11 Breathtaking Destination Wedding Setups

It’s the most important day of your life. Close you eyes, and what do you see? Shimmering turquoise waters, powder-white sand, and a gentle ocean breeze flowing through while surrounded by all your loved ones. You might be thinking “This all sounds great, but I don’t even know where I’d begin.” Not to worry! The Apple Vacations Destination Wedding team put together a list of their favorite wedding setups and packages.
Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa
Dreams Tulum Night Wedding

Located south of Cancun and Riviera Maya, Dreams Tulum offers a tropical, yet elegant ceremony setup on the beach underneath the stars. If you’re looking for a more traditional setup, the resort also has a private chapel for the bride and groom to have their nuptial in. The resort offers a variety of wedding packages, ranging from complimentary symbolic ceremonies to completely customized setups for your big day.

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Zoetry Agua Punta Cana

Wedding Gazebo at Zoetry Agua

Offering the utmost attention to detail, Zoetry Wellness & Spa Resort Weddings boast unmatched luxurious accommodations filled with unique design elements in finely appointed suites with exceptional views.Enhanced by its award-winning dining and wine collection, an array of personalized services, a welcome bottle of rum or tequila and a bottle of sparkling wine with fresh fruit daily, Zoetry Wellness &amp: Spa Resorts provide quests a uniquely distinguished experience tailored to their wishes. (Source: Zoetry Agua Punta Cana)

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Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa

Secrets Huatulco Beach Gazebo

Secrets Resorts & Spas offer adults an extra measure of romance and sensuality in exquisite luxury beachfront settings. It sets the perfect wedding scene with its golden sand, beautiful rock formations and sapphire waters. Secrets Huatulco provides the ultimate backdrop for unparalleled pampering, romantic rendezvous, and lasting memories. (Source: Secrets Huatulco)

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Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa

Dreams La Romana Garden Gazebo

Located on the southeast coast of the Dominican Republic, Dreams La Romana is a world of pristine beaches and lush tropical jungle. Stunning ceremony. Lively cocktail hour. Private dinner reception. Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa wedding packages provide all the elements of the picture perfect event along with special touches that will pamper you beyong the wedding day. (Source: Dreams La Romana)

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Now Amber Puerto Vallarta

Perfectly situated on a golden sand beach showcasing infinite views of the sapphire waters of the Banderas Bay, guests are treated to an Unlimited-Luxury® escape with luxurious amenities, lavish accommodations and pristine facilities. Love is in the warm, tropical air at Now Amber Puerto Vallarta. Romantic wedding gazebos overlook the sapphire waters of the Banderas Bay. Professional wedding coordinators are here to handle every detail, from the bouquet and boutonniere to your wedding cake and sparkling wine toast.(Source: Now Amber)

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Grand Palladium Jamaica & Lady Hamilton


Make your wedding preparations as enjoyable as they are elegant – with packages designed exclusively for Palladium by celebrity wedding planner Karen Bussen. An expert in design, flowers, food, wine and hospitality, her professionalism comes guaranteed by a wide range of experience working in New York and organizing events for celebrities and famous names in the world of business. (Source: Palladium Weddings)

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Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe


A wedding means romance and passion. It’s one of the sweetest moments a couple can experience. Imagine celebrating your wedding on the shores of an incredible beach with fine sand and crystal clear water, surrounded by exuberant vegetation. The Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe offers over a mile long private beach so you can celebrate your special union with your loved ones in paradise. (Source: Barcelo Hotels)

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Sunscape Splash & Cove Montego Bay

Located on a secluded peninsula in Montego Bay with over 1,800 feet of powdery beach and overlooking the Caribbean Sea, Sunscape Splash Montego Bay offers three romantic wedding packages to make sure you have the wedding of your dreams.(Source: Sunscape Resorts & Spas)

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Melia Nassau Beach

Melia Nassau Beach Wedding

The Melia Nassau is the ideal option for sharing a unique moment with your loved ones with stunning ocean views and idyllic surroundings. The resort offer the location you have always dreamt of and the possibility to choose exclusivity in every detail. Melia Nassau promises to design the perfect wedding for you. (Source: Melia Hotels)

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Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa

Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa is designed to reflect the charm of the Mexican Caribbean. Surrounded by glistening pools, spring-fed cenotes, lush tropical gardens and a palm-studded beach, this resort allows guests to luxuriate in private and spacious accommodations with each suite having at least one Jacuzzi, daily refreshed mini-bar, full marble bathroom, and a wealth of VIP amenities. (Source: Dreams Riviera Cancun)

