• Grand Velas Riviera Maya pool and ocean view
  • Bride putting on makeup for destination wedding
  • Bride before her beach wedding with ocean in background
  • Bride under chandelier at Grand Velas Resort Riviera Maya
  • Bride and father before wedding at Grand Velas Riviera Maya
  • Young boy at beach wedding in Mexico
  • Bride and groom beach wedding with palm trees at the Grand Velas Resort Riviera Maya
  • Beach wedding ceremony at Grand Velas Riviera Maya bride and groom ocean
  • Beer toast with a blue sky backdrop
  • Groom kissing bride in the sun at Mexico beach wedding
  • Bride and groom first dance Grand Velas Riviera Maya destination wedding
  • Bride and groom shadow and light at Grand Velas Resort Riviera Maya

Destination Wedding Mexico at Grand Velas Riviera Maya – Emily and Stephen

What is truly important for us during this wedding is the fact all of our closest friends and family will be there – celebrating that, as well as celebrating the gift God has given us in finding each other.

We are so excited to be able to have everyone in one place for such a long amount of time compared to a normal wedding. We are so thankful for our friends and family who are traveling to be with us. – Emily

The luxury resort Grand Velas Riviera Maya set the scene for the Mexican beach wedding of Emily and Stephen. Emily confesses to being a beer fanatic so much so she was in her words “dragging them” to Belgium for their honeymoon! We absolutely love that Emily embraced her passion and exchanged the traditional champagne toast with beer! Speaking about her reception plans Emily told us:

“We like to have fun – we’re casual, comical, and really like a good time. Some of our favorite things are classic cars and beer. Cars will be hard to incorporate, but we are going to do a Belgian beer toast instead of champagne. We love rap and hip hop, being from Atlanta, so may figure out a way to work that in. My mother might have a different opinion though… :)” – Emily

Second photographer: Debora

Location: Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Gown Boutique: Jenny Packham

Wedding Coordinator: Ricardo Bonilla