Destination Wedding Mexico: A Classic & Romantic AffairWords by Courtney Kellar
Photos courtesy of Elizabeth Medina Photography Alexandra and Louis are a New York City couple who wanted a unique wedding while really getting the most out of their budget. Since their guests were from all over the World, the couple opted for a destination weddingin Merida, Mexico. “We decided on Mexico due to the fact that both of us just really love the beauty and free spirit [the country] has,” recalls the bride. “Both of us have spent a lot of time there and it is like a second home to Louis.”
A “travel theme” is something which has been done pretty regularly with destination weddings, but Alexandra and Louis really pulled it off beautifully and in some very unique ways. “[We had] passport invitations, the tables were named after countries we have travelled to together, our favors were luggage tags promoting Mexico and our guest book was an old vintage suitcase which guests stuck messages to,” recalls the bride. “I also hand-stamped ribbon with different sayings in four different languages which was used for different items. The four languages were to reflect all of the different guests we had coming from all over the World and the languages which make up our background: English, Spanish, Italian and French.”
Photographer: Elizabeth Medina Photography
Wedding Planner: Baku Events
Ceremony/Reception Site: Hacienda San Diego Tixcacal
Catering: Rigel Gonzalez
Invitations (passport books): Beyond Design
Favors (Mexico luggage tags): Swallow Song Designs
Escort & Table Cards: Jones Street Press
Groom’s Clothing Designer: Hugo Boss
Gown Designer: Alfred Sung
Bridesmaids/Groomsmen’s Clothing: Two Birds/traditional guayabera from Yucatan
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