Bridal Guide Photo Shoot at Dreams Tulum: Day Three

The Bridal Guide editorial photo shoot concluded with some truly incredible shots at the neighboring eco-archeological park, Xcaret. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the park, the whimsical bridal looks that were captured appeared like they were right out of a fairytale.

The first shot was by a beautiful cenote (natural sinkhole), with water so clear it acted almost like a mirror.

This video shows the complete Cenote:

The next look was inspired by the Mayan culture, with a shot in a traditional canoe. The look is very unique.

We then held a shoot with a flock of flamingos. They got a little camera shy before the model arrived, so the shoot was done on a closed “set”. Here’s a sneak peak at the model flamingos.

Our next supporting models were a bit more cooperative.

Our second boat was bright, flowery and totally girly!

The final look featured an amazing hairpiece made from Birds of Paradise. This flower was the perfect choice as it is tropical and captivating.

Thanks for following along the last three days of behind the scenes coverage ofhte Bridal Guide photo shoot with the Mexico Tourism Board and Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa. We cannot wait to see the stories that develop from all three days of images! We’ll keep you posted as the phots are published in Bridal Guide Magazine so you can experience the finished product!

Bridal Guide Photo Shoot at Dreams Tulum: Day Two

It was another stunning day of shooting at Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa! The editorial and creative teams at Bridal Guide Magazine are so creative! Take a look at how they paired fashion, location and accessories to create looks that are totally glam…with a retro vibe.

Beach bombshell. The lifeguard stand was the perfect prop for this 50’s style gown. Very fun and flirty.

This shot included a classic all-American look with red shoes, white dress, blue pool and an old fashioned bottle of Coca-Cola.

A stroll down the aisle…or shuffle board court.

This shot had a very “Alice in Wonderland” feel with the resort’s oversized chess board as the setting. And notice the shoes…no bride’s look is complete without a pair of Dreams slippers!

Everyone was in love with this dress…and the look is very fitting for a destination wedding.

That’s a wrap for day two!

For the 3rd day of the shoot, the Mexico Tourism Board arranged for us to shoot at Xcaret (Riviera Maya’s top eco archaeological park). The theme for the looks will be very whimsical, and we are so excited to see how it turns out because the model will be posing with a flock of flamingos. Let’s hope they aren’t divas on the set! Check back tomorrow to see….

Bridal Guide Photo Shoot at Dreams Tulum: Day One

We’ve always known that Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa was the perfect backdrop for destination weddings, so we were beyond excited when Bridal Guide Magazine asked us to host their “on-location” editorial fashion shoot highlighting gorgeous options for bridal gowns and accessories. With additional partnership with the Mexico Tourism Board – we cannot wait to see these shots come to life on the magazine pages! Be part of the action with some behind the scenes shots…

Each day of the shoot has a distinct theme. The theme for day one was “elegant” featuring classic and timeless gowns and accessories that really wowed. It was impossible not to get lost in the story line of a gorgeous bride in stunning dresses and a handsome groom in sleek suits.

The first shot of the day was the couple (Bailey and Natalia – amazing models) walking along the beach: 

Next up was the bride being serenaded by Mariachis. Listen to them sing! The whole team was loving it! This is the actual band that real Dreams Tulum brides use….aren’t they adorable?!


Next we moved over to the charming chapel. Bridal Guide loved the vibrant blue color and I think you’ll agree the bride really stood out. And notice the intricate doors. The shot provided the perfect mix of Mexican-hacienda with modern bride.

Here’s a still shot of the bride inside the chapel: 
And a look at the perfect bouquets the local florist put together for the shoot:

After a quick gown change the bride returned to the chapel, along with the groom. This shot is the epitome of chic:

Next stop, the Agave Garden:

Followed by a sweet serenade:

Day one concluded with a final shot of the couple cuddling on a bridge:

Stay tuned for more behind scenes videos and snapshots from the Bridal Guide photo shoot at Dreams Tulum. The theme for tomorrow’s shoot is “Retro” – we hear it involves shuffleboard, a lifeguard stand, and hammocks. We can hardly wait!!!! Come back tomorrow to see more behind the scene shots and videos.

Bloggers Meet Up in Mexico

Dreams Resorts & Spas has teamed up with the Mexico Tourism Board to organize a retreat for influential family and travel bloggers to experience the beauty and excitement that Mexico has to offer. Dreams Riviera Cancun will be providing the luxurious accommodations for everyone attending the event.  From our Unlimited-Luxury® privileges to those extra little touches, we are excited to help make this event truly memorable for all of the participants.

The Bloggers Meet Up kicks off on Wednesday, May 18th with a cocktail party hosted by Dreams Riviera Cancun. There will be plenty of delicious cocktails, gourmet dishes and music to get the party started!

The Mexico Tourism Board has helped us arrange an exciting line-up of activities for the bloggers, including a Canopy and Cenote Tour, a night on the town in Playa del Carmen and an excursion to Xcaret. Event attendees will also have the opportunity to partake in a LIVE on-site Travelers’ Night In (TNI) discussion on Thursday May 19, 2011. If you are not already familiar with TNI, it is a weekly travel discussion organized by Zip Set Go and is considered the largest, live online travel chat with an average of 500 participants each week.

Of course the bloggers will have plenty of down time to enjoy all of the amenities that Dreams Riviera Cancun has to offer! To wrap up the trip, our sister resort Secrets Silversands will host a dinner party on Friday evening, giving our guests one last night of fun before departing for home in the morning.

We plan to update the tweet and update throughout the Bloggers Meet Up using the hashtag #MexDreams, so stay tuned for all the details. You can follow @DreamsResorts for updates from the resort and @TravelistaTara and @LisaJanPa who will be providing an insider’s perspective throughout the trip.