August 30, 2019


When Hollie and Luke first got in touch with me about their destination wedding at the Royalton Riviera wedding in Cancun, Mexico, I was so excited – they were planning such a fun and relaxed wedding with an relaxed vibe, a sand ceremony and LOTS of tequila. Hollie and Luke are the most amazing people and I couldn’t wait to shoot their wedding!

The excitement before the wedding

I began the morning at the Royalton Spa, where Hollie was getting ready, and it was so chilled, because. Hollie wore the most gorgeous lace and crepe gown which was the perfect choice for a destination wedding gown and Luke and the boys all wore relaxed styled light grey suits and they looked so incredible. I left Hollie to finish getting her finishing touches done and headed over to the boys to get some shots of them getting ready.

Getting hitched

The wedding took place on the Sky Terrace of the Royalton Riviera Resort overlooking the sea, and was a stunning outdoor ceremony. They had mixture of Mexican and UK wedding traditions, which was so unique. One of my favourite parts of the ceremony was the sand pouring.After the ceremony there was a big cheer from everyone, and then the celebrations began. After the ceremony everyone headed back downstairs to grab a drink from the bar while the four of us stayed up on the Sky Terrace to grab some couple shots.

The reception

The wedding reception took place in the Taj restaurant in the resort, which is one of the many gorgeously decorated restaurants on the resort. It was incredible.

It was a beautifully sunny day, which was perfect for photos. So while the guests hung around drinking Prosecco, we snuck the couple off for some portrait photos around the resort. My favourite photo from our couples session is of the two of them cuddling up on the beach.

During the reception they had a, which went down a storm. It was SO much fun. For the wedding breakfast they had proper wedding grub, and it was loved by all the guests. After the wedding breakfast they had some wonderful speeches, then the couple had their first dance and everyone hit the dance floor. I knew that I was going to love these two from their first email and even more so to say that I’ve been excited for Hollie and Luke’s Cancun wedding is a massive understatement. I cannot believe how much fun we had with them and their incredible families.

Post Wedding Session

HOLY CRAP, I obviously couldn’t not mention their post wedding session, if there’s anything I love more than staying up until the early hours of the morning drinking tequila with my couples, it’s getting up at 5am with them to photograph them in the sea at sunrise! (that’s not sarcasm I promise!)

These two absolutely killed it!

Here’s their super fun and relaxed destination wedding at the Royalton Riviera in Cancun Mexico wedding!

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royalton riviera cancun sign
mexican flag blowing in wind on cancun beach
grooms wedding detail laid out
bride and grooms silver wedding rings
groom helping father of groom with braces for suit
groom adjusting buttons on suit
best man adjusting braces in mirror
groom adjusting his braces for wedding
groomsmen getting ready for destination wedding
groom opening surprise gift from bride
groom reading letter from bride on wedding day
emotional groom crying whilst reading letter from bride
emotional groom smiling at wedding gift from bride
wedding gift groom box from bride
groom putting on suit jacket for wedding
grooms father pinning grooms buttonhole on suit jacket
bride's crown and glory hair pins
bride having make up done in royalton spa
bride smiling in mirror
cancun bride having make up done in royalton spa mexico
royalton riviera bride having lipstick applied
bride having her hair done at royalton riviera spa cancun
bride smiling after seeing final make up look in royalton riviera spa in cancun
emotional bride hugging mother in law at wedding prep
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brides wedding dress hanging in window
mother of the bride doing up brides wedding dress
mother of bride adjusting buttons on brides wedding dress
mother of bride adjusting lace on brides wedding dress
mother of bride helping bride into lace wedding dress
bride putting in earrings before wedding
groomsmen escorting bride to sky terrace ceremony at royalton riviera
sky terrace set up for ceremony at royalton riviera destination wedding
royalton riviera sky terrace chairs set up for ceremony
boat sailing on sea in cancun mexico
groom waiting for bride before wedding ceremony on sky terrace at royalton riviera
bride and brother walking down the aisle
emotional groomsmen crying during wedding ceremony
emotional brother of bride hugging groom during destination wedding ceremony
groom smiling at bride during wedding ceremony
bride smiling at groom during cancun wedding ceremony
bride and groom smiling during mexican wedding ceremony
mother of the bride and brother watching wedding ceremony
emotional wedding guests watching wedding ceremony
bride and groom signing wedding ceremony during destination wedding
bride and groom pressing thumbprints on mexican marriage certificate
bride and groom pouring sand into glass during cancun sand ceremony
bride and groom kissing overlooking royalton riviera
bride and groom walking down aisle together
bride and groom sipping prosecco after destination wedding ceremony
groomsmen laughing after wedding ceremony
bride and groom cuddling in royalton riviera gazebo
bride and groom walking through the royalton riviera gazebo
taj indian resturant sign in royalton riviera cancun
red and white rose petals in the shape of a heart
groomsmen giving speech at destination wedding
groom laughing during funny best mans speech in cancun
mother of the groom laughing during best mans speech
best man crying during his wedding speech at destination wedding
best man crying during emotional wedding speech
bride smiling at groom during wedding speech in cancun
bride smiling at father of bride during wedding speech in cancun destination wedding
wedding guest cheers with tequila during royalton riviera wedding
bride and groom having tequila shots during destination wedding in mexico
bride and groom drinking tequila at destination wedding reception in cancun
wedding guests laughing during speech in royalton riviera
bride and groom cutting wedding cake in royalton riviera resort
bride putting cake on grooms face in cancun
groom putting cake on brides face in mexico
royalton riviera beach at sunrise
bride smiling at groom on beach in royalton riviera cancun
bride and groom cuddling on beach in cancun
groom kissing bride on beach in cancun
groom and bride sitting on beach in mexico at sunset
bride and groom walking on mexican beach
bride and groom walking on beach in cancun
bride and groom dancing in royalton riviera gazebo
bride and groom dancing at royalton riviera gazebo
bride and groom dancing at royalton riviera resort
groom and groomsmen smoking cigars at royalton riviera
bride and groom smoking cigars in mexico
bride and groom smoking cigars in cancun