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Mat + Alexis – Cancun, Mexico – Destination Wedding Photography

We’re about to throw a wrench in your plans. To all the couples who are planning a wedding and are to the point of considering a destination elopement, keep reading. To all the couples who are happy planning their stateside wedding, scroll to the photos!

Mat and Alexis first contacted us in March of 2020 to hire us for their wedding plans to be held at the gorgeous Powel Crosley Estate in Sarasota, Florida. It was a match made in heaven when we had the pleasure of talking with them over our initial Zoom consult. We couldn’t wait to make their dreams come true with amazing wedding and engagement photos.

Next chapter: pandemic and quarantine of 2020. Alexis and Mat had reached a point in their wedding planning of no return – difficulties with friends and family being able to join them in the festivities planned. Mat and Alexis set up a phone call with us saying “we have to talk with you guys about something.”

Garry and I of course extended our hearts out to all the couples that were experiencing wedding planning setbacks because of the pandemic and shutdowns, and never wanting to risk the health concerns of dear friends and families. The phone call took an unexpected turn when Alexis started in:

“We are canceling our wedding in Sarasota.”

*Deep Sigh*

She continued, “Instead… we’re going to have a destination wedding in Cancun, Mexico! BUT – we don’t want to make the change unless you guys are willing to come with us. We absolutely love you both and wouldn’t have it any other way.”

*Silence* (and Stacy bouncing up and down in her seat with excited giggles)

Garry finally chimed in, “Um, YES! Of course, we will come with you!”

And so, here is the short long story of an incredible destination wedding at Finest Playa Mujeres in gorgeous Cancun, Mexico between Mat and Alexis and 30 of their closest family and friends. Needless to say, the backdrop that this resort provides and the all-inclusive amenities offered make it pretty hard to beat. And not to get into hard numbers, but from what Alexis shared with us it actually works out to be very cost-effective with an average wedding budget. Plus, you can piggyback off the wedding for an extended stay at the resort and call it your honeymoon!

If you’re considering or even planning a destination wedding, we’re happy to share everything we’ve learned from an insider’s perspective. We give it 5 out of 5 stars as far as luxury, unparalleled client relations, amenities, gleaming beaches, stunning ceremony site, and a parrrrtttyyyy on a rooftop for the incredible reception at Finest Playa Mujeres destination wedding. We have tips and tricks we’ve picked up along the way on how to best prepare for an incredible experience for you and your hand-picked guests at the wedding.

June 29, 2021

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