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Relaxed Mexico Wedding


Beach wedding invites

Karly & Corey's beach side nuptials took place at The Beloved Hotel in sunny Mexico. With their closest friends and family in tow, they gathered for a celebratory weekend full of love and it couldn't have turned out anymore dreamy!
The turquoise water made the perfect backdrop for their relaxed and oh so swoon-worthy day, but wait, there's more! Take a closer look at all the details in the full gallery here captured by Shining Light Photography, plus don't miss the brides budget breakdown below.

Beachside wedding venue in Mexico

Beach ceremony seashell decor

Simple beach ceremony arch

Destination wedding

From Shining Light Photography: The wedding took place at The Beloved Hotel in Playa Mujeres, Mexico. Karly and Corey decided instead of having a huge wedding back in their home state of Kentucky, that they would take about 25 of their closest friends and immediate family members to a beautiful resort for a week of lounging around together before getting married on the beach!

Bridesmaids relaxing poolside

Custom wedding hat idea

Short bridesmaid dresses

Groomsmen beach style

Personal touches

There were personal touches everywhere- from the hand-sewn, "Mrs. Craig" hat Haley made Karly, to the comfy getting-ready dresses from ASOS and Free People + the stunning, beaded BHLDN bridesmaid dresses, and even to the sweet thumbprint necklaces of Karly's late father, Jeff, worn around her wrist.This day was filled with more than just good taste, but the sweetest moments between family and personal touches which were really important in bringing bits of what felt like "home" into their special day so far away.

Mother daughter walk down aisle

Beach wedding in Mexico

Newlyweds in Mexico

Relaxed vibe

The ceremony took place on the beach later that afternoon and concluded with a mini cocktail hour, courtesy of the personalized wooden boat/cooler made for Karly and Corey. The couple then proceeded to take full advantage of their amazing surroundings as we began roaming around the resort grounds and beach for some stunning portraits, soaking in the amazing day they had just had alongside a unbelievable sunset!

Beer boat for beachside wedding in Mexico

Kentucky Photographer

Kentucky-based film + digital photographer, Ashley McKinney of Shining Light Photography loves nothing more than to be asked to pack her bags and head off on a new adventure! Let her capture your magical day, whether at home or abroad.

Relaxed Mexico wedding


Read on to see how much this relaxed Mexico wedding cost. Please note that costs change as the years go by, and prices are subject to change. This is just one couple’s breakdown to give you a rough estimate on how much a wedding like this may cost you.

Breakdown of costs:
Photography: $2,800
Videography: $3,500
Dress: $1,700
Wedding details/ceremony (provided through TheBeloved Hotel): $2,700


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