Tulum Wedding Photography, Rebecca and Christopher, Dreams Tulum
November 28, 2012
Bright, sunny, warm, intimate, joyful, smileful, happynessful…yup, it was a fantastic day in Tulum! And really, how often does it happen that the photographers receive artistic photographs from the bride and groom? The photographs below were taken by Rebecca on the couple’s site visit to Tulum and used for postcard favors and table cards, how awesomely creative is that? I loved so many of the bride and groom’s photographs, too many favorites to share but I hope you enjoy this selection.
The first look, first my perspective and then Lauren’s…
The weather looks and felt like rain! Thank goodness it was just a few drops and then on the amazing afternoon and evening!
I shot the first image of the chapel soon after we arrived and the second just prior to the ceremony when the sky had cleared…
The beach at Dreams Tulum makes me think of a beautiful deserted island, It was lovely to photograph the bride and groom in that beautiful setting with such gorgeous light!
Mexico Wedding Photography, Dreams Tulum Destination Wedding, Katie and John
September 18, 2010
I see it over and over…one thing I have always suspected about destination wedding is that one reason everyone seems to have such a good time is that the ho-hum guests probably are most likely to be the ones to stay home… Katie and John’s wedding at Dreams Tulum seemed to prove my point, this group was anything but boring! It was great to see this very high energy crowd having such an amazing time celebrating Katie and John’s marriage!
We spent quite a bit of time with Katie, the girls and her family prior to the ceremony… they were a wonderful group and having a really good time helping Katie prepare for the wedding, it was fun to document the details and general atmosphere of anticipation not to mention the beautiful bride and her friends and family.
Little did I know when I crossed the resort to meet up with John and the guys the shock that was waiting for me! I was rendered speechless! It was a huge relief to find out that cutoff jean shorts were a joke and not the groomsmen’s ceremony attire! You would think by now I would have seen it all but apparently not!
The ceremony… beach ceremonies at Dreams Tulum are gorgeous!
The reception was so much fun, I have omitted several photos on the grounds of not imagining how to go about explaining what was going on! The wedding party made their entrance in fun sunglasses and Katie did a really cute choreographed dance with her dad and things went from there!
Tulum Wedding Photography, Kimberly and Farid, Dreams Tulum, Mexico 01 20 10
March 8, 2010
Dreams Tulum…what can I say, I have never really learned too much about Feng Sui but having visited Dreams Tulum several times now I am pretty sure that this place has a special energy….maybe floating over from the Mayan ruins down the beach in nearby Tulum. Each wedding I have photographed at Dreams Tulum has truly been a dream. Kimberly and Farid’s, where to start? Such a beautiful couple and so happy together. I love it when couples choose to see each other prior to the ceremony for a “first look”, I think that somehow it can actually be even more emotional to have that moment separate from the first ceremony moments, very intimate and special. I was so happy that Lindsey and I were able to document the first moments when Kimberly and Farid saw each other as bride and groom. Time must have stood still, because there are so many photographs. I think we could make a whole sideshow of our photographs of just that sequence alone! (And in case anyone is wondering, there were still tears left for the ceremony.) :-) Kimberly and Farid, thank you for allowing Lidnsey and I to photograph your destination wedding, it was unforgettable!
Elizabeth Medina wedding photojournalist, specializing in destination wedding photography in Mexico. Elizabeth Medina photographs weddings throughout Mexico for the world’s best couples.
Destination Wedding in Mexico, Angela and Chris, Tulum Wedding Photographer
February 5, 2010
With 2010 here for a while and it is great to be able to share one last 2009 wedding! Thank you, thank you Angela and Chris for your patience and total lack of bride (and groom) zillaness as I slowly but surely edited the many photos from your Dreams, Tulum wedding! I will stop the chatter now and let the photos of this bright and happy destination wedding at one of my very favorite locations do the talking. Congratulations, Angela and Chris, thank you so much for letting Lauren and I photograph your beautiful and very special destination wedding!
