Paradise weddings and events is a full-service wedding and event planning company focused on destination weddings here in sunny Riviera Maya, Mexico. Whether you are planning an intimate event or a large luxury wedding, we are here to help you every step of the way and make sure that your day goes smoothly. We strongly believe that your wedding is the best day of your life, so we are here to make all that happen. When extra hands are required on your wedding day we, as a destination wedding planning company, partner up with experienced local vendors to make sure your celebration runs according to plan.
We would love to hear all about your wishes for the wedding day and assist you with planning, designing, and organizing your dream day from top to bottom focusing on the smallest and finest details. First, let’s meet the team!
Meet the Team
OWNER AND WEDDING PLANNER OF PARADISE WEDDINGS & EVENTS
Greetings from Mexico! I originally come from Holland, but in 2005 I arrived in Mexico for the first time to do an internship as part of my hotel management degree. The secret is that once I finished the internship, I did not want to go back home. I fell in love with the beauty of Mexico the first minute after landing my feet here. The culture, the people, the warm climate, and the food all found a place in my heart… but one moment changes my life forever… I met my husband! Before deciding to leave the corporate hotel industry and open my destination wedding company, for many years I have worked in large resorts in the Riviera Maya. When I realized how much joy weddings bring to me, especially meeting people from all over the world it was like the perfect sign that now is the time to take things on my own.
The secret behind me planning your destination wedding is a lot of coffee and Mexican food. My favorite things in the entire world. Another passion of mine is playing tennis and running. Together with my partner in crime, gaby, we like to explore new restaurants and bars and scout extra things for our lovely clients.
WEDDING PLANNER AND TRAVEL SPECIALIST AT PARADISE WEDDINGS & EVENTS
Thrilled to meet everyone! Originally I’m from Guadalajara, but in 2006 I came to the Riviera Maya searching for my happy place. And I discovered it! I love to travel, meet people from all around the world and swim in the magnificent ocean. When I say to you that this place has it all, it definitely has it all! I have many years of experience in the events and management industry and 10 years in the hospitality industry in several positions. I firmly believe that your destination wedding is not entirely about the celebration but also about gathering your families and friends and enjoying a wonderful time exploring around Mexico. With my powerful knowledge of hotel expertise and local activities, I enjoy assisting people with providing the best hotel rates options and suggesting things to do around the area.
I am a big cat lover! I adore my two lovely Persian cats. Together with Anna, we are big fans of visiting the wine festivals and concerts. On a cozy night, I enjoy a good shot of tequila and mezcal, which you have to try soon as you arrive here
WEDDING PLANNER AT PARADISE WEDDING & EVENTS
Hello from me too! My name is Lili, and I am from Veracruz, Mexico. As anna and gaby, I genuinely enjoy meeting people from all over the world and learn new languages. With an ambition to travel to extra places, I had to learn the language, which led me to get a ba in the English language. Fast-forward to 2006, looking for a perfect place for me to live, I turned up in Playa del Carmen full of hopes and dreams. And those dreams quickly became reality when I had the chance to work in the hotel industry. One thing led to another and in 2008 I received magnificent news that changed my life completely. I was promoted to be a wedding coordinator for a highly prestigious hotel in the Riviera Maya. And since then, I love working in the wedding industry and I couldn’t have asked for more. Meeting lovely brides and grooms, new vendors, and working with the paradise weddings and events team makes me appreciate my dream job so much.
In my free time, you can find me cuddling and playing with my dog, and enjoying some me-time while doing yoga.
WEDDING PLANNER AT PARADISE WEDDING & EVENTS
Hey everyone, Mina here! I came from Holland to study Spanish in Playa Del Carmen in 2009 and met the love of my life, Alex. Together we traveled and worked in many places around the world, such as Greece, Jamaica, Costa Rica, but always came back because Playa Del Carmen holds a special place and feels like home. I have many years of experience in the Hotel and Romance Industry and this is where I crossed paths with Anna a few years ago. And that’s how I am one of the newest members of the Paradise Wedding and Events team. A lot of my friends say that I have the ‘let’s make it happen’ attitude along with my positive and sparkly personality and that’s what I plan on doing for all of our brides and grooms-to-be.
One interesting fact about me is that I am a dog mom of 3 adorable Bulldogs and an adoptive mom of 6 street dogs. If I am not busy playing with my fur babies and planning your weddings, you can find me in the kitchen baking cookies and other sweets.