September 17, 2015

Destination Wedding Photographer | Mayan Riviera, Mexico | Christine + Alex

Wedding

Do I travel for weddings?  Um, yeah!  Sign me up!

I made my way down to the Mayan Riviera in Mexico for a fabulously intimate few days with Christine and Alex and their closest family and friends.  It was a happy, crazy experience.  Christine is hilarious in a no-holds-barred kind of way and Alex is quieter but absolutely Christine’s partner in crime.

Their wedding day at the El Dorado Royale resort was breathtaking.  It was hot.  Really, really hot but the skies were beautiful and Christine looked like a dream.  Alex and Christine live in England and wanted somewhere tropical for their vows.

She wore a beaded, strapless gown that gently sparkled up and down as the light hit it.  The crystal-adorned cathedral length veil and beautiful Swarovski crystal and freshwater pearl tiara perfected her look.

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Alex’s jaw dropped when he saw her for the first time in that gown and we were off to take advantage of the sand, sun, and palm trees.  This was no Philadelphia wedding.

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It was quiet at the resort but we weren’t totally alone.

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The ceremony was held oceanside on the smooth white sand with only the waves and a harpist as musical accompaniment.

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They were married in English and Spanish and sealed their vows according to Mexican laws, with thumbprints.

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The cocktail hour brought together the 16 attendees in drinking, dancing, and a ton of laughter.  Everyone had gotten close in the days leading up the wedding, taking in the rays and visiting some sites (Chichen Itza and scuba diving).

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The reception was held a short walk away under rafters with the warm air blowing through.

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The couple danced their first dance to “You’re Still the One” by Shania Twain.

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After a quick change (I’m impressed they lasted so long in so many layers!), Christine and Alex came back for toasts, a grand dinner that included every kind of meat imaginable, a piñata, games, more dancing, and a dip in the pool.  We all saw that coming.

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What a fabulous day!  Here’s to hoping every day you two spend together is just as crazy and fun!

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You’re still the one I run to
The one that I belong to
You’re still the one I want for life
~ Shania Twain, “You’re Still the One”

Wedding Ceremony: El Dorado Royale, Playa Paraiso, Mexico
Wedding Reception: El Dorado Royale, Playa Paraiso, Mexico
Wedding Photographer: Lindsay Docherty Photography
Officiant: Maria de la Cruz Puch-Pasos
Florist: El Dorado Royale
Makeup Artist: Naay Spa
Hair Stylist: Naay Spa
Wedding Dress: Ellis Bridals
Wedding Dress Shop: Marrime Bridalwear
Veil: Marrime Bridalwear
Tiara: Ivory & Co
Bridal Shoes: Quiz
Harpist: El Dorado Royale
Wedding Cake: El Dorado Royale

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