Wedding: Jessica + Chad, Part 2

Here is Part 2, the reception party of Jessica and Chad’s wedding at Hotel Melia Cozumel, Mexico.

Go see the getting ready and wedding ceremony part if you haven’t seen it.

Bride and Groom cuddling by palm trees on the beach. Carnival Cruise ship destination wedding reception photos of Jessica and Chad, Cozumel Mexico by photographers of Leo Dj Photography.

The table numbers weren’t your conventional numbering. If you remember their engagement photo session at Ellicott City, they displayed how they’re a big fan of the Miami Dolphins football team. Well for the wedding reception, they numbered the tables with the jersey numbers of some of their favorite players from the team. For example, here is table 13, the jersey number for Dan Marino. There were also table 5, Carpenter; table 15, Bess, table 91, Wake, and so on. They’re not in order and not in sequence. If I remember correctly there were about 7 tables, plus the sweet heart table.

Table decoration number using football player jersey number. Carnival Cruise ship destination wedding reception photos of Jessica and Chad, Cozumel Mexico by photographers of Leo Dj Photography. Wedding ceremony site on the beach with white sand and blue water. Carnival Cruise ship destination wedding reception photos of Jessica and Chad, Cozumel Mexico by photographers of Leo Dj Photography. Table napkin decoration. Carnival Cruise ship destination wedding reception photos of Jessica and Chad, Cozumel Mexico by photographers of Leo Dj Photography.

Group shot of the Bride and Groom with all the guests against a lovely background: white sand, bule sky, and blue water. :)

Group shot on the beach. Carnival Cruise ship destination wedding reception photos of Jessica and Chad, Cozumel Mexico by photographers of Leo Dj Photography.

The table assignment “cards” were using sand dollars.

Sand dollars for table assignment cards. Carnival Cruise ship destination wedding reception photos of Jessica and Chad, Cozumel Mexico by photographers of Leo Dj Photography. Flower decoration and wedding cake topping. Carnival Cruise ship destination wedding reception photos of Jessica and Chad, Cozumel Mexico by photographers of Leo Dj Photography. Unity sand with the sea in the background. Carnival Cruise ship destination wedding reception photos of Jessica and Chad, Cozumel Mexico by photographers of Leo Dj Photography. Electric handheld fan with programmed to show Bride and Groom's name. Carnival Cruise ship destination wedding reception photos of Jessica and Chad, Cozumel Mexico by photographers of Leo Dj Photography.

Time for the Matron of Honor and Best Man to deliver their speech. :)

Matron of honor delivering speech. Carnival Cruise ship destination wedding reception photos of Jessica and Chad, Cozumel Mexico by photographers of Leo Dj Photography. Best man delivering his speech. Carnival Cruise ship destination wedding reception photos of Jessica and Chad, Cozumel Mexico by photographers of Leo Dj Photography. Bride and Groom laughing during speech. Carnival Cruise ship destination wedding reception photos of Jessica and Chad, Cozumel Mexico by photographers of Leo Dj Photography.

Next, the Bride and Groom get to do their first dance as husband and wife.

Bride and Groom doing first dance. Carnival Cruise ship destination wedding reception photos of Jessica and Chad, Cozumel Mexico by photographers of Leo Dj Photography. Mother or Groom smiled looking at first dance. Carnival Cruise ship destination wedding reception photos of Jessica and Chad, Cozumel Mexico by photographers of Leo Dj Photography. Bride and Groom laughing during first dance. Carnival Cruise ship destination wedding reception photos of Jessica and Chad, Cozumel Mexico by photographers of Leo Dj Photography. Mother of Bride smiled watching first dance. Carnival Cruise ship destination wedding reception photos of Jessica and Chad, Cozumel Mexico by photographers of Leo Dj Photography. Action during first dance. Carnival Cruise ship destination wedding reception photos of Jessica and Chad, Cozumel Mexico by photographers of Leo Dj Photography. Groom twirling Bride during first dance. Carnival Cruise ship destination wedding reception photos of Jessica and Chad, Cozumel Mexico by photographers of Leo Dj Photography.

