I love that Kelly and Brandon saw this photo of the 4 officers surrounding bride and groom and were convinced to hire del Sol Photography !
The first picture I saw from your company was of the bride and groom surrounded by 4 police officers. I loved the humor and the comments on the picture. Brandon and I have been going to Mexico every year and it’s amazing the comments people make about safety when they know you are traveling to Mexico. When I looked through the rest of your pictures I was impressed. Your pictures truly capture the emotions of the moments. I also enjoyed your use of atypical angles. I love interesting angles and composition. – Kelly + Brandon
And they keep saying “MEXICO IS SAFE”…as this Now Sapphire bride states in her testimonial:
“GET MARRIED IN MEXICO!!! Seriously… I would recommend to anyone and everyone getting married to have a destination wedding! It was so carefree, zero stress and totally SAFE! – Jill + Marcus
We love to hear these positive words of encouragement from real client testimonials!
“Bad things happen everywhere and the news is very controlled. Use your own smarts and research if you are worried. Mexico is a beautiful place with many, many beautiful, kind, welcoming, loving, happy people. We love Mexico!” – Amanda + Roy
Love this one from a Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun bride from May 2018:
“Our overall Mexico experience was fabulous!! We have been to Playa Del Carmen many many times and gone into town without ever feeling unsafe. The travel advisories seem a bit unnecessary to me. If people are smart about where they go Mexico is very very safe.” – Morgan + Stacey
This a testimonial from a Valentin Imperial Maya bride and groom from April 2018:
“I would highly recommend getting married down in Mexico! Such an exotic location and having a few days with family and friends is a memory that will last a lifetime. Winter is a wonderful time to get married as the temperature is perfect and completely safe!” – Court + Alemara
Concepción + Eugenio are from China. They worked for the Chinese embassy in Cuba and currently live in Ecuador. They are well traveled and speak Spanish fluently and were some of the most fun clients ever. They have certainly seen the world and here is their 2 cents on Mexico.
We would use the word “WONDERFUL” to describe our trip and we love Mexico! We have already recommended Cancun to lots of our friends, it’s a must-visit country and very safe. Certainly we’ll go to Mexico again!” – Concepción + Eugenio
Rosyln and Luis brought their baby daughter to Yucatan and the Riviera Maya on their honeymoon. They stayed in downtown Playa del Carmen at the boutique Mahekal Beach Resort, just off the 5th Avenue. We met them for a wedding and family portrait session in July 2018.
“We have traveled to Mexico several times in the last couple of years and never had any concerns. So this time it was an easy decision. I would advise any couple that is getting married to give it a chance. Mexico is a beautiful country that sometimes gets a bad reputation because of the media. If we got a chance to do it all over again, we would pick Mexico all over again. Plus, Mexican food is delicious!” – Roslyn + Luis
Cherise and Tom decided to forgo a traditional wedding back home in Canada. Instead they eloped in Mexico, with Cherises’s mom and dad, in a cenote, in July 2018! Their cenote wedding was followed by a trash the dress which turned into an Adam and Eve session… Even naked in the Mexican jungle they considered themselves safe!
“Honestly, I love Mexico. I tend to steer clear of the tourist traps and the so-called “safe” modes of travel. Like everywhere else in the world there is a dark side but if you employ common sense (the same common sense you employ at home to avoid getting into trouble) you will be perfectly safe. You can find a wealth of opportunity if you take a chance. Take a collectivo! They are fun! You get to interact with locals who, for the most part, are more than happy to help and show you their world. If you give Mexico the opportunity it will surprise you. Just remember that you are in a foreign country, that you are a visitor, and respect the fact that you are not at home and not everything is the same.” – Cherise + Tom
After 20 years together, Marie and Martha finally tied the knot. They chose a private villa inside the gated community of Puerto Aventuras for their May 2018 wedding.
“Mexico has many beautiful places. We always tell people, as long as they do their research and be properly informed, then they can have a great time in Mexico. In spite of the advisories, we always enjoy Mexico. We always take our precautions and things always seem fine. We always take in consideration the risk of something bad happening anywhere, anytime but as long as we stay out of trouble, trouble won’t find us. The Haciendas are in a nice, secure community – that made it even better. Everyone felt safe. Our guests loved it and had a great time. Not to mention, some of us loved Puerto Aventuras so much, we are going back in October!” – Marie + Martha
Ashley got to get married in her mom and dad’s house – on the beach in Mexico! Her parents have been living here part time for almost 2 decades and testify to how completely safe and secure they feel as local ex-pats living in Mexico. Their gorgeous private vlla wedding just outside Tulum was May 2018.
“Don’t go looking for trouble and you’ll be fine!” Being a resident in Mexico for so long, we have never had any break-ins or trouble in the 19 years Ashley and her family have been in the Riviera Maya.” – Dan + Ashley
Becky and Don brought over 100 guests to the Hard Rock Riviera Maya for their July 2018 wedding!
“We had a fantastic experience in Mexico!! The travel advisories are pretty specific in regards to keeping you and your loved ones safe. We weren’t there to buy drugs or involved in any cartel related things, so we didn’t have any issues. Advice for future couples: Don’t listen to everything you hear.” – Becky + Don
Words by Matt Adcock – Del Sol Photography Co-Founder
Matt Adcock is an internationally award winning photojournalist and among the Top 10 wedding photographers in the world according to American Photo Magazine and a designated as a Wedding Trailblazer by the Huffington Post for his innovations with the Trash the dress photography theme. He has been featured on Lonely Planet free diving and photographing whale sharks in the wild off the coast of Isla Mujeres Mexico. His images have been featured on every major USA television network, Fox, CBS, ABC, and CNN.