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Nicole + Derrell: Red Beachfront Destination Wedding in Mexico by Melissa Mercado Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings


Photos: Melissa Mercado Photography; Venue/Flowers/Cake/Hair &Makeup: Secrets Aura Cozumel; Gown: Maggie Sottero from I Do…I Do…; Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka; Groom’s Attire: Michael Kors

Nicole and Derrell were married at Secrets Aura Cozumel in Cozumel, Mexico on June 28. The bride looked stunning in a ruffled mermaid gown with a sweetheart neckline and a jeweled sash. She donned her hair in a low chignon bun and carried a bouquet of red long-stemmed roses. Her ‘maids opted for various red lace dresses while the groom and his men looked dapper in gray suits with black bow ties. “Mexico is known for its beautiful and bright pops of colors, so I thought it would be a great complement for the wedding to use the color red which reminded me of Mexico,” Nicole said of her wedding inspiration. The 40 guests gathered on the pier for the intimate evening ceremony. After they officially tied the knot, a nighttime reception was held on the beach under palm trees and a gorgeous chandelier. Guests sat at a long banquet table with glass cylinder centerpieces filled with red roses. “I always loved the color white at big events because its very timeless and classic,” Nicole said of the red color scheme. “I wanted to try to keep everything as ‘clean’ as possible but adding pops of color here and there as ode to Mexico really worked.” Guests were given Mexico-inspired favors, which included bottles of tequila and mini maracas! Guests enjoyed a simple two-tier cake adorned with red roses for dessert. Nicole recommends a destination wedding for couples in the planning process! “Having a destination wedding was super fun and I believe it was less stress than a local wedding,” Nicole said. See the full board here.

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Andrea + Stuart: An Intimate Colorful Destination Winter Mexico Hotel Wedding By Jorge Santiago Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Jorge Santiago PhotographyCeremony Venue: Hotel Boutique Casa OaxacaReception Venue: Hotel Azul Oaxaca

Andrea and Stuart’s ceremony and reception was held at two different locations – Hotel Boutique Casa Oaxaca and Hotel Azul Oaxaca – in Oaxaca, Mexico on December 18. “We met at a friend’s party,” Andrea said. “We had spoken on the phone prior to that about arranging Spanish lessons [since I was a teacher], but he was so busy; it wasn’t possible. Ironically, he still hasn’t had one.” The bride wore an nontraditional red lace fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown with long sleeves, accessorized with a braided crown updo, while the groom wore a dark gray suit, accessorized with a patterned tie. “I wanted the wedding to be unconventional, bright and colorful, encompassing Mexican traditions but still including non-traditional aspects,” Andrea said. “I also wanted it to be small and intimate with not too many guests.” Following the handwritten vows and exchanging of rings, the newlyweds processed down the city streets amongst a calenda, or parade. Notice the chinas oazaquenas? Women dancing and carrying baskets of floral arrangements on top of their heads. Plus, monos del calenda too, or giant puppets. The outdoor terrace was hung with papel picados, tables were decorated fringe ended runners, and antique stained glass centerpieces filled with roses, mums, and a hint of greenery. The main dinner dish was mole, and “the chocolate cake was delicious,” she said. In addition to a DJ, there was also a marimba band performance, which is a percusion instrument consisting of wooden bars struck with mallets. The most important lesson they learned? “Listen to what people have to say and be considerate of them but only follow it if it agrees what with is in your heart,” Andrea said.”Following a set way of doing things doesn’t have to necessarily agree with how you would like them or dream them to be on your big day either.” See the full board here.

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Megan + Benjie: A Destination Beach Mexico Wedding By Julie Saad Photography
Posted by Sarah Zlotnick. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Julie Saad Photography

After getting engaged in Italy, Megan and Benjie knew they wanted a destination wedding. “So we chose a country we’d never been to that’s known for beaches, culture, great food, and tequila,” said Megan. ” Tulum, Mexico seemed convenient enough for our guests and laid back enough for us.” A six-piece mariachi band performed as she walked down the aisle wearing a Saja wedding gown and floral crown in her braided updo. “I wanted flowers in my hair, like a backwards crown, ” said Megan. “My hair stylist chose each one with a purpose  — ‘this one is for love, this one is for passion, this one is for your dog Sonny.'” Since her family is from South Africa, and many could not attend due to the distance, Megan wanted to pay homage by incorporating a King Protea, its national flower, in her bouquet. After the vows were exchanged and said, “I do,” all 60 of their guests showered them with confetti during the recessional. Want to know how they served dessert? See the full board here.

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