Modern Jewish Wedding Magazine Feature, Matt and Monica’s Mexico Destination Wedding
October 19, 2012
Is it just me or is everyone talking about our amazing couples? Here at Elizabeth Medina Photography we are more than happy to spread the word that Matt and Monica’s beautiful destination wedding at the Mayan Riviera’s Azul Sensatori Resort was chosen to be featured in the premier edition of Modern Jewish Wedding’s eZine!
I loved reading the article about Matt and Monica’s story, these two form an uber creative and dynamic duo…not only did they put heart and soul into their Mexico wedding but are now taking their wedding creativity to the next level with Bee and Leaf Designs.
Just click on the link to read the full magazine. MJW definitely saved the best for last, for the story and photographs on Matt and Monica’s bright and beautiful Mexico wedding expand and flip to page 56. All photographs ©2011 Lauren and Elizabeth Medina.
Jewish Wedding in Mexico, Hacienda Chichi Suarez, Merida, Photographer, Alexis and Alain 4 4 11
May 13, 2011
This was one unforgettable wedding! Canadians Alexis and Alain were married at the Hacienda Chichi Suarez in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, this destination wedding had a marvelous turnout with a very cosmopolitan group of guests, it was so cool to hear many different languages being spoken at one wedding. I may be a little biased but with its uber charm and unique culture I am truly convinced that there could not be a more perfect wedding location than Merida. Alexis and Alan’s wedding was almost certainly the most multifaceted we have photographed, making wonderful use of the different areas that this hacienda has to offer. This blog post of images captured on the activity filled wedding day will be followed up with a “part two” featuring festivities held on other days (and even another city!) as well as a very special day after ‘”trash the dress” session with this great couple! Alexis and Alain, thank you very much for your kindness and hospitality, I hope these photographs take you and your families back to this great day, more to follow very soon! This amazing event was coordinated by Baku Events All photographs Elizabeth and Lindsey Medina.
Bride and groom and their families and wedding parties gathered for photographs prior to the ceremony… it was a very warm day to put it mildly and their efforts were greatly appreciated.
I think Alexis and Alain’s “first look” could have been a blog post all by itself, it was fun to photograph them when they first saw each other as bride and groom!
Wedding party and family photographs taken before the ceremony…
Alexis receives a private blessing from her father and soon to be husband immediately before the ceremony.
OK, I will confess… despite being there and the many hours spent editing, seeing the photographs of Alexis’ beautiful ceremony entrance here on the blog just gave me a fresh set of goosebumps!
The haceienda “casa de maquinas” was a beautiful stage for a ballet performance during the post ceremony cocktail hour.
Reception entrance and dancing…
After the dinner reception guests moved to the pool area for an after party and fireworks to finish off the night.
Rachel and Adam, Sapphire Riviera Cancun, Destination Wedding on the Beach 5 30 10
July 31, 2010
Glad to finally be able to share Rachel and Adam’s photos! We try to keep things moving along relatively quickly and are proud to have never passed the 8 week editing mark but this wedding from late in our spring season cut it a little close for comfort. Wish as I might for a magic bullet (or a magic mouse or Wacom tablet as the case may be) as an artist I have never been able to find a way around the notion that each individual photograph deserves to sparkle and that the elegance lies in the the little touches. I am sure that each photographer has their own process and way of doing things, contrary to what common sense and practicality would dictate the polishing process at Elizabeth Medina Photography seems to involve about 87 steps, the final and most time consuming of which are customarily carried out on a computer which decided that July was a good time to take a break. (we are suspecting that the Macs may be in cahoots because the iphone decided to go for a swim in salt water, we’ll be keeping a close eye on the others for signs of rebellion). Happily we are up and running, chugging away a little slower than we’d like but definitely on track. (and Amy and Matt your San Miguel de Allende weekend is up next!)
This was such beautiful day, super fast paced with a great couple and a really super fun group. I think the Sapphire Riviera (formerly Paradisus) in the Riviera Maya has such an ideal beach wedding set up with a very private beach ceremony site and a deck overlooking the ocean that was just perfect for Rachel and Adam’s event. Rachel is in fashion and has great style, and is just a really nice person to be around. I loved hearing that she found me through another very cool past bride. Rachel and Adam, thank you for all your patience and good humor on the wedding day (a little warm, no?) I hope you enjoy the photographs as much as I have!
I stole Rachel for a few minutes between the Ketubah signing and the ceremony, these “stolen” bridal portraits where some of my favorite images from the day.
I loved these shoes so much!
We had time for just few bride and groom shots before the ceremony. Did I mention it was warm out?
Corlorful beach ceremony decorations, love the flip flops for the guests and the combination of bright colors.
Rachel was not the only one with blinged out footwear, her flower girl was right there with her!
A few ceremony moments.
What do you do when you reach the end of the aisle and there are still petals in the basket?
Th ceremony was timed very close to sunset, we a very quick bride and groom photo session after the ceremony, I was very happy that Rachel and Adam we were able to capture so much variety and expression in such a short time.
A few reception details, and some of the action…
During the father of the bride’s speech…
Elizabeth Medina is Mexico’s premier wedding photographer, photographing events in the Riviera Maya, Cancun, Yucatan areas as well as San Miguel de Allende, Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos and throughout Mexico.
Stacia and Brian, Azul Beach Mayan Riviera, Mexico
June 29, 2010
“What can Brian and I do today to be good clients for you?” Since I spend the wedding day focused on being a good photographer for the brides and grooms who have entrusted such important memories to my lens Stacia’s question truly took me by surprise. I am sure I did not express myself very well which of course did not stop them from being fantastic all day long! Because when it comes right down to it the answer lies in doing just what Brian and Stacia did on their wedding day… be themselves and enjoy each other and every minute of their once in a lifetime day! Brian and Stacia were married at Azul Beach this resort is kind of unique in that it has a boutique hotel vibe but is also all inclusive and family friendly. I have really enjoyed all the weddings I have photographed at this location and this laid back beach affair was certainly no exception.
Puerto Morelos wedding photography by Mexico’s premier wedding photographer Elizabeth Medina. Wedding photojournalism in the Mayan Riviera, Yucatan and throughout Mexico.