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Dreamed wedding in Mayakoba

We always love sharing real weddings and we recently had the honor to be part of a Olessya & Diego’s wedding in Mayakoba.

It was such an amazing destination wedding, the guest came from all over the world (Canada, Russia, Mexico), quite a multicultural wedding (just like Playa del Carmen)

For this blog we decided to do a quick interview to our gorgeous bride Olessya. We hope you enjoy it and it inspires you plan your destination wedding in the Mexican Caribbean!

Where did you two meet?

We met at University in 2014 and have been together since then. The proposal took place in January 2019 in our apartment. The groom served dinner and called the dog into the dining room because the ring was attached to the dog’s collar.

Tell us about the inspiration for your big day. (colour scheme, decor, etc)

Our colours were mainly white and Rose Gold with a touch of pastel. We chose those colours because we wanted to give the impression of elegancy with minimalistic

You looked like a princess! Can you tell us about your wedding dress?

 I went to the most popular Russian wedding dress store called Mary Trufel located in Moscow. (Instagram: marytrufel_official). I did flew to Moscow to tried it and purchased the dress. I picked the Rara Avis wedding dress – princess style named Elba. 

We had so much fun taking care of you and your bridesmaids! Can you tell me more about them?

 I had 3 bridesmaids. Vita my older sister, Vika my best friend since we were 14 and Liza an old family friend.

It was definitely a dreamed wedding! Please describe your top 5 moments.

#5: Getting ready. I had so much fun sharing the time when we were getting ready. We got to share emotions, feelings, jokes and wine. 

  #4: Speeches. I like this time personally because I got to know my friends and Diego’s friends from a different perspective. Some of those words I did not expect myself.   

  #3: The dance. We practice for over 2 months, we went to classes in order to look somewhat decent. During our performance we were so nervous that we improvise and we were having so much fun because nobody knew what was improvised and what not.   

#2: The ceremony. I felt like in a Disney’s movie because it was beautifully set up, it was delivered in 3 languages and that I never felt so happy and so nervous at the same time. I felt that it was in a dream. 

#1. The first look. See each other for the first time, both of us beautifully dressed up. The feeling that I made the right choice and that we were going to spend the rest of our lives with the person we loved. It was so emotional because we crying and connected at an emotional level. 

At home DIY beauty tips!

Since we are spending more time at home and less outside, some of us are missing our beauty professionals, right? So… let’s enjoy a relaxing girly moment at home. We would love to share a couple of recipe ideas with our brides, so when we see you here in the Riviera Maya your skin and hair will be glowing and ready for your destination wedding.

Make your beauty routine a moment to enjoy!

The key is to enjoy every second of your routine. the good news is that in this period we have time….
Take time to hydrate your skin drinking water ( you can add spirulina, Jamaica for more properties ) and tone with a short cold shower.
A good tip to Remember: the muscles of your face are just like the muscles on your body, so help them tone and improve the circulation by massaging them constantly (Check out our blog about skin roller- to improve circulation and tone your face). link

Create a couple of homemade face scrubs

If you would like to take a break from a long day doing home-office, we have the solution! You can make your own simple exfoliating face scrubs at home, really easily and here a couple of examples:

Sweet & Sour: 

The breakfast scrub

  • 1/4 cup uncooked oats
  • 1/8 cup honey
  • 1/8 cup olive oil

Oats, honey and olive oil make this a little different spin from the honey and oatmeal facial scrub. But it’s incredibly simple and great for skin that is aching for moisture. 

Pamper your hair

Being at home doing some home office has its perks, take the advantage of the situation and pamper your hair, and since we are into the DIY here’s a couple of products from your kitchen that will revive your hair! 

Say goodbye to the Split Ends With an Avocado and Olive Oil Hair Mask

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • One-to-two teaspoons olive oil.

