As Canada’s premier wedding photographer, we often get the fantastic opportunity to work with brides and grooms on more than one occasion. We had such an opportunity with celebrated Canadian Olympic soccer player Jonelle Filigno and her husband Russ Hopkins. Their dream wedding was held at the breathtaking Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Golf & Spa Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The resort’s exquisite cobblestone, clay and tile work and vibrant aquamarine waves made it the perfect venue for Jonelle and Russ to hold a truly swanky and romantic wedding.
Jonelle and Russ’s wedding had the perfect harmonious blend of elegance, luxury, sentimental and emotional touches all through out the day. Their outfits and decor were chic and classic and offset the natural beauty of the resort flawlessly. Jonelle was a vision in a crisp white gown with delicate pink tones that was designed by the couture fashion label Galia Lahav. Russ as well cut a fine figure in his classically tailored look that was beautifully completed with the addition of a custom pair of cufflinks that were fashioned out of buttons from the uniform of his cherished late father’s Fire Marshal’s uniform. Jonelle and Russ’s heartfelt and touching ceremony had further elegant and traditional touches showcased in their ceremony space. The space boasted a charming chuppah draped with soft white chiffon that had a brilliant crystal chandelier attached to its centre.
Cabo San Lucas and more specifically the Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Golf & Spa Resort was a paradise to behold. Wedding editorial photographers like us dream of shooting in locales like this. We were able to capture shots that perfectly encapsulated the beautiful paradise we were in and the poignant love between Jonelle and Russ. Some of our favourite shots we captured were some soft and romantic editorial portraits of Jonelle and Russ on the beach. The white sands of the beach, the calm aquamarine water coupled with the touching love that Jonelle and Russ have for one another resulted in awe inspiring wedding editorial shots. It is shots like these and couples like Jonelle and Russ that keep our joy of being wedding editorial photographers going strong.
Jonelle and Russ are always an absolute dream to work with. Their creative, industrious, and warm nature made each and every shot we captured a masterpiece to behold. Their families and close friends ( including Jonelle’s Women’s Canadian Soccer Team teammates) were equally as charming and lovely to work with.
The charming nature of Jonelle and Russ and their spectacular nuptials was also recently showcased in leading digital and print magazine Brides in a fantastic feature story.
Jonelle and Russ’s swanky and romantic wedding was truly a wedding for the ages and we sincerely thank them for giving us the opportunity to capture timeless and precious memories that they will get to cherish for the rest of their lives. Jonelle and Russ, we wish you a lifetime of love and true happiness.
Wedding Planner: Luxe Destination Weddings || Venue: Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach || Bride’s Dress & Veil: Galia Lahav || Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo || Bride’s Jewelry: Bitter Sweet || Hair & Makeup: Olga Bustos || Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Monique Lhuillier || Groom’s Attire: Joseph Abboud || Groomsmen’s Attire: Calvin Klein || Engagement Ring & Wedding Bands: Mark Turnowski || Floral Design: Baja Flowers || Catering, Rentals & Cake: Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach || Entertainment: Roberto Contreras || Videography: Angel Zapien || Photography: LaMemoir