We were so inspired by this destination wedding in Mexico, from the amazing couple Ottlie + Kirt, to their fabulous friends and family, and all the marvelous backdrops we were blessed with! The destination wedding was held at the Playacar Palace in the Riviera Maya, and weather was gorgeous the entire time! Their special day started off with Ottlie and her girls getting their hair done at the salon, followed by getting dressed and makeup at the hotel room. Kirt and the boys were getting prepped as well during the morning.
The beautiful ceremony was held at the hotel’s gazebo overlooking the ocean, with lots of heartfelt moments. The hotel included surprise fireworks too! Afterwards, it was time for the formals with the couple and their rocking bridal party! After some beach shots, lo and behold we located a trampoline and of course, we had to incorporate it! What a fabulous bunch 😀
The reception decor at the hotel ballroom was stunningly elegant, and everyone had such a fantastic time with tons of laughs, smiles and major dance moves. And we mean major, CRAZY, dance moves! It was a perfect day for sure!
The next day we headed out with the couple for their Trash the Dress session. Ottlie + Kirt had grown up riding horses all their lives and wanted to incorporate them into their pictures! Lots of our favorite images this year came from this session, and truly we were blessed with many amazing locations, including several shots zipping around Cancun. They finished their after-day session off at night by jumping cannon-ball-style into the pool!
Check out their super sweet destination wedding below (it`s gonna be a long post), but first a couple of cool shots from their engagement earlier in the fall!
Ottlie + Kirt, it was an absolute honor to document your fabulous wedding with you and your family and friends. We loved every minute, from the moment we met you, to capturing your special day, and finally creating dramatic images that will last a lifetime. We wish you all the very best!
Kenneth + Elaine 🙂