This wasn’t our first small and intimate wedding in Playa del Carmen, but it was one of our favorites from the last year. We truly enjoyed this original wedding where Valeria and Alex, a young and very easygoing couple from Russia, made by themselves all the decorations and their wedding wear. The couple shared with us from the beginning their idea of a 100% documentary wedding photography and we simply loved it! The hotel they were staying at was beautiful with a lot of interesting spots for the photo session and many details all around, so we started at their honeymoon suite for the getting ready shots. The light was beautiful at the room and the couple – a little bit shy, but Erik and I were keeping our distance at all time so they could have their space and privacy during the getting ready session. Then we were just following them everywhere, sometimes giving some suggestions or ideas. Bride’s father and his wife were also present at the wedding ceremony, it was wonderful to see him smile and even crying watching his unique daughter getting married! Now I’m thinking that it is probably better to see this documentary wedding story in state of reading it, so I will just leave the images tell about this sweet and original wedding at Playa del Carmen with Valeria and Alex. And we would really loved to see your comments at the end of the post!


Photography: Genya + Erik Shenko Photography
Wedding Planer: Mango Weddings Events 
Wedding Venue: Secrets Grarden, Riviera Maya
Celebrant: Anna G.