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The bridal party

Dr. John Dieck and Melissa Dieck Thaxton

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Melissa Dieck Thaxton

ELISSA AIDA DIECK, DAUGHTER of Aida and Dr. John Dieck of Austin, and Gaines Edward Thaxton, son of James and Carol Thaxton of Corpus Christi, were married in an enchanting ceremony held at the glamorous Nizuc Resort and Spa in Cancun, Mexico, surrounded by family and friends. After dating for two years, the groom popped the question, amidst much planning, in the beautiful white chapel at the Pueblito of the Mayakoba Resorts they visited under the guise of seeing an artist installation. The Dieck family, who love Mexico and were happy to share its vast beauty, wanted their guests from around the world to feel welcome as soon as they arrived on Thursday. Transportation was waiting for the guests at the airport to whisk them away where later that evening, the welcome party on the beach with a Mayan theme kicked off the weekend’s festivities with a local band, light fare, and cocktails. Plus, gift bags containing personalized details and thoughtful essentials were provided by the bride’s aunt and cousin.

Sofia Dieck, Melissa Dieck Thaxton and Alexandra Dieck

On Friday, the bride-to-be, along with her two sisters, Sofia and Alexandra, who were also the maids of honor, and her mother hosted a bridesmaids’ luncheon where guests were presented with a Lexicon of Style scarf,

Jonathan Tate, Margo Tate, Josie Tate, Maggie Tate, Carol Arnold Thaxton, Gaines and Melissa Dieck Thaxton, James Thaxton, Morgan Thaxton and Keston Sekree

a personally designed wedding gift created by the bride’s sister, Alexandra. The beachthemed rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom’s parents for the bridal party. In fact, the groom’s mother meticulously designed the event, personally making the center piece flower arrangements, hand-painted maracas and tequila shot glasses with the couple’s duogram. Afterward, the groom’s parents and their family friends hosted a cocktail and dessert party for all guests. On Saturday morning, the bridesmaids joined the bride at her suite where they enjoyed brunch, the view and the pool as they dressed for the nuptials ahead. The ceremony, filled with Mexican and Catholic traditions, was held in Capilla Xoximilco, a charming destination location near Cancun. The outdoor and natural elements were important to the bride and groom, while sharing the area’s Mexican spirit, beauty and soul with a modern take on its rituals and traditions was also important to the bride and her family. Guests strode down the cobblestone walkway to the chapel that was covered with a bed of white rose petals and palm fronds and every detail was beautifully executed by wedding planner Lorena Armengual of Celebración. The bride, wearing a Naeem Khan gown and adorned

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The reception

The reception

The Groomsmen

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The Society Diaries | July - August 2017  
The Society Diaries | July - August 2017