Fifty guests travelled to Riviera Maya, Mexico from British Columbia and Ontario to see this couple exchange vows at Blue Venado Beach Club. The bride (who wore an Enzoani gown) and groom describe the whole trip as a love letter to their family and friends.
Planning and organizing weddings comes easily to Jelena, however, planning a destination wedding threw a couple curveballs. “The challenging part with planning a destination wedding was that I relied heavily on social media and user reviews to help with vendor selections. I cannot stress the importance of doing research on your vendors, reading reviews and looking at photos for inspiration.”
The first look:
“You will have first look nay-sayers, but I am here to tell you, that if you do one thing, do a first look,” says Jelena. “I promise you wont regret it. Having that moment of just you two before the wedding is incredibly special.”
A love letter:
Having postponed due to COVID, this wedding was extra special. “Our wedding was a love letter to our guests,” says Jelena. “Dwayne and I did not take it lightly that people took time off work, away from their families, in the middle of a worldwide pandemic to come to Mexico to celebrate our wedding. And so every design and detail took into account the guest experience.”
Locally, Nicole from A Destination Wedding took the reins, and in Mexico, Miguel from Blue Venado Weddings took over. Stationery was by Invited by Dani.
Photography by Juan Trujillo, 4events.