Villa La Joya, Playa Paraiso, Mexico. Ael Becker Weddings

Villa La Joya Mexico | A Dream Come True

Villa La Joya Mexico is not only one of the most exclusive private wedding villas in the Riviera Maya but also an inspirational story of a dream come true. Read on ….. After visiting this wedding villa in Playa Paraiso (a short 15-20 minute drive north from Playa del Carmen, Mexico) earlier this year,  I knew I had to come…

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Sarah Garnier Hair & Makeup Artist Riviera Maya, Mexico

Beach Bridal Looks For 2018 | Sarah Garnier

Sarah Garnier, one of the top rated Hair & Makeup Artists in Riviera Maya Mexico, shares with us her expert advice and bridal beauty trends for this year. Beach destination brides planning to say I-do under the tropical Mexican Sky, please read on. Q. Sarah, what are the bridal hair and makeup trends for 2018 and which of them are…

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Tulum Miracle Wedding. Ael Becker Weddings. Jonathan Cossu Photographer

The Tulum Miracle Wedding | Love Stories that Inspire

When you love what you do, beautiful people and situations simply come your way!! Let me tell you about The Tulum Miracle Wedding, love stories that inspire … I first connected with Maggie on Facebook. Her message on the Brides Riviera Maya, Cancun Tulum Group on Oct. 2017 was this: “My fiancé and I have had an unfortunate string of events…

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Hotel Esencia, Xpuha Beach, Mexico. Ael Becker Weddings

Hotel Esencia | Luxury Retreat in Mexico

Hotel Esencia is the ultimate luxury retreat in Mexico. Originally a vacation home built in 1985 by Mexican architect Gabriel Núñez for the Italian Dutchess, Rosa del Ferrari, in one of the most idyllic beaches in the world (Xpuha Beach). New owner Kevin Wendle, since 2014, has transformed this slice of heaven into a boutique beachfront hotel with 40 private suites just 55 minutes…

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Ring bearer under the sweetheart table. Kids at weddings captured by Jonathan Cossu Photographer

Wedding Photography : Kids at Weddings

Some of the perks of collaborating with the best destination wedding photographers in Riviera Maya is having a great laugh with these candid kids at weddings moments!! Let’s face it, kids have the superpower of bringing unpredictable and adorable magic to each and every event. Most of the times, even stealing the show and making us smile. Check out these Top…

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Piaf Grand Velas Riviera Maya, French Cuisine Restaurant

Fine Dining : Piaf Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Piaf Grand Velas Riviera Maya is hands-down the best fine dining experience I’ve had in a long time. This awarded 4 diamonds by AAA french cuisine restaurant, inspired by the iconic French singer Edith Piaf (La Vie en Rose), offers a truly memorable culinary experience in a romantic ambiance. The restaurant is part of Grand Velas Riviera Maya Mexico, luxury…

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Emotional groom breaks in tears during wedding ceremony. Jonathan Cossu Photographer

Wedding Photography : 17 Emotional Grooms

Of course, when we hear “weddings” we think dress, flowers, invitations, centerpieces, signature cocktails, wedding favors, etc… But today, I’m dedicating this post to the most emotional grooms captured by amazing destination wedding photographers in Mexico. These powerful and beautiful images, remind us what weddings are all about: LOVE. No wonder so many brides ask for this moment to be…

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Bride pops the bottle of champagne during getting ready. Wedding Photography by Jonathan Cossu.

Wedding Photography : 15 Must-Have Getting Ready Moments

Whenever I’m not writing, I’m working with some of the best destination wedding photographers in the Cancun-Riviera Maya-Tulum area that inspire me and show me what weddings are really all about!! So as you can imagine, I spend the majority of my time looking at gorgeous images and thought I should share my favorite moments leading up to the main…

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Altar de Muertos, dia de muertos en Cancun

Insight : Day of the Dead or Día de los Muertos

I’m always looking forward to the month of November, not only because I was born in this month, but because we celebrate one of my favorite Mexican traditions: The day of the Dead or Día de los Muertos. Before I start, I want to be clear about something … although the iconic “La Catrina” has become very representative of the…

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Grand Velas Riviera Maya, Mexico

Venue Spotlight : Grand Velas Riviera Maya, Mexico

Just a 45 minute drive south from the Cancun International Airport, the 100% Mexican, Grand Velas Riviera Maya luxury All-Inclusive Resort has everything you will need to host spectacular events, from romantic dinners at one of their Five Diamond by AAA restaurants to memorable destination weddings or fun corporate parties. Grand Velas Riviera Maya is truly a slice of Heaven on Earth. The…

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