapels you’ll see – meet Bride Irene and her Groom Gonzalo.

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Their Mexican themed rehearsal dinner was held in the luxuriant Lunata Hotel garden with piñatas, papel picado, margaritas and mojitos, a taco cart and al pastor tacos by Chef Ruben Lopez.

Late night pics taken on the always exciting 5th Avenue 

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Their Catholic wedding ceremony was held in the stunning Nuestra Señora del Carmen Chapel on 5th Avenue.

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The ensuing Wedding reception was held at the Grand Coral Beach Club.

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Who doesn’t love a Mariachi band?!

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Gorgeous wedding cake

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Churro cart!

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Irene and Gonzalo’s big day finished up with a Party with music provided by DJ Diego (Evolution Mix).

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Bouquet and garter tossing

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All images courtesy of Rachel at Playa Weddings.

Brooke and Stephen, Blue Venado Beach Club, Destination Wedding, Playa del Carmen

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Isn’t this just what you picture when you think of a destination beach wedding?

That’s exactly what this weeks’ couple, Brooke and Stephen, thought and they should know – after all they met on the beach, lived by the beach and proposed on the beach too!

They celebrated their big day with lots of friends and family at Blue Venado Beach Club, specially chosen for it’s intimate and private facilities.

The Bridal party having fun getting ready

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The vows

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The rings

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And they’re married!

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What Mexican wedding is complete without a Mariachi band?!

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Gorgeous flowers and food

The reception

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The speeches

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Cutting the cake

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Time to party!

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Thanks to del Sol Photography for the images

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.

10 Things I’ve Learned After Planning 500 Weddings

Tips from Maria, seasoned wedding planner directly for YOU

1. Everyone has an OPINION
Daytime wedding, nighttime wedding, summer or winter, catering or restaurant… Everyone in your family (and your partner’s) will chip in. It’ll be mostly coming from a place of love, but let them gently realise that the only people who have to decide is you and your fiancee.

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2. Decisions, decisions…
To make a plan, you need to define what you like. Open the web and start checking sites like Pinterest, WeddingWire, Best Destination Wedding and Weddings In Playa – these sites have the ability to transport you to thousands of weddings in 5 minutes. Take notes, be bold, have fun!

 

3. It’s important to get on the same page as your families before planning anything
Details that might seem obvious, like who’s paying for it, what the budget will be, and what the priorities are. Very important, if your parents pay; make them feel important. Everyone loves and greets appreciation!

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4. Yes, it’s YOUR day, but it’s also important to your whole family
When starting the planning process, fighting for stuff that is only important to one, can end rather unpleasantly, sometimes even with tears. Understand that the day is a dream come true not just for you, but also for your parents, so if we need to have a religious ceremony in order for them to be happy, we might be able to come to a happy medium. Pick your fights!

 

5. There will be some conflicts between the 2 of you and that’s OK
To you, the song you pick for your first dance is super important. For him, it’s all about what’s going to be served at the open bar – you have different priorities!

Take a deep breath and just remember that you’re both under intense pressure trying to plan the perfect day, and that you’re always going to be different people with different ideas. Talk about everything, explain why you’re passionate about certain things, and maybe take a whole day with each other to just hang out and forget about the wedding so you can enjoy each other’s company instead. It sounds like a self-help book, but I promise that it works.

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6. Some guests are a headache
The majority of people understand the unwritten rules and know that they have to RSVP on time. Others are going to tell you last minute that they can’t make it, making you end up footing the food and drink bill.

It happens at every wedding. It’s normal to get stressed and frustrated so do your best to spot the unwanted and try to be on top of it. Either you accept that they might not come or misbehave or you don’t invite them. Easy!

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7. Dress shopping can be tough!!
And it can be a nightmare because, contrary to popular belief, no dress is going to fit you like Cinderella’s slipper right out of the box. There are a number of designs and designers you’ll love, so don’t worry. Start shopping early!
8. Be aware of the weather conditions
Beach weddings generally mean a lot of wind: I also love candles but unless it’s a quiet evening they won’t stay lit.

Same for your hairdo: if the wind blows, an updo is best…

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9. EAT
Ask the catering service or restaurant manager to assign someone to follow you around.

Everyone will tell you that you will be going to be too busy to eat or drink on your wedding day because you’re going to be running around at the reception. Get ready! Assign a waiter to cater to both of you and all will be well!

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10. ENJOY YOURSELF
It’s true that the day is going to fly by, but it’s really going to fly by if you’re not having fun. Don’t worry about it if someone doesn’t look comfortable or if your cousin is having a fight with his girlfriend. Enjoy your party because it goes fast.

What’s truly important is the fact that you’re marrying the love of your life.

 

11! Wedding planners are your best friends
It’s an extra cost that will hinder your budget BUT they have done this a million times before, so by giving them the reigns you can actually enjoy your own wedding. It is very easy to hire people to manage timing, amount of alcohol per person, and negotiations with the florist and every one else.

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