I recently got back from week long journey that encapsulated East Indian tradition with a perfect backdrop on the Mayan Riviera. The location was the Five-Star Gran Bahia Principe Tulum.
Again, my perfect weather record held up, but this is one time I wish it had not. The heat and humidity was staggering. It was hard to even walk to the swimming pool to cool off!
There was plenty of time for R&R but the wedding day was nothing short of perfect for Anita and Miren. The early morning started with the grooms preparation in his traditional East Indian attire.
After working with the groom for a short while I headed off to the brides preparation. I arrived to a scene that would be tough to top, even by Bollywood standards! There were multicoloured Saris, intricate jewlery and accessories. Being a photographer obsessed with details, this put a smile on my face.
The ceremony was in a picture perfect location, under a gazebo with the Caribbean Sea as a backdrop. I have shot many Hindu weddings, but to see all of the items and traditions brought to a beach was nothing short of amazing. The colours and lighting made it a beautiful ceremony to photograph.
This year I have become an expert in packing for destination weddings. I managed to fit 9 lenses, two camera bodies, two flashes, a rain cover, two iPods, a NetBook, a portable hard drive, battery chargers, accessories, and a week’s worth of protein bars into two small carry-on bags. These two bags actually weighed more than my overweight check-in bag that holds my lens belt and light stand!
The 2010 destination wedding tour has sadly come to an end. If you are getting married in 2011 and are planning a destination wedding, be sure to contact Boston Avenue before you book the onsite resort photographer. You have spent countless hours dreaming of and planning this day. You should have it documented properly so the memories last you a lifetime.