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Naomi & George – Playa del Carmen

Naomi and George were married at the beautiful Xcaret resort in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. I really can’t say enough wonderful things about this couple. Their hearts are bigger than you could possibly imagine, and this wedding was so filled with love and laughter that I know it will remain one of my fondest memories. George Pajon Jr. is the talented guitarist and co-songwriter for the Black Eyed Peas. Look him up on You Tube and prepared to be dazzled. Naomi, meanwhile, is a rockstar hairstylist. And by rockstar, I mean that she herself is a rockstar. She is so talented that you almost can’t believe it.

This couple’s multi-day celebration started with a casual rooftop cocktail party on world-famous Fifth Street in downtown Playa. But before the partying got underway, the crew from Platinum Weddings spent a few hours interviewing the couple about how they met. It was really fun to watch the crew and their filming process. The next day, guests were treated to dinner at a local restaurant, then shuttled to private oceanfront beach club, where Mayan performers played, danced and spun fire. The day after was a day of rest for everyone except the bridal party and the immediate family, as they were called to rehearsal at the St. Francis of Assisi Chapel, which is perched upon the highest point in Xcaret. I can’t believe how many tears were shed at this lovely rehearsal. It was truly emotional, and something wonderful to see.

When the big day arrived, guests were treated to the ceremony in a windswept chapel with no walls. Guests were then led down a dark jungle path (illuminated only by candlelight) to an oceanfront cocktail party, then down another candlelit path to the breathtaking La Isla reception area. Musicians know how to party, and this crowd was no exception, so the party went until the wee small hours. A day-after session capped off this multi-day affair, and gave us a beautiful range of portraits for Naomi and George’s album. This wedding will be featured on Platinum Weddings later this year, so I’ll be sure to post about it before it airs.

05.14.09 - 11:47 pm

Krystal Radlinski - Oh heavens, she is just so lovely! Just fantastic images!

05.15.09 - 6:06 am

Charmi - These are phenomenal (as always)! I’m loving your new blog layout too

05.15.09 - 6:34 am

Allegra - I LOVE her “Spanish” style!

05.15.09 - 10:16 am

Mirta - Dina,

The pictures are amazing! You did an incredible job. I also love your new blog. It’s really great. Congrats!

05.16.09 - 7:36 pm

Judy C - You totally outdid yourself with these images. They’re fantastic Dina :) My turn to call you a goddess ;)

05.16.09 - 8:39 pm

Mark - Wow, Dina, wow! Gorgeous images. Really beautiful and skilfully done.

05.21.09 - 7:47 am

Dajuan Jones - Just jaw dropping gorgeous. I’m your newest fan!

05.28.09 - 6:04 pm

Thierry NGUYEN CUU - Your photos are really amazing.
Wow, I’m impressed :)

06.05.09 - 6:46 am

craig j stodola - WOW! What a gorgeous wedding. George is simply cool, and Naomi is absolutely stunning. :)

12.22.09 - 9:17 am

Will Pateman Photography - What a fantastic couple…the shots are amazing love the black and white one with the square holes..fab

12.30.09 - 8:52 pm

Cara Carlson - Gasp! Drool! Each image is more beautiful than the last! Amazing work!

01.02.10 - 7:49 pm

Ulysses - Dina, these are just fabulous. What a lush experience this must have been!

01.02.10 - 7:54 pm

Ulysses - Sending love and congrats your way, Dina! I love these, and I know the happy couple will, too. The day-after session is to die for.

01.02.10 - 8:37 pm

David Tucker - Dina, you’re work is stunning!! Great job!!

03.01.10 - 4:04 pm

Keith - Amazing!!!!!!! I am officially jealous…..!!

03.02.14 - 5:37 pm

stacie - We have decided to get married here too!! Thank you both for your inspiration! ! Beautiful! My family is from Mexico, I am from Detroit, Mi. I am proud to get married back in my roots! It would be a pleasure to have you two there also. AdiĆ³s amigos

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