• bride getting ready at hotel esencia w/ hanging wedding dress
  • princess cut diamond engagement ring on Mac Makeup Lipstick tube
  • bride getting ready at hotel esencia with wedding dress
  • bride in gown Galina by David’s Bridal at hotel esencia
  • groom waits for bride during processional at hotel esencia
  • bride looks at groom during wedding processional at hotel esencia
  • first kiss during wedding ceremony at hotel esencia
  • wedding recessional with guests celebrating at hotel esencia
  • wedding day bridal party runs away from the rain at hotel esencia
  • first dance at hotel esencia during wedding reception
  • first dance during wedding reception at hotel esencia

Beach Wedding at Esencia – with a touch of rain – Christine and Bryce

“Sometimes the rain can be good to bring people together and reflect on what is most important in your life, which is your friends and family!” – Bryce

Rain and indeed even the threat of it has the reputation of putting a damper on a wedding day – but it shouldn’t be so! Time and again we’re told how weather surprises make weddings more intimate and cozy and ends up bringing everyone closer together. As serendipity would have it, the rain stopped in time for Christine and Bryce to get married on the beach. As it turns out, the rain held off through the formal portraits just in time after a big group photo and then everyone was able to run for cover!

Bryce told us that they chose Esencia because of the the natural and unique beauty of the hotel and that they especially loved the people that worked there. We couldn’t agree more, Esencia is one of our favorite luxury boutique hotels and is tucked away on the exceptionally beautiful beach of Xpu-Ha, a real hidden gem.

“We are both a bit more on the laid back side and more focused on social than perfection :)” – Christine

Laid back and “tranquilo” – easy going, that is how you feel as a guest at Esencia.  We absolutely love the “Laid back side” Christine looked for and this is also why we have chosen to be a guest as well at Esencia, more than a dozen times. The privacy and exclusivity to Xpu Ha bay is to be coveted as well as the proximity to the amazing zone of cenotes.

Principal Photographer: Martina

Second Photographer: Valeria

Location: Esencia Hotel

Reception Location: Esencia Pool Restaurant

Florist: Eventos Euforia


We absolutely love Esencia hotel and included it in our list of Top Mexican Caribbean Luxury Resorts for Destination Weddings

And see even more reasons why rain on your wedding day is awesome!