I Am Stepher

July 14, 2011

Our Cancun Wedding…all the details

Filed under: Uncategorized — iamstepher @ 10:07 pm

I thought I would share some of our wedding details even though most of my readers were probably at the wedding.
We were married in Cancun, Mexico at Le Meridien Hotel. The hotel was incredible. It only has 200 rooms so even though it is on the main strip (next door to the J.W. Marriott and the Ritz) it still feels like you are in a small boutique hotel. We had 120 guests and the hotel made for the perfect place to hang with our close friends and family by the beach or one of their 3 pools. We rented out all of the cabanas for the weekend ($10 each!) and the hotel felt like our own private house.

I cannot thank our incredible photographers enough. They captured every moment we wanted them to and tons that we didn’t know about or remember. Unusually Fine Photography is a guy and girl team (Max and Margaret) who we met at another friends wedding. They flew from New York to Cancun and made everything so easy. I could write a novel about how great and unintrusive they were. If they are available for your wedding, the best decision you could make is to hire them. In the end, all you have are your photos and memories and my memory isn’t so good…

We had our rehearsal dinner on the beach with a traditional mexican theme. We wanted everyone to attend so it was almost like having a pre-wedding. 110 people were at the dinner but it still felt so intimate. I loved it. We had a sideshow play against one of the cabanas as soon as the sun went down and the sweetest speeches ever! What a great night. We decided on a buffet and no flowers, no decorations, just tons of alcohol and a beautiful beach. It was perfect.

The next day (the wedding day) was stress free thanks to my awesome bridesmaids. My dress started out as a sample size 10 dress that happened to be Romona Keveza and also happened to be 75% off so I just had to have it. I was set on an all lace dress but they were just so expensive so I knew a sample dress was the only way I would be able to get what I wanted. With plenty of extra lace and a dream the sample was quickly transformed into the dress of my dreams thanks to a great tailor and a belt from Etsy. Check out the transformation.
This is the first day of trying on dresses and I immediately loved it.

Here is the after picture!

The Shoes (worth every penny): Manolo Blahnik

Flowers: I have always loved paper flowers and because they are so inexpensive in Mexico, we replaced half of our real flowers with paper. Check out the bouquet and boutineers.

More details on the ceremony, paper, reception and day after to come……….

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