Sol Tamargo, the Del Sol Photography co-founder, was lucky to receive a personal invitation to the Congreso de Bodas and the ABC (Association of Bridal Consultants) in beautiful Merida, Mexico., Yucatan. #ExperienciasInfinitas
The event had more 600 companies from across Latin America, mainly from the event and wedding planning industry. All the guest speakers for this event were incredible! One that really stood out to us (also one of Sol’s favorites) was Ceci Johnson from New york. She inspired us with her success stories and colorful personality.
As part of the convention experience, participants could take a tour around some of the most important Haciendas in the region.
Sol visited Hacienda Teya and had the opportunity to photograph bridal portraits and a trash the dress session with a gorgeous bride around the stunning property.
Hacienda Teya was established in 1683 and has been restored to offer visitors gourmet food in their famous restaurant, and of course, events and weddings. Carolina and Veronica make it their mission to bring the magic out to make it a very unique setting for a Hacienda wedding or special event. The Hacienda is only an easy 2.5 hour highway drive from Playa del Carmen and it’s right outside Merida City.
Besides the gorgeous colonial buildings and beautiful gardens, there’s a very special ballroom with a pool inside … We asked Sol to share her experience at the convention her exploration of the Hacienda Teya:
“When I saw the pool inside the ballroom, I knew I had to take pictures with the bride in it… so, I send the mother of the bride and my mother (They were both helping me with the shoot) to have a beer… and my and my fabulous sister who did the bride makeup Sara Tamargo from ST Makeup, took the bride into the ballroom. I promise she would get awesome pictures , and she was hot anyway… so in to the pool we went!”
“My special THANK YOU to Kitzia Morales (founder of Love Mexico) who personally invited me to this convention, and after seeing what I did at Hacienda Teya told me: “Sol… you are changing lives” Veronica and Carolina, owners at Hacienda Teya are working hard to position the Hacienda as a great venue for weddings. With the help of these images and the ones we will continue producing we will show the world what an amazing venue for weddings this is.
“Mi agradecimiento especial a Kitzia Morales , quien personalmente me invito a este congreso, y después de ver las imagenes de Hacienda Teya me dijo: “Sol no sabes lo que con estas imagenes vamos a lograr. Estamos cambiando vidas” … Que feliz!!!
El poder contribuir a reactivar el Turismo de Romance particularmente en Hacienda Teya. Carolina y Veronica, grandes mujeres a cargo del funcionamiento de la Hacienda nos extendieron la invitación para regresar , vivir la experiencia de quedarnos como huéspedes y también hacer fotos de tarde/noche.. cuando sale la magia del romanticismo.
Kitzia y Minti a cargo de la organización de todo el evento. MUCHAS GRACIAS!!!
Y a los amigos que conocimos y a los nuevos que hicimos, que gusto!!! Que salga la Magia! Que viva el Romance en Mexico!! Que vivan las Haciendas!!! – Sol Tamargo
In closing, this is COLONIAL Mexico. Come to know this place and you will feel the culture and sense the magic and ambiance of hacienda life!