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Villa La Joya- the perfect venue for your dream wedding in the Riviera Maya.

The events in Villa La Joya are some of the most astonishing weddings we’ve had this year. We loove this venue so much that we decided to dedicate this month’s blog to show you why this venues is just the perfect place for your dream destination wedding.

Villa La Joya is without a doubt the most luxurious wedding venue in Riviera Maya so if you are looking for a fairy tale wedding, – look no further!. You will have the best backgrounds for your wedding photos, the Villa, the gardens or the Caribbean Sea..every corner of this venue is just beautiful.. The other great thing about this venue is that the event can be adjusted to your budget, because you can select your vendors!

One of the most beautiful photo spots in the Villa are the stairs at the Entrance. This spot is perfect for the Group photo or bride portraits.

The gardens and terrace are also a beautiful photo spot, perfect for the couple first look photos or portraits.

Couples love Villa La Joya for many reasosns… some include: the beauty of the Mansion, the amazing ocean views of the Caribbean Sea, the privacy of the location and the fact that you can choose your vendors without having to pay a vendors fee like happens with most resort weddings.

 The Venue is perfect for small and large grops. You can hold a small intimate wedding or throw the house out of te window and invite up to 200 people!

We asked our lovely wedding planner Natalia Schweitzer from Weddings on the beach why is Villa La Joya one of her fav venues:

Apart from the fact that Villa La Joya it is absolutely stunning….All my clients without exception had a fairy tale wedding there and the owner and the staff are very nice and helpful so it is a pleasure to work there.

Other perks about the venue…

The Venue is super espacious, it has gorgeous lighting and colours. It’s located in an secret beach far away from crowds and hotel guests.

Everything is tailored to your taste. You can bring any wedding vendor you like and there’s no fees at all. The chef, flowers, service, catering, bartender and hair and make up are choosen by you! When you know your vendor team you ensure that everything is going to be exactly like you dreamed of.

Vendors for Heather and Tylers wedding:

Wedding Planner:

Floral design: @corazonluxuryweddings 

Catering: @gourmetsoberanis

Decor & Styling: @kayandteeboutiquerentals

Specialty rentals: @archiverentals

Photographer & Video: @sweetcaribbeanphoto

Venue: @villalajoya

Ina & Jeff’s wedding at the Riviera Maya Haciendas!

For our final blog of the year we wanted to share one of our favorite weddings of 2019: Ina & Jeff’s wedding!


We had the pleassure to work for a kind and sweet bride, and our team enjoyed every minute with the fun a bubbly bridesmaids. Getting these ladies ready was a blast!


We also had the opportunity to work in one of our favorite venues, The Riviera Maya Haciendas!


This venue is perfect for couples  who want a bit more privacy and would like to enjoy an intimate wedding, away from the resort crowds. The layout of the house is perfect to a comodate all your family and friends in the courtyard for a more private dinner and party.


This venue also offers the ceremony to be on the beach or in the beautiful hacienda style garden sorrounded by agave plants and the beutiful ancient trees. So, even if your wedding is in the Caribbean  you don’t have to get your wedding dress or shoes cover in sand.


Maria Roncarati, the fabulous wedding planner from the Haciendas made sure every single detail was perfect.


Another reason why this wedding is in our Top 3 weddings of 2019, is because we had the pleasure to work with one of our old friends and colleague Jonathan Cossu, whos photography is not only brilliant but also flawless.


And the final reason why we love this wedding so much…. Our team of professional hair and makeup artist did an increadible work! We know we can always count on them to accentuate the beauty of our bride and bridesmaids. Always, keeping a natural look and using only the best products and techniques available.



Utterly romantic things to do in the Riviera Maya!

While planning your Riviera Maya wedding you might visit the area a couple of times before the big day to scout venues, vendors and possible activities. While all this is hard work, you and your significant other might need a day or two to pamper yourselves and turn these trips into romantic getaways too.

