Playa De Carmen wedding couple outside of the church entrance full of white roses

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Four Days of Mexican Culture Wedding Experience and Ongoing Fiesta

Sendell & Carlos

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Wedding planning, Design : Nadia Duran / Wedding Venue : Andaz Mayakoba Riviera Maya / Florals : Canteiro Weddings / Live Music : Los Angeles Azules / Wedding Videography : Gallardo Films / Weeding Dress : Antonio Riva Milano / MUA : Styling Trio / Wedding Cake : Zaida Marcos

Cancun wedding bride entering the church

Earth, Wind, Water & Fire

The never-ending dancing to lively mariachi music and the incredible food and desserts

A Playa de Carmen Wedding. From Tulum to the calm waters of Playa del Carmen and the vibrant city of Cancun, the Riviera Maya is one of Mexico’s hottest wedding destinations. It is the perfect location to host a lavish and luxurious destination wedding ceremony in the land of Maya. Carlos and Sendell chose Riviera Maya to renew their vows in two stunning ceremonies that left everyone speechless.The Riviera Maya in Mexico, rich in history, and full of swimming holes galore, is a beautiful region home to ancient ruins and some of the best beaches of the Caribbean.

Carlos and Sendell decided to renew their vows on their 10th anniversary. They chose Mayakoba, Andaz for their destination wedding in Cancun celebrations, an eco-destination that sits in a paradise of freshwater canals, mangroves, and lagoons. Their wedding celebration was very festive, filled with their friends and family. A golf trip and cigars kick-started the wedding celebrations for what would be an unforgettable experience for the couple and their families and friends.

A Traditional Catholic Wedding Filled with Roses : The first ceremony was a traditional Catholic and very emotional. The couple shared the Communion Cup and renew their promises to each other in the eyes of God. The intimacy and family warmth created such a warm atmosphere and set the tone for the rest of the evening. After the ceremony followed a magnificent wedding dinner and party. Decorated to perfection by Nadia Duran the high-end setting featured hot pink and purple florals and gold details, perfectly blending luxury and style in one. A canopy of fairy lights was an ideal place for all the wedding photographs before an extravagant party that lasted till the dawn!

A beach Mayan Shamanic Wedding rich in ancient rituals : The second ceremony was an all-white Mayan shamanic wedding reception on the Mayakoba Andaz’s stunning white sand beach. The fun part? The couple had set a challenge for their wedding planner, to trace down the shaman that had blessed their union 10 years ago. Of course, she aced that, and the couple had the change to renew their spiritual union with the same shaman that witnessed their first love promises years ago. The shaman priest evoked the four elements: water, earth, wind, and fire so that their presence strengthen and bless the union for many years. Finally, the union of the couple was sealed with the exchange of rings. It gave an otherworldly warmth to the experience and introduced guests to the ancient wedding rituals from Mayan culture. A fire ceremony and traditional Mayan customs made it unforgettable for everyone. A luxurious dinner on the beach and dancing followed, making the Mexican night magical.

A destination wedding in Cancun; an ongoing party! : Carlos and Sendell’s destination wedding in Cancun featured some of the best parties I’ve ever attended. From the never-ending dancing to lively mariachi music, and the incredible food and desserts, it was a celebration that went well into the night, and into the next day! The couple loves a big party and their wedding weekend felt like an ongoing fiesta with their family and friends being at the heart of their Mexican culture wedding experience!

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His signature author knack for everything leading-edge has been influenced by heritage, fashion, and architecture, allowing him to infuse his photographs with a timeless style that catches real special seconds, sounds, ambiance and movement.

Crafting wedding images that bring out the natural beauty of his brides and grooms, Thanos Asfis is a photographer that embraces each wedding as a remarkable narrative. His wedding photography has garnered acclaim for its defined honesty, pitch-perfect aesthetics, and unfeigned connection to the present moment.

To move and to be moved, to capture love and make it infinite. 

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