An Intimate Event at Belmond Maroma: Reflections from the Educate Empower Encourage Retreat


April 12, 2024


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In August 2023, nestled along the pristine shores of the Riviera Maya, a select group of wedding professionals embarked on a transformative journey hosted by Educate Empower Encourage. Against the backdrop of Belmond Maroma Resort and Spa, a luxurious haven recently reimagined by Mexican artisans, this intimate business retreat promised not just relaxation, but profound reflection and growth.

As participants arrived, they were greeted with warmth and anticipation by their hosts, Courtney, Julie, and Wendy. The air buzzed with excitement, as attendees prepared to immerse themselves in a carefully curated program designed to ignite creativity, foster connections, and propel personal and professional development.

We were thrilled to be the exclusive cinematography partner for this event! Check out our daily recaps below!

Sunday Night Welcome Party
Day 1 Recap
Day 2 Recap

The itinerary was diverse and enriching with each session offering a unique opportunity for exploration and introspection. From engaging Lunch & Learn sessions to intimate Dinner Discussions, every moment was thoughtfully crafted to inspire deep conversation and meaningful connections.

With success comes evolution and sessions encouraged attendees to envision their next phase of growth. Participants explored strategies for navigating transitions while reflecting on past achievements and future aspirations. They set ambitious yet attainable goals. Monday was a night of introspection and empowerment, as individuals charted their course for continued success.

In an industry driven by relationships, the company one keeps is indicative of their trajectory. This session delved into the importance of aligning oneself with like-minded individuals while gracefully detaching from toxic associations. Through shared experiences and practical advice, participants gained clarity on fostering meaningful connections and cultivating a supportive network.

Throughout the retreat, moments of relaxation and reflection were interspersed with spirited discussions and shared insights. Against the backdrop of Belmond Maroma’s breathtaking vistas, bonds were forged, ideas were exchanged, and aspirations were reignited.

As the retreat drew to a close, there was a palpable sense of transformation in the air. Participants departed Riviera Maya not only rejuvenated but armed with newfound clarity, inspiration, and a deepened sense of purpose. This retreat was not just a getaway—it was a journey of self-discovery and empowerment that would resonate long after the final farewell. For those fortunate enough to experience the Educate Empower Encourage retreat, this won’t be an experience quickly forgotten!

We were thrilled to work alongside talented creatives such as Charla Storey Photography, Max Owens Design, Invision Events, Birds of a Feather Events and Inquisited. We can’t wait to return to the Riviera Maya and the Belmond Maroma as a destination wedding videographer for a destination wedding in Mexico!

Full Event Recap Reel

Full Recap Video

Retreat Host: @educateempowerencourage
Property: @belmondmaroma
Partners: @belmond @birdsofafeatherevents @invisionevents
Photo: @charlastorey
Video: @k.lafleurfilms 
Design + Florals: @maxowensdesign 
Paper: @inquisited
Cultural Activity: @4worlds_expeditions
Linens: @nuagedesignsinc
Rentals + Furnishings: @canteiroweddings
Entertainment: @visuddhaentertainment
Experiential Sponsor: @marooweddingpros
Gifting Sponsor: @theartistlawyer @the_editorial_experiences

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