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Mayan Riviera Destination Wedding in Mexico

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Playa Del Carmen Destination Wedding at Grand Sunset Princess Resort

Jillian and Dustin were married on the white sandy beaches of Playa Del Carmen, Mexico!! This was our second time back to Mexico for a tropical destination wedding and I am so excited to be sharing photos with you from our vacation with Jill and Dustin in the Mayan Riviera!!

Being a part of Jill and Dustin’s wedding means so much to me for so many reasons…of course, being welcomed to anyone’s wedding is always such an honour, but there are so many things that made this day just so much more special for us…for one, Jill and I both grew up in Ottawa and went to the same high school (and you best believe I pulled out the old high school yearbooks to look back on those days together as teenagers)!!

…But what really means the world to me, is that – in a huge way – Jill took a chance on me…you see, when she first reached out about her wedding day I was (…secretly…) 7 weeks pregnant with our daughter, Penny…Being so early in our pregnancy and with so many unknowns on the horizon, I heartbrokenly told her that I couldn’t come to her wedding because I’d very likely (ah-hemm…remember I hadn’t told anyone I was pregnant yet) – have a pretty young baby around that time and I could understand her wanting to find a different destination wedding photographer…her answer?…”Bring the baby along!!!”…I was in shock…Literally, tears rolling down my face as I read her email…In that moment, not only was she telling me she trusted me to photograph her wedding, but in her own way was cheering me on and telling me it was okay to balance my career with my future of being a mother. I can’t tell you how much that meant to me. I still get emotional thinking about it. Jillian, the world needs more people like you!! And I am forever grateful. This was a trip of a lifetime with you, and we loved bringing Penny on her first ever airplane ride and family vacation!

The resort itself was pure bliss. The Grand Sunset Princess had everything you’d want from an all-inclusive tropical resort; from white sand, to the crystal blue ocean, to phenomenal service and endless food and drink. Jill and Dustin were married on the beach, surrounded by over 40 friends and family members, most of whom seemed to have epic travel stories thanks to extreme snowfalls in Grand Prairie and other parts of Western Canada…but I bet that first drink on the beach tasted that much sweeter, eh guys??

This was the best possible way to kick off the 2020 wedding season and these photos still make my heart giddy. Many thanks as well to my second shooter, Nicole and her family on joining us for this tropical dream week!! Please enjoy Jill and Dustin’s beachfront destination wedding photos in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico and leave a comment below to win them a special gift from us!!

Bridesmaids wearing tropical robes for Mayan Riviera destination wedding
Mayan Riviera destination wedding
Oval diamond ring at Mayan Riviera destination wedding
Ballgown wedding dress for destination wedding in Playa Del Carmen
Aqua blue ocean water at Mayan Riviera destination wedding
Mother of the bride helps bride get dressed at Mayan Riviera destination wedding
Bridesmaids in aqua dresses help put in bride's veil Mayan Riviera destination wedding
Ballgown wedding dress for Mayan Riviera destination wedding
Bride and her mother at Mayan Riviera destination wedding
David's bridal crystal shoes at Mayan Riviera destination wedding
Grey Mrs. Box at Mayan Riviera destination wedding
Spider monkey in the trees Mayan Riviera destination wedding
Cognac leather shoes at Mayan Riviera destination wedding
Tag watch as a surprise gift from the bride Mayan Riviera destination wedding
Groom in light tan suit for Mayan Riviera destination wedding
Palm tress and blue skies at Mayan Riviera destination wedding
Mayan Riviera destination wedding
Beachside ceremony Mayan Riviera destination wedding
Baby in sunglasses Mayan Riviera destination wedding
Mayan Riviera destination wedding
Mother of the bride walks her daughter down the aisle Mayan Riviera destination wedding
Beachside ceremony at Mayan Riviera destination wedding
Mayan Riviera destination wedding
Veil blows in bride's face on beachside Mayan Riviera destination wedding ceremony
Mayan Riviera destination wedding
Aqua blue water and beachfront wedding ceremony Mayan Riviera destination wedding
First kiss on the beach at Mayan Riviera destination wedding
Walking up the aisle after beachside ceremony for Mayan Riviera destination wedding
Mayan Riviera destination wedding
Receiving line with guests after Mayan Riviera destination wedding ceremony
Candid walking on the beach photo Mayan Riviera destination wedding
Just married and hugs with family at Mayan Riviera destination wedding
Group photo at Mayan Riviera destination wedding
Bride and groom walk down the beach Mayan Riviera destination wedding
Just married sign on back of golf cart Mayan Riviera destination wedding
Bride in ballgown wedding dress at Mayan Riviera destination wedding
Single tear cake with white icing
Bridal party walk on the beach Mayan Riviera destination wedding
Aqua bridesmaids dresses for Mayan Riviera destination wedding on the beach
Bride runs in the sand Mayan Riviera destination wedding
Aqua bridesmaid dresses Mayan Riviera destination wedding
Globe to sign at reception Mayan Riviera destination wedding
Just married couple walking beach at sunset
Groom lifts his bride, beachside reception tables Mayan Riviera destination wedding
Guests cheer for grand entrance Mayan Riviera destination wedding
Grand entrance Mayan Riviera destination wedding
Family members dance Mayan Riviera destination wedding
Parents give toast at Mayan Riviera destination wedding
Mother of the bride gives toast at Mayan Riviera destination wedding
Groomsmen at head table listening to toasts Mayan Riviera destination wedding
Guests toast at Mayan Riviera destination wedding reception
Bridesmaids laugh at bride and groom's toast Mayan Riviera destination wedding
First dance on the beach Mayan Riviera destination wedding
Bride and groom at their choreographed first dance Mayan Riviera destination wedding
Couple dances to their choreographed first dance at Mayan Riviera destination wedding
Woman dances at Mayan Riviera destination wedding reception
Bride on dance floor Mayan Riviera destination wedding
Bride and groom cut their single tier wedding cake Mayan Riviera destination wedding

