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  1. Thank y'all both so so so so much! Looking into Del Sol now! I reached out to my WC to confirm that if we did go w Del Sol- we wouldn't be charged any additional fee BC I was not provided this information from her originally!


    I appreciate y'all so much! Thank you!

    OH JOY. :) Good to know, I hope we can help out, have you already sent us an email?  I was speaking w/ my sales manager this morning and we were trying to figure out who you were matching a name to BDWF profile name ;) Cheers .

    Thank you so much.  We are stoked to be working with you and am so appreciative in regards to how simple you have made the entire process for us.  




    :) my pleasure.  Planning should be fun, along the way there are always bumps on the road, sometimes problems present themselves and lead to creative solutions and then plans come together as if it was always meant to be :) cheers!

  2. @@Jerrad
    HI Jerrad, thanks for contacting the studio, I spoke w/ Erika today and seems everything is all firmed up, booked and moving forward ;) We are excited to have you as a client and glad we could work out that yes, we confirm NO Vendor Fee for us, for the meantime.  We have worked out many commercial projects and are offering this no vendor fee + incentives for certain qualifying clients. 


    I remembered reading that Del Sol Photo was an approved vendor for Paradisus (possibly on this forum).  At that point I started looking for reviews of Outdoor Photo (Juan Navarro Photo) and Del Sol Photo and came across http://www.bridebox.com/blog/top-20-wedding-photographers-cancun/ from January 2015.  This article prompted me to look really look into Del Sol which ultimately gave us the feeling that they would be our preferred choice if available.  A quick email and a rather quick response from Del Sol sealed the deal (and ensured that there wasn't a vendor fee).  


    If you are interested in our quotes, please feel free to let me know and I'll send a PM.  We have a rather small wedding but their original quote which matched or Wedding Day Story "package was similar in pricing although slightly higher.  We modified the package to better fit our wedding ceremony which actually ended up saving us $200.  Plus, they give you a list of their available photographers, which you can then lookup their bios for a more personalized experience assuming you have a preference.  Overall, I really like the prompt replies and service that Del Sol has provided so far.

    Personal and actually knowing what you are going to get is KEY... Also, we are a boutique studio and only take a limited # of events per photographer per year, this keeps our creative juices flowing....  The Paradisus though, is one of the most EPIC locations to photograph in.... we can make fine art in their BATHROOMS, the decor and design is so well thought out.  LOVE that place. 




    That would be awesome - can you please PM Me the packages and prices?

    Thank you so much!


    @@Ao1070 Good luck investigating, please let us know if we can help or if you have any questions :)  BTW, everything we know about Paradisus weddings: http://delsolphotography.com/paradisus-resorts/

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  3. ON THE TOPIC of vendor fees for Paradisus (Which for any vendor, is 1000$ USD wowsa). We would like to announce at this time, the 1000 USD Vendor Fee does NOT apply for del Sol Photography when you contact us first, ask about our packages the hotel is providing our clients.  It works like a referral relationship.

    We have been doing some commercial work for the hotel and have negotiated to NOT have a VENDOR FEE.  

    Anyway, I figured this information would be worthwhile to mention.  ON top of NO Vendor FEE,  we have the chance to offer brides incentives that can not be found on the internet coupling a photographer + the resort booking...  check the del Sol Photography + Paradisus Incentives out: 


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  4. We are stoked to go to a new country and actually try some of underwater photography in the local areas of the region.  We will be shooting a wedding and Trash the dress on Jan 15 and 16.... hopefully staying until February.  

    First, I would love to ask if anyone has ever done anything crazy like take an adventure out of the hotel and explored the local cenotes they have. We have heard of their sinkholes are similar to the ones in Mexico (Yucatan).

    And, any volunteers to go with us?  Looking to possibly spend 2-3 weeks there, exploring and since we speak spanish, we want to be tour guides. Mostly just looking for people to share experiences and knowledge on the subject.    

    Anyone ever visited Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park ?

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  5. @@Matt Adcock We actually got everything straightened out!  After the initial shock of what happened and the effect it would have on our wedding, the resort and its team were extremely helpful, understood the stress associated with the change and we were able to move forward past this issue and get back to planning our special day.  The Romance Department came through and we were very pleased with and thankful for the attention they gave to resolving this issue.  Our wedding will now be the next day on April 17th which hopefully won't impact too many of our guests.  We are both just extremely happy to put that all behind us and can honestly say that we have been impressed with the manner in which the resort and the Romance Department handled this matter.  (BTW...the smaller venue they mentioned was the gazebo).  

    @@NG1515 OH YEAY.    That is good news.   Yeah, at first it did sound kind of heavy but happy to hear they tweaked the situation and there was a plan B that works for the group.  


