The Exotic Wedding You’ve Always Dreamed About
Wedding planners from Morocco & Mexico share their insights on the best destination weddings in both countries
La Perle Events - Chic Marrakech Weddings
When it comes to destination weddings in Africa, Marrakech is a favorite, because of its cultural and historical richness and its boho-chic aesthetics, especially if you rely on an expert local planner like Siham who knows where to go and who to book.
Azul Berber - Your Perfect Desert Elopement
Today, Anabel specializes in small, intimate weddings around Morocco, but her personal favorite is couples elopements in the Sahra desert, an experience that, if organized properly, can truly become the trip of a lifetime. Elopements are becoming increasingly popular amongst young couples who want to escape the stress of organizing big family events, and just want to enjoy each other’s company on this most special day.
Because of Mexico’s growing popularity with couples the world over, Valentina suggests some lesser-known locations that eschew away from the more touristic hotspots such as the Riviera Maya. Los Cabos in Baja California Sur and Riviera Nayarit are excellent alternatives to keep with the sandy beach and dreamy location vibes but do without the tourist overload, while Puerto Escondido in Oaxaca is a virgin beach sporting a few small boutique hotels, quiet beaches, and fresh local food that work a treat for couples elopements and small ceremonies.
For the more culture-oriented couples, Valentina suggests small villages such as Zacatecas, which will charm anyone with its pink cantera stone architecture. Pair that with a marching mariachi band, drinking mezcal on the streets, and your wedding pictures with the backdrop of the town’s cable car, and you’ve got a recipe for an ever-lasting memory.
According to Lara, Mexico is one of the top spots for destination weddings on this side of the Atlantic, thanks to its culture of service, events, celebrations, and hosting. Anywhere you go in Mexico, you’ll find something to please couples, families, and guests of all ages and cultures: from the white sandy beaches of the Riviera Maya (Cancun, Tulum, Playa del Carmen), to the cultural heritage of places such as San Miguel de Allende, to the cosmopolitan buzz of Mexico City.
The Mexican capital in particular is fast becoming a hotspot for international couples who are attracted by the cultural potential, its multiculturality, its geographically advantageous location, and of course its amazing street food such as tamales, quesadillas, and tacos.
If planned properly, destination weddings in Mexico can really involve all your five senses. Beautiful locations to behold, delicious local food to taste, traditional music and dance to listen to, and of course the most stunning artisanal products to use as decorations.
“Because of Mexico’s culture of production and its wealth of artisanal crafts” Lara continues, “couples are able to actualize their dream wedding in all its parts: from the flowers to the reception design and decor to the architecture to the food… We have all the elements to put together a great party!”
Lara’s top advice for couples looking into Mexico for their destination wedding is to do your research very well and make sure you pick the wedding planner you really click with. “Every couple, and therefore every wedding, is completely different. As a wedding planner you will end up spending 6 to 12 months in constant communication with the couple, sharing some very intimate and personal moments, so mutual trust and understanding are absolutely key.”
We bet if you were on the fence about getting married, you've made up your mind now, just to have an excuse to see all these beautiful places! Continue your inspiring journey with the recommendations below from our guest wedding planners for gifts ideas!"
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