Mexico Destination Wedding – Xcaret Pamela & Josh Awarded Wedding

Planning a Mexico Destination Wedding?

If you’re planning a Mexico destination wedding, you need to check out this post. Xcaret is one of the most beautiful destination wedding locations in Mexico, and probably in the world. It is a magical park that will accommodate you and your guests to have a real Mexican Wedding experience that will never forget.


Bride and groom at Xcaret Park in front of the candles by Capilla de los Suspiros portrait

The story

Pamela & Josh are one of those couples you want to be friends with. They are absolutely adorable inside & outside. Pamela is Mexican and Josh from The States and they have been together for 8 years. Pamela contacted me in January 2016, more than two years prior their wedding. They had a long 3 year engagement. Perfect for a couple like them, that likes to do things right and at their own pace. I met them on their first visit to the area to explore venues and Iimmediately fell in love with them.

They are two of the smartest and kindest souls we have photographed. Magaly & Javi, one of our former couples, who also had an espectacular Xcaret wedding, recommended us so we knew we were going to be a great match.    Their families were incredibly welcoming since day one, when we joined their rehearsal at the Chapel of Guadalupe at Xcaret Park. On day two we had the chance to spend most of the day with them. They hired us for a full wedding coverage therefor we got to capture all the beautiful and real moments around the celebration.


Birde holding up her train beside a wall of rocks and plants wedding gown by Ines Di Santo

Pamela & Josh did an extensive research on the different Mexico wedding resorts options to stay for their wedding weekend. Secrets Capri was their final choice and it was perfect for their Mexico destination wedding.

The wedding was held at Xcaret Park and they got ready at Secrets Capri. The gorgeous wedding gown is from Ines Di Santo, The decoration and flowers were made by Corazon Luxury Weddings and Video film by Gallardo Films.

The award winning images by This is Reportage

“This is Reportage” is an international photography association created in the UK destined to celebrate moments and real scenes at weddings. The association showcase is totally focused on photojournalism applied to weddings, nothing is posed or staged. Above all, they celebrate photographers letting life happen. We recently joined the association and now are proud to present our first Wedding Story awarded. We submitted 20 images from Pamela & Josh’s wedding. All of the images are real moments, candid situations creatively captured and we are extremely proud of them, because we know these photos are a treasure for these two beautiful families.

The review 🙂

In their own words, here you can read the Cancun wedding reviews they wrote about our work when they saw their wedding slideshow:


CITLA… WORDS CANNOT EXPLAIN, WE ARE AT AWEEE!!! These presentation is so fantastic and such a beautiful representation of the entire day. YOUR CAPACITY TO CAPTURE THE BEST MOMENTS, AAH!!! We cried, we laughed, we relived the entire experience all over again and for that.. THANK YOU!!! Thank you to you to Tamara to Sam, OMG, this is why you are the best one in the industry and in the world, the style, the angles and how elegantly you execute moment, you truly are able to stop time in a snap and preserve that feeling and moment forever. 
 We just showed it to Josh’s parents and they were laughing and crying and SO SO impressed, we have been sharing stories of the day and of how amazing and talented and nice you guys were that day and always. Thank you for putting this together, we are sure that the rest of the pictures will be perfect and absolutely magical just like the ones in this presentation. 
I just sent it to my parents, I can’t wait for them to see it and to tell you all about their reaction. 
Love you so so so much! You are the best and the most fantastic ever. 
Josh and Pam 

The 20 photos of the Wedding Story awarded

Bride with flowery bathrobe holding dress by the window with mother of the bride and bridesmaids getting ready in the foreground

Family moments drive us during the day.

Black and white photo of the Father of the Bride giving her a catholic blessing and praying in Mexico

We love how this image is such a great representation of how a Playa del Carmen Mexico Wedding looks and feels like. Tourists offering drinks while you walk all dressed up by the pool ready to get married 🙂

Tourist wearing an orange bikini offers a drink to a Groom wearing a tuxedo and he rejects it
Photo by Tamara

From all the Mexico wedding venues, we believe Xcaret is one of the most spectacular ones. One of the main reasons is the beautiful Chapel of Guadalupe for Catholic Ceremonies.