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Paradisus Cancun Resort

Paradisus Wedding Gazebo

Paradisus Cancún, an all-inclusive luxury resort, is the perfect destination for couples looking for endless romance and dream weddings to celebrate and commemorate with your partner, friends and family. These wedding packages have been designed with meticulous attention to every last detail. (Source: Paradisus Cancun)

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I have a Secret … well lots of them. And no, it is not that I am happy it is back to school time! OK … maybe a little. It’s actually Secret’s Resorts & Spas. The newest resort is opening this fall – WELCOME SECRETS AKUMAL RIVIERA MAYA.

Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya opens November 1, 2015 and it makes the perfect vacation if you are looking for an adult escape! The resort is located in the heart of the Riviera Maya along those beautiful white sand beaches and calm, clear waters of Akumal.

The resort is one hour south of the Cancun airport and will open with 434 elegant suites, many with stunning ocean views.

This brand new resort offers adults a charming, picturesque vacation, complete with an exceptional Unlimited-Luxury® experience.


Welcome cocktail and cool towel

Full breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks each day

Unlimited premium alcoholic beverages

Complimentary mini-bar refreshed daily

24-hour room and concierge services

Pool and beach wait service

Non-motorized water sports

Open-air theatre

Fitness center

Complimentary greens fees at nearby Riviera Maya Golf Club

Internet access

Expansive oceanfront infinity pool and outdoor Jacuzzi

All taxes and gratuities

So if the kids are heading back to school (or already there), or if you are looking for a romantic couples vacation, girls getaway or relaxing time at the spa; make sure you look to the new Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya. We all deserve a little “me” time and this is the perfect place.

For more details click here –> http://applev.ac/1Sk7Bao


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5 Reasons to Choose a Destination Wedding

Dreams Los Cabos

Dreams Los Cabos

Written by Carley Bobb, AVDW Wedding Guest Coordinator

With the summer months creeping up, the Apple Vacations Destinations Weddings department is ready to be at your assistance for all your travel purposes! Need a little convincing as to why selecting a destination wedding is the right choice for your special day?

Here are 5 reasons that a destination wedding is the perfect way to say “I do”:

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Destination Weddings: April Showers Bring May Flowers


Zihui & Luke Wedding

Written by Carley Bobb

As the rainy season ends, you will start to notice beautiful spring flowers in bloom!

Although their natural essence as ground flowers is breathtaking, we at Apple Vacations could not think of a better way to capture the elegance of these flowers than in a destination wedding bouquet!

From vibrant, to subtle, we have compiled a list of some of the best combinations of flowers for the bride to hold on the first day of the rest of her life!

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Destination Weddings: Remembering the Big Day

Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana

Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana

Written by Carley Bobb

When selecting ways to remember your big day, guest books are a classic. Here is a brief but sentimental list of different ways to transform the traditional guest book into the perfect way to remember your special day!

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Where is your dream destination wedding spot?

Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa

Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa

Written by Juliana Gover, AVDW Specialist.

Everyone has the perfect picture of their dream wedding.

What do you want to see around you while you stand up there saying “I do” to the person of your dreams? A castle for the grandists, a church for the traditionalists, a field for the boho types, a beach for the romantic? Where you first met for those sentimentalists or a secret garden for those naturalists?

The options are literally limitless. As long as the two of you are together and there is someone there to conduct, it is a wedding.

But for those of you who want to follow the amazing trend and get away, maybe save some money, and have a destination wedding — where do you go?! When it comes to selecting that dream destination wedding, how do you choose where you are going to stay and share that special kiss? You could have a beach or garden wedding on every coast and anywhere plant life can grow, so where in the world do you want to go?

Let us help you decide…

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Tropical Fruits That Help Fight Wedding Stress

Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa

Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa

Written by Jordyn Rosen, AVDW Guest Coordinator 

Stressed about your big day? Help fight off stress, while simultaneously getting into the tropical spirit with these tropical fruits!

Becoming a bride is a very exciting, yet scary time of a person’s life. There is a lot of detail that goes into a wedding, especially a destination wedding, which could become super stressful! While preparing for your big tropical day, try some of these tropical fruits to help keep your stress level down.

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