This Couple Didn't Let an Epidemic Stop Them From Saying "I Do."Words by Courtney Kellar Words by Courtney Cox
Photos courtesy of Rosalind Weddings
Entering into marriage is always a bit of a gamble, but saying “I do” in Mexico at the height of the Swine Flu Epidemic is definitely a daring move. Sarah and Kenny took things in stride, however, as they exchanged vows in Cancun, Mexico this past summer.
The Iberostar Grand was their venue of choice and their nearest and dearest made the trek south of the border to support the couple as they committed to each other for life. Sarah embraced the tropical locale with a vibrant orange and blue color scheme.
The bride also took advantage of having a destination wedding by choosing a non-traditional wedding dress. Getting married away in sultry temperatures allows for more leeway as to what is appropriate for wedding attire. Groom’s go more casual in light-weight cotton suits and brides show a bit more skin.
Sarah chose a spaghetti strap dress with a high-low hem that showed off her new tan. A gold-chain detail on the back of the bride’s dress provided added interest to otherwise straightforward destination look. Kenny looked comfy in a khaki jacket and pants.
The floral arraignments brought vivid color and life to both the couple’s ceremony and reception. Birds of Paradise added height and interest to Sarah’s bouquet. The flowers were another example of traditional mixed with tropical. The distinctive Birds of Paradise were paired with more traditional flowers such as roses and lilies.
The reception was a lively affair with an outdoor-indoor venue and a traditional Mexican mariachi band to kick things off right. Sarah and Kenny went with the flow at their wedding and it sure showed. They were able to have fun and make their day one they’ll never forget despite the scare of Swine Flu. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos with us!
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