Intimate Hacienda Wedding near Merida

Sarah and Jason's wedding was at Hacienda Sac Chich and Casa Sisal, Yucatan, Mexico.
Flowers by Raw Estudio Floral

For a while now I have been longing to photograph a wedding here at Hacienda Sac Chich. I had come across it a few times and had received several enquires about photographing weddings here in 2017, none of which I could do due to previous wedding bookings. So, I was delighted when finally an enquiry came in for a wedding here that I could do. I honestly think it is one of the most gorgeous wedding locations in Yucatan and actually the whole of Mexico. The two properties, the hacienda itself and the modern Casa Sisal, have such a unique architectural interplay and balance between them. The hacienda has beautiful brightly painted walls and a central shady inside/outside (ie it has no walls!) area that makes such a fresh and cool core to the hacienda. It is the perfect place for an intimate wedding with its various areas, small patios, courtyards, gardens and pools etc. There is one main stretch of open lawn between the two houses, long and elegant and majestically lined by royal palms, giving a feeling of space and open sky beyond the shade and cool of the hacienda's gardens. Sarah and Jason were still deciding on where to have the ceremony when I arrived to look around and take some relaxed shots of them the day before. We decided on an area of grass between the two arms of the hacienda. I wandered around with them and took some photographs around the two properties. The following day, the wedding day had two sections, the first part was a small and very informal tea ceremony in Casa Sisal which was much enjoyed by the children of the party. Sarah then changed into her wedding dress and we took some photographs of her and then her and Jason before the guests began to arrive. Amazingly and totally out of season, there was an intense rain shower literally just as the ceremony was suppose to begin. I thought I was imagining it when I heard the noise on the roof. But Sarah's family were not surprised, apparently this same thing happened at both her sisters's weddings and so now it is a family tradition!