Chable Maroma Mexico. Ael Becker Weddings

Chable Maroma | Mayan Inspired Luxury Hotel

This week I had the incredible opportunity to visit Hamak Hotel’s new addition: Chable Maroma, a Mayan-Inspired luxury hotel in the heart of the Riviera Maya. Just walking into the open and tastefully decorated lobby by Mexican designer Paulina Moran (who also worked her magic at Hotel Esencia), is a breath of fresh air. Natural elements like mangroves, lush tropical gardens,…

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Day of the Dead or Dia de Muertos Explained by Ael Becker Weddings

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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Hotel Xcaret Mexico, Riviera Maya, Mexico. Ael Becker Weddings

Hotel Xcaret Mexico | A new kind of All-Inclusive

This weekend, I was invited to experience Hotel Xcaret Mexico, a new kind of All Inclusive in Mexico’s Riviera Maya. An exquisite mix of color and art, unparallel beauty, outstanding service, and endless gourmet options. This hotel is all about experiences and has been designed to entice all of your senses. It’s so beautiful that you will not want to…

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Cenote Elopement in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Naal Wedding Photography

Top 5 Wedding Planning Tips : Expert Advice

You are getting married, Wooo Hooo!! As soon as you start browsing the internet and start talking to friends and family, you’ll realize how easy it is to get lost with the overwhelming amount of information and wedding ideas out there. So as a wedding planner and a past bride, I’ve come up with these Top 5 Wedding Planning Tips…

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Travesia Sagrada Maya 2018 in Xcaret by Ael Becker Weddings

Travesia Sagrada Maya : Los Elegidos

In an effort to preserve Mayan Traditions, Xcaret has hosted every year, for the past 12 years, The Sacred Mayan Journey. Each one has been special, however, La Travesia Sagrada Maya “Los Elegidos” 2018 came with a twist … Before becoming one of the most popular attractions in the Riviera Maya, Xcaret (then known as Polé), was a trading port for…

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Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen in Mexico. Ael Becker Weddings

Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen | Beachfront Luxury in Mexico

Today I had the privilege to visit the ultra-modern Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort offering beachfront luxury in Mexico, just 45 minutes away from Cancun. Designed by the famous Mexican Architect: Sordo Madaleno, this hotel imitates the natural beauty found in the Riviera Maya while offering modern facilities, stunning views, and impeccable service. My favorite details are: The hotel’s pyramid…

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Tempo by Martin Berasategui, Paradisus Cancun Resort. Martina Campolo Photographer

Fine Dining : Tempo by Martin Berasategui, Paradisus Cancun

I would have never thought I would find such an amazing fine dining experience in Cancun’s bustling hotel zone area. The Five-Diamond Restaurant, Tempo by Martin Berasategui in Paradisus Cancun was a delightful surprise and a must-try for those foodies with refined taste buds 😉 Martin Berasategui, Eight-Michelin-Stars awarded Basque chef, joined forces with Melia Hotels & Resorts to offer an…

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Mukan Resort, Sian Kaan Tulum, Mexico. Ael Becker Weddings

Mukan Resort : An Oasis of Luxury and Untouched Nature

Mukan Resort is an oasis of luxury and untouched nature just south of Tulum, Mexico. Its remote location allows you to connect with your yourself and the breathtaking beauty of one of Mexico’s largest natural protected areas: Sian Ka’an Biosphere. Operated by the experienced team at Hamak Hotels, Mukan Resort is all about creating memorable experiences …. and here’s a taste…

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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 to be pops the bubbly. Finest Playa Mujeres Wedding by Jonathan Cossu Photographer

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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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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