Riu Cancun Wedding – Hannah and Simon’s Beach Destination

This was a dream destination wedding for Hannah and she was a beautiful bride. Hannah, Simon and their family travelled all the way across the Atlantic from the UK to Riu Cancun Resort.

riu cancun wedding bride and daughter

Ariella, their daughter, was so sweet and angel during their wedding day. I loved how they included her in the day’s celebration and we captured many special timeless photographs of them with their little girl. Hannah and Simon will just smile each time they look at these photographs and cherish them forever.


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During the Getting Ready session, I get a chance to capture artistic photographs for the bride and groom. This is one of my favorite ones.
riu cancun wedding bride on balcony

It was a beautiful sunny Cancun wedding day with no chance of rain, some light clouds and a nice breeze to help deal with the hot day.

riviera maya wedding grooms ties

I love the ties! Such beautiful bold designs with colors complementing the wedding colors very nicely.

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The groom’s Getting Ready is so different than the bride’s Getting Ready (just look how empty his countertop is).

riu cancun photograph groom getting ready

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We always find a little time to relax and enjoy the moment.

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You can see the beautiful weather Hannah and Simon had, blue skies, azul blue calm waters and a group of friends and family to celebrate their love.

riu cancun beach wedding

This lovely couple decided to officially get married in Cancun rather than just a symbolic ceremony and you can see the emotions on Hannah’s face…so precious.

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A timeless family moment that we can all enjoy and cherish.

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Daddy’s little girl!


cancun wedding photographer bride groom with daughter

cancun wedding photographer groom with daughter

The bouquet toss was priceless! The color of the flowers and blue sky backdrop with the magnificent ocean color just makes me feel nice and warm inside.

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riviera maya beach wedding bouquet toss

riviera maya beach wedding kiss

Congratulations! The couple’s session is a time for them to relax after the ceremony, enjoy each other’s company, have fun and create some beautiful memories.

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riu cancun beach wedding bride and groom intimate moment

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A timeless photograph of the beautiful bride showing off her ring.

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riviera maya wedding photographer bride hugging groom

They had so many tender glances for each other with pure love in their eyes.

cancun wedding photographer bride on pier

mexico wedding bride and groom on beach

The pier at Riu Cancun is a great backdrop allowing for some elegant timeless photographs we can all enjoy and cherish.

riu cancun wedding groom on beach

riviera maya wedding photographer bride and groom kissing

cancun wedding photographer bride with groom wearing sombrero

This couple knew how to create unique moments and we all had fun throughout the day! The sombrero worked brilliantly with Simon’s suit.


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riu wedding

Thank you Hannah and Simon! We wish you a lifetime of joy and happiness!


Azul Fives Wedding Getting ready – Justine & Ben

Justine and Ben spent their whirlwind wedding day at the Azul Fives Hotel, where a cloudless August sky and stunning blue-green sea combined to make their destination wedding location a dream come true. But before this fun-loving, stylish couple stepped onto the ceremony aisle, they had to get ready!

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During the Getting Ready session, I captured warm, intimate moments that Justine and Ben shared with their closest family and friends before the ceremony. The result was photographs that speak to the amazing love and support this lucky couple received from their loved ones on this incredibly special day — check out the photos below:

Azul Fives Cancun Wedding

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groom with the rings

groom getting ready with friends

bride getting ready

bride and bridesmaids

It was a big bridal party — the more the merrier in Justine’s spacious suite! Don’t you love how beautiful all the bridesmaids look in that romantic blush-pink color?

kids getting ready for wedding

bride and her wedding dress

bride and her bridal gown

bride wearing garter belt

I love capturing the little details during the Getting Ready photo session, like the adorable blue and white garter that Justine slipped on.

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bride getting dressed with bridesmaids

bride getting ready


She’s almost ready! Justine is simply glowing as her helpful bridesmaids smooth out her long train. It’s almost time for the big “I Do” moment …

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bride getting ready with her mom

What a dramatic image as Justine peeks through her delicate veil. She looks so stunning, and I love how her glimmering hair clip adds an extra touch of glamour to the photograph.

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bride ready for Cancun wedding


Jasmine's portrait

bride portrait

bride ready for her Azul Fives Cancun wedding

And so the procession to the beautiful ceremony location begins! Justine’s bridesmaids help keep her cool in the hot August heat with an umbrella — so she can absolutely stun as she walks down the aisle.

Want to see the jaw-dropping ceremony site — and the way Justine and Ben react when they see each other in their wedding attire for the first time? Check out Justine and Ben’s gorgeous ceremony photos here.


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Azul Fives Wedding Ceremony – Justine and Ben

Justine and Ben’s ceremony at the Azul Fives Hotel was so chic and just over-the-top beautiful — just like Justine and Ben themselves.

wedding ceremony in Azul Fives Cancun

From the glittering chandelier to the pretty pink roses and ribbon accents, every detail added up to an incredibly romantic occasion. And Justin and Ben couldn’t be more in love! Check out the stunning ceremony photos from this top rated resort, below:

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The ceremony location and altar designed by Azul Fives was one of the most stunning I’ve ever seen. Although, since Justin and Ben’s Azul Fives wedding was in August, it did get quite hot during the ceremony because there was no shade.

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If staying cool and fresh during your ceremony is very important to you, I suggest discussing your options with your wedding coordinator ahead of time to avoid any surprises. One thing you may want to do is provide paper umbrellas to your guests, so they can keep the sun off themselves during the ceremony.

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Here comes the groom! While Ben looks dashing in his linen suit, it was still a little too stuffy for the August heat. For tips on how to keep the groom happy — and cool — when it comes to destination wedding attire, check out my article, Mexico Beach Wedding Groom Attire: How to Keep Him Happy.

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Azul Fives Wedding Ceremony - azul fives weddings

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Justine is all smiles once she makes it down the aisle. I was so glad I was able to capture the look of joy and pure love on her face in this moment.

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groomsmen in wedding ceremony - azul fives weddings

Azul Fives Wedding Ceremony

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Azul Fives Wedding Ceremony

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bride in wedding ceremony in cancun

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groom putting ring

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Wedding Ceremony - Azul Fives weddings

Wedding Ceremony in cancun - Azul Fives weddings

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Talk about a “wow” factor — the breathtaking aqua waters of the ocean peek through the altar, creating a beguiling backdrop as Justine and Ben exchange their vows.

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The happy couple walk down the aisle one last time, full of smiles and filled with love. Both Justine and Ben are absolutely glowing, so grateful to be embarking on a new journey through life together. That’s what photographing the ceremony is all about — capturing keepsake moments like this.

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One last photo of the whole bridal party in front of the glamorous and tropical ceremony setting, then it is on to the portrait photo session with Ben and Justine! We got to take photos in some of the most beautiful locations throughout the resort — including near that stunning sea. Take a look at the gorgeous photos here.

More Beach Wedding Ceremony Photo Sessions