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Where does the idea of a honeymoon come from

Where Does the Idea of a Honeymoon Come From?

Some concepts and traditions are much easier to trace than others, but most have evolved considerably since their advent. The honeymoon is one tradition which has remained true to its origins, and yet evolved hugely. Today honeymoons are all about letting the happy couple relax and spend some much needed time together after the stresses and trials of wedding planning. It’s a time to bond and deepen your intimacy as a couple, but have you ever wondered just where the name comes from? The True Origin of Honeymoons Like so many terms, its origins are pleasingly straightforward once they are explained to you. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the term honeymoon comes from the idea that “the first month of marriage is the sweetest”, hence honey (sweet) and moon (referring to a calendar month). This term “hony moone” was first used in English in 1546, but the practice of actually embarking upon a journey after a wedding did not come into practice in the West until the 19th century. In Great Britain it became common …

Captured on Camera: Wedding Videos

Captured on Camera: Wedding Videos

So, you have been planning your wedding day for months now, maybe even a full year, and the costs are mounting (don’t they always?). At this point in the stressful and costly business of planning a wedding day it is natural to start cutting costs, but we would urge you consider carefully before cutting the cost of a videographer! Paying for both a photographer and a videographer might seem excessive, but your wedding day is worth the expense, and you deserve to see everything that you’ll no doubt miss on that whirlwind day! Here are our top reasons to hire a videographer to make your wedding video; Why a pro? Well, why can’t I just get uncle Donald or cousin Laura to do it, you ask? Well, you could if you already have a video camera, but there are some perks to hiring a professional. Firstly, they bring their own equipment, and it’s very often better than you might have at home. Secondly, they won’t get distracted by the festivities. And finally, professionals will often …

Activities to Keep your Destination Wedding Guests Entertained in Cancun

Activities to Keep your Destination Wedding Guests Entertained in Cancun

When you decide on having your destination wedding in Cancun, your guests who are able to make the trip will not only be there to join you on your big day in an amazing location, they will enjoy the added bonus of getting to know the gorgeous Caribbean city before or after you say “I do”.  Although you surely have a lot of destination wedding details that you need to plan, making sure your guests have plenty of activities to stay entertained with while visiting Cancun will definitely win you even more brownie points.   Here are some of the best ways for your destination wedding guests to spend their time in Cancun: Mayan Ruins Your destination wedding guests can step into the fascinating world of the ancient Mayan society with a day trip to one of the many sites open for tourism.  Awe-inspiring architecture and breathtaking locations bring the history of these ruins, as well as their sophisticated society, to life.   Cenotes A trip to the Yucatan peninsula cannot be considered complete without …

Love Forecast for 2017

Love Forecast for 2017

With 2017 waiting just around the corner, it is time to bring on the romantic vibes for the new year!  Although love and romance may conjure up images of red or pink decorations, we think it’s better to consider all things turquoise and white that bring to mind romantic escapes to the Caribbean in Cancun.  When you want to spoil your husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend or a special friend whose company you love, look to Villa del Palmar Cancun for a spectacular vacation you’ll be reminiscing about for years to come.   Romance is King You can be sure that every staff member at Villa del Palmar Cancun is dedicated to producing a romantic ambience around the resort, ensuring that every little detail of your stay is taken care of.  Your vacation is guaranteed to be filled with special memories you will always treasure. Celebrate Important Dates Although every day of the year is a great time to spoil yourself and your significant other, there are certain dates on your personal calendar that are likely …

Gay Marriage Ceremonies in Mexico

Gay Marriage Ceremonies in Mexico

Mexico is rather a magical place where there are fewer rules, and, in many ways, more kindness. This is an amazingly progressive and beautiful country where you can have your love and commitment made official in front of those who care about you most, not matter what your sexual orientation is. In 2015, the Supreme Court of Mexico ruled that laws banning same sex marriages were discriminatory, and every since then the wedding industry for lesbian and gay couples has flourished here. Why not join us at Villa del Palmar Cancun where we can help you arrange your gay marriage ceremony in Mexico? Gay Marriage in Mexico Since the 2015 ruling of the Supreme Court, all same sex marriages performed on Mexican soil, or abroad, must be recognized by the country at a federal level. Mexico is now in times of change and progress where equality for all is on the cards, and so (for the first time) gay and lesbian couples can get married in any place they choose in Mexico, including Cancun! Where …

