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While most couples spend a day celebrating their wedding nuptials, Nikoll and Eric had the luxury of spreading their wedding over several days.

“It was amazing to have had four days of my wedding festivities versus having only four hours,” the bride gushed.

The Tampa couple hosted an intimate, destination wedding at the all-inclusive resort Hotel Riu Caribe in Cancun, Mexico. Their cobalt blue and lime green wedding colors matched the venue’s tropical setting.

“Our first cruise was to Cozumel, and we thought it would be great to make another memory in Mexico, because we loved it so much the first time we went,” Nikoll explained. “We were able to spend quality time with all of our guests. Everyone got along so well with all the different sides of family and friends.”

Although the wedding venue handled a majority of the planning, Nikoll and Eric brought us along to photography their almost week-long wedding celebration.

“I looked for someone who cared about capturing real images and emotional moments,” the bride shared. “Castorina Photography & Films go the extra mile and feel like part of the wedding party at the end.”

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David's Bridal Wedding Dress | Destination Wedding Photographers Castorina Photography & Films

Tropical Lime Green Wedding Bouquets | Destination Wedding Photographers Castorina Photography & Films

Silver Rhinestone Wedding Shoes | Destination Wedding Photographers Castorina Photography & Films

Bride Getting Ready on Wedding Day | Destination Wedding Photographers Castorina Photography & Films

Bride Getting Ready on Wedding Day | Destination Wedding Photographers Castorina Photography & Films

Groom Getting Ready on Wedding Day | Destination Wedding Photographers Castorina Photography & Films

Groomsmen Getting Ready on Wedding Day | Destination Wedding Photographers Castorina Photography & Films

Bridal Portrait at Destination Wedding in Cancun, Mexico at Hotel Riu Caribe Wedding | Destination Wedding Photographers Castorina Photography & Films

Bridal Party Wedding Portrait Blue Bridesmaid Dresses | Destination Wedding Photographers Castorina Photography & Films

Beach Wedding Ceremony at Destination Wedding in Cancun, Mexico at Hotel Riu Caribe Wedding | Destination Wedding Photographers Castorina Photography & Films

Beach Wedding Ceremony at Destination Wedding in Cancun, Mexico at Hotel Riu Caribe Wedding | Destination Wedding Photographers Castorina Photography & Films

How would you describe your theme?
Tropical. We chose it to match our tropical surroundings.

What were your colors?
Cobalt blue and lime green. I chose them because I love how those colors stand out

Beach Wedding Ceremony at Destination Wedding in Cancun, Mexico at Hotel Riu Caribe Wedding | Destination Wedding Photographers Castorina Photography & Films

Beach Wedding Ceremony at Destination Wedding in Cancun, Mexico at Hotel Riu Caribe Wedding | Destination Wedding Photographers Castorina Photography & Films

Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait at Destination Wedding in Cancun, Mexico at Hotel Riu Caribe Wedding | Destination Wedding Photographers Castorina Photography & Films

The Proposal:
Eric proposed to me at the house where we first met. I thought it was sweet, but no one we knew lived there any more, so it was a little weird too, but a great memory for sure.

Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait at Destination Wedding in Cancun, Mexico at Hotel Riu Caribe Wedding | Destination Wedding Photographers Castorina Photography & Films

Destination Wedding in Mexico Bride and Groom | Destination Wedding Photographers Castorina Photography & Films

Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait at Destination Wedding in Cancun, Mexico at Hotel Riu Caribe Wedding | Destination Wedding Photographers Castorina Photography & Films

What did you look for in a wedding photographer?
I looked for someone who cared about capturing real images and emotional moments and for someone who did not charge an arm and a leg.

I happened to run across Castorina Photography and Films at a bridal expo and loved their work. It got even better when we went over pricing and what they would include.

Bride and Groom Wedding Reception Entrance and First Dance at Destination Wedding in Cancun, Mexico at Hotel Riu Caribe Wedding | Destination Wedding Photographers Castorina Photography & Films

Bride and Father Daughter Dance at Destination Wedding in Cancun, Mexico at Hotel Riu Caribe Wedding | Destination Wedding Photographers Castorina Photography & Films

Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait at Destination Wedding in Cancun, Mexico | Destination Wedding Photographers Castorina Photography & Films

Bride and Groom Twilight Nighttime Wedding Portrait at Destination Wedding in Cancun, Mexico at Hotel Riu Caribe Wedding | Destination Wedding Photographers Castorina Photography & Films

Bride and Groom Wedding Cake Topper, Destination Wedding in Cancun, Mexico at Hotel Riu Caribe Wedding | Destination Wedding Photographers Castorina Photography & Films

What advice would you give to brides considering Castorina Photography & Films?
Do not be timid to tell them what your vision is and what you want captured, because they genuinely want to make these memories the best, and they do just that. They go the extra mile and feel like part of the wedding party at the end.
Venue: Hotel Riu Caribe | Photographer: Castorina Photography & Films | Videographer: Castorina Photography & Films | Planner: Hotel Riu Caribe| Florist: Hotel Riu Caribe | Rentals: Hotel Riu Caribe | Cake: Hotel Riu Caribe | DJ: Hotel Riu Caribe | Invitations: Shutterfly | Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses: JCPenney | Groomsmen Attire: Macy’s | Hair & Makeup: Hotel Riu Caribe Salon

Tampa, St Petersburg, Sarasota, Orlando wedding photography and cinematic wedding video:
Castorina Photography and Films is a St. Petersburg based, on location studio. Our wedding photography and cinematography clients enjoy a relaxed environment where they can be themselves as we do our best to relieve any stress from the wedding day. We have serviced clients in Cancun Mexico, Venice, Rome, Tuscany and other areas of Italy, Tampa, Orlando, Sarasota and many other locations in the United States.

Service information:
Castorina Photography and Films offers on location photography and cinematic wedding films for wedding, portrait, family, engagement, and Bridal sessions.

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