Everything about Tawney and Keith’s destination wedding album made me smile from the inside out. This duo had a simple but very beautiful wedding at the Grand Sunset Princess Resort in the Riviera Maya. They had some sweet details like vow books and little touches of eucalyptus incorporated into the cake and the bridesmaids’ hair. The ceremony took place under a gorgeous wooden gazebo draped in white flowy fabric, and the bridal party donned soft gray attire that perfectly complemented the blue ocean. Guys, this destination wedding is proof that you don’t need to overdo it in the décor department, when you’re getting married in paradise. A huge shout out goes out to Brittany Lee Photography who did such an amazing job capturing all the details of this wedding. Her photography style is just stunning and I’m so happy she shared her art with us.
Real Destination Wedding Details from the Bride
Why a destination wedding in Riviera Maya and at the Grand Sunset Princess Resort?
We chose Mexico for our wedding because the resorts in Mexico seemed to be nicer for the same price. I chose this resort because the price was within our budget and I loved the wood wedding gazebo!
How many people attended your destination wedding?
We had 34 guests attend our wedding
Was there any tradition that you put a destination wedding spin on?
We put a spin on a few traditions as we really wanted to make our day our own. Both of my parents walked me down the aisle and we also did a “first look”.
What was your favorite part of having a destination wedding?
My favorite part of the wedding was that we had a week long celebration. That was part of the reason we chose to have a destination wedding. I live 4500km away from my family and it was really special for us to all spend a week together.
What was the biggest challenge in planning your destination wedding?
The biggest challenge for me was deciding which resort to have the wedding at. It was very important for me to have a nice wedding but I wanted to keep the price relatively inexpensive for my guests!
What’s your advice for other brides planning a destination wedding?
Take your time deciding which resort you will have your wedding at, it’s one of the biggest decisions for the wedding! Enjoy the week, it goes by VERY fast!
Photography: Brittany Lee Photography
Venue: Grand Sunset Princess Resort
Hair + Makeup: Grand Sunset Princess Spa
Bridal Gown: Willowby by Waters
Bridesmaid Dresses: Vera Wang for David’s Bridal
Groomswear: RW & Co
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