Halyna and Art met 4 years ago and then they never thought that on November 16, 2012 they would say their “I DO’s”. Their attraction to each other and desire for bright and happy life grew into passion and love that turned into a magical marriage proposal on the wild beaches of Costa Rica. A year later, Halyna and Art decided to get married in Puerto Aventuras, Mexico and what a celebration of love it was!
The newlyweds wanted to have a beautiful intimate wedding filled with love, sun shining and sounds of breaking waves. Halyna and Art decided not to go for a traditional beach wedding set up and instead they had a ceremony in the garden, while their cocktail hour and reception took place by the pool and in the courtyard of the villa Hacienda Corazon, respectively.
The couple decided to go for more natural colours such as white, beige and green which was a perfect choice for an outside wedding, while groom’s purple shirt and bridal party’s pink attire added a pop of colour which was necessary for a Mexican wedding. The newlyweds opted for white linens and beige table runners, gold chiavari chairs and white napkins. We tied seating cards with guests’ names to them that were made by the bride herself. Centrepieces were glass cylinders with candles with a variety of flowers such as orchids and roses placed at the bottom.
On the day of the wedding, ten minutes before the ceremony, it started to rain. At this point the guests just arrived and the set up was all ready for the ceremony to start. The rain lasted for only about twenty minutes but it was enough for all of us to get a little worried, calm down and laugh about it but we were all anxious to start the nuptials! The moment Halyna and Art said their vows and were ready to put the rings on their fingers, the sun came out. It was a very symbolic moment that signified a bright and happy future for the newlyweds. Champagne toast, lots of hugs and kisses and group pictures followed the pronouncement of a newly married couple. After that Halyna and Art left for their photo shoot around Puerto Aventuras, Mexico.
After a little break, all the guests made their way back to the villa Hacienda Corazon where cocktail hour and the dinner party took place. While Mariachi band played beautiful Spanish music guests were mingling, signing guestbook and sipping on their Mimosas by the pool. On the way to the reception, they received their favors that were carefully crafted by the newlyweds. In fact, they thanked their guests for coming to this beautiful wedding with CDs with the collection of the favoorite love songs. “Share the Love!”
After a grand entrance and a first dance, guests indulged into a family style served appetizers and a main course buffet filled with lobsters, paella and lamp chops while listening to the speeches and raising champagne flutes and vodka shots to the newlyweds. This was an evening full of surprise performances, Chinese lanterns ceremony, Ukrainian and Latvian traditions. Halyna and Art and the guests danced the night away to the tunes specifically picked by the newlyweds.
It was truly one of the most beautiful, unique and fun weddings Affairy Events have ever worked on! Once again, Congratulations, Halyna and Art! We wish you love and happiness!!!