Tawny + Jerad’s Destination Wedding

This wedding is so dear to my heart.  My sweet, sweet cousin called me last year and told me she wanted to me to photograph her wedding!  It’s always an honor to have my clients pick me but when it’s family, it’s even more special somehow!  To know how much she appreciates and values what we do is so amazing and made us even more excited to get to spend their day with them!  So Tawny & Jerad decided to do a destination wedding in Playa Del Carmen at The Royal resort!  I have to say, their wedding really made me consider changing our Texas wedding plans and do the beach thing! ; )
Tawny’s dad’s best friend was the one to walk her down the aisle.   Them seeing each other for the first time … just insta-tears … Tawny cried, Alan cried, and of course you know I cried!  This was one of my favorite parts of day…. I just know how special this moment was to Tawny. 

And you know you can’t do a Mexican wedding without a mariachi band!

Tawny hadn’t seen the wedding band before the wedding.  Jerad picked it all out and even had it engraved inside the ring!If this isn’t true love, I don’t know what is…After the ceremony the newlyweds went back to their room for a little surprise outfit change…

How killer is this dress?!?!  I was practically drooling over it!  She said if she had found it before buying the first dress, she would have only bought this one!
Like seriously, get out of here with all your cuteness you two!! I can’t handle it! I think it’s pretty safe to say we all bonded over this weekend! <3

One of the amazing things about having a smaller wedding is that you can do a group photo of all the girls and all the guys!  I guess we all got the memo that coral and blue are so in right now! ; )
These two lovebirds, Rachel & Alan, were so great and such a pleasure getting to know over the weekend! <3Then the dancing began … : )

I love that you can see the moon in this one! : ) Raven, you’re so pretty! xoxo

Yep, I think this might be my favorite wedding of all time!  Tawny & Jerad, we love you guys and we are SO incredibly happy for you two!  We can’t thank you enough for asking us to be there with you!!


  • AlyssaJuly 16, 2014 - 10:02 am

    These are SO GORGEOUS!!!!! That dance floor is probably the coolest thing I’ve ever seen and those sparklers in the back were such a cool idea! 🙂 :*ReplyCancel

    • Michelle AbleJuly 17, 2014 - 9:41 am

      Thanks love! : ) Isn’t that fun!! I wish I could do sparklers like that at our wedding too! You should totally do that when you get married!! xoxoReplyCancel

  • Kelsey Upton ClarkJuly 16, 2014 - 9:34 pm

    um…i looooooooved everything about this! everything. way to go sweet friend!!!!! she will cherish there forever and always!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

    • Michelle AbleJuly 17, 2014 - 9:41 am

      awwww thank you Kelsey! You are the sweetest!!! xoxoReplyCancel