Playa del Carmen Destination Wedding {Dana + Anthony} Part 1
Leave this field empty
Thursday, April 19, 2012 12:22PM
By Stephanie
Pin It

Last week I had the extreme honor of shooting my first destination wedding in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. I have to be honest, I had no idea what to expect. I was worried about everything. How much gear to pack, how would i back up all my images in the hotel room, What should I wear to photograph this wedding on the sand, what if customs was a nightmare, what if I got sick... Yeah, if you haven't guessed, I am a bit of a worry wart. But with this event, it was magnified to the max. And the reason for my anxiety was this- I wanted to make sure I gave this couple the absolute best experience and most incredible memories. I mean think about it, you decide to marry thousands of miles away, where you don't have control over anything, and not everyone can join you. That's enough to get you nervous. So I had to cover every base, and allow them to really step back and enjoy themselves. 

 

Well, all my anxiety was for nothing. The trip was smooth (I seriously love Mexico), the resort was an absolute dream (hello, all-inclusive food and drinks!), and the entire family was warm, loving, and all so happy to be here to celebrate this couple and their daughter becoming a family. I couldn't have asked for more. 

 

Dana and Anthony enjoyed their day as relaxed as possible (I mean, it is a wedding, after all. :) ), toasting champagne with their family and getting ready with laughter and music. They exchanged their vows with their toes in the sand and the aqua green sea behind them (yes, it really is that color in real life!), and their closest friends and family embraced them with love.

It was everything a dream destination wedding should be. 

 

 

Venue Grand Porto Real 

Hair and Makeup by Ceci de la Hoya 

Dress by Mary Linn Bridal, Pasadena

Ring by Kay Jewelers

Floral and Table sets by Royal Resorts, Playa del Carmen

Groom Suit by Berlioni Italy


 

Stay tuned tomorrow for Part 2! (Trust me, you do not want to miss the dancing shots of this fun-loving couple's reception!)

Leave a comment:
4 Comments
Love text messages - Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish it's source. It dies of illiteracy and errors and betrayals. It dies of malady and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.
B E L I N D A - AWESOME PICTURES! I MISSED THE WEDDING OF THE YEAR! DANA & ANTHONY I WISH YOU THE BEST! I GUESS I'LL JUST HAVE TO ATTEND THE BORING WEDDING OF BRANGELINA. OH WELL! I SHOULD HAVE GONE,
Dana - Wow.....Such great moments....These photos take me back to the wedding day!! In the moment it all passes by in a flash and its hard to really appreciate the little details. I love that you were able to capture those details so we can treasure them for years to come. =)
emily starr - Sweetheart you look so beautiful wish we could have been there with you. The pictures are great. Look forward to seeing the other pictures. Enjoy each other and all keep the comunacation open that is the key. Love you guys.

Nina