Playa del Carmen Wedding Photography, Jada and Paul, Iberostar Grand Paraiso
May 16, 2013
Hacienda Uayamon Wedding Photography, Campeche, Mexico 10 29 11
November 30, 2011
Hacienda Wedding in Mexico, Karah and John’s Destination Wedding at the Hacienda San Jose, Merida, Yucatan
January 3, 2011
Amazing, amazing, amazing… possibly the most overused adjective in the English language! One bad habit I would like to put behind me in the new year is the overuse of this superlative. Unfortunately I will have to start tomorrow because here is no way I can avoid saying AMAZING just a few more times in describing Karah and John’s big day! Karah and John chose a destination wedding and the Hacienda San Jose Cholul as the wedding venue. This location is truly special, it has a very intimate scale, authentic rustic charm, and of course the incomparable local Mayan culture. Located very near my home base of Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, this colorful venue has hosted some of my favorite weddings to date. The Hacienda San Jose somehow seems to attract the most amazing (oops) people and Karah and John and their whole group certainly were just that.
Karah and John’s choice of colors really complemented the location and the team from Baku Events did an amazing outstanding job with the wedding set up.
After finishing up with photos Karah and John joined their guests at the cocktail hour held near the pool, I loved being able to capture the quiet moment when they walked down the path to meet their friends and family.
One thing I love about this hacienda is the way the spaces visually separate. The walk from the pool area to the garden area area where dinner and dancing took place had a very dramatic and beautiful ambiance.
Fotografia de boda, Hacienda San Jose, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.
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.
Fairmaont Mayakoba, Riviera Maya, Mexico Eric and Alex’s Destination Wedding 4 24 10
June 11, 2010
I think every bride and groom envision a sunny day for the wedding, Alex and Eric certainly had theirs! As corny as it sounds sometimes you just feel the love and happiness all through the day, and it was great to witness such a large group of the bride and groom’s friends and family who had not only made the trip the attend this destination wedding in but who truly seemed to be thrilled for Alec and Eric and enjoying every single second to the maximum. Such a great party!
The Fairmont Mayakoba is a really unique setting, fantastic architecture and jungle vegetation overlooking the Mayan Riviera, it seemed like the perfect venue for this Mayan Riviera destination wedding.
The first look: this is usually the only time of the day that I am in charge of setting up… so I tend to get into it and my inner movie director takes over! At this wedding I once again had the assistance of wedding photographer Hiram Trillo. His second shooter/wife Nancy (that should probably be reversed, pretty sure the wife part comes first) was also helping out and so it was really fun to find a location that allowed the Alex and Eric’s encounter to be captured from three very different vantage points. Very cinematic if I do say so myself. (how embarrassingly geeky is that anyway?) Erin’ s approach was captured by Nancy.
And the following from Nancy’s vantage point across the river.
A few wedding party photos:
The beach ceremony, Alex and Eric brought down a rabbi, from what I understand they are very hard if not impossible to find in the Cancun Mayan Riviera area.
There goes the veil!
I love the next image!
Mariachi photo by Hiram.
The decor was fantastic, Alex and Eric choose to use white flowers for the beach ceremony and red for the dinner reception. The rich red flowers really complemented the Mexican themed table decorations and wedding favors (talavera pottery shot glasses). Muy bonito!
I loved Hiram’s photo of the father, daughter dance, great capture!
And of course we love the Hora!
Mexico’s premier destination wedding photographer Elizabeth Medina photographs weddings in Yucatan, Campeche, the Mayan Riviera, Cancun, Tulum, Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, San Miguel de Allende and Puerto Vallarta.
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!
La Fiesta…mariachis, tequila, and all around good times. We were disappointed that the beach reception was not possible due to the weather, but the guests may not have even noticed the change of venue!
Ana Paulina and Gabriel, Religious Wedding and Cholul, Yucatan Reception
December 16, 2009
Tulum Wedding Photographer, Adrienne and Evan at Milamores, Tulum, Mexico
December 8, 2009
Adrienne and Evan were married at Milamores, a secluded beach front property near Tulum, Mexico, which according to legend was originally built by famous drug king pin Pablo Escobar. Mil Amores is now living a whole new life as an “eco chic” boutique hotel and was a peaceful and private wedding location for Adrienne and Evan. Despite the weekend beginning with some weather “issues” due to pesky Hurricane Ida, the wedding day was unforgettable and the beach amazingly calm and beautiful for the oceanfront ceremony. Adrienne and Evan are a very loving couple and had planned so many thoughtful surprises for their guests it was really fun to see (and photograph!) each charming detail and how everyone had such a good time all through the evening’s celebration.
The bride and groom before the ceremony… muy guapos los dos!
