destination wedding

Sandals Ochi Ocho Rios, Jamaica Destination Wedding | Jessica + Wes

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When a couple asks you to go with them to Jamaica for their wedding you say “Absolutely YES!!!” We’d met Jessica and Wes on their trip to Vegas where we photographed their session at The Neon Museum and Downtown Vegas. They felt like old friends from day 1. You can imagine my excitement when I got a call from Jessica asking if we could go to Jamaica for their destination wedding with their closest friends and family! I was pretty much packing my bags, while replying! lol In all seriousness, though, it’s been amazing to travel for weddings and we absolutely love being a part of something so special as our couple’s destination wedding.

On the day of the wedding, I met up with Jessica and Wes while they were still getting ready in their suite at the gorgeous Sandals Ochi Resort in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Again, their warmth and sweet personalities really made me feel so welcome and it was like I was their with good friends!

Although it was humid and it was a rainy morning, the rain stopped just in time for them to have their first look and some portraits before heading to the chapel! We couldn’t have been happier for the change of weather!

The resort chapel was breathtaking at the end of the pier and with it’s glass floor aisle and panoramic water views! Not only was the location dreamy, but Jessica’s dad performed their ceremony and it was truly beautiful, full of personal vows, happy tears, and love for days!

After their ceremony, we went into family and group shots before moving into more portraits of the newlyweds. Then, we moved over to their reception overlooking the ocean. Surrounded by their nearest and dearest, Jessica and Wes had the Jamaican destination wedding of their dreams and I couldn’t be more excited to finally share a few of my favorites today on the blog!

If you are planning a destination wedding, we’d love to join you and capture your amazing day too! We love traveling to weddings so much that we don’t charge travel fees to a lot of popular destinations and when we do charge a travel fee, they are minimal! Let’s chat soon! XO

Las Vegas Dry Lake Bed Elopement | Lowri + Jonathan

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Lowri and Jonathan came all the way from England to get married at the El Dorado Dry Lake, just 45 minutes outside Las Vegas. They were super sweet and just so happy to be together getting married on their terms. They had a lovely and meaningful ceremony performed by our favorite, Peachy Keen Unions! Afterwards we just let the two of them take it all in!! There was lots of love + laughter, and even some dancing to their favorite song! It was exactly what they wanted and we couldn’t be happier to have shared it with them.

Red Rock Country Club Destination Wedding | Gemma + John

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Gemma and John traveled all the way from Australia to have the ultimate destination wedding in Las Vegas and traveled along the U.S. west coast and Mexico to celebrate!  I just love it when couples have epic travel adventure honeymoons! But, not only did they travel to Vegas from Australia, but so did 40 of their closest friends and family! I don't know about you, but to me, when people are willing to travel such a long distance to witness your wedding, it must mean you are oh so loved! Or, maybe you just really love to travel...nah, I'm betting on love.  I'm sure of it actually, because after getting to know Gemma and John ourselves we can totally see why they are loved by so many! 

Gemma was able to plan an amazing wedding day at Red Rock Country Club with the assistance of Gina, Director of Catering extraordinaire and everything turned out brilliantly! We met up at Red Rock Country Club and arrived while Gemma was getting the finishing touches to her hair and makeup by the team at Ruby Finch Salon, who do an amazing job and are so just the sweetest ever! Since they decided on not doing a First Look, Jason and I photographed them separately before the ceremony and then we did the Bride and Groom formal portraits after!  Once we were all done with photos, it was time to go in for their reception, which started off with some really heartfelt toasts, yet another testament to how much these two are really loved!

G+J: We hope you had an amazing time honeymooning and are enjoying being newlyweds! We wish you a lifetime of adventures and love! XO 


Vendor Love: 

Photography: The Emerics | Venue: Red Rock Country Club | Florals: City Blossoms | Hair + Makeup: Ruby Finch Salon | Cake: Las Vegas Custom Cakes