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.
Rosewood Mayakoba, Jessica and Mark, 02 21 12 Part 1
May 30, 2012
Hola! Photographs from this beautiful February Mexico destination wedding at the Rosewood Mayakoba were featured today on mega wedding blog Style Me Pretty. Of course we could not let another minute go by without finally giving the wedding photographs their due time here on the Elizabeth Medina Photography website. Gracias Jess and Mark, we loved photographing your fiesta in Mexico!
All photographs (c)2012 Elizabeth and Lauren Medina. Event coordination by the lovely Amber and Nira from Los Angeles wedding planners at Amber Events. Floral design by our friends at Planner 1.
A few getting ready details on the gorgeous grounds of the Rosewood…
Jessica gives one last run through of ¨Grow Old With You¨…she learned to play the Ukelele to surprise Mark at the reception on the beach, So sweet!
In addition to a beautiful couple and a rocking beach reception the wedding had very special original details… Jessica is a silhouette artist, with a company specializing in amazing pet silhouettes! I loved discovering the cool way silhouettes (with a Latin flair!) were used as a very personal wedding theme!
The ceremony was held in the Rosewood´s pier overlooking the water, the bride and her bridesmaids arrived by boat to make their entrance.
After the ceremony the bride and groom rode off into the sunset in their private gondola, gazing into each others eyes and toasting their marriage with champagne. HA! I am aware that this sounds like something from a movie or an over the top romance novel but it really did happen! I promise! And there are photos to prove it! Next post, Part 2, bride and groom photos and photographs of the rustic chic vintage style beach party.
2011… Simply the best! A look back at the magic, with much love!
February 15, 2012
Just couldn’t make it through this day of love without remembering some amazing 2011 couples and sharing a little bit of their wedding magic! With much love and appreciation from the whole gang at Elizabeth Medina Photography. Happy Valentine’s Day!
All images (c)2011 Elizabeth Medina Photography
Matt and Monica, Sky Deck Wedding, Azul Sensatori, Mayan Riviera, Mexico Part 1
September 9, 2011
Matt and Monica’s was held in one of my favorite ceremony locations, the Sky Deck at the Azul Sensatori Resort in Puerto Morelos. Having heard a bit about the wedding plans from Matt I really couldn’t wait to see what the day would bring. Matt and Monica put a great deal of hard work into really personalizing the wedding, so much so that I am giving in to the temptation to divide the photographs from this amazing destination wedding into two blog posts since want to share so many of the creative details that I just can’t seem to make it fit!
Just a few details from the getting ready portion of the day. After beginning the day with the Ketubah signing in a short white sundress, Monica was married in the full length gown that she had designed and hand sewn which converted to a perfect dancing dress for the reception! (yes, you heard correctly, the very talented Monica actually designed and sewed her fabulous convertible wedding gown). Words don’t do justice to Monica’s artistry or attention to detail… The wedding had a peacock theme, which showed up throughout the day and in the custom guest signing print from Bee and Leaf.
Matt and the guys before the ceremony…
Monica with her girls…
The Jewish ceremony was held on the Azul Sensatori sky deck, I think this lovely space has a very special energy and fortunately Matt and Monica’s wedding was held a wonderful sunny day. I loved how the wedding creatively incorporated both Mexican and Jewish details and so much bright color not to mention love and emotion!
Bride and groom walked around each other in the Jewish tradition.
Matt and Monica are married, Mazel Tov!
Coming soon… La fiesta!
Tiffany and Scott, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
June 2, 2011
I am pretty sure I have mentioned here on the blog (possibly more than a few times!) how happy it makes me to hear couples say that they found their Mexico wedding venue through this blog. Makes me smile because I know for a fact that there can be no better place to be married than Mexico! One thing I don’t think I have ever talked about though is how cool it is to know that so many couples of the future check the blog for wedding inspiration! (I am not a big one for the self promotion hype thing but I hope you will bear with me just this once as I say that it blows my mind to know the number of visits that this little wedding photography blog receives on any given day!) Showing up at a wedding and hearing from the bride that she has been inspired by one of my past bride’s photographs almost makes me envision a world where my past and present brides would get together over coffee to flip through wedding albums, I guess I just wish such amazing people could all know each other! Fortunately for us, some of our past wedding photos actually helped Tiffany discover us (along with her “inspiration wedding”) when a relative sent her the sideshow another of our beautiful brides from the same northern state (Puerto Vallarta Kate, that would be you!)
Fast forward to almost two years later, Lauren and I were delighted to travel to Cabo to photograph Tiffany and Scott’s lovely wedding. This very special destination wedding was coordinated by the delightful Leslie Bost and Adriana Dupinet, principal wedding planners of One Happenings in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The ceremony was held at Sunset da Mona Lisa and reception at Casa Dorada…. I know I am posting way too many images for one blog post but I can’t help but guess that this beautiful wedding may also prove inspirational!
Tiffany and Scott, we loved the time we spent with you and your group, thank you all for making us feel right at home! How about starting with a little deserted beach trash the dress magic…. All photographs Lauren and Elizabeth Medina.
The wedding day…
Francesca and Peter, Destination Wedding at the Hotel Esencia, Mayan Riviera, Mexico ) 5 01 2010
June 23, 2010
Peter and Francesca were married on the beach at the Hotel Esencia, a very lovely villa style boutique hotel in the Mayan Riviera. The wedding day was one of the very windiest days I can remember experiencing with the exception of actual hurricanes, just crazy windy, but it did not seem to slow anyone down a bit! One of the best things that I have noticed about destination weddings is that the cool people are the ones who are sure to attend. This crowd absolutely proved that theory true, it was a great party!
Esencias’s wedding coordinator Damarys Diaz was joined by Mayan Riviera wedding planner Yazmin de la Mora in making this beautiful day a reality. A few photos of the beautiful beach wedding details.
The cocktail hour, and dinner reception were held poolside overlooking the ocean.
Elizabeth Medina Photography specializes in destination wedding photojournalism, photographing weddings in the Mayan Riviera, Cancun, Yucatan, Costa Careyes, San Miguel de Allende, Puerto Valarta and throughout Mexico.
Playa del Carmen Wedding Photographer, Amy and Marco at the Royal in PDC 4 17 2010
May 26, 2010
The hardest part of blogging has got to be narrowing down which images to include! I hear over and over from my clients how hard it is to choose which images from the wedding to include in the wedding album and of course I can totally relate! Amy and Marco traveled to Playa del Carmen, Mexico for their destination wedding. The ceremony was held in the little Catholic chapel on 5th Avenue. The reception had to be moved indoors due to an unbelievable amount of rain (sound familiar, blog readers? I am pretty sure at this point that we are statistically protected from ever again seeing a drop of rain at the Royal!) but that didn’t seem to dampen everyone’s enjoyment of the celebration one bit. I was very happy that it let up in time for bride and groom photos on the beach and that Amy and Marco were up bright and early for a fantastic trash the dress session the next morning. Guess I better stop the chatter because I know Amy and Marco must be ready to finally see some photos!
First I’ll share a little morning after TTD beauty…
And the wedding day itself…
Everyone broke out in laughter when Marco pulled out “the ring” the ceremony was pretty solemn and it took everyone by surprise!
Breaking the blog rules by posting two ring shots!