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.

Hally and Jeff, Destination Wedding, Paamul Beach Club, Paamul Riviera Maya

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Paamul is a beautiful little community tucked away from all the hustle and bustle of the ever growing Riviera Maya. It’s private and naturally stunning and is a perfect spot for an intimate destination wedding in Mexico.
Todays couple, Hally and Jeff, were married at Paamul Beach Club alongside their closest friends, family and 3 children. Screen Shot 2016-05-09 at 10.43.42 PM Screen Shot 2016-05-09 at 10.44.39 PM Screen Shot 2016-05-09 at 10.44.53 PM Screen Shot 2016-05-09 at 10.45.32 PM Screen Shot 2016-05-09 at 10.45.57 PM Screen Shot 2016-05-09 at 10.46.17 PM Screen Shot 2016-05-09 at 10.46.41 PM

These special moments were captured by Mitch Frink Photography

 

Lisa and Joeri, Paamul Elopement, Destination Wedding

Photostudioabplaya001What we have for you today is a truly perfect Playa love story! Lisa and Joeri met here in Playa del Carmen just over 10 years ago. They now have a beautiful little baby girl and it was no surprise they chose to come back for their destination elopement celebration!

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This happy little loving family was a pleasure to work with and we wish them many more beautiful memories!

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Sarah and David, Paamul Destination Wedding

Sarah and David's wedding at Paamul Beach, Riviera Maya, Mexico.

 

Paamul is one of the best places for an intimate beach front wedding. It’s quiet, romantic and has some of the most beautiful stretches of beach in the Riviera Maya. It was perfect spot for Sarah and David’s intimate Cinco de Mayo wedding.

Sarah and David's wedding at Paamul Beach, Riviera Maya, Mexico.

The decor was simple and romantic. With such a stunning location, the pops of red were all that was needed to create something memorable.

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Love was in the air as the couple exchanged vows in front of their close group of loved ones!

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Thank you to Del Sol Photography for sharing the lovely photos and congratulations to the happy couple!

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.