Wedding Recap – Getting Ready

Me, my mom and my two sisters left our hotel early in the morning to board the first boat out to the wedding venue.

We arrived at the wedding venue at Las Caletas after forty-five minutes on the boat. We were immediately escorted to the bridal casita, where we relaxed until it was time to get ready for the wedding.

We got massages at the spa, we spent time exploring the beach and relaxing on hammocks. We ate lunch next to the water.

After lunch, we took a nap and soon after 2pm, it was time to get ready for hair and make-up.


Fernando, who did my hair and make-up did a great job. Even without any test runs with him, I was assured that he was good, so I had no worries.

He brought a ton of make-up and let me pick a color palette that I love to wear. I asked a lot of questions while he did my make-up, so I got plenty of tutorials in the process.

Considering the humidity in Mexico, I nixed the idea of wearing all of my hair down. I decided to do half up and half down with plenty of volume. It worked out perfectly for my veil too. My hair stayed in tight curls until it was time to put on my dress. Then he loosened the curls and did the final touches at the last minute.


I am so grateful and happy that my mom was able to travel and be there on my wedding day, after being hospitalized a few months before the wedding. It meant a lot that she was there to witness all of it.


After everyone was ready and all glammed out, we drank some bubbly to celebrate.

My sister looked so beautiful. She was a glowing mommy.




Our bridal casita was in a secluded place on top of a hill. The breeze was nice and cool outside, it was a perfect place to get ready and do the final touches.


My wedding dress is by Justin Alexander. I only visited one salon to look for a dress and I knew it was the one once I put it on.


I loved the fit and all the details that were just in the right places.


I felt beautiful and comfortable and most importantly, I felt like “me”. It was the dress I wanted to wear, the day I would marry my husband.



This is the moment where I saw the boat arrived with Chris and our wedding guests on board. I could see them, but they could not see me.


I was filled with emotions, knowing our friends and family came all the way to Mexico to celebrate our wedding. I could not wait to see them.


I felt so relaxed surrounded by nature, the birds chirping and monkeys playing in the background. Being around my sisters and my mom was also really special because I wanted to spend alone time with them before the wedding.

I was relaxed and ready. Ready to get started with the festivities. Ready to get married. Ready to see Chris again.


I hid in my bridal casita while Chris got ready in the spa next door. I headed to the wedding venue in the morning and Chris arrived with our wedding guests late in the afternoon. We texted all day long to check in on each other. While I was relaxing on the beach, he was relaxing at the pool back in the hotel.

We picked out his linen suit together. He looked so handsome.


Next up….”The First Look”.


  1. You are glowing. Love the colors of the flowers!

  2. How beautiful you looked! U can just see the excitement and love in your pics! U look amazing Lea! I knew you would, but to see these pics, just so beautiful! The location too, beautiful! I love your dress, you picked a perfect dress, it is very “you” classy and elegant!

    Cant wait for first look! We didnt do a first look, we chose not to ; )

    • Thanks girl. Out of everyone, you probably know what it feels like to be in the dress you picked out months prior and when you put it on on your wedding day, it just feels soooo right.

      I can’t wait to see your pictures soon. I hope your photographer would hurry up already…because I’m excited.

  3. I loved this recap! You looked absolutely stunning! Your dress is so beautiful! That is the style that I want! 🙂

    I can’t wait to read more posts about your wedding!!

    • Thank you. You will be a glowing bride yourself…pretty soon. Time will go by fast and you will be walking down that aisle soon. I loved the dress and I would recommend the style too.

  4. ah! SO beautiful! love the dress you wore to get ready too. I wore my hair half up half down due to heat too and it seemed just right. The color shoes are so fun with your beautiful dress. LOVE

    • Thank you. I was advised to wear my hair UP because of the humidity, but I insisted I wanted it half down. I loved it even though the curls were gone right after I started dancing. Oh wells, it had that beachy look without trying.

  5. Stunning, I love the accents of the shoes!! Ahhh beautiful.

  6. You look stunning!!

  7. Gorgeous!

    I really love the hair — half up is so classic! The dress fits you like a glove!

  8. Oh wow Lea, you look amazing in your dress! You and Chris make such a lovely couple.

  9. i can’t get over how beautiful you look. love the dress, love the shoes, love makeup! just perfect.

    • Oh stop it, you are too much…you are making me blush. It was a great day and everything just felt right. Hair, make-up and dress…didn’t even think about it too much because it felt natural.

  10. I love the wedding recap! You look stunning, and i love the pop of pink with your fun shoes!! I already teared up and got emotional reading this installment… I’m a sap for a beautiful wedding! i can’t wait to read more!

    • Thank you so much. I specifically pick the pink shoes for the color and the pop it added and all the frilly design that makes me feel all girly girl 🙂 I’ve always loved reading about wedding too, even before I was planning mine. It’s just so romantic.

  11. nikkionlunch says:

    You looked gorgeous, Lady. 🙂 And ditto to loving the shoes you had one.

  12. These photos are BEAUTIFUL! I love them – and you have eyelashes for days!

  13. You look gorgeous girl~And I love seeing all these recaps! Obviously, I’m on a wedding groove and will be till March 😉

  14. Thank you for posting these pics, Lea. You were an absolutely beautiful bride! May you and Chris be blessed with a lifetime of joy and happiness. : – )

  15. Yayyyy, so excited you’ve started posting these!

  16. So beautiful!!

  17. *swoon!* these are GORGEOUS girl! and so are you! mwah!

  18. You look absolutely GORGEOUS!! I’m so glad that you are sharing this with us! I LOVE IT! I can’t wait til I get married. 🙂

  19. Defiant Vegan (Annette) says:

    awww what sweet pictures you look absolutely fabulous. Get’s me excited seeing your pics I hope mine are as beautiful as yours. I still have more to take down the road for reception in Dec. ❤

  20. You were SUCH a beautiful bride!!


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