Shawna and Michael’s Destination Wedding in the Riviera Maya, Mexico

Shawna and Michael are married! Please take a look at their beautiful wedding photos from their destination wedding in the Riviera Maya, Mexico.Marina Maroma LUXE Destination WeddingsAbout Shawna and Michael
Occupations:  Pharmaceutical Sales/Commercial Insurance Broker
How they met:  At Underground Bar Downtown Toronto
What attracted Michael to Shawna: Hawaiian Tan
What attracted Shawna to Michael:  Dark, tall and handsome
What was the best advice you received as a couple?  Take moments during the day with just the two of you to enjoy and be with each other.
Engagement story: Mike proposed to Shawna at the Boynton Family Farm on June 20, 2015 on a beautifully sunny day. Mike and Shawna often went for hikes on the Boynton farm proper and there was one particular lookout point that was at the top of a hill where Mike had always envisioned proposing to his wife. Shawna had always envisioned being married and proposed to in beautiful outdoor scenery at the top of a mountain. It wasn’t a mountain, but pretty damn close! Mike had a bench made with their names engraved on the bench encircled with a heart and popped the question. Shawna said yes immediately. Mike still had more surprises. He brought out his picnic that was tucked around the corner including champagne, fruit and cheese. They sat for an hour just soaking up the best moment of their lives yet! When they came through returning to the farm house Shawna and Mike’s entire family was there waiting to celebrate with them with their favourite band (The Lumineers) in the background. It was perfect and a day they’ll NEVER forget!
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Wedding date:  May 10, 2016
Number of guests:  80
Wedding colours:  Blush, white and gold
Shawna’s most memorable moment: When we walked down the aisle and were alone as husband and wife for the first time
Michael’s most memorable moment:  Spinning my bride in the air during our first dance
Advice to others: Do a reveal/first look and get your photos out of the way!
Favourite wedding detail:  Sparklers during the first dance
Most unexpected moment:  When Mike picked Shawna up and spun her during the first dance and when Shawna’s mom dressed up her childhood stuffed animal in a tux to join the event (and embarrassing)
Most romantic moment: Our first look/reveal, seeing each other as bride and groom for the first time
Did you include any traditions in your wedding?  Cake cutting, Mother/son dance, father/daughter dance
Honeymoon:  Italy
The day in three words: Only one – Spectacular!
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Wedding Details
Ceremony & Reception location:  Marina Maroma, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
Why did you choose this location for your wedding?  We wanted something exclusive for our guests and that we could create off the resort
Shawna’s gown:  Paloma Blanca
Shawna’s shoes:  Jimmy Choo
Michael’s outfit:  Navy Blue Suit, Brown shoes, belt, watch band
Type of rings:  Shawna’s: Diamond band, Michael’s: Tungsten
Jewellery: Laura Jayne Earrings, Tiffany’s bangle bracelet, Mike’s dad’s grandmother’s ring
Bridesmaids dresses: Blush Pink
Groomsmen attire:  Custom Made Navy suit
Wedding song:  Blue Rodeo – Lost Together
Signature drink:  Rasberry Mojito
Favours:  Welcome Bags – custom bags, customer sunglasses, customer mugs, Advil
Music:  A mix for all generations
Flowers:  White and blush pink roses
Photographer: April Maciborka of Oliva Studio Canada
Hair: Karisma hairstylist
Makeup: Did it myself!
Stationery/Invitations: Paper and Poste, Toronto
Catering: Marina Maroma
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Fun Stuff
Astrological signs:  Shawna: Capricorn; Michael: Aries
What was old? Mike’s dad’s grandmother’s ring
What was new?  Shawna’s Tiffany’s bangle bracelet gifted from Mike on wedding day
What was borrowed? Garter belt
What was blue?  Blue on my underwear (:o)
What did you put in gift bags?  Custom bags, customer sunglasses, customer mugs, Advil
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  1. chris peatling says:

    what a great wedding, looks amazing, love you guys as a family together.

  2. Barb Clarke says:

    Shawn and Mike…Beautiful photos for such a special day.
    I wish I had been able to be a part of
    this lovely memory of your wedding. Enjoy!!

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