Allyson and Neal, Grand Velas Wedding, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
June 18, 2013
This was an incredible day from start to finish! Lauren and I were delighted to feel the love and happiness flow as we documented Allyson and Neal’s wedding day at the beautiful Grand Velas Riviera Maya Resort near Playa del Carmen, Mexico. From the bride and groom’s amazing “first look” to the gorgeous ceremony on the sand and the beautiful moon lit reception this destination wedding was truly a joy to photograph.
Of course it did not hurt that some of our very favorite wedding professionals were on Allyson and Neal’s team. We just loved working with wedding planner Maria Elena Galicia of Playa Wedding! Thank you, Maria Elena for all your help and consideration throughout the day! And of course we have to give a shout out to Adrian and the team of Styling Trio Riviera Maya, because when we see Adrian we know the day is off to a great start. Charming hand painted Mexican tile collateral c/o Laura Hooper Calligraphy.
Loved, loved, loved the flowers that Allyson chose to decorate the reception tables! So much color and perfect with the colorful Mexican tile details.
All images (c)2013 Elizabeth and Lauren Medina. Elizabeth Medina Photography is Mexico’s premier wedding photography studio photographing events in the Riviera Maya, Cancun, Yucatan, Puerto Vallarta, San Miguel de Allende, Los Cabos and throughout Mexico.
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January 31, 2013
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December 31, 2012
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Elizabeth Medina Photography, Viceroy Riviera Maya Wedding Photogrphy, Shab and Randall’s Grace Ormand Feature
March 9, 2012
Shab and Randall’s wedding photographs were some of our all time favorites. The couple was so much fun and for Lindsey and I it was one of those days where every thing just seems to click (no pun intended there!). Of couse we must tip our hats to the planning team at LUXE Destination Weddings and the lovely venue. It was so cool to see this destination wedding written up in Grace Ormand Wedding Style. Click on the image for the feature, with more photos, wedding details and comments from the couple.
Xcaret Eco Park Wedding Photography, Xochitl and Israel, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
January 4, 2012
Happy New Year’s! A little holiday break from shooting has meant time spent editing 2011′s final weddings. I loved noticing how the last events of the year represented so perfectly a cross section of the variety of weddings photographed all throughout the year. Very different in setting, style, number of guests, degree of formality and type of ceremony, held in different geographical locations and including people from different parts of the globe, somehow all of the events seemed to be defined by the same set of key common elements; amazingly happy and laid-back brides and grooms, relaxed good times (hey, its Mexico, comes with the territory!) and of course (and hopefully our blog readers will forgive us if we do say so ourselves) some pretty sweet once-in-a-lifetime photographs to remember them by! Coming soon to the blog as we wrap up 2011 editing: beautiful events in Merida, Yucatan, Playa del Carmen, and San Miguel de Allende. To get the ball rolling, Xochitl and Israel’s lovely, long awaited Playa del Carmen wedding at the Xcaret Eco Park. Xochitl and Israel were married in what has to be one of Mexico’s most spectacular venues and incorporated colorful Mexican elements. We were able to photograph the couple on the grounds of the park, the Catholic mass and then the beautiful ocean side reception at the Las Posas area of the park.
Xochitl and Israel, it was a joy to finally be able to meet you and your beautiful family! On behalf of team Medina congratulations, we wish you all the best! We truly hope the wedding photographs will be a special part of your family history!
All photographs (c) 2012 Elizabeth and Lauren Medina.
The Xcaret park has a small Mayan ruin, we were photographing the bride and groom when I saw something move behind them! We had a visitor!
Destination Wedding Photography, Playa del Carmen, Trisha and Jeff 11-11-11
December 18, 2011
I think everyone, wedding photographer or not, will probably remember how they spent November 11, 2011. I really hope that everyone’s 11-11-11 was as “lucky” as ours! Trisha and Jeff were such a fun, happy couple, a joy to photograph, their wedding photography in Playa del Carmen included getting ready photographs at El Taj hotel, a Catholic mass at Nuestra Señora del Carmen Chapel on the Quinta Avenida and a reception at Las Palapas, also in Playa del Carmen. We could not help but especially appreciate the beautiful weather for our Playa del Carmen beach photographs after a near brush with rain. (I think that I actually felt 11 tiny raindrops before the weather blew over and the afternoon turned absolutely beautiful!) I would have liked to celebrate this special date by posting only 11 photographs to the blog… but of course it would be impossible to narrow down! Trisha and Jeff, congratulations, we wish you all the very best! All photographs Lindsey and Elizabeth Medina.
