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The Mini Wedding At Aventura Spa Palace Riviera Maya Mexico

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The Mini Wedding 

Salvatore Mini and Jessica Snyder were wed on June 25, 2011. 

Jessica, username Jszy10, used the BDW Community to bring her destination wedding to life.  Jessica gives back to the BDW Community as she kindly shares the details of her perfect day in an interview below. 


The Mini’s Wedding Profile

The Bride

  Jessica Snyder / BDW member: Jszy10


The Groom

  Salvatore Mini



  Philadelphia, PA


Wedding Date



Wedding Location

  Aventura Spa Palace, Riviera Maya, Mexico




Why did you choose to have a destination wedding?


My husband and I knew before we were even engaged that we would want a destination wedding.  Neither of us were interested in the idea of having 100+ people watching us get married and loved the idea of going somewhere gorgeous with our closest family and friends.  Some of our guests had never left the country, so we knew it would just as special for them as it was for us.


Why did you choose your location?


I chose Riviera Maya based on its affordability and beauty, and chose our resort specifically because of the perks it offered us for our wedding and our guests for their stay.


What were your wedding colors and/or theme?


We chose a Tangerine orange and Glacier (Tiffany) blue for our colors based 

mostly on the fact that we both love tiger lilies (our orange inspiration) and the glaicer blue really matched with the tropical feel of the location.


Every wedding is special in its own right.  What made your wedding unique?


Just having the opportunity to spend 10 days in paradise celebrating with our closest family and friends was more than either of us could have ever asked for.  We had the most supportive parents and bridal party that helped us really make our wedding personal.


One of the major challenges of putting together a destination wedding is finding and working with your ideal vendors from afar.  What wedding vendors did you use to put together this spectacular wedding?


2Photographer -- Octavio Montes


Videographer -- Smile Market


Florist -- The alter display was designed by the florist at ASP and all bouquets were made by mother and myself


Wedding Coordinator -- Wilma (ASP)


Wedding Dress -- Maggie Sottero (Leoni)


Invitations -- I used a template from Alyee Bits to create my own Passport Invitations



You were an active member of BDW and created some great content. Could you please summarize (with hyperlinks) some of your best work for us?


My DIY Passport Invitations                                     My DIY AHR Invitations


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Pre-travel brochures and luggage tags                                    OOT Bags




Jess's Riviera Maya Planning Thread- Aventura Spa Palace 


My Wedding Review of Aventura Spa 



Your wedding was absolutely beautiful! Your posts and reviews will be extremely helpful to our new brides. Thank you for sharing you special day with us at BDW. 


Dear members, if you planned your wedding with the help of our community we would love to hear from you. Contact us at admin@BestDestinationWedding.com if you are interested in sharing your wedding experience with us.












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Love everything! The colors were amazing together and I just love how it turned out!

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it was great to hear from one of our members. and your wedding turned out awesome!


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Guest AlyssaMac7


LOVE THIS!! My colors are orange and blue as well!! I am having a heck of a time finding the right orange shirts...where did you get yours????


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Thanks so much! Our guys shirts came from Men's Warehouse! It was one of their "pronto" shirts. It doesn't look like they have that color available right now though -- it was pumpkin I believe. Have you thought about purchasing white and dying them?


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Guest perlaharo


Great job! Looks like you organized everything so efficiently for the benefit of all who attended!


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Guest MoniqueJ


You did such a great job organizing everything! It all looks great!


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