MARIANNA + ALFONSO | San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Some weddings just have it all. Stunning couple, electric energy, affectionate families, unique location… And some weddings have all of this PLUS traditional giant puppets, an eclectic collection of Mexican folk art, pyrotechnics, and colorful, multi-costumed performers.

Marianna and Alfonso live in Monterey, Mexico, but they chose to have their wedding around San Miguel de Allende so they could have their ceremony at the Sanctuario de Atotonilco, a jaw-dropping Unesco World Heritage church. The crowd of over 500 guests overflowed into the church’s side chapels and out into the street below while cardinals performed a traditional Catholic marriage ceremony and opera singers’ voices echoed against the 300 year old walls. Despite the large guest count, Marianna and Alfonso were in their own little love bubble; exchanging glances, clutching each other’s hands, Marianna affectionately resting her head on Alfonso’s shoulder. It was as though they were alone and this ceremony was just for the two of them. Behind them their families shed tears of joy for these two who are just so obviously in absolute adoration of one another. It was a ceremony that brought goosebumps to my arms and tears to my eyes and one that I will never forget.

Just down the road from the church, the largest tent we’d ever seen was erected in a field, covered in flowers, and filled with 500 dressed-to-the-nines, ready-to-party people! And party they did. All. Night. Long. Glowsticks, props, and even Cassandra, their headless mannequin friend, made an appearance on the dance floor. It was completely and utterly epic.

The next day we took Marianna and Alfonso around the historic town of San Miguel for a few portraits in some of our favorite spots. They trekked along the cobblestone streets like pros, up for absolutely anything we asked of them. Crowds cheered and cars honked in celebration as they passed and it was as though the party continued to follow them wherever they went.

Mexico is our favorite place in the whole world and our weekend celebrating Marianna and Alfonso made us fall in love with it even more. We are so grateful to Marianna’s sister Priscilla (a wedding photographer) for encouraging her sister to get in touch with us and we are so honored to have had the privilege to document their incredible wedding weekend.

 

{13 Comments}

  1. Ben Chrisman

    It’s always a treat to see what you two do at a wedding. Such great seeing here.

  2. Priscilla Falcon

    Absolutely breathtaking !!!!! Thank you guys so much, for your kind hearts and amazing art !!!! We love you 😘✨🙌

  3. Veronica

    stunning shots, as usual!

  4. Daniel

    Absolutely next level photography.

  5. Lorena Moeller

    Gracias por estar y ser parte de nuestra alegría. Y captar todos estos momentos que harán que siempre los revivíamos en nuestros corazones 😘😘😘

  6. Elle

    So beautiful! In love with your work

  7. Christina

    Wow!!! Blown away (not that I’m surprised)… the light, the emotions and the creativity. Just gorgeous!

KAVYA + PRANAY | Nashville, TN

Kavya and Pranay’s wedding weekend was the perfect expression of East meets West. At the Sangeet, colourful saris danced to the sound of a live American band as hands were tattooed with henna and mouths were fed from BBQ and ice cream food trucks. The Indian tradition of the baraat, when the groom makes his way to the ceremony to the beat of a drum, got a modern twist with a golf cart replacing the traditional elephant. And on the dance floor, Bollywood met urban hip hop. It was the perfect compromise; a fun and modern celebration that honoured their culture’s deep rooted traditions.

We are grateful to have had the opportunity to take part in Kavya and Pranay’s wedding weekend, while revisiting one of our favourite American cities. We were welcomed like family and fed endless amounts of delicious Indian food and we couldn’t have asked for anything more!

{7 Comments}

  1. Sean LeBlanc

    Absolutely stunning photography! I’m always amazed by how you both capture a wedding day. So inspiring…

    Sean.

  2. Kabz

    Absolutely stunning set of images and so refreshing seeing such a dynamic insight to an indian wedding

  3. Carolyn

    Oh boy Daniel and Davina yo guys rocked yet a again! Stunning.

  4. Harry Richards Photography

    These are some of the most consistently brilliant photos I’ve see throughout a full day. You folks are brilliant.

  5. Chiara

    The thing that you have with the light….

ERIKA y VICTOR | Liguerre, Spain

Four years ago, a group of five Spanish photographers invited us to stay with them in a small town outside Madrid to teach a workshop. They said they would take care of everything and all we had to do was show up and teach. We had no idea what to expect, but we thought, “why not!” Victor and his friend Pedro picked us up from the airport, and despite the language barrier, we could tell immediately that we were in for a lot of fun. Over the next two days, we had one of the most rewarding teaching experiences of our careers and it was really difficult to say goodbye to this incredible group with whom we had had such a great time, but we knew we were leaving having acquired lifelong friends.

Victor made it clear that this was not the last time that we would hang out together as he planned on proposing to his girlfriend Erika and he wanted us to be their wedding photographers. Victor was true to his word in more ways than one as he included us in every step of the process. He even sent us a photo of the ring before he popped the question, and a selfie of them as a newly engaged couple in Greece!

Victor is one of our favorite working wedding photographers today, so I’ll admit that the closer his and Erika’s wedding got, the more nervous I started to get. However, as soon as we arrived to the small, abandoned town of Liguerre de Cinca, and we were greeted by Erika and Victor’s warm, excited energy, we were just happy to be reunited with an old friend. And Erika was just as Victor had described her: kind, sweet, and beautiful, and we loved her immediately.

Erika and Victor put much thought into how they wanted to celebrate their union. They settled on a typical European wedding, opting for a ceremony in a 14th century church, and complete with their favorite traditions like showering the bride and groom with rice as they exit the church, and dancing until the early morning. They planned surprises for each other: Victor gave Erika a ring she had been coveting, and Erika made an uncharacteristic move for her and declared her public love for Victor at the reception! What they did not expect however, was that other people had surprises in store for them too. There was an amazing little restored car to get to and from the church, and, my personal favorite, a hot air balloon ride and in the field across from the wedding venue. They danced until the early morning, in typical Spanish fashion, and we were in bed at 7am!

Erika and Victor were excited, happy; they just enjoyed every minute of their wedding weekend, and this is exactly what makes a wedding a complete joy for us to document. We are so grateful to have been entrusted with documenting it all, and just for being invited along for the ride!

{8 Comments}

  1. Uriel Coronado

    Gracias por habilitar los comentarios, 3 de mis fotógrafos reunidos en estas imágenes, felicidades.

  2. Khoa

    You guys just keep getting better! That 2nd photo looks like a painting! Mind blown!

  3. Matthieu Cane

    Simply stunning ! A lot of inspiration for me, thank you.

  4. Francisco Tabasco

    Una grata impresión ver que pasaron por mi país.
    Cada día puedo ver como no paran de superarle esto es increíble,
    cuando miras cada foto puedes ver que cada imagen tiene vida y sentimientos ,uno puede sentir la magia de esta boda.

  5. Will

    Beauty embraced with compassion.

  6. Beat Mumenthaler

    Love your work so much!
    Kindest regards from Switzerland!

    Beat

  7. Aric Hoek

    What an amazing set of images! Artists.

  8. J Hoque

    Wow. Your work is amazing! Discovered you both on a fellow photographer’s Facebook status. Glad I did. :-)