The shoot was dreamed up years ago, when Mahla of The Eventeur saw an image that captivated her imagination and spent weeks tracking down the location: Hacienda Uayamon in Yucatan, Mexico. There is an endless array of spectactualr haciendas in Mexico but Uayamon was worth all it took to get there. Our car filled with cactus and various decor items from local artisans, we took the long drive from Merida to a hidden paradise located literally in the middle of the jungle. After about 2.5 hours on the road we turned down a back trail through a dense forest and for the next 25 minutes we were on our own with no car in sight. The Hacienda was unoccupied for the day to accommodate our shoot and the absolute silence accentuated its mystic serenity. Mahla created an unforgettable tablescape filled with velvety shades, soft textures, accents of burnished gold and whispers of times gone by. No trends – just a setting for a lavish dinner as moody and powerful as the Hacienda itself. She wanted to carry the Hacienda’s dramatic fusion of history and nature to our shoot, while also wanted to including contemporary elements of Mexican design, so we teamed up with Aurea Galeria in Merida and they lent us the unique hand-crafted cactus pots in wood and ceramic. Rue De Seine’s Dahlia dress from Loversland, epitomized the character of the bride we were dreaming of.
Hacienda Uayamon was more than a venue that fit the profile, it was the destination and the inspiration itself. With all its drama and effortless grandeur. It was powerful yet rare and delicate. The grounds were uneven and the walls raw on its antique decaying buildings..it was powerful yet rare and delicate. Uayamon embodied all things that represent the sacred bond of marriage: a mystic sense of peace and protection alongside an infinity mystery that will never be truly known.