There are so many different tropical locations throughout the country of Mexico to have your destination wedding! When we first moved to Mexico, we couldn't believe anywhere could be as stunning as Los Cabos with its dramatic waves and desert landscapes. Then we began photographing weddings in Cancun and the Riviera Maya and were amazed at the beauty of its calm turquoise waters on the Caribbean sea. Tulum captured our hearts with its hip vibe & swimmable white sand beaches.
Driving the long windy road to Punta Mita for the first time from the cute colorful town of Sayulita, we wondered what it would be like. We weren't disappointed! The beachfront village of Punta Mita is surrounded on three sides by the Pacific Ocean with acres of beautiful private beaches, hidden coves, and swaying palm trees - the perfect backdrop for your Mexico destination wedding. Punta Mita is also home to the most luxurious hotels in Mexico: The St Regis Punta Mita, the Four Seasons Punta Mita, and the new W Punta Mita. Popular with many stars like Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Charlie Sheen, Gwyneth Paltrow, James Marsden, and Kim Kardashian, it is an extravagant location to be pampered like a celebrity on your Mexico destination wedding.
The St Regis Punta Mita
The St Regis Punta Mita is simply an amazing venue for a wedding. Open up your magnum of champagne with a sabre as you overlook an infinity pool stretching to the ocean at the Altamira Lobby . Have your personal butler plan your spa day with your bridesmaids in the 10,000 square-foot Remède Spa. Enjoy the performance of fire dancers after the sun sets at your Welcome Dinner at the Beach Club. Our couples always tell us that the impeccable service is one of the reasons they choose the St Regis for their wedding. We agree! What we like about the St Regis is how smoothly the wedding is planned and how cooperatively the planners and staff work with everyone. And of course as photographers, we love the many beautiful locations. Having a variety of options for events all in one resort is great for couples planning a wedding weekend. For example, we have photographed Mexican themed Welcome Dinner by the Family Pool, then an All-White Party at the Seabreeze Bar, followed by the ceremony at the beach and then reception at the lawn at Areca. The St Regis can also host a large destination wedding with over 200 guests and can accommodate a tent reception. Throughout the property, there are special spots we love to shoot at like our favorite winding palm-lined pathway, a textured bamboo wall near the cabanas, a rocky outcrop on the beach, and the nooks of open shade in the spa
Bridal Portrait at a St Regis Punta Mita Wedding
I love the serenity of this bridal portrait. It perfectly reflects her calm happiness as she waited to see her husband-to-be for the first time. She is glowing! The bride had taken lots of time to get ready, enjoying the leisurely process in her bridal suite. Having photos of herself and of her and her groom together at the St Regis was very important to her, and she made it a priority to allocate lots of time prior to the ceremony for photos. This way she could enjoy some private time with her groom and not feel rushed after the ceremony trying to squeeze in portrait time with family photo time with cocktail hour celebration time. For this portrait, Chris actually lay on the floor of an entry way in the spa. I'm pretty sure the attendants thought he was crazy! He wanted to add interest to the image by incorporating the shimmer of the floor and using the lines of the floorboards to lead the eye. I love this Persian bride's gorgeous dress by Naeem Khan, her delicate bouquet, and her smile of anticipation.
This bridal portrait image and many more from this luxury wedding was featured in the print issue of Perfect Wedding Magazine.
Examples of Persian Weddings in Mexico
For more examples of Persian destination weddings in Mexico, please see the Featured Weddings section of the Chris+Lynn website here.