Hi there everyone! Wanted to reach out an introduce myself - I'm Inna, the bride in the pictures that Matt Adcock of Del Sol Photography just posted in the thread above!
My husband and I just got married at the gorgeous new Paradisus resort in Playa del Carmen on Saturday, March 31st. (For reference, all of our guests were guests of La Esmeralda - but all of our wedding festivities took place on the La Perla side -- with the exception of the Rehearsal Dinner (held at Vento) and our 'Welcome Party' (held at the Sunrise Grill).
Anyway, before I jump in to telling you about our recent experience, I have to take this opportunity to say that you MUST, MUST take a look at Del Sol Photography if you're planning a Riviera Maya / Cancun wedding -- regardless of the venue you choose! Having done extensive homework and research on photographer options in the area, I quickly realized that Del Sol Photography would be our only choice! While their images spoke for themselves and I heard (and read) about their outstanding reputation - I finally (and now) know why, AND have personal experience to share! This team of photographers, led by husband and wife photography extraordinaires Matt Adcock and Sol Tamargo are really the best in this business! Having worked in the entertainment/media industry for more than 15 years, I have been fortunate to be in the company of numerous photographers - and yet, Del Sol Photography is really in a class of their own! (Happy to share more here.... )
That said, getting back to the subject of the new Paradisus - ours was the 1st official wedding at the new property. And, I have to tell you: they made us feel like royalty! Frankly, I have no doubt that the same level of service will be extended to all of their brides and grooms!!! While there were a number of options to choose from for our wedding, we went with the 'Tailor Made' package.
With that in mind, there really are SO many things I can share with you as you're planning your visits, scheduling site inspections and making final decisions on venues, I can tell you this for now:
*I LOVED the fact that Paradisus doesn't feel like a wedding factory â€“ unlike so many of the other resorts I visited! (I saw 8 properties before making a decision to have our wedding here!)
*They have wedding packages that are fully customizable - this was a huge selling point for us because we wanted a really personalized experience for ourselves and our guests!
*They offered areas where we could really enjoy a private function - and not feel like we were celebrating our wedding festivities with the rest of the hotel guests!
*Their pre-wedding planning services were complimentary and kicked off the minute we confirmed our wedding date - unlike other resorts I considered.
Naturally, i'm happy to share more information - and answer any questions you may all have. Feel free to inquire...
Until then.... Happy Planning!