Agnes and Dustin met each other in Mexico 2 years ago while vacationing with friends. Not knowing each other at all but staying in the same building, the two soon crossed paths and quickly developed a friendship. Unbenownst to them however it would grow into something more. (Let's just say they had more than Mexico in common.) Upon returning from their vacations they decided to keep in touch, developing a close bond one which soon bloomed into that thing called love.
I got the chance to meet Agnes while I was in Ontario last summer photographing this country DIY wedding. She told me all about her boyfriend and I got to know the hilarious Dustin over drinks and dinner. I loved them. They have such an easiness between them. Everyone gets along with them, everyone loves them. I have to be honest, I wanted to be a part of their day. Photographing it.
Fast forward to January of this year. My awesome assistant in love and life- Ben and I got flown down to Mexico for their wedding. I was a bit sentimental as we had not been to Mexico since our honeymoon- just 6 years prior. Me- excited? Just a tad.
67 of their closest friends and family also flew in, (mostly together on the same flight) and set the tone for the entire week with karaoke, late night 'catch phrase gaming' and crazy episodes of laughter, including the MOH mixing drinks behind the swim-up bar? Ahem... nevermind. Forget I even said that. Oh and one more thing- make sure to scroll to the end. Pool Party at midnight? yeah... you betcha.
The wedding itself was held at the Grand Bahia Principe just an hour outside of Cancun. The weather? Bliss. The breeze? Just right. The waves? You guessed it. All the guests sunk their feet in the sand as they awaited their sun-kissed bride to walk down her beach aisle and marry her handsome groom. As the sun set and they said their vows I stopped, looked out to the waves crashing in and thought, man. This is one perfect wedding.
Thank you so much Agnes and Dustin for trusting in us while only meeting us a couple times before the big day. We are so happy to call you guys our friend and we cannot wait to see you both soon.
Ash n' Ben
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3rd Shooter/Assistant - Marc Zimalka