Natalie and Seth, Casa Chanty, Playa del Secreto, Riviera Maya

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Doesn’t it just sound so romantic? Playa del Secreto, or “Secret Beach” for a destination wedding in the Riviera Maya. This tranquil little community, with only a couple dozen hotels, resorts and villas is conveniently located between Cancun and Playa del Carmen and is where Natalie and Seth decided to say their “I do’s”.

Beautiful Casa Chanty is where the couple chose for their wedding week stay and ceremony. It’s gorgeous views and rustic charm were just what they hoped for and the quiet beach was a perfect place for daughter Violet to play.

The couples officiant performed a beautiful ceremony followed by a romantic dinner catered by Chef Ruben López, one of Playa del Carmen’s most renowned chefs. Jardin Floreria came through once again creating perfect centerpieces in the greens and purples the bride had hoped for.

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Linda, from Arte en Pasteles, designed a delicious cake to match our theme.

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The love between this beautiful couple was certainly no secret, and daughter Violet was too adorable for words!

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Congratulations Natalie and Seth!

And thank you once again to Queztal Photo for the amazing photos!

Megan and Darren, Casa Chaac, Playacar

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Some of the many benefits of having a destination wedding in Playa del Carmen are the amount of time you get to spend with your closest friends and family and the memories you will make during that incredible time. This amazing couple and their group would certainly agree!
Megan and Darren chose Casa Chaac for their intimate getaway. They wanted a casual and festive celebration and as you’ll see in these pictures- they got just that!
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We decorated with colorful papel picado flags and large lanterns that really helped create a fun atmosphere for everyone to enjoy after the romantic beach front ceremony.

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Colorful accents were everywhere and inspiration from Mexico’s festive art was seamlessly incorporated into Megan’s theme.

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This hot summer night was no match for this wild group! They ended the celebration with a splash as they cooled off in Casa Chaac’s large pool!

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Wishing Megan and Darren many more years of this kind of love and fun!
Thank you to Del Sol Photography for the amazing photos.

Blanca and Alejandro, Casa Chaac, Playacar


You remember Casa Chaac right?! It’s the wonderful Villa in Playacar, just a quick stroll down the beach from the bustling town of Playa del Carmen and it’s famous 5th Avenue and from this epic wedding!

Well if you love this idea for your destination wedding in Playa del Carmen, you better book now! We get so many requests for this location. The latest, from Blanca. A beautiful bride who loved the idea of a feast and fiesta on the beach!


This lovely couple and their friends and families took in all that Playa del Carmen had to offer and loved the location of this spacious villa.

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Traditional Mexican cuisine was served, tequila flowed, and everyone had a fabulous time dancing and celebrating Blanca and Alejandro.

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With the temperature soaring and the passion in the air- it’s no wonder this hot couple had to cool down with a dip in Casa Chaac’s refreshing pool!


Felicidades Blanca y Alejandro! Special thanks to Life Wonders Photography for the photos.



Taryn and Matt, Villa Yardena, Soliman Bay

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If you are exploring private wedding venue locations in the Riviera Maya and are looking for a peaceful little beach town, with some of the most stunning coastline around, be sure not to miss Soliman Bay.

This natural beauty, just 15 minutes north of Tulum, is unknown to many, but was the perfect spot for Taryn and Matt to have their intimate fiesta at a beautiful private villa, Villa Yardena. And who could blame them? It’s a tropical paradise!

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Are you dying over the details yet?! Color, consistency and small touches were on top of our list and we worked with the amazing team at Mishka Designs to create Mexican wedding fiesta magic!

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Every last detail was carefully tended to and the result was an unforgettable destination wedding for the couple, their dearest friends and family, and for us as well!

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Thank you to Mishka Designs and Soko Sandoval Photography for the amazing photos and design and to our amazing couple for a wonderful experience!


Jen and Adam, Private Villa, Casa Chaac in Playacar


*For our bride, Jen’s full trip report, a great step by step tool for anyone who has any questions about planning a non resort wedding in Playa del Carmen, check out her post here:

Jen and Adam had vacationed in Playa del Carmen prior to their engagement so they already had a clear idea of what they were looking for when they began planning their destination wedding in the Riviera Maya.

They wanted something unique, personal, totally customizable, casual and most of all fun!

When we showed them around a couple of private villas in Playacar and explained they would be a blank canvas to decorate and that they would be totally private and intimate, Jen and Adam immediately felt it would be the best option for their dream wedding.


The couple wanted to show their friends and family everything they loved about the area, so during their week long stay, we organized a day trip to Akumal, where they snorkeled with sea turtles in beautiful Half Moon Bay, and a welcome dinner at one of Playa’s many romantic bistro’s.

On the day of the wedding, we worked with By Design Events for catering and Maxirent and Floreria Jardin helped transform the usually bare yard into a beautiful wedding reception area, using flowers, candles, lanterns and many DIY projects Jen and Adam had brought along.



Fun and unique touches like street food carts and a churro wagon were a hit with the guests, who had a great time at the tequila tasting station and on the dance floor, before hitting the pool at the end of the night!




We definitely had an amazing time planning this fun wedding and week of festivities… we wish Jen and Adam all the love and happiness in the world!

For more beautiful photos by Del Sol, check out the complete slideshow: