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Meredith and Joe: A Puerto Vallarta Wedding at La Mansión

What a stunning wedding– the gorgeous La Mansión, an incredible group of family and friends, and one of the best design/coordination teams in the country (The Dazzling Details, of course!) resulted in an unbelievable day!
I asked Meredith and Joe to tell me a bit about how they met and got engaged.  Meredith said:  We met in the elevator of our apartment building. After a few passing by conversations, Joe finally asked me out our buildings 4th of July roof top deck party. 

We got engaged in the Arboretum, a park in Seattle while walking our pups.

I always like to ask my couples why they chose to have a destination wedding– Meredith said: Joe and I both love Puerto Vallarta and have always talked about a destination wedding. We liked the idea of spending quality time with our guests in paradise. La Mansion had endless possibilities for decor and was right on the beach. I also liked the idea of getting married in a garden type atmosphere vs. the beach, so that villa was perfect.

Here are a few of my favorites from the day:
The Dazzling Details wedding at La Mansion

My favorite thing to ask is which part of the day stood out in the couple’s mind as the most memorable part of the day.  Meredith said: My favorite part of the day was dinner. Looking at the insanely beautiful decor, all of our amazing friends and family, and being right on the water. Joe and I kept looking at each other saying, “Can you believe this is OUR wedding?” It was the time where we really soaked in how lucky we are and how perfect the day was, and that we were officially Mr. & Mrs. Rivas. Such an overwhelming moment.

Congratulations, Meredith and Joe!!  What a gorgeous day!!
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Carrie and Donnie: A Puerto Vallarta Wedding

Carrie and Donnie were married on a gorgeous, sunny day in Puerto Vallarta!  It was a lovely day from start to finish– from mariachis to fireworks, C + D held an amazing party!

I asked Carrie and Donnie to tell me how they met and got engaged, and they said that they met in the swimming pool at the Esmerelda in Palm Springs– Donnie was there for a golf trip and Carrie was there for a girls’ weekend.  Donnie proposed 3 years from the weekend they met at Sirocco, the restaurant in the Esmerelda, the site of their first “date.”

Here are a few of my favorites from the day:

Puerto Vallarta Wedding Photography

I wanted to know how they chose Playa Fiesta and Puerto Vallarta for their wedding day– they said:  I love Puerto Vallarta and started doing my research based on my trips there.  I was in love with Playa Fiesta before I got there to scope it out and 5 minutes into touring the Playa Fiesta, we were sold.

 

I like to ask my couples about their favorite/most memorable part of the day.  Donnie said his most memorable part of the day was: When Carrie walked down the aisle and the fireworks kicked butt.

Carrie said: I really enjoyed the ceremony, seeing Donnie standing there and I loved the fireworks too… so did our guests.

Congratulations Carrie and Donnie!!

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Brittany and Richard: A Las Caletas Wedding

Brittany and Richard were married at Las Caletas on a beautiful weekend in April.  We also met the day after for a post shoot in La Zona Romantica, so we were able to get some gorgeous, colorful backdrops as well!

I asked Brittany and Richard to tell me a bit about how they met, and Brittany said:  We met at Richard’s apartment on June 26, 2010 in Brentwood (West LA). I had reconnected with a guy friend of mine, who was randomly on the kickball team I had just joined. This guy friend asked me and a girlfriend of mine to join him and some of his friends for a night out. The “pre-party” before we went out was held at Richard’s apartment.

 Brittany and Richard told me how they became engaged: We were engaged at Washington Square Park in New York on February 8, 2014. New York is Richard’s favorite city and for our first vacation as a couple, we went to New York. We would also often meet in New York during the time Richard worked overseas in the Middle East and London, so its a special place for us. We were on our way to a friend’s house and Richard wanted to walk through Washington Square Park in 20 degree weather. We were taking pictures underneath the arc when he turned to me and asked me to marry him. Our friends who we were meeting were hiding off to the side taking pictures and brought champagne.
Here are a few of my favorite images from the day:
Puerto Vallarta Wedding Photographer at Las Caletas
I asked Brittany and Richard why they wanted a destination wedding, and Brittany said: We knew we wanted a destination wedding because we love to travel and we wanted to keep the wedding intimate. We also wanted to make a weekend out of it, rather than just one day. We ultimately chose Las Caletas because of its uniqueness and we loved the idea of the venue being accessible only by boat.
 
I asked them what their favorite part of the weekend was, and Brittany said: The favorite part of the weekend was seeing everyone have such a good time. On the wedding day, everything was our favorite part — our first look, walking down the aisle with our parents, all of the speeches, the dances, and the sky lanterns. It was magical.
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