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Casual Tulum Beach Wedding

This my dears, is a party. It’s filled with color, love, laid back beach convos, watercolor-blue waters to match the invites, twinkling lights and one seriously beautiful Bride and I’m in love with every inch. Melissa Fuller snapped up every tropical-loving moment and you can see them all in the gallery!

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From the beautiful Bride… This dress caught my eye because of the classic yet elegant design. I was looking for a fitted, sheath dress with a chapel train and because of the humid weather in Tulum, I needed a lightweight fabric. This dress had two layers, the bottom was made of silk and the out layer was made of embroidered lace with detailed beading throughout. My favorite was the low-v back and the button detailing down the center.

La Zebra Hotel couldn’t have been more perfect for our style. The hotel had a total of 15 brightly colored rooms, which ensured that it would only be our guests at the hotel during the wedding. It was so easy to develop a relationship with the staff and by the end of our seven day stay they felt like close friends. We invited them to share a celebratory tequila shot with us the night of our wedding. We stayed in the ocean front Bridal Suite for the majority of our stay at La Zebra. This room was gorgeous! It had a panoramic view of the beach and we would often see our guests enjoying tropical cocktails and swimming in the clear blue waters. We can’t wait to go back for an anniversary trip!

The engagement ring had belonged to my husbands grandmother in the 1940′s. It was a simple design with a marquis diamond in the center and was flanked by smaller diamonds. Originally, the band was silver. We wanted to keep the integrity of the design but update the material, so we had the band replaced with rose gold. Since the design of my engagement ring was very unique we decided on a less traditional wedding band that could be worn alone but still compliment the art-deco design. The bride band is made of rose gold with a pave setting and designed by Bony Levy.

We used classic white flowers that we purchased from the local florist in Tulum and we collected foliage from the site to give it a tropical and rustic feel. I was lucky enough to have a sister who is also a floral designer, so she was able to make the bridal party bouquets, boutonnieres and simple centerpieces the day of the wedding.

Cups Co Cups was a surprise favor to our guests, we provided sustainable stainless steel cups with custom drawn images of the two of us on them. Our guests were able to reuse these cups for many margaritas during their stay in Tulum!

In lue of a dessert table, we hired a motorized ice cream cart to surprise our guests with homemade chocolate, coconut and mango flavored ice cream cones. He pulled his brightly colored cart alongside the dance floor to serve our guests.

Our signature cocktails were Paloma and Cuba Libre.

Our wedding photographer Melissa Fuller created hand painted maps of Tulum and a list of events to pass out to our guests at the Welcome Reception. We fastened small envelopes with ibuprofen that read “Hangover Cure” to each packet.

As a late night snack the restaurant had prepared vegetable and cheese empanadas to serve as the partying died down. They were much needed after a night of dancing and drinking.

Once the DJ played the final song of the evening, the party wasn’t over yet. About half of the guests ended up swimming in the ocean. It was definitely a highlight of the evening, especially looking back at the venue from the water and seeing all of the lights strung around the open-air dance floor. It was amazing!

Photography: Melissa Fuller | Hair: Tyler Gomez | DJ: The Whooligan | Wedding Favors: Cups Co | Invites: Melissa Fuller | Wedding Venue: La Zebra | Welcome Reception: Zamas

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Cultural Destination Wedding in Tulum, Mexico at Las Ranitas

I swear this pink, Vera Wang gown dances in my dreams. I didn’t think it could possibly be prettier until I saw it on this Bride. It is as though it was made just for her and her stunning Mexico beach wedding designed by Planner 1 . And the pretty doesn’t stop there. Oh no. It just keeps getting better, and thankfully Blueberry Photography was on hand to capture every moment so we could soak it all up here.

