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Colorful Gazebo wedding at the Valentin Imperial Maya – Elisa and Corey

“Destination weddings are an absolute blast, however there are a multitude of scenarios that pop up and the question of “who will be able to make the trip?” was at the top of my list!

“Of course I wanted EVERYONE invited to share this joyous occasion with us (including my French bulldog and weenie dog) but ultimately I knew this wasn’t a reality!  From the beginning my mother-in-law told me “the perfect people will be there” and she was right!  We laughed, danced, wined and dined while creating memories that will last a lifetime.  It truly was PERFECT!” – Elisa

Elisa is a a south Texas girl, born and raised and a talented artist. She a love for Mexico and Mexican culture has a profound influence on her art. Elisa paints in a bright, graphic style with a ‘Dia De Los Muertos’ flare. She told us she wanted to carry her love of the Day of the Dead style over to her and Corey’s wedding with the same bright vibrant colors represented in all aspects of our event. 

“I love the meaning behind El Dia De Los Muertos.  I love the concept and belief in celebrating loved ones who have passed.  Taking something that most see as creepy or morbid and creating something beautiful, bright, bold, and colorful puts a smile on my face… I hope my artwork has this same effect on others.” – Elisa

Elisa and Corey chose the Gazebo of the Valentin Imperial Maya for their wedding ceremony. They fell in love with the resort because of the lush greenery and beautiful accommodations.

“The resort literally felt as if it was built around the native plants and flowering shrubs; each pathway took its twists and turns in harmony with nature.  The resort felt private, as if Corey and I had rented an entire beach bungalow just for us and our guests.  The location and beach were absolutely amazing!” – Elisa

We must mention that Elisa is also the author of the most hilariously charming “holy **** it’s going to rain” emails ever.  She told us “it’s going to rain…. on your wedding day” is the ultimate doomsday phrase to a bride and followed up with:

“Corey is going to need to build us an ark like Noah did in the bible so all of our wedding guests can safely float away in hopes of salvaging our wedding day…. whoop, whoop, party on the ARK!”

Although the rain held off and no ark building was necessary, Elisa changed her mind about the merits of a wet wedding :)

“The word “RAIN” is a forbidden word for a bride. I was getting ready for work one morning when Corey dropped the bomb on me: “It’s going to RAIN on our wedding day.” 

He casually said the forbidden word “RAIN” as if he were saying “GOOD MORNING.”  My panic ultimately led to the conclusion that I was going to send Corey to the lumber yard because he is going build his future wife an ark to save the wedding day.  THANK GOD the team at Del Sol calmed my “BRIDE BRAIN” and sent me pictures of  what they can do to turn a rainy wedding day blunder into something fabulous

“The moment we heard the rain drops we rushed outside with umbrellas in hand, hoping to capture some fabulous wedding rain photos. The rain shower was short lived and we didn’t get the chance to shoot during the midst of the storm.  Ironically, the word “RAIN” had turned into something I desired to happen on our wedding day thanks to the artistic team at Del Sol!” – Elisa

 

Principal Photographer: Martina

Second Photographer:  del Sol Associate

Location: Valentin Imperial Maya

Wedding Coordinator: Leslie Robledo Nava

Gown Boutique: Watters

Shoes: Pella Moda

 

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