Friday, November 28, 2008

Great Little Deal - April 2009

Black Friday appeared in full force with sales on every website and in every store across the United States, and wedding vendors are playing their part in offering great prices as well! Here’s a great opportunity for anyone getting married in Puerto Vallarta between April 11th through May 1st!

Experienced wedding photographer Roy Thomas of Black Dog Photography will be in town shooting a wedding on April 25th, and while in town, thought he’d do double duty! Whether it be a grand fiesta, a small intimate wedding on a budget, a trash the dress session, an engagement session or any other type of event . . . Black Dog is willing to offer a great deal to anyone interested in grabbing a date on his calendar!

If you’re interested, send me an email – OR contact Roy’s super-organized wife Allison at Hope someone is able to take advantage of this opportunity!

To see examples of Roy’s work at a wedding here in Vallarta, see Tracy and Mark’s October 2008 wedding.

And since I mentioned Allison, check out her own custom photo greeting card company – Photo Card Creations - a great resource for personalized save the dates, thank you cards and more!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Heather and Chris - Villa Celeste

Today we’re featuring a “Great Little Deal” – a super discount on beachfront Villa Celeste for the holidays! We are also taking this opportunity to recommend this villa as a great wedding venue! The hacienda-style villa is very reminiscent of a traditional home in colonial Mexico . . . and the beachside location is a bonus! The space is ideal for a wedding reception of up to 80 guests with a ceremony on nearby Conchas Chinas Beach.

Here are photos from Chris and Heather’s May 2006 wedding - one of our favorites at Villa Celeste! (Photos courtesy of Clare Marie Photography - wow!)

For information on Villa Celeste's great holiday rates, see "Great Little Deal - Villa Celeste!"

Great Little Deal - Villa Celeste

This just came across my desk, and I thought I'd share in case some of you are in need of a Christmas or New Year's getaway!

Villa Celeste is offering amazing holiday rates for this Christmas and New Year! Think beachfront lounging, sunshine, two meals a day prepared by a wonderful chef, margaritas, dips in your own private pool . . . need I go on?

The villa's five bedrooms fit up to 10 guests, and by great prices, we're talking around $100 US/person/night - your own private, beachfront estate for less than the cost of an all-inclusive resort that you share with 500 other people!

If you're interested, shoot me an email!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Sneak Peek - Angela and Mat

Angela and Mat married at Dreams Resort this past weekend! What a beautiful affair it was! We used Angela's dress and their invitation as our inspiration for this one!

For the ceremony, we created a very romantic canopy with gold and cream chiffons.

My favvvvorite part of this wedding design were the corset-style chair covers we made to mirror the bride's dress! We swagged very simple strings of white orchids between the chairs - stunning!

Guests left their shoes on palm mats nearby.

The sun was setting off to the side while the bride and groom exchanged vows - so romantic!

Up on the terrace, a reception full of romance and details awaited!

Dinner tables were set with cream linens, orchid arrangements and gold-chiffon covered candles.

Intimate seating areas were created around a dance floor marked by bamboo, chiffon curtains and twinkle lights.

This is just a sneak peek, remember? We'll post professional photos of the event in a few weeks!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Dazzling Details Collage

Courtesy of photographer Kristi Klemens, behold this beauuuutiful dazzling details collage from Gina and Steven's November wedding!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Sneak Peek - Gina and Steven

November 15th - what a great day for a wedding! The weather was amazing, the breeze just right, the bride was gorgeous, and the day - just fabulous!

Here are a few snapshots we took quickly throughout the day! This setup was beautiful and perfect for the intimate celebration of 20 guests.

The terrace's transformation was so dramatic that you'll barely recognize it! Here's a Before shot:

And here are the Afters!

The ceremony took place at one end of the expansive Villa Quinta del Mar terrace. To help such a large space feel private and intimate, we surrouded the ceremony area with plants.

We constructed a gorgeous fireplace structure to serve as the centerpiece for a beautiful lounge area - perfect for evening mingling!

A beautiful family-style dinner was set beneath a rich wine-colored canopy from which candles hung.

The entire setup glowed with candlelight as the night set in.

We couldn't have asked for a lovelier day! And we anxiously await the professional photos from amazing photographer Kristi Klemens!

Thank you for making our wedding extra special and very beautiful! Everything was fantastic, and you are a wizard at getting everything done and on time!!! You are wonderful, and we were truly blessed to have you as our coordinator! Best wishes and thank you! - Gina and Steven

Monday, November 17, 2008

Tracy and Mark - Quinta del Mar

The photos are in from Tracy and Mark’s beautiful wedding celebration at Villa Quinta del Mar this past October 30th. The bride and groom were guests at a previous wedding we designed in October of 2006 at QDM, and they headed back to the same villa two years later to say their own vows!

They had few requests – simple d├ęcor with very minimal floral, lots and lots of candles and a palette of white, cream and burnt orange… a heavenly combination that highlighted an evening of beauty and elegance!

I’ll let the photos tell the story of the day! (Photos courtesy of Black Dog Photography.)

See Tracy and Mark's "Sneak Peek" from their Trash the Dress session.