There are so many amazing places for magic in the Riviera Maya. Whether you are here for vacation, a family celebration, or a wedding....Take the opportunity and hire professional photographers to capture memories to have for years to come.
Back to the @royaltonrivieracancunofficial !!! BUT, THIS TIME WAS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT!! @ms.thai.n.spicy and @hennessy_papi817 met back in school when their lockers were right next to each other. At first, it wasn't love at first sight. Life brought them together a few years later, and that's when ✨MaGiC✨ happened! ⏩Fast Forward⏩ to the present! They have shared their lives with each other for the 14 years! They have three boys together, and NOW is when they decided to TURN UP the beach at Royalton Riviera Cancun in a way, we have NEVER seen before!
They brought their lifelong friends and dedicated family to celebrate all they have accomplished together. And BOY do they know how to PARTY!! Here are a just a few of the INCREDIBLE #sneakpeeks from their HUGE CELEBRATION!
Should kids be invited to the wedding? 👶👩🦱👧👦 If they are part of your family....we say, "Why not?" They are adorable, fun, and you will be creating amazing world-traveling citizens by allowing them to see the world from a different viewpoint!
Some people say that kids are "no fun", but there are some parents who are "no fun" when they are away from their kids.
Invite them, but prepare some special activities for them to participate in so that they can be part of the fun with all your friends and family!
Here are some tips:
1. Bring bubbles.
2. Give them a job on wedding day.
3. Let them nap when they are tired.
4. Don't force them to do things YOU want them to do.
5. Let them enjoy themselves! Remember, sand comes off easy! Let them play!
5. Try not to keep them on YOUR schedule. They have one of their own.
6. Set up a kids table at the reception!
7. Don't forget their favorite toy from home, and let them bring it to the ceremony!
8. Take lots of photos.
9. YOU RELAX! Don't stress so much about what they are doing every minute.
10. ENJOY THEM! They grow up fast, and this is an even bigger adventure for them than it is for you!
There are SO many moments worth capturing on Wedding Day, and videography can be expensive. However, Quetzal Photo has added VIDEO packages to their wedding packages that are affordable and oh, so emotional!
If you are considering video, but think it's out of your budget, contact us to see how easy it is to add a Video Highlight Package to your Photo Package, so that you can conserve this unforgettable moments forever!
Intimate Destination Weddings are the 💣!! @cori.carmichael and Travis decided they wanted something super special for their family!
They both have 2 children each from a previous marriage. And because they are the MOST important thing in the two of their lives, all 8 children composed their wedding party!
They planned it perfectly! They chose @dreamsplayamujeres and got ready in the Paramount Suite; a gorgeous room overlooking the ocean. Their next amazing decision was to chose the Paramount Suite Balcony for their ceremony, which was literally right outside their door! Then, they used the same space for their intimate, but oh so lively reception!
Everything was so close, so convenient, and the staff was extraordinary! @quetzalphoto was blessed to have been invited to capture their unconditional love and so much happiness!
Life comes at you fast. However, love can take an extra moment or two. When it finds, you: Hold on. Hold on tight. Hold on with all your might! Treasure it, embrace it, and make it last as long as you can!
Weddings are an age-old custom. They take place in many cultures and in many, many different ways.
Sure there are some more common traditions, but nothing is set in stone! Don't let anyone tell you what to include or how to organize your special day.
Change it up! Make it unique! Add something different!
Whether it's making a first look, WHO walks you down the aisle, HOW you walk down the aisle, playing games at your reception, special dances, cake cutting, tossing the bouquet, how the groom goes for your garter belt (if you are even wearing one), or creating something completely NEW!
🗞EXTRA! EXTRA!🗞 📰Read all about it!📰 📣BRAND NEW WEDDING VENUE!!📣 Planners, Coordinators, Future Brides and Grooms!! Let us present a BRAND NEW WEDDING VENUE in the Peninsula for #DestinationWeddings !! If you are looking for a beautiful, intimate, and serene location where YOU CAN DO WHATEVER YOU WANT!
We've got the place for you! @hacienda_sacnicte (white flower) can be found about 3 hours away from Playa del Carmen, in Izamal, near Merida, Yucatan (Mexico). Its mixture of contemporary, luxurious, and traditional architecture of the Hacienda makes it completely unique to any other wedding venue in the Riviera Maya.
Nestled in the middle of nature, surrounded by fruit trees, gorgeous foliage, and incredible wildlife; this place has it all! Spacious rooms, outdoor gardens, ruins, water fountains, the pool...oh, and at night, you won't believe the stars! 🌌
If you are searching for a way to make your wedding something that no one has ever experience before: Think Hacienda Sacnicte!
When it comes time for speeches, emotions usually run high! Whether you are throwing your head back laughing at stories of the couple's past, or you are trying to contain all those loving tears, it's important to capture this moment!
Try to position the speaker somewhere close to the bride and the groom! Check out these photos for a bit of inspiration! 🥂
Definitely NOT @natalieher and @chressqee !
Their story started back in high school when Natalie had a secret crush on Chris. Chris was a year younger than Natalie, and nothing much came of her feelings in high school.
However, fate had a surprise in store for Natalie! Just two years after graduation, Natalie realized that she was working with Chris' best friend. With a connection like that, no more explanation is needed.
Let's talk FIRST DANCE! 💃🕺 The First Dance as committed lifetime partners is a special moment! You've set the stage, music is playing, everyone is paying attention. What can you do? What should you do?