    I shot the first wedding ever at paradisus in that Gazebo.  All the venue spots there have their own charm but equally are different.   Good to hear things came together in the end... grass is greener ;)

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  6. I was hoping to get some information from some of the brides here regarding the Romance Department for Paradisus PDC.  We booked our wedding for April 16, 2016 and signed a contract securing certain venue locations at the resort.  We just found out last week that somehow they had a "technical glitch" and double booked our ceremony venue.  They then proceeded to just tell us via email that they were moving us to one of the smaller venues without even discussing it with us.  Suffice it to say, we were very upset, disappointed, and frankly, insulted by how cavalier they were about the change.  It was our understanding that they never host two weddings at the same time.  We are now being left with the option of either using the Gazebo to host our 80-100 guest wedding on the 16th while another wedding is going on at our original ceremony venue, move the date of the wedding to the following day (keeping in mind that guests have already booked rooms, we have already sent save the dates and had our invitations printed) in order to use the bridge while a potential corporate event is going on behind us at Gabi Club, or pursue legal action for breach of contract.  


    It would be great to know if anyone else has had similar issues with the Romance Department and how it was resolved.  This has been a very stressful and upsetting week to say the least.  We are still trying to resolve this issue with the resort, but given their lack of understanding and consideration thus far, we are leaning towards having to start the venue search all over again and pursuing legal action.  



    Bummer this happened.


    Did they tell you which "Smaller venue" it is?     The property is actually very beautiful and this may not be the end of all ends if you dont want the stress...   It would be helpful to know which location they mentioned to you.

  7. If you are planning a wedding at DRC, this post will likely be one of the most helpful in visual inspiration for seeing all the possible angles and setups of this property.  I wanted to take some time to introduce some of our latest "Dreams Riviera Cancun" inspiration images.     I'm talking about a resource thousands and thousands of DRC images here.


    We are constantly asked about venue shots, location setups, lighting setups... what does a wedding look like w/ a few guests, w/ a lot of guests, in the rain, on the beach, etc.   

    Apart from that, DRC offers so many combinations for locations.  This post will pair them and if you had any doubts about anything location related, fear no longer ;)  

    Hope this helps, here are a few (there are 50+) Wow images in the BLOG post, and links to 15+ weddings....










    Follow this link to see more about the hotel: http://delsolphotography.com/dreams-riviera-cancun/

    *no outside vendor fee* at DRC for del Sol Photography (conditions may apply depending on time / availability) 

  8. HOla Rizzoroxx... yep, happy to help w/ our 2 cents worth.   This is a common question, and since many people ask about churches, we have put together a list.  


    Hey there! I really want to do a destination wedding but my folks are insisting that I should have a catholic wedding ceremony. Based on my research, I have found Gran Caribe Real as one of my options. I've looked into Xcaret weddings as well. I've contacted TAs already just waiting on their response. Anybody have any suggestions on other places that offer catholic ceremonies or have experienced weddings at GCR? Please let me know, a brief review of the resorts such as their food and services would be great! Thanks so much! 


    YES,  we have many suggestions :)  Actually we prepared a list of hotels / venues with chapels and wrote about them here, all organized w/ photos and links to actual real weddings. 

    Since wedding planning IS VERY VISUAL, and your likely thousands of miles away, hope this helps.




  9. Since we are all visual planners, this post WILL give you your 2 cents worth.  I thought it would be nice to put together a list of churches but attach it to some photographs and a short story on our interpretation on the subject / location. 


    So you can find out more about epic places to get married like this one:

    Or have a front row view to an epic ocean paradise... check, we got that too:Top-Ten-Riviera-Maya-Church-Wedding-Venu

    More to see in our top Cancun and Riviera Maya church wedding venues.

  10. Hi, everyone!!!


    We received more photos from Del Sol Photography yesterday  :D  :D  :D

    WOW! We LOVE hope they captured our day! This was the best investment we made on our wedding day!!!


    HUGE THANK YOU to everyone at Del Sol, from our photographers to Ael with communication to the people behind the scenes!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE you guys!!!!!


    Your welcome :) There was a team of more than 5 artists who individually worked on each image, not to mention the communications and response time we try to offer, so thank you for your patience in the delivery and for trusting our creative vision senorita.  We love your images :)  


    FUN idea BTW, first look w/out seeing each other and swapping a note...  




    Just to clarify, are you both each other's "My Pookie" or Tricia are you the only my pookie around :) Haha.  Too cute.


    LOVE this reflection too, wowsa. 



    Cheers and thank you again for the nice words :) 

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  11. Hola Tricia !!! Thank you for sharing :) We love your images, such a beautiful hotel.

    LOVE this reflection ;) Wowsa. 

    @@kcole123 Del Sol posted more of my wedding photos! Just wanted to share with you! 



    PS that photo album book you had made it AMAZING!!!!! 

    Who did you use to design and print it? I'd love something like this for our moms and for us.

  12. Hola Tricia :)  Thank you for posting these and for the kind words :)  AND the patience.  Post coming soon, we are writing it as we speak and getting ready to deliver.  


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  13. I was looking into iberostar cancun, I hav found many reviews. Has anyone come across reviews or ever consider this resort?


    Hi @@natmorales


    We've shot some beautiful weddings at the Iberostar Cancun, they do a great job of ensuring that each event is personalized and unique. The beach is out of this world and it has a really great garden area that many resorts do not offer. Here is a taste of some lovely Iberostar Cancun wedding moments, hope it helps!

















