Mara & Niel

In August we travelled to Mexico for Mara (my beautiful sister in-law) and Niel’s wedding, it was amazing! So why Mexico for the wedding location? Well Mara lives in Mainland China, Niel lives in Hong Kong and both their families live in the USA (besides Caleb and I who live in Australia) so they wanted a destination close to where the majority of their families lived!

We (aprox 28 of us) stayed in a hacienda a block from the beach leading up to the wedding. There was our own private pool, chef, maid and bartender and we spent our days zip lining (not me), getting massages on the beach (me), swimming and having second dinners…better known as late night 70c tacos. Mara and Niel’s wedding was held on the beach in Bucerias and it was a real family affair…Mara’s Dad Larry conducted the ceremony, Mara’s mum (mom for all you American readers) Leslie did the flowers and I took the photos! Once the ceremony was over we were greeted by the biggest mariachi band I’ve ever seen and they were incredible, as well as making beautiful music they danced and made firework sounds with their mouths…the first time they did it we were all looking up into the sky trying to spot them!

Thanks to Mara and Niel for asking me to take your photos, Caleb and I had the most wonderful time! Also a big thanks to Katie who stepped in and took the family photos I needed to be in, you did a fantastic job. Lastly for the family members who think that there aren’t many photos in this blog post, there are way more, trust me I didn’t miss anything…enjoy!

 

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cuz Calahreply
September 11, 2013 at 02:09 PM

aMAZING PICTURES!! I can’t wait to go through it a second time!

Aunt Cillareply
September 11, 2013 at 07:09 PM

Loved the pics! Wish we could have been there. You captured the very sweetest moments, Amanda! Great job!

Jim Haggmarkreply
September 12, 2013 at 01:09 AM

I loved the pictures It really looks like Amanda captured the wedding. Jim Haggmark

Lynn Zautnerreply
September 12, 2013 at 01:09 AM

Awesome pictures. Beautiful wedding. I’m so happy for you.

Marareply
September 12, 2013 at 05:09 AM

THANK YOU for these AMAZING pics Amanda. You truly captured the day. Having you for our photographer made for a FUN photoshoot. Niel and I feel very honored that you would be our photographer.

Amandareply
September 12, 2013 at 09:09 AM
– In reply to: Mara

I had heaps of fun too!

Roxanne Thorson Piernickireply
September 12, 2013 at 07:09 PM

Beautiful Pictures. Congrats to Mara and Niel!!

Tulithareply
September 13, 2013 at 04:09 PM

This post is gush-worthy! Beautiful location, lovely pics and particularly love the mandals. Mara looks gorgeous!

😉

(Catch up soon, hey? xo)

Amandareply
September 13, 2013 at 05:09 PM
– In reply to: Tulitha

I’d love to catch up!

Deloris Foxreply
September 14, 2013 at 12:09 AM

Thanks Amanda! It almost makes up for being there – but not quite! Beautiful pictures. Love each one. Grandma

Carolyn Thorsonreply
September 17, 2013 at 06:09 PM

Great photos Amanda!!!

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