LGBTQ Destination Wedding Locations

The passage of marriage equality laws throughout the world has made the choice of a wedding away much easier for couples. There are 3 LGBTQ destination wedding locations I recommend that should be at the top of your list when choosing a destination.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. It is a destination with a lot of allure; from its restaurants and bars to the spas and exclusive tours.

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Costa Rica. Lush verdant jungles, tropical rainforests, and beautiful beaches; what more could you ask for?

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Cancun, and Riviera Maya Mexico. Enjoy the beautiful beaches, nightlife, and lots of activities & places to explore.

There are many resorts & private wedding locations to choose from. Which is the right one for your wedding? The first step is to work with a destination wedding & travel specialist who will help you bring your dreams and vision to life.

Your specialist will make recommendations based on your needs and wishes. Planning a wedding away is not a ‘one size fits all;’ each couple is unique and has their own vision of their perfect wedding.

There are several things to think about when choosing the right location. Your total wedding & travel budget, the number of guests, will children be attending, and the travel costs for your guests. Where do you see your wedding ceremony taking place? On the beach, in a garden, on a rooftop terrace with amazing views, or something more private?

If you would like more information about these and other LGBTQ destination wedding locations email me.

Riviera Maya Mexico Tours & Experiences

Planning a trip to the Riviera Maya of Mexico? There are so many activities to enjoy. Here are my top 3 Riviera Maya, Mexico tours and experiences to immerse yourself in the history and culture of this amazing region.

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Xcaret Park. Delve into the trails of Xcaret to discover how the Mayan jungle and culture of Mexico combine in more than 50 exciting attractions. Enjoy a traditional Fiesta, or if you are a nature lover visit Jaguar Island and the colorful butterfly pavilion.

Take a snorkeling tour, swim in underground rivers or have fun on a Dolphin Swim. When night falls, enjoy “Xcaret Mexico Espectacular”, a celebration of light and color with 300 artists that will take you on a journey through the history of Mexico.

Riviera Maya Mexico Tulum Mayan Ruins

Tulum is the site of a pre-columbian Mayan city. Visit these amazing ruins situated on 39 ft tall cliffs alongside the Caribbean sea. Tulum was one of the last cities built and inhabited by the Maya; it was at its height between the 13th and 15th centuries and managed to survive about 70 years after the Spanish began occupying Mexico. It stands as one of the best-preserved coastal Mayan sites.

Riviera Maya Mexico Cenote

Ecopark Kantun-Chi. Is an ecological park of caves and cenotes located in the heart of the Mayan Riviera. Descend into this magical underground world. Walk along its alleys, swim in its cenotes and enjoy one of the most amazing sights of the Riviera Maya.

There are so many other Riviera Maya Mexico tours that you can enjoy. Let me know what types of activities you want to experience, and I will make recommendations based on your needs and wants.

 

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Wedding Bouquet Styles

There are several wedding bouquet styles to choose from. Dreaming of a traditional or classic style? Looking for modern or contemporary? Want a WOW wedding bouquet? The 7 most popular styles can be customized for the look and overall feel of your wedding.

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Traditional Bouquet Styles
  1. Round – The most well-known of the wedding bouquet styles, this timeless and classic style focuses on flowers over greenery. A timeless arrangement which works well for modern and traditional weddings. This style includes just a few types of flowers, but using one type of flower is the most effective to keep it symmetrical.
  2. Posy – A small compact arrangement that can be held in one hand. Their smaller size makes them a popular choice for your attendants and a perfect option for the bride who wants to show off her gown. A perfect choice for petite brides due to its compact size. This type of bouquet is often loose, and the flower stems tied together using ribbon or fabric.
  3. Nosegay – Nosegays are an elegant and classic bouquet style that dates back to the Victorian era. Blooms are cut to the same length, and mixed with greenery. With many variations and interpretations to choose from, the nosegay has always been a very popular choice. A great option for bridesmaids’ bouquets due to its size.

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Relaxed & Modern

4. Hand-Tied – This style offers a relaxed unpolished quality for a natural wedding. Loosely bundled together, combining flower stems of varying lengths, colors, and textures tied with ribbon to achieve that just picked look. This type of bouquet is perfect for a rustic, garden or boho-inspired wedding.

5. Cascade –  This style features blooms spilling down from the center creating a waterfall effect, and finished with trailing ivy and fresh foliage. The cascade is very feminine, and invokes a fairy tale image; therefore a wonderful choice for a long flowing or princess style dress.

6. Biedermeier – Looking for something unique? A very unique bouquet made up of rings of flowers, each in a separate color. Options include using different types of flowers, or you can feature one type of flower in two or more colors.

7. Composite – A wonderful choice for a very modern wedding. It is constructed from the petals of several flowers which have been sewn, glued or wired together to create one over sized bloom. This style is elegant, and will definitely add some glamour to your wedding day. It can be quite expensive though, because of the skill it requires to make.

Things To Consider
  1. Time of year – choose flowers that are in season
  2. Location – choose flowers native to your wedding location or destination to help save on the cost
  3. Style – If your wedding is intimate & relaxed, choose a wedding bouquet style that reflects the same feeling. The type of wedding bouquet you choose should compliment your wedding style
  4. Is there a flower or flowers that hold a special symbolic meaning? Make sure to incorporate those in your bouquet

As a destination wedding specialist, I will help you navigate the many floral options available and help you choose the right bouquet style for your wedding. If you have been dreaming of a destination wedding in the Caribbean, Mexico or Europe, contact me to get started.