  14. I need help with suggestions on resorts in playa del carmen area. After Azul Fives dropped the ball with my fiance and I ....we are now back to square 1 on attempting to select a resort ( 4 months now ugh) any suggestions would be great. I just want to have a few options to pass over to my TA and just ask for rates versus the back and forth.


    Thank you!!!!


    Hi @racht33 

    There are so many fantastic options for beach weddings in the Riviera Maya, full range of prices, styles and tastes. Here are some suggestions for resorts in the area.


    Now Resorts weddings are extremely popular, their coordinators are top notch and we have enjoyed many events at both the Now Jade and Now Sapphire, both close to Puerto Morelos. 




    Paradisus Resorts weddings are definitely near the top of our list, stunning venue and great staff, totally chic.




    Grand Velas resort weddings are super luxurious, love this venue for great architecture, phenomenal beach and delicious food.




    Dreams Resorts weddings are awesome, they really know how to take care of their brides. The gazebo at Dreams Riviera Cancun is totally unique and the chapel at Dreams Tulum is a great option if you are looking for a religious ceremony.




    We were excited to get to visit the new Hyatt Playa del Carmen recently while it was under construction, they will be opening soon and it looks like it will be a fab wedding venue right on the beach.




    The Riu resorts in Playa del Carmen have great wedding options, their coordinators really know their stuff and we love the location.




    Hope that provides some inspiration, good luck with the hunt for a venue and keep us posted! 

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  15. The sargasso is a big topic this year, no real explanation as to why it is so heavy. It's not just the Riviera Maya either, apparently a lot of the Caribbean has been affected. While it may not be pretty, it is beneficial to the beaches and ocean, it carries nutrients, seeds, etc that in the long run will make for better beaches. The best part of the sargassum is that it provides protection for sea turtles, the little babies leaving the beach will take cover in the seaweed and be safe from birds and other predators. Here is a good article on sargasso.... http://www.destinationtips.com/destinations/caribbean/what-you-need-to-know-about-sargassum-invading-the-caribbean/


    Now, happy photos of weddings at Secrets Maroma!





















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  16. Hi @@badgerbride !

    I think that Yucatan is a fabulous option! I don't know Telchac but have seen a lot of the state. Truly amazing architecture, the people are the friendliest you will meet and the history, culture and nature create a magical setting for weddings. There are a lot of great venues, be sure to check out the ones we posted, Hacienda San Jose is incredible! http://www.thehaciendas.com/


    Let us know how we can help, all the best!


    @@Matt Adcock - I LOVE YOU GUYS!!! Thanks for the sneak peek images this morning! 






    We did Chichen Itza (the deluxe tour) and Snorkeling in 3 different cenotes! 










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    Posted 27 April 2015 - 10:22 AM ⋅ 26 Total Views ⋅ 0 Comments


    Pros: Fun stylist & artist that created a flawless bridal look

    Cons: Communication with Martina

    Natacha Bitsch (hair) and Carla (airbrush make-up) arrived promptly at 12:30, as arranged. They were both very sweet, outgoing, and fun. Their work was phenomenal! They did my hair and make-up, as well as my MOH and mother's. We were all finished by 3 pm. 


    I did not book trial run, I simply emailed several photos of "looks" that I liked. I was and still am extremely happy with how I looked. I received countless compliments alllll day and night!


    Check out my planning journal for photos of my hair and make-up.



    Only "negative" was communication with Martina. I became rather panicked because I had sent a payment via paypal, but did not receive a confirmation or details regarding the services I booked. After 3 days of not hearing anything, I had reached out to paypal with a complaint. This initiated communication again. Other than that, everything worked wonderfully. 




    Absolutely our pleasure @@pddcmc it was a beautiful day and we cannot wait to show you more! :D

  18. Morning, for any of our brides who have already gotten married at Dreams, any recommendations for activities outside of the resort?


    Hi @@Sheaka !

    There are so many things to do in the Riviera Maya, it really all depends on your taste and that of your guests and if you wish to all stick together or just offer your guests a day to explore. Happy to make some recommendations:


    1. Day cruise/catamaran - Lots of tour companies offer half day or full day sailing trips, great way to have a private escape with your guests.




    2. Trips to archaeological sites - This will likely be an all day adventure, Chichen Itza and Coba for sure, though you can do the Tulum site in a half day.




    3. Eco parks like Xcaret offer a taste of Mexico culture, the natural beauty of the Riviera Maya and adventurous activities.




    4. Horseback riding on the beach at Blue Venado beach club is a great group activity, they also have ATV tours.




    5. Shopping trip to Playa del Carmen! Stroll along the famous 5th Avenue people watching and shopping for souvenirs.




    Just a few ideas, hope that helps!

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  19. Today is "Dia del Niño" in Mexico, "Children's Day", celebrating kids and all their awesome antics and energy. We know that each bride is different, some of you are eager to have the little ones share in your wedding day, others prefer the more adult experience. We LOVE seeing what kids will do at weddings, always unpredictable! We put together a look at the "Cutest Kids at Weddings" with some of our favourite shots of tykes enjoying destination weddings in Cancun and the Riviera Maya.


    Sooo, kids at weddings, yay or nay for you?











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