The Quintessential Mexico Destination Wedding at Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun

February 4, 2018 | juliette

Danica and Daniel’s destination wedding at Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun was the epitome of effortless elegance. The resort offered an intimate ceremony on the beach beneath a cluster of palm trees and a large pavilion for an open-air reception — plus a late-night dip in the pool! The couple kept their decor simple yet elegant, focusing on lush white and green floral centerpieces accented with gold lanterns, pillar candles, and rustic picture frames. The couple kept their wedding day looks fresh and youthful with the bride choosing a mermaid-style BHLDN gown and the groom donning a beige and white linen suit. But, we must admit, it was their casual, barefoot post-wedding photo shoot with Forever Photography that really melted our hearts.

The Couple:

Danica and Daniel

The Wedding:

Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Mexico



One the morning of our wedding, my husband gave me a heart necklace with an eternity diamond necklace from Zales. I gave him a Ted Baker watch and a customized Love Book.

We always knew we wanted a destination wedding. We also knew we wanted an adults-only resort. It was just a matter of where. We have always heard great reviews about the Secrets hotel chains. So we googled which resort was the best and Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun had the best reviews and offered the best wedding packages.



Everything was magical! We loved seeing our entire family have a great time, and we loved seeing everyone dancing and having fun. The most memorable part was when we read our vows to each other and everyone laughed at the cracking of my voice when I (the bride) started to cry.

We gave all our guests LOVE bottle openers. We also gave them welcome bags when they arrived at the hotel. They were BAGGU totes filled with bluetooth headphones, lotion and spray, and a wedding day survival kit that included sunblock, Advil, a lint brush, mints, and hand sanitizer. We even wrote everyone a welcome note with a weekend itinerary and a list of fun things to do in Mexico!



Processional – “Let’s Get Married” by Jagged Edge
Recessional – “Slide” by Calvin Harris
We did not do a first dance because we were just having too much fun dancing!

I loved our sunrise day-after session. It was fun and free, and just natural. I was totally in my element (on the beach, no make-up, hair free, and being as silly as possible with my husband).

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Forever Photography
Venue – Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun
DJ – Ernest Brantley
Live Music – Trio Los Selectos
Wedding Dress – BHLDN
Bride’s Heart Necklace – Zales
Bride’s Shoes – Steve Madden
Groom’s Apparel – ZARA
Groom’s Watch – Ted Baker
Rings – Macy’s
Rentals – Archive Rentals and Zuñiga Productions
Favors – Etsy, Michaels, Macy’s


A heartfelt congratulations to Danica and Daniel, and a big thanks to Forever Photography for sharing this incredible Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun wedding with us! Planning a beach destination wedding of your own? Get more dreamy inspiration from Samantha and Mike’s stylish Jamaica wedding at Half Moon Rock Resort!

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  1. Who did the wedding planning? i am in love with this wedding & i would like to hire whoever planned it.

  2. I would love to know if they had a wedding planner. This wedding looks amazing!

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