Friday, January 20, 2012

Tucson is a destination wedding location???? Who knew?

Let me introduce to you a couple that lives in London and chose to come to Tucson for
their destination wedding.  This is Philip and Dawn. 
Who knew Tucson was a destination hot spot.

For those who do not know, Tucson is the biggest small town in the universe.
There is 4 degrees of separation with everyone that lives here.
Those of us that live here would never think that our little dusty town would
be the place to go.

But truth be told our town is pretty special and unique.  If you live here you either
love it or hate it.  Jon and I.... well.......we love it and can understand why people would
want to come here.

Dawn has a passion for horses and chose one of our most precious historical venues in
town - Tanque Verde Ranch.  Tanque Verde Ranch is nestled against the
Rincon Mountains.  If you haven't been there, it's a must see and a great stay-cation.

Everyone is dressed and ready to go, Cindy from Tanque Verde Ranch
does her final touches.

Since Philip and Dawn traveled so far, the wedding party was quaint.  They brought with them two close
friends.  Since the size of the wedding party was small they were blessed with the opportunity
to have their ceremony on the small island.  How romantic.

Well certainly you must of expected us to spend some time with the 4 legged kind.  And they came with
their game faces.  Certainly they were not camera shy.


The staff at Tanque Verde Ranch surprised them with a cake.  Apparently cutting the cake and
feeding each other is not a tradition in the UK.  So this was a fun American tradition
we taught them.

The men in the group are business partners and run about 15 Pubs back home.   So when they asked
where they should go for a few drinks aka reception.  Well of coarse we directed them to
4th Ave and the Surly Winch.  They loved it. 

After a long and wonderful day they retreated back to the ranch where they were treated to petals on the
bed and champagne on ice.

What a lovely day for a lovely couple.  Cheers!!!!!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Playa Del Carmen, Mexico Wedding - Part 3

Hello to all out there in cyber space.  I wanted to stop in and say "NO I DID NOT FALL OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH".  I am sad to say it has been a month since my last post.  Shame on me.  It has been a whirlwind of a month with all the holidays.  We are back and on to wonderful things in 2012.

I am going to try to catch up and bring you many yummy engagement sessions and weddings.  So many to share.

Today, however, I am bringing you part 3 of our fabulous wedding in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico.  We stayed at the Royal Playa Del Carmen.  I would highly recommend this location.  Just beautiful and full of so many extras.

This story starts with the day after the wedding.  Traci and Michael were troopers and as you will see have some amazing photos to share.  You can not imagine how hard it was to edit down to just a few.

The colors of the ocean and sky couldn't have been clearer or bluer.  It was as if God painted the sky just
 for us  to create such magnificence.

Do any of you just love to laugh at life.  We do.  So as we are photographing this
beautiful scene, a local man starts walking our way.  He sees us...but no
matter.  His towel is over here by us.  So of coarse we continue photographing
and Traci and Mike do not break character.  So awesome.  He wasn't
apologetic at all.  Just matter of fact and went along his way.  LOL

No words needed......Just breathe and enjoy.

If you know anything about my husband-Jon you know he has a passion for petroglyphs and ancient
 ruins.  So knowing he was going to Playa del Carmen and knowing that the Mayans once lived there,
 well this man (little boy) was in his candy store.  He researched and found
some amazing hidden ruins. 

We were also able to visit Tulum Mayan Ruins in Tulum, Mexico. Since
White dresses are prohibited on this federal property we treated it
more like an engagement session.  The sights were majestic and
unbelievable.  The scale and beauty was breath taking.

There were many locals making there presence known.  Hello big fella.

We spent an afternoon snorkeling and playing on the beach.  Traci and Mike had their own personal
paparazzi for a few days.  Oh, but no complaining from us.

Thank you for sharing this dream wedding with us.  Remember we travel internationally and
would love to capture your dream wedding.