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Mayan Riviera Wedding: Gabrielle + Dan

When you plan your wedding on a beach in Mexico, you don’t anticipate rain. But rain it did, on the wedding day of Dan and Gabby. Torrential down pour, is more like it, and it wasn’t your typical tropical rain fall where the sun comes back after ten minutes or so. But when you’re on holidays in Mexico by the beach, celebrating a wedding, things still don’t look so bad. You smile through it, you wait it out, and the sun does return.

There was something about Dan and Gabby’s wedding at Barcelo Palace in the Mayan Riviera. It might have been the close-knit family who was there in attendance, to witness and celebrate the couples’ vows, those who were genuinely excited and one hundred (and ten) percent supportive. It might have been the parents’ speeches, who each spoke truly touching words of love and humor as well as an official welcome to the new member of their family. Because really, they were a part of the family long ago. It might have been the way that Shane and I were treated, like guests of the wedding. For all of these things – and more – I’m oh so grateful. Gabby and Dan, thank you for the privilege of being your photographer, and allowing us to document your wedding day. With a family like yours to surround you and the love that you two share, there can’t be anything but blue skies ahead ;)

In between showers we quickly grabbed these shots in the courtyard…Gabby, you’re gorgeous.

Waiting out the rain with her proud Dad at Gabby’s side…

Shane got this image and it’s one of my favourites from the day.

The light was pretty spectacular…

Click on the slideshow below to view more photos from Dan and Gabby’s Mayan Riviera Wedding!

  • Rachel - November 29, 2011 - 1:42 pm

    Absolutely stunning. It was so nice to finally meet you and Shane – even if it was an ambush while you ate your dinner at the buffet ;) If I had known you were going to be there, I would have recommended you to my cousin who got married at the Palace three days later. Beautiful work.ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea - November 29, 2011 - 8:42 pm

    These are absolutely beautiful!! Looking at these photo’s just makes me that much more excited about August 2012, YAY!ReplyCancel

  • Kim Spears - November 29, 2011 - 9:21 pm

    Such beautiful images Mikaela !! It doesn’t look like the rain dampened their spirits, love those smiles. Awesome work xoReplyCancel

  • Candice Desnoyer - November 29, 2011 - 9:45 pm

    Wow Gabby, WOW. Absolutely stunning! You two are a truly amazing couple, congrats!! xoxoReplyCancel

  • Corinna - November 29, 2011 - 10:18 pm

    Great job, Mikaela and Shane. I love the one of them standing on the rocks in the ocean, and the one of them sitting at the reception laughing. Pretty sweet you get to “work” in Mexico, Mikaela!! :)ReplyCancel

  • natasha - November 30, 2011 - 4:40 am

    very beautiful!!! xReplyCancel

  • tardy - November 30, 2011 - 9:13 am

    oh my gosh. what stunning shots. the putting on of the ring just jumps out. and the bride and groom with her veil blowing in the wind…just amazing. love these images! great workReplyCancel

  • Tania - November 30, 2011 - 9:20 am

    Shane and Mikaela you truly captured the beautiful day we had. Stunning images!! Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Jill D. - November 30, 2011 - 10:00 am

    Love these! Especially on the rocks at sunset!ReplyCancel

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