When Maycie + Chris began planning their trip spot bridal ceremony in Cartagena, Colombia, their objective was primarily to plan an epic journey for all of their household and mates…and get married ultimately alongside the way in which by which! As a substitute of a rehearsal dinner, they kicked off the 3-day extravaganza by renting two open-air social gathering buses to drive all people throughout the metropolis. They drank + danced to the music of the reside bands which have been on the bus with them. At one degree, all people hopped off the bus and they also snacked on empanadas and boogied on the road. Primarily, we want to be at their bridal ceremony (The Eventeur did such an outstanding job planning all of it out!).
Maycie tells us: I always knew I didn’t want my bridal ceremony ceremony to be typical, so the highlight of the weekend was after we took our 82 mates out on 6 speedboats into the middle of the Caribbean. All people met on the dock spherical 11AM donning cowl ups and the colorful hats we gave each customer as a welcome reward. The 6 tempo boats went about 45 minutes out and formed a circle in the middle of the ocean, after which Chris and I stood on the doorway of 1 amongst them and acknowledged “I do.”
Seems like gratifying, correct?! Merely wait until you see all the moments captured by Barb Simkova + Max Vitality, and Tara McMullen Photos!
Throughout the Metropolis
Isn’t this place fairly with all the vibrant constructions?
For individuals who want to snag this straightforward journey mannequin, listed below are a few of our faves:
The Ceremony…Surrounded by Water!
My sister-in-law couldn’t be on the wedding ceremony on account of she was pregnant (and there was a hazard of the Zika virus). I wore the attractive cowl up she gave me over a white swimsuit so we would actually really feel like she was there in spirit.
Boats in formation! The overhead drone footage have been taken by the couple’s good pal, Rob King.
What a cool place to say yours vows—inside the ocean, surrounded by your best household and mates!
After the ceremony, Chris and I spontaneously decided to leap into the ocean, and ALL 82 of our bridal ceremony mates (even my 81-year-old grandparents!) jumped in after us! It was an unforgettable and surreal to swim throughout the colourful blue water saying hiya and getting congratulated by all people we love, moments after saying our vows!
Following the exact ceremony, all people went island hoping throughout the Rosario Islands (as you do when the ceremony is held inside the water, correct??).
All people had lunch on a private island generally known as Bendita Seashore + then they headed to Cholon—typically generally known as the “social gathering island”—the place they found a floating bar…that they practically sunk! Proper right here’s Maycie with further: I don’t know if that many people have ever all arrived instantly…my poor bridal ceremony planner! We ate oysters from kayakers selling them spherical us, went on the banana boat, and dove off the bar into the ocean—evidently it was positively the simplest day of my life!
The ‘First Look’
I suggested Chris I wanted to do a major look inside the courtyard of the venue, nonetheless truly I wanted to ice him! It labored like a attraction and his mates, who’ve been watching from the roof, acquired a kick out of it too! He’s usually the one pranking me so it was superior to get him so good!
For individuals who aren’t conscious of what “to ice” anyone means, it’s generally when a bottle of Smirnoff Ice is seen or launched—the person drops to 1 knee and chugs it (all part of the game!).
Retaining points casual and funky, Chris donned a linen swimsuit and funky kicks from Chamulas.
How attractive is Maycie’s Stone Chilly Fox gown with all that gratifying fringe? Oh, and that veil? It’s the one her grandmother wore for her bridal ceremony!
The Vibrant Reception
The idea was to have a “formal” reception the day after the ceremony, so that everyone may completely profit from the “boat day” and have the power to call it an early night time time after a day of consuming inside the photo voltaic. (So good!)
Maycie tells us: The next day, after sleeping off our hangovers, we had a further typical reception at Casa Pombo—a very stunning colonial mansion inside the coronary coronary heart of Cartagena. All people positioned on their vibrant cocktail attire and we danced the night time time away!
A troupe of dancers and drummers carrying Carnival outfits shocked all the buddies for an hora loca.
Now THAT seems to be like like a PARTY! Congratulations, Maycie + Chris. It seems to be like corresponding to you two had an absolute blast!!
footage: Barb Simkova + Max Vitality, Tara McMullen Photos // venue determine: Casa Pombo, Cartagena, Colombia // planning: The Eventeur // bridal ceremony costume: Stone Chilly Fox // bride’s footwear: Zara // groom’s footwear: Revolve // catering: Monica del Risco // music: DJ Tavo // boats: Boats4You // island lunch: Bendita Seashore // ceremony drone images: Rob King // bridal ceremony costume alterations: West Coast Couture // white cowl up: Free People // second white cowl up: Ceaselessly21 // bathing swimsuit + purple costume: : ASOS // second bathing swimsuit: Seashore Riot