After starting to plan a local wedding, Ashley & Mike quickly realized that it didn’t feel right for them. So instead, they decided to plan an adventure to Mexico with their dearest friends & family full of exciting activities that would lead right up to their low-key & EPIC wedding day. MMMM YEAH. That sounds like a great idea to me too.
Ashley & Mike brought Hunter & I along to document their baller wedding week of adventures & fiestas. Within the few hours we had arrived to the resort, Ashley & Mike’s families welcomed us in as their own and we thank you all greatly for your kindness! From exploring the ancient walled city of Tulum to hittin’ that all-inclusive resort tequila bar, there was always something exciting & fun around the corner. Like those endless street taco carts. YA.
When Ashley & Mike’s wedding day finally arrived, the four of us caught the early sun to explore a nearby cenote. With the crystal clear, deep turquoise waters & rocky caverns enveloped with tropical jungle foliage, it was one heck of a way to start the day with their first look & portraits. Within the hour we were all drenched in sweat & didn’t skip a beat jumping right in the gleaming, refreshing water (even if some of us *me* forgot a swimsuit. weeee!). We hopped back over to the resort, cleaned up, and kicked it up another gear for their gorgeous ceremony & big-hitting fiesta. After spending the week with their 40 guests, I felt quite a bit of affection looking around knowing every guest as we all anticipated Ashley’s walk down the aisle. It made the dance floor that much better too, olé! With a backdrop of palm trees swaying in the ocean breeze, the rest of the night’s fiesta was packed full of excitement with a mariachi band, endless taquitos & booze, and a badass cigar-roller.
Ashley & Mike, we had the greatest time with you guys & your families. Thanks for welcoming us with open arms & bringing us along for this grand adventure!
Resort Venue // Azul the Fives
Bridal Gown Designer // Maggie Sottero
Bridal Gown Boutique // TLC Bridal Boutique
Wedding Rings // J. Brown Jewelers
Invitations // Whimsy Design Studio