Congratulations to the Leslies!!

If you’re interested in learning more about destination weddings – or know someone who is – please get in touch!

WANT EVEN MORE DESTINATION WEDDINGS?…Check out Al + Victoria’s Dusty Blue Costa Rica Destination Wedding; or Lindsay + Tom’s Opinicon Wedding Photos, which had it’s own ‘destination wedding vibe’ in Ontario!!

DESTINATION WEDDING VENDORS:
VENUE: GRAND SUNSET PRINCESS ALL SUITES & SPA RESORT
WEDDING DRESS DESIGNER: STELLA YORK
BRIDE’S LASHES: CHRISTINA MICHELLE LASHES
SUIT: EDWARD’S FACTORY OUTLET
JEWELLER: JANINA’S DIAMONDS & TIME
WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER: AMY PINDER PHOTOGRAPHY

PS. I love hearing your thoughts and kind words for my couples! If Jill and Dustin’s destination wedding photos get 10 or more comments, I’ll give them a surprise gift with their favourite wedding image! Comment below :)

15 Comments

  1. The pictures are beautiful! So many big smiles captured that day! You did a great job showing all the love😁

  2. Brenda Gagnier Reply

    What beautiful pictures of what I have been told was a great day for everyone!

    • Love, love, love the photos! It was an amazing day, the happiness is really captured well in so many of these photos! 😍

  3. Beautiful photos of a beautiful couple! You’ve captured so many special memories as they begin this next adventure of marriage.

    • Patricia Drummond Reply

      Love..love..love all the beautiful photos.
      You certainly captured all the smiles, happiness and fun that each and every guest had. I want to thank you for bringing to life all the memories of that day once again through your photos.
      Thank you!

  4. Sylvana Pearce Reply

    Such amazing photos ! Congratulations Jill and Dustin 🎉❤

    • Deana ( Dee) Bell Reply

      Absolutely stunning!! They look like these all are from a magazine

  5. Pamella Wasik Reply

    These wedding photos are so beyond beautiful. Sadly I was unable to attend my stunning cousins wedding but these photos really capture the beauty, love and joy of the day. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Lauren Drummond Reply

    You captured the day so perfectly! Such a beautiful wedding!

  7. Oh my word, Jill and Dustin these photos are absolutely stunning! Absolutely love them, and the write up! Jill is such a loving and encouraging person, and she is willing to cheer everyone on! I’m so glad she found her happily ever after!

  8. Trish Drummond Reply

    Love..love..love all the beautiful photos. You certainly captured all the love, smiles, happiness and fun that each and every guest had. Thank you for bringing to life all the memories of the day once again through your lense.

    • Donna Harris Reply

      These are stunning photos! Captures this beautiful couple on such a magical day in paradise and cannot even believe we were there to enjoy this special day with them. Thank you for sharing!

  9. Claire Chrenek Reply

    Amy, thank you for capturing such beautiful photos of Jillian and Dustin! I’m sure these photos will be forever cherished. Absolutely stunning!

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