As the world reopens for summer travel, so is the onslaught of wedding season. Summer, always a favored time for weddings, is proving to be more popular than ever this year due to a deluge of delayed nuptials from Covid-19. Couples are ready to tie the knot and celebrate love with all of their friends and family by their side. Fairmont Mayakoba, a five-star luxury resort in the heart of Mexico’s acclaimed Riviera Maya, is no stranger to hosting some of the most beautiful destination weddings.
Nestled within a private gated community, the AAA/CAA Five Diamond Award Fairmont Mayakoba is surrounded by 240 hectares of lush tropical forest that hugs the pristine white sand beaches on the Caribbean shoreline. Couples can say “I do” in an intimate beach ceremony or inside a traditional Mexican chapel to celebrating with an alfresco luncheon or dancing the night away on the beach underneath the stars and more.
Below, Fairmont Mayakoba shares some of the top wedding trends for summer 2022.
Very Peri, Pantone’s 2022 Color of the Year, is a gorgeous blue hue with violet-red undertones that is meant to convey a positive and joyous feeling after transitioning from a period of intense isolation from the pandemic.
This beautiful shade can be easily incorporated throughout the wedding day from decorations, such as flowers or the reception table, to accessories, including bow ties, headbands, hair jewelry and more.
Surprise your guests and create lasting memories with an unexpected theme. A chic, tropical wedding can be created with lush foliage and flora, like orchids or anthuriums, to decorate the reception and venue spaces, while natural accessories, like rattan, can further transport guests to a tropical island atmosphere. Warm-hued lights evoke the lush vegetation of the jungle while exotic plants should be piled on high.
Build the sense of travel and escape before and during the wedding, starting with the announcement invitations all the way through to the decorations at the reception. The trend is for ultimate freedom and sense of expression.
After two years of limited gatherings, big parties are back as many people are craving the chance to mix and mingle. What can you expect? Large floral installations and focal points are more significant and extravagant design elements than ever before.
While the parties are grand, taking care of the environment is just as important. There are various ways to incorporate sustainable elements into a wedding, such as by selecting eco-friendly vendors, choosing a plastic-free caterer, using online invitations and save-the-dates, and recycling and donating flowers after the wedding day. In addition, more couples are opting for vegan menus, which is another way to “green” your wedding.
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