Cheryl & Andy: Riviera Maya, Mexico (Short Edit)

Posted by on May 17, 2012 in Weddings | 2 Comments

Amazing photo by Elizabeth Ryan Photography

Alright, it’s time for me to stop reliving Mexico through these videos.  I mean seriously.  All this editing has caused me some SERIOUS withdrawal.  So if anyone is interested in one of the following, please let me know:

a)  Getting married in Mexico and inviting me.

b)  Getting married in Mexico and in need of a videographer (I’m pretty sure at this point I’d offer some serious discounts for another excuse to go back).


c)  Picking up and moving to Mexico.

That said, I’ve finally finished digging through all the footage, (which took me way longer than expected because I had too much fun just watching all of it!) and am ready to share the last, final and shortest highlight edit of Cheryl & Andy’s wedding.  If you want to see the full-length highlight, you can check it out here.  But I think there’s something special about the short highlight that lets you relive a wedding in three short minutes.  A couple key takeaways before I finally post the video…

1.  Destination weddings are such a stress-free (or low stress) and fun way to get married.  I have officially (and surprisingly) added it to my list of potentials for my own wedding.

2.  While I may have initially been hesitant about an all-inclusive resort and the costs that go with it, I am 100% sold.  Worth. every. penny.

3.  Pictures are no substitute for video.  Liz & Ryan of Elizabeth Ryan Photography are AMAZING. Cheryl & Andy couldn’t be happier with their photos, and I currently have a full-size canvas print of one of them on order for my apartment.  Pictures are amazing for walls, frames, desktops, Facebook, and everything else that requires a glance.  However (and I recognize I’m partial), there’s nothing that replaces video.  I watch this and I remember being there.  The incredible smiling and laughter you see on Cheryl’s face throughout the week is best captured on video, and I’m so glad I’m able to show that to her.  I’m also glad they’re able to show this to the family who couldn’t make it all the way to Mexico, and they can one day show it to their kids.

I heart video and how it can tell stories 🙂

Alright, enough of me.  Now it’s on to the video!


  1. Kevin Smith
    May 17, 2012

    Excellent! Love the song and the way you have pieced together the footage and pictures. The next time I get married, I’ll hire you for sure….after I check with Mom!

  2. Grandma & Grandpa
    May 18, 2012

    The short version just takes you back in time and the beautiful place Cheryl chose to be married. You did a great job in catching the special moments in this version. Any bride to be would be wise to have such a marvelous keep sake. Will look forward to your wedding whenever you find just the right partner!!!!

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