In July I had the opportunity to travel down to Rocky Point, Mexico for a few days to celebrate the marriage of my friends Jim and Jess, two people who were absolutely meant for each other. Jim and Jess are adventurous souls who live, and teach, in Barcelona, Spain and spend their free time traveling and celebrating diverse places and cultures. Therefore having a destination wedding in Mexico was perfect for them, a little bit off the grid but still close enough to the States that their friends and family could easily travel there. And Rocky Point holds a special place in a lot of Arizonans’ hearts, as it is the closest beach to Phoenix and a much frequented vacation and relaxation spot for many.
Jim and Jess spent the morning and afternoon of their wedding together on the beach and around the resort. The casualness of the day carried over into their ceremony and reception, both of which took place with an ocean view. The ceremony was held just before sunset on the beach. Guests were clad in their best summertime beach wear, with sun dresses, flip flops and shorts present in full force. Other patrons of the resort watched from a distance and locals continually walked past selling their souvenirs, sun hats and horse rides. It was perfectly Rocky Point.
Their wedding reception featured margaritas, tacos and plenty of other colorful, festive food and drinks. Speeches were lively and filled the room with laughter. The dance party went late into the evening with people moseying in and out of the reception hall to go hang out on the beach, chatting with friends they hadn’t seen in some time with the peaceful noise of the ocean in the background and the star filled sky above.