Riviera Maya Wedding

Brilliant Event Planning on Condé Nast Traveler

We are super excited to have our advice on planning the perfect destination wedding featured on Condé Nast Traveler!

Read the full article here!

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A Brilliant Wedding: Alena & Andrew

Alena & Andrew were such a relaxed couple to work with - they made planning their wedding a breeze! The couple chose the Banyan Tree Mayakoba in Riviera Maya, Mexico for their destination wedding. Picking this resort for their big day was a no-brainer as they had vacationed there with their families many times in the past. The couple was very laid-back and wanted this to be reflected throughout their wedding weekend. Alena picked a bright, coral color for her touchpoint and we went from there with decor. Their guests' names and table numbers were written on drink flags placed in festive watermelon-habanero margaritas to get the night off to a spicy start! The reception tables were decorated with lanterns and the floral arrangements were meant to look "undone", again reflecting the relaxed theme. Guests dined on locally-inspired fare all weekend and danced the night away under the stars.

We are super excited to have Alena & Andrew's wedding featured on Jet Fete, an amazing destination wedding blog.

Check out the post here!

Congratulations Alena & Andrew

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Alena & Andrew

bride and groom, beautiful bride, kiddush cups, ceremony, yarmulkes

cocktail hour, lanterns, margarita escort cards, hanging tea lights

lounge seating, beachfront reception, table lanterns, undone floral centerpieces

kissing couple, bride and groom under tea lights

Thanks to Elizabeth Medina for the amazing photographs!

 

Why In-house Destination Venue Coordinators Love Us

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A big question we receive from prospective clients is "My venue offers an on-site wedding coordinator, so do I really need a wedding planner, too?" The short answer, which most on-site venue coordinators would agree with, is "Yes!". Why? The long answer is twofold:

1) A planner from NYC knows what your expectations are from all standpoints - a service perspective (example: a full open bar is standard in Manhattan and so is having table-side entree choice, whereas these things won't be standard at hotels outside NYC), a formalities perspective (the different cultural or religious requirements, or what is traditional for speeches, etc.), and even down to a granular perspective like the general style of music that you'd expect. Having someone who understands 100% what you expect from the get-go is key to pulling off a successful destination wedding. In-house venue coordinators are typically grateful to have a liaison to communicate these needs and wants clearly, resulting in less stress and frustration for both parties.
2) the venue's expertise lies in running stellar food and beverage service, not necessarily running all of the specifics of a wedding. Having a wedding planner from outside the resort allows them to focus on what they do best -- food and beverage -- whereas we focus on the rest...design, decor and all of the other details means that we have our "aces in their places" and you get the wedding you dream of with less stress and more fun.
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A Brilliant Wedding: Danielle and Greg

After being fortunate enough to plan Greg's Proposal to Danielle, it was such a treat to then help plan their big day! They settled on a destination wedding in Riviera Maya, Mexico, and went for an all white color palette. They couple chose to have the bridal party just consist of the Maid of Honor and Best Man, which perfectly were Greg's two kids. The whole day expressed pure beach elegance. Danielle walked down a white aisle runner as Canon in D played, and an abundance of star lights hung over the dance floor where the couple shared their first dance as Bride and Groom to Jason Alden's song Heaven. To keep with the festive and beachy feeling, the couple offered their guests mini bottles of tequila as their escort cards and take home favors, which were a big hit! Congratulations Danielle and Greg!

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Thanks to Daniel Aguilar for the wonderful photos!