Juan and Viri’s Beach Wedding

28 Jul

My frequent readers will know that Jorge and my best friends are Juan and Viri. They already had their civil ceremony back in December, but this past weekend was their big Catholic wedding. It was SO MUCH FUN!

The wedding was held at Ocean Events, a beautiful outdoor venue set on the beach near Puerto Juarez, right in front of El Meco ruins. (Jorge and I almost chose this venue for our wedding last year, before deciding to get married in Merida.)

I got to be a bridesmaid (there were TWELVE of us!), and of course I took pictures… you know me.

The ceremony venue

Jorge and me (a vision in purple, if I do say so myself)

I told you there were 12 of us

It's a Mexican tradition for family and close friends to pay for certain parts of the wedding. Juan and Viri sponsored our wedding cake, so we sponsored their dessert table... money well spent.

Here's a Mexican wedding tradition for ya... the men carry the groom off to the restroom. They undress him (completely), and bring his clothes back to the bride, who then has to go to the restroom to dress him again.

Here they are bringing the clothes back.

The wedding was filled with great food (especially the cupcakes… ooooh, the cupcakes…), tons of dancing (the dance floor was NEVER empty, and the salsa music was the most popular), and tons of friends. We ended the night around 2 am.

Congratulations, Juan and Viri!

17 Responses to “Juan and Viri’s Beach Wedding”

  1. Ang July 28, 2011 at 3:03 pm #

    Girl – you look F’n GREAT! Congrats to the happy couple!

  2. Tori July 28, 2011 at 3:45 pm #

    You look FABULOUS!!!! As did the entire event

  3. Ayde July 28, 2011 at 3:48 pm #

    Felicidades a la Parejaaaaa!!! se ve que estuvo HERMOSAAA LA BODA!! y la mesa de los postres simplemente se ve Deliciosa!!! Qu su matrimonio este lleno de felicidad 😀

  4. Krysten July 28, 2011 at 3:53 pm #

    Oh my gosh looks like SOOOO much fun!

  5. Kristi July 28, 2011 at 5:58 pm #

    Beautiful! Congrats to your friends 🙂

  6. KfromMichigan July 28, 2011 at 8:57 pm #

    You look great and the photo taken on the beach is absolutely beautiful. Love the gowns. Congrats to Juan and Viri.

  7. Harri July 28, 2011 at 10:43 pm #

    The day looks gorgeous- what a brilliant Mexican tradition with the clothes- hilarious!

    And you look absolutely beautiful in your dress- you are looking SO slim! xxx

  8. Holyoke Home July 28, 2011 at 11:55 pm #

    GIRL! You. Look. AMAZE BALLS! Amazing!

  9. ashlie July 29, 2011 at 4:28 pm #

    12 bridesmaids?? WOW! Congrats to your friends. Love the dance floor.

  10. Nikki July 29, 2011 at 8:54 pm #

    PHew, that dance floor is electronic! Money well spent indeed. Beautiful wedding, beautiful couple, congrats to them both!

  11. Arturo Perdomo July 30, 2011 at 5:57 pm #

    Hi Laura, I just got one question…who made the dessert table??

    • ViriNice August 1, 2011 at 11:48 pm #

      Yo… La novia!!!! Yo la monto y trabajo en conjunto con una repostera excelente!!!

  12. ViriNice August 1, 2011 at 11:50 pm #

    Wera……. Gracias x escribir acerca de mi boda!!!! Quien mejor que tu para hacerlo!!!! Tqm XOXO

    • gringation August 2, 2011 at 3:06 pm #

      De nada, fue un placer 🙂 igual tqm amiga

  13. Kathryn August 4, 2011 at 3:54 am #

    Looks like such a fun wedding! And your dress is GORGEOUS! I can’t believe there were 12 bridesmaids- were there 12 groomsmen, too? I don’t even think I have 12 friends! And what is with the king outfit?

  14. Ceri August 7, 2011 at 6:17 pm #

    It looks like such a fun wedding. 😀 And wow, look at all the bridesmaids! Loads of you. hehe.

    You and Jorge are actually such a gorgeous couple. ❤

    And I absolutely love Viri's dress.

    Beautiful wedding.

  15. GRRRL TRAVELER September 21, 2011 at 3:23 am #

    Congrats to you friend! I really admire that her wedding had so many bridesmaids! It’s so lavish to have an entourage when coming down the aisle and that wedding photo with the bridesmaids lined up is striking– ooks like something out of a movie!

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