Tulum’s wedding coordinator Gwen Grossett of Destination Weddings Tulum was on hand to make the wedding and reception all come together and run smoothly. Below, Adrienne walking through the jungle on the way to the ceremony.
The reception was moved indoors due to the uncertain weather, so while things may have been a little different than planned the ambiance was simply amazing.
Tulum wedding photography by Mexico destination wedding photographer Elizabeth Medina at Milamores, Tulum, Mexico.
Minty and Giovanni,Mexico Wedding Photography in Merida, Yucatan 10-17-2009
November 13, 2009
San Miguel de Allende Photographer, Jessica and Scott’s Destination Wedding 07 04 09
August 20, 2009
Too many photos, I know, I know! There is just no way I can keep this blog entry reasonable…not for Jessica and Scott´s San Miguel de Allende bash! As I overheard a guest comment after the fireworks went off… no one else will ever be able to have a wedding after this one! The wedding was held in San Miguel de Allende, which could not be more perfecto! Jessica and Scott had put so much thought into every detail of the multi day celebration, it was an honor for Lindsey and I to document the fun! The evening before the wedding the festivities began with a ¨tequila tasting¨ (like a wine tasting Central Mexico style!), the entire group of guests, musicians, photographers and one tequila bearing donkey danced through the streets of San Miguel, what could be more fun?
We were able to do some quick bride and groom photos before dinner began, I love love San Miguel for photos, every doorway is an amazing background! The next shot is Lindsey´s.
I loved this photo of Jessica and Scott listening to the father of the groom give a toast. They had such a beautiful interaction with their families and friends it was wonderful to witness.
The wedding day festivities were held at an amazing colonial home called Casa Capricho. The next images are from the pre wedding portion of the day. We were fortunate that Jessica and Scott had planned a first look so we were able to do some photography with the two of them…before it began to rain!
A wonderful thing about having your wedding in a private villa (and being calm and flexible!) is control over timelines. Jessica and Scott were able to move their timelines a bit and the afternoon turned beautiful in time for the rooftop ceremony to go on beautifully.
This photo really sums up the whole event for me, people were laughing and crying happy tears all day! So much emotion!
The coctail hour was held on the roof and the dinner reception in the main courtyard below. I am posting extra detail shots, I loved the colorful Mexican tables and wanted to share with all the future brides!
The cake toppers…
Azul Sensatori Wedding and TTD Photography, Katherine and Jim Mayan Riviera Destination Wedding 6-5-09
July 16, 2009
El Dorado Royale Wedding Photography, John and Linda’s Wedding and TTD Session 4/5/09
May 31, 2009
What a wonderful day it was! Linda and John are high school sweethearts who traveled to Mexico to be married an intimate ceremony on a breathtaking beach in the Mayan Riviera. Having photographed a few weddings at the El Dorado Royale and other Karisma resorts, and knowing that Linda had planned her details very carefully I knew that it would be a beautiful event and it certainly was that! It was so much fun for Lauren and I to get to know and spend time with John and Linda, there couldn’t be a nicer couple and we felt like old friends by the time we finished up the trash the dress session the next morning! Linda and John, I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I have! Congratulations to the two of you!
Some detail photos from the getting ready portion of the day…don’t let these tranquil images fool you, Linda was a blur of perpetual motion the whole time!
A relaxed portrait of John before the ceremony.
Time for the beach ceremony…so beautiful!
One of the best details I have seen to date…Linda and John used stones inscribed with meaningful words like love, family, dream as paperweights for the ceremony programs. After the ceremony each guest threw their stone into the ocean with good wishes for the bride and groom’s new marriage.
So much love!
The reception was held at the Tucanes palapa, I wish I had 2% of this group’s dancing ability!
A few images from the TTD session the next morning…
Mayan Rivera photographer Elizabeth Medina, wedding photojournalism at the El Dorado Royale Resort, a Karisma resort in Mexico.
Hacienda Wedding in Yucatan, Ingrid and Casper, Hacienda Temozon Sur 4/3/09
May 22, 2009
Ingrid and Casper are the ultimate international couple, from Mexico and Denmark they met in Barcelona, Spain and guests came from around the globe to join them as they were married in Yucatan on the grounds of the incomparable Hacienda Temozon Sur. It was a great day, a beatuful setting, con mucho amor and a fabulous couple. Congratulations Ingrid and Casper, I hope to see you in Merida again soon!
I fell in love with Ingrid’s Teresa Helbig gown, it was the first I had seen from this Barcelona designer and so beautiful.
This little blond “mini mariachi” was a crowd pleaser! She would watch the mariachis and imitate their moves for a very appreciative audience.