This destination wedding allowed Mirela and Franz to exchange the freezing temperatures of a German winter for the sunny beaches of Mexico! With the help of their photographer, Simone Betz, the couple researched tropical locations that would complement their vision of an intimate ceremony by the sea. It was not long before they were on a plane bound for picturesque Playa del Carmen!

“Mirela and Franz are not the ordinary, traditional couple,” Simone says. “They love adventure and exploring places… they told me, ‘Church was never really our thing. Everyone thought we were joking when we told [them] that we wanted to get married abroad.’ I loved them from the beginning… They got married in the way they love and that’s what counts in the end – the love of the couple for each other and nothing else.”

What truly set this wedding apart, however, were the events that took place the following day. Simone proposed the idea of exploring one of Mexico’s famed cenotes for a gorgeous underwater session, and the newlyweds were in! The seclusion of the underground cavern paired with the vibrance of the turquoise waters made for a beautifully intimate experience. “The idea was to create something unique for them that will last forever,” Simone recalls, and I think we can all agree she achieved just that!


Photography by ROVA FineArt Wedding



“…it’s important as a couple to focus on what you want and to live your own personal dream. You just get married once, make it yours… find the right photographer… You want someone on you side that you can trust, feel comfortable [with], and that understands your wishes and dreams. It’s like shoes, you have to find the one for you that fits.”

[Simone Betz, Photographer]



“[The couple] told me afterwards… that their wedding day [went] by so quickly and that they missed many of the little moments and how important it is to have pictures… to remember these moments forever.”

[Simone Betz]



“The cenotes are such a special place, and we coincidently found a little burning fire which created awesome smoke and light [trails] with the sun in the middle of the jungle.”

[Simone Betz]




Thank you to Simone Betz of ROVA FineArt Wedding for sharing this session, and congratulations to Mirela + Franz!



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