Then the Bride got a chance to dance with her Dad.

Bride gets emotional during dance with Father. Carnival Cruise ship destination wedding reception photos of Jessica and Chad, Cozumel Mexico by photographers of Leo Dj Photography.

It was an emotional moment for a lot of people there.

Bride's stepmother shed tear watching Father Daughter dance. Carnival Cruise ship destination wedding reception photos of Jessica and Chad, Cozumel Mexico by photographers of Leo Dj Photography. Bride kissed Dad during Father Daughter dance. Carnival Cruise ship destination wedding reception photos of Jessica and Chad, Cozumel Mexico by photographers of Leo Dj Photography. Bride hugged Dad during Father Daughter dance. Carnival Cruise ship destination wedding reception photos of Jessica and Chad, Cozumel Mexico by photographers of Leo Dj Photography. Mother of Bride cried watching Father Daughter dance. Carnival Cruise ship destination wedding reception photos of Jessica and Chad, Cozumel Mexico by photographers of Leo Dj Photography. Groom smiled watching Father Daughter dance. Carnival Cruise ship destination wedding reception photos of Jessica and Chad, Cozumel Mexico by photographers of Leo Dj Photography. Bride's brother shed tear while watching Father Daughter dance. Carnival Cruise ship destination wedding reception photos of Jessica and Chad, Cozumel Mexico by photographers of Leo Dj Photography.

Next, it’s the Groom’s turn to dance with his Mom.

Mom hugged Groom during Mother and Son dance. Carnival Cruise ship destination wedding reception photos of Jessica and Chad, Cozumel Mexico by photographers of Leo Dj Photography. Groom's father emotional watching Mother Son dance. Carnival Cruise ship destination wedding reception photos of Jessica and Chad, Cozumel Mexico by photographers of Leo Dj Photography. Bride gave thumbs up during Mother Son dance. Carnival Cruise ship destination wedding reception photos of Jessica and Chad, Cozumel Mexico by photographers of Leo Dj Photography. Groom laughed during Mother Son dance. Carnival Cruise ship destination wedding reception photos of Jessica and Chad, Cozumel Mexico by photographers of Leo Dj Photography. Groom hugged Mom during Mother Son dance. Carnival Cruise ship destination wedding reception photos of Jessica and Chad, Cozumel Mexico by photographers of Leo Dj Photography. Bride kissed Dad sitting by the table. Carnival Cruise ship destination wedding reception photos of Jessica and Chad, Cozumel Mexico by photographers of Leo Dj Photography. Champagne glasses with cake in the background. Carnival Cruise ship destination wedding reception photos of Jessica and Chad, Cozumel Mexico by photographers of Leo Dj Photography.

Cake cutting time! :)

Close up shot of Bride Groom cutting the cake. Carnival Cruise ship destination wedding reception photos of Jessica and Chad, Cozumel Mexico by photographers of Leo Dj Photography. Bride and Groom smiling cutting the cake. Carnival Cruise ship destination wedding reception photos of Jessica and Chad, Cozumel Mexico by photographers of Leo Dj Photography. Bride and Groom kissed after cutting the cake. Carnival Cruise ship destination wedding reception photos of Jessica and Chad, Cozumel Mexico by photographers of Leo Dj Photography. Group shot with the Bride and Groom by the orange canopy on the beach. Carnival Cruise ship destination wedding reception photos of Jessica and Chad, Cozumel Mexico by photographers of Leo Dj Photography.

I love seeing the palm trees. They make a unique background setting. :)

Bride and Groom kissed on the beach, by the palm trees. Carnival Cruise ship destination wedding reception photos of Jessica and Chad, Cozumel Mexico by photographers of Leo Dj Photography.

