A Breathtaking Occidental Grand Xcaret Wedding in Front of Ancient Mayan Ruins
Michel and Jeremy’s Tulum destination wedding was a first for me: I had never seen a wedding in front of 2,000 year-old Mayan Ruins before. Most ancient ruins are highly protected by Mexican law and you’re not allowed to have a wedding ceremony literally on the steps of Tulum. However, Occidental Grand Xcaret Resort allows this unique situation to happen and, I have to say, this wedding was beautiful.
For many of us living here in Mexico, we find this area magical and you can almost feel the energy of the people who inhabited the Tulum ruins over 2,000 years ago. Therefore, to have a wedding ceremony literally at the steps of some of the ruins was amazing. I absolutely loved stepping back and watching through the lens as Michel walked down the aisle to Jeremy with the Mayan ruins as her backdrop. It was a breathtaking moment I won’t forget for a long time.
Michel looked beautiful in a custom wedding dress, which she had altered to fit her unique vision. Her bridesmaids were beautiful in Ann Taylor silk georgette, strapless dresses that looked amazing against their skin tones.
Jeremy looked great in a Brooks Brothers’ Milano fit, navy and white pincord suit. On a side-note: I highly recommend Brooks Brothers’ shirts. When shooting a wedding, Brooks Brothers’ shirts are my favorite, by far. The fit is amazing and the breathable cotton is perfect for the sometimes hot and humid Mexico weather. Also, the no-wrinkle fabric is truly no-wrinkle. My shirts look nearly as good at the end of a long day as they did in the beginning. If you are getting married in Mexico and are looking for a great shirt, try on Brooks Brothers – you won’t be disappointed. No, I don’t own stock in Brooks Brothers, I just want you to look as good as possible on your wedding day.
But, back to the wedding and this couple’s photos. I truly loved photographing this wedding – it was different and unique. Don’t get me wrong, I love beach weddings, but when you photograph as many beach weddings as I do, having one on the cliffs surrounded by Mayan Ruins is a special treat.
I hope you enjoy looking at these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.