Tonia & Michael, Paamul Beach, Destination Wedding, Playa del Carmen

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In 1997, I Maria, and my man decided we were eloping. We woke up one morning and he asked if I wanted to head down to the courthouse and get married. We had been engaged for 1 month, together for just 9, and were feeling overwhelmed. We weren’t overwhelmed by our quick decision to get married, but by the reaction to our wedding plans—our day of choice was shot down (it was on a Wednesday, six months in the future).

We were young and in love, so when he told me to go all in on eloping, I did and we got married later that day.

Therefore I always am very happy when I meet other couples who want to do the same, like Tonia & Michael who got married last Nov. 12th on Paamul beach. I love when people make a conscious joyous decision to just do it, so be it. I am thrilled to say that, to get married on a deserted beach legally, they needed 4 witnesses and their dear friends accompanied them in the happy occasion: congratulations Tonia and Michael, I adore your joie de vivre!

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The couple exchange rings

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It’s always hard not to cry at weddings!

Inky fingers from signing the register

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And they’re married! Time to have some fun…

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IMG_4615-22To elope, most literally, means to run away and to not come back to the point of origin. More colloquially, elopement is often used to refer to a marriage conducted in sudden and secretive fashion, usually involving a hurried flight away from one’s place of residence together with one’s beloved with the intention of getting married …

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Thanks to Kalu Restaurant for food and drinks, Flowers Jardin for bouquet, Isaura Rodriguez for photos and Styling Trio for Hair and Makeup.

Adana and John, Punta Esmeralda Elopement

photostudioab008We couldn’t be more thankful to work in an industry built on love. With everything going on in this world, we couldn’t be happier to look back on these weddings and feel the love and happiness. Pure and true.

Here we have Adana and John, a wonderful couple from the UK who came to elope at the stunning and secluded Punta Esmeralda. photostudioab001 photostudioab002 photostudioab003 photostudioab004 photostudioab005 photostudioab006 photostudioab007 photostudioab009 photostudioab010 photostudioab013Thank you Adana and John for sharing your love and making the world a brighter place!

Photos by PhotostudioAB

 

Lisa and Joeri, Paamul Elopement, Destination Wedding

Photostudioabplaya001What we have for you today is a truly perfect Playa love story! Lisa and Joeri met here in Playa del Carmen just over 10 years ago. They now have a beautiful little baby girl and it was no surprise they chose to come back for their destination elopement celebration!

Photostudioabplaya002 Photostudioabplaya003 Photostudioabplaya007It was a beautiful day in Paamul, intimate and romantic. Perfect for this special moment and I was honoured to be their witness!

This happy little loving family was a pleasure to work with and we wish them many more beautiful memories!

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Ryan and Ryane, Punta Esmeralda Elopement

Ryan_Ryane_Wedding_68How adorable is that?! Ryan and Ryane… finding true love with one another! This wonderful couple decided to elope to the Riviera Maya and Punta Esmeralda provided the perfect backdrop for this intimate moment.

I was on double duty for this one! I had the honour of helping beautiful Bride Ryane get ready and acted as minister as the couple said their “I Do’s”.

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Ryan_Ryane_Wedding_13 Ryan_Ryane_Wedding_42The Riviera Maya is a truly magical place and there are so many tucked away spots for a small ceremony or for just the two of you to share your special day.  We are so fortunate to be a part of these intimate moments!

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Congratulations Ryan and Ryane! We wish you a lifetime of happiness!