Phuong and Todd’s Dreams Riviera Maya Wedding Photos – Getting Ready

Last November, Phuong and Todd tied the knot with a Dreams Riviera Cancun Wedding, and they wanted gorgeous photographs to remember every step of this special day.  So, before their beach wedding ceremony, and even before the guests began to arrive, I photographed one of the most intimate parts of their wedding day — the Getting Ready Photo Session. This time is full of anticipation, joy, and usually plenty of laughter.

bride and bridesmaid in bridal robe
They each had their time to shine in their private Dream Riviera Maya Resort rooms.  The bride, Phuong, is a model with stunning features, which were highlighted even more by her beautiful dress and the gorgeous setting of her room.  Together with her nine bridesmaids and mother, the soon-to-be-bride, celebrated her Dreams Riviera Cancun Wedding with champagne toasts, matching pink robes, glitter, and lots of giggling.  Her happiness is obvious in each of these photos, and you can really see how much fun we were all having.

The groom-to-be wasn’t left out of the fun, either. Todd had a great party going on in his room, joined by all nine of his groomsmen (two of which were his brothers!), and the lively scene was marked by relaxed laughter, plenty of wisecracks, and their own deeply touching toasts.

I was able to capture the light laughter as well as the intimate moments with each of their friends and family. Below are detailed photographs of the bride’s dress, shoes, flowers, and jewelry, as well as the groom’s suit, cuff links, and the rings.  These behind-the-scenes photographs really capture the essence of Phuong and Todd’s Dreams Riviera Cancun Wedding.

Dreams Riviera Maya hotel balcony

tree on windy day

The dazzling beach view from Phuong’s Dream Riviera Maya Resort Room. 

wedding dress and bridesmaids dress

The gold color of the bridesmaids’ dresses will provide great contrast to the wedding photo later

wedding jewelry

wedding shoes

Phuong had three pairs of shoes to choose from, each pair elegantly unique.

wedding bouquet pink rose white lily

bride and bridesmaid getting ready

woman getting her hair ready

bride looking at bridemaids

An intimate moment of Phuong lovingly watching her bridesmaids

bride in white gown smilling

bride in white gown smilling

bride in white gown smilling

bride in white gown smilling

The natural light and bright foliage outside the bride’s balcony created the perfect setting. Absolutely Gorgeous!  

bride in white gown smilling

bride getting ready photograph

bride and bridesmaid in bridal robe

bride and bridesmaids in bridal robe

The bride and bridesmaid’s had fun and flirty custom pink robes to wear while getting ready. 

bride and bridesmaid in bridal robe

Three of Phuong’s beautiful bridesmaids were her sisters

groom and groomsman getting ready

wrist watch and cufflink

The groom’s tasteful little details 

groom getting ready

groom getting ready

groom and groomsman getting ready

groom and groomsmen

Todd and his brothers are all smiles

groom and groomsmen

groom getting ready

wedding rings in metal box

groom showing wedding rings

Showing off the rings with an excited smile.  Soon he’ll be wearing one!

groom having a toast with groomsmen

Speaking from the heart

groom having a toast with groomsmen

groom having a toast with groomsmen

Todd’s looking sharp, thanks to all the groomsmen that help him getting ready

bride having a toast with bridesmaids

bride having a toast with bridesmaids

Champagne toasts made getting ready a party in itself! 

bride laughing with bridesmaids

I’m pretty sure Phuong is incredibly thankful for all her girls to be there for her special day

bride and white wedding dress

bride getting ready put on gown

bride smiling in wedding dress

putting on wedding shoe

bride smiling in white wedding dress

She’s almost ready. Just put on the veil and Phuong will be ready to walk the aisle

bride getting ready photograph

Her Bridesmaids were there to take care of the little details

bride getting ready photograph

white wedding dress detail

white wedding dress

bride and bridesmaids

Excitement is in the air, and everyone looks gorgeous!

bride and wedding veil

bride and wedding veil

bride and wedding veil

The Beautiful Bride is ready for her Dreams Riviera Cancun Wedding. 

bride and wedding veil

The Getting Ready Photo Session is one of my favorites, and the photographs from Phuong and Todd’s Session are instant keepsakes. I know they are so glad to have these fun moments captured forever.

I have assisted many couples to make this a fun and memorable moment in their Dreams Riviera Cancun Wedding, and I have some tried-and-true tips for making your Getting Ready Photo Session marvelous! If you are interested in this opportunity or have any questions, contact me I will be happy to discuss your options and provide any needed help or advice.

Dorota Jamal

Cancun Wedding Photographer at Life Wonders Photography
I am a Mexico destination wedding photographer and I will ensure you look your best in your wedding photos by creating a fun and relaxed atmosphere during our photo shoots.

Based out of Cancun & Playa del Carmen in the Riviera Maya Mexico, Dorota has extensive experience of photographing weddings at exotic locations like Mexico, Bali, India, and South Africa.
Dorota was a wedding photographer in San Diego, California and brings this modern photography style and personalized service to Mexico.

She can be reached at info@lifewondersphotography.com