We got married in the beautiful island of Roatan in Honduras a year ago.

When planning for the details, I envisioned an intimate romantic-theme beach wedding where we would say our vows to the sounds of tranquil waves and the refreshing salty smell of the ocean breeze.  I imagined our guests mingling outdoors during the cocktail hour, drinking beers and colorful drinks with live music while enjoying the breath taking views of the gorgeous sunset, then later joining us for an amazing dinner and wine at a long communal table adorned with greenery and pale pink flowers, we would then sweat off the calories with non stop dancing, before being mesmerized by a fire show and end the night with bonfire and stories to share.

The day my husband and I arrived this all seem possible, the weather was perfect and the clear beach waters were stunning however the next day things took on a different  turn and a big storm was on its way threatening all of our plans and potentially prevent Antonio’s family from attending, not pleasant news but we decided to embrace it and go with it, there was nothing we could do about the weather and getting married is what mattered the most after all.

In terms of  theme, the result was an indoor rustic chic wedding, graced with rain and thunderstorms and full of excitement and emotions. One of our friends came to me and said ” This is the best wedding I’ve been to” – that meant so much to me, because even though it was ultimately  about my now husband and I taking this big leap of faith, we wanted to make the long trip enjoyable for our friends as well.

Re-living this days makes me incredibly happy, I hope you enjoy our photos.

VENDOR CREDITS

Venue: Mayan Princess

Bride’s Gown: Hayley Paige Leighton

Bride’s Shoes: Sergio Rossi Bridal

Bridesmaid Dresses: White by Vera Wang

Hair and Makeup Artist: Katrina Mcnab and her team at The Beauty Shop

Men’s Attire: Express and Macy’s

Men’s Shoes: Sperry Shoes

Invitations: DIY using Oscar De la Renta Paperless post invitation and  Paper Presentation envelopes.

Cake: Cake Bliss Roatan

Wedding Favors:  Vosges Chocolates

Wedding Photography: Leonardo Melendez Photography


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  • Melanie E

    This is a lovely wedding. My husband is a minister, and he performed two weddings this past weekend, and I love to see the different details that couples put into their special day. Your dress is so pretty!

  • First of all, happy one year anniversary!! And this wedding looks gorgeous. I absolutely love all of the well-thought out details that you put into your special day. I really think your cake is one of the prettiest that I’ve ever seen!! So fun!

  • Melanie Flinn

    Beautiful, beautiful wedding! I’ve always loved the idea of a beach wedding, although it didn’t happen for us 13 years ago. You will treasure these photos!

  • Farrah Less Gomez

    Congratulations and Best wishes! I enjoy looking at your wedding photos your a stunning bride. Good choice of the venue as well I love beach wedding very romantic.

  • Monica Young

    Congratulations. Also I love everything. Your dress, your shoes. Amazing pictures and happy anniversary. I had a renewal of bows at the beach and I think that is the perfect place. The details on the dress are just out of this world.

  • What beautiful pictures! The beach ones are classic! We actually had a wedding and reception at home in Canada, and then another reception in Italy (near the beach) where my husband’s from!

  • Nikki

    What a gorgeous wedding! You look beautiful! I would have loved to have a beach wedding. We get married on a military base in Japan, at the base judge’s office in jeans and t-shirts, lol. Not nearly as classy.

  • Alison Rost

    Oh my goodness, you were the most beautiful bride! A few years ago, my husband’s daughter also had a destination beach wedding. It was such a wonderful experience, although, like you, there were a few snafus. You know what they say? If it rains on your wedding day, you’re destined to be rich x