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Barcelo Maya Caribe – Riveria Maya Destination Wedding – Destiny & Cole

Destiny and Cole met through friends, and when it came to their proposal, Cole had friends hang a sign in their home for when they came back from a trip and tied the ring around their dogs neck. “When I walked in the house I saw the sign and then turned around to him down on one knee and our dog sitting next to him. There was no way I could say no to both of those sweet faces!”

Surrounded by family and friends, Cole & Destiny said “I do” on the gorgeous beaches of Riviera Maya, Mexico. The couple had a romantic ceremony on the beach then a private reception to follow at the Barcel√≥ Maya Caribe Resort. Destiny says that even though it was a beach wedding they wanted some traditional elements. “I noticed a lot of girls going with short sundresses, but I still wanted the wow factor of a beautiful full-length dress. I tried to find something as light as possible knowing the weather was going to be 90 degrees or warmer. We did the same thing with the groom. We wanted traditional with a beachy flair. We didn’t want shorts or linens, so we picked grey pants and opted for suspenders instead of a tight tie or jacket. Both of us went barefoot to add to the beach theme.”

“The inspiration for our day was our location. It was a destination wedding in Mexico, so we wanted everything to be very beachy. We stuck with shades of blue for the colour palette and local flowers for decor. Most of the decor was taken care of by the resort we stayed at. We did have the selection of colour scheme, flowers, and huppa. We tried to keep the decor simple since we didn’t want to take away from the natural decor of the location. The beach was our main focus!”

“The flowers were a huge part of the style for our wedding. We did DIY for the bridesmaid bouquets so they would be easy to travel with. We tried to stick with simple neutral colors for the girls flowers. We ended up with white, yellow, and greenery. All the flowers were local to the area in Mexico. The flowers for the Huppa used on the beach were also broken down after the ceremony and repurposed at the reception for the head table. All flowers were white, yellow, blue with different greenery.”

“We made welcome bags for all of guests. They included a few items to use the day of the wedding like fans and bubbles. The rest of the items were small snacks and gifts from each of our hometowns. We also personalised our DJ list for the day of the wedding. With a small guest list we were able to ask each guest for a song of their choice. It made the reception a great time with everyone involved and on the dance floor.”

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Photographer: Britani Edwards Photography // Venue: Barcelo Maya Caribe // Second Shooter: Carrie Leigh Photography

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