Originally Posted by Kelly62
Matanzas is the area in and surrounding Varadero town. There are lots of great places to go for wedding shots...Al Capone's place, Xanadu Mansion, etc.
Regarding your photographer, Cuba HAS been cracking down on photographer's coming into Cuba to do photo sessions without applying for a work visa. We had ours turned around by the Cuban government upon arrival as she had been there 3 or 4 times already that year. If this is the only wedding that they are doing this year in Cuba they should have no issue as long as they do not bring a lot of equipment as this will definitely put them under scrutiny. There are several photographers ~ both Canadian and Cuban ~ who can advise you further on this matter. Just visit the Facebook page ~ Iberostar Laguna Azul brides.
Renting a car is not difficult but be aware of the implications should you be involved in a car accident! It probably would be best to hire a car AND driver and then you he will take you wherever you like to go and you won't have to be concerned with the worry. Just remember to negotiate your price upfront and I'm sure you will have a wonderful experience!
I was married at this resort last May and have been to Cuba over twelve times. If you have any questions/concerns, I would be happy to help.
Do you have wedding pictures of the ceremony and or reception?? any help would be great