Your wedding under the sun

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Having a Destination Wedding under the sun is a wonderful option for most couples, the pristine beaches of the Caribbean offer a luxurious and indulging experience for all the guests and the couple can have their wedding and honeymoon at the same time 😀

There are many things to plan for a wedding under the sun, and with all things happening around the wedding day, there is often one thing that concerns all of your guests and wedding party alike and is often overlooked.

Taking care of your skin!

As exciting as it is to take a week long trip to a beautiful sunny beach, skin care is probably the one thing that should be on top of the list. There’s more to it than just buying sunscreen and pouring it all over, taking care of your skin is a very important process specially for brides and bridal party (looking like a burned lobster in wedding pictures is not that great). Here are some skin care advice from a specialist, a sun care advisor from sun care central.

Quick facts you should learn before you expose yourself to the sun:

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1. Being in a completely different climate has effects in all of your body, although you might not notice it you need to make sure you hydrate yourself all of the time (specially if you’ll be drinking a lot of alcohol, and if you’re on holiday for a wedding chances are…you will).

2. Applying sunscreen must be a very thorough process, not just rubbing it in and getting in the pool 2 minutes later, the less time you give the skin to absorb the sunblock, the more chances it won’t work at all. This means your skin will be very affected by the sun.

3. Keep your skin protected, direct exposure to the intense sunlight will get you burned in 20 minutes even in a cloudy day, so make sure you reapply sunblock frequently throughout the day but the most important thing is to get a skin reconditioning lotion that has aloe vera as the main ingredient. Aloe Vera will turn pink skin into brown allowing you to tan the next day

4. Manage your time in the sun, tanning is a process that develops gradually, limit your time in the sun to 2 hrs a day. Avoid being in direct exposure to sunlight during the peak hours 11-3 aprox depending on your location, the sun is at it’s highest point and it will reflect the rays in the sand and the water increasing your risk of getting burned. Plus the more your skin is exposed or burned the drier it gets and the more it’s prone to get hurt.

5. Too much sun is a real health risk, so take your time to protect the biggest and most sensitive organ in your body: your skin.

The difference between tanning and burning.

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There are ways in which you can maximize your tan and minimize your burn son that you can look spectacular at the wedding and pain free.

The key to do it is to get the proper sun care protection. Many commercial lotions are made based on chemicals and heavy waxes which can cause aggravation on blisters and peeling or simply not be adequate for your skin type.

The most effective way to do it is to get a natural biodegradable filter and a proper aloe after sun lotion. A natural filter will allow you to get a base tan without burning which will increase your body’s natural sun protection while the aloe lotion will help keep your skin moisturized and repaired after the daily exposure.

Inquire more about proper skin care measures and a guest blogger from sun care central will help you out.

Happy Wedding Planning!

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Tere and Jon they met because they were meant to

This is the story of Jon and Tere, he is an “aussie” who fell for a mexican woman, they lived in worlds apart, miles and miles away from each other and they met because they had to.

“And then I met this mexican girl  he said while reading his vows that he knew when it all changed for him “and then I met this beautiful mexican girl and I learned what a beautiful person she is, and I knew she was the one” said Jon while reading his vows looking sincerely into Tere’s eyes, she was glancing back, trying not to cry. They married in Akumal, a very small and secluded beachside town near Tulum, Quintana Roo in beautiful Mexico. With the turqouise ocean in the background and white sand beaches at their feet, they held a wonderful wedding on a sunset in April, 2012.

Tere, the Bride fixing the last details of her wedding while getting her hair done, minutes away from the ceremony, Akumal, Q.Roo, Mx, 2012

Tere, the Beautiful Bride getting ready. Akumal, Q.Roo. Mx. 2012

Tere, the Bride during her make up session, smiling while her bridesmaids mention Jon minutes away from joining her life with him, Akumal, Q.Roo. Mx, 2012

Tere and Jon, stealing another “you may kiss the bride” after the ceremony, Akumal, Q.Roo, Mx, 2012

A kiss that will last forever, Tere and Jon as husband and wife, Akumal, Q.Roo, Mx

The couple kissing while they are being filmed by Oscar Video, Akumal, Q.Roo, Mx

Tere staring at her husband and having fun while Jon poses for the photographer, Akumal, Q.Roo, Mx

The couple kissing with an impressive sunset and pink sky above, Akumal, Q.Roo, Mx

Tere walking towards his husband while shooting their video, Akumal, Q.Roo, Mx

The detail on the bride’s dress shining at sunset while the professional videographer shoots a scene on the background, Akumal, Q.Roo, Mx

The couple walking towards the reception after their photo shoot, Akumal, Q.Roo, Mx

Details on the bride’s veil and earrings, Akumal, Q.Roo, Mx

The Bride’s entrance, Akumal, Q.Roo, Mx

Jon, grasping for air trying to explain what Tere means to him, Akumal, QRoo, Mx

The best men and bridesmaids posing with the couple, Akumal, QRoo, Mx

The guys messing around for the picture, Akumal, QRoo, Mx

The Girls, getting ready for their picture, Akumal, QRoo, Mx

Moments before the ceremony, spreading the joy, Akumal. QRoo, Mx

The Girls giving away kisses for the camera, Akumal, QRoo, Mx

Elia Rodriguez, Tere’s bridesmaid, the joy of the party and the artistic soul, Akumal, QRoo, Mx

Floating on the sand, one of the bridesmaids runs to catch the first kiss picture, Akumal, QRoo, Mx

The beautiful ladies posing with the groom’s brother, Akumal, QRoo, Mx

The ladies helping each other secure their dresses and wings, Akumal, QRoo,Mx

The authentic smile and hapiness of a friend at her girl’s wedding, Akumal, QRoo,Mx

A wedding guest, lingering under the sun, Akumal, QRoo, Mx

The shining new tattoo on the bridesmaid back, she’s got wings of her own, Akumal, QRoo, Mx

Behind the scenes of the wedding video “Getting Ready”, Akumal, QRoo, Mx

The Fairy Bridesmaids, Akumal, QRoo, Mx

The Girls Fairy tale in opposite color, Akumal, QRoo. Mx

Fairy Bridesmaids in neon blue, Akumal, QRoo, Mx

The Bride getting her hair styled while the fairy bridesmaids pose for a picture at Jon and Tere’s wedding, Akumal, QRoo, Mx

by: Kristina Guerrero