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Never ending Story

Photography by Vincent Ribon, assistants Alfredo & Vincent

This wedding production is definitively one our crown jewels. Stephanie and Brett, beautiful young people from New York organised what seemed a never ending wedding story. They treated their guests during four days non stop with only the best. Every night had a special theme, reflected in the food, lavish decoration and even the brides appearance. What also impressed me was the way the wedding dinner/party was organised, very dynamic, which showed proof of experienced party organising talent! Let me introduce to you the mastermind behind all this: delicate of presence but a lion in business, Robin from New York. She took a crush on our Caribbean and Banyan Tree, Mayakoba in particular as the perfect luxury destination wedding venue were all the staff is attending to meet her high demands. Every single detail has to be just perfect and therefore she had her loyal team of decorators and florists flown in from New York City, with decoration and flowers including! We are excited to have exceeded her high expectations contributing to such a professional and opulent production. It pushed us to the top and expand our limits… the best stimulation for our creativity and skills, rewarded with a yet another publication in one of the most exclusive wedding style magazines: Grace Ormonde.

 

Contemporary & photojournalist Wedding Photography

Photo by Vincent Ribon

Contemporary & photojournalist Wedding Photography

Photo by Vincent Ribon

Knowing this was going to be a splendid production, we invited our talented friend and colleague Ben Norman from Pure Love Films to join once again our forces and develop one of our unique multimedia slideshows. A click on the image below will lead you to our vimeo page.

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To celebrate their first anniversary Stephanie and Brett came back to Playa del Carmen and asked me for an anniversary photo shoot. To complete the image collection we had shot during their four days wedding celebration I decided to get the most particular  aspects of our unique environment in the picture and invited them for an underwater session in a cenote, followed by some pictures at one of the most spectacular and yet virgin beaches of the area. Jump and take a dive with us…

TIP FOR BRIDES: Even if “Trash the Dress” session has become the latest fashion word in the wedding industry, we understand that you just aren’t very seduced by the idea of “trashing” that treasured gown. Besides the fact that getting into the water does not trash your dress at all (thats why we prefer to call it an underwater – or day after session), a good alternative is to buy one of those light fabric beach dresses. This will give you much more liberty in your movements and it often also gives nicer forms, as it floats easier in the water and you don’t have to be worrying one single minute if the dress is going to survive this experience; you can just relax and have fun!
Stephanie had a great idea by adding a big fantasy necklace to complete and balance her “lighter” outfit with an elegant touch.

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Keep on rocking you Baby

Photography by Vincent Ribon & assistant Alfredo

From the start Daniela and Mazen’s wedding fascinated and excited me in it’s particularity. I knew it was going to be different of any other wedding I had shot, but I had no idea…
A true church ceremony in the caribbean might not be that common. Yet it was not just like any other church wedding. For the first time in my life, I witnessed husband and wife beeing crowned. This following the Maronite wedding ceremony called “the mystery of crowning”.

Maronites, Catholics of near eastern origin grown out of the ancient Aramaic Antiochan, have their roots in Syria and later spread to Lebanon, home country of Mazen, where maronites live as a catholic minority next to a Moslem majority.
The Mystery of crowning, reflects the mystical wedding that eternally unifies Jesus and the Church.  Crowning signifies the beginning or establishment of a new kingdom which is based on mutual love.  The meaning of the crowning derives from the meaning of Baptism.  When we are baptised we are incorporated into the kingdom of God and raised to the dignity God’s children. Spouses to be, therefore, are crowned with a mission to build a little Christian kingdom, their home and family.  They will minister to them with the dignity of a“king” and “queen”.  They will increase God’s kingdom with new members, fruit of their love, by begetting and educating their children according to the will of the Heavenly King.

Daniela and Mazen did not want their wedding to be so formal and consciously choose for something different. From the preparation at the Hard Rock hotel with it’s particular ambience, through the unique ceremony and a party, dressed up with electrical colours, complete with belly dancers (a surprise and gift for Mazen from his red-hot wife); And Telefunka themselves for a Funky note to get the party started. Event coordinator Solen had a full team at work to coordinate the event as Mazen’s Lebanon roots, together with Daniela’s latin flavour indeed created an electric mix, the whole flavoured with Rock ‘n Roll!

 

 

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The party couldn’t keep Daniela ans Mazen from an (early) wake up for their trash the dress photoshoot the next day. To start such sessions I like to begin in the more intimate atmosphere of a cenote and go to the beach afterwards, where the sun, such as the energy get high!

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Sexy 

Photography by Vincent Ribon & Alfredo Peral, assistants Melissa y Jasive

“Fashion” was the answer I got to the question to describe their wedding in two words. Not from the bride, but from the man himself. I was grateful to hear this, as it gave me the opportunity to get back to my roots, the underestimated beauty of portraiture, adding a glamourous touch to the actual trend of wedding photojournalism. And ‘Fashion’ is hot, as one of our shots of Jacqueline and Fransisco’s wedding got awarded by the International Society of Professional Wedding PhotographersNothing to allege against, the eco park Xcaret is still one of the most divers and fascinating wedding venues. This was actually the first time I had to witness a ceremony at the ‘Caracol’. Being mostly nothing more than a passageway, it now turned into the backdrop of an intimate wedding ceremony, offering the time and the opportunity for the most fairy-like shots. 

To cover this glittering wedding I had the pleasure to be accompanied, besides my loyal 2nd shooter Alfredo, by two charming and above all talented ladies. And Ladies, this groom was a true Party killer, even if the party blew off only after all of our 4 cameras were shut down. As several of the couple’s friends are locally known, we preferred to center this slideshow on the captivating couple.

 

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  • Fotografia Ślubna Gdańsk - September 17, 2014 - 2:59 pm

    Wow! Stunning work. I love the colours and your frame ideas. You have also captured nice elements of that interesting venue. Nicely done :)

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Easy like Sunday Morning

Photography by Vincent Ribon & assistant Alfredo

As their friends use to say, “Chezlie and Joey do it all reverse”. After the birth of their daughter 7 years ago and their little boy of 3, they decided to get married! The two grew up together and even if it took some time, all of a sudden, “I recognized that it was you, that it has always been you and always will be you”, as Chezlie described their relationship.

As for Chezlie and Joey the calming effect that sun, sand, a soft breeze and a drink with an umbrella in it can create, the choice for a destination beach wedding went without thinking. Then the planning process was carefully elaborated together with destination wedding planner Kimberley Richmond as they wished their wedding to be fun, classic, “easy like Sunday morning”, intimate and beautiful, with a party filled with love, joy and laughter. As planning a destination wedding needs precisely chosen descriptions to make clear to vendor who live hundreds of miles away what you have in mind, Chezlie came up with “the look like an old cathedral: rich and textured feel, heavy dark, rustic woods, accompanied with intricate metals, lots of color, lace and candlelight”. Latin Asia Flowers, together with the decor of Alquimia pulled the job off to translate this ambience in the setting of sun, sea and palmtrees. So Chezlie and Joey could just relax, sit back and enjoy!

 

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