Punxsutawney Phil may have just predicted six more weeks of winter, but Angéle and Andrew’s Isla Mujeres wedding is heating things up. We love that the couple avoided any stress of not meeting the professionals for their destination wedding ahead of time by bringing down their favorite vendors from Seattle with them to Mexico. Barbie Hull and Andy Shepard ventured across the continent to capture the tropical and romantic beach wedding, including adorable moments with the couple’s son during the ceremony!
Because it was destination wedding on a beach, we really wanted everything to reflect that- the decor, the vibe, our fashion, the drinks and so forth. Effortless, not stiff. Warm, not formal. Eclectic, not “perfect” though to us- it was!
We share the same moment — when my dad walked me down the aisle, our son ran to me from his place with Andrew to help his grandpa walk me down the rest of the way. So many tears!
The Couple Recommends:
Debra Hedeen! She took my post-baby-still-breastfeeding-bought dress and altered it as if it was made for my wedding body. She worked with me until it was perfect. And made my veil too!
Barbie Hull! from shooting our engagement photos in the middle of a fair to the wedding day to the two separate post-wedding shootings- the private catamaran and the trash the dress- she and Andy from Andy Shepard Photography were so FUN and got our vision. They were more like talented friends with really nice cameras than photographers we didn’t feel comfortable with. So much joie de vivre!
Anchored Memories! Bobby and Amy are a husband and wife team that are the best wedding videographers ever. Just like with our photographers, we felt such an ease and friendship with them. I still cry every single time I watch the video!
The photos and video were most important to us and we are so happy with who we chose. Doing a destination wedding from afar and planning it by yourself is super daunting, so taking both of these teams from home with us down is something I would recommend to any destination bride. We all got to experience it together and that definitely lent itself to their creative processes.