Not only was I going to Mexico, I was going to photograph Barb and Dan's wedding! They are truly some of the nicest people you will ever meet. Really. Plus, with a destination wedding, I got a chance to meet the people they are closest to. So I know Barb and Dan 's outstanding personalities run in the family.
The day of their wedding, the girls got ready at Vida Salon and Day Lounge. The spa is located on 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen in a really cool part of the town. The neighborhood is very hip and trendy, kind of like what the Third Ward would is like. Except it's warm, sunny, and right next to the beach. Which is a great thing in January.
Xcaret Park is an amazing place to visit if you ever have the chance. There were a lot of fantastic locations within the park to take some portraits, and if we had more time, I know the classic "just one more" would have been my request.
St. Francis of Assisi Chapel, which is located at the highest point in the park. Once the ceremony was over, Barb and Dan led their wedding guests down a candle lit path. Along the path between the chapel and our destination were Mayan conch shells blowers.
Dan's best man gave an outstanding toast. It was funny, yet emotional. And the way he owned the stage, it was like having a little bit of a comedy show going on to get the night started.
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