Taylor and Ivan travelled down South with their friends and family to celebrate their love and tie the knot at the Gran Porto in Playa del Carmen. If you’re a regular on our blog, you’ve probably seen their stunning engagement shoot with the very talented Michelle of Magnolia Adams Photography. It was love at first sight for us when we saw Michelle’s unique style of only shooting on film, and we are thrilled to share more from Taylor and Ivan’s gorgeous wedding!
Taylor and Ivan gathered with all of their loved ones to say “I do” on the beach on a sunny and breezy afternoon. For the ceremony, they opted for a neutral colour scheme to compliment the azure ocean backdrop, including a beautiful jute aisle runner lined by starfish– a perfect touch considering the beautiful beach location they selected for this momentous occasion. The bamboo archway was lightly draped with white fabric and tropical floral arrangements in a very light blush pink to compliment the bridal party. The antique doors with cascading greenery made the perfect entrance way for Taylor’s grand debut as she made her way down the aisle to the man of her dreams.
Can we just take a moment to discuss how stunning Taylor’s beach bride look is? From the fishtail braid, to her gorgeous lace backless dress, and even that she decided to go barefoot – absolutely perfect from head to toe! Many destination brides worry about wearing a veil since it is typically pretty breezy near the ocean, but this headpiece is a perfect alternative. BHLDN has a fantastic collection for beach-bound brides, from similar headpieces to bridal inspired bathing suits, which you can find more about here.
Following the ceremony, the couple and their guests got the celebrations started with a reception on the beach. Taylor and Ivan picked a taco bar as their meal of choice a perfect way to infuse some Mexican culture into their wedding day. The dance floor was packed almost the entire night, and there was certainly no shortage of love surrounding the two newlyweds.
We wish Taylor and Ivan nothing but happiness and love, and we hope that you enjoyed looking at their wedding photos as much as we did!