Destination I Do
Wednesday, November 10, 2010

There's 365 Reasons You'll Love This Real Destination Wedding

Words by Courtney Kellar
Words by Courtney Cox
Photos courtesy of Gresham Photography

For all you hopeless romantics out there, we’ve got a sweet treat for you today! Carlin and Josh are not only charming as can be in their wedding photos, but the story leading up to their big day is truly a lover’s delight.

One of the areas destination brides often worry about most is picking their vendors and, most importantly, their photographer. It’s clear that Carlin and Josh made a good choice with the husband/wife duo that makes up Gresham Photography. Months previous to the couple’s gorgeous Cancun wedding, the folks at Gresham Photography were on hand to help capture Josh’s proposal.

Josh proposed to Carlin not only with a diamond stunner, but with 365 reasons why he knew she was “the one.” So, with a new ring and a year’s worth of love notes, Carlin started to plan the couple’s dream destination wedding.

The couple chose Cancun for the site of their nuptials and were joined by 40 of their nearest and dearest. Secret Silversands Resort proved to be a modern and dramatic setting for Carlin and Josh’s big day. Holding both the ceremony and reception at the same location made for a seamless transition throughout the day’s events.

Carlin looked gorgeous the day-of with her goddess-style gown and elegant accessories. The mostly monochromatic wedding was broken up with small splashes of green, including the bridesmaid’s dresses and tropical leaves in Carlin’s bouquet. The bride also incorporated what is currently a popular trend—peacock feathers! The colorful feathers in the bridesmaid’s bouquets complimented their green dresses perfectly.

The ceremony and reception were both intimate and heartfelt. Between the couple’s handwritten vows and the touching toasts, there wasn’t a dry-eye in the house! The white table settings not only complimented the reception venue, but proved a gorgeous contrast to the Mexican night sky.

All couples are in love and hopelessly happy on their wedding day (at least I hope so), but every once in a while a couple comes along whose raw emotion and pure passion comes across crystal clear. Not only did Carlin and Josh have an elegant wedding, but it was plain to see that things were just as they should be—surround by loved ones and mesmerized by each other.

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