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!
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.
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!