Lisa and John Cancun Wedding

I’ve stopped shooting weddings as of last year – so this isn’t a normal thing :)  I know the whole “don’t post what you don’t want to shoot more of” rule, but the reasons I felt compelled to post this particular wedding are 1.) they’re my close friends and 2.) it was just so gorgeous.  Beautiful bride, handsome groom, amazing location – how can I not???

My very good friends Lisa and John recently got married in Cancun, Mexico! They are one of the most selfless and loving couples I know. I have to say, having them as our friends is one of our biggest blessings!

Lisa is an amazing cake decorator, she creates fabulous flowers with sugar. She’s indeed Sugar Blessed! She puts so much work and so much heart into our social gatherings and just makes them breathtaking. Please check out her work!

John has such a big heart. There is not much he won’t do for a friend. He is starting law school in the fall, and I know he’s going to kick some ass and take names.

At the ridiculously awesome all-inclusive resort.  Service and friendliness was outstanding – highly recommended!

The water was gorgeous… oh how I wish I was still there…

Morning breakfast with the girls!

No breakfast is complete without a mimosa :)

The guys are excited for the big day!

Lookin’ sharp!  Love the coral colors, it pops so well with the tropical aqua-tones of the surroundings!

Sharp, John.  Sharp.

Lisa gave every bridesmaid a necklace from Tiffany & Co!  Don’t you just love how the colors complement so well?  Gorgeous!

Traditional Korean Hanbok.  Beautiful.  There are so many details, and the craftsmanship is amazing!

Oh Lisa, you are a real princess today :)

First look – to be honest I was super excited for this moment.  John looks great, and Lisa is just stunningly beautiful.  I couldn’t wait to see how John is going to react!

You can see the love in John’s eyes.  They are perfect together – this picture says it all :)

The bridal party.

The wedding was held in a terrace overlooking the white sand beach.  There was a constant warm breeze, the light was soft and warm – it was perfect!

Getting ready for the big entrance!  Nothing but excitement!

It’s done!  Party time!

The staff at Playacar Palace Resort did an amazing job decorating the restaurant and making it special.  They matched Lisa and John’s wedding colors perfectly and placed each rose petal on the table by hand!  Each one was meticulously placed to have even spacing.  They even made a heart in the center of the table with lit candles and more rose petals!  Big props to so much work – thanks for making it so special.

A little background behind this picture: the glasses started to chime and it was a cue for the bride and groom to kiss.  With the very slight hesitation between them, one of the groomsmen took the opportunity and went for the groom.  Needless to say, everyone (especially the bride and groom) was taken by surprise!

Unbelievable service – they brought out three rounds of shots for us for us to toast with!  These were non-alcoholic mixed drinks – very yummy.

You know it’s a great party when the moms are having a great time!

Congratulations Lisa and John!  We wish you a long and happy marriage with lots of children! :D

  1. MissBunny posted the following on June 20, 2011 at 10:05 pm.

    Omo! I love love LOVE the look of pure adoration on John’s face during the reception (right after the picture of the rose petal heart/cake). So sweet!

  2. Gene posted the following on June 21, 2011 at 9:13 am.

    Awesome job on the pics!

  3. Jess - learning spanish con amigos posted the following on August 29, 2011 at 12:15 am.

    WOW, amazing photos, I have got to visit this beautiful place. Your wedding looks amazing, congrats!

    great post, I will share it with my friends on facebook, gracias !! =)

  4. North Carolina Wedding Photographer posted the following on January 20, 2013 at 3:17 pm.

    I love the shot to the bridesmaids fixing her dress. Great wedding photos.


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