Cory + Mike

Cory + Mike, a dynamic duo hailing from the bustling streets of New York, brought their beachfront dreams to life with a splash of tropical flair at their Macaws wedding in Avellanas.

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In true New York style, Cory + Mike left no detail untouched. Each sported a custom cologne, a fragrant reminder of their love story brewed in the heart of the city. Their personalized vow books, adorned with their initials, held promises as timeless as the ocean's waves.

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Their vision? A DJ-fueled beach bash that would be talked about for years to come. But before the dance floor heated up, they kicked off the festivities with a Welcome Pool Party at the vibrant Alang Alang House. Guests were greeted with custom Pura Vida bracelets, a token of the couple’s appreciation for their presence.

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From the moment they stepped onto the sun-kissed sands of Playa Avellanas, it was clear this couple was ready to turn up the volume on their love story. They said “I do” in a ceremony that overlooked the endless horizon, surrounded by the gentle caress of ocean breezes.

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Wedding Playlist

Ceremony start: From This Moment by The O’Niell Brothers
Couple's first dance: Angel Baby by Troye Sivan
Son + Mother dance: Mother by Sugarland
Last song of the night: XO by Beyoncé

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The mothers of the brides added a pop of tropical flair with their vibrant orange dresses, perfectly complementing the lush greenery and colorful orchids that adorned the venue. Casual chic reigned supreme as shirts were left untucked and shoes were often abandoned for the feel of warm sand beneath their feet.

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A wedding ceremony like no other unfolded as guests encircled the couple, amplifying the intimacy of the moment. As Cory + Mike walked hand in hand down the sandy aisle, flanked by their mothers, love and laughter filled the air.

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The reception was a riot of color and whimsy, with neon lights illuminating the dance floor and mini rainbow parrots adorning each seat. But the pièce de résistance? A photo backdrop bursting with tropical blooms, neon lights, and custom Macaw accents, inviting guests to capture memories as vibrant as the couple's love.

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Wedding Day Menu

Hors d’oeuvres: Guacamole and house-made tortilla chips, veggie wontons with sweet & sour sauce, jumbo prawns with cocktail sauce, fried calamari with garlic-lemon aioli, and ceviche with fresh tortilla chips

Main course: Seared ahi tuna with chile-sesame rub with roasted organic seasonal vegetables, pineapple-ginger jasmine rice, beef tenderloin with red wine, potato au gratin, Thai coconut curry

Salad: Caesar with avocado and parmesan, and green papaya, avocado with ginger-citrus dressing

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And the celebrations didn't end there! The day after the wedding, guests joined Cory + Mike for a sunset catamaran cruise, sailing into the next chapter of their adventure-filled love story. With hearts full of joy and memories to last a lifetime, Cory + Mike's destination wedding was a true testament to love, laughter, and the beauty of beachfront bliss.