Krystal & Aaron
We had the honor of capturing Krystal and Aaron’s gorgeous beach wedding at Secrets Akumal. Thanks to our talented on-site photographer, Alex, the couple absolutely loved how their wedding photos turned out, with Aaron stating that it was as if Alex had known them forever.
Read on to learn more about Krystal and Aaron’s love story as well as how Aaron pulled off a surprise proposal and wedding during their stay in Riviera Maya!
How did you meet your partner?
Krystal: Work, but we didn’t start dating until two years after we left that company.
Aaron: We met at work and had a great friendship that blossomed later into a great relationship.
What is your favorite thing about your partner?
Krystal: He genuinely wants the best for people and pushes me to be my best self every day.
Aaron: How long do you want this to be? She is one of the most selfless, loving, forgiving and loyal people I know. She loves unconditionally while also wanting to make sure her family is taken care of. She is beautiful, funny and driven. I could go on.
What was the proposal like?
Krystal: Our proposal was actually 4 days before our wedding! Aaron proposed on the beach at Rivera Maya, and then I found out all my friends and family were waiting there to surprise us for our wedding!
Aaron: Well, I planned this out for eight months…engaged and married within four days. It was awesome. She was surprised but I don’t think she ever thought we’d get married just days later.
Why did you decide to have a destination wedding?
Krystal: I always wanted to get married on a beach, and it was less stressful than having a big wedding in the states.
Aaron: The ease of it while also the beautiful scenery. I wouldn’t change it.
What was your favorite part of wedding planning?
Krystal: The fact that my husband surprised me with an engagement and wedding in the same trip! My friends and family were all there and surprised me as well. Aaron planned the whole thing, seriously, everything down to the flowers. I did pick my dress out ahead of time though, but that’s a long story.
Aaron: My favorite but also worst was doing everything behind the scenes without her knowing. To see how happy she was made it all worth it.
What was the most memorable moment of your wedding day?
Krystal: Getting to hold Aaron’s hands at the alter and really be in the moment with my husband on the happiest day of my life…also the food.
Aaron: Finally looking at her after planning everything and knowing that all the rough parts were worth it.
What was your experience like working with your Adventure Photos photographer/videographer?
Krystal: Very professional, communicative, and fun! Alex genuinely made us laugh and feel at home, even though we had never met before the day of the wedding.
Aaron: Alex was unbelievable. Extremely nice, gracious, and funny. It’s like he knew us forever and what made us comfortable. ASK FOR ALEX!
What was your favorite wedding photograph and why?
Krystal: It’s between these two, and that’s only because I loved getting married at the beach, it was a dream! The laughing picture I feel like really caught what Aaron and I do best, laugh and have a good time.
Aaron: I was so nervous and was so excited to finally see her. The moment I turned around my heart melted and I knew that all the hard work was worth it!
If you could give advice to newly engaged couples, what would it be?
Krystal: Do whatever makes you happy and also try to be as present as possible leading up to your wedding. That time goes by so fast!
Aaron: Be present, don’t take each other for granted, and be gracious in hard times and appreciative in good times.
Are you looking for a destination wedding photographer or videographer to capture your big day?
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