Del Sol: Tell us about the card Jesse surprised you with before your ceremony.
“The card Jesse gave me was a very memorable moment. I mean not just the card being delivered on our wedding day but the actual moment in that picture. This was Jesse’s romantic, thoughtful, touching side at his best.”
“I will never forget the moment he first told me that he loved me. That picture was taken right after those first “I Love Yous.” – Amy
“He took me skating on a frozen river in Northern Ontario. Try to keep up with a super competitive professional hockey player….let’s say it was an adventure. We had such a great time! That whole day felt like a dream just as our wedding day felt. We truly have so many fairytale moments in our love story. For him to bring me back to where it all started, with his words and that picture, was a perfectly beautiful moment for me.”
Del Sol: It was super interesting hearing you talk about why travel is important for you as a way of educating your kids.
“Travel, in general, is really important for me. The ability to give the gift of travel to our children fills my heart with gratitude. Family time is scarce in our busy lives and culture. If you don’t put in the effort of bringing us all together, it may not happen.”
“Travel is a way for us to all unplug from our daily lives, friends, work, technology, and our culture. Travel gives us time together that we would not ordinarily have.”
“Travel forces us to see things in a different way, to open our minds and hearts to new experiences, to even look at each other in different ways.” – Amy
“Travel brings up important issues for us to talk about. It allows us inside the minds of our family members. We want our children to understand that there is so much more in the world then what we live each day at home. We want them to see life from new and different perspectives. We want them to grow an appreciation of their own lives by witnessing the experience of others.”
Del Sol: Why did you choose a Barcelo Maya Palace Wedding?
“I spent A LOT of time researching resorts ahead of time and it paid off. Everything about this hotel is so special. The beach, the grounds, the staff, the pools, the food were all outstanding.”
“We chose a Barcelo Maya Palace wedding because the resort seemed to have a little bit of something that everyone could get excited about. We absolutely loved our resort ” – Amy
“We have a large variety of friends and family to accommodate. Older people, children, quieter people, party people, foodies, luxury lovers, hippies….you name the type and we had them at our wedding. Literally, everyone was happy with the resort and the experience!”
“Everyone gushed about our wedding afterward. Obviously, the day would not have been possible without Fernanda, our wedding planner. She gave us so many “extras” that we did not ask for. She listened to what I wanted and chose everything perfectly. I left so many details up to her, and she came through for us in a huge way. I loved the location of the gazebo ceremony and reception at Captain Morgan’s. Between Fernanda, the Del Sol team and the hotel everything came out perfectly.”
Del Sol: You guys had SO MANY touching speeches and songs in your reception!
“Bob’s (best man) speech left me feeling so emotional. He and Jesse truly have such a special bond. Not many people get to experience friendship like these two men. I am overjoyed that they have let me into a little part of their relationship. I feel so grateful for all his help with key details on our wedding day and throughout our week in Mexico. I know he loves Jesse and that came through in his words. I feel that he and his wife have embraced myself and our children. They freely give their time and attention to our family and I am so grateful to have them in our lives.”
“The songs sung by our children were definitely a highlight for me. Our family is extremely musical! Everyone sings, dances or plays an instrument. I cannot choose just one as they were all so touching and special.”
“The girls singing together was very special, as our older daughter worked very diligently in teaching and coaching our 6-year-old. I never could have imagined that her first singing concert would be at our wedding reception!” – Amy
“I know Alli looks up to her big sister so so much. I am sure that moment made her feel like a very special and grown-up girl. It was so special to see them work together on that song.”
Del Sol: How was your experience with Del Sol Team?
“The Del Sol team was unbelievable!!! All of our guests commented on your professionalism, your attention to detail, your persistence on getting all of our photos, your friendly nature and wonderful sense of humor.”
“The Del Sol Team made us feel relaxed and special. Our wedding would not have been the same without Del Sol. Worth every penny spent!!! Love you guys!” -Amy
“The Del Sol team was reliable, easy to talk to, and absolutely fun to be around! There is no doubt that you are working in the perfect job!!! Both Polly and Valeria made us feel so comfortable and confident with their skills. I promise to always spread the word about how wonderful our experience was with your team! I did not expect to have an even better experience than the wedding day…..but the Trash The Dress session was dreamy. The team that day was just so fun and accommodating.”