There’s no doubt that we love destination weddings. Usually they take place at the beginning or the end of the wedding season, so it’s a great time of year for us vendors to leave for a sunny place. This was our first shooting a playa del carmen wedding, and it is beeeeeautiful!!! We had the most amazing time there, as short as it was. More importantly, we had an amazing couple! Eva and Terry are the sweethearts of this wedding. We photographed their legal ceremony in Vancouver earlier this year, with just their parents and the JP present, but they wanted a celebration with their closest friends and family at the Playacar Palace Resort in Playa de Carmen.
The wedding day was brilliant. It was slightly overcast which made the day a bit more bearable than the day before. We had scouted nearby locations which made the day a whole lot easier, especially since we had never been there. Perhaps we did get kicked out of a few spots, but minor details…we still got the shots! After some amazing creative photos with Eva and Terry, their ceremony was on the beach behind the resort. As soon as the ceremony started at 4pm, threatening rain clouds began rolling in in the distance. By the time the ceremony was over, the clouds were almost directly above us, and created the most beautiful and softest light. Simultaneously, the sun was setting, the sky was red, the water was turquoise, it was nothing less than perfect. We had little time, but got some stunning portraits Just as we all left the beach, headed to the resort’s upstairs patio for cocktails, and as the reception area was being completely by the pool, it started to RAIN! The staff quickly took down the decor and table and set up again in nearby lounge where Eva and Terry had their reception. It was a shame that it started raining, but if it didn’t, we would never have had a spectacular sunset with those amazing clouds in the sky. There’s always a reason for everything!
We have to thank Eva and Terry for bringing us along on their journey and for being so kind and accommodating to us. We hit some cenotes the next day, so be sure to check back here for some photos of that! In the meantime, we’d love to share their wedding photos