Tarissa & Jonathan’s Real Wedding in the Riviera Maya, Mexico

March 31, 2020

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About the Couple

Bride:  Tarissa

Groom:  Jonathan

Occupations:  Yoga & meditation instructor, and Financial wholesaler

How they met:  At an Art gallery hip-hop event!

What attracted him to her: Her smile.

What attracted her to him: His sense of style, and warm personality 

What was the best advice you received as a bride/groom?  Remain present and take in every moment.

Engagement story:  We went to Italy for a friends wedding. After the wedding, we rented a car and road tripped through Chianti, Tuscany country side. We stayed at a beautiful bed & breakfast, and in the morning after breakfast we went for a walk in the vineyards, and that’s when Jon got on one knee and asked me to be his forever.

The Wedding Day

Wedding date:  November 6, 2019

Number of guests:  52

Wedding colours:  Ivory

Her most memorable moment: Walking down the aisle to see Jon waiting for me.

His most memorable moment:  When Tarissa  started walking down the aisle like a queen standing before us. (LOL)

Advice to others: Don’t stress about the small details, enjoy the planning process, take in every moment.

Favourite wedding detail:  The simplicity of the decor at the ceremony. We really only had a small amount of greenery on the gazebo, and that’s all we needed. The ocean back drop was more than enough.

Most unexpected moment:  The wind making my cathedral veil fly everywhere. Which in the end, turned out amazing for pictures.

Most romantic moment:  Exchanging vows.

Honeymoon:  BALI!

The day in three words: Elegant, joy, and FUN.

Ceremony location:  Sky Deck at the Azul Fives Playa Del Carmen

Reception location:  Wine Room at the Azul Fives Playa Del Carmen

Why did you choose this location for your wedding?  I chose this location because of the fantastic reviews. They did an AMAZING job accommodating and making the wedding day perfect, the food was incredible, and over all great location.

Bride’s gown:  Sophia Tolle Australia

Bride’s shoes:  Tony Bianco

Groom’s outfit:  Eph Apparel

Type of rings:  Rose Gold diamond wrapped band for hers, and titanium with rose gold inside for his

Jewellery: Joanna Bisley Earrings

Bridesmaids dresses: Amsale

Groomsmen attire:  Eph Apparel

Wedding song:  Best Part- H.E.R ft. Daniel Cesar

Signature drink:  Coconut Martini.

Favours:  Don Julio Tequila

Music:  Hiphop & Reggae

Photographer: Hugh Whitaker

Hair: Tiana Drabble

Makeup: Sara Tamargo Hair & Make Up

Stationery/Invitations: JustJurf Designs.

Catering: Azul Fives.

Fun Stuff

Astrological signs (hers) and (his):   Libra & Gemini

What was old? My hair piece

What was new?  My Shoes

What was borrowed? A charm on my bouquet.

What was blue?  My Garter

Is there anything else that helps tell the story of the day?  It was a beautiful day, sun was out. Everyone was dancing and crying pretty much the entire time. High emotions, lots of laughs, and memories to last us a life time. 

Tell us about your experience working with LUXE:  Emily was so amazing to work with. She really did everything to make it so special for us. The entire vision of my day came true thanks to her. Also shout out to Christy for helping us choose the best place for us.