A Mexican Riviera Love Story – Abbee and Tyler’s real wedding

Abigail (Abbee) and Tyler said, “I do” on January 11, 2024, surrounded by loved ones in stunning Riviera Maya Mexico. Thanks to their laid-back energy, which was evident from the beginning of the process to the very last moment, planning their wedding was a breeze. Keep reading to see what unique touches the couple added to their dream Riviera Maya wedding and gather some inspiration for your own.

Riviera Maya Wedding

Love Story

Abbee and Tyler’s journey began in London, Ontario, where they first met during their college years. What started as a friendship blossomed over seven amazing years, evolving into a deep and meaningful relationship. Their shared passion for travel and adventure led them to Vancouver, where they embarked on a new chapter together. Abbee and Tyler found joy in hiking and exploring the rugged beauty of the West Coast, they indulged in theater, music, and comedy, and embraced every moment spent in their new home.

It was during one of their spontaneous day trips to Shannon Falls and Porteau Cove Provincial Park that Tyler popped the question! The next stage of their love story took place in breathtaking Riviera Maya, Mexico, where the couple said “I do” with their nearest and dearest looking on.

Where they got married

Tucked away amidst verdant mangroves and the shimmering waters of the Caribbean Sea, lies the pristine Royalton Splash Riviera Cancun, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort, made for an unforgettable Riviera Maya wedding.

Boasting a plethora of amenities catering to guests of all ages, this family-friendly oasis provides stunning venues to accommodate celebrations of every size, budget, and taste. For Abbee and Tyler, selecting this resort was a no-brainer, as it perfectly suited their diverse group, ranging from little ones to their most treasured VIP guests.

Wedding Day Details

Wedding Date: January 11th 2024

Theme: Classic Tropical

Colour Palette: White, peach, and sage green, with natural elements in sand and wood tones.

Guest Count: 40

Ceremony Location: Sky Terrace at Royalton Splash Riviera Cancun

Reception Location: Sky Terrace at Royalton Splash Riviera Cancun

Morning Preparations

On the morning of their special day, Abbee and her bridesmaids indulged in a pampering session at The Royal Spa. Soft, glamorous makeup and cascading waves perfectly complemented Abbee’s elegant ensemble, while a delicate lace veil added a final touch of sophistication to her bridal look.

Abbee radiated beauty in a breathtaking lace-adorned strapless mermaid gown that was flawlessly paired with ivory pearl-accented heels and exquisite diamond and gold drop earrings. She carried an oversized bouquet brimming with ivory and light peach blooms intertwined with lush greenery, tied together with a pristine white ribbon and a sentimental memorial charm.

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Tyler exuded suave sophistication in a light beige three-piece suit, accentuated by a pocket square and sleek black loafers. His epic shoe switch for the reception added a playful twist to his ensemble! As he eagerly made his way to the Sky Terrace for their much-anticipated first look, Tyler looked every bit the dashing groom, ready to continue his journey of love with Abbee by his side.

Riviera Maya Wedding
Riviera Maya Wedding

The First Look

Both Abbee and Tyler arrived at the venue separately, anticipating the moment they would lay eyes on one another for the first time on their wedding day. As they turned to look at each other, tears welled in their eyes, they were overwhelmed with excitement, and ready to begin their new life as a married couple. Their first look was a poignant moment, filled with raw emotion as they exchanged private vows. Planning a first look and exchanging private vows is always special, it allows you and your significant other to dispel any lingering nerves and fully embrace the joy of your big day.

Riviera Maya Wedding
Riviera Maya Wedding

Unique Elements

Abbee and Tyler infused their wedding with countless unique touches that reflected their personalities and time spent together. From the custom charm enhancing Abbee’s bouquet to the playful bride and groom sunglasses, every detail was thoughtfully curated. A particularly touching moment was the personalized ceremony officiated by a cherished family member, adding a heartfelt touch to the proceedings.

Following the heartfelt exchange of vows, guests were treated to a delightful cocktail hour where they were serenaded by a live guitarist, and had the chance to savor the couple’s signature (and very tropical) drink, the Mai Tai. As dinner time approached, guests were guided to their seats by an elegant champagne escort card display, setting the tone for a tasteful celebration.

Riviera Maya Wedding
Riviera Maya Wedding

Abbee and Tyler’s wedding was a testament to their love and meticulous planning, which made their day truly unforgettable for both them and their guests.

The Ceremony

Royalton Splash Riviera Cancun Wedding Ceremony

The idyllic ceremony unfolded on the Sky Terrace at Royalton Splash Riviera Cancun and offered breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea framed by gently swaying palm trees. At the entrance, two magnificent floral arrangements greeted guests, who then settled into upgraded wooden cross-back chairs. Once seated, they were treated to direct views of the mesmerizing crescent-shaped florals encircling the couple as they exchanged vows. The ceremony décor struck a harmonious balance between bohemian charm and timeless sophistication.

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As the bridesmaids made their way down the aisle in their stunning sage green maxi dresses accompanied by their lush ivory, peach, and blush bouquets, the anticipation was growing for the beautiful bride to make her grand entrance.

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The Reception

Spacious and inviting, The Sky Terrace provided an uninterrupted setting for the reception – no turnover needed! The guest tables were styled with dazzling centerpieces featuring an array of assorted bud vases, showcasing a delightful mix of pastel, rich red florals, and greenery. At the center, acrylic table numbers stood tall, adding a touch of modern sophistication to the rustic charm.

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The chosen wooden cross-back chairs were then elegantly paired with gleaming gold-rimmed charger plates and soft dusty blue napkins. This delightful combination created an atmosphere of modern elegance, inviting guests to dine and celebrate amidst the enchanting ambience of the Sky Terrace.

Riviera Maya Wedding
Riviera Maya Wedding

The Grand Entrance

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First & Family Dances

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The Party

Riviera Maya Wedding
Riviera Maya Wedding

Congratulations to the stunning couple and a special thank you to the talented vendors who transformed Abbee and Tyler’s vision into reality:

Venue: The Sky Terrace at Royalton Splash Riviera Cancun

Coordination and Catering: Royalton Splash Riviera Cancun

Photographer: Martin Wilk Photography

Florist: Tulipania and BiFloral Silk Florals

Décor & Furniture: Gama Group

Wedding Planner: Tiffany, LUXE Destination Weddings

Travel: Luxe Destination Weddings

Riviera Maya Wedding
Riviera Maya Wedding
  1. Karen and Dave SEATH says:

    What a special day it was. Dad and I were so blessed to have shared it with you. You two are perfect for each other in every way. To Tyler and Abbee, seeing how happy you are together makes our hearts melt. Remember to always look after each other.
    We love you both the most.
    Mom and Dad

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