Riviera Maya Wedding at the Grand Velas
August 14, 2015 | Pilly and Mat
Getting to join Pilly and Mat for their Grand Velas wedding was nothing short of an incredible dream. Although I’m typically not the type you’d find jungle-bound, I was absolutely obsessed with the resort. I can’t tell you how many people I’ve convinced to honeymoon, babymoon, and vacation there since visiting! The food, the accommodations and the SPA. Seriously – you have to go! Just trust me on this one. I’ve been to a ton of all-inclusive resorts, and this one was hands down my favorite!
When Pilly and Mat met, it was Destiny. No, seriously… they met at a nightclub called Destiny! It was both their first (and last) times there. They had a few mutual friends and just started chatting! Six years later, Mat proposed to Pilly on their first picnic. He had actually never taken her on a picnic because he knew that’s how he wanted to propose – so it was super special for both of them!
I’ve actually known Mat longer than Pilly – since his sister is one of my closest friends! I’ve been fortunate enough to be part of their family weddings and baby shoots (and now Nicole’s first pregnancy!), so I couldn’t imagine NOT being there for Mat and Pilly’s first photos as husband and wife!
Their wedding was absolutely beautiful! Some of my favorite details were actually the hand-made Maracas that traveled all the way from Florida as guest favors! All the girls hand-painted them, so it was really personalized. The reception space was beautifully decorated by one of the pools, complete with hanging market lights and giant wind-tunnel fans (August in Mexico is hot, ya’ll!)
Thank you for a beautiful wedding, a relaxing vacation and the best food ever!
Wedding Venue: Grand Velas, Riviera Maya, Mexico
DJ: Cel Trev
Dress Shop: Solutions Bridal Designer House
Bridal Gown: Monique Lhuillier
Veil: Erin Cole
Bridal Shoe Designer: Christian Louboutin
Bridesmaids Gowns: Adrianna Papell and Wtoo
Hair Stylist: Nicole Beth, Studio 108 Jacksonville
Makeup Artist: Alejandra Garcia, Backstage Hair & Makeup Professionals
Menswear: JCrew and Express