Kerry and Mirel in Punta Mita | Part Two

Happy New Year Everyone!! I hope everyone has had an amazing Christmas and New Years, and continues to have the best 2018. I've already got around 17 weddings booked for 2018 and can't wait to hear from those of you who've gotten engaged over the holidays! First post of 2018 is part 2 of Kerry and Mirel's wedding in Punta Mita, Mexico. After the most amazing sunset ceremony, we were able to get a few wedding party photos in before our sunlight was gone. I have to say, the floral arrangements not only for the ceremony, but the reception were just jaw-dropping. The head table was probably 30' long and there were flowers from one end to the other covering all of the food, plates, glasses, etc on the table which is usually unsightly for your speech photos. As a surprise, Kerry's brother flew in Danielle Caesar to preform their first dance live! Whaaaaat?!?! They also had parent dances that were the most fun I've had. Everyone packed the dance floor until last call (including Chance the Rapper!) My description really does no justice to this wedding. Check it out. 
Wedding Venue: Four Seasons, Puta Mita. Rentals: Rocco and Grupo Trendy. Florist: Francisco Salazar from VODAX. Huppa: Mobva. Hair and Makeup: Franc Gole and Jesus Avelar. Video and Second Shooter: Maxiko Media and Eder Acevedo. Wedding Planners: Chic Concepts Wedding Gown: Vera Wang.

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Kerry and Mirel | Punta Mita, Mexico | Part 1

Where do I even begin with this wedding? My final wedding of 2017, and it was more amazing than I can even describe. I've known Kerry's family for quite some time now, but when I got the email to photograph Kerry's wedding in Punta Mita, Mexico, I was floored. To have the opportunity to photograph a wedding in such an amazing location.... pretty sure I did a happy dance. I have so many photos I want to share with you all that I am splitting this into parts. I was there from a Thursday until Sunday, and photographed all of the events that happened over the weekend from the welcome cocktails, to the rehearsal fiesta, to the wedding and finally the farewell brunch. Here are some of my favorites so far for the first half of the wedding day. 
Wedding Venue: Four Seasons, Puta Mita. Rentals: Rocco and Grupo Trendy. Florist: Francisco Salazar from VODAX. Huppa: Mobva. Hair and Makeup: Franc Gole and Jesus Avelar. Video and Second Shooter: Maxiko Media and Eder Acevedo. Wedding Planners: Chic Concepts Wedding Gown: Vera Wang.

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I think the MOH was more nervous than the bride... Great shot Eder!

I think the MOH was more nervous than the bride... Great shot Eder!

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To be continued...

Connie and Austin | Blue Harbor Wedding

So much fun! I have photographed so many weddings that Connie has either been a part of or was attending. It was finally my turn to photograph Connie as she married her high school sweetheart, Austin. They have been together for 12 years! It was such a pleasure and so fun to see many of my previous brides and their families. An added bonus, Connie and Austin had a horse drawn hay wagon as transportation! I think Connie loves horses just as much as me. Enjoy your preview Connie and Austin! I had a blast!

Always a favorite shot as the newly wed couple exits the church!

Always a favorite shot as the newly wed couple exits the church!

Time of your life? I think so.

Time of your life? I think so.

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The Johnson Wedding Celebration.

I wanted to share a few shots with you from my cousin's wedding just this last saturday. I was not the official photographer but a guest. However, I could not leave the house without my camera. Thank god! Because the "official" photographer for their wedding decided he had to leave shortly after the ceremony unexpectedly. So I stepped in for the win. haha... It was a gorgeous back yard wedding close to the shores of Lake Michigan. Close friends and family, a DJ that was tha bomb, and delicious catering from Real Urban BBQ. Enjoy!

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We snuck off with my husband's family for a few photos on the beach...

We snuck off with my husband's family for a few photos on the beach...

Back to the reception... Josh's dad shed some tears with his heart-felt speech.

Back to the reception... Josh's dad shed some tears with his heart-felt speech.

Everybody's clapping!

Everybody's clapping!

A shot by my husband...

A shot by my husband...

A little rain couldn't stop them from dancing!

A little rain couldn't stop them from dancing!

Aahh! If this ins't fairy tale... I don't know what is.

Aahh! If this ins't fairy tale... I don't know what is.

LOVE this.

LOVE this.

We end the evening sending off wish lanterns...

We end the evening sending off wish lanterns...

Rhonda and Eric get married.

SO excited that I needed to post some pics asap of Rhonda and Eric's wedding. =) I've known Rhonda since grade school. And most of her bridesmaids too! Some I've photographed their weddings and some their families. So I knew this wedding would be so much fun. For mid-november, we got pretty lucky. The rain held off and the temps were doable. I think we got some great shots! Rhonda, you looked absolutely beautiful. I'm so happy for you. Thank you so much for sharing this day with me. I def need to give a shout out to Rose who was responsible for the gorgeous flowers! Artful Rose is her company.

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Alexis and Alex get married.

Such a beautiful wedding. And the weather was amazing! We started off with the ladies getting ready at the Kisbac residence and the men at the Renaissance Hotel. Love love LOVE Alexis's dress. It was Oscar de la Renta. Gorgeous! This was also my first experience with a Romanian ceremony which was so beautiful! The officiants actually wanted me to get right up in there for photos. It was amazing! Wedding party photos were at the most perfect time of day with beautiful light. We finished up with an amazing reception a the Renaissance Hotel in Schaumburg.

 

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For more photos from this wedding, please visit my facebook page!