Extravagant Mayan-inspired Destination Wedding in Mexico

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This incredible destination wedding, brought to us by Melissa Mercado Photography, is positively magical! Here’s Melissa to tell us more:


In the heart of the Mexican jungle and on the turquoise coast of the Caribbean Sea, there is a unique spot: Xcaret, a majestic park by the sea that offers the beauty of the Riviera Maya as well as the legacy of the Mayan culture and the traditions of Mexico.

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For more than ten centuries, Xcaret was one of the most important ports of call and Mayan ceremonial centers. Today, it is the number one destination for those who visit the Riviera Maya. Christel and Jose chose this sacred and unique destination as the perfect place to exchange their vows and say, “I do!” in paradise surrounded by their closest family and friends.

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They met in this little slice of paradise, Playa del Carmen, in the summer of July 2011 and have been together for three years. Jose Ignacio proposed in San Francisco as they love to travel together and explore the world by each other’s side. Christel and Jose enjoyed their “getting ready” at the luxurious Grand Velas resort, an oasis of serenity and luxury.

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Christel looked absolutely stunning in her princess-style, lace embroidered wedding gown and veil. Jose looked just as handsome in a white dress shirt and beige slacks, perfect for a tropical destination wedding.

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The Catholic ceremony was held in the the stunning chapel, St. Francis of Assisi, on the Xcaret park premises. After the beautiful ceremony, the couple and their fifty guests enjoyed an elaborate sit-down dinner, dancing, violinists, delectable desserts and more. The evening ended with an amazing showcase of fireworks – the perfect ending to a simply magical day.

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Congratulations Christel & Jose and thank you Melissa for sharing! For more information about Melissa Mercado Photography, please visit her WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile or head straight to her website.

What do you think of today’s real wedding? Let us know in the comments below!

Photographer:  Melissa Mercado Photography

Cake Designer: Corazon Cake Artist

DJ: DJ Mannia

Cinema and Video: dreams gate film

Officiant: Fernando Rodriquez

Floral Designer: Florería Inspiración

Event Venue: Xcaret Park

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Hook-Up Culture: What Every Woman Needs to Know If You’re Going to Sleep Around

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Sleep with whomever you want! Seriously. As a former slut-turned-happily-married man, I hold no judgment towards women who choose to exercise their liberty to seek pleasure at every turn. The only issue I have as a dating coach is that sometimes (often), you end up getting attached and heartbroken. So let’s dive into hookup culture and talk about what choices are going to make you happy.

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DIY Country Club Wedding by Eileen K Photography

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This classically elegant wedding, brought to us by Eileen K Photography, is full of fun moments and DIY details! Here’s Eileen to tell us more:


Mallory and Bryan’s wedding was nearly all DIY. The bouquets and boutonnieres were put together by the bride and her family, table center pieces had flowers from the Mother of the Brides’s garden, the brides dress was second hand and all the bridesmaids wore unique dresses.

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Congratulations Mallory & Bryan and thank you Eileen for sharing! For more information about Eileen K Photography, please visit her WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile or head straight to her website.

What do you think of today’s real wedding? Let us know in the comments below!

Photographer:  Eileen K Photography

Event Venue: Keller Golf Course

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