Then it’s dance all the way until the end of the reception! :)

Bride, Groom and guests having fun dancing. Carnival Cruise ship destination wedding reception photos of Jessica and Chad, Cozumel Mexico by photographers of Leo Dj Photography. Bride laughing with Groom and guests during dancing. Carnival Cruise ship destination wedding reception photos of Jessica and Chad, Cozumel Mexico by photographers of Leo Dj Photography.

Unfortunately, the party can’t last until late in the evening because everyone had to leave and get back to the cruise ship before it departs out to the sea. No one wanted to be left behind of course. :)

Before we left, we had to take few more shots, taking advantage of the beautiful and colorful view of the hotel. :)

Bride and Groom cuddled in the hotel hallway. Carnival Cruise ship destination wedding reception photos of Jessica and Chad, Cozumel Mexico by photographers of Leo Dj Photography.

After taking the taxi from the hotel, we arrived at the port where our ship Carnival Liberty docked.

Bride and Groom kissing by where the cruise ship docked. Carnival Cruise ship destination wedding reception photos of Jessica and Chad, Cozumel Mexico by photographers of Leo Dj Photography. Bride kissed Groom by the ship. Carnival Cruise ship destination wedding reception photos of Jessica and Chad, Cozumel Mexico by photographers of Leo Dj Photography.

This was the view from Jessica and Chad’s balcony, which was at stern (rear side of the ship). It was a huge balcony!

Bride and Groom kissing on the balcony outside their room. Carnival Cruise ship destination wedding reception photos of Jessica and Chad, Cozumel Mexico by photographers of Leo Dj Photography.

Jessica and especially Chad had been wanting to jump into the pool since the beginning. Remember the first part, before the ceremony? :D
Brides and Grooms usually won’t trash the dress on the day of the wedding. Usually it’s few days, weeks or even few months after.
Well not for Jessica and Chad! :)
Why not? The ship had a pool and they could just walk to their room to get shower right after.
Anyway, here we go, the sequence of them trashing the dress and tux, by jumping into the pool! :D
Ready… Set… Jump!

Bride, Groom and Maid of Honor getting ready to jump into swimming pool to trash the dress. Carnival Cruise ship destination wedding reception photos, Cozumel Mexico by photographers of Leo Dj Photography. Bride, Groom and Maid of Honor starting to jump into swimming pool to trash the dress. Carnival Cruise ship destination wedding reception photos, Cozumel Mexico by photographers of Leo Dj Photography. Bride, Groom and Maid of Honor jumping into the swimming pool to trash the dress. Carnival Cruise ship destination wedding reception photos, Cozumel Mexico by photographers of Leo Dj Photography. Water splashed after Bride, Groom and Maid of Honor jumped into the swimming pool to trash the dress. Carnival Cruise ship destination wedding reception photos, Cozumel Mexico by photographers of Leo Dj Photography. Bride, Groom and Maid of Honor popped up after jumped into the swimming pool to trash the dress. Carnival Cruise ship destination wedding reception photos, Cozumel Mexico by photographers of Leo Dj Photography.

Haha…
Woohoo! How fun!

This picture below was taken before the jump sequence of course. This was inside the glass elevator of the ship. You can see the beautiful wall in the background from the ship’s “garden” section.

Bridge and Groom cuddling by glass elevator in the cruise ship. Carnival Cruise ship destination wedding reception photos, Cozumel Mexico by photographers of Leo Dj Photography.

Phew! What a fun day that was!

After spending a week with them on the ship and at excursions, my family and I sure miss them. We sure had a lot of fun adventures and great memories!

Congratulations Jessica and Chad. May you live happily ever after! :)

 

Leo Dj

Vendors

Officiant:  Rob Skinner

Hotel and Venue: Hotel Melia Cozumel, Mexico

Cruise Ship: Carnival Liberty

Wedding Planners: Carnival Wedding Department, and A Wedding for You

Make up: Liz Hud

Dress: Maggie Sottero

 

 

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