Mix the mashed avocado and the olive oil, separate your hair into four sections. Use your fingertips or a brush to paint it on each section, starting at the bottom. You won’t want to apply it to the roots or your scalp. Then, put on a towel or shower cap and wait 30 minutes. Rinse it off in the shower with a little shampoo and then apply a little conditioner. You will notice wonders! 

The perfect eyeliner style for you!

The eyes are one of the most important beauty features of your face, they can transform your look from natural to glamorous in just a couple of seconds!

Let’s talk about the different eyeliner options that we have available.
You can choose your eyeliner based on the style you would like to achieve and one that you feel comfortable with.

Let’s begin with the basics…

  • Pencil Eyeliner – This is one is super popular and is available in different colors. dryer texture..like a pencil
  • Compact Eyeliner – You will need a brush to apply it and a little bit more practice. texture cream all colors
  • Liquid Eyeliner – Great to create a variety of styles, it gives you lots of flexibility but it does take a little hand control and maybe a little more practice to master. Liquid texture.
  • Gel Eyeliner – Dark and bold, perfect for glamorous looks. in between cream and gel texture

The right technique for your eye shape can be a game-changer. With the right technique and tools, you can make magic…you can change hooded eyes into big and glamorous eyes. 

So now that we know the tools, let’s talk about your eye shape. Knowing your eye shape is super important and it will help you to choose the perfect technique to enhance your beauty and create the perfect look. 

Figuring out the shape of your eyes can be a little tricky,  check out this tutorial to help you figure out your eye shape! Check out the tutorial! 

Almond shape eyes

Lucky girl! You look gorgeous with pretty much any eyeliner style, you can rock the cat eyes and even some more artistic looks. To enhance your beautiful shape you can start with a thin line in the inner corner and building up the thickness once you reach the outer part of your eye..if you are feeling bold or you are ready for a night out finish up with a wing in the end for the cat-eye effect. 

Downturned eyes 

Let’s open up that look! Begin by brightening up the inner eye, then Focus on the top lash line, starting directly below the highest point of your arch, and then think up and outward. A small upward flick of eyeliner at the outer corners will open up your beautiful eyes

Round eyes 

The perfect way to frame your big beautiful eyes is to use the eyeliner to elongate them into an exotic look.  Use the eyeliner to create an upper lash line and elongate your look by drawing a wing or by smudging dark liner into both the upper and lower lash lines. 

Hooded eyes 

You can make the liner as thick as you want (since the line will be cover).  If you wanna achieve the cat-eye effect start with a thick, elongated wing that will give your eyes a gorgeous shape and definition. Or you can make your eyes look rounder by making the liner thicker in the center of your eye, and thinner at the corners. This creates the illusion of an eye that’s more curved. Try to avoid  bottom eyeliner, which can close off your eyes, making them look smaller

The perfect bridesmaid gift! – Customized Makeup!

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You don’t need to give your bridesmaids thank-you gifts , but doing it is always a thoughtful gesture and it creates beautiful wedding memories.

Your wedding party is super important, chances are that your friends will always be around to lend you a hand on more than one occasion (from the bachelorette party to handling a crisis on the day off), so being honest bridesmaids gifts are a thoughtful way to show your gratitude.

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The best gifts are those that show you’ve put some thought into it! So we were thinking of what could be the perfect gift for your gals… and we realized is something that is personalized. You can personalize almost anything from phone cases, bracelets, cute mugs, and tumblers to be use on your special day, and our favorite: personalized makeup!

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Personalizing makeup is about creating your own color, flavor and even packaging!

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You can choose the color that matches your friends personality, and of course highlights their beauty! You can customized the packaging to match not only your friends personality but also your wedding theme. Check out the video: HERE!!!! 

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Where can you get personalized makeup?

There are a few stores in the USA, or you can always get in online at:

Finding Ferdinand:

You can personalized lip stick and eye shadow palates!

Check them out HERE! 

Bite beauty

The perfect beauty lab where you can create your own shade of lipstick for your girls!

If you live in Toronto, NY, San Francisco or L.A. You need to check out their store!

Check them out HERE! 

