Today we share this gorgeous wedding all the way from Mexico where Victoria and Dan got wed, their special day was captured by Albert Palmer who talks us through this spectacular day.
Victoria and Dan got married in Mexico! When they first got in touch I didn’t take their enquiry too seriously. After all why would a couple fly me away as far as Mexico? So even after chatting to them on Skype I didn’t really want to get my hopes up that they would book. Amazingly they did – and it was one of the last weddings of the year for me. A great way to end the year.
They had been to quite a few traditional weddings at home in the UK and so wanted to do things a little bit differently. So they were joined by about 35 of their fiends and family for a beach wedding at a resort in Mexico. Having fewer people was really nice and made the day a lot more informal with more time to themselves and less time trying to see everyone.
As you can imagine it was SO hot – and I felt sorry for any of the guests (especially Dan the groom) who wore a full suit. The day passed amazingly well and it was so much fun to photograph. I’m not going to lie, whilst I do find there is a little bit more pressure with destination weddings they are so enjoyable. I get a huge buzz out of photographing them and being in an environment that is a little bit different.
But essentially my approach to the wedding remains the same. That is, as well as capturing all of the big moments I take a lot of time trying to capture the parts of the day that the bride and groom might miss. Like their friend Chris helping himself to the buffet before the bride and groom had arrived. Or the few tears shed during the speeches at the end of the table. I work in a creative reportage style so I simply document the day as it unfolds. No directing or choreographing, it really draws on my skills to be in the right place at the right time and anticipate the moments.
One of my favourite moments of the day was during the speeches. Victoria and Dan had bought everyone a Mexican wrestling mask as a ‘favour.’ Everyone put them on at the start of Dan’s speech and it was just one example of how fun the day was.
If I could give any advice to couples getting married I would simply say just be you. It’s your day and you can really do anything you like. Or more importantly you don’t have to do anything you don’t want to! Victoria and Dan’s wedding is a prime example of this. Don’t feel as though you have to cut a cake or arrive in a Rolls Royce. Just have fun and enjoy the cerebration.
If you’d like to see more of their day do head on over to my blog to see a little more – https://albertpalmerphotography.com/weddings/azul-beach-wedding-photographer/