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Hotel Esencia - Rescue dogs film with GoPros- wedding video-dog-ruff-ers

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"Peter and I recognized two things when we were putting our wedding registry together: 1. We don't need any material things so a traditional registry didn't make sense for us. 2. We are guests in another country, and it's an awesome opportunity…
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Esencia Hotel Beach Trash the Dress

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Hotel Esencia is one of the most beautiful properties in all of the Riviera Maya.  Formerly Esencia was a house made for an Italian Duchess, today the property has been renovated as one of the finest boutique hotels in Xpu Beach. We were delighted…
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Beach Wedding at Esencia - with a touch of rain - Christine and Bryce

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"Sometimes the rain can be good to bring people together and reflect on what is most important in your life, which is your friends and family!" - Bryce Rain and indeed even the threat of it has the reputation of putting a damper on a wedding…
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Playa del Carmen Catholic Wedding Esencia Hotel - Karina and Mario

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This Playa del Carmen Catholic wedding was pure elegance and simplicity. A traditional mass in the famous Capilla de Nuestra Señora del Carmen witnessed by their family and friends. The Capilla sits on 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen, with…
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RAINY wedding in RED at Hotel Esencia - Christina and Anthony

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This wedding was super unique for us. The ceremony took place at dusk and exceptionally on a side of the Hotel Esencia boutique wedding that we have only seen one other time.  Michael Henry, event designer planned this dusk event with RED…
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Rehearsal Dinner at Hotel Esencia - Christina and Anthony

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A destination wedding means bringing family and friends from all over to join you in celebrating your love in paradise. They offer the opportunity to spend some very special quality time with your loved ones, an extended trip to bond rather…
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Cosmic Ceremony Esencia Hotel - Caroline and Tyler

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Caroline and Tyler's wedding day was full of good vibes and love. Their Mayan ceremony was held on the pristine beach at Hotel Esencia, one of our absolute favs in the Riviera. Maria and Charlie's unique 'Cosmic' ceremonies are always incredibly…

Beach Wedding in the Riviera Maya at Esencia Hotel - Rachel and Fredi

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Rachel and Fredi's destination wedding at the boutique hotel Esencia was an intimate and charming affair, full of laughs and dancing (but of course, they both teach dance professionally!) With poolside mariachi music and a delicious dinner under…
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Hotel Esencia Destination Wedding - Jocelyn and Mike

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Hotel Esencia is a place where we often go for a vacation spot when time permits.  As luck would have it, Jocelyn and her family have been vacationing in the Riviera Maya, temporary residents of Akumal and frequent visitors to the Former…

Playa del Carmen Wedding at Esencia- Heather and Michael

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Self-described "outdoorsy" couple Heather and Michael could not have picked a better venue for their destination wedding. The Esencia Hotel is an intimate space with lush gardens and a beautiful beach on the Mexican Caribbean Sea, ideal for…

Hotel Esencia - Xpu Ha Beach - Riviera Maya

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Hotel Esencia Weddings: The best in boutique luxury found on the perfect Xpu-Ha beach Hotel Esencia near Playa del Carmen is a beach-front boutique hotel that's ideal for an exclusive destination wedding.  This 50-acre private estate was originally…

Hotel Esencia Ek Balam Baptism Mayan Blessing

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Hotel Esencia gives back to the community by bringing together families and friends to participate in a community party and blessing ceremony performed by a Mayan Shaman at Ek Balam Mayan Ruins, Yucatan Mexico.