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Day of the Dead | Día de los Muertos | Cancun, Mexico Wedding Photographer + Videographer

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Back in October & November, Devin & I traveled to Mexico 3 times, Colorado once and the Dominican Republic once. It was a crazy 6 weeks, but absolutely incredible. We even spent Thanksgiving in Cancun capturing an incredible wedding at El Dorado Royale / Generations Riviera Maya. Before that, Colorado, and the Dominican Republic, we captured a vow renewal and destination wedding at the same resorts.

During that trip, it was Halloween and then Day of the Dead. We spent the day going to Playa del Carmen, walking the streets with our friend Ashley & then we went on a site inspection of Sandos Caracol Eco Resort. It’s such an incredible resort with so much to offer! They had a Dia de los Muertos parade and all sorts of fun festivities.


Destination Wedding Giveaway | Destination Elopement Giveaway | Vow Renewal Giveaway

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Enter for a chance to win photo, video, hair, makeup & planning services for a destination wedding in January or February at JUST the cost of travel!

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We're offering a destination giveaway in partnership with two amazing vendors! We joined forces with Dana of Team Bride MKE and Krista of Weddings With a Twist to put together a very special offer! We are offering our services to one lucky couple at just the cost of travel

Travel costs depend on the location YOU CHOOSE!
Estimated between $3000-8000 depending on location.

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What's All Included:
Up to 8 hours of wedding day photo + video coverage.
Wedding Management: Month of + Day of.
Bridal Hair and Makeup Services.


Get to know us & our packages! 

DeGroot Film Co. is made up of a couple in love who thoroughly loves photographing and filming other coupes in love, all around the world. Katie went to school and graduated with a BFA in photography. She met Devin the same year she graduated and they started shooting weddings together the following year. They have passions for traveling, german cars, their cats and of course each other. Photography and videography has only grown their relationship more and they love sharing that with other couples. 

FB: @degrootfilmco | IG: @degrootfilmco

Included in the DeGroot Film Co. Package Offer:

Up to 8 hours of Wedding Day Photo Coverage
Up to 8 hours of Wedding Day Video Coverage
Edited High Resolution Images
Edited Cinematic Highlight Film
Extended Film with Full Ceremony
Full Printing Rights

Value: $5000

Krista with Weddings With A Twist has always enjoyed helping people and planning comes so naturally to her that a career in wedding planning was just the perfect fit. She has 7 years of experience planning all different styles of weddings. She provides exceptional and highly detail oriented service while also being easy going and fun to work with. Her calm nature will help you relax on your wedding day, knowing that she has everything under control. Hiring Krista comes with the peace of mind that she is handling all the details behind the scenes and will be your advocate to make sure your day turns out just the way you have envisioned it! 

In her free time, you can find Krista spending time with her husband and their two dogs, decorating her new house, or watching Friends for the 100th time on Netflix. To de-stress she enjoys yoga, kickboxing, and crafting. Her style is very simple as classic and it’s pretty obvious that she loves the color pink. 

FB: @weddingswithatwist | IG: @weddingswithatwist

Included in the Weddings With A Twist Package Offer:

Wedding Month Services:

Assistance in creating the wedding day itinerary
Reviewing all wedding details
Offering expert guidance with final decisions
Finalizing and confirming details with all vendors
Assembling and delivering welcome bags
Direction of the wedding rehearsal 

Wedding Day Services:

Greeting and directing the other vendors
Direction of ceremony and reception set-up
Placement of standard wedding decor (centerpieces, place cards, table numbers, candles, gust book, card box, etc.)
Coordinating the ceremony and reception based on the timeline
Handling any last minute surprises that arise
Transporting cards and gifts to a secure place during dinner
Distributing final payments and/or tips to vendors
Take down (packing up standard wedding décor at the end of the night)

Value: $1500

Dana with Team Bride MKE has always loved styling people from giving all of her teammates their own signature braid, to bringing Halloween costumes to life, to putting extensions and eyelashes on her grandma.  As a psychology enthusiast, she notices people are more true to their personal styles than ever and hair and makeup help that personality shine through. Dana started pursuing her passion in 2013 and has since been specializing in bridal styling. Brides spend countless hours planning and adding bits of themselves to their wedding, but the thing they have been dreaming for forever is their actual Bridal Style. Whether your style is Boho, Relaxed, Classic, Rock, Hollywood, Beachy, Dana loves watching the look unfold. She believes giving a signature hairstyle and flawless makeup are the perfect way to make her brides feel like their most confident, true self on their wedding day.

When you hire Dana, you will receive an in-depth consultation about your wedding style and needs. The week of your wedding she will be your on site stylist for your wedding hair and makeup needs!  

FB: @teambridemke | IG: @team_bridemke

Included in the Team Bride MKE Package Offer:

Bridal Hair and Makeup Trial
Rehearsal Hair and Makeup
Bridal Hair and Airbrush Makeup on the Wedding day
Touchup between ceremony and reception


Value: $1500


The Official Rules for the giveaway:

You must be 18 years or older to enter.

By entering this contest, you agree to pay for all travel expenses for DeGroot Film Co., Team Bride MKE & Weddings With a Twist if you are selected as the winner. 

Couples who have already booked with the vendors are not eligible for this contest.

You cannot already be in contract with another photographer or videographer, coordinator or hair and makeup artist.  

Winners will be selected based on availability of DeGroot Film Co., Team Bride MKE & Weddings With A Twist. 

The winners will be notified by the email address provided and we will announce on our social media platforms by September 5th.

If the winning couple cannot or will not claim their prize within 2 days, the prize will be awarded to another couple.

A contract with each vendor must be signed and returned within 1 week of winning, along with 50% of the travel expenses.

Only one couple will be awarded the grand prize, with 8 hours of photo and video coverage on their wedding date, a web gallery, and a print release. They will also be awarded day of hair and makeup and day of coordinating with Weddings With A Twist. The value of this package is $7,500.

This giveaway prize cannot be sold, traded, transferred, or exchanged for cash or any other item or service. The giveaway cannot be combined with any other offer.

The winning couple agrees to be featured on www.degrootfilmco.com, and on any other publication that DeGroot Film Co. submits to.  The names and images of the winning couple will be used by DeGroot Film Co. for promotional purposes.

By participating in this giveaway, you agree to be bound by these official rules.


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Contest is open from July 30th - August 31st.
Winner announced by September 5th.
ONE entry per couple is allowed.
Wedding must take place OUTSIDE of the midwest.
Wedding must by in January or February of 2019.