Mesmerizing in Mexico

Diana and Will were married on 12th September 2015 at The Banyan Tree, Mayakoba in Mexico

How did you meet?

A mutual friend invited us to a finance networking event in London – we were both looking for jobs at the time, but ended up finding love!

How did the proposal happen?

We were on holiday with some friends in Piedmont, Italy. We had to walk through the vineyards to get to the pool area. One afternoon walking back he dropped on one knee and popped the question! I was so excited I nearly dropped my towel

Where did the wedding take place?

The beautiful Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Riviera Maya, Mexico.

What did you wear (bride)?

Prala Wedding Dress, by Pronovias

What did the rest of the Bridal party wear?

Will wore an Eton shirt, Zegna trousers and Colombian handmade flip flops.  Bridesmaids all wore turquoise green (my favourite colour) flowing dresses. My sister is a fashion designer so she was in charge.

What was your theme?

Beach Party Paradise

Describe your cake

Diana is lactose intolerant, so I got to make the call on this one. It was White Chocolate ganache with vanilla, triple tier. I fleetingly forgot about the intolerance when I rubbed cake on her face after the cutting!

Something Blue?

My garter had a small blue ribbon and Will’s shirt had blue buttons too.

What were the highlights?

Managing to get both our families together in this amazing location. I never thought it would be possible, but everyone did their part to make it the best weekend ever!

The party amazing, cocktails on the beach, live mariachis, baby turtles hatching during the cocktails, great food, music and the mixing of cultures (Colombians are party animals!) and of course saying ‘I do’!

Your best buy?

The local Mariachis really gave it a unique vibe, and got involved with the party, thanks to our amazing wedding planner Xanath Bañuelos for organising it!

How did it end?

After party at one of the Golf View Villas at Banyan Tree, Mayakoba. They have rooftop pools so ideal for an after-party. The English side of the group got shown up a bit; well outlasted by the Colombians, even the Grandma!

Is there anything you wish you’d done differently?

One minor regret is not having a magician. I do know some tricks myself, but it’s just not the same.

Where did you go on honeymoon?

We actually did things backwards and had a pre-honeymoon! A week in the Maldives relaxing! We also had an extended stay in Mexico – it’s not often we get to spend time with our families all together like that so we really took advantage of it!


Photography: Erick Rodriguez

Dress: Pronovias

Venue: The Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Mexico (http://www.banyantree.com/en/em-mexico-mayakoba)

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