Mary Grace + Arturo celebrated their wedding at the new Tierra Tropical Beach Club in San Pancho, Nayarit. It was the first wedding ever at this venue, a cool experience photographing in our old stomping grounds but at a brand new location. From the start, that moment we chatted on skype on a ridiculously hot evening in Oaxaca and a cool one in New York, I knew this was the beginning of a real life friendship. They didn’t even bat an eye as I nearly melted in the intense Oaxaca heat, sweating profusely on the video call, true friendship starts with acceptance they say now don’t they?! But in all seriousness, we clicked. A few months before Mary Grace and Arturo’s wedding in San Pancho, we were in New York and spent an evening roaming their barrio plastered with brilliant street art, eating amazing food and chatting all things everything seamlessly moving between English and Spanish, gushing about Mexico, culture, travel and life, we felt right at home. After that night we were even more excited. Flash forward to last November, seeing them together on their big day was a treat. Mary Grace and Arturo balance one another in so many ways, they bring out this feeling of total ease, acceptance and love in each other and in those around them, we feel lucky to have been able to experience this feeling while celebrating them. Their wedding ceremony was a dream at the local town church that we absolutely adored, full of character and interesting light, followed by an all out dance party at the absolutely stunning Tierra Tropical. Mary Grace and Arturo are two special souls to us and to those around them, real and authentic, beautiful inside and out, our dear friends and spectacular human beings, we are grateful to have been part of their wedding. Also, as luck would have it, we will be visiting them soon and you’ll find us sipping on mezcal and catching up in all of our languages, as we do. We’re excited to share their wedding story here on our blog, so on that note, ¡felicidades a Mary Grace y Arturo! We love you guys.