This was a wonderful exciting adventure to Cancun for a Destination wedding. This is the first out-of-country destination wedding I have done, and it was AMAZING.
It was so much fun to be apart of Fernando and Gwendle's beautiful day.
This amazing couple from Texas contacted me only a few weeks before their wedding, because their initial photographer canceled. After a few arrangements, I agreed to take on the job.
I invited one of my dear photographer friends Kiley out of Basalt Colorado and off we went! A few minutes after we arrived in Cancun, we loaded up on a bus and headed to the hotel.
With a very bonding ride with the bride's family, we eventually arrived at the Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya about 40 minutes out of Cancun.
A few minutes of exploring was all it took to completely blew me out of the water! It was amazing. All inclusive resort with all the food, drinks, beaches, snorkeling, and pools you can imagine!
If anyone knows anything about me, they know I love to travel and that adventurous lifestyle.
This was my first "Vacationy" trip, but boy was it nice to relax and enjoy the sun.
The wedding was on Saturday and the party lasted way into the night! It was so much fun and naturally I was apart of the family by the end of the night!
The next morning was a hard one, leaving the sun, ocean and new friends behind, but we adventured our way back to the airport taking the public transportation.
Up until this point we assumed that arrangements were made to get us back to the airport for our flight - but to our surprise there wasn't.
Instead of freaking out (Kiley did for a second) I got excited for a little adventure and excitement to see the real culture.
With a little convincing, Kiley and I boarded the commuter bus to the Playa Del Carmen about 20 minutes away.
I sat next to a wonderful guy Oliver and instantly sparked up a beautiful conversation. We instantly connected and talked about the deeper things in life.
When we arrived, Oliver joined us and we stopped to grab some Tacos and continued towards the bus stop (thankfully) with the help of our new friend.
It's amazing how such wonderful people show up in our lives when we need a little direction - we would have NEVER found the bus to the airport if it wasn't for him. (It was 5-6 turns and at least a mile away)
We boarded with 1 minute to spare.
As we got situated on the bus, we reflected on how smooth and beautiful the travels were to get us where we needed to be when we needed to be with only seconds to spare.
God directed Every. Single. Step.
By giving up control on how we anticipated or wanted our travels to go, we gave God the reigns and He led us in the path that we needed to go - in His perfect timing. Kiley and I both grew in our friendship, our understanding of the culture and our faith. We had disagreements, but that challenged us to love each other deeper with more empathy and understanding.
We returned back to our daily lives with a new trust in God and a beautiful, well needed rest.