Che and Brandon, Riviera Maya, Mexico

For their special day, Brandon and Che of Dallas dreamed of a destination getaway in a unique, tropical setting, and Rosewood Mayakoba fulfilled all their hearts’ desires. Situated between Cancun and the picturesque waterfront town of Playa del Carmen, Mexico, the luxurious resort sits perched on a lagoon with intriguing waterways throughout, requiring boat transportation to certain locations. Its 1600 acres of beauty provided a perfect setting for the couple’s weekend-long affair.


To complement the green of the jungle and the white-stone patios of the resort, our team at Emily Clarke Events implemented a color scheme of navy blue, white, grey, hunter green and terra cotta. As part of the welcome bag for guests, we designed green bike tags with custom calligraphy. A palm leaf print on gift bags initiated our use of the large green leaves throughout the entire weekend’s design. For a welcome party by the pool, guests enjoyed perusing a tequila bar, guacamole bar and taco bar, each adorned with traditional Mexican terra cotta accents and bright paper flowers in copper vases. Personalized green napkins reading “Hola! Howdy!” incorporated the couple’s Texas roots, and green palm stir sticks added an extra dash of personalization and flair. For an elegant rehearsal dinner, we draped copious eucalyptus leaves along the main table and placed fresh herbs and produce from the resort’s garden at each place setting.

The couple chose Lagoon Lawn for their ceremony, and a to-die-for green and white archway of Monstera and white phalaenopsis accents served as an altar by the water. Afterward Brandon and Che departed for the reception in a darling boat with a “Just Married” sign on back.

The reception in the resort’s La Palapa featured the orange glow of lanterns at dusk. Gold foil menus on green palm leaves adorned the tables, and the couple danced the night away with guests in the rustic open-air structure on the beach.



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