Monica & Mike’s Mexican Wedding in Monterrey

We finally understand why Mexico produces so many outstanding wedding photographers… Mexican weddings are insane! Or at least, Monica and Mike’s sure was. And speaking of outstanding wedding photographers from Mexico… meet Mike Rodriguez. We first met him at WPPI in Las Vegas. After our presentation, he came up to us and said, “you’re shooting my wedding!” One year later, there we were in Monterrey, Mexico… photographing a wedding of legendary proportions!

Speaking of legendary… when we arrived in Monterrey, we finally got to meet the girl who lights up Mike’s face every time he mentions her. As soon as we met Monica (first on Skype and then for real in Monterrey), we understood why Mike speaks the world of her. Monica’s heart is as wide open as they come, and we fell right in. And we were welcomed right in, by everyone. We felt like friends. We felt like family. We felt like royalty. And we gave it our all, for 19 straight hours (Mexico weddings are crazy)!We’re just going to let the images below tell the story of their wedding. We really hope that they tell a story of Monica and Mike’s complete and utter adoration for each other, of the palpable exhilaration of the entire day, and of the crazy fun shenanigans that went down on that sweaty dance floor into the not-so-wee hours of the morning.

Monica and Mike, what can we say? That was a day we’ll never forget. Thank you so much for trusting a couple Canadian photographers with your legendary Mexican wedding. And a special thank you to Juan Euan (speaking of outstanding photographers) for travelling all the way from Cancun to help us out with everything from lighting to language translation.

If you’d like to see more, Monica and Mike have allowed us to share their full slideshow here.

  • bride and groom hiking up mountains in Monterrey
  • girls are busy with making up in the morning
  • a relaxed groom before the ceremony
  • give the bride a warm hug
  • the groom is taking a shower
  • girls doing the makeup
  • groom shaving his face in front of a mirror
  • bride and her wedding veil
  • bride hugging with mom before the ceremony
  • a groom delivering wedding speech
  • an excited bride with tears in eyes
  • mexican couple embracing on a background of mountains
  • beautiful flower girls
  • bride with long dress trains entering the church
  • legendary Mexico wedding ceremony
  • newly married couple hands in hands in the church
  • kids choir at an mexican wedding ceremony
  • bride and groom sitting side by side at wedding ceremony
  • guests and children at wedding ceremony
  • bride and groom pray at wedding ceremony in a church
  • bride and groom enjoy moments of happiness at wedding ceremony
  • bride and groom at wedding ceremony in the church
  • bride and groom thank for blessing rest upon them
  • bride changing from heels to flats after wedding ceremony
  • mexican bride and groom heading down mountaintop
  • groom embracing his bride from back on a background of mountains
  • bride and groom looking in each other's eyes on a background of mountains
  • mexican bride and groom in the mountains
  • mexican bride and groom laughing on top of a mountain
  • bride and groom embracing in mountains
  • photo of a wedding reception party
  • bride and groom first dance at wedding reception
  • happy bride dancing at wedding reception
  • Nenewly married couple dancing at wedding reception
  • excited groom and friends at wedding reception
  • senior guests on the dance floor at wedding reception
  • crazy groom and guests at wedding reception
  • Lanny Mann from Two Mann Studios dancing to Michael Jackson at a wedding
  • excited guests on the dance floor at wedding reception
  • pouring beer
  • have a drink while dancing
  • guests dancing together with the new couple
  • mexican bride and groom embracing in a museum