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Toni & Ron

Dreams Puerto Aventuras, Riviera Maya

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It’s a cold, rainy day here at WeddingWire HQ, and we’re all dreaming of sunshine and warm weather. Luckily, today’s real wedding has transported us to a picturesque secluded beach at Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa, where gorgeous couple Toni and Ronald took their vows in an outdoor pavilion overlooking a turquoise ocean. The reception featured purple decor, romantic lighting, a unique “tree of love,” and lots of laughter and dancing!

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Purple Destination Beach Wedding in Costa Rica

Posted by Caitlin on Sep 26, 2013

Michelle & Marcus 

October 26  

Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica  

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Q & A with the Bride & Groom:

1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

The details of the villa were absolutely breathtaking. Every detail from the architecture to the panoramic views.

2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

1. The gorgeous rooftop reception. It was in the evening, and there where beautiful candle lights everywhere, floating orchids in cylinder vases, romantic crystal mirror chargers, and regal plum linens.

2. The surprise dancing Carnival and drummers. Our guests still talk about it today!

3. The beach ceremony. It was classic, romantic, and timeless.

3. Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

Our first dance. My husband was insistent that we have our first dance to a classic romantic Latin love song called “Boliviana” by Ibrahim Ferrer. It’s about a man professing his love to a beautiful dark-haired woman in a white dress.

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Deniz & Khoa 

July 11 

Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands 

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Q & A with the Bride & Groom:

1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

Turks & Caicos is a beautiful island with clear and calm blue waters and gorgeous white sand. We chose Beaches Resorts specifically because they are kid-friendly and offer activities for everyone.

2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

1. The monochromatic décor of the Martha Stewart wedding theme, which was chic and natural, available at Beaches and Sandals resorts.

2. The colorful pom poms that we brought, and  our guests hung in the trees and above the reception area.

3. The black and white (mostly infant) photos of all of our guests hung in a row on one side of the reception area.

3. Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about. 

We always reminisce about the moment just before we walked into the reception.  After our ceremony and once the photos were taken, we had a quiet moment just the two of us while our friends were finishing with decorating the reception area.  We told one-another that we should really remember this moment and just how happy we felt!

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Sponsored by Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa

We asked Angela Encarnación, Director of Sales at Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa to share her top tips for planning a destination bachelorette party!

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What are some of the benefits of hosting a destination bachelorette party, as opposed to having one in your hometown?
Bachelorette parties are meant to be a final hurrah for the bride-to-be as a single lady with her best girlfriends. Making a trip out of it makes it a more memorable event – rather than just another night on the town.

How should a wedding party and bride select a destination? What are some factors to consider?
When choosing a destination, it’s important to pick a location that’s a convenient flight for the attendees. You don’t want to spend half the trip travelling. Then you want to be sure that the location has something for everyone. At Breathless Punta Cana for example, guests can enjoy gourmet dining, spa, watersports, relaxing by the pool or on the beach, nightlife, adventure etc.

How much should a bride be involved with the planning?
The planning is typically done by the bridesmaids, but usually the bride has a hand in choosing the location/destination as well as when the event will occur. That’s the beauty of choosing a resort for a bachelorette party – especially one where everything is included. There is little planning to do, just book your flight and stay and get ready for an amazing time.
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Fairytale Blush Castle Destination Wedding in Ireland

Posted by Caitlin on Sep 04, 2013

Janice & Robert

August 11 

Limerick, Ireland

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Q & A with the Bride:

1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

Planning a destination wedding makes finding a venue so tricky because you can’t always see the places firsthand. However, we already had the idea of an Irish castle in mind — paying homage to Robert’s Irish ancestry and my fairy tale fantasy — so once we searched the web it was quite obvious which to choose. Adare Manor is rated as a 5-star hotel, and the grand stature was immediately appealing. I could easily tell just by looking at the website that this was the castle I had always imagined! I would say the appearance itself is what sold me on choosing Adare as my venue. 

2. Which four details from your wedding were your favorites?

1. The Irish dancers were the perfect form of entertainment for my wedding. They were so captivating, and they had the whole crowd entranced. I’m beyond thrilled that we chose to hire them!

2. The ceremony site I chose was another of my favorite details, despite the fact that we were getting married at a castle, I wanted the ceremony site to be natural and understated, so the focus was on the beauty of the unity. We chose to get married beneath two oak trees, which are symbolic in Irish Culture for truth, stability, and longevity. I loved the way the florist strung ropes of roses from the branches of the oak trees. It was perfect. 

3. The centerpieces were beyond exquisite, and I can’t praise them enough. The florist alternated between tall glass vases and bird cages filled with blush and white flowers. The green amaranthus added the perfect touch of whimsical, which contributed to my enchanted forest theme, bringing the outdoors in. 

4. My wedding photographers were one of my favorite aspects because they captured every moment just as I remember it and even many moments I didn’t have the chance to see. I have a new addiction and it’s looking through my wedding album! Looks like I’m not the only one because I’ve caught Robert in his office entranced by the wedding pictures instead of working! Sure, you could say that any camera could have captured the day, but that would be far from the truth. The B. Mello team was creative, attentive and professional. I will cherish the images for the rest of my life.

3. Give us the one moment in your wedding you can’t stop thinking about. 

Every aspect of my wedding was spectacular and picking just one moment is so hard! I think the greatest moment for me was walking outside with my bridesmaids anticipating the hotel shuttle being out front to take us to the ceremony site, and being totally surprised with a horse drawn carriage! This was the one detail that I didn’t plan and when my wedding planner presented me with the option, I declined to keep the budget in check. I didn’t even consult my groom about it. Robert has a hard time surprising me for one of two reasons: either I pester him until he tells me, or he gets way too excited and spills the beans prematurely. But he pulled this one off and it was so special, It brought me to tears. 

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