We are thrilled to show you one of our favorite recent weddings shot at the Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort near Akumal. Such a beautiful, emotional day with lots of laughter and tears of joy. Both Matt and Kristin were surrounded by their crew and their families as they got ready for their big day. It was super emotional for the parents as you can see.

Riviera Maya wedding

When we asked Kristin to recall her favorite part of the day and she didn’t hesitate: “Definitely the first look.  It was the moment that we were both most looking forward to (knowing Matt would cry), so it was extremely memorable when it happened and we got that first glimpse of each other and he finally got to see my dress (after months of speculation).  A bit more surprising was how much I cried too!  Any moments with my father were also really special – he was so happy and proud all day, and so overcome with emotion he was having trouble speaking – after all, I am his only child!”

wedding day first look

We always want to know why our couples choose a specific location for their destination wedding. Here are their reasons: “We wanted a resort that had a lot of activities and options for all of our guests and was kid-friendly, but we also wanted to feel special on the day.  The Grand Palladium only holds max of 2 weddings per day, so we knew that we would have a special experience.  Also, their wedding packages fit our vision perfectly!  In the end, it came out beautifully. The setup of the ceremony on the beach was exactly what we envisioned, and the flowers and decor were gorgeous.  It was exactly the vibe we had dreamed of.”

Riviera Maya wedding

Destination wedding

Large resorts can be a challenge for getting around, but they also offer a lot of interesting locations for photos. We loved the reception venue with the large LOVE sign and the reflective dance floor. As you can see, everyone had a great time – even the kids!

riviera maya wedding


Dress: Essense of Australia

Shoes: Toms

Ring: #1 Diamond Source

Invitations: Black Lab Studio (Etsy)

Videography: Vantage Point Films


Riviera Maya Wedding | Matt & Kristin

Author: Mike & Jennifer Lewis

Michael & Jennifer Lewis are happy to serve client’s with amazing Cancun destination wedding photography and are highly recommend as Cancun’s Best Wedding photographers on Wedding Wire.