If I could snap my fingers and be anywhere in the world right now, it would have to be sitting front and center at this gorgeous fête on the beaches of Playa del Carmen. Amber Events knows how to whip up an insanely good looking beach party and this wedding is a prime example. Beautiful details at every turn, flowers by Canteiro that can render a wedding blogger darn right speechless (well almost) and images by Elizabeth Medina Photography that will have you spending the rest of the day in the full gallery.
From Amber Events... Mark, a tech entrepreneur, and Jessica, creator of the popular silhouPETte, a line of custom jewelry featuring dog and cat silhouettes, wanted the best of an intimate destination wedding with their nearest and dearest, as well as a swanky party with all of the people that they loved — so they decided to have both! They brought me on as their planner for both events five months before their destination wedding in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, and their reception in Los Angeles, and we created two separate but stunning events within three days of each other.
For their Mexico wedding, they brought just 30 friends and family to the contemporary Rosewood Mayakoba over President's Day weekend and hosted a four-day vacation complete with karaoke nights and soccer games on the beach, an adventure day at Xplor and a formal dinner at Cenacolo in Playa del Carmen. The wedding ceremony was held on the boat dock at the Rosewood Mayakoba and Jessica, wearing a Rivini dress, made her entrance with her maids on a boat. Their good friend Joe officiated their ceremony. The guests were surprised with a mariachi group playing for the recessional and the cocktail hour on the beach. For the reception, guests left their shoes at the shoe valet and proceeded down the fire-lit path to the reception. Their seating assignments were attached to vintage sea glass bottles on a table set with family photos. They dined on Mayan cuisine at rustic wooden tables with bistro lights strung overhead.
Wedding Photography: Elizabeth Medina Photography / Wedding Venue: Rosewood Mayakoba in Playa del Carmen, Mexico / Wedding Planning + Design: Amber Events / Floral Design: Canteiro / Wedding Cinematography: Loyd Calomay Films / Wedding Stationery + Calligraphy: Copper Willow Paper Studio / Adventure Day: Xplor / Formal Dinner: Cenacolo / Transportation, Lighting + Rentals: Mayan Hospitality Services / Ceremony Music: Arpason / DJ: Doremixx Audio Visual & Professional DJ's / Wedding Dress: Rivini / Bride's Shoes: Ralph Lauren + Prada / Bride's Earrings: Antiques via Neil Lane / Bride's Ring: A Family Heirloom / Bridesmaids' Dresses: Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent / Bridesmaids' Cuff Bracelets: Etsy / Charm Necklaces for Maids of Honor: silhouPETte / Groom's Attire: John Varvatos / Groomsmen's Attire: John Varvatos / Groomsmen's Ties: Handmade by the Bride's Mother, Yori