Mimi and Eugene’s Destination Wedding in the Riviera Maya, Mexico

Mimi and Eugene married at the beautiful Rosewood Mayakoba in November of 2009. Here’s a little background about these two surgeons and some beautiful photos of their event taken by Citlalli Rico…


Occupations: Thoracic surgeon (Mimi), General surgeon (Eugene)
How they met
: In the call room!  No, seriously, we met at work in the lounge where the residents can relax in between OR cases.
What attracted Eugene to Mimi:
Her fashion sense & summer dresses.
What attracted Mimi to Eugene:
His sense of humour and happy-go-lucky attitude.
Engagement story:
She knew a month into dating him.  He surprised her 9mths later with a champagne (her favourite drink) diamond stocking stuffer!

The Wedding Day
Number of Guests:
Mimi’s most memorable moment:
Her sister’s toast
Eugene’s most memorable moment:
When he snuck in a kiss during the ceremony.
Advice to others:
Make it simple.  What matters is the marriage and sharing the moment with those who truly care to share the moment with you.
Favourite wedding detail:
The Rosewood Mayakoba
Signature Drink:
The Limey
Most unexpected moment:
Being driven to the wrong church!
Rosewood Mayakoba, Riviera Maya, Mexico
The day in three words:
Absolute bliss

Wedding Info:
Ceremony location:
Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Carmen, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Reception location:
Rosewood Mayakoba, Mexico
Bridal gown:
Groom’s outfit:
Canali tuxedo
Favours: Monogrammed beach totes, sun protection, tequila
Mariachi band, Buddha bar lounge music
Cala lillies


Fun Stuff
Astrological Signs:
Aries (Mimi), Leo (Eugene)
Type of Ring:
Eternity band, of course (Mimi); Hammered white gold band (Eugene) Wedding Colors: Champagne, Navy, Ecru
Bride’s Shoes:
Christian Louboutin champagne satin d’orsay sandals with beading What was borrowed? Hair clip
What was new?
Wedding gown
What was blue?
What did you put in gift bags?
Monogrammed beach totes, sun protection, tequila Most romantic moment: Lounging in the private plunge pool, sharing a bottle of White Star and strawberries once the evening was over.


YOUR COMMENTS ABOUT LUXE: Luxe made planning this wedding possible despite our incredulous work schedules.  Between Luxe and the Rosewood every detail was perfect.


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