From the tropical tangerine, melon, apple green and aqua wedding color palette to the absolute vacation bliss you can see on everyone's faces, I cannot get enough of Chrissy and Kahseim's Cancun, Mexico destination beach wedding. And that day-after photo session with JAG Studios toward the end of the post? Steamy and stunning! Read on and you'll see just what I mean...
The Couple: Chrissy and Kahseim
The Wedding: 4.16.12 - Excellence Playa Mujeres All-Inclusive Resort - Cancun, Mexico
What three adjectives best describe your wedding? Intimate, fun and epic!
What was your wedding color palette? Tropical colors - tangerine orange, melon pink, apple green and aqua blue
What inspired your personal wedding style, and how did you incorporate your style and personalities into your big day? A beach wedding was always something we imagined for ourselves, so that became our inspiration. We incorporated our style and personality by having different color and style bridesmaid dresses. We also thought it would be unique to have the bridesmaids create their own bouquets by crafting cream-colored tissue paper into Mexican tissue paper flowers. We thought this would bring some fun and character to the whole experience for everyone. Reciting our own vows was also something important to us because we wanted our ceremony to be personal and intimate.
Looking back, what are the moments, decisions or memories that you love the most about your wedding? One of the best decisions made was by the groom, who decided to surprise his bride by inviting a second photographer (JAG Studios) to Mexico for three full days of shooting. The pictures tell a unique story of our love for each other, and for our friends and family whose candid moments were all captured on camera the day before, the day of and the day after our wedding. It’s these images that let us know each decision made was the best decision because we have nothing but great memories of our wedding experience.
What piece of advice would you give to a bride planning her wedding today? Create a vision of what you want and try not to stray from that vision while making decisions. And keep in mind that the most important part of that day is not the venue, the dress, the flowers or the food - it’s the moment you look into the eyes of your soulmate and pledge a lifetime of love and happiness in front of all those who love you both.
The Wedding Team:
Photographer: JAG Studios
Event Planner: Yamina Bermudez at EPM
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Excellence Playa Mujeres All-Inclusive Resort (EPM)
Videographer/Film Maker: Provided by EPM
Officiant: Provided by EPM
Invitation Designer: Self-designed from Vistaprint
Cake & Catering: Provided by EPM
Florist: Provided by EPM
Wedding Dress: Pronovias
Bridal Accessories: Earrings - Ann Taylor
Bridesmaids' Apparel & Accessories: Alfred Sung
Hair & Make-up: Provided by EPM
Live Music: provided by wedding planner, Yamina Bermudez
Favors: Tequila Nips with caricature of the bride & groom
Rings: Hannoush Jewelers
The Mexican-themed “Welcome Back” Reception Venue: The Woodwinds in Branford, CT.
Thank you Chrissy and Kahseim! Your wedding looks like the trip of a lifetime!