We might have the best jobs ever here at Style Me Pretty. Who else gets to be a part of some of the most heartwarming, magical, beautiful moments in people’s lives every single day? I love sharing gorgeous photographs but there is just something so special about getting to experience a wedding day through film. We not only get to see all the romantic details of this Riviera Maya wedding from Percy Sales Events and Canteiro, but San Jose Filmmakers captured every sweet, heart-string-tugging moment as well for our viewing pleasure!
From Percy Sales Events… This wedding was a great adventure. As soon as Racquel got engaged, she immediately called me at Percy Sales Events, and said, “I want a destination wedding, and I want you to plan it!” Destination wedding are so fun, and it takes a lot of thought to make sure that the location fits the needs of the couple and also stays within their budget. After talking about different locations — Europe, Philippines, the Caribbean and Hawaii — Racquel and Lynn honed in on the ever-tropical Riviera Maya, Mexico.
Their wedding reflected who they are as a couple, and the articulate, beautiful newswoman and the budding chef made their wedding unique and enjoyable for all. Their ceremony took place at St. Francis of Assisi Chapel at Xcaret, which overlooks the Caribbean Ocean. It integrated Racquel’s Filipino heritage while infusing Lynn’s Puerto Rican and Chinese background. Their reception took place at La Isla at Xcaret, an underground open air cave, a unique location that really played into regions Mayan roots. Racquel and Lynn offered their guests a top-notch culinary meal that they crafted with the chef at Xcaret. They surprised their guests with a Mayan stage show, a perfect touch during dinner. They danced and they celebrated until midnight in the tropical weather of the Riviera Maya. Guests walked away with blown glass hearts picked from a wrought iron tree that read, “Take A Piece of Our Hearts – Racquel + Lynn 09.27.11.”
The day after the celebration, Racquel and Lynn did a trash the dress session with San Jose Filmmakers and San Jose Photography at some local cenotes in Riviera Maya, Mexico. They swam in their wedding attire in some of the region’s most beautiful rain forests and in ancient wells that made for beautiful. This video captures a glimpse to their beautiful day.
Wedding Cinematography: San Jose Filmmakers / Ceremony: St. Francis of Assisi Chapel at Xcaret in Riviera Maya, Cancun, Mexico / Reception: La Isla at Xcaret in Riviera Maya, Cancun, Mexico / Wedding Photography: San Jose Photography / Wedding Design + Planning: Percy Sales of Percy Sales Events / Floral Design, Centerpieces + Rentals: Canteiro / Local Coordination: Graciela Carmona Rivera + Gabriela Rodarte Medrano / Wedding Cake: Dolcet Cakes / Wedding Invitations: Jocelyn the Paper Stylist / Accommodations: Occidental Grand Xcaret / Wedding Dress: Studio 1 (Bought During a Brides Against Breast Cancer Event in Syracuse, New York) / Hair + Makeup: The Spa at Occidental Grand Xcaret