Janessa + Anthony

Janessa + Anthony's love story unfolded in a tapestry of simplicity and shared adventures, much like the charming tale of how they met while working summer retail jobs fresh out of high school and continued dating through college. Fast forward 16 wonderful years, and their journey led them to this momentous occasion - the all-inclusive beach wedding of our dreams in Playa Conchal!

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From the get-go, our planning team immersed themselves in crafting a week filled with excitement. The couple and their guests embarked on a journey of thrilling activities, from a private catamaran sunset and snorkel cruise to horseback riding on the beach, ensuring everyone was in for an unforgettable experience.

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Westin Playa Conchal was the perfect canvas for Janessa + Anthony’s celebration, seamlessly blending their vision of formality with a laid-back charm. All guests were invited to stay at this all-inclusive luxury resort alongside the couple to get the full tropical experience.

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The ceremony, set against the breathtaking backdrop of Playa Conchal's white sand beach, was a vision of natural elegance. A simple and chic squared arch adorned with lush greenery and vibrant florals framed the couple as they exchanged vows, surrounded by the gentle sea breeze and the shade of swaying trees.

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Wedding Playlist

Ceremony starts: Canon In D by Brooklyn Duo, Can't Help Falling in Love by Brooklyn Duo
Ceremony ends: Baby I'm yours by Arctic Monkeys
Couples first dance: How Deep is your Love by Bee Gees
Mother + son dance: Mama by Boys 2 Men
Father + daughter dance: Give me the simple life by Tony Bennett

Janessa’s bouquet boasted bold tropical florals, with bursts of coral and pink hues. Anthony matched his bride as he wore a boutonniere with single flowers of Birds of Paradise + white orchid.

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As the sun dipped below the horizon, the celebration continued into the evening with a poolside dinner. Various shades of pink, complemented by gold accents and bistro lights, transformed the space into a warm and inviting atmosphere. The tables sparkled with gold starburst chargers, classic gold flatware, and personalized acrylic gold names, creating a truly unique and personal touch.

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Wedding Day Menu

Hors d’oeuvres
Beef sliders, caramelized onion, and goat cheese flat bread, smoked salmon and cream cheese canape, Southwestern chicken rolls served with cilantro sauce, grilled shrimp with mango salsa shots, and vegetable spring rolls
Conchal salad, tomato confit, roasted chicken, and honey with mustard vinaigrette
Main course
Beef medallion and shrimp, crème potatoes, and roasted asparagus
Beef tenderloin, lobster with mushroom risotto and roasted baby vegetable with garlic sauce
Strawberry mille-feuille and vanilla macaroon, and mango cheesecake with guava coulis

In a delightful twist on the traditional guestbook, Janessa + Anthony invited their loved ones to sign a personalized globe, symbolizing the worldwide impact of their union with a sign that read, "You mean the world to us." The evening reached new heights of excitement with surprise fire dancers, adding an extra touch of vibrancy to the festivities.

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As the night unfolded, the energy remained high, fueled by the beats of a live DJ. The celebration send-off featured a tunnel of sparklers lighting the path for the newlyweds. Janessa + Anthony's wedding was more than an event; it was a unique experience that embodied fun, ease, and entertainment, leaving everyone with memories as unforgettable as the couple themselves.

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