bride and groom stand by hut in Riviera Maya

This adorable bride and groom love to travel (both for work and pleasure), so it was a no-brainer to take their wedding to Riviera Maya, Mexico for a luxurious destination event. With 50 friends and family in attendance, there was still an intimate and uniquely personal vibe to the trip. The bride's father had passed, but she wrapped a locket with his picture and a rosary around her bouquet so that he could still be with her on her walk down the aisle.

After the ceremony, the couple took time out with their photographer to capture some really lovely portraits. Although brides and grooms are often hesitant to leave their guests for this, your friends and family will understand if you take a few moments to pose for some memorable pics with each other. The reception was a small but lively party, filled with dancing and neon necklaces (which turned into headbands at some point in the night). Thank you to Jonathan Cossu for sharing this beautiful Riviera Maya event with us!

Our Favorite Things:

  • The bride's locket containing a picture of her father
  • The beach and waterfront portraits of the couple
  • The flower girls' matching sparkly gold dresses

strapless wedding dress with ruched bodice hangs in hotel room
bride's heart shaped locket with dad's picture

Riviera Maya wedding venue
groom gets ready in hotel room
bride and friends getting ready
groom's wedding ring in box
bride puts veil over face
groom in sunglasses as friend helps adjust his tie
waterfront outdoor ceremony in Riviera Maya
view of waterfront in Riviera Maya, Mexico
rosary wrapped around bridal bouquet with pink roses
ring bearer runs down aisle with pillow
relative walks bride down aisle
flower girls in gold dresses with sequined bodices and tulle skirts
bride and groom smile at officiant during ceremony
wedding under arch on the Riviera Maya waterfront in Mexico
bride raises bouquet above her head during recessional with groom in tuxedo
bride and groom walk along dock with palm trees in background
bride and groom share the first dance at their wedding reception
woman in blue dress gives toast at reception
bride and groom cut wedding cake with chocolate center
groom with neon necklace dances with flower girl

Photography: Jonathan Cossu Photography | Venue & Planning: Azul Sensatori Resort | Wedding Dress: Enzoani