Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Wonderful Welcome!

Jess and Mike welcome their guests to Puerto Vallarta today with a festive Hurrah! We filled galvanized pails with a bottle of salsa (with a personalized label, of course!), a snack bag of tortilla chips and a wedding weekend agenda (just in case guests are having SO much fun that they forget why they are here!) As an "extra" to add some color, The Dazzling Details added a handpainted pottery shot glass to complete the look! So fun! Welcome to all of Jess and Mike's guests!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Puerto Vallarta - Helping Friends and Neighbors!

Puerto Vallarta and particularly its northern neighboring towns of San Pancho, Sayulita and several smaller communities have been negatively affected by the tremendous amounts of rain and the resulting flooding and landslides these past couple weeks.

We are monitoring the situation very carefully and sincerely hope that soon everything will settle down and return to sunshine and clear skies, but in the meantime, there is a sincere cry for help in local communities.

The flooding of the rivers and extreme landslides have left many families with nothing. In San Pancho alone, more than 70 people are currently living at a local community center. In addition, the residents of these communities are currently unable to leave the towns as bridges at the entrance to both areas have been washed away. On a very positive note, friends, neighbors and complete strangers are responding with kindness, efficiency and maintaining hope that brighter skies are ahead!

We plan to respond and encourage you to do the same! Puerto Vallarta plays an important part in many of your lives – you were married here, will marry here or simply love our little corner of the world!

The items most needed right now include: food, propane gas, padded mats, blankets, toilet paper, bleach, clothing for adults and children, sugar, rice, pillows, pet food, diapers and baby formula.

The Dazzling Details will be making a donation of supplies to local residents next Wednesday, and we will gladly add $5 to the fund for each comment we receive on Facebook through Tuesday night. If anyone is interested in making a monetary donation, please send me an email at weddings@thedazzlingdetails.com.

We look forward to helping out our neighbors and thank any of you who choose to provide support!

(Just a peek at the local community efforts this week! This premature baby born in the town of San Pancho was ziplined out of the city by Canopy Tour employees in order to be transported to a hospital in Tepic!)

By the end of Tuesday evening, $1730 USD had been raised to help community members in need! A sincere thank you to all our couples, fans, families, vendors and those who left comments on Facebook. Your thoughtfulness can't even be measured! We feel so blessed to know and work with you!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Erin and Damien - Style Me Pretty!

Oops! Forgot to post this last June . . . its been a busy summer! Erin and Damien's wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty this past June - check out the post here.

And just for those of you who don't plan to wander on over to SMP, here are a few photos by the lovely Michelle Turner! (Click to enlarge photo collages!)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Christine and Chad - Casa Salamandra

Christine and Chad married four months ago at Casa Salamandra in Nuevo Vallarta. Due to a hard drive crash, I lost all the wedding photos I had taken and just now got my hands on their professional photos taken by Serendipity! Yippee! The story of their day in photographs!

The bride, her three-year-old-son and the entire bridal party started the day off getting beautified (and handsome-ized) at Dreams Resort in PV where they were staying with their guests.

At the villa later that afternoon, the bride and groom prepare to see each other for the first time - so romantic!

Then it was on to the ceremony set up on the beach at the foot of the villa. Guest chairs were set in four columns with arrangements of curly willow and bright orange birds of paradise emerging from sandy vases. The bride and groom stood beneath a bamboo canopy with flowing gold specked ivory chiffon at their sides.

Following the ceremony, guests were invited to a beach lounge area where clean white tufted couches and chairs awaited them. Additional bird-of-paradise arrangements surrounded the dance floor in the middle of the lounge, and more chiffon drifted at the edges of the dance floor to create a dreamy and exotic look!

Guests then climbed the stairs to the villa terrace for dinner at tables dressed with white linens and natural rattan overlays. Natural coconuts were filled with flowers and surrounded tall vases with bird-of-paradise and curly willow.

Following the cutting of the cake and a gorgeous fireworks display, guests were invited back down to the dance lounge for cocktails, lots of great music and a night full of dancing!

Congratulations Christine and Chad!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Destination I Do Magazine Feature!

So excited to announce that Jessica + Paul’s destination wedding in Puerto Vallarta is published in the Fall/Winter 2010 issue of Destination I Do Magazine!! This issue hit newsstands on August 31 and is just chock full of lovely eye candy … you won’t want to miss it! (Click on each image for a better look!)
Congratulations Jess and Paul! We miss you!

Congratulations Jess and Paul!