 

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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The mystical Cenotes of the Riviera Maya- a great place to begin your married life!

 

The Riviera Maya has so much to offer for a destination wedding!

The beautiful Turquoise Ocean and white sand beaches make the perfect venue for a wedding, but we shouldn’t forget the Mayan jungle and its mysterious Cenotes.

 

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The beautiful Mayan Jungle- Picture by quetzal photography

The word Cenote comes from the mayan “tz-onot” which basically means water hole or abysm . Cenotes were very important for the Mayans, because it was their main fresh water source. Mayans also believed that Cenotes were the “passage” or connection with the “underworld” .

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Cenotes were also important ceremonial sites, Mayans believed that Chaak the good of water inhabited those sites. Mayans would bring offerings to ask the god for rain during drought periods.

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No wonder why Cenotes are so powerful, so much mystery and magic. When you swim in a Cenote you definitely feel this spiritual connection, with life , water, and we even dare to say that you will feel renewed spiritually, mentally and physically.

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Cenotes are becoming more and more popular amongst the Riviera Maya brides, some brides are moving the ceremony from the beach – to a cenote ceremony with a Xaman!! , more and more brides are taking the plunge and doing TTD (trash the dress ) shootings at the Cenotes.

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After the wedding day, what better way than going to a Cenote for a dip to capture the beginning of this new life chapter – the beginning  of married life and the end of being single. Let Chaak the god of water guide your new path and bless the marriage to be a very fruitful and prosperous one, lust like the Mayan jungle!

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And we know you and your partner will have a blast during the shoot! Here’s a couple of pics of our most recent photo-shooting with Fine Art Studio!

Thank you Fabrizzio for a wonderful time!

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TOP 5 BRIDAL TRENDS FOR 2019

December is here and so is the perfect moment to talk about the 2019 Bridal Trends! Here’s our top 5!

  1. Headbands!!!

Headband were cropping up this bridal fashion week and we can see why: headbands are the perfect accessory to complete a minimalistic –sleek look! We know your 90’s heart is gonna love this trend!

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This is how our beautiful brides in the Riviera Maya rock this trend!

Bride Danielle / Venue: Mayakoba Andaz / Wedding planner: Runawaybride /

Photographer: Elizabeth Medina

2. Headpieces- The bigger the better!

Although we said goodbye to the colorful flower crowns in 2019 we say… Hello to huge and vibrant hair accessories! Yes!, the bigger the better so don’t be afraid and be bold!

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Our beautiful bride Jess wearing a huge headpiece! Perfect colours and size for a Riviera Maya beach bride!

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3)Center Parting 

We owe this trend to the gorgeous Meghan Markle and her polished Duchess look! This retro trend goes well with a pulled back super sleek style or a boho chic messy bun and face-framing tendrils for for an effortlessly chic look.

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4) Pink cheeks, rosy hues and ruby red lips! 

If you love your pink blush , now it’s the time to bring it back out! The pink check’s flooded the bridal spring 2019 on Hayley Paige’s catwalk, if you love this trend then go on an blush away!

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We need to mention the gorgeous and bold ruby lips (Inbal Dror)  Perfect for a spring beach wedding!

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5) Luminous Skin!

Glowy skin has been in fashion since 2017, but this year we see the luminosity has been turn up a notch… and we looove it! Remember last year we talked about stobbing… well this year is not only about a bit of cheekbone highlighting this year is about an allover glow!

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The 2019 bridal scene has blinded us with gorgeous luminous make up that accentuates the brides beauty!

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ALYSIA & CAMPBELL’S WEDDING

AlysiaCampbell-Papaya-Playa-Project-Tulum-Wedding-Photographer-426Tulum is one of the most beautiful beaches to get married in the Mexican Caribbean! And this wedding was magical!

 

We walk into Alysia’s room and we met all the bridesmaids! They were all so beautiful & fun! The room was full of good vibes, music and laughs!

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Our team enjoyed every minute making these girls shine!

