“For the bowl burning which included the silent vows, I took the idea from Alemara’s mother. Every new year in which we do a bowl burning to get rid of bad things and invite new things. We combined that with Alemara and my own ideas of silent vows. We wanted it to be something special. Those vows are meant for me and her and no one else and we wanted that to be shared just between the two of us” – Court
We are constantly surprised and delighted by how each couple personalizes their wedding ceremony. Court and Alemara decided to have “silent vows”. They read each others vows to themselves, then they BURNT the paper the vows were written on!
They also included a reference to their love of nature by including a crystal blessing in their ring exchange. We asked Court and Alemara to tell us more about this unique unity ceremony and their whole amazing day.
“We wanted to make the ceremony unique and different.”
“The crystal came from the fact that we love exploring in the mountains and enjoying nature. We are always looking for crystals! With my love for crystals and her and her mom’s belief in the energy from them I thought it would be a great way to showcase both and provide a spiritual cleansing and beginning to the rings.”
Del Sol: What was the most important factor in consideration when choosing to marry in Mexico?
“In choosing Mexico, the factors that stood out were the weather, the idea of having all family and friends together for the wedding and vacation as well as Alemara’s Mexican Heritage. Alemara says we must have been to Mexico a MILLON times. I’ve been at least 7-8 times but she’s been there countless more, including the 2 years she lived there after she was born” – Court
Del Sol: Talk to us about your venue, why did you choose a Valentin Imperial Maya Wedding?
“Valentin Imperial Maya was incredible. Such a beautiful place to have a wedding but also to spend great time with family and friends. The resort staff, especially the wedding coordinator Faviola did such an incredible job!!” – Alemara + Court
Del Sol: we loved your first look, super sweet and gorgeous photos from that moment too!
“The first look was awesome! It gave us time, personal time between the two of us to really cherish the moment and live in the moment before all the hectic craziness started of the wedding, I would strongly recommend!!” – Alemara + Court
Del Sol: What was your favorite part of the wedding?
“Our favorite part of the wedding was the having friends and family together for a few days before. For the actual wedding day, it was taking the pictures on the beach with Alemara and I and our wedding party! It was great to have a relaxing moment with close friends before we went back to the reception. Del Sol played a big part in making the whole day and evening exciting and special. WE felt like celebrities with all the cameras and people and it was awesome!” -Court
Del Sol: What is your secret to stay in Love after so many years of being in a relationship?
“The secret to staying in love after so many years is liking each other, Sounds simple but its the truth. We are best friends. We accept the other for who they are and love them and enjoy being with them 24/7.” – Court
Del Sol: What was the most fun of the day?
“The most fun of the day would be the wedding party pictures on the beach. It was a time to relax before all the craziness of the reception started!” – Court
“Del Sol Photography was spectacular! Truly made us feel like celebrities and they all did such a great job of making us feel special and catching every moment without being obtrusive or in the way. They are wonderful people to work with and truly care about making your special day a dream!”
“Hiring them for the first look and getting ready photos really allowed us to get to know everyone on their team before the wedding actual started and they all were awesome! ” – Alemara + Court
Del Sol: Is there anything you would change about the day?
“If there was anything to change about the day, it would be to slow down time!” – Court
Del Sol: Any piece of advice for lovers considering Mexico for their wedding celebration?
“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
Chasing your dreams and making things happen is exactly what Court and Alemara did. They put all of their confidence in going to an amazing country, yes to an epic adventure to travel for love to Mexico.
To see more of our unique unity ceremony ideas, we published the crystal ceremony here along with other unique favorites.
Principal Photographer: Sol
Destination Wedding Location: Valentin Imperial Maya
Valentin Imperial Maya Wedding Coordinator: Faviola