Ana Tracey & John by Penzi Weddings!
Nick and I where double booked last weekend, so we split up which made me miss him but also was so much fun taking a wedding all to myself! I met up with Penzi in Jardin on a sunny afternoon on Friday.
On some occasions Nick and I are able to meet the bride and groom previous to their big day, sometimes via Skype, if we are lucky in person. This time I was unable to meet Ana Tracey and John before hand so watching them interact as they danced with each other during this festive moment was just a joy! Ana Tracey walked down to the group of friends in family by herself with a big red parasol with matching red lip stick and a gorgeous summer dress. Everyone oohh and ahhed as she joined the parade.
THE NEXT DAY – SATURDAY – ♡ WEDDING DAY ♡
Ana Tracey and Johns wedding has been the most relaxed, easy, wedding Ive gotten to shoot, so far. I was substantially early and Ana Tracey greeted me in her PJ’s cool as a clam. I got to know her family and friends while I waited for the action to start, it was fantastic to get so much time to shoot some B-roll of the set up and (such a girly thing to say) her shoes!
Ana Tracey pulled out her wedding shoes and I just gasped, Jimmy Choo’s in perfect champagne pink! Just to die for! As I grabbed footage of Ana Tracey getting glammed up, I also got to know her as we chatted, learning more about her home town in New Zealand, and how she now lives in NYC. She was just lovely and calm as the day went on and I got to see her Make up artist work his magic. My second shooter said the same of John who got ready in 1810 Hotel in centro.
Casa Sonjowasi was the choice for this couple, beautiful gardens and house just off Parque Juearez, perfect venue to have everything in one location. Ana Tracey was a model and she was poised as one, she was just gorgeous, the minute she pulled out her dress and got into it I was mesmerized, I mean Vera Wang wedding Dress on her was just stunning!
Charley Smith her photographer arrived and we were able to squeeze a mini session with the bride:
Their wedding ceremony was in the lower garden and was sweet and short, small intimate with the sun setting next to them. Swoon.
Charley Smith and Guadalupe Alvarez (above) and below some of my favorite shots: The sun was just perfect! I even got some candid shots of them running up and down the streets which also looked whimsical and lovely, especially with Ana Tracey’s red wedges:
We then went back to the venue to enjoy the reception, here are some of the design elements by Penzi:
Gorgeous sweets table with a gluten free cake from Via Organica.
Her table settings where simple but oh so romantic, labeled with her favorite places (or places she calls home is what I gathered), Jakarta where her husband lives, San Miguel de Allende, and NYC and more!
I can’t wait to share the final video! Stay tuned for her wedding highlight reel!
♡ Ana Tracey & John ♡