A Destination Wedding in Playa Del Carmen

We have had the best week away in gorgeous Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. We absolutely love it when we get to join our amazing couples for their destination weddings. Can you believe that in the last 14 months we will have shot in Australia, Hong Kong, India,ย  Mexico, Jamaica, Barbados & The Greek Islands. Not only that, but we’ve got several coming up this Winter, like Puerto Rico, Bahamas, Virgin Islands & Turks and Caicos!! The great thing is that we LOVE our couples as much as we love to travel so we hope it shows in our work ๐Ÿ™‚

Fiona and Bobby are one of our couples that we truly adore. Check out some of the best images from their gorgeous wedding in beautiful Playa del Carmen, Mexico!


Doesn’t Fiona look glamorous even before she slipped into her stunning wedding dress. Fiona, you look beautiful, I hope that’s Balmshell lip-gloss you’re wearing ๐Ÿ˜‰


The suites at the 5 star Royal, Playa del Carmen were to-die-for! They were so luxurious, you felt pampered every step of the way. Even with the stunning beach outside your door, they almost made you want to stay in your room all day… well almost.


Fiona had lots of little blue Tiffany & Co. boxes on her day with cute little hand made presents for her as well :). I love this shot of Fiona’s identical twin sister Jen helping her into her wedding gown.


… And this shot of Fiona and her girls.


After their awesome White Party on the beach the night before, Fiona and Bobby had such a breezy day… no stress…ย  they were so both relaxed before hand, you know they’re a perfect match!


Bobby and his boys laughed and joked around before the ceremony, they were all such a cruisey bunch and such a pleasure to photograph!


These have got to be the cutest flower girl and ring bearer ever! Aren’t they sweet ๐Ÿ™‚


I love the huge smile on Bobby’s face as he sees his future wife walk down the aisle! They were both SO happy to see each other!





I love this shot after the ceremony! Check out all of the cameras! Papa- Papa-Razzi!


The soft yellow colour scheme was so fitting for a gorgeous wedding by the beach. The bridesmaids looked so beautiful in their soft flowy yellow cocktail length bridesmaids dresses. Fiona’s bouquet of vibrant yellow orchids was perfect and stayed flawless through the fabulous wedding ceremony and into the late evening.



This is a great shot of the two new families having a good time together after the vows.


One thing we love as photographers is shooting through things. I love this shot Dave captured of Bobby through Fiona’s veil.



Fiona was such a beautiful and elegant bride.


… And Bobby was so charming!


See what I mean about the bridesmaids dresses! These girls looked fabulous!





After a late afternoon wedding, the sun was down in no time so we had to get even more creative with our shots. The wind picked up a bit so it made for some really cool shots of Fiona’s veil fluttering in the wind.


And the sapphire night sky was a gorgeous backdrop for this romantic shot! LOVE it!




The Royal in Playa del Carmen had so many great locations to take wedding photos. The bright coloured walls were perfect for a few shots.


One thing I love about night shooting is the moodiness and they way you can manipulate light to get some really dramatic shots. While the newlyweds relaxed together for a few moments alone we grabbed these cute little moment before the pre-reception cocktails began.




And now for some wedding reception fun!





Bobby and Fiona had such a gorgeous wedding reception and The Royal Resort did such an amazing job with the food… As they did all week! We dined on some delectable Surf n’ Turf and I tell you they sure know how to do some pretty succulent lobster at this resort and not to mention the desserts… Hmmm, that reminds me, I think I have a spinning class tonight!!!



During the wedding they had a hilarious awards ceremony called “The Clarkies”. It was meant to acknowledge some of the funniest and most memorable moments between their friends and family. It was really well done and they had some pretty sweet prizes, lol! During the speeches we had some moments filled with laughter too and also some tears and emotional moments as well. It really was a wedding to remember. We were busy putting together the same day slide show for the couple during the reception and took turns shooting and editing. We were happy to present some of our favourite story telling images ofย  the wedding for them at the reception. If you haven’t had a chance to see the same day slide show, check it out at the top of the post ๐Ÿ™‚


We absolutely loved the live band they found in Playa del Carmen! They had some serious skills and had everyone on the dance floor boogieing down!




