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 did you look for when choosing a venue/vendors?
A. With the venue, our main priorities were luxury, quality and intimacy. Given we were going to have a smaller headcount, we really didn’t want to spare any expense on making it a night to remember. Outside of the photographer and flowers, the hacienda helped us source all of the vendors and, given the quality of the hacienda, we fully trusted their recommendations.
Next to choosing Adam as my husband, the choice to work with Addison as our photographer was hands down the best wedding decision we made. With quality and intimacy in mind, we knew that Addison was going to be able to best capture every moment and ounce of emotion throughout the day. She did just that and so much more.
Q. What made you do things a little less traditional?
A. Adam and I just went with our guts. We didn’t realize that our guts were pretty nontraditional until about half way through the wedding planning process. The last thing on our mind was making sure that we got in all the typical wedding traditions. Instead we focused on creating a ceremony and experience that simply felt true to who we are.
Q. What helped you the most while planning your destination elopement in Mexico?
A. Having a day of wedding planner would have been THE GREATEST wedding gift I could have given myself. I had read about the importance of day of planners again and again on so many blogs, wedding websites, etc. and I always thought “I just won’t need it.” There are so many little and big things that pop on the wedding day, and not being the go-to person for all of those things, would have made things much easier on me. If you have a large bridal party (which I didn’t), you may be able to rely on them for some things, or you may want to allow them to be able to fully enjoy the day as well.Believe the hype guys- spending the money on a day of planner is absolutely worth it!!!
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!
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?
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