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Rain Couldn’t Stop These Grooms at Their Intimate Playa Del Carmen Elopement

Grooms holding hands on beach

In true tropical weather fashion, it rained for a week straight in Playa del Carmen leading up to Ben and Anthony's big day.  Despite a particularly windy storm the morning of, everyone involved said a resounding “Heck yes!” to a potentially overcast wedding on the beach.  Within two hours, however, the weather had cleared and the sun came out to stay for the first time in days!  

Anthony and Ben's lively energy, and their gratitude for one another, was nothing short of inspiring. Keep scrolling to see all of the amazing photography of this spontaneous and love-filled elopement at Sandos Playacar  taken by Samantha Sutarova .  The full gallery at the bottom of this page is guaranteed to make you smile - these grooms' joy and energy is absolutely contagious!

Aerial view of save the date, other stationery, and accessories

Groom buttoning groom's shirt cuff

Groom in blue suit adjusting groom's shirt in front of concrete wall

Grooms holding hands walking away from camera amidst tropical fauna

Portrait of groom in front of tropical leaves Portrait of groom in front of tropical leaves

Portrait of grooms in front of tropical leaves and tunnel

Beachfront ceremony between two palm trees

Groom tearing up at ceremony Grooms kissing at ceremony

Grooms holding hands walking down aisle after ceremony

Working with the Weather

For their elopement in Playa del Carmen, Ben and Anthony invited 60 of their closest family and friends to share in their love, and every guest's personality reflected the couple's own, whether it be Anthony's southern charm, or Ben's creativity. Hugs and kisses were endless, tears flowed, and it was easy to see that everyone knew they were witnessing something special. During the exchange of their vows, most of the guests were crying and laughing all at the same time.  It rained once more during their first dance, but Anthony and Ben later said that they didn’t even notice. And honestly, it made for an absolutely magical scene. 

Outdoor reception area under string lights

Reception table with white flowers and greenery

Guests at reception table Close-up of reception centerpiece and table setting

Grooms during first dance

Grooms with wedding party spraying champagne

Getting the Perfect Shot

They snuck away to take sunset photos on the shores of the glittering Caribbean Sea. Later, they climbed with their photographer to a breezy rooftop to take photos in front of the the purple and pink sunset sky before returning to their gorgeous reception where they danced the night away under the moonlight with their loved ones. The evening ended with Ben being handed the mic to sing a final song dedicated to Anthony, rounding out the pure joy of this entire event! 

Grooms walking up stairs barefoot at sunset

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