Venue Dreams Playa Mujeres
Makeup by Sara Tamargo
Hair by Alesia Solomko
Flowers by Alquimia Events
Azul Fives Blush Wedding was the perfect blend of colors, cultures, families, and emotions! Maryam has always wondered about her soulmate. As a young woman, she enjoyed visiting fortune tellers to inquire about her future love, but not even the best clairvoyant could predict her future. Maryam and Chris met through an online dating application, like many others in today's times. However, they chose to procure their friendship for the first few months as electronic penpals. Finally, they met briefly (and ironically) on Valentine's Day, but had other things going on.
Maryam took a trip to visit family in Iran, and upon her arrival; Chris remained present and interested. The two friends shared their love of amusement parks, long strolls on the Great America and Santa Cruz Boardwalks, and they truly started to share most of their free time together. They officially became a couple when Maryam accepted an invitation to Chris' company party. Chris explains,
"We celebrated a fun holiday season, where we both met the other's local family for the first time. 2016 with Maryam was an amazing ride. We went on a few vacations, finally culminating with a trip to visit her parents and family in Iran. It was leading up to that trip that I was certain I wanted to spend the rest of my life with Maryam".
Maryam and Chris brought their family and close friends to witness them declare their love for one another in a beautiful beach wedding at Azul Fives Hotel in Playa del Carmen. With a soft palette of pinks and blushes, Maryam brought her Persian traditions to the Aghd (ceremony). Maryam and Chris seated on a bench while the bridesmaids hold the sofre (tablecloth) over their heads. This is perhaps the most important element of a Persian wedding, and what makes it unique from all others in the world. Laid out in front of them is the sofreyé aghd (symbolic table) which contains highly symbolic items. Emotions were high, Chris did his best to speak Farsi, and at last; they kissed passionately as husband and wife.
It was a truly a day to remember for all, where two cultures, families, and people came together to celebrate as one. Congratulations Maryam and Chris!
Videographer Cinematik Weddings
This Secrets Silversands Wedding was a photography dream come true!
We met Annie and Rich a few months ago to make their engagement photos in Cancun. We instantly clicked! They are two laid back, sarcastic, and very funny people. We laughed and laughed throughout their session! As you can imagine, as their wedding date approached, the excitement kept building. We kept in constant communication right up until we found Annie in the spa and Rich in his hotel room with his crew. Their wedding was full of happiness, energy, and family!! They had a Jewish ceremony that took place on a gazebo on the ocean at the end of a dock in the Riviera Maya. Their ceremony was intimate, meaningful and emotional. When each of them spoke their vows, the sincerity and conviction rang through the soft breeze. All of their guests connected as if they were one family, making it a very special day.
Rich and Annie met online through a Jdate, a jewish dating website. They went on a few dates and decided to move in together. Annie explains, “we felt an immediate connection, comfort and ease with one another. Everything about being together was easy and fun. Mundane daily errands were more fun when we were together”. They've been together for three and a half years and spend virtually every day together. The love to work out, hangout and go out together. They are each other's best friends.
Annie and Rich’s wedding was fun for everyone! The friends and family that surrounded these two special people were incredible. All of them truly supported the love between Annie and Rich. They toasted them and filled the room with laughter, tears, and joy. They sang originally wrote songs and danced for them. The energy in the room was euphoric and genuine, and the moves on the dance floor were hotter than the fireworks that went off during Rich and Annie's first dance! It was an honor to be invited into a group of people lives’ for one of their most special days!
Here’s to Annie and Rich! May you be lifelong best friends!
Wedding Dress by BHLDN
Super charismatic and happy couple, Elisett and Milton traveled far away from the city high -rise buildings of Brooklyn, New York. Leaving their luggage in their luxury room, they went on an adventure with us through the streets, jungle, and beaches of Playa del Carmen. These two are authentically in love and ready to tie the knot after five incredible years together! Next May, they will say "I do" in front of friends and family in New York spring wedding. Congratulations on your engagement, Elisett and Milton!
This Dorado Maroma Wedding Riviera Maya was absolutely adorable. About a year ago, we met Mica and Nicholas for their Engagement Portraits! They were head over heels in love and still fresh in the planning process of their wedding. After visiting the jungle, beaches, cenotes, and cultural streets; they decided to return to the Riviera Maya for their special day. Mica’s gorgeous blush Modern Trousseau wedding dress blowing gently in the sweet Caribbean breeze, as she gazed at her handsome groom. Everyone was delighted to watch the couple exchange vows and enter into a new chapter. It was a day filled with smiles, joy, happiness, excitement, and lots and lots of love.
Venue: El Dorado Maroma Spa
Hair & Makeup: El Dorado Maroma Spa
Dress: Modern Trousseau
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.