We may be smack-dab in the middle of Fall, but that doesn't mean we can't escape to Mexico for a little sun, a little sand and a whole lot of gorgeous this lovely Tuesday morning. Yes, this Playa Mujeres wedding by Juan Navarro is just what the doctored ordered (and more) for those chilly weather blues, complete with a breathtaking location, a fabulous gown, pretty yellow hues and one very stunning bride and groom. Even better? We have an entire day to spend wrapped up in this lovely. Join me in the gallery for even more.
From the Bride... Our wedding in August 2011 at La Amada, Playa Mujeres, Mexico was all about sun, sand and sky. Luxurious beach chic...and so much fun. We chose La Amada for its clean lines and simple luxury -- we love the white-washed look and the boutique feel of the property. From my flowing beachy gown to his laid-back white and gray, every moment of our wedding day was relaxed.
We married right at the shore line on a gorgeous blue sky day. We had no wedding party -- just us two. My sisters were close by at all times, my ordained Aunt from Bermuda married us, and unconventionally, my two teenage nephews walked me down the aisle. Acting as ushers, my nephews wore white linen pants with pale yellow linen tops -- very "Vicery Palm Springs" looking. All the flowers were white -- mostly lisianthus, which are beautiful and easy. For our guests, we offered white parasols during the ceremony.
Straight from the beach-side ceremony, guests walked over to the main open-air restaurant for the reception. The ceremony program doubled as a seating chart with table numbers listed on the back for guests to easily find their place. Our signature yellow cocktail was the Sand Dune -- named for the beautiful sandy beaches in Playa Mujeres. The reception was a continuation of our beach chic theme -- with yellow and orange chair pillows and white lisianthus centerpieces. We chose to use the existing white wicker furniture in the restaurant and kept the place-settings minimal. Mini boxes of citrus jelly beans were set for each guest, along with a custom printed menu. And we can't forget the dark chocolate cup cakes with lemon frosting -- delicious. The reception setup also included the use of the pool sofas that we had brought into the restaurant to create a post-dinner lounge area over-looking the ocean. Our table numbers in white and yellow were part of our custom made printed collection. It was the most beautiful day and these pictures tell that story.
Wedding Photography: Juan Navarro / Wedding Cinematography: J&S AV / Wedding Location, Event Design, Planning + Flowers: La Amada Hotel / Wedding Invitations: Groom's Design / Bride's Shoes: Stuart Weitzman / Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham