Kimberly and Keith were married on November 6th, with a ceremony on Akumal Bay Beach and a reception at the Secrets Akumal Bay Resort Tropical Garden.
On the day of the wedding, my second shooter, Gon Accogli, and I grabbed some getting-ready shots of these two lovebirds. Gon was with Keith, and I was with Kimberly—and we met up for a stunning first look and romantic picture session before the ceremony! Kimberly had been so stressed getting ready for the day, obsessively checking the weather because it was an outdoor wedding and they didn’t know what they would do if it rained—but when she saw Keith’s smile, you could just see all that worry melt away!
Keith and Kimberly flew out a musician, Jeremy Passion, for their ceremony, and he was amazing! He played for the ceremony as well as for the cocktail hour and first dance, and he covered all their favorite songs for them, including Stevie Wonder.
Of course, one of the most memorable moments of the wedding was when Kimberly’s father spoke. Kimberly had grown up listening to him teach in church, and he was such a powerful, emotional speaker. He poured so much love and thought into every word, and watching everyone else in the wedding party listen to his captivating speech was priceless. He brought the whole group to the point of both tears and laughter!
After the ceremony, it was off to party! Jeremy Passion played again for their first dance, and they shared a kiss under the fireworks. From there, it was just one big dance party, complete with an LED dance floor and a soul train line! These two and their friends and family really knew how to have fun, and Miriam at Secrets Akumal made sure the whole thing ran smoothly so everyone could just focus on dancing to their hearts’ content!
Of course, no destination wedding like this would be complete without a trash-the-dress picture in the water! One of my favorite pictures of the night was of the underwater kiss with a perfect reflection.
Keith & Kimberly, thank you so much for letting me be part of your amazing wedding day! It was such a pleasure to get to know you and so many of your wonderful friends and family!
Client Package: Everlast Wedding Collection with Post wedding Riviera Maya “Rinse the Dress” photo shoot adventure.
Travel Agent: Veronica Kastukevich out of Wallingford CT
Wedding Dress Vendor: The White Dress by the Shore – Clinton, CT
Wedding Dress Designer: Hayley Paige – Remmington Gown
Musician: Jeremy Passion
Venue: Secrets Akumal, Miriam coordinating