The Couple: Sheena and John
The Wedding: 4.13.13 – Mahekal, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Junebug: What three adjectives best describe your wedding?
Sheena and John: Energetic, colorful, warm.
Junebug: What inspired your personal wedding style, and how did you incorporate your style and personalities into your big day?
Sheena and John: We agreed to make the day as much fun as possible, because our guests traveled so far it was important to make it exciting and cater to them. Our personal style was in the details of the day, dynamic table arrangements (mixing families, mixing young and older tables), having been to a few weddings you learn the party takes on the vibe you bring to it. We enjoy a good party and I think our guests walked away happy and happy for us.
Junebug: Looking back, what are the moments, decisions or memories that you love the most about your wedding?
Sheena and John: I loved making a big dance floor and picking great cross generational music (long live the 80s). Also it was really important that our guests were aquainted with each other prior to the wedding, this was essential to encouraging a fun, comfortable environment; it wasn’t stuffy “hi my name is…” since everyone had gotten past that a day or two before the wedding.
Sheena and John: They both capture great photos, they know where to be to get the moments you want to remember. The wedding day is such a whirlwind we are fortunate to be able to have such a thorough and well documented celebration.
Thanks for sharing your lovely destination wedding in Playa del Carmen with us, Sheena and John! Thanks to Shauna Heron for these gorgeous photos – to see more of this Cancun wedding, be sure to visit Nora Grace’s blog.
The Wedding Team:
Photographer: Shauna Heron, as second shooter for Nora Grace
Ceremony Venue: Chapel Nuestra Playa del Carmen
Reception Venue: Mahekal
Invitation Designer: John Redmann
Catering & Cake: Urs, head of catering at Mahekal
Florist: Sheena Murai
Wedding Dress: J.Crew
Bridal Accessories: Heirloom
Bridesmaids Apparel & Accessories: Shoes – Badgley Mischka
Groom & Groomsmen Apparel & Accessories: Suit – J.Crew, Shoes – Cole Haan, Socks – Paul Smith
Hair & Make-up: Geneva Serrano
DJ: Mood productions
Live Music: Local mariachi
Favors: Chocolates by French chocolatier, items selected by sheena for each guest Rings: Maximo in the east village NYC