“Great news – we’ve decided we want to do Puerto Vallarta with The Dazzling Details in winter 2012!” With that email, the planning for Beth and Aaron’s amazing destination wedding began! And the result was an unforgettable blend of light and airy romance, festive elegance, fresh beach beauty, charming rustic touches, lively family and friends and a stunning and oh-so-fun bride and groom!
Beth and her entourage of ladies spent the day beautifying before making their way to Casa Garza Blanca where they donned their dresses and readied themselves for the afternoon celebration!
The bride carried a soft, romantic bouