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Bryan and I just got back from our AMAZING trip to the Four Seasons Bora Bora. While packing, I thought it would be fun to snap a few shots of some of the items I packed for my beach bag!

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While headed into tropical heat, it was necessary to add a few extra ingredients to my skincare routine, so besides my fave sunscreen and hand cream, I added in Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser and DailyAdvance Lotion. Because of sunburn, sand, and salt water, I wanted something super gentle that would soothe AND cleanse, so I knew I could count on Cetaphil’s crazy mild formula. Same goes for the lotion which is honestly as hydrating as it gets…even for sensitive skin!

Wedding Blog Cetaphil Summer Essentials

I also brought along my BeautiControl sunscreen, and a great hydrating mask and made sure to have PLENTY of water on hand to make up for all those cocktails by the pool.

Wedding Blog Cetaphil Summer Essentials

Other must-haves on the trip include fun shorts, a great ipad case, a striped hat, pretty reading material, and some fun patterned pants to keep the sun at bay when the harsh rays strike.

Wedding Blog Cetaphil Summer Essentials

Wedding Blog Cetaphil Summer Essentials

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Carillon Beach in Panama City Beach, is a wedding destination that offers what many do not: choice of venue! Even if you love the idea of a wedding “vacation” and want to escape the beach, you might not necessarily want your actual vows to take place on white sands (though…so pretty…they’d be hard to resist.) We love that Panama City Beach not only offers gorgeous stretches of beach, but also a secluded chapel under the oaks by a lake, beautiful pavilions overlooking the beach, elegant green spaces, or even a ceremony under lights strung across the cobblestone streets in a charmingly recreation of an elegant Southern town.

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We also love that active couples can invite their guests and friends visiting Panama City Beach to paddleboard, or charter a large catamaran for a sunset sail (complete with a full bar!).

Wedding Blog Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach is both laid back, yet elegant, combining the full services of an incredible staff alongside a vacation vibe that will take the stress out of wedding planning!

*Panama City Beach is a sponsor of Grey Likes. All opinions are blogger’s own.

Two years ago, Bryan and I had the privilege of staying at Secrets Maroma and ever since, we’ve been HUGE fans! We even convinced some of our friends to go to Secrets for their honeymoon, which they LOVED and in turn, sent another set of friends (and the list continues!!!). So of course we are beyond beyond excited to see that the new Secrets Playa Mujeres Resort & Spa is set to open in November 15, located in beautiful Playa Mujeres, and situated on a gorgeous stretch of white sandy beachfront in an idyllic location just minutes north of downtown Cancun.

Wedding Blog Playa Mujeres Resort and Spa

This brand new, adults-only, all-suite resort boasting spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea from most of the 424 suites, as well as ground floor suites with direct swim-out access to a pool from a private terrace. Secrets Playa Mujeres Resort & Spa is Unlimited-Luxury® Inclusion, which means that your stay comes with complimentary breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks each day, including unlimited international and domestic top-shelf spirits, 24 hour room service, pool and beach wait service, endless daytime activities, green fees, and even live nightly entertainment, oceanfront bars and entertainment venues.

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To celebrate the opening of Secrets Playa Mujeres, a special introductory offer is being offered now through April 28, 2014. Reserve your stay now for travel from December 1, 2014 through December 1, 2015 for special rates starting at just $147 per person per night.

Additional Secrets Resorts & Spas can be found in Mexico: Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Huatulco, Riviera Cancun, Cancun, Cozumel; Dominican Republic: Punta Cana; Jamaica: Montego Bay

*Secrets is a sponsor of Grey Likes. All opinions are blogger’s own.

We’ve recently been introduced to Paradisus Resorts and it’s already got us thinking about our next honeymoon getaway. (Can all future trips as husband and wife be referred to as a honeymoon getaway? I’d like to think so.) With locations in both Cancun and Playa del Carmen, they are the perfect place to consider for a one-stop destination wedding and honeymoon!

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Paradisus starts with their offer to help you plan your entire wedding! Packages include coordination, custom design, and even help with documentation to make you an official Mr. and Mrs. One of the perks I absolutely love is that you can visit the location prior to the wedding with your fella, and the value of your stay can be credited toward your wedding! Plus, you get 15% off all spa packages, so a couple’s massage would be the perfect way to de-stress from planning! In addition to all that, honeymoon and anniversary specials are available so you can sip champagne, be pampered, and enjoy your time celebrating as husband and wife.

Whether you love the idea of Cancun or Playa del Carmen, Paradisus is an absolute dream Mexico wedding and honeymoon destination!

On top of all that, you can actually book your trip, wedding, and honeymoon through Apple Vacations, who will take care of your travel arrangements, and will put you in touch with an experienced wedding planner to coordinate the day of your dreams. They offer a Group-Ease program, featuring promo-code discounts for groups as small as ten guests! Book 10 or more rooms, and get airfare credits on exclusive vacation flights and a free hotel stay. An absolute win-win if you are planning a destination wedding!

For our wedding, Bryan and I decided to use Traveler’s Joy for a honeymoon registry! This turned out to be one of our favorite gifts, because after all the wedding whirlwind was said and done, we were thrilled to have some special funds set aside specifically for our honeymoon. And we attached a super fun memory–jungle bike ride adventure–to the gift. Seriously, ridiculous fun! If you are the kind of couple who wants to register for “experiences” rather than kitchen accessories, then I so highly recommend Traveler’s Joy!

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Each year thousands of couples send their honeymoon stories and photos to Traveler’s Joy, so naturally the Real Honeymoon Stories section has become a popular resource for couples planning their dream honeymoon. In addition, you can view a few of their favorite honeymoon registries organized by region of the world here.

What Bryan and I loved about the registry was the easy of building our profile. A few fun photos, theme based activities to choose from, custom options we were able to edit, and then like magic, it was ready! You can even register for big items, like a private sunset sailboat trip (which your friends can then go in together because of easy group gifting) or “accessory” items like travel guidebooks, cameras, and luggage.

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EVERY MONTH Traveler’s Joy is picking one lucky couple to TRIPLE the honeymoon gifts they receive from their Traveler’s Joy registry on their wedding day and! Register with Traveler’s Joy by 4/30/14, you will automatically be entered to win! So it’s pretty much a no brainer, right?

*This post is sponsored, however all opinions are blogger’s own. *Love/Map image above via Martha Stewart.