Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Suzanne and Joe - The Biggest Peek Ever!

My intention was to give you a sneak peek at Suzanne and Joe's wedding this past May 10th, but as I began sorting through the snapshots we took of the setup and celebration, I realized that there were just so many things I loved about this wedding, I couldn't narrow it down! So here is the biggest peek ever at their wedding - the ceremony at Hacienda San Angel chapel and the reception at nearby Villa Leonarda!

Congratulations Suzanne and Joe!

We created ceremony programs modelled after the couple's invitations and added a flaming heart milagro charm inside each one! I LOVE how these turned out!

Suzanne really wanted her guests to walk the three blocks from the chapel to the villa, so we spiced it up with a festive parade! Guests really got into it - carrying pinatas above their heads and signs in their hands, shaking maracas and tambourines, donning paper flower crowns and brightly colored sombreros!

Upon arrival at the villa, the instruments and props were left at the door and guests were greeted with a red rose petal aisle converting the celebration from festive street fun to traditional Mexican elegance!

Suzanne and Joe opted for a cocktail-style reception with passed appetizers and various food stations as opposed to a formal seated dinner. This was a perfect choice for their mingling group, and the food not only looked great but was scrumptious! Thanks Plush!

And a Mexican wedding isn't complete without tequila! A small tequila tasting station was set up on the far side of the pool with adobe shot glasses. This turned into great fun as guests actually closed their eyes and taste-tested trying to guess which tequila was which!

Various seating areas and tables were set up on the terrace overlooking the river; deep red roses burst from adobe pitchers, Mexican shawls added a touch of authenticity to the decor, and of course, flaming hearts peeked out from the arrangements.

And check out the custom-made cake topper Suzanne created for her cake! So unique!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Elan and Matt - Villa Encanto

Elan and Matt married at Villa Encanto in early May at an all-white wedding! Elan chose a palette of white, white and more white and simply wanted to incorporate texture (in white) as well as lace and eyelets! The ceremony took place in the villa garden followed by cocktails on the beachside terrace! During cocktail hour, the garden was transformed into a beautiful white dinner reception, and guests ended the evening dancing the night away on the sandy beach below! An unforgettable celebration!

Congratulations Elan and Matt!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Janice and Anthony - Video Trailer

Janice and Anthony were married the first of May at Dreams Nuevo Vallarta! We've posted their sneak peek photos and given you a glimpse at some of the decor in the Dazzling Details video put together for us by videographer Eduardo Caldarelli, now here is a peek at the trailer of their wedding video - also filmed by Eddy!

Janice & Anthony - Wedding Trailer from Sandpiper Films on Vimeo.

If this doesn't make you want to get married all over again, I don't know what will!

Congratulations Janice and Anthony!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

A Glimpse . . .

We received such an amazing gift today from Eddy Caldarelli - not only a former groom of ours but now also a fellow wedding professional! We had the opportunity to work with Eddy at three of our spring weddings - in fact, we got to work together three times in eight days! So here is a glimpse he put together from those three weddings beginning with Erin's arrival at the villa with her ladies on wedding day afternoon and having her first peek at the setup! (I think she looks happy!) And best of all, you also get to see what a really amazing videographer he is! Thanks Eddy! (Anyone interested in Eddy's work, feel free to shoot me an email!)

The Dazzling Details from Sandpiper Films on Vimeo.


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Meghan and Ben - Sneak Peek!

Meghan and Ben's wedding day could not have been more amazing - perfect blue skies, a lovely breeze, an oh-so-in-love bride and groom! A few peeks to keep you satisfied until we see some pro photos by our ever-beloved Elizabeth Lloyd!

Congratulations Meghan and Ben! You were lovely!