Monday, June 29, 2009

Groovy Day-After Shots

Just a peek at a couple super cool day-after shots taken in May following Angie and Adam's lovely and intimate wedding ceremony and celebration! Thank you Paulina Ulloa for the photos!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

A Truly Tropical Welcome

We have literally waited years to be able to put together some fun welcome floral arrangements for guests arriving to a Vallarta wedding. We've done all sorts of welcome bags, baskets, boxes and the like (which are also fun!) but we've been secretly wishing for a couple to choose a welcome arrangement for their guests so we could put these fun little items together!

And finally - this week we are delivering 18 tropical arrangements in these adorable (and authentic) adobe pottery pieces we found! A fun agenda of wedding events pops out of the flowers, and as a little "extra," we tied on a handmade bar of kiwi cucumber soap from local vendor Jabon Arte!

I'd love to have one of these awaiting me at my hotel! Hope Lisa and Matt's guests like them too! (Check back for their wedding photos early next week! Their nuptials are this Friday!)

Monday, June 22, 2009

Amanda and Steven - Dreams PV

Amanda and Steven originally planned for their destination wedding to be held at the new Dreams Resort in Nuevo Vallarta, but fate had something else in store for them . . . just three weeks before the event, a surprising twist brought their celebration from Nuevo Vallarta to the Dreams Resort in Puerto Vallarta - and it was stunning!
Congratulations Steven and Amanda - you were gracious, beautiful, kind and amazing!

A few photos to keep you satified until the professional photos are in from Elizabeth Lloyd!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Kathy and Rob - Villa Mediterraneo Part II

We're back to Kathy and Rob again - this time with professional shots by Joe Cogliandro! You don't want to miss these photos! And for more details on this wedding including all our personal comments and details, see here!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Jenny and Jeff - Villa Verde

Funny thing. Lots of couples these days want to get married in Mexico but want very little Mexico reflected in their wedding. I get it. Many people immediately associate Mexico with sombreros, pinatas, cactus and tequila.

What many people forget is that Mexico, as much as it has its share of sombreros, pinatas, cactus and tequila, is also a country wealthy with hand-painted pottery, intricately beaded artwork, festive colors, beautifully-designed iron work, succulent tropical fruits and so much more. A Mexican-themed wedding can speak to the vibrancy of the culture through subtle and natural elements as in Jenny and Jeff's wedding this past Monday! Their color palette of fuschia, orange, red and green brought a punch of color to the brick terrace while the decor focused on Mexico . . . in a beautiful, non-sombrero way!

Believe it or not, our inspiration for this wedding came from a couple cakes Jenny liked:

Both cakes had the word "Love" on them - well, we decided to take that idea, add local flare and voila! "Amor" was the theme of this wedding . . . and wow, did it fit the occasion! This celebration focused on the love, uh hum, amor between this amazing couple, their gathered family and group of friends!

A beachfront ceremony in June calls for some shade for guests, and what better way to add color to the beach than with natural bougainvillea suspended over a natural wood structure. Ivory curtains blocked sunlight filtering in from the sides while still allowing for a beautiful view!

Upstairs on the terrace, festive and shaded "cabanas" awaited guests during cocktail hour!

A special children's area was set up for five youngsters! Of course even their area combines with the rest of the wedding!

Guests were seated at beautiful dinner tables that popped with colorful flowers emerging from terracotta pots filled with limes!

Gotta love the cake! A fun and festive combination of several cakes Jenny loved . . . made with "amor" by Charme Reposteria!

After dinner and dessert, guests danced the night away beneath the palapa! Additional seating was placed around the space for those who needed a rest, and decorative terracotta pieces added candlelight and flowers to the area!

Mexican tortas (sandwiches), cookies and milk were served at the end of the night - what a popular treat!

Congratulations Jenny and Jeff - we loved being a part of your festive Mexican celebration . . . filled with mucho amor!