claire & adam – riu palace riviera maya wedding

Claire and Adam were meant to be…it just took them a little time to figure that out! Friends since high school, it wasn’t until years later when living across the country from one another, that the timing was finally right for these two lovebirds to figure out they couldn’t live without each other.

One fateful night on a return trip to her hometown in Ontario, Canada, over beers and a plate of wings, Adam looked at Claire and said “Move home.” And she realized that he had always been ‘The One’. The rest, they say, is history!

When it came time to plan their wedding, the Bride and Groom decided that since they would be having friends and family from around the world attending their celebration, a destination wedding in the Riviera Maya, one of their most favorite vacation spots, was the perfect place for them all to come together.

Claire, not one for bridal dress shopping, did what any Bride-to-Be does these days: She hit Pinterest! She found her perfect beach wedding dress from the comfort of her own house, and then drove from Hamilton, Ontario with her Mom, to Ann Arbor, MI to find it at The Gown Shop. It was the only dress she tried on that day. With tears in her eyes she said “Wrap it up!” Her advice to brides?

“Keep it simple. Don’t overthink it. Go with what YOU feel your best in!”

Adam and Claire had their beach wedding at The Riu Palace Riviera Maya. The Father-of-the-Bride was the wedding officiate, giving their wedding ceremony a special touch, and making it one to remember.


We asked Claire what the most important element of her wedding day was, and she said it was sharing it with friends and family.

“We had already had such a wonderful few days all together before the wedding, that we felt overjoyed and overwhelmed with love! When you do a destination wedding you eliminate a lot of the stress and it gives you time to think about what really matters.”

Claire and Adam, Congratulations! You were such FUN to work with, and we wish you every happiness as you embark now on life’s greatest adventure: Parenthood! (That’s right! This beautiful couple are expecting their first baby around Leap Year!) You think you felt overjoyed and overwhelmed with love on your wedding day? Just you wait…

***AND HEY! If you love these photos are looking for a Riviera Maya wedding photographer, then contact us today for a free consultation!

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