If you’re considering a destination wedding, no need to look any further than this equally fun and glamorous affair in Cancun, Mexico! The stylish bride and groom infused their celebration with touches of local culture including a churro cart, mariachi band and welcome bag gifts. Taking full advantage of their tropical surroundings, the ceremony and reception were held on a beach and every single capture by Brittany Lauren Photography is sure to leave you in total awe!
From Brittany Lauren Photography: Adrienne and Gerry were married on one of the most beautiful beaches in Mexico! They kicked off their weekend long celebration with a welcome dinner boat party. Guests jumped off the boat into the crisp, blue Caribbean Sea as the boat pumped epic tunes all day. Finally, the ended the night dancing, eating tacos, and watching the sunset paint the skies pink and purple.
They officially welcomed their guests with personalized welcome bags with all the essentials to enjoy a vacation in Mexico! We kicked off the wedding by taking bride and groom portraits in an abandoned hacienda down the beach from the hotel. Adrienne looked gorgeous in her Leanne Marshall wedding dress and Gerry stunned in a navy blue suit. It was an amazing backdrop and added the perfect touch of authentic Mexico to their beach chic wedding. After a beautiful ceremony on the beach, guests were serenaded by a Mariachi band and invited to munch on elotes before being seated for dinner. Adrienne and Gerry are big travelers and love seeing the world. I loved that each of their tables was named after a country, it was the perfect touch to add a bit of their personality into their wedding. They also gifted all of their guests personalized luggage tags! To end the night, everyone danced as they watched the moon rise and ate their weight in fresh churros provided by a churro cart on the beach! Needless to say it was an amazing experience and event, which is what I think is so wonderful about destination weddings. Everyone who attends has an experience together and makes memories they won’t ever forget!
Elegant details and a romantic palette are always sure to have our undivided attention, but what drew us into this Oahu, destination wedding completely were the sweet, poignant moments captured beautifully throughout the day by Alp & Isle. The bride and groom had the help of Bella Weddings and Events to bring their vision to life, entertaining their guests in a glamorous, pink and gold affair at Cafe Julia, in the heart of downtown Honolulu!
From Alp & Isle: I was so excited when Chanelle and John approached me about their destination wedding in Hawaii. My family lived in Hawaii for many years and I have so many fond memories- I was ecstatic to return to shoot their wedding. Chanelle and I bonded over our memories, that is where Chanelle grew up with her family. Chanelle’s dear grandfather could no longer travel and she couldn’t bear the thought of him not being at her wedding so they started to plan a destination wedding on the island of Oahu. John is a Seabee in the Navy, and the two of them and their pups were in Mississippi for training for a lot of their wedding planning. Gabrielle with Bella Weddings and Events in Oahu was a great asset while they planned their large wedding from afar. When it came time for the wedding day, we were all so happy and excited! Chanelle and John began their wedding day at Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore of Oahu. They both had suites and began preparing for the day. We planned their First Look to be there at Turtle Bay before everyone headed to the ceremony in Wahiawa. Both of them were so excited and anxious but they so sweetly calmed and steadied each other. It was a beautiful, quiet moment for them before the day continued on. They had a lovely ceremony and after that we all headed to the historic Iolani Palace to take their portraits. Their insanely gorgeous reception was across the street at Cafe Julia– a little slice of old Europe in downtown Honolulu. Every single detail was just incredible.
There’s everything to love about these modern, organic ideas captured by fine art wedding photographer, Noel Perrone at a Forage & Fern photography workshop on the California coast. Inspired by the natural landscape, textured design elements and a coastal blue and gold palette create the most perfect seaside celebration, all within an oasis of intimate, tranquil beauty!