Bride and groom hold hands white looking in opposite directions with plants behind them, captured by Texas wedding photographer Nikk Nguyen
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Exuberant Secrets the Vine Wedding in Cancun, Mexico | Jade + Ricardo

Destination weddings can either be incredible or a little bit underwhelming – Jade and Ricardo’s  Secrets the Vine wedding in Cancun was definitely one of the good ones!

Jade and Ricardo are people with a lot of vision, plus the skills to pull it off. Here, they worked with the minimalist luxury of the hotel to craft a ceremony that was striking in its simplicity. Jade’s approach to the aisle threaded through a wide room with a few tables decorated with orchids, and seeing her framed like that gave the moment the drama she – in her fabulous bow-bedecked dress and red lip – deserved.

One of the bolder design decisions, and a nod to this Secrets the Vine wedding’s tropical Cancun location, was their choice to work exclusively with white orchids. From the bouquets to the cake, the orchids were the star of the show, and I really thought it gave this wedding an elegant touch.

Lighting Up the Night at this Secrets the Vine Wedding 

If the daytime was all sophistication, the evening was when things got wild. It’s been a while since I photographed a wedding where people were so excited to get out on the dance floor! Ricardo and Jade had their first dance on a light-up floor, surprising their guests with spurts of sparklers erupting from the floor for a dramatic flourish. Jade changed into a white playsuit to be able to really break it down, and the fun began! 

What a gorgeous Secrets the Vine wedding – Jade and Ricardo are such a good time, and their friends and family were the same – full of joy and personality. This whole trip was a dream! 

If you loved the styling on this Cancun destination wedding, you’ll love this clean, modern wedding in Austin – check it out.

Before you jump into the photos, check out what this couple had to say about working with me:

“We love Nikk! He is an amazing photographer and artist. My husband and I can’t stop looking at our photos. Nikk is extremely skilled and reminds me of a really good referee who knows how to make record of every detail without interfering or interrupting special moments. There is no other person who could have captured our wedding better than Nikk. Our wedding took place in Cancun and we experienced clouds, sun, outdoor settings, and indoor settings. Nikk didn’t miss a beat with when it came to lighting, exposure, and scale. We are thinking of events and reasons to utilize Nikk’s services again. When it comes to life’s biggest moments, you need Nikk to capture them.”

Talented Wedding Vendors

Venue: Secrets the Vine Cancun
Wedding Coordinator: Pathy Luyando
Florals/Decor: Canteiro Weddings
Sound/Lighting/MC: Encore, Jose Dzul
Table Details: ZCreativeGiftsStudio
DJ: Dontizl

Photography: Nikk Nguyen
Hair: Natasha Pearson
Wedding Dress: Erin Cole
Reception Play Suit: Black Halo
Groom’s Suit: Soto & Co.
Stationary: Minted

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