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Cancun Wedding – Dreams Riviera Cancun – Kelly and Matthew

Home, is where I want to be
But I guess I’m already there
I come home, she lifted up her wings
I guess that this must be the place

Kelly and Matthew’s wedding is literally FULL of smiles! The happiness and love of friends and family jumps out of every single picture. From a family member officiant performing the ancient wedding tradition of hand fasting to the inscriptions inside their rings we loved all the details. 

“The engraving inside our wedding rings comes from the song ‘This must be the place’. It was originally by Talking Heads in the 1980s but was recently remade by Iron and Wine and is our wedding song.”

“The song is about love being a “Home” and that the simple act of being together and sharing time with each other is the number one place we’d like to be. Love isn’t always a grandiose display but rather a connection between two people that just want to spend time together and build a home both literally and figuratively.”

“Neither one of us had ever been to or any of our families really been a part of a destination wedding.  Although we live in Pittsburgh currently for our medical training, we didn’t feel that much connection to it to get married here. Kelly is from Iowa, which would make things a little difficult to plan a wedding across the country for us.”

“We figured if everyone, including ourselves, had to travel anyway for our wedding, why not make it as amazing an experience as possible and do a destination wedding!  As soon as we told all of our friends and family they were super excited. We couldn’t have made a better decision!”

“We wrote our own vows.  It’s difficult to pick out one particular thing that was special. The entire ceremony was special for us. Everything from the readings, to Brett’s homily to our vows and the hand fasting! We loved the idea of doing something very traditional, symbolic and spiritual to “tie the knot”!

“Kelly’s brother Brett officiated our wedding.  He is a journalist and a very sentimental guy we thought would be perfect to tell our story and unite us in marriage.  He did online certification courses to be “official” and did an amazing job.”

“Our experience with the del Sol team was unbelievable!  Valeria was so so so  great – so much fun, so excited about our pictures and capturing the perfect shot.  We had a blast with her and are so happy we chose Del Sol!”

“We found Dreams after reading a whole lot of reviews online and seeing pictures.  It looked like the perfect size resort. Not overwhelming large but enough to do and variety of restaurants.  We loved the gazebo pictures and knew that’s where we wanted to have our ceremony.  The staff was awesome, and our wedding coordinator Maira was so great.  They took care of everything for us and we were absolutely thrilled at the results.”

Our top destination wedding advice is if you want to have a fun, relaxed, beautiful and memorable wedding, the only way to do it is destination!  We would not change a thing.  Spend the extra money for a 1st rate photographer, light up dance floor, cold fireworks – they all added to the memories!

Principal Photographer: Valeria

Second Photographer: Joaquin

Destination wedding coordinator: Maira

Destination wedding Location: Dreams Riviera Cancun Gazebo

Reception Location: Dreams Riviera Cancun Pool Deck

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