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Fashion Monday: Sneak Peek into RIVINI 2014

Rita Vinieris has to be one of my favorite designers for her creativity and passion she pours into every gown.  They are so realistic, but also add a touch of fantasy that makes any woman feel like a million dollars.  As Bridal Week ramps up, Rita has created the Return to Paradise–  a theme of this season’s collection inspired by one of our favorite places– the Riviera Maya.  Rita said:

“I was inspired by my recent Holiday to the Riviera Maya and a walk I had taken with my family on the beach.

We found so many wonderful seashells of the most incredible shades of coral, sand and mother of pearl.
These beautiful souvenirs have graced the corner of my deck, reminding me everyday of the sunlight on my face and the warmth I felt being surrounded by the ones I love.
It is that feeling I wish to share with brides wearing my collection.”

Here are the sketches of Rita’s inspiration. I cannot wait to see them in person!



Real Mexico Destination Wedding :: Riviera Maya Pt II

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Bienvenidos!  We’re back with more beautiful images from Elise + Ned’s gorgeous destination wedding in Playa Carmen, Riviera Maya Mexico.  After a beautiful ceremony where the bride and groom (married by a close friend) exchanged their own handwritten vows on the beach under an emerald green canopy against a cerulean sea backdrop.  After being pronounced as husband and wife, they were followed down the aisle by an authentic mariachi band.

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While guests enjoyed the serenade from the mariachi band on the sleek, chic white and Lucite mezzanine terrace, uberfabulous photographer, Daniel Aguilar was off with the couple creating beautiful images like this:
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Destination wedding on beach in Mexico


The reception was electric and fun—taking place on the moonlit terrace on the beach festooned with large white lanterns and cymbidium orchids.  Guests danced the night away to an authentic salsa band (I know for several guests, I didn’t see them leave the floor for the entire reception, except for the fire show.  That’s right!  A “surprise” fire show stunned guests as a team of fire dancers manipulated fire to their whim. 

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Special thanks to the wonderful couple, Elise + Ned—it was great working with you and seeing all of our hard work turn out beautifully! Also, again to gracious Daniel Aguilar—whose whose huge talent is only eclipsed by his humility and kindness. I look forward to working with you more soon!

Real Mexico Destination Wedding :: Riviera Maya Pt I

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You may remember following our travels last year as we traipsed through Mexico visiting different venues and resorts and again to produce the wedding of Elise + Ned in Riviera Maya—a beautiful area also known as Playa del Carmen outside of Cancun.  When we first met with Elise + Ned, they were considering the option of having their wedding on Jekyll Island.  After not finding the right venue to fit their needs ands personalities, we began working on creating the ultimate destination wedding experience for them and their family at the Palace Playacar, which included beautiful tours at Mayan ruins, Gringo + Moustaches dinners, karaoke parties, an emerald green beachside ceremony against cerulean waters and a mariachi band!

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Destination Wedding on the Beach in Mexico

Stay tuned for the second part of this post with more great images from the fantastic destination wedding photographer: Daniel Aguilar, who captured so much emotion and art in the couple’s wedding day. Oh yeah, and one word…fire dancers.