Honeymoon Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico: Viceroy

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Viceroy Riviera Maya is unlike any place I’ve ever been before. Imagine a secluded spot where the jungle meets the beach and luxury meets the rustic elements of nature. Viceroy Riviera Maya is perfect for the couple who wants privacy, laid back creature comforts of home, and the feeling of being at one with nature all while getting to relax on a white sand beach as you sway from your four poster beach bed and the wind rocks you to sleep.

A true culturally-inspired getaway, you’ll be greeted by the property’s resident Mayan Shaman who offers you an energy clearing to send you into a state of pure relaxation to start off your experience right.

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Then you’ll head to your private villa with patio, sunbathing deck and lounge, outdoor day bed, and plunge pool. Honeymooners can expect rose petal turndown service at night, a soap concierge by day, and outdoor showers anytime you choose.

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The two restaurants on property offer a relaxed atmosphere for some excellent cuisine (don’t miss the ahi tuna stuffed peppers). But I think it’s the staff at this location that brings it home for honeymooners – every single person you meet has an energy that welcomes you home (something they actually say when you arrive).

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If you’d love to immerse yourself in the local culture even further, then you’re in luck – Viceroy embraces it all. For your destination wedding, consider having your union blessed by the Shaman. For the spa lovers, opt for a couples experience in the sweat lodge. Even indulge in local chocolates and customs from the ancient civilization that was once there before us. Or take a tour of their ruins only about 40 minutes away! You’ll feel the Mayan spirit all around you as the property embraces it in more ways than one.

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With only 41 rooms, this boutique hotel is perfect for a destination wedding buyout. Most opt to wed on the beach, but when you take over the Viceroy, the options are all yours! And with many resorts in the corridor nearby, you can always opt to hotel hop to get a bit more privacy from your guests for just the two of you when the big day is done.

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For more information on this fabulous place, be sure to check out Viceroy Riviera Maya.  And if you’re looking to register for your honeymoon to be gifted experiences on location or cash towards your hotel stay, check out Newlywish’s Honeymoons Registry where you can find Viceroy Riviera Maya waiting to be gifted to you by your friends and family!


Destination Wedding Dresses Fashion Shoot in Hawaii

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Today we’ve got an absolutely stunning fashion shoot to share with you, captured on the volcanic rocks of Hawaii!  Sent to us from local Hawaiian photographer, Mykle Coyne, this husband-wife team shared with us the idea of this chic shoot.

“As a photographer in Hawai’i, I see a great many beautiful beach weddings and although I love weddings and I love the beach, it sometimes feels like they start to run together and look the same.  This shoot was an attempt to show something different, something fashion-forward – an elevated version of the easy beach wedding.  I wanted to mix the warmth and richness of sunset with the elegance of the black lava rock that forms the very essence of the islands.  My stylist pulled looks from here in Hawai’i, including several wedding dresses from Project Runway Finalist and Hawaiian native Kini Zamora.” 

Just beautiful!!

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Destination Wedding Photographer: Mykle Coyne

Photo Shoot Team: Model: Eva Blacker at Premier Models and TalentStylist: Therese Wahl at Main Artist ManagementHair: Dennis Guillermo, Makeup: Ry-n Shimabuku


Destination Wedding in Mexico Decor + Design

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Today we’ve got more Mexico destination wedding prettiness shot at the spectacular Bayan Tree Mayakoba Resort where they shared with us some beautiful inspiration and oodles of ideas if you’re considering a destination wedding in Riviera Maya.  This shoot incorporates different ceremony and reception sites within the property and also utilizes several local talents and companies to bring the decor to life (great resources for your destination wedding).  Take a look at a few of our favorite ideas for wedding decor when saying I do in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

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All Photos by Jhankarlo Photography


Mexico Beach Wedding Ideas from Riviera Maya

beach weddings riviera mayaToday’s post is a bit of beach wedding inspiration brought to you by our friends at Banyan Tree Mayakoba in Riviera Maya, Mexico where we had the lucky pleasure of visiting recently (more on that to come in the following days).  The beach at Banyan Tree is perfect for a wedding ceremony, with total privacy, soft sand, and crashing waves around you.  A team of local professionals staged this destination wedding ceremony site for us and we wanted to share the great ideas with you!  Simple, elegant, rustic, and perfectly blended to the beautiful backdrop, just as a destination wedding should be – especially on a beach as pristine as this!

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Photos by: Jhankarlo Photography


Canada Wedding Inspiration Eh?

Tie the knot Canadian Style in honor of Canada Day on July 1st! A destination wedding in Canada is not only gorgeous but it will have its own native elements that you can have a lot of fun playing around with. Backdrops for your ceremony are an important aspect on your wedding day. These are where some of the most memorable pictures will be shot and where you first become a wedded couple. Consider having petals spread throughout your ceremony and have a beautiful background piece to stand in front of. Or you can go for a tousled design by hanging strips of cloth with various patterns to create a unique ambiance. The outdoors can be decorated with hanging bottle from the trees that will give your wedding a romantic feel. Have the groom be simplistic and look handsome in a plain white button up, slacks, and studly suspenders! Does the dress you’ve always dreamed of have lace? You can go with a unique lace design that has a rustic vintage feel and is absolutely stunning! Flannel over your wedding dress, What!? This one of a kind fashion choice for your big day is perfect for a wedding in Canada. So adorbs!

Have your reception in an upscale barn venue that will be spacious and charming for your destination wedding. Pinatas are universal! Take a turn down the beaten path by choosing an unconvential yet sentimental guest book idea. Your guest write you a special note, and on your one year anniversary you break it open to see what they said. Games are source for bonding with new family during a wedding. Merge your families over a fun and traditional game of croquet. Reception tables are the most important aspect to showcase both of your personailities. Showcase the nature of Canada by having small plants for wedding favors or have bears sitting on log slices for some charming fun. Make your name cards darling by choosing a watercolor design for a bright pop of color. Get started on your one-of-a-kind Canada destination wedding, eh?

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{Photos: Ceremony Back Drop: Shari + Mike Photographers via Ruffled, Bottles Hanging: Steve Stanton Photography via GWS, Groom: Jasmine Nicole Photography via GWS, Dress: Diane + Mike Photography via Ruffled, Cloth Back Drop: Shari + Mike Photographers via GWS, Flannel Dress: Laura Gordon Photography via Wedding Sparrow, Reception Barn: Glass Jar Photography via SMP, Pinata Guest Book:  Jessica Zais Photography via Wedding Chicks, Croquet: Andrea Ball Photography via Story Board Wedding, Table Name: Shari + Mike Photographers via Ruffled, Bear Centerpiece: Jessica Zais Photography via Wedding Chicks}