Oh what a beautiful day!
Jessica and Ryan had been my long-time email buddies as I helped them to plan the little details of their destination wedding in Playa del Carmen (I'm going to miss that!) But finally the long, awaited day came.
They had a few snafus... they were getting married on Mexican election weekend, and the hotel manager decided to optionally not serve alcohol (presumably to save money since it was all-inclusive). Jessica and Ryan called me in a panic asking what they could do. I found the law that stated anywhere 2 blocks from the beach and any hotel was allowed to serve alcohol during election weekend, but alas.. theirs did not want to. I def felt for them. Can you imagine?
After a dry and sober weekend with 150 of their closest family and friends, they were allowed to serve alcohol the night of the wedding. The day of the wedding, it was hot. So very hot- it actually broke a temperature record that day. Colin and I went to the lobby bar to get a glass of water, but we were told we were only allowed water at the pool bar. So we walked there. The bartender handed us 2 glasses of water, as I put it to my lips the bar manager came running and tried to take the glass of water out of my hand and I pulled away. Not kidding. He said, "No water for photographers!" Needless to say, I was pretty disturbed by this and went to Jessica's room and asked if they had an extra bottle of water. Keep in mind, they paid hundreds and hundreds of dollars for us to be there on site, and it was all-inclusive.
So, I'm not going to name this resort, as I don't want to give them free PR, and I don't want to publicly call them out either. But I do want to share gorgeous photos from their wedding!
BUT after all the issues (there were more), they had an absolutely awesome day that went smoothly, and everyone had tons of fun (including us, who were later 'allowed' water by the wedding coordinator. Thanks.)
When the time came, all the stress melted away and it was party-time! A very hunky. shirt-less party time....
Thank you Jessica and Ryan for being so sweet! And congrats!!!!