It was important to Marlee + Jordan that they tie the knot somewhere that felt super significant for them as a couple. Jordan had gotten down on one knee and proposed on a trip to Mexico, so, after weighing the pros and cons, Marlee +Jordan knew that a destination wedding in Cancún would feel so full circle and so them.
With the help of planner Natalie of Natalie Events the couple planned a 50-guest wedding weekend at Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancún full of events and activities and brimming with color! Through Palace Resort Weddings they teamed up with vendors like Evoke Events Decor who created some seriously mind-blowing ceremony florals and photographers from Memories Photo & Video who captured every colorful moment with their cameras.
There were plenty of pops of hot pink and so much joyful party energy, and bride Marlee (who works as a personal stylist) rocked SIX different looks over the course of the wedding weekend!!
Ok! Time to get into it! ¡Vamos!
The Pre-Wedding Festivities
Marlee wore the Cult Gaia “Raisa” gown in fiery orange for the couple’s romantic, boho, sunset welcome dinner that Thursday. We love the cutouts and feathery accents! “Feathers were a common theme throughout the weekend in my looks,” Marlee says, “as I felt it truly expressed my personality.”
Friday of the wedding weekend just so happened to be Cinco de Mayo! So Marlee + Jordan planned a festive Fiesta Night for their guests!
Take a peek at our list of the 28 best two-piece wedding dresses to discover which bridal separates best fit your style!
The Wedding Day
Marlee found her wedding gown—the Rhythmic Fluted Gown by Zimmerman—at the Zimmerman boutique in Palm Springs, Florida. “I knew the moment I tried it on, that this was the non-traditional dress of my dreams,” Marlee says. “It was chic and perfectly bridal in my eyes.”
We are so into this gown’s tiered skirt and asymmetrical vibe!! Also, how fab are those Christian Louboutin Loubi Queen Red Sole Ankle-Strap Sandals??
Marlee’s chic low bun with face framing wavy pieces and glowy glam makeup look were the work of Backstage Hair and Makeup.
Is there anything more timelessly stunning than a sparkly oval-cut diamond on a gold band!? Check out our list of the 35 best oval engagement rings to fall even more in love with this engagement ring silhouette.
The First Look
We love to see a groom getting in on the all-white action!! Perfect for a beachy wedding!
How breathtaking is this fuchsia dress?! Shop the AQUA Racerback Ruffle Hem Gown to recreate the look or go take a peek at our list of the 30 best mother of the groom dresses and ideas in every style for more ideas!
From the bride: "It's hard to pick only one! The most memorable moment of the wedding day, for me, was walking out seeing the chuppah and my full vision come to life. It was beyond exceeding my expectations. I had chills! The ceremony was very important to us, we had a destination wedding with 50 of our closest family and friends. The ceremony felt so personal and meaningful to everyone there."
Didn’t we tell you there were going to be some sublime ceremony florals?? These lush and colorful aisle arrangements and the chuppah literally dripping with flowers were all created by Evoke Events Decor.
Statement aisles like this white one lined with color-blocked roses are among the wedding trends we’re most excited about!
Marlee + Jordan kept the pops of pink going with some personalized pink maracas!
We’re loving this sweetheart table’s sunset-tone color blocked roses with the actual sunset in the background!
Marlee brought some springy floral vibes with her reception dress! After cocktail hour she changed into the vibrant Domenica Embellished Ball Gown by Alice + Olivia. “I worked for Alice + Olivia for years and grew as a stylist with them,” says Marlee, “so I felt like that was a must for me to include them in my wedding looks.”
Processional: "I Love You Always Forever" by Betty Who
Recessional: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
First Dance: "Firestone" by Kygo
Marlee ushered in the evening’s party vibes with her third wedding day look: another custom piece from MadebyILA! We can’t get over the plunge halter neckline and fun feathery skirt on this hot pink mini dress!!
Don't sweat the small stuff! And make sure you have a planner you can trust! Everything will fall into place after that.
Donuts. Cake pops. A cake made of churros?! It’s always so fun to see couples get creative with desserts when they aren’t feeling a traditional wedding cake.
Check out our list of 14 wedding desserts to serve besides cake to follow Marlee + Jordan’s lead!
“It was finally time for me to kick off my heels for the last hour,” Marlee says about her final look of the night: a custom silver mini dress also from MadebyILA and a sparkly pair of “Love Never Changes” Golden Goose kicks.
Explore our favorite wedding sneakers to find some fun and comfy sneaks for your own reception look!
Congratulations, Marlee + Jordan, on your fun and fashion-forward destination wedding in Cancún! GWS wishes you all the best!!
photography: Memories Photo & Video // venue name: Le Blanc Spa Resort, Cancun, Mexico // planning: Natalie Events // florals: Evoke Events Decor // hair stylist: Backstage Hair and Makeup // makeup artist: Backstage Hair and Makeup // videography: Memories Photo & Video // paper goods: Cara Eve Designs // tabletop rentals: Evoke Events Decor // furniture rentals: Evoke Events Decor // welcome party dress: Cult Gaia // fiesta night dress: Made by ILA // 1st wedding day dress: Zimmermann // 2nd wedding day dress: Alice & Olivia // 3rd + 4th wedding day dresses: Made by ILA