Unique Destination Wedding in Mexico at Hacienda Uayamon – Erin and Ben Chrisman

March 14, 2011 | editorial team

the Mexico destination wedding of photographers Erin and Ben Chrisman, images by Aaron Morris

Today we have a very special Real Wedding that’s so sweet it spans both of our blogs as well as our Real Wedding Library! Photographers Erin and Ben Chrisman are not only some of the very best wedding photographers in the world, they are also madly in love with one another and when you’re lucky enough to see them together in person, there is no doubt that their love story is one for the ages. They were married in Mexico last November, and they used their creativity and experience attending hundreds of other weddings to create an event for themselves and their friends that was 100%, perfectly, personal.

the Mexico destination wedding of photographers Erin and Ben Chrisman, images by Aaron Morris

With many of their friends being wedding photographers one of their biggest goals was to have a “kickass party for all our wedding photographer friends who never get to go to weddings as guests.”  How fun is that?

The wedding was officially photographed by one of Erin and Ben’s associate photographers, Aaron Morris of Chrisman Photographers, whose heart-stopping images you are seeing here, as well as by Twin Lens Images, whose work you can see today over on Photobug today along with an interview of Ben and Erin. Don’t miss it!

the Mexico destination wedding of photographers Erin and Ben Chrisman, images by Aaron Morris

Another main goal was to have an intimate and meaningful wedding that felt fun, relaxed and spontaneous, without too many rules or formalities. Erin and Ben met in and adore the country of Mexico, so after an intense search for the perfect location, they chose to have a destination wedding at the stunningly unique Hacienda Uayamon in Campeche. It’s a luxury boutique hotel that holds authentic ruins from the 1700s, including the incredible crumbling chapel where their candle-lit wedding ceremony took place.

After throwing out the ceremony they had been rehearsing because it just felt too formal, they asked their friend and officiant Sam to improvise and surprise them with something new. As the wedding began, Erin and Ben walked down the aisle together and were overwhelmed with emotion as all of their guests clapped and cheered along with the live music. For Erin this was her very favorite moment of the day, and “was just the warmest, most encouraging, most embracing feeling I could ever imagine. I was immediately relaxed by it, and it set the tone for the rest of the ceremony. It’s just another example of why sometimes it’s best to let everyone surprise you.”

the Mexico destination wedding of photographers Erin and Ben Chrisman, images by Aaron Morris

The wedding reception was a true celebration, and their outdoor setting was simply unbelievable! Surrounded by ancient ruins as well as incredible modern lighting, Erin and Ben danced with their friends and family long into the night. One look at these dance floor images and you’ll see exactly when I mean – what a perfect party!

the Mexico destination wedding of photographers Erin and Ben Chrisman, images by Aaron Morris

There is much, much more to this special wedding, so I hope that you’ll jump over to Photobug as well as to Erin and Ben’s page in our Real Wedding Library to get the full, wonderful story.

Huge thanks to Aaron for sharing your gorgeous images, and to Erin and Ben for sharing your wedding story with us! We’re so touched to get to be a part of your wedding experience.

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  1. What a beautifully romantic wedding!! Love the dress that Erin is wearing in the evening, stunning!! x

  2. Wowww ,good vibe!!!!

  3. great pictures, beautiful couple and fantastic location!!!

  4. That portrait with the blue arches is utterly knock-out-heart-stopping. Thank you for that today…it made my whole evening. XO

  5. I love her dress…it’s absolutely gorgeous

  6. One of most beautiful wedding photos ever! The venue – astonishing. REally wonderful wedding. Congatulations guys and thanks for sharing!

  7. Aw! This wedding is just full of love. It even got to me a little! This is definitely what our wedding pictures will look like: us crying all over happy tears.

  8. Gorgeous! I love seeing my wedding dresses on other people. Makes me love it that much more!

  9. These are some of the most interesteding photos I have seen in a while! So dark and yet so colourful, and what an amazing venue!! They must be so happy with these!

  10. Nice mix of color and b/w, and yes both dresses are lovely

  11. These photos are incredible. I can feel each and every emotion.

  12. Wow, wow, wow!! Superlative imagery! Aaron, you have an amazing eye!

  13. Such a beautiful wedding! I love the pictures of Erin and Ben at their ceremony… so sweet!! I want to know – the dress that Erin is wearing while dancing up a storm is SO CUTE!! I would love to know where she got it (already checked the site for the vendor list, and it isn’t listed). Thanks!!

  14. Such beautiful pictures! I love the effects of the dramatic lighting colors!

  15. What a wedding. Beautiful pictures, beautiful atmosphere, beautiful couple!

  16. Wow the setting here really resembles of some kind of fairy tale, really beautiful wedding, nice mixture of colors, everything feels so fresh even if the wedding was in some kind of old ruin

  17. Such a tasteful and stylish wedding, with a lovely theme! The party was most enjoyable and wonderful…and the photography is superb!

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