Journey of a Thousand Miles: Get Me to the Beach


While the girls were getting some pictures taken, the guys were over at the White Sands lobby with our guests waiting for the vans to arrive to take them to Al Cielo.


Del Sol Photography

They spent a bit of time talking and joking as is the way with our families when they get together.


Del Sol Photography


Del Sol Photography


Del Sol Photography

As everyone was standing there, I think it really hit Nonni that her first grandchild was about to get married. Mr. Meerkat is the first of the grandkids in his family to get married, so I know this was a big moment for Nonni.


Del Sol Photography

After the guys and some of our guests were well on their way to Al Cielo, the girls headed towards the Royal lobby to grab a golf cart so we could quickly get to the White Sands lobby to meet the van. (Yea, the resort is really that big that is has more than one lobby.)


Del Sol Photography

Of course I had my “I’m the boss” hat on and was the leading the way into the lobby. I was so lost in thought that I got a pretty good distance ahead of everyone before I realized it and turned about to see them all smiling at me.


Del Sol Photography

When the golf cart arrived we all piled in. I got the privilege of sitting in the front. I think it’s because my dress took up so much room. 😉


We got to the White Sands lobby just as our van was pulling up. Talk about great timing.


Del Sol Photography

After a very short and hilarious (more to come on that later) drive we arrived at Al Cielo. I have to tell you that getting into a van with my dress was WAY easier than getting out of it. Mama-In-Law Meerkat had to help me get my big ol’ dress out of the van and up to the entrance otherwise it might have been a full on Meerkat face plant into the driveway.


And as everyone stepped through the entrance and out to the beach, here is what they saw:


Del Sol Photography


Del Sol Photography

Breathtaking, isn’t it?

Up Next: A Surprise For Mr. Meerkat



Mrs. Meerkat

Kalamazoo, MI/Riviera Maya
Wedding Date:
December 2010
Inappropriate First Dance Song?
Name Change Revisited
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  1. Member
    HoneyBear 3486 posts, Sugar bee @ 5:44 pm

    Yayayay! This is getting so exciting. I cant wait to see the ceremony 😀

  2. candy apple Member
    candy apple 1877 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:46 pm

    So so pretty!! I love those fronds that are lining your aisle.

  3. earrings Member
    earrings 2611 posts, Sugar bee @ 6:16 pm

    That is one incredible ceremony site! The colours and the lighting in your photos just make me go WOW.

  4. Member
    butterflydoll 921 posts, Busy bee @ 6:48 pm

    ahhh love your pictures! Beautiful!

  5. Member
    PitBulLover 8411 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 6:50 pm

    wow that looks beautiful!

  6. tartlet Member
    tartlet 3227 posts, Sugar bee @ 8:03 pm

    That view is breathtaking!

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    Kate, Guest @ 8:25 pm

    So exciting! The sneak peeks of your ceremony site are so, so beautiful! Can’t wait to read what comes next! Xx

  8. barrettes Member
    barrettes 913 posts, Busy bee @ 8:33 pm

    Just gorgeous! Also, gotta love a bride in sunglasses. =) Nonni’s expression is so sweet looking at Mr. Meerkat.

  9. taffy Member
    taffy 3081 posts, Sugar bee @ 9:18 pm

    Yes, absolutely breathtaking!!!!

  10. knitting Member
    knitting 1072 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:17 pm

    Now I have a huge lobster craving. That picture of you on the bridge is stunning!

  11. painauchocolat Member
    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 11:34 pm

    What a great beach set-up! Love the pic of you at the top of the bridge holding your train off the ground. And your hair looks so good!

  12. gazelle Member
    gazelle 1019 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:35 am

    Your pictures are amazing so far! I love the one of you walking over the bridge. Talk about a breathtaking venue as well. Can’t wait for more!

  13. elephant Member
    elephant 6339 posts, Bee Keeper @ 11:52 am

    Such an awesome setting!

  14. meerkat Member
    meerkat 3257 posts, Sugar bee @ 12:15 pm

    @HoneyBear: Very soon I promise. 😉

    @Miss Gazelle: Thanks G! 😛

  15. hyena Member
    hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:17 pm

    Gah, Meerkat, I know I’ve said this before, but I am so, so obsessed with your dress! :)
    I did my bridal portraits already, and it took me two people to help me in and out of the car!

  16. carousel Member
    carousel 590 posts, Busy bee @ 7:36 am

    Yes that is truly breathtaking – and you look fabulous!

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