Playa del Carmen, Mexico Destination Wedding Photography \\ Annie + John

We fully believe that destination weddings are the way to go! I mean, you really can’t beat bringing your best friends and family down to a tropical resort for a few days to relax and celebrate your love, right? And Annie and John happen to know how to pick ’em…friends, that is! We had so much fun getting to know this fun group over the 4 days we spent in Playa del Carmen. Playa del Carmen is such a perfect spot for a destination wedding. It’s right on Riviera Maya, with a fun downtown and crystal-clear turquoise waters, soft sandy beaches, and perfect weather. We were able to squeeze in a “Day-After” session the day before the wedding, complete with getting soaked in the ocean πŸ™‚

Annie + John, we really can’t thank you enough for bringing us down to Mexico. We love you as friends and had an amazing time with you. Your wedding was perfect and we enjoyed every minute of it!

Warning: massively long blog post ahead. πŸ™‚ It was hard to condense 4 days and thousands of photos into this post!

So the first night we were there, we were eating dinner and a magician came over to our table! He was CRAZY. I mean, he could literally bend spoons and read minds. We were all mildly creeped out and fascinated at the same time.

On Saturday, the bridal party played a Bride vs Groom football game on the beach to kick off the day.

Later in the day, we wandered around the beach and downtown of Playa del Carmen with Annie + John for their couples session.

Then, it was rehearsal dinner time in the lovely Italian restaurant on the resort…

…and then the wedding day!!

John relaxed at the beach + pool while the girls got ready…

America’s next top model, anyone?

Showing the cutie flowergirl the proper throwing techniques.

It might have been a liiiiiiiittle bit windy for their ceremony!

The sunset was literally perfection. The group may have been small, but they were mighty…

Annie and John wrote a wish and sealed it in a bottle to throw into the ocean…I absolutely loved this!

The final event of the evening…jumping in the pool after the reception! (We might have ventured into the ocean, too, but we won’t post those πŸ˜‰

  • StaceyJanuary 8, 2013 - 6:42 pm

    Fantastic post!! Im getting married in Playa del Carmen in April, same colors and everything! You’ve definitely captured the excitement and emotions of the trip. I wish I met you guys sooner, I would have loved to have you shoot our wedding!ReplyCancel

    • laurenfairphotoJanuary 8, 2013 - 6:43 pm

      Hi Stacey, thanks so much for your sweet comment! I suppose you already have a photographer…? πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Jessica LynnJanuary 8, 2013 - 6:50 pm

    Wow Lauren Fair that is incredible! What a beautiful couple and it looked like such a fun wedding weekend! I couldn’t stop smiling looking at the pictures! You’re so talented!ReplyCancel

  • Buffy Dolan WardJanuary 8, 2013 - 6:50 pm

    Can we go back please?!? Such amazing pictures! ReplyCancel

  • Christine BonnivierJanuary 8, 2013 - 8:50 pm
  • Christy TylerJanuary 8, 2013 - 10:04 pm

    WOW! So beautiful you guys! What an amazing amount of coverage from start to finish! I absolutely love the night shots on the beach!ReplyCancel

  • Jo Beth WardJanuary 8, 2013 - 10:17 pm

    Amazingly beautiful…I’m awe struck! Thanks for sharing your extravaganza in Mexico. Hope Brett is doing better. Love you guys!ReplyCancel

  • Brittnee NeinastSeptember 11, 2013 - 4:18 pm

    I am getting married on 11/30/13 at Riu Palace Playa del Carmen at 2:00 pm. I was just wanting to get some prices!ReplyCancel

    • laurenfairphotoSeptember 11, 2013 - 6:47 pm

      Hi Brittnee, unfortunately we’re unavailable for your wedding date! Wishing you all the best πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • CatherineJuly 6, 2015 - 8:46 pm

    Hello! Such beautiful pictures. My friend is looking to do a destination wedding in Playa Del Carmen. Can you tell me what hotel these awesome photos were taken at? Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Emily LincolnJanuary 8, 2013 - 9:06 pm

    oh my god these photos are AMAHZING!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren FairJanuary 9, 2013 - 1:00 am

    thanks Christy!! πŸ™‚ haha, we were there for 4 days and had literally thousands of photos…it was sooo hard narrowing down which ones to share! πŸ™‚ ReplyCancel

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