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.
La Fiesta, Jared and Wadia, Wedding Photography in Merida Yucatan, Mexico
October 19, 2011
Matt and Monica’s Destination Wedding Photography, Part II, La Fiesta
September 13, 2011
Matt and Monica’s wedding… part two, AKA La Fiesta! I have to share a few photos from the post ceremony cocktail hour, muy mexicano! The Azul Sensatori Zavaz Plaza was decorated with personalized papel picado streamers, so pretty! Monica’s very talented cousin Bianca (whose vocals and guitar were a very important part of the ceremony) surprised the bride and groom by joining the mariachi singers, this was amazing! All photographs Elizabeth and Lauren Medina.
Everyone had a chance at the piñata~ and then as the sun set we were able to dash to the beach for bride and groom photos.
The reception had a peacock theme and it was worked into all of the details from the custom maracas to the guest signing board…This wedding had so many beautiful personalized details, the guest signature board from Bee and Leaf fit the peacock theme perfectly!
we loved all the action which started off with an incredible first dance followed by the hora…
Elizabeth Medina Photography is Mexico´s premier destination wedding photographer, overing weddings in the Mayan Riviera, Cancun, Tulum, Merida, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta and throughout Mexico with a relaxed, natural style.
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!
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.