Stephanie and Steven paint the perfect picture of the All-American couple. They are high school sweethearts. She was the Cheerleader, and he was The Football Player. They met at a party before the first big game of the season…(sigh)…sounds like those ‘Sweet Valley High’ books I used devour when I was young!
When it came time for this wonderfully cliché couple to get married, they decided to plan a winter escape from their hometown in Boston, and set their sights on the beach wedding they had always talked about. With help from their wonderful wedding planner, Amy Rubins of Fete Perfection, they chose to be wed in the sunny warmth of the Riviera Maya of Mexico.
Stephanie tells us that she had her dress picked out a year before the wedding.
“It was beautiful. Lace, elegant, everything I thought I wanted. Then, three weeks before the wedding, I decided I didn’t like it anymore! My Mom and sister flew up to Boston, and dealt with an hysterical bride as we went all over to find a new dress!”
It was the magicians at Bride N Belle Boutique, in Medford, MA, who were able to pull some strings and get her into a stunning, perfectly tailored wedding dress right at the zero hour!
This was not going to be the end of the wedding stress for Stephanie, however. With her wedding day rapidly approaching, the weather report was looking pretty ominous. This can be a Bride’s worst nightmare when she has heart set on a beach wedding! (Note: The weather can be unpredictable at ANY time of year in the Mayan Riviera, so always have a backup plan that you can live with!)
Rather than worrying about that which she could not control, Stephanie chose instead to spend the morning of her wedding day in a private yoga session with her girlfriends and bridesmaids. After that, the weather was beautiful.
“We know our grandparents were watching over us because our reception ended at 11pm, and at 11:02pm, it started pouring!”
The wedding ceremony and reception were held at Secrets Capri Resort in the Riviera Maya, and provided the stunning ocean backdrop that the Bride and Groom had envisioned. They chose black, champagne and warm pink as their wedding colors, favoring an elegant beach wedding that was not too bright or loud.
Like many couples planning a destination wedding, this Bride and Groom’s focus for their big celebration centered on the happiness of their guests. They wanted everyone to have an amazing time, feel like they were on vacation, and remember it for the rest of their lives. With the help of their parents and wedding coordinator, Amy Rubins, the days leading up to the wedding were filled with fun activities, amazing attention to detail & thoughtful treats. The Newlysweds say,
“We couldn’t have asked for anything to go better than it did.”
Stephanie and Steven, you were such FUN to work with, and we hope that life will always be a picture perfect cliche for the two of you! Congratulations!
***AND HEY! If you love Steven & Stephanie’s photos, and happen to be looking for a Riviera Maya wedding photographer, then contact us today for a free consultation!