We met Mel and Fred at the Wedding Fair Vancouver just over a year ago, and as we've gotten to know them through the year we've already had many special times together. So it was a huge honour to be part of their wedding day in December at the absolutely perfect Dreams Riviera Cancun. Mel and Fred's day was flawless from start to finish. Their day began as they both got ready separately in the resort, surrounded by their bridesmaids and groomsmen. With our recommendation, they elected to have a "first look" in the morning and before their ceremony - it was beautiful, intimate and touching. What transpired was a very emotional series of moments that was gorgeous to capture.
From their first look, we enjoyed the stellar beaches the area had to offer. The white sand and turquoise water was a gorgeous backdrop to the images.
Their ceremony was simple and lovely - and there was no shortage of beaming happy faces- Mel and Fred's included. From there, they got their first opportunity to be with their guests in a beautiful cocktail hour on the deck by the beach, with a Mariachi band playing in the background. Fun!
Mel really wanted a reception dinner down on the beach, in the sand, and she got what she wanted. It would be hard to imagine a more romantic setting!
All through the day, Mel and Fred were the loving couple - so connected with each other and their family and friends. They're very special people and it really showed in their entire wedding group.
Here's a short story of their day. It ends with one of the images we captured from a beautiful next-day session with Mel and Fred. Please click on the first image to see a gallery.
Of course, this blog post wouldn't be complete if we didn't mention our harrowing flight home with the wedding group when we experienced engine problems, an unscheduled emergency landing, and a very long trip home! Everything turned out just fine though, and it was just another reminder of how much we have to be grateful for - all of the images of Mel and Fred's day immediately take us back to their day, the warmth and the fun!
Congratulations Mel and Fred - you have so much to look forward to together! We absolutely have to recognize the staff at the resort, who were accommodating beyond belief. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone looking for a complete destination wedding. Amazing!
Posted by Randal for Randal Kurt Photography, Vancouver Wedding Photographers.