Tradition Meets the Beach!


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.

Gran Bahia Principe Tulum

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.

Details!

Details!

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.

The Reveal

The Reveal

Placing the Garlands

Placing the Garlands

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.


About Andrew Pateras

Andrew has lived in the GTA all his life and a good portion of his adult life has been devoted to sales. He studied Business Information Systems Management at Ryerson University. From there, he worked in sales for tier one organizations such as Hewlett Packard, Epson and Intel. Then as North American Sales Manager for GAP Adventures, he gained even more experience in negotiation and client service. Andrew has been a licensed real estate sales person since 2006. In 2007, Andrew also began a new venture in professional photography. Over the next number of years, he travelled on assignment all over the world. This is why he is meticulous when it comes to your marketing images! To say Andrew's travel and photography experience is extensive would definitely be an understatement. He has journeyed to remote and exotic locations in 48 countries on all six continents in search of adventure and authentic cultural experiences. Whether it is diving with great white sharks in South Africa, in a cage with Bengal tigers in northern Thailand or perched atop a land cruiser, photographing rhinos and lions in the Serengeti, he has likely photographed any holiday experience you can imagine. In 2015, Andrew earned the Directors Platinum award from Royal LePage for outstanding sales performance. Andrew's commitment as your real estate professional is to provide you with the specialized real estate service you deserve. Whether you're buying or selling, contact him with any questions that you may have. His promise to you is that your experience will be both stress-free and enjoyable. His focus is always YOU and the results you can expect from him.

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