Peter Norman Jewelers, ChanLuu, Indochino, Gown Gallery Kansas City, Delphine Manivet, Loho Bride Los Angeles, Beso Brides, Lol-Ha at Hotel Akumal Caribe, Turtle Bay Cafe Akumal, Conie Suarez Bravo, Alline Bigham, Tommy Cramer, Cannon Point Akumal Mexico


Mr. and Mrs. Cramer

Have Love, Will Travel

When Alline Bigham and Tommy Cramer met while working at the same corporate office for Alfred Coffee in 2019, they didn’t know the energy buzzing between them would soon have nothing to do with the caffeine. After the pair learned they both hailed from Kansas City and felt sparks flying when working at an event together in Santa Monica, they knew more than friendship was brewing. Now celebrating their first few months as newlyweds, the well-traveled, creative couple looks back on their love story, and the groom shares it with us here, along with their beautiful wedding photos.

Our Love Story

A few weeks after that event in Santa Monica, we went on our first date to a Los Angeles Clippers game. At the game, we were randomly upgraded from the top level down to the floor, and thus began our string of good luck! The relationship accelerated during the pandemic when we had nothing but time to get to know each other. Once the world started back up again, we were ready to move in together and begin the next chapter of our life.

In March of 2022, on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, we took a wine and cheese picnic to a cute little park in our neighborhood (fittingly named Circle Park). When the light fell into golden hour, I “shockingly discovered” a journal we had kept together, which had somehow ended up underneath our picnic blanket. “Befuddled,” I serendipitously opened the diary to a new entry made that day. It was a letter to Alli—which I had written the night before—that ended with the all-important question, “Will you marry me?”

Our Venue

Cannon Point – Akumal, Mexico

I wanted to do a destination wedding, and Alli wanted a place that was special to us, so Akumal, Mexico, was the perfect match. Alli’s family vacationed in Akumal when she was growing up. It was an especially important place to her grandmother and several other loved ones on her side who, unfortunately, are no longer with us. By going there, we made sure they were there in spirit. There is something quaint and communal about Akumal, precisely what we wanted for our wedding.

Alli is quite the planner and has a background in events, so “we” had things wrapped up a year from our actual wedding day (with a few amendments). We were put in touch with Manda, a wedding planner and the manager of Turtle Bay Cafe in Akumal. She was incredibly helpful in guiding us on the ground with the plans for the ceremony at Cannon Point and reception at nearby Lol-Ha Restaurant. Her knowledge of the area was key in helping our vision come to life!

Our Wedding Day

September 22, 2023

The wedding day was magical. We had spent the week vacationing with everyone, so by the time the ceremony came around, we felt so lovingly wrapped in our little wedding community. About fifty-five guests came to celebrate with us, which was so special. Alli and I each wrote our vows, so we were a little nervous about reading them, but there was nothing dramatic or out of the blue. It was great just to relax and enjoy being together.

My dad was the officiant and hosted the ceremony with his usual charm, grace, and poignancy. Our vows were equally meaningful and hilarious (if I do say so myself) and really gave everyone present a deeper understanding of who Alli and I are as a couple. The weather even cooperated: a well-timed cloud gave some much-needed shade for our guests, and a giant thunderstorm passed over right when we had all moved inside for the reception. The thunderstorm was a highlight. My mom and I both love thunderstorms, and there was a giant crack of thunder during our dance together. It was kismet and absolutely perfect.

Our small but mighty party owned the dance floor. It was surreal seeing so many of our loved ones, from all walks of life, come together as one. That, to us, is what a wedding should be. And that is exactly what we received. It was an unforgettable experience.

Our Honeymoon

We honeymooned at an all-inclusive resort in Playa del Carmen. After a week of being surrounded by our loved ones, a little plan-less R&R was just what we needed. It was a blissful four days of sleeping, eating, drinking, and sleeping some more!

Special Thanks

Wedding photographer: Conie Suarez Bravo (, @conie.weddings)
Cake bakery: Turtle Bay Cafe Akumal (@turtlebaycafe)
Ceremony venue: Cannon Point, Akumal, Mexico
Reception venue and caterer: Lol-Ha at Hotel Akumal Caribe (, @lolhaakumal)
Hair and makeup: Beso Brides (@besobrides)
Dress studio: Loho Bride Los Angeles (, @loho_bride)
Dress designer: Delphine Manivet (@delphinemanivet)
Dress alterations: Gown Gallery Kansas City (, @gowngallery)
Tux: Indochino (, @indochino)
Earrings: ChanLuu (, @chanluu)
Bride’s ring: Peter Norman Jewelers (

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