A gorgeous real wedding abroad in Mexico with sunshine, sea and plenty of sparkle… Emma and Scott got married in April 2011. Read on to find out all about it!


WHO: Emma and Scott

WHERE: Sensatori Resort Riviera Maya, Mexico

WHEN: April 2011



The proposal

“Scott had it completely planned! We were on holiday in Cyprus and he took me out so we could have a romantic night to ourselves. I couldn’t believe it when the bar staff served me my ring in a glass of Champagne!” smiles Emma

The bride’s real wedding abroad outfit

Emma looked stunning in her floor-sweeping Maggie Sottero gown. “It was perfect! I was quite nervous about the taffeta, but I’m so glad I chose it,” recalls Emma. “It travelled amazingly well and felt as light as a feather, even in the Mexican heat. I wore jewellery from Glitzy Secrets, their range is just amazing.”

The groom’s outfit

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“Scott wore a grey suit tailor made by Reiss. He chose every detail of his wedding outfit, which made it so unique and personal,” remembers Emma

“Scott chose every detail of his wedding suit, which made it so unique and personal”

The bridesmaids

Emma’s bridesmaids were her two nieces, sister and daughter. The cute dusky-pink flowergirl dresses were from Monsoon. The older girls wore mink dresses, also from Monsoon

The flowers

The Sensatori Resort in Mexico organised a bouquet of roses for Emma. “We also had two large white flower arrangements on the gazebo, which we reused as table decorations in the evening,” she says

The ceremony

The ceremony for the real wedding abroad took place on the sandy Mexican beach. “My Father walked me down the aisle to Alicia Keys’ If I ain’t got you. There was an intimate mix of family and close friends,” remembers Emma. The couple also had a live web cast for those back in the UK organised by Cancun Live Weddings

The reception

“We decided to pay extra for a private beach BBQ, and it was the best choice I made,” smiled Emma. “It was worth every penny. The food was fabulous and we had the entire beach to ourselves, which made it much more intimate,” she added

The inspiration

Emma chose a clean, crisp and white theme with a little sparkle. “A friend made my place settings, which were beautiful white wooden hearts and all my female guests were given a white silk fan as a favour,” recalls Emma

Bride’s top tip

“If you’re having your wedding abroad, don’t be afraid to ask the hotel if you can take your own decor. Diamanté brooches can be pinned on the backs of chairs, and look really effective.”