Katie and Patrick were married on a gorgeous January day in one of my favorite places in the world– Punta Mita, Mexico. Beautiful sand, beautiful sea, and a wonderful group all combined to make this an amazing day!! I had a blast photographing their wedding, and I always love working with the amazing design team at The Dazzling Details!
I asked Katie and Patrick to tell me a bit about how they met, and Katie said: We met through friends of friends on Halloween 2009. Patrick was dressed as the blonde karate kid and I was a ninja with all of my girlfriends. We didn’t really start dating until a year after we met, but once we did, we were pretty much inseparable.
When I asked her about the proposal, she said: Patrick proposed on a Sunday morning a few days before Christmas. We had just moved into a new apartment and were in the process of decorating. We had an empty wall above our couch in the living room for some time, but had been waiting to find something we really liked before hanging anything. That Sunday morning, I walked downstairs and found a wrapped canvas hanging on that empty wall. I unwrapped it to find a canvas that collaged all of our major moments together – a picture of my friend’s apartment where we had met, the restaurant where we had our first day, first vacations, etc. As I turned around in tears, he was down on one knee.
Here are a few of my favorites from the wedding day:
I asked Katie and Patrick how they chose they wedding venue, and Katie said: We knew we wanted something different. We’d been to enough weddings and wanted to make our wedding a party for everyone involved. We both love to travel so we decided on a destination. Based on the weather options in December (I’m a teacher so our timeframe dictated a winter wedding), we narrowed in on Mexico and on a whim, decided to head down to Puerto Vallarta to scout out locations. We found The Dazzling Details online and arranged a weekend with them. We fell in love with the location and our planners – the rest was history.
I asked them about their favorite parts of the day and they said: So many that it’s almost impossible to pick just one. The entire day was such a blur; so much so that it almost feels like a dream. Overall, seeing our worlds collide in a final culmination of our week in Mexico was incredible. All of our favorite people in one, beautiful setting helping us celebrate the start of our lives together. And in the center of it all, the look on Patrick’s face throughout the day was unforgettable – seeing him so happy made the day more perfect than I could have ever imagined.
Congratulations, Katie and Patrick!!
Post by Puerto Vallarta Wedding Photographer Michelle Turner.