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:

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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?

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bride and her bridal gown

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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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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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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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Jasmine's portrait

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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.

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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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Azul Fives Wedding Ceremony

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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.

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Azul Fives Wedding Portraits – Justine and Ben

The Azul Five Hotel proved to be the ultimate location to capture unforgettable Mexican destination wedding portraits with Ben and Justine. Everywhere you look, there is beauty to be found — whether it’s the modern architectural details of the hotel, or the awe-inspiring deep blue color of the sea. Browse through Ben and Justine’s portrait photos to see all the beauty for yourself:


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Including the bridal party in the portrait photography session gave Justine a chance to capture the fun and silly side of her bridesmaids. These bridal party portraits would make a great gift to the bridesmaids as a “thank you” for all their support throughout the wedding planning process!


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groom and groomsmen in cancun


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The guys, too, were all laughs during the session. Ben’s groomsmen certainly were not afraid to get a little goofy — which made for some extra memorable photos!

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funny portrait of groom and bridesmaids


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bride portrait in Cancun beach

I love when a bride wears a veil during her photo session. It allows for stunning photo opportunities allowing me to capture them in elegant breath-taking poses.

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The portrait photos taken out on the pier were just perfect — but they almost didn’t happen! We needed permission from the Azul staff to go out on the pier. Luckily, we got permission in time. To avoid a situation like this, I would suggest getting permission from your wedding coordinator ahead of time to get access to the pier or other special locations.

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The modern, graphic decor of the Azul Fives Hotel was a great match for the couple’s sleek style. The backdrop made for youthful, interesting portrait photos that I know Justine and Ben will cherish forever.

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Taking breathtaking, natural light photos of Justine, Ben, and the entire bridal party was so much fun. We got to explore the most beautiful parts of the hotel grounds together, and I captured plenty of special moments of the couple where you can truly see their love for one another shine through. Justine and Ben capped off an incredible wedding day with an amazing reception — see the photos of all the dancing and swoon-worthy decor details here.

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