Anastasija + Ricardo’s enchanting wedding in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico was rich with culture and historic atmosphere. I love the ancient Mayan archeological site where today’s featured couple had their pictures taken. Anastasija looks gorgeous in her perfectly Spanish inspired chantilly lace and silk faille floral guipure embroidered gown by Oscar de la Renta. Thanks for sharing your special day with us Anastasija + Ricardo! It’s especially heartwarming to feature an Oscar de la Renta real wedding as the fashion world grieves the passing of Mr. de la Renta earlier this week at the age of 82.
Anastasija + Ricardo | May 29, 2014 | Playa Del Carmen, Mexico | Dress Listing: Oscar de la Renta, 33N37
Our Catholic wedding ceremony took place in a grotto church in Xcaret, a national park in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. The church was breathtaking and it made our ceremony unique and unforgettable.
We held our reception at the private Beach Club in an open-air restaurant overlooking the Caribbean Sea. The beach club restaurant was a perfect setting for a fun celebration after a delicious and original Mexican dinner. The dinner was full of emotional toasts from family and friends. After dinner, our American and Russian guests learned some line dances from the Mexican side of the family and the band kept everyone dancing through the night.
Anastasija’s Dress Search
I tried on nine dresses, but the first dress I tried on turned out to be “the one.” As soon as I put it on, I felt that it embodied everything I was looking for and was perfect for my wedding. The quality of the dress was also significantly better than other dresses that I tried on and the difference was very noticeable in the details, lace, and material.
How Anastasija Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Elegant, Sophisticated and Sexy
Why Anastasija Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
Even though I loved the dress so much, I almost settled for another less expensive one. On the wedding day, I was very happy that I didn’t because my wedding day would not be the same without my dress. I want another bride to have an opportunity to feel as amazing as I did on her wedding day.
Wedding Dress: Oscar de la Renta, 33N37 | Photography: Del Sol Photography | Ceremony Venue: Xcaret, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico | Reception Venue: Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico | Event Planning: Joyce Mnguni from Dream Weddings Riviera Maya | Floral Design: Today’s Featured Bride | Cake: Zaida Marcos Cakes