What an amazing time away we had with Fiona and Bobby. We’d love to thank you guys again- SO much, for choosing us to photograph your wedding. You both made us feel so welcome like we were a part of the gang. We’re glad you love your photos as much as we do!! We hope you had a great honeymoon in Jamaica and an amazing start to your new chapter in your lives together. Here’s a little note we had to share with you that Fiona sent us after their wedding… Thanks again guys!

David and Charlotte

I can not tell you how many compliments that I have gotten about the beautiful photos you took at my wedding.

It makes me feel so proud when someone compliments your work because I knew that your talents would blow people away. From the moment I saw your work and met you two, I was beyond impressed. I was so excited for people to see them and especially the parents.

In fact I had one girlfriend of mine who showed her brother your photos and now I think he has contacted you about his own wedding. And then Bobby’s brother called us yesterday all excited because he saw you David on TV on Wedding SOS. The funny thing is that I saw that episode ages ago and had no idea that the best photographer in the business was you! Should have guessed.

Anyways I really can’t express not only how much everyone loved your photos but also how much they loved you guys. I don’t think I will ever get tired of hearing “Your photos are the most amazing photos I have ever seen!” or “Your photographers are so nice and good looking!”

I am so so so proud of your work and blown away by my wedding photos. Thank you so much for the thought, love and care you put into my wedding and for being the two coolest, hottest (looks and talent) photographers ever.

I hope that this is not the last that I have a chance to work with you two. I am looking forward to hopefully other projects in future and feel extremely blessed to have met both of you.

Much love


January 19, 2010 - 2:39 am playa del Carmen boutique hotels - One of the best place to enjoy the beauty of sea and the nature's elements.Situated in the beautiful Mexican coast, the Playa del Carmen is full of historical beauty that will make your wedding a truly memorable event.

December 18, 2009 - 11:09 pm Tim Halberg - great coverage! love the detail shots

December 18, 2009 - 5:49 pm Dave Biesse - Hi Beth, Our proofs can be seen at www.daveandcharlotte.com/events Thanks for the kind words :) Fiona and Bobby definitely made our jobs easy!!!

December 18, 2009 - 10:12 am Beth Llewellyn - Hi Charlotte and Dave, Great to meet you guys at Bob/Fiona's wedding in Playa (I am Brad Sumarah's girlfriend :). Hope you guys will have a nice break this holiday season! Love your work so much--have been showing friends and family.. everyone is blown away! Just a quick question--is there a way to get into all the pics that you guys took and to order them as well?? Thanks so much, Beth

December 15, 2009 - 1:06 am Yuriy - Nice set!

December 10, 2009 - 9:12 am greekliving - such beautiful pictures...the wedding looks amazing and so much fun! i think the best part of this photoshoot was the light!!! the colours are so bright and clear in every pic and the angles are very well chosen! keep it up!

December 8, 2009 - 12:27 pm Alicia Damron - So many great captures! The portrait of the bride against the yellow wall is stunning!

December 8, 2009 - 11:53 am Otto Haring photographer miami - Great composition, beautiful colors!

December 8, 2009 - 4:18 am Kevin Lam - Stunning!

December 7, 2009 - 7:10 pm Eric McCarty - Wow! Fantastic stuff! The group shots on the walkway are superb!

December 7, 2009 - 4:11 pm Geoff Heith - Love the shots though the veil...so great!

December 7, 2009 - 3:59 pm Sandra Regier - As always absolutely stunning! I love that you include the shot of Charlotte at night with the video light working with the couple.

December 7, 2009 - 2:51 pm michele bowman - beautiful photos!!! i am shooting a wedding at the exact same place in May, and now I'm even more excited, since seeing the awesome photos!

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