This intimate sunset wedding in Blue Venado celebrates Joe and Laura!Laura and Joe beat the odds and found love very far from home! Laura is from Argentina and Joe is from the United States. However, they met in Washington DC at the local triathlon club. They began talking and realized that Joe is from Milwaukee. That caught Laura’s attention because when she was a young teenager, that is the very place that she chose to be an exchange student. They made an instant second connection when they shared a love for Milwaukee’s great ice cream (custard). As their relationship progressed, they discovered that they also shared in a love for exploring, adventure, traveling, and trying everything local. After being together for two years, Joe asked Laura to be his partner for life. They chose a destination wedding but they added a twist. All their guests were allowed to stay in all-inclusive hotels, but Laura and Joe chose a separate beach wedding venue that would force their family and friends to venture out into the jungle of the Riviera Maya and experience something unique. Their wedding was a success! Happy family, amazing weather, gorgeous sunset and crystal clear starry skies at night! Congratulations Laura and Joe!!
Roxanne and Sunil's Caribbean Wedding in Tulum was the perfect celebration of two souls joining as one. They have been together for 15 years, and this winter, they decided to make it official. Guests came from all over the world to support their love for each other including India, Australia, Dubai, Canada, and the US.
Their ceremony and reception was held at Akiin Beach Club in Tulum. They chose Akiin Beach Club because they wanted an intimate ceremony that has it all! From the beautifully lit boardwalks that lead to the crystalline private beach, to the romantic candle-lit dinner inside the bamboo palapa, love was in the air. They were blessed with amazing weather, natural sunlight and lots of warmth from friends and family.
Their wedding coordinator Shaily Elias Karni from Mandala Beach stopped at nothing to make their day perfect. She puts her heart and soul into every wedding that she coordinates. This is one of the many reasons that Tulum is our favorite place to be!
Cake by Zaida Marcos
Flowers by Maya Floral
Hair & Makeup by Beso Brides
Video by Hideki Falcon of Button Up Photography
Wedding Dress by Allure Bridal
Venue: Hyatt Ziva Cancun
Dress by Bridenformal
Makeup & Hair by Sara Tamargo
Flowers by Love Memories
Venue Dreams Playa Mujeres
Makeup by Sara Tamargo
Hair by Alesia Solomko
Flowers by Alquimia Events
Hair and Makeup by Sara Garnier
Videography by BB Wedding Films
Event Coordination by LM Weddings Tulum
Wedding Dress by BHLDN
THANKS TO YOU!!!
This year was an incredible and amazing journey!! I had the opportunity to meet and share in the special events of so many genuinely great people! To all the couples that chose Quetzal Wedding Photo, I thank you! I learned something from each and every one of you, and I can't be more grateful!
Because of you, 2017 was our best year ever!
We broke records, captured magic, experienced love, broadened our creativity, and had an excellent time doing it with you all! It was an outstanding year, and I am STOKED for 2018!!
Carolyn and Joe left the big city rush in New York and came to the Dreams Riviera Cancun Wedding Photography to celebrate their love. They have been together over six years and share the joy in raising Perry, their beloved English Bulldog. Carolyn and Joe are a fun-loving, laid-back couple who love to travel, try new restaurants, and watching sports. They began to prepare for the day as the sun rose on the beautiful Caribbean Sea. An intimate gathering of family and friends to share funny stories and memories as they transformed into bride and groom. Exchanging cards written to each other, brought tears to their eyes, as Carolyn describes:
“We wrote each other letters and gave them the morning of the wedding. I know for me (Carolyn) reading Joe's letter in the midst of getting my hair and makeup done was really emotional. I never questioned that I was marrying the right person, but he definitely sealed the deal with the words in that letter.”
A beautiful stroll through the Dreams Riviera Cancun after first look, and they were so in love, they were shining. Easy to mark feelings of such strength and stability. Sweet and kind words and looks were shared throughout the ceremony on the beach. A gorgeous sunset ended cocktail hour with dark blues and pinks in the sky! A true moment in paradise. Carolyn and Joe enjoyed dinner, listened to their family and friends say kind words that moved them all. Joe and Carolyn were on the dance floor all night long. We are honored to capture such love and genuine support for each other. Congratulations, Carolyn and Joe!!!
Makeup : Backstage Hair and Makeup
Wedding Dress: BHLDN
Hi! My name is Ches. I am a published wedding photographer and owner of Quetzal Wedding Photo, and I am in LOVE with what I do! Photography is my life. There is no other moment when I feel more alive than when I am behind the lens.
I have been taking pictures since my grandfather gave me my very first camera as a little girl. Since then, I have dedicated my life to photography. I studied it, lived it, became a slave to it, fell in love with it, relocated my life for it, and now have committed my life to it. I have won awards, ISPWP contests, and been published in many wedding magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Gay Weddings, Adriana’s Weddings, The Knot, Huff The Post, BeSpoke Bride, Loverly, Love Inc., and many more.
I am an intuitive risk-taker. I have a genuine love for others and give my heart in everything I do. I am a flexible and creative spirit who will not stop until I have reached my goal. My vision is to one day travel the world capturing destination weddings and other special moments of life.
Quetzal Wedding Photo is my baby, but I LOVE working in a team with others who share my vision. That’s why I have a handful of kind, creative, and dedicated photographers who are also my best friends working along side of me. Based on the size of your wedding, you will also be blessed to meet some of them as my second shooter and assistant. Together, we create magic and capture your day even better than you remember it.
When you choose Quetzal Wedding Photo, you will be getting much more than just a documentary of your wedding. We will create an instant friendship that will go beyond the lens. Our relationship with you and your guests allows us to leave you with an invaluable legacy for all to enjoy for years to come.
I believe life is an incredible gift and our mission is to learn and develop insights to help us give back to others. In doing this, we can all be in harmony with the natural world. Quetzal Wedding Photo is one of the ways that I give to others. Check out the testimonial page to see what others think of Quetzal.