Timeless, elegant, and effortless are just a few words I’d use to describe Nam and Tu’s Mexican destination wedding at Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla. Nam’s lace-embroidered mermaid gown and a blush and gold color palette only enhanced the natural beauty of the bayside venue and lush greenery everywhere. As beautiful as the wedding celebration was aesthetically, what I can’t take my eyes off of are the genuine smiles and spirit shared between Nam and Tu on their big day, or the joy and love emanating from all their wedding guests. And with over 130 friends and family present, it’s safe to say this ranks amongst the largest of destination weddings – and that this couple is well-loved. Even the thoughtful detail they brought with them to Mexico – a pair of giant heads on sticks to represent Tu’s younger brother/Best Man and sister-in-law who gave birth two days prior and thus could not attend the wedding – was a testament to the closeness you can feel amongst this family.
My most favorite moment from Nam and Tu’s big day was the First Look – I always feel an incredible rush of emotions for the bride and groom, thinking of this moment as just the beginning of the rest of their lives together. I also loved their mother/son and father/daughter dances. I cried three times that day!
Nam is a little firecracker, so very fitting in festive Mexico – you’d never guess by looking at these photos that she partied so hard the night of her bachelorette party at the resort and broke her toe. She has zero recollection of how it got broken… but no shame in the game… when it’s all part of a dream wedding experience… 🙂 Dream away with me and take a peek at the beachside tropical paradise where Nam and Tu tied the knot and all the pretty details!
Nam and Tu’s Wedding Guide ::
Venue, Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla // Bride’s Gown, Marisa Bridals // Bride’s Hair, Jessica Phan Luong // Makeup, Christine Le // Groom’s Attire, Express // Bridesmaids’ Dresses, Vera Wang // Event Designer, Planner 1 Events // Wedding Consultant, Jaime Alarcon Villalpa // Florist, Planner 1 Events // Cake, Planner 1 Events // Caterer, Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla // Music, JSAV Audio // Videographer, Deepend Imagery // Wedding Officiant, John Herlihy
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