Friday, August 15, 2008

Jackie and Terry - Villa Encantada

Jackie and Terry were our adventuresome couple of the season, driving their trailer all the way from Canada to Puerto Vallarta on what they called their “weddingmoon!” Opting for a super-intimate celebration including twelve of their closest family members and friends, this couple hosted an amazingly beautiful and special wedding event at Villa Encantada!

I absolutely loved Jackie’s dress! Not just anyone could get away with this low-cut, twisted back number, but Jackie looked incredibly stunning! Her request for a very small and simple orchid bouquet was exactly what was needed to compliment her dress!

Ceremony chairs were draped with a string of orchids, and palm fans lay on every other chair to keep guests cool! And who needs a ring bearer! The bride brought a beautiful pottery bowl gifted to her, and the rings as well as a locket necklace from Terry’s passed mom were displayed in the bowl with natural leaves and orchids. The bowl was placed on a ceremony table ready for the ring exchange!

We chose to keep the ceremony backdrop 100% natural as the Vallarta mountainside was incredible enough in itself. We simply placed fuchsia rose petals beneath their feet and simple votive candles to their backs; the bride, groom and the beautiful scenery made for a breathtaking view.

A small corner lounge area was created in the couple’s colors – chocolate and fuchsia – and decorated very simply with blown-glass vases, stones and orchids.

An intimate dinner table followed the same pattern – the twelve guests sat around a deep chocolate imperial dinner table with gorgeous orchids and candles lighting the middle. Place cards were held in the tines of the forks in order to prevent them blowing away, and crisp white napkins folded vertically topped off the table with a modern touch.

By night both the lounge and dinner table were stunning in elegant candlelight.

A very simple, square wedding cake was decorated beautifully with cascading orchids.

The couple brought little white boxes with personalized ‘thank you’ labels which we filled with Mexican wedding cookies as a parting gift for their guests.

The next day, Jackie and Terry dressed back up in their wedding attire for a “Trash the Dress” photo session with photographer Paulina Ulloa. This type of photo shoot is fantastic for couples who are looking to spend a little more time getting the perfect photo! Here are a few photos from their day after!

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