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Alysia is one of most spontaneous brides! We had a trial with her before to practice the hair and makeup styles for the big day, however, she decided to go with a totally different hair style than the one practiced… a braided updo!

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And it was just perfect!, it just complimented  her beauty and of course her Vera Wang dress!

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Destination weddings are so much fun! And they take the the guest to new exotic and colorful locations! The wedding pictures turn out  fantastic! They really captured the boho-chic Tulum vibe!  Just the perfect beach wedding!

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This couple you could see are made for each other!

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Wedding Photography by: KaPe Photography! 

Thank you Karla for the fantastic photographs!

La Catrina- the perfect halloween make up!

Hi everybody!

It’s October now, and we know everybody must be getting excited about Halloween at the end of the month! And also “the day of the dead” (Día de muertos) the 1st of November!  So instead of talking about bridal hair and make up we  have decided to to drift a little bit away from the wedding scene and just focus on Halloween and Día de Muertos theme make up!

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So we have decided to talk about the Catrina (some of you might know it as sugar skull), but the Catrina is an iconic Mexican character created by the Mexican cartoon artist Jose Posada about 100 years ago, and popularized by Diego Rivera’s paintings. catrinas-maquillaje

And of course, since we are based in the Mexican Caribbean and we also love celebrating the day of the dead… well “The Catrina”  is of course our favorite make up for the holidays!

What do you need to achieve the look?

Black Eyeliner (pencil)

Face paint of various colors (white, black, yellow, red, or blue)

Spangle or glitter

Large  fake eyelashes.

Large flowers for a flower crown or a side ponytail with flowers.

 

You can be as authentic to the character painting your face white or you can give it a little twist and just make your face glowy-white for a more nude look!

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Another twist to the traditional Catrina make up is going hafsies on it,  draw a couple of flowers and emphasize your natural beauty in the “alive” side of the make up.

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Although in the beginning la Catrina cartoon was indeed a mockery of Mexicans who denied their own cultural heritage and pretended to be of a different social class, today is a character that proudly represents Mexican folklore and culture honoring the memory of those who have passed away and remind us that no matter if you where rich or poor in the end we are all the same.

Happy Halloween and happy día de muertos! We hope you enjoy the festivities!

 

Your destination wedding- Mexican style!

September is a very special month in Mexico, we celebrate the independence day! So we have decided to write a special blog on how you can incorporate a bit of the mexican spice into your special day!

Mexico is known for it’s colorful folklore! You can include a bit of this color and fun into your wedding by decorating your tables with traditional napkins and by using the “loteria” images so your guests can identify their tables!  Don’t you love this splash of color?

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Mariachi music is probably the most famous Mexican music! So in your Mexican destination wedding hiring a Mariachi is a must!

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Wedding Photographer: del Sol Photography / Hair and Make up: Sarah Garnier

The photos will be fantastic and you will have so much fun dancing and singing to “the Mariachi loco” rhythm!

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Wedding Photographer: Jonathan Cossu / Hair and Make up: Sarah Garnier

You can also give a little twist to your ceremony by having a Mayan shaman officiating the ceremony!

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Wedding Photographer: Quetzal Photography / Hair and Make up: Sarah Garnier

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Take advantage that you are having a caribbean wedding on the beach! Take a leap, be bold with your choice of flowers and choose some super colorful super tropical flower arrangements! Katherine&James084

You can use these tropical flowers as centerpieces, decor, flower crown and even your bouquet!

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Wedding Photographer: Fine Art Studio  / Hair and Make up: Sarah Garnier

Don’t you love the splash of color against the beautiful turquoise caribbean ocean!?

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Let us know what other Mexican traditions you are planning to include in your Mexican destination wedding?

Are you gonna have the traditional  Margaritas & tequila shots or maybe even a piñata just for fun!

Wedding photographers:

Del Sol Photography 

Jonathan Cossu Photography 

Quetzal Wedding  Photo 

Fine Art photography 

Bridal Hair and Make up: Sarah Garnier Company