A Banyan Tree Mayakoba wedding // Sara and Doug

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Sara and Doug had a Banyan Tree Mayakoba wedding in Riviera Maya, Mexico. They met through their love of theater, once owning a production company together. Sara still produces theater (Rock of AgesDangerous Beauty) and Doug works for Doctors with out Borders. Their wedding, an homage to their love of the theater arts – was skillfully produced by the team at Fete and moved through several different “stages” of the evening. Every different event of the day was in a separate location. Sara was taken by boat, through the canals of the Banyan Tree Mayakoba to the evening wedding ceremony on the rooftop balcony above the lobby, with amazing views over the whole mangrove preserve. The guests were then transported via boat and golf carts, a mile out to the beach, to the main pool, for the cocktail reception. The next step was to walk down the hidden path lighted by candles to MK Blue, a secret beach hideaway where they had dinner and speeches. The large white fabric surrounding the dinner area dropped after dinner to reveal the lounge, dance floor, desert bar and tequila bar. And for the final surprise of the evening, a lighted path lead guests down to a beach  where they performed a mexican wedding tradition of sending off lighted lanterns into the sky – at the same time the fireworks display started. The rest of the evening was spent on the beach by the bonfire, making smores and drinking fresh coconuts. The after party took place in their villa, where there was a taco bar and lots of swimming in their private pool till the wee hours of the morning. Safe to say, they kept their guests on their toes – surprising them at every turn and pulled off a fabulously elegant, but not too stuffy, fun beach party wedding at Bayan Tree Mayakoba.

Sara wore Monique Lhuillier for the first part of the evening, then changed into a party dress by Marchesa. She wore three different pairs of shoes, 2 by Christian Louboutin and the other by Jimmy Choo. Her makeup and Hair was done by Steven Rice.

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