Del Sol Photography is a preferred vendor for Secrets Capri weddings with luxury photo and video services – that means there is no vendor fee to hire us!
“We both understand that a healthy and happy relationship is built on communicating with and understanding each other. Marriage is teamwork and we train our hearts by working together every day in all aspects of life.”
It’s not often we get brides attempting muscle-ups in their wedding dress! Karla and Chris were a LOT of fun and even managed to stop by the Secrets Capri gym mid-wedding! Aside from the workout antics we asked them to share their reflections on their wedding day.
Del Sol: Why did you choose a destination wedding?
“We have always shared the same passion for travel and the memories we make while traveling is what has brought us closer together over the years.” #TravelForLove
“We consider Mexico our second home and always look forward to returning to create new and beautiful memories. When deciding where to get married we both fell in love with the idea of being married on the beach with all our loved ones and traveling with them.”
Del Sol: How did it feel to see each other for the first time on your wedding day?
“So much had lead up to that moment where I turned the corner to walk down the aisle and saw Chris. When I saw him, everything felt absolutely perfect. It was a moment where I felt this was exactly where I was supposed to be, with the people I was supposed to be with, marrying the man who was supposed to be my husband. It was breathtaking.” – Karla
Chris: “I felt Karla looked stunning and couldn’t wait to kiss her!”
Del Sol: We love to know about the words that were spoken that meant the most :) Did anyone say anything that really stood out?
Chris: “My father Jim’s speech at the reception really touched me. He is my stepdad and best friend. Hearing him say how much it meant to him to be my best man really hit home and was special moment for me.”
“Karla’s Grandfather Don wrote a touching poem to the two of us and read it during the reception. There were also some loved ones that could not travel down with us however they were able to send along their messages to Tracy, our Master of Ceremony, who shared them with everyone. Even our dogs Hailey and Oakley sent their love.”
Karla: “Leading up to the wedding/reception, my mom wasn’t sure if she was going to be able to stand up and say her speech to us as she was definitely feeling the emotions leading up to the day.
“When it came time for speeches, my mom surprised us, stood up there with my stepfather Michael and shared some incredibly touching words and life advice. I am so glad she decided to stand up. Her words were so beautiful, touching and from the heart. My mom means so much to me and this meant the world.”
Del Sol: what was the most amazing moment of their wedding day?
Karla: “Can I say the entire day?!? I am serious, it was perfect. A few moments really stand our to me. One was the amazing feeling of having everyone I love in one spot, beside the ocean, under the lights, dancing and coming together for our marriage. There is no better feeling. My brother and mom walking me down the aisle was incredibly special.”
“Exchanging our vows and feeling a deeper love and connection to Chris than I never even felt was possible.” – Karla
Karla: “Finally, I remember pausing during our reception at dinner time and watching the staff, photographers and coordinator running around, working their butts off all night and realizing how appreciative and thankful I was for each and every one of them for making our day truly amazing.”
Del Sol: How was your experience with the del Sol team?
“I was recommended to use Del Sol from a friend of mine who chose them for her wedding in Mexico as well. (Thanks Emily and Alex!)”
“When I checked out the site and looked through their photos, their wedding photos brought tears to my eyes. Del Sol capture emotion and such beautiful moments throughout the day. I knew then and there we were hiring Del Sol for our wedding. They exceeded our expectations on all levels. The communication and organization before the trip down was appreciated and made us feel at ease.”
Karla: “On the day of, Valeria and Polly were extremely kind, relaxed and knew exactly what they were doing. We didn’t have to worry about a thing. After getting home and sharing our photos with family and friends, the compliments we received on the quality, uniqueness and professionalism of our photos was overwhelming. Del Sol Photography and their team are the real deal.”
Del Sol: Why did you choose Secrets Capri For your destination wedding?
“Secrets Capri was the first Mexico resort we both traveled to. It has always held a place close to our heart. The staff, grounds, service, food and culture was amazing 5 years ago and it didn’t let us down when we travelled for our wedding. We love the smaller intimate resorts and felt it was a perfect fit for our family & friends.”
“As for the Secrets Capri Wedding team; Grace and Angie, our wedding coordinators were amazing! They truly went above and beyond helping us out on all details.”
“They helped us with all details leading up to the day and throughout the course of the evening to ensure our day was perfect!”
Del Sol:What’s your top destination wedding advice?
“Our top destination wedding advice is: DO IT!”
“We wanted our wedding to be as stress-free as possible and that is what we got when we booked destination. The idea of a week long party with our guests was what we wanted. We decided to not have a wedding party as our guest list was quite small. We wanted our guests to be relaxed and enjoy their week from beginning to end.
“Ensure you include your guests in activities before and after the wedding to bring everyone together. I would recommend hiring Del Sol as the pictures capture memories you can cherish for a lifetime and they will capture the uniqueness of you and your day.
Del Sol: What was the most important lesson you learned from your wedding?
“Relax and enjoy the week and the wedding day. Do not stress the small stuff. It goes by so quickly so take in every single moment and enjoy all of the love surrounding you!”
Principal Photographer: Valeria
Second Photographer: Polly
Wedding Dress: Alfred Angelo