Come away with me and take a little trip to paradise! Today’s breathtaking destination wedding has me dreaming of another weekend (or week) away in the land of clear blue skies and stunning coastline views, also known as Cancun, Mexico! In October I had the pleasure of documenting Kristin and Brad’s destination wedding at the luxurious Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun. Besides the fact that it took place in dreamy Mexico and I got to escape chilly Chicago, this wedding was perfect for so many reasons. A pretty palette of pastel sky blue bridesmaid dresses, bright white tablecloths, and golden sunshine made this wedding a breath of fresh air. Literally. (I meannn, the ceremony overlooked the ocean!) Beyond the chic resort style details, the delightful strums of a mariachi band filled the air at this wedding.
Kristin and Brad are one of the kindest, sweetest couples I’ve met. Brad has sort of a hard demeanor, but when it comes to her he’s a self-proclaimed softie – and I quote him: “I’m very soft when it comes to Kristin.” That should give you an indication of their romantic love for one another. The thing I love most about photographing destination weddings is that this type of affair is often simple and intimate. It doesn’t require a lot of frills, there is a natural energy pulsing from the exoticness of the destination, and only your nearest and dearest come together as you say “I do.”
So really, how could you not daydream the day away when taking in every last breathtaking moment of this wedding? It’s destination perfection from start to finish and you can see it all here. Happy browsing!
Kristin and Brad’s Wedding Guide ::
Venue, Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun // Bride’s Gown, Essence of Australia, Badgley Mischka shoes // Bride’s Hair & Makeup, provided by resort // Groom’s Attire, Bonobos // Bridesmaids’ Dresses, Donna Morgan // Event Designer, provided by resort // Wedding Consultant, Cecilia Rangel (provided by resort) // Florist, Exquisite Designs // Cake, provided by resort // Caterer, provided by resort // Music, provided by resort // Videographer, provided by resort
Chicago Destination Wedding Photographer
Melissa Diep Photography is a highly sought after wedding, engagement, family, maternity, newborn, baby, and children portrait photographer based in Chicago. Melissa strives to capture organic moments as works of art. She loves to incorporate natural environments and soft light to create beautiful imagery.