Let us tell you a couple of unique experiences that you can enjoy with your significant other:

1.Sunrise paddle board!

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Every morning the sun paints the sky with beautiful colors! If you and your significant other are an active couple you would love this activity!

Enjoy the morning by the side of your loved one, get energized by the sunrise and fall in love with the Caribbean Sea.

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2. Alux Restaurant in Playa del Carmen.

If you like a more excentric place and a once in a lifetime dinner date experience, then Alux is for you! Dine inside a whimsical cavern. Enjoy gourmet Mexican food while listening to live music inside a millenary cavern is definitely a once in a lifetime experience.  After dinner, you can your glass of wine and take a tour around the cavern and admire the beautiful formations.Captura de pantalla 2019-09-15 a las 7.27.03 p.m.Photo by: Alux Restaurant

3) The Cirque du Soleil- Joya

Visiting the Cirque du Soleil it’s an amazing experience. The VIP package offers a mouth-watering menu with an unbelievable presentation, a bottle of sparkling wine and the Joya show it’s a visual treat of acrobatic skills, color, and aesthetics.  All your senses will be immersed in a magical moment! The show is fantastic, the makeup and characterization of the acrobats are just world-class. 02-Joya-700x432Photo by: Cirque du soleil.

After the show, you and your loved one can enjoy the venue, have a cocktail listen to live music and dance!

4) Romantic photoshoot 

The Caribbean Sea is the most romantic and stunning backdrop for a session booked with a local photographer. Or if you are more adventurous, there are literally thousands of cenotes (limestone sinkholes) throughout the Rivera Maya that are beautiful beyond your imagination and are also a magical set to showcase your love! And of course, if you like we can take care of your beauty services so you look even more beautiful underwater.

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The Riviera Maya Haciendas- your dreamed wedding venue!

Destination weddings are the perfect moment to enjoy some quality time with your friends and family!

And if what you are looking for is to escape the crowds, the Riviera Maya Haciendas are the perfect venue for you!

Located a few minutes from Puerto Aventuras (between Playa del Carmen and Tulum, 1.15hrs from Cancun) the venue offers privacy and luxury with a splash of fun!

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Tulum- “THE” perfect spot for your destination wedding! Check out a couple of our fav venues!

The Riviera Maya beaches offer the perfect background for a wedding with the turquoise ocean and white sand beaches, but Tulum offers so much more!

Tulum is located 1.5hrs south of Cancun, and it’s a magical little town full of fun and folklore with a bohemian-hippy chic vibe.


Tulum has everything you would like to spend a magical destination wedding! Take your family and friends to visit the Mayan pyramids or for a bike ride along the coast. Delight them with the Mexican cuisine and a fun night full of Mezcal at a beach party!


Tulum has amazing wedding venues, from the super romantic and glamorous to a super relaxed beach- jungle mood!

Here are some of our favorite Venues:

Casa Malca –

This venue is famous for it’s history (being Pablo Escobars beach house), but this venue has so much more to offer! Its one of the most romantic and excentric places around! And of course the beach and the caribbean ocean are the perfect background for your I’do!

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There is over 100 bridal gowns hanging from the trees!


The color of the walls and decor would look fabulous on your wedding pics !Captura de pantalla 2019-04-18 a las 11.44.22 p.m.

Ziggy Beach

Gorgeous wood-earthy tones that contrast perfectly with the turquoise beach!


Beautiful Ochre colors!





Hacienda Chekul

Located 30min past tulum in Siaan Kaan; this venue is the perfect location if you want to get away from the crowds! hacienda-chekul-tulum-wedding-photography-elvis-aceff-24

There will be nobody else but you and your guests for miles!


The perfect romantic hideaway!


Casa Palalpa- Papaya Playa. 

The gorgeous jungle, beach front bungalows and Casa Palapa’s master bedroom is the perfect spot for you and your bridesmaids to get ready!


Casa Palapa- Jungle mood!


Gorgeous master suite. the perfect getting ready location!