A few details: the colors of the flower’s in Angela’s bouquet really “popped” and had to love her choice of spunky purple shoes!
Getting ready and a photograph of the beautiful bride. I can’t mention enough how much I appreciate it when the bride is able to dedicate a window of time to bridal photos before the action begins.
Angela and Chris planned to meet for a “first look”, those moments are some of my favorites from the day.
Anglela and her girls pre-ceremony.
Dreams Tulum has such serene and beautiful ceremony site!
The happy groom awaiting the ceremony…
During the ceremony some clouds rolled in, just enough to bring a very brief shower and an amazing rainbow!
Bride and groom, sunset beach photographs, I don’t know how it could get much better.
Luego la fiesta…con muy buen ambiente!
Destination wedding photographer Tulum Mexico. Elizabeth Medina, wedding photography in the Mayan Riviera, Yucatan, Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, San Miguel de Allende and throughout Mexico.
Tulum Wedding Photography, Kim and Matt’s Destination Wedding and Trash the Dress Session at Dreams Tulum
March 27, 2009
Dreams Tulum is one of my favorite wedding locations, I have photographed there several times but it is so amazing to see how even in a familiar location no two weddings are ever the same! Kim and I share something in common (unfortunately for me it is not being a young dark haired beauty, Kim has that one covered!) We do share our love of photography though, so it was extra fun to collaborate with Kim and Matt creating images of their beautiful wedding and the trash the dress session the next day. I wish I could post the whole wedding to the blog but here is a sample….Thank you Kim and Matt, I loved spending my B-Day with such a great group!
Pre ceremony photos, Kim and Matt chose not to see each other before the ceremony.
The ceremony, I loved this image of Kim entering the ceremony on her father’s arm.
Just a few ceremony moments
Trashing the dress at sunrise!
Tulum Wedding Photography by Mexico wedding photojournalist Elizabeth Medina. Wedding photography in Tulum, Playa del Carmen, the Mayan Rivera, San Miguel de Allende, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and through out Mexico.
Dreams Tulum Wedding Photography, Audra and Joe’s Destination Wedding in Mexico
September 4, 2008
I get a surprising number of emails every week from destination brides and grooms asking for suggestions of locations for their weddings. I know the choices must be overwhelming, especially since there is not always the opportunity for a site visit before actually making the trip to Mexico for the wedding. When asked about Dreams Tulum I am always happy to give an enthusiastic thumbs up, especially if the crowd is a bit laid back and may be bringing children. Everyone just seems to have a great time at Dreams Tulum! This wedding certainly is a case in point, I was struck over and over as I edited all the photographs by the smiles on everyone’s face. Audra and Joe are a very active and fun couple, great to hang out with and to photograph! The ceremony was held on the beach and the dinner and dancing afterward also overlooked the ocean, in the Seaside Grill restaurant. Thank you Audra and Joe for letting us photograph your day. Best wishes to the two of you,may you continue to be blessed!
Bride and groom getting ready…
I thought this tee shirt was the best!
Audra and her team before they helped her with her final preparations.
So beautiful! I love it when there is enough time to do bridal portraits before the ceremony, they are always some of my favorites of the day.
The ceremony set up on the beach.
This is one of my favorites from the day.
In the warm weather sometimes the ring just doesn’t want to go on! iI loved Audra’s reaction!
The black and red color scheme is a bit different for a beach wedding, I thought the punchy color looked just fantastic.
Bridal party formals..
The first dance…
Not quite sure what was going on here…
Wedding photography in Mexico by professional wedding photographer Elizabeth Medina. Elizabeth Medina is a Wedding Photojournalist based in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. She photographs weddings throughout Mexico at locations including the Maya Riviera, Yucatan haciendas, Cancun, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres, Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos y San Miguel de Allende.