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Cancun Wedding Photos with Cenotes

If you’re planning a destination wedding in the Cancun area then you should definitely think about taking advantage of the region’s natural wonders: cenotes. One type of wonder which is unique to Mexico, and this area, is the cenote which can be seen in many shapes and sizes across the region around Cancun. These freshwater, subterranean cave systems are wonderfully beautiful, and as a result cenote wedding photography is becoming very popular for destination weddings in Cancun. These are the kinds of Cancun wedding shots which are stunning and unforgettable in your album. What are Cenotes? The word “cenote” translates to “sacred well”, and cenotes were revered by the Mayans as a way in which one could communicate with the Gods. It’s easy to see why they felt this way, too, as they look so ethereal. Formed by the collapsing of porous limestone rock into underground water systems, cenotes have crystal clear water, perfectly filtered by the earth. This means that they are truly an underwater photographer’s dream; the water is so pure that a …

Best Beach Wedding Hairstyles

Best Beach Wedding Hairstyles

All brides desire to look their best on their wedding day, whether having a traditional, contemporary or religious wedding. The hairstyle chosen for your particular wedding look is just as important because it can help emphasize the beauty of your dress and makeup. If you are having your wedding on the beach, your choice of hairstyle becomes even more crucial to your overall look. You have to think about the type of climate where you are having the ceremony—especially if you are having it in a location like Cancun and Riviera Maya.  Whereas long sweeping locks with thick, flowing extensions sounds like the perfect look for a ceremony near the waves, it’s actually not always the best option for beach wedding hairstyles. If you live and work on a beach, you already know the best way to go for a beach wedding hairstyle: braids and updos. Why? Because of the potential for swept away hair, which takes away the glamor from your beach wedding pictures and the fact that it will make you feel even …

Romance for your Honeymoon Night

Romance for your Honeymoon Night

There are few nights in your life which will be as memorable, exciting, and fun as the first night of your honeymoon; still charged with the romance of your wedding day, but removed from the stress and demands of that ceremony, it is the first time you will really be alone together as newlyweds. You will have put a lot of thought and work into making your wedding day perfect, we know this, and as such the details of the honeymoon may have been neglected. It’s important, though, that you do put some thought into this night and start as you mean to go on; with some romance, time to yourselves, and a little bit of effort. We have some hints as to how you can make a low-stress, high-romance night for you and your spouse; Lighting and mood Nothing sets the right mood quite like lighting, and the flickering glow of candlelight is notoriously romantic. So why not gather up all the candles you can in different shapes and sizes, though we recommend that …

Wedding Package Brochure

Wedding Package Brochure

For all your Mexico-Caribbean wedding needs, Villa del Palmar Cancun’s expert wedding planners have their fingers on the pulse of wedding bliss. Choose seamless, stress free weddings where all you have to worry about is saying “I do” in one of the most beautiful locations in Mexico. Browse our latest wedding package brochure and consider all the options that are available to you for your wedding in paradise. Choose from a range of tailored wedding packages and special treats, including Mayan sacred ceremonies, Indian weddings and other beautiful rituals for your nuptials in Mexico. Download our wedding package brochure and contact us for more information.  

Top Tip for Your Wedding Day

Top Tip for Your Wedding Day

The average bride-to-be will have at least a short vision of what her wedding will be like: what the guests will think, what the food will be, and, of course, how good she will look. As a result of this many brides will decide to get fit, and maybe lose weight. Even the thinnest may choose to go on a cleanse for the big day! This is understandable, but nutrition is, as always, key to keeping our bodies fit, healthy and running at optimal levels. No-one is in the least surprised when brides say they are going to diet for their big day, but it’s so important that it is done right. It is essential that brides-to-be fuel themselves with high nutrient alternatives to the fatty or sugary foods they wish to avoid rather than cutting down or avoiding eating. This is especially the case on the day of the wedding when a good, steady supply of energy will be needed to get through the long, exciting day. Hunger, fatigue, and stress can lead to …