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Yasmary and Zoe: A Puerto Vallarta Wedding

What a party!  If you aren’t having an Hora Loca at your wedding, you should seriously rethink it!  Once the props came out, the dance floor went wild!  Add to that the fact that Yaz and Zoe are two of the most fun-loving people I’ve met, and it makes for an unforgettable day!

I asked Yaz and Zoe how they met and got engaged, and they said:  We met at a bar full of sweaty gay men. Zoe eyeballed Yaz dancing with a group of friends and shimmied up for a dance… fireworks happened and the rest is history… We woke up one Saturday morning in the summer, all sleepy and with horrible bad breath and I (Yaz) asked her. She said yes. 

When I asked them why they chose a destination wedding, they said: 50% pragmatism: our families are in too many places and it was easier to do it somewhere central. And 50% romanticism on Yaz’s part. Her favourite state of being is wearing a bathing suit near the ocean. 

Here are a few of my favorite images from their wedding:

Puerto Vallarta Wedding Photography: Y and Z

I asked Yaz and Zoe to tell me a bit about their wedding planning process, and they said:  We really didn’t go about our wedding planning in a typical fashion. A lot of our inspiration came from unexpected places. For example, one night on the way home from work we decided to have an impromptu dinner date. We stumbled upon a small fancy French restaurant that we had never seen or heard of before. The menus were simple, elegant, and adorably clipped onto pieces of cardboard. We  loved it and copied that style for our menus.

When I asked them about their favorite part of the day, they said:  Snuggling up in bed half the day while Yaz was sick and Zoe had no voice. The speeches from our officiants. The speeches from our families. Our first dance. The mad ninja skills of the photog (which really everyone still talks about).  

I guarantee that people will be talking about your wedding for so many years to come– what an unbelievable day, from start to finish!!  :)

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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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