Mindy and Chad, Anniversary and Trash the Dress Photo Session, Dreams Tulum, Tulum Mexico
July 30, 2008
Mindy and Chad are the kind of people that you feel like you have known forever as soon as you meet them. They have been married for one year and planned a fun anniversary photo shoot to take place during their trip to Tulum. Since I can usually only make the trip to Tulum for full wedding day coverage I was happy that I would be in the area already and available to photograph the two of them, especially once I met them and found out how much fun they are! We started off with more casual anniversary shots of the two of them around the beautiful grounds of the resort, then they quickly changed into wedding clothes for the second part of the session, which ended up with all of us completely soaked! Fortunately the camera survived and I think the photographs were worth it! Thank you so much Mindy and Chad for being so much fun to hang out with and for waiting so patiently to see the photographs!
Mindy and Chad told me they really liked the architecture of the resort, I tried to incorporate the feel of the resort into the photographs.
Mindy, is a very cheerful, bubbly person…but I thought the serious photographs of her were just beautful.
Casual beach photographs, I think every newly married or engaged couple should have these done!
I think this is my favorite from the whole anniversary session, because it shows the fun releationship the two have!
Two more photographs of the Bride on the Dreams, Tulum beach…
Elizabeth Medina is a professional photographer specializing in wedding photojournalism. Located in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, she photographs destination weddings in Yucatan, the Maya Riviera, Tulum, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta Los Cabos and throughout Mexico. She is a member of the WPJA, Wedding Photojournalist Association.
John and Massiel’s beach Wedding, Destination Wedding Photography in Tulum, Mexico
June 15, 2008
This was just the typical story of Chicago boy meets Venezuelan girl who lives in Puerto Rico who fall in love and get married on a beautiful beach in Mexico. How incredibly small the world has become! What a perfect day!
All during the day we felt right at home in the midst of the very international Midwestern/Latin crowd. Massiel had planned all the details of the day very carefully, I don’t think I have ever seen a more organized, prepared bride, but she was also ready to enjoy the day and have a great time wihth the guests. Everyone seemed to be having such a great time and especially enjoying the mariachi band, the fire dancers who performed during the cocktail hour and celebrating wearing the amazing party accessories that Massiel and john had hidden under everyone’s seats at the reception. (what a fantastic idea!) Muchas felicidaes John y Massiel, les deso muchos años de felicidad.
A few quiet moments with the bride before the ceremony.
Massiel and her flower girl.
A special moment between the bride and her siter/maid of honor.
The girls walking to the ceremony.
The entire ceremony was conducted in English and Spanish and parts were in English and Spanish and then English again! There were both funny and emotional moments.
Portraits at sunset.
The ccktail hour was held on the main terrace, here one of the fire dancers makes a dramatic entranct down the Dreams, Tulum staircase.
Massiela nd John had choreographed a really fun first dance.
What fun! The hats represent their countries!
Everyone got into the act!
Elizabeth Medina is a wedding photojournalist based in Merida, Yucatan. She photographs beach weddings throughout Mexico including the Maya Riviera, Cacnun, Tulum, Cozumel and Isla Mujeres.
Megan and David, Wedding at Dreams Tulum Resort and Spa, Tulum, Mexico
June 10, 2008
This was such a splendid day! Ever since I had emailed back and forth with Megan I could tell she was a lot of fun. Her excitement about the destination wedding she was planning in Tulum, Mexico was contagious. I knew that she and David had planned a beach wedding because of their love for the ocean and I could tell that Megan was enjoying the wedding before even leaving for Mexico. The weather was perfect, the Dreams Tulum beach gorgeous, and the bride and groom very laid back and happy celebrating with family and friends (and of course very beautiful and handsome), I really don’t know what else a wedding photojournalist could ask for. Thank you Megan and David, it was a great day and Lindsey and I loved being part of it!
I love doing pre-ceremony bridal portraits. Even though Megan is usually smiling I wanted to capture a few more dramatic, serious portraits as well.
