We’re in love with Jemmilyn and Travis’ Secrets Silversands wedding. A couple with a strong connection and a thoughtful approach to their relationship, we were delighted to talk to them more about their love story and their wedding day.
Del Sol: We love that you talk about “learning more and more of what it takes to become “one”” – that your relationship is an ongoing process :) Did you learn something new about being “the one” from your Secrets Silversands wedding experience?
“We’re just excited to grow together and experience what life has to offer.” – Travis
Jemmilyn: “I didn’t learn anything particularly “new” from our destination wedding experience. But I love this feeling of the newly wed stage because to me, it solidifies us being a team now. It’s not just about myself and my goals, it’s really about us and our goals, and what can I do as an individual to contribute. And it feels special to know that he is by my side always.”
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Del Sol: You guys decided to do a first look – talk to us about that.
“I really felt like our first look needed to be something that we shared on our own – just the two of us without our guests or other prepared onlookers. I loved it.” – Jemmilyn
Travis: “This was Jemm’s idea, but I loved it.”
Del Sol: Was there a part of each others’ vows that stood out?
Jemmilyn: “It was an incredible experience listening to Travis say his vows to me. Travis is not an emotional person, so to see him choke up like that was so touching and really showed me how much he loved me.”
“I have never seen Travis cry in our almost 5 years of being together, and to see him cry happy tears, well that was more than special.” – Jemmilyn
Travis: “She made me feel like we’re one person and that she’ll be there for me, no matter what.”
Del Sol: We loved that you had a loved one officiate (and we have a soft spot for “the power of love” which he used in his script!)
Travis: “Our officiant was my uncle Chad Hudziak. He loves the 80s, hence the Huey Lewis reference. He did a great job and it was exciting to have a family member be a part of it all.”
Jemmilyn: “Chad is only 5 years older than Travis, so they basically grew up together. It was really special to us that we had someone we both personally knew officiate our wedding. Chad is very personable and does not take much for him to win a crowd over. We were so lucky to have him officiate our wedding.
“He actually wrote the ceremony all by himself, with the help of some guidelines, but “the power of love” was all his idea :)” – Jemmilyn
Del Sol: Travis, even though your mom wasn’t with you physically, you payed beautiful tribute to her.
Travis: “My mom’s brother was the officiant and her daughter (my sister) filled in for her on the dance floor. Everyone knows how important that day would’ve been to her, so I feel like we represented her and the family terrifically.”
Del Sol: How was your experience with the del Sol team?
Jemmilyn: “They were amazing. They were such a professional group and worked so hard to get the perfect shot each time. I could tell they loved their jobs as well :) I am so happy I made the right decision to choose Del Sol :)”
Travis: “It was great. You guys seemed to work very hard and tried to capture as much as you possibly could. We appreciate that.
Del Sol: Why did you choose a Secrets Silversands Wedding?
Jemmilyn: “We were so inspired by our other friends who had destination weddings, that we both knew this is what we wanted. It gave us a reason to take a vacation with our best friends and family!”
“We wanted everyone who came to have a full and memorable weekend, and we wanted to enjoy it with them.” – Travis
Jemmilyn: “Secrets Silversands seemed to check all our boxes. We wanted: an all-inclusive, a reasonable price for our guests, not too far from the airport, good food, secluded beach area to have the ceremony, a modern style, big enough but not too big of a size, adults only. Everyone was so helpful during our stay.”
Travis: “We toured a handful of resorts. The resort itself seemed to fit our style the best.”
Del Sol: How was your experience in Mexico – bearing in mind the current travel advisories against Mexico?
Travis: “This is one of the reasons why we picked an all-inclusive. A resort like Secrets Silversands is its own world. It’s removed from the worries of the regular world.”
“Our time in Mexico was fantastic. I think that with today’s media, it’s very easy to become hyper-sensitive to crime in certain parts of the world. That overshadows how beautiful and entertaining a place like Riviera Maya is.” – Travis
Jemmilyn: “Our experience in Mexico was was amazing. I didn’t want to leave! I just thought of all the terrible things going on in the US, and realized that you can’t truly be safe anywhere you go. While we were in Mexico, there was a mass shooting at a local bar near Los Angeles only about 20 minutes away from where we lived. And there was a large wildfire not too far away from where we lived as well. This all occurred in a span of 1 week. Our house could have burned down!”
“Basically, you can’t live your life under a shell and think that everything on the media is going to happen to you. Do your research, and just travel smart! I’d definitely return to Mexico :)” – Jemmilyn
Principal Photographer: Vanessa
Destination Wedding Location: Secrets Silversands Cancun
Secrets Silversands Wedding Ceremony: Bahia Petempich
Secrets Silversands Wedding Reception: Oceana Restaurant
Wedding Dress: Panache Bridal
Bride Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Grooms Wear: Indochino
Secrets Silversands Wedding Coordinator: Dalia Contrera
HairStylist and Makeup Artist: Styling Trio
Florist: Alquimia Events
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