A Romantic Beach Wedding at Le Reve Hotel and Spa in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Turquoise water, white sand and warm sunshine—few things are better. But to Marta Betancor (26 and a hotelier) and Jose Luis Rodriguez (26 and a webmaster), adding their friends, family and “I do” was the recipe for one wedding weekend they’ll never forget. They stayed with their family at Le Reve Hotel and Spa in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, where they hosted all the festivities, from ceremony to reception. Their wedding planner, Arlenis Ruiz Weddings & Romance, couldn’t have been better: She made sure every detail was taken care of. Everything followed a palette of coral and white to contrast the beach backdrop, and vintage touches added an air of timelessness. One detail Marta and Jose especially loved was the dance party, led by the Shine Band. “I danced until my feet hurt and sang until I had no more voice,” Marta says. Quetzal Photo captured so many happy moments throughout the day—and to Marta, a picture says more than words can describe: “It’s not just a pretty picture, but pictures where you don’t have to say a word, and yet you completely understand what was going on.” See below to find out what she means.