After 4 years of amazing adventures together, Laura & Benjamin officially tied the knot with an intimate bohemian Casa Malca wedding in Mexico.
These lovebirds started off as friends but quickly realized they had a special connection of mind, heart and soul. So they decided to celebrate their love with an intimate group of friends and family at the ultra hip Casa Malca all-suite boutique hotel in the beaches of Tulum, Mexico.
The intimate beach ceremony was followed by sunset cocktails at the hotel's rooftop and an amazing dinner on the beach with live music and sexy beats courtesy of DJ Maga.
Felicidades Mr. & Mrs. Dewar!!!!!
Venue : Casa Malca, Tulum, Mexico
Wedding Planner : Barbara, Destination Weddings Tulum
Wedding Dress : Rime Arodaky
Hair & Makeup : Sarah Garnier
Floral Designer : Xochitl Botanicals by Moni Junco
DJ : Maga Official
A modern Azul Beach Mexico wedding was the way to go for Christy and Sergey, who travelled from New York to the Mexican Caribbean with a small group of friends and family!!
The day started with some fun "Buy the bride" games to honor Sergey's Russian background. After smelling fish, drawing and doing all kids of crazy things, he finally got to see his lovely bride and take her to the hotel's ocean view rooftop to say their I-do's.
The funny and genuine personal wedding vows made everybody laugh! After sealing the deal with a sand ceremony, guests and newlyweds were treated to a delicious dinner and more games, speeches and dances. Special thanks to the amazing staff at Karisma Weddings for coordinating this memorable day.
Mega congrats Mr. & Mrs. Aleksandrovich!!
Venue. Azul Beach Resort, Riviera Maya, Mexico
Maju from LM Weddings brought their vision of a classy and chic LGBT destination wedding to life, highlighting the beauty of Akiin Beach Club.After an emotional wedding ceremony including Indian traditions to honor Ravi's background, all guests enjoyed refreshing cocktails and an incredible beach front dinner.Congrats Ravi & Rhys!! Love is love!!
The story of an unexpected Cenote Mayan Wedding in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
Have you heard of "The early bird gets the worm"?? Well, we are so happy we answered that unexpected call at 7AM, lol.
Entrepreneurs and adventure lovers, Sandi & Jimi, decided last minute to renew their vows with their 3 kiddos in a Cenote while vacationing in Playa del Carmen. We quickly packed up our gear while Sandi signed the contract mid-way in a taxi!! Finally, we all met up at Cenote Sacbe with a wonderful Shaman and witnessed a beautiful, intimate and unique love celebration.
Wedding Planner. Sabry Iyswim
Xpuha family beach portrait session to celebrate 10 years of happy marriage. Mega congrats Arvizu Family!
We were blessed with a sunny and warm day for this session and loved the dynamic and good vibe that this family shares. Smiling, laughing, dancing and playing, our time together went by super fast but we enjoyed every second of it.
Sandy's idea is to this every year, to not only celebrate their love but to keep photo documentary of their family and simple life in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Can't wait for our next session. Gracias!!!
In Nov. 2015 we had the privilege to shoot Samantha & Joaquin's bohemian beach wedding, this time, we meet again for a Fairmont Mayakoba Family Portraits session.
The charming and Mexican ambiance of El Pueblito at Mayakoba helped a lot to create this sweet family photoshoot. Gracias Santos Family, we wish you and little Sofie many amazing and wonderful years together!!!
With love, Quetzal Photo Team
Venue. Fairmont Mayakoba, Riviera Maya, Mexico
Hair & Makeup. Sarah Garnier
These free-spirited, music lovers traveled with a group of their favorite people to celebrare the love they have for each other (and Tequila) with a Romantic Finest Playa Mujeres Wedding. Lace, pearls, blush details and tons of love, this wedding had it all!!!!
Their catholic ceremony was held at the hotel's iconic Stone Gazebo, followed by beach sunset portraits and a mega fun reception at the Grand Palapa. Everybody enjoyed a great meal, a few shots of Tequila and an exquisite DJ set, courtesy of Joelle & Zach's musical buddy.
