Want to see a gorgeous destination wedding in Merida, Mexico?
I was so lucky to be able to photograph Megan and Adam’s destination wedding full weekend in Merida, and would absolutely recommend Merida, Mexico for your wedding, elopement, or even just for a visit.
Megan and Adam didn’t just stop at having their wedding day in Mexico; they decided to make a whole weekend out of the trip! We were able to fit in a couple different adventures and capture some great photos in a variety of locations. This is the beauty of having a photographer with you for your destination wedding or elopement! You have so many opportunities to make photos at beautiful locations and really get a wide range of images of you and your beloved! I’ve included some of these images from our adventures to Chichen Itza and Ik Kil Cenote in this post.
Are you a bride looking for advice from someone who’s been in your shoes?
If you’re thinking of having your own destination wedding in Mexico or another far-away location, check out Bride Megan’s advice for other brides planning a destination wedding or elopement below!
Q. What was the most memorable part of your wedding day?
A. My favorite/most memorable part of the wedding day was starting the day relaxing by the pool with all of our closest friends and family members. Everyone had arrived at the hacienda (which we had almost entirely to ourselves) by then, so Adam and I were able to just lounge, relax and enjoy the sunshine before parting ways to get ready for the ceremony.
Q. What was the hardest part of planning a destination elopement in Mexico?
A. For the wedding itself, I made one weekend trip to Mexico a month before the wedding and, otherwise, planned the entire wedding over the phone and via email. So I had to have a lot of blind faith in people and vendors, which was a bit stressful. Planning for the trip was really the most stressful part. We had 40 of our closest family and friends travel to Mérida for the wedding and then stay in beach homes that we rented for a little R&R after. It was also several guests’ first time traveling out of the country.
That said, everyone was a VIP to us and we felt personally responsible for ensuring each and every one of them was taken care of. So from passports, to flight planning, to making reservations, to transportation….the list keeps going—we basically turned ourselves into personal travel agents. At the end of the day, we wouldn’t have done anything different. Our guests traveled to another country to help us celebrate our marriage, the least we could do was try to give them a wonderful vacation!
Q. What is one thing you wish you would have known prior to your wedding?
A. I wish I would have known and come to terms with the fact that things were inevitably going to go wrong on the wedding day. I thought that because I had painstakingly poured over and organized every detail, everything should have been perfect. But $%*! happens.
Can you believe the gorgeousness of these two? I had the best time photographing their destination wedding. The best part: the fun wasn’t over after that night!
Check out all the photos below of our adventures the next day.
You can read more about those adventures too!
Read about our day exploring the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza here.
Check out the beyond beautiful Cenote Ik Kil that we visited to cool off after!
Interested in having your own destination wedding in Merida, Mexico?
Read about Crime and Safety in Merida here.
Check out info on hiring me as your destination elopement photographer here.
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