“Our creative team travelled to Playa del Carmen, Mexico for a fashion inspired, destination wedding shoot. Our goal was to show brides several different fashion options that are appropriate for a destination wedding. We styled our model in many different looks from classic and demure to sultry and dramatic. According to stylist, Beth Chapman, “fashion choices for a destination wedding are endless, as long as the fabric of your gown is lightweight and weather appropriate”.
As one of our locations was the Balinese inspired luxury resort, El Taj, several of our fashion looks had an exotic, Indonesian feel to them. We used bright colors inspired by the Mexican culture, landscape and architecture throughout each shoot, incorporated either through the fashion, make up, flowers or the décor.
Designer Ivy & Aster created a custom laser cut lace gown with a soft, blush underlay which was inspired by the delightful surroundings of Playa del Carmen.
Candice Coppola, owner and creative director of Jubilee Events, notes that Playa del Carmen is a fashionable location for a destination wedding, “There are so many amazing locations for a ceremony and reception– from uniquely designed restaurants overlooking the ocean to the hip, “downtown” venues on Playa’s 5th Avenue. You can have a beachy wedding, a wedding influenced by mexican culture, a romantic and etherial style soiree, or a very modern clean-lined affair. The possibilities are endless and with the right environment you don’t need to bring in much decor.” – Carla Ten Eyck (Photographer)
Photography: Carla Ten Eyck | Shoot design: Candice Coppola – Jubilee Events | Fashion Styling: Beth Chapman – The White Dress by the Shore | Gown Designers: Amsale & Ivy and Aster & David Fielden | Jewelry Designers: K. Brunini & Haute Bride | Beauty: d.d. Nickel | Floral Design: Datura – A Modern Garden | Film: The Real Jeremy White | Shoot Locations: El Taj Resort & Aldea Corazon & La Azotea & Mi Pueblo | Paper Design: Coral Pheasant
Hailey and Jason’s beautiful wedding was black, white, and oh-so-chic. Set against the background of the Historical Distillery District; romantic details, and hints of blush pink sprinkled throughout created a space that was uber romantic against a brick and beam backdrop. Melissa Andre Events recommended a fashion-show style ceremony setup to compliment the aesthetic and style of the young gorgeous couple. All eyes were on Hailey in her stunning Vera Wang gown and to-die-for black Valentino pumps during the processional.The sleek city tent was transformed into a hip lounge after the ceremony took place. Melissa and her team designed a show-stopping head table floating centrepiece to compliment the unique design elements that were carried through the entire design. Finished with an amazing sweet table of red velvet cupcakes, a croquembouche tower, and salted caramel french macaroons, Hailey and Jason celebrated in style all night long.
Photography by Mango Studios | Wedding Planner and Event Designer: Melissa Andre Events | Venue: Boiler House | Cake: Cake Opera Co | Dress: Vera Wang | Shoes: Valentino | Furniture Rentals: CF Rentals | Photobooth Rental: Smilebooth by Mango Studios