Ashley & Che are Fun In The Sun Weddings’ newest newlyweds! The bride had a vision for a classy boho beach wedding at Now Sapphire that she wasn’t sure would translate, but with help from her mom and her wedding coordinator, it ended up exceeding their expectations.
Here is their story…
Chalk up another victory for Match.com! Ashley started an account hoping to meet the love of her life. Che was the first one to send her a message, and after their first date, she deleted her profile.
After two years of dating, Che decided it was time to put a ring on it. On their second anniversary, he went armed with a ring box in the console of his car. But his proposal plan was foiled when they spent half an hour looking for a parking spot around the Azalea Gardens at the Philadelphia Art Museum and had to squeeze into such a tight spot that Ashley had to crawl over the console and out his door, leaving him without an opportunity to grab the ring. However, he persevered, and later on during a nice dinner at home, he presented her with a card that listed all of the things he wanted to do together in their lives. He finished with “In order for us to do these things and more, will you marry me?” And when Ashley looked up, he was down on one knee with the ring in his hand. With tears in her eyes, she said ‘Yes!’
They decided on an intimate beach wedding in Riviera Maya with their closest friends and family because they wanted to celebrate for more than just one day. They wanted to get everyone in the same place at the same time to have a vacation, and they chose the Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun as that venue.
The most special person in attendance was Che’s daughter from a previous relationship, who has become the center of Ashley’s world. It was important to Ashley that she know she was marrying both her and her dad. So, on the wedding day, they presented her with a special necklace as a symbol of their love for her.
Ashley envisioned a classy boho beach wedding. They had an unplugged wedding ceremony awash with colors of coral and gold with green and purple accents. She wanted a natural, laid-back feel, and she was able to accomplish that by bringing all of her own beach wedding decor with her. They decorated the open air reception space with candles in geometric lanterns, strings of bistro lights, and wooden tables with bamboo chairs. She also spray painted the lantern centerpieces as one of the many DIY projects that went into making her wedding day perfect.
Ashley’s favorite moment from her wedding day was their exchange of vows. She and Che wrote their own and touched not only each other but also all of their guests.
And what is her one piece of advice for all the brides-to-be who are getting married on the beach in Mexico?
Listen to your heart and your gut. It’s your big day, don’t let other people’s opinions lead you away from what it is you really want.
Ashley & Che, we wish you and your adorable little girl nothing but happiness as you start your new life together as a family. It has been a true pleasure working with you. Congratulations!
And if you are looking for the best Playa del Carmen wedding photographers for your beach wedding, then contact us today! We are Fun In The Sun Weddings, the best photographers in Riviera Maya, Mexico.
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