Nickole & Joe were surrounded by their closest friends and family as they exchanged wedding vows along the white sandy beach of The Grand Palladium Resort & Spa in Mexico. The clear turquoise ocean made a breathtaking backdrop for the wedding ceremony.
The day began with Nickole and her Matron of Honor getting their hair and makeup done at the resort’s spa Zentropia. We then took a shuttle to Nickole’s room to continue getting ready. Joe was just a few doors down. I bounced between the two rooms to capture the excitement of them getting ready.
We planned a nice shaded area underneath some palm trees for the couple to see each other for the first time and continued on with an array of portraits of the couple. With palm trees, sandy beaches, and vibrant tropical colors, Mexico is a photographer’s visual paradise.
The setting for the wedding ceremony was absolutely stunning with meticulously placed accents of starfish and seashells. It was the perfect setup for a destination beach wedding.
Cocktail hour followed. A few rounds of Tequila shots were required and guests happily transitioned to the wedding reception. One of the things I loved about Nickole & Joe’s wedding, is that they spread out the location of the wedding, cocktail hour, and reception. The resort where we stayed was absolutely ginormous. You could spend a full day just walking around the property (and maybe not even see it all). By hosting each part of the wedding at a different location, guests had an opportunity to experience various parts of the resort. It was really done well.
But that was not all… Following the reception, there was the most amazing after party. A full bar, thumping music, accent lighting, and a circle of white sofas and tables were placed out on the beach for guests to gather around. Everyone changed out to more casual attire and hit the after party for more drinks and dancing. It was truly the best way to conclude a day full of celebrations.
Check out this fun slideshow of Nickole & Joe’s destination wedding in Mexico for even more highlights of the wedding.
Check out highlights from our first day in Mexico, an excursion through Playa Del Carmen, and the couple’s rehearsal dinner to see more images from this destination wedding in Mexico.