Steven Benoit & Adam Baker

Magic in México


Married

Sep 25, 2021
Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo , Mexico


Photo Credit

Michael Allen Photography


Style Guide


Color Palette



Style

Beach, Destination


Season

Fall





The Proposal

Steven planned a leisurely morning with Adam on Town Lake in the heart of Austin, Texas. After arriving at the boat rental dock and sharing a few mimosas, the couple ventured to their two-seated kayak and started paddling. If you’re familiar with the Texas sun, you’ll know to seek shade whenever possible, so they quickly found themselves under a bridge overlooking the beautiful downtown Austin skyline. Surprisingly, they had the entire stretch of lake to themselves. Gathering his courage, Steven reached into his duffle bag, grabbed the Cartier box, and nervously asked Adam to turn around. “No… I’m fine. I’m enjoying the view,” Adam contently replied. “Adam. Just for a second?” Steven pleaded. After what felt like minutes of back and forth, but were only moments, Adam finally turned and faced Steven. He knew.


Steven Benoit Adam Baker Riviera Maya Destination Wedding At UNICO Hotel Groom Portrait

Steven Benoit Adam Baker Riviera Maya Destination Wedding At UNICO Hotel Welcome Bag

Steven Benoit Adam Baker Riviera Maya Destination Wedding At UNICO Hotel Weekend Itinerary

Steven Benoit Adam Baker Riviera Maya Destination Wedding At UNICO Hotel Rehearsal Dinner Drinks

Steven Benoit Adam Baker Riviera Maya Destination Wedding At UNICO Hotel Rehearsal Dinner


In Preparation

If you are considering whether to have your big day at an all-inclusive resort, Adam and Steven have just one suggestion – do it. After a brief consultation with Maribel, one of the talented Wedding Coordinators at UNICO 20o87o Riviera Maya, the couple carefully selected décor, food, drinks, and entertainment. And, though Adam and Steven have an admittedly specific style and keen attention to detail, the process was remarkably stress-free and hands-off. Maribel and her team of coordinators and vendors planned the welcome dinner, ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception exactly how Steven and Adam had envisioned. The high level of coordination and communication allowed the couple to feel confident guests would have an incredible experience.


Steven Benoit Adam Baker Riviera Maya Destination Wedding At UNICO Hotel Ceremony Setup

Steven Benoit Adam Baker Riviera Maya Destination Wedding At UNICO Hotel Grooms

Steven Benoit Adam Baker Riviera Maya Destination Wedding At UNICO Hotel Reception Lounge

Steven Benoit Adam Baker Riviera Maya Destination Wedding At UNICO Hotel Dance Floor


The Big Day

Friends and family flew into Cancún from around the country to celebrate the love between Adam and Steven. Guests arrived at Unico 20o87o Hotel Riviera Maya, where they were greeted with cocktails and a welcome bag filled with thoughtful beach essentials. The couple exchanged vows at the property’s beachfront with a stunning backdrop of teal Caribbean waters and a clear blue, sun-filled sky. A collection of rattan rugs created an aisle that led up to a uniquely designed bohemian arbor. Tropical foliage, birds of paradise, and ginger flowers flanked rows of vintage Ton bistro chairs. Following the ceremony, a lively reception ensued with signature drinks, loving toasts, a gorgeous seated dinner, cake cutting, and hours of dancing led by a fantastic band. An epic fireworks display capped off the evening.


Steven Benoit Adam Baker Riviera Maya Destination Wedding At UNICO Hotel Group Picture

Steven Benoit Adam Baker Riviera Maya Destination Wedding At UNICO Hotel Tequila Shots

Steven Benoit Adam Baker Riviera Maya Destination Wedding At UNICO Hotel Reception Tables


The Retreat

After months of planning and a long, eventful weekend with friends and family, a little R&R was just what Adam and Steven craved. The couple carefully selected Be Tulum, a remote boutique hotel in Tulum, Mexico, for their mini-moon. Adam and Steven spent their time relaxing on the beach, exploring local restaurants and nightlife, and reminiscing about their once-in-a-lifetime milestone.


Steven Benoit Adam Baker Riviera Maya Destination Wedding At UNICO Hotel Grooms At The Reception

Steven Benoit Adam Baker Riviera Maya Destination Wedding At UNICO Hotel Reception Details

Steven Benoit Adam Baker Riviera Maya Destination Wedding At UNICO Hotel Dessert

Steven Benoit Adam Baker Riviera Maya Destination Wedding At UNICO Hotel Cake
Steven Benoit Adam Baker Riviera Maya Destination Wedding At UNICO Hotel Fireworks

Featured Wedding Vendors

PHOTOGRAPHER

Michael Allen Photography

EVENT PLANNER, VENUE, CATERER, & CAKE

UNICO 20°87° Hotel Rivieria Maya

 

Contributing Vendors

FLORIST

Tulipania 

SUITS

Soto & Co.

SHOES

Allen Edmonds

RENTALS & DECOR

Planner 1 Events
Canteiro Weddings

ENTERTAINMENT

Party Music Events

VIDEOGRAPHER

JJ Studio

FIREWORKS

Special Events México

TRANSPORTATION

BonVoyage DMC

MINI-MOON ACCOMMODATIONS 

Be Tulum Hotel

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