The flower girl before the ceermony, she kept the sand pail that was used for the petals close at hand.
The ceremony site, the lime green accents were so pretty!
Bright rose petals in the sand.
The beach ceremony.
Megan and her girls…
The full bridal party…
I loved this image.
Contrary to popular opinion there are sunsets in the Maya Rivera, you just have to look for them!
The outdoor patio reception…
Megan and David’s first dance as husband and wife.
The mother son dance…
The cake cutting followed family tradition, those are Megan’s parents in the photograph on the table.
The girls having fun on the dance floor.
The tequila shot procedure seems to get more and more elaborate at each wedding…how funny!
Elizabeth Medina is a wedding photogrpaher based in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. She photographs weddings in Yucatan, The Rivera Maya, tulum, Cancun, and throughout Mexico.
Beach Wedding in Tulum, Mexico, Amanda and Jay at Dreams Tulum
February 12, 2008
As a wedding photographer I love going to a familiar location and finding new and different viewpoints. Having photographed at Dreams Tulum twice recently, reminded me once again that each couple and the dynamic of each wedding is totally unique. While I love finding new ways to incorporate a sense of place into my images (especially when the place is as gorgeous as Dreams Tulum), I think my most important task is to be aware of the unique moments and beauty that every event possesses. Amanda and Jay were so much fun to work with, and the way the two families blended so completely to have a great time together highlighted to me one of the very best aspects of a destination wedding. I hope that these few photographs along with the MANY that Jay and Amanda will receive will be a unique part of the fabulous history of a whole new family. Mil gracías Jay y Amanda, fue un placer conocerlos!
Amanda before the ceremony. Jay and the guys had no idea that she could see them from her balcony!
The ceeremony site. rain had been forecast, but it was a clear and very sunny day.
Wedding Photographs and Jungle Trash the Dress (with horses!), Annie and Marc, Tulum, Mexico
January 13, 2008
Annie was one of those brides who really love and appreciate the importance of photographs (something I can relate to!), it was so much fun to hear about all her photography ideas for the wedding day and also for the unique “trash the dress” photo shoot she had planned for the morning after the wedding. The “trash the dress” session to me is not really about the dress at all…basically it is just a relaxed opportunity to create special photographs of the bride and groom, without having to worry about all the guests, timetables and nerves of the wedding day. And if the bride and groom are adventurous like Annie and Marc, all the better!
Right before the ceremony at Dreams Tulum it started to RAIN! I couldn’t believe it since it had been nice all day… fortunately it stopped in time for the ceremony and everything was beautiful!
The wedding ceremony site at Dreams Tulum was so beautiful, I think it looks like a desert island.
Annie and Marc during the ceremony.
Marc and Annie celebrating with their beautiful flower girls.
A perfect destination bride…
Annie asked for pictures with flowers, since it was winter at home. I decided to try to frame them with flowers and think that I succeeded in both of these images.
The next morning early we headed out for the trash the dress session. Gorgeous!
Nichole and Chris, Destination Wedding Photography at Dreams, Tulum
June 26, 2007
One of the first things that impressed me about this wedding was the distance that so many of the guests had travelled to attend…most of the guests flew in from the other side of the world to share in Chris and Nichole’s day. The beach front ceremony went off perfectly and Nichole and Chris were wonderful sports about being photographed all over the grounds of the Dreams Tulum resort, despite the very warm weather. Thank you both for letting me share your day with you! Here are just a few of the images from that amazing day…
The ceremony on the beach…
Tulum has so much scenic beauty and the beach right next to the ceremony site was an incredible location for a post ceremony photo session with this wonderful couple, I thought it looked like a desert island from a movie! And Nichole…wow!
Like most of the couples I photograph, Nichole and Chris started off a tiny bit camera shy and then really relaxed during the photo session (I think I wore them down, they were so patient!) and the result is many special photos of the two of them together.
Maya Riviera wedding photography by international destination wedding photographer Elizabeth Medina.