The Royal, Playa del Carmen, Larry and Nikki’s Beach Wedding and TTD 5 7 11
June 18, 2011
Sarah and Ed, Marina Maroma, Mayan Riviera, Mexico
June 11, 2011
Shabnam and Randall, The Tides, Playa del Carmen Wedding Photography 12 11 2010
January 18, 2011
Shabnam and Randall were married in a joyous and very beautiful late afternoon ceremony at The Tides Riviera Maya. Times like this I am grateful that my task is to document with images and not words since I have a feeling that if I tried to tell this fantastic couple’s story with any language other than the camera´s no one would even believe me! It really did happen though and fortunately I have lots and lots of photographic proof… I hope you enjoy this small sample of the day’s photographs.
The Tides is located in the jungle on a gorgeous stretch of beach and basically captures the essence of Mayan jungle-chic. A few getting ready details from the bride’s bungalow:
One of the aspects of wedding photography that I truly love is collaborating with my clients and album designer to create flush mount albums. I will confess that often when I am shooting I am imagining juxtapositions and how the images can work most expressively in a wedding album. I think that the two getting ready photos would make an awesome album spread!
Blue sky, turquoise water and the ceremony location, I loved the very light and organic yet elegant feel. Ceremony details and moments… A quick shout out here to the lovely Rebecca Elias from Luxe Destination Weddings : working with the wedding planners from Luxe is such a treat, thank you Rebecca for your great wedding day energy!
The Persian sugar ceremony…
Fantastic second shooting from Lindsey… I loved the candid moments she captured throughout the day…
Bride and groom portraits on the beach at sunset… wow.
A few reception details and some of the fun…this was a great dance party!
Shabnam and Randall’s first dance…
Playa del Carmen wedding photography by destination wedding photographer Elizabeth Medina.
Wedding Photography in Playa del Carmen, Mexico Jannae and Ryan’s beautiful day at the Riu Palace
September 1, 2010
Best friends. Sunny day in paradise. Perfection. Jannae and Ryan, thank you so much for letting us be part of your very unforgettable day.
Jannae and her flower girls before the ceremony…so much excitement and anticipation during this part of the day! The time always seems to fly by.
The girls were not the only one with colorful footwear!
The bride looked amazing! I just love it when there is enough time for a few bridal portraits before the action begins.
Time to go! Jannae and Ryan were so excited to see each other before the ceremony!
After the big reveal we were able to do some photography on the grounds of the Riu Palace, it was a very warm and bright day and I really appreciated the bride and groom being such good sports.
The bright maraca wedding favors were custom painted in Puerto Vallarta by Mishka Designs. I dare any Mexico wedding guest to try not to have a good time with these!
Kind of like parades or fireworks destination weddings are spectator sports!
A few post ceremony beach photographs of the new husband and wife….
La fiesta started off with a mariachi band…
Playa del Carmen photographer, Le Reve Destination Wedding Photography, Sahar and Matt 5 22 2010
July 7, 2010
Sahar and Matt’s wedding was held on the beach at one of my favorite Mayan Riviera beach wedding locations, Le Reve in Playa del Carmen. This beautiful beach location seemed just perfect for this couple, relaxed but also elegant. I knew the second I met Sahar that she was high energy all the way! There was seriously never a dull second, the day flew by. Thank you Sahar and Matt, for being so fantastic! All photographs by Elizabeth and Lindsey Medina.
I loved Lindsey’s next shot!
The girls look fabulous!
Following the beach ceremony and cocktails Matt and Sahar had a Persion ceremony. Somehow I ended up photographing while perched in a tree…love the photos though!
The Persian ceremony started off with a bit of dancing, the next photo is Lindsey’s.
PDC Mexico wedding photographer, Britni and Joshua tie the knot at the Royal Resort
June 28, 2010
This wedding was a lot of fun to photograph! Britni and Joshua’s wedding and trash the dress session at the Royal in Playa del Carmen, Mexico had liberal doses of both bright bright sunshine and pouring rain that seemed to alternate all day long! Britni and Joshua really went the extra mile and never lost cheer despite the changing weather. These two are so great together, it made for fun day of shooting and lots of photographs!
This has to be one of my all time favorite wedding details ever! Britni chose to wear a pair of blinged out Toms shoes for her wedding day! (at least for the portions of the day that she wasn’t a barefoot bride!) These shoes are really special because for each pair that is purchased an pair is given to a needy child. So fantastic.
I had to include this next one so you could see what great sports Josh and Britni were! We were like the mail service, and a little rain was not going to stop us!