Riu Cancun Beach Wedding – Getting Dressed | Dana & Vlad

Dana and Vlad are an amazing one of a kind couple and we had so much fun spending the day photographing their Cancun beach wedding.

Dana is originally from Moldavia and he, from Slovenia. They met in New Jersey and started their lives together by making a move to Miami, Florida. As they both are avid travelers, they decided on a Cancun destination wedding, which after all is only short flight away from Miami.

They chose the Riu Palace in the Hotel zone of Cancun for their wedding ceremony, where beautiful vistas of the Caribbean are available from every part of the resort.

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As the ladies got ready in their room we spot dark clouds rolling in off the horizon.
This wedding party was prepared with a Plan B due to the due to possibility of rain. Though the wedding ceremony was moved to a different part of the hotel, we still had sweeping vistas of the turquoise Caribbean waters and we had cover from the sprinkling rain.

As you can see the wedding photographs turned out beautifully capturing their fun and loving relationship surrounded with their friends and family.

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Riu Cancun Wedding Ceremony | Dana & Vlad

This is Dana and Vlad’s Riu Cancun wedding ceremony photographs in the beautiful Riu Palace Resort in Cancun.

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The moment has come for Dana & Vlad to exchange their vows in front of their closest family and friends who came to this beach wedding in Riu Palace – Cancun, Mexico from different parts of the world.

Dana is led to her groom by her brother.

The guests are joyously awaiting that special moment to be witness to this beautiful couple exchanging their vows. The wedding ceremony is wonderful, interlaced by humor and laughter.

The officiant is doing a wonderful job at keeping things light and yet festive. After the matrimonial kiss, the end of the ceremony is announced and the beginning of their new stage in life as husband and wife begins for Dana and Vlad.

All guests close in on the newlywed couple to congratulate them exchanging lots of hugs and kisses!

With the clink of champagne glasses everyone smiles for the classic group photo with the bride and groom followed by the first dance of the couple. It was such a memorable night.

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bride & groom take their vows - photographed by Riu Palace Resort wedding photographer

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bride & groom share laughter during their vows - photographed by Riu Palace Resort wedding photographer

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newlyweds and guests pose for group photo - taken by Riu Palace Resort wedding photographer

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maids of honour & the groom all smile for a group photo - shot by Riu Palace Resort wedding photographer

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Riu Cancun Wedding Portraits | Dana & Vlad

This is Dana and Vlad’s Riu Cancun wedding portraits and I enjoy seeing their playfulness and love for each other shine through the photographs.

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Riu Palace Resort in Cancun is situated on stretch of white sandy beach on the Caribbean Ocean. It provides a beautiful background of azul blue waters for wedding photographs of this beautiful newlywed couple.

This is what they came her for after all. We had some dark clouds rolling in threatening with the rain and wind. Though most people may see it as a concern, I, your wedding photographer, see it as a fabulous opportunity…

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Sun often tends to wash out the colors with its bright lighting. To make things even more interesting the wind picked up slightly giving a great lift to the spectacular cathedral length veil that Dana wore on this special day, creating a romantic timeless style for the photographs. Watch for how I captured the veil in the photographs below.

 

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The sky looks much more interesting with these dramatic looking dark blue clouds in the background and adds depth and character to the photographs. Not to mention, clouds also provide uniform lighting for the couple’s faces and because of this cloud cover you can see the vivid bright colors of the water in the background.

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How much better can it get, you may wonder, well, it did get better. When we got to the upper level terrace of the Riu Palace to take photos of bride and groom with their family and friends. The magnificent views spread out behind them with lovely colors of the setting sun.

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Love, beauty and romance were all in the air as we photographed into the dusk of the day.

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