Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Excellence Playa Mujeres Wedding Reception of Mandy and Ben



Hey everybody!


Beach weddings are so fun because I LOOOOVE color!  Mandy had so many fun splashes of color in her beach wedding and reception at Excellence Playa Mujeres.
Wedding images at Excellence Playa Mujeres by destination photographer Benfield Photography

And of course... you know me and my love for food... Well, there was plenty of it (Excellence Playa Mujeres is an all-inclusive resort).  My tummy was happy. Mandy treated her guests to a great experience!
Wedding images at Excellence Playa Mujeres by destination photographer Benfield Photography

Excellence Playa Mujeres is such a great venue for a destination wedding!
Wedding images at Excellence Playa Mujeres by destination photographer Benfield Photography

Here was the rooftop patio - the site for the wedding reception.  How amazing are those beams?
Wedding images at Excellence Playa Mujeres by destination photographer Benfield Photography

Oh yeah... we're supposed to be doing this in chronological order.  So, after the amazing beach ceremony (from yesterday's post) we shot some beautiful wedding portraits on the beach.  Look at the clear and turquoise water.  Oh wait, forget about the water.  Look at our super hot couple!
Wedding images at Excellence Playa Mujeres by destination photographer Benfield Photography

This is more of a casual wedding portrait.  Not too posed.  Just a sweet moment with the bride and groom (okay, so, I did place them there in that beautiful light... but the rest is them!)
Wedding images at Excellence Playa Mujeres by destination photographer Benfield Photography

After our portrait session, we went up to the roof to begin the reception. Isn't this sweet candid moment with the bride and groom so presh?!
Wedding images at Excellence Playa Mujeres by destination photographer Benfield Photography

All the food at Excellence Playa Mujeres is delish (I'm a foodie, and I'm picky!), so it's no surprise that the cake was yum yum.
Wedding images at Excellence Playa Mujeres by destination photographer Benfield Photography

Sometimes when I shoot, I hit a moment when I'm just super stoked and feel like the luckiest photographer in the world.  As the moon shined behind the couple as they wowed everyone with their first dance (they could DANCE!), I had such a moment.
Wedding images at Excellence Playa Mujeres by destination photographer Benfield Photography

Then everybody joined.  The Gills were particularly entertaining. 
Wedding images at Excellence Playa Mujeres by destination photographer Benfield Photography

But this I did not expect... Mandy rocked MJ like no bride I've ever seen.  I was floored with her moves, and was a mix of laughter and astonishment behind my lens as I shot these. 
Wedding images at Excellence Playa Mujeres by destination photographer Benfield Photography

Ben's dad, who lovingly referred to me as Pit Bull all weekend (we DO have the same haircut) had a few moves of his own.
Wedding images at Excellence Playa Mujeres by destination photographer Benfield Photography

Yay for the happy couple!!  XOXO!
Wedding images at Excellence Playa Mujeres by destination photographer Benfield Photography

Okay... so... I might have more pictures coming of this great beach wedding! You should set yourself a reminder to head this way... about this time tomorrow.

Talk to you soon,
Dale

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