“While we were dating Jason was a true romantic. He started writing me love letters and it became his thing. There wasn’t a day that would go by, that I didn’t get a love letter or even a love note secretly hidden in my lunchbox or somewhere else.”
“I started writing love letters and love notes to him too. It only made sense that we should write our own wedding vows to each other. Reading our wedding vows to each other in front of everyone was one of our favorite parts during our wedding ceremony.” – Joy
Writing your own wedding vows is a beautiful way to personalize your destination wedding ceremony. The words mean so much when they are written from the heart and saying them out loud can be emotional:
“When Jason was reading his wedding vows to me, his eye swelled up and began to tear. When I wiped his tear away, I fell in love with him even more. The love of my life so vulnerable and the love was real. I definitely felt it from him.” – Joy
Del Sol: Joy told us that the most amazing part of her day was your vows – Jason what was your ‘wow’ moment?
“The most amazing moment of my day was seeing Joy walking down the aisle and thinking about, “she is going to be my wife for life!” – Jason
Del Sol: Tell us about the gifts you exchanged
Joy: “We decided that we wanted to exchange surprise gifts with each other while we were getting ready in our own room. Jason bought me a pair of diamond earrings and a diamond pendant necklace to wear during the wedding and I bought him his very own first laptop.”
Del Sol: It’s amazing LOVE brought you here! Why did you Travel for Love?
“It was always my dream to have a destination wedding. When I spoke to Jason about how awesome it would be to get married at a beautiful tropical location AND vacation with our family and close friends, he was immediately sold.” – Joy
“There wouldn’t have been any other opportunity to do so, so that’s why we did it. We loved the idea of being able to celebrate our love and marriage for more than one day with our family and friends all together.”
Del Sol: How was your experience with the Del Sol team?
“Debora is a sweetheart! She made me feel so comfortable in my own skin! She was all about making sure she captured the natural lighting for our pictures. That’s a huge plus!!” – Joy
“Debora and her team were very attentive and quick to capture all of our funny and special moments. They were like ninjas! They came out of nowhere, but were very discreet! We loved them! Our experience with Del Sol has truly been enjoyable and easy from the moment we started our planning.”
Del Sol: Why did you decide upon a Hard Rock Riviera Maya Gazebo Wedding?
“We had Shelli Nornes, CEO of Romance Travel Group, our travel agent, helping us with the planning. Based on our wants and needs, she suggested Hard Rock Riviera Maya. We instantly fell in love with the resort, especially after we did an on site visit one year before the wedding.”
“Hard Rock Riviera Maya is massive! We loved how it had a family and all adults side. The food was amazing in all the restaurants. There were a lot of great incentives for us booking our wedding at Hard Rock.”
“Our wedding coordinator Marlen Tellez Alvarado, our onsite wedding coordinator, was very easy to work with and was extremely accommodating and helpful. She help relieve some of the stress we had.”
“If we had to do a destination wedding all over again, we would do it again!!”
“Our advice to future brides and grooms, is to remember to take a moment with each other alone and step back and bask in everything happening at that precise moment. For us, it was during our reception. We were so happy and we were especially happy to see everyone having a great time.” – Joy
Principal Photographer: Del Sol Associate
Second Photographer: Vanessa
Hard Rock Riviera Maya Gazebo Wedding
Wedding Dress: Moonlight Couture
Make Up : StylingTrio Riviera Maya
Destination Wedding Coordinator: Marlen Tellez Alvarado
Travel advisor: Romance Travel Group