Meli is originally from Playa, so this was a great way to unite both her Mexican and Canadian family and friends in paradise. After a fun getting ready session in the Iberostar Grand Paraiso, the bride and groom and their guests made their way to Xcaret Park, an eco-park famous for its natural beauty and cultural exhibitions.
The ceremony took place in the one of a kind “Capilla de Guadalupe one of our top 10 favorite chapels” where the altar is set upon a sacred cenote and a soaring ceiba tree descends from above…EPIC. The long stairway down to the altar creates a sense of drama (and adds an element to the photos!) to the bride’s entrance, not your usual walk down the aisle. Meli and Derek had a traditional Catholic ceremony as they were united in matrimony, witnessed by their loved ones in this most unique venue.
The evening continued with a lavish reception in the La Isla Restaurant of Xcaret Park. Wedding coordinator Pablo Campos of Xcaret put together a perfect night for the newlyweds and their guests, a delicious meal, beautiful decor with flowers from Floreria Jardin and a lit dance floor where the couple shared their first dance as man and wife.
Dont miss the epic shoot we had with them….in their Xcaret trash the dress session, wowwwwww
Meli’s gown, incredible design by Inbal Dror from Ette.