A Destination Wedding at Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort and Spa in Riviera Maya, Mexico

Complementing their tropical setting in Riviera Maya, Mexico, Amanda Pinheiro (25 and in human resources) and Dave Catarino (29 and a teacher) filled their destination wedding with bright pink and turquoise accents against all-white details. “We got our inspiration from the beautiful layout of the resort and the wonderful surroundings it had to offer,” Amanda says. Dynamic Visions Photography was there to document the day, which started with a ceremony at Nuestra Senora de las Nieves Chapel and ended in a tequila-infused dance party at Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort and Spa. With the help of their coordinators, Amanda and Dave decorated the reception with all-white linens, white chiavari chairs, white fabric-wrapped columns and fuchsia chair sashes. White fabric was also draped along the ceiling. For an extra pop of color, the couple covered the room with blue uplighting. Another standout detail was Amanda and Dave's wedding cake. Their two-tier white confection was accented with silver beading and topped with a personal accent. Since the couple met, had their first date and became engaged on a beach, Amanda and Dave topped their wedding cake with a dancing starfish bride and groom. For future couples, Amanda shares a tip: “Relax and enjoy the day. Take as much in as you possibly can during the wedding; it goes by so quickly. Look around and see how much fun your guests are having. Cherish all the memories. If something does not go as planned, just go with it. The guests won’t know if the coordinator missed something.”