Entrance of the Chapel of Guadalupe at Xcaret Park with Bride and Father of the Bride waiting to enter with colorful walls
Photo by Tamara
Chapel of Guadalupe at Xcaret Park holding a ceremony while Bride and Father of the Bride walking down the aisle.
Photo by Tamara

Mother of the bride hugging groom at a Catholic Mexican Wedding Ceremony

Xcaret offers the Chapel service for Catholic wedding ceremonies.Mexico Destination Wedding Black and white photo of bride and groom praying on their knees at the Xcaret Chapel AltarClose up of bride and groom with lazo of an emotional moment during Catholic wedding ceremonyBride and groom black and white image of them walking out the aisle holding hands at Xcaret Park Chapel

The Caracol is part of the Xcaret wedding experience, a beautiful mayan architecture where you and your guests will be received by a prehispanic performance.

Mexico Destination Wedding Bride and groom meet their guests at El Caracol in Xcaret Park with fire, torches and mayan warriors

La Isla is such a wonderful spot for a wedding reception.

First dance creative point of view with string lights at La Isla Xcaret
Photo by Tamara

Wedding speech by maid of honor and bridesmaid at La Isla framed by string lights

Love capturing emotions during the day. Speeches time make our hearts beat fast to capture these kind of images.

Bride and groom at the head table emotional reaction to speeches during reception at La Isla XcaretBride walking on the dance floor with beautiful string lights and purple light

Bride and friends on the dance floor dancing a choreography of electric boogieBoquet toss at Xcaret party reception at la Isla Mexico destination WeddingGuest grabbed the garther and dances with it on the dance floorGuests dancing on the dance floor with dreamy blue light at Xcaret wedding reception

We love to play with light during reception time and capture all these little fun moments!

Bride and groom thirsty on the dance floor with funny faces drinking waterBride and groom dancing framed with guests arms with purple and blue led lights

Xcaret Weddings

Tamara and I have been a Cancun wedding Photographer s since 2016. We have loved every single wedding at this venue. Xcaret Park  is like a mini paradise. You have everything you need there for a fun day! It has more than 50 natural and cultural attractions to live many Mexican experiences. You can find many aquatic activities. For instance, floating your way through the underground river, swimming on the beach or snorkeling in the caletas. You can visit the aquarium, the aviary, the Butterfly pavillion, the Orchids garden and the many little islands with deers or jaguars. It has many spots with incredible real Mayan ruins. Awesome restaurants with Mexican options. And our most favorite activity, the night show, the Xcaret México Espectacular presentation. It is one of the best shows we have seen, it makes us feel proud of our country.

For your Xcaret wedding, their team is amazing. They are on it! They will make everything happen within schedule and make sure your day is as you always dreamed. The different locations make it extra exciting. Two different Chapels for Catholic ceremony mass, gorgeous areas for legal weddings and La Isla, La Hacienda, the Beach or an amazing new ballroom for an spectacular wedding reception.

Contact us!

Contact us for a quote for your Cancun Wedding Photos, you can check our Destination wedding packages Mexico starting prices here

Coming up on our next post

We have 3 new images awarded that will be shared soon! Can’t wait to share them with you all!

We also wanted to share with you wonderful news! Web Casamiento featured us in a list of the top 5 wedding photographers of México. Thank you so much for including us in your list!

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The truth is that the colors of your wedding photographs are exceptional. I would like to know what the model of your camera is and the lenses you wear. I congratulate you from Montevideo Uruguay.

Hola Alvaro!!
Gracias por tu comentario! Para esta boda usamos Nikon D750’s y la mayoría son hechas con el 35mm 2.0 🙂 Un abrazo grande, tengo mucha familia en Uruguay, en Punta del Este, ojalá que en una visita tenga la oportunidad de conocerte.

Thanks for Sharing Such an amazing destination for weddings.

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