Oaxaca Destination Wedding | Katie + Ricardo

 

Katie and Ricard, what a wedding! It was a match made in heaven from day one – in our first email exchange, Katie’s started out with … “what’s your availability” … in order to be able to plan their wedding around working together, a true sign that it was going to be an incredible experience. In six months they planned their dream wedding and it was not only one of the most emotional days I’ve ever had, it was also insanely beautiful in every sense. Planned and executed by Marcela González, every moment and every detail was absolutely breath-taking. We got to spend fourteen hours photographing these beauties along with their warm and loving families and friends, all of whom opened their arms and hearts to us, we felt right at home.

The first look was a moment that I will never forget. When Ricardo saw Katie for the first time he choked up big time, gazing at her and then wiping his eyes, on repeat, he was mesmerized by his stunning bride. Katie was in the same boat, they were adorable, nervous, excited and quite literally could not stop stealing glances. As they read the handwritten letters they’d prepared for this moment, neither Katie nor Ricardo could hold it together, and the raw emotion took over, it was absolutely beautiful to feel and see the immense love they share. This moment that set the tone for their entire loved-filled wedding day.

Their wedding unfolded with so much life and excitement, from exploring the Jardin Etnobotanico, to their lovely ceremony at Sangre de Cristo church in the City center, to a most fantastic and lively calenda followed by a phenomenal party at the Quinta Real that finished with a Mariachi band who handed to mic to Ricard’s father for a few epic songs. Everyone in attendance was incredibly present, wildly happy and enjoyed the most brilliant of celebrations. We are so happy to have crossed paths with Katie and Ricardo … the type of people that hear you’re coming to New York and send you an unsolicited yet much appreciated email with all their favorite places, things to do and see and an invitation for a city bike ride (insert heart explodes). We feel mighty lucky to have them in our lives and are excited to make even more memories together this summer in their neck of the woods. We thrilled to share their wedding story and feel very grateful for the experience of their glorious Oaxaca wedding, congrats to these two amazing souls, all the love for y’all!

Photos by Roque Reyes and yours truly | Wedding Planner Marcela González