BGDW01 | How Riviera Maya, Mexico Desti Bride Rashonda Planned Her Destination Wedding

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We're @ Episode 1! And I'm pleased to introduce Our VERY FIRST DESTI+BRIDEFRIEND!

Rashonda was the very first person that I reached out to on my Operation: BlackDestinationBride mission and she's welcomed us with open arms and a huge heart today to share her journey planning a destination wedding with her very best tips! 

In today's Desti Interview, we find out how Real Destination Wedding Couple, Rashonda + Maleke planned their destination wedding in Riviera Maya Mexico! And I'm so excited to be able to share this with you. I'm grateful for you for listening and joining me on my own Desti journey!


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DestiCouple: Rashonda Ambrose + Maleke Black

Destination Wedding Date: November 19, 2010

City & Country: Riviera Maya, Mexico

Venue: Barcelo Maya
(TripAdvisor Reviews HERE)

Number of Guests: 35-40

Total Budget: ~$16,000.00

Listen to Rashonda's Desti Interview & See the Show Notes Below
for more details on how Rashonda + Maleke planned their destination wedding in Riviera Maya, Mexico!


Show Notes

Rashonda + Maleke's Destination Wedding Vendors

What She Wore

Bridal Gown: Kleinfelds

Price: $2,000 - $4,000

Bride’s ShoesPink Paradox-London

Hair & Makeup: Bride with Nickey from TRAX

Listen to Rashonda's interview to find out where this beautiful wedding dress is NOW!

What They Wore

Bridesmaids' Gowns: Bari Jay


Groom & Groomsmen’s Formalwear: Calvin Klein

Rashonda's DestiPros... 

...and Everything Else you need to know 

VenueBarcelo Maya

Wedding Planner: Bride & Groom together with Barcelo Maya

Photographer: by Petronella Photography

Caterer: Barcelo Maya

Cake: Barcelo Maya

Florist: Barcelo Maya

Entertainment: Local Mariachi Band

Ceremony Programs: Cherish Paperie

more photos!

To see the full photo album of Rashonda + Maleke's Wedding, see their Real Weddings feature in Munaluchi Bridal Magazine.

BGDW Thanks Rashonda!

We appreciate you being our Bridefriend Forever by giving us a peak behind your veil of destination wedding planning! 
Much Love to You and Your Beautiful Family!


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