Gracias Mr. & Mrs. Roehr!!!
Venue - Finest Playa Mujeres, Cancun, Mexico
Wedding Dress - Martina Liana
Floral Designer - Alquimia Events
Event Planner - Beach Bum Vacation
Makeup - My Cancun Makeup
Catherine & Kyle are two easy going souls who wanted to keep it simple and therefore opted for a Fun Azul Sensatori Destination Wedding to celebrate their love.
With just a small group and friends and family, and minimal decor (who needs lavish decor anyway when you have a breathtaking ocean view from the Sky Deck at Azul Sensatori), they said their I-do's and danced the night away!! Mega congrats Sr. & Sra. Melching, we wish you both an incredible life together!
Venue - Azul Sensatori, Riviera Maya, Mexico.
Planner - Karisma Weddings
These two techie lovers from NYC, celebrated their union with an Intimate Thompson Playa del Carmen Wedding. Accompanied by small group of friends and family, and Tiger (their adorable furbaby), Alexa and Amyn exchanged vows with the Mexican Caribbean as a background; to later dance the night away at Thompson's hip rooftop!!
Special thanks to our friends and amazingly talented power couple, Ary & Alessio, for planning and coordinating this entire love celebration.
Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Gillani!!!!
Venue - Thompson Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Dress - Calla Blanche
Hair Stylist - Sara Tamargo
Planner - Ary & Alessio from Just Moments Events
Floral Design - Alquimia Events
"I absolutely love capturing our kind" - Ches and specially if it's something different, like this sultry outdoor boudoir session.
My dear friend Francesca carries herself so naturally and was easy to work with. I especially loved the contrast of her sexy tattoos and lingerie with the warm natural light and jungle-beachy surroundings.
Check it out and enjoy, this session is very inspiring!!
Venue: Blue Venado Beach Club, Mexico
We are so excited to share with you all this beautiful, colorful and fun ... cultural bohemian Tulum Mexico Wedding!!
Stephanie & Rikin are two fun and laid back New Yorkers, who chose Tulum to celebrate their love and the fusion of their roots, cultures and traditions: Hindu-Jewish.
We were fascinated by the rich details, colors, patterns and the simple yet tasteful decor of both ceremonies and reception. A lively baarat on the beach preceded the traditional Indian wedding ceremony; followed by an outfit change, the signing of the Ketubah and an emotional Jewish wedding.
The entire group enjoyed a live Mariachi band, amazing food, a few tequila shots and the good vibes and energy of Tulum during the rest of the evening. Mr. & Mrs. Mantri, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for giving us the chance to capture such a magical celebration!!!
Planners - Barbara from Destination Weddings Tulum
Venue - Akiin Beach, Tulum, Mexico
Henna Art - Darcy from Henna Lounge
Hair & MUP - Sarah Garnier
Traditional Wedding Dress - Watters
Baarat - Drums in Paradise
Hi! My name is Ches. I am full of passion and enjoying living life to the fullest! 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.
My two sons, Eliu and Elias are my life. We love to spend evenings at the beach watching the Riviera Maya sun sets, drawing and painting together, playing with Luchita (our cat), and they enjoy placing insects on me and watching me scream!! Eww!! My other favorite things are dancing with friends and watching movies. I love the smell of fresh flowers, and always have to have them at home.
I am also published wedding photographer and owner of Quetzal Wedding Photo. 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.
Many believe that the wedding day is “the best day of your life”, but for Quetzal, it’s much more than that. We know that each individual is unique and special, and that’s why we emerge ourselves in your experiences to provide incredible memories. We join your family and our creative energies begin to flow. Being in harmony with the couple, we are able to discover the idiosyncrocities and tell an intimate story of your most perfect day.
I LOVE working in a team who share my vision. They are kind, fun, and passionate. 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 our combined creativity leads to endless possibilities.
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 lense. Our relationship with you and your guests allows us to leave you with an invaluable legacy for all to enjoy for years to come.