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From Blueberry PhotographyI first met Pamela and Shaun when I photographed their engagement session in 2012 and I knew then that I had to take every opportunity possible to photograph this strikingly, beautiful couple. Obviously, I was thrilled when they asked me to photograph their destination wedding in Tulum, Mexico. Tulum is a tiny town in the Riviera Maya, about an hour and half south of Cancun, nestled on the longest stretch of white sand beach I have ever seen! The entire town makes a huge effort to be as eco friendly and sustainable as possible and the venue, Las Ranitas Hotel, is no exception. The ceremony was held on the beach, under a romantic, wood and cloth canopy, surrounded by palm trees. I could not believe how private and intimate the entire event was! Pamela has exceptional taste and style and is one of those unique beauties that can pull of anything and everything. Her pink gown and statement necklace couldn’t have been more perfect against the soft, blue sea. The team from Alison Events did a fabulous job coordinating the event, and Planner 1 created a stunning array of pink, white and green floral arrangements. The food, which was prepared by Las Ranitas, was traditional Mexican cuisine with an elegant presentation. The mango margaritas and tres leches cake were a couple of my favorites! It was a beautiful day that left both my heart and camera extremely happy. I was also lucky enough to photograph Pamela and Shaun’s day after session. We traveled to a nearby Cenote which is an underground sink hole, filled with fresh ground water. The photos we captured are some of my all time favorites!

Photography: Blueberry Photography | Floral Design: Planner 1 | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Cake: Las Ranitas Hotel | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Ceremony Venue: Las Ranitas Hotel | Reception Venue: Las Ranitas | Bridesmaids Dresses: J Crew | Catering: Las Ranitas Hotel | DJ: Plugin Audio Visual | Coordination: Alison Events | Hair Styling: The Make Up Pro's | Rentals: Planner 1 Events

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Yoga Wedding in the Riviera Maya

When a wedding involves yoga during the ceremony, followed by an very cool underwater ‘trash the dress’ photo shoot, you know it’s going to be amazing! Del Sol Photography captured so many meaningful moments at this intimate Riviera Maya celebration that will leave you in awe. See the full gallery here.

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From Del Sol Photography… Bride Leanne has a wealth of experience with destination weddings managing her own event coordination business in the Riviera Maya. Planning hundreds of weddings a year, she is definitely a bride who knew how to put together an incredible experience for herself, her groom and her guests. Her extensive knowledge of venues and vendors in the area ensured a perfect and unique day. Bride and groom met doing acro-yoga and incorporated their passion in the ceremony, the reception and the trash the dress shoot in a cenote.

The ceremony in the Pueblo Sac-Be amphitheater and the reception in a private villa in Akumal were intimate and very personal, the newlyweds were surrounded by the beauty of nature, pretty decor and the love of their family and friends (and their dog Charly of course).

From The Bride…I actually never thought I was going to get married. Not in the “can’t find a guy to marry” kind of way, but in a more “I’m 100% happy being my free spirit self, able to go and play as I please.” Then, of course, the right guy came along and my world was changed and somehow I ended up engaged (I’m pretty sure it was my idea!)

The wedding location, an outdoor amphitheater in the SacBe eco development of the Riviera Maya, was our location of choice. It held a lot of special memories for me during my time living in Playa, and a jungle setting with a cenote in the background was exactly what we were looking for.

Aaron & I agreed that Matt of del Sol would be our photographer of choice, we were soooo EXCITED when we found out Deborah was our second shooter! And not only that, Sol would be coming along as well. WOAH! Of course Marcos from Artevelas had free reign to do as he pleased with our venue, since truthfully, I trust his taste more than my own. And Maju, my amazing business partner, would be there to run the show along with my favorite DJ – Mood Events. It all came together so nicely.

Probably the biggest gift was from Aaron’s Brother-in-Law and my Spiritual teachers from Ananda Yoga Desde el Corzaon who put together the most meaningful ceremony would could have imagined. Bringing together those two elements really represented who we are as a couple and allowed all of our family, friends, and loved ones to know us a little deeper that day.

Photography: Del Sol Photography | Event Coordinator: LM Weddings | Flowers: Floreria Jardin | Cake: GY Pasteleria | DJ: Mood Event Services | Candles: Arte Velas | Hair/Makeup: MVP Hair And Makeup Artisity | Jewelry Designer: Red-i By Chelsea | Music: Bole Musica | Outdoor Amphitheater: Pueblo Sac-Be | Private Villa: Villa Valhalla Akumal

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