Well, there is always the question of whether or not you want to "prepare" a dance for your family and guests. And that is ALWAYS an incredible idea! We have been to MANY weddings, and we ALWAYS get goosebumps when there is choreography! It's such a pleasant surprise for everyone!
However, if you don't feel like you've got the moves like Jagger, think simple. Here are some few tips for making your first dance a little more memorable on your wedding night!
1. Choose a song that fits either an emotion, a special time, or has a big significance in your life.
2. If you don't have a song as a couple, choose one that makes you both feel good.
3. If you want to spice it up a notch, pick something more upbeat or work in a song transition so that your friends and family are surprised and you get the chance to really smile in the moment.
4. Dance after dark. The photos are always so much better and it gives the photographers a chance to be creative.
5. Dance for more than one minute. If your dance is too short, you won't have a moment to really enjoy it with each other. This only happens once, so make it count.
6. If it's in your budget, think of added lighting that can make your magical moment sparkle as bright as the love you have for each other.
Here are some great shots of couples really enjoying their "First Dance" as husband and wife!
They have been together for three and a half years, and they decided to make it official with all their most important people present. So much energy, laughter, and the way they genuinely relished every moment were a few of the reasons that made this day so unforgettable for everyone.
If you are planning a destination wedding at the beach, make sure to plan your ceremony at least 2 hours before the sunset that day, so that you can take advantage of the beach for your couple session with natural light!
If you plan correctly, you bring a positive attitude, and you hire the right photographers, just think of all the fun you and your true love can have during your couple session!
@adjoooalo and @pmattthew families come from completely different worlds, but they both found their homes in Toronto, Canada! Together, they studied together, and became friends and devoted partners. After 7 years, they decided to make it
official. @azulbeachresorts was graced with the presence of two incredible families who were ready to celebrate the love between Laurene and Paul!
@quetzalphoto loves when we are blessed with a couple that is not only in love with each other, but in love with life, and living in the moment!
If you saw our post from yesterday, you saw all the love and excitement in their rehearsal dinner! Now, it's time to check out their wedding #sneakpeeks !
If you are having a #Destination#Wedding and you hire your photographer for your rehearsal dinner, Quetzal Photo recommends that you meet with your photographers one hour before the rehearsal starts.
For a couple session, of course!! Check out these #sneakpeeks of the amazing couple session we made for @adjoooalo and @pmattthew just a few moments before their rehearsal dinner started! (More sneak peeks of their wedding coming soon.....)! Instead of just capturing the family and friends around the dinner table, use the first hour for just the two of you!
Some automatically think of their best mates. But don't forget the reason that you are here! If you have a good relationship with your parents, please include them in your getting ready. Just think how special those moments are to them! They will NEVER forget those last few minutes they had with you before you walked down the aisle towards your new life.
@quetzalphoto is SO honored and happy to announce that we now have PHOTO AND VIDEO coverage for destination weddings! We are SO excited and happy to be able to make our couples' dreams come true!
Check out this social media teaser that we chose to show the importance, beauty, and emotions that often come to flourish while everyone prepares for their most special day!
Christina and Chuck love to travel with their little ones! They try to go on a family vacation at least once every couple of years.
And when they do, they make it special by always hiring a local photographer to capture the magic of their family mixed with the amazing backdrops of the places that they visit.
This year, they traveled to the Riviera Maya, and they chose Quetzal Photo to be their local photographers!
We were AMAZED with how much fun we had with all four of them! Adrian, was a little hesitant to get his feet in the sand, but Vincent was a superstar for the session! We laughed, ran, played, climbed, and the boys even lasted until sunset!
Wedding planning can be tough.
Especially when it comes to making the schedule!
When do we take photos?
When will the lighting be best?
Will we get to enjoy our guests?
How can we fit everything in without feeling rushed?
Simple, one of the best tips for amazing photos is to plan your ceremony at least 2 hours before the sunset so that you have time for family and bridal portraits after the ceremony.
2019 is just packed full of 🌟surprises🌟!! We are so happy and honored to be invited to so many amazing and wonderful locations for #destinationweddings !
Today, we are happy to share a few magical moments from our first wedding story at @oceanweddingsandevents in Cancun!
The venue literally has it all: @samantha25noel and Jerry both got ready in a beautiful private villa (and didn't cross paths once). They headed outside for an intimate ceremony overlooking the water where everyone had an exceptional view! Their cocktail hour was held in a lush grassy green area with lots of string lights overhead! The only thing left to do after dinner was party!
We hope you all love Ocean Weddings as much as we did!
As many of you know, Royalton Riviera Cancun is one of our FAVORITE destination wedding venues in the Riviera Maya!
However, we were pleasantly surprised with @lali6007 and @vrosario42 completely NEW IDEAS on how to use the Royalton for their wedding celebration!
Their preparations went off like most other weddings, and they chose the gorgeous gazebo for their mid-afternoon wedding ceremony! After their reception, they headed to the pool side area for the festive cocktail hour, complete with mariachis!
But then things took a surprising turn! We headed to the reception and we have never seen so many string lights lining the beach at the Royalton before! 👀
@chrisgracela 🤵 and Amber👰 met three years ago, became instantly close and haven't separated since! They wanted to travel to paradise to celebrate their ❤️ and commit themselves to each other!
Check out the #sneakpeeks from their beautiful #destinationwedding on the Sky Terrace at the Royalton Riviera Cancun!