In January, my husband and I fled the cold weather in Austin and headed to Los Cabos, Mexico for a very exciting reason — so I could photograph my first international wedding. Scott and Denise — who, as you might remember, almost drowned with me the week before during a Trash the Dress session — are two wonderful human beings who took a chance on me and flew me out to join their destination wedding festivities.
Our weekend in Cabo was beyond fun. The wedding party invited Bryan and I to partake in the rest of the weekend festivities; it was too fun joining the fam as they embarked on boat parties, went snorkeling, watched whales, partied at the resort, and ate dinner. We made genuine friendships with folks before the wedding even began Saturday afternoon, which made my job extra fun.
The wedding itself was so beautiful, with memories and inside jokes embedded in every part of the day. Denise included their secret handshake in her vows, they described one another as legos (fitting together!) and included that in their wedding cake decor. One of my favorite details was the personalized flag decorations that depicted Denise and Scott around the reception. Another was the candle Scott lit on their table in honor of his late mother, so her presence could be felt by everyone. Finally, no wedding in Mexico could be complete without a surprise mariachi performance, starring the most adorable little dude with the most amazing voice.
Weddings signify more than just a covenant promise between two souls or a union between two lovers; it’s a a big ol’ meshing of two families and loved ones into one big community. There’s no doubt that wasn’t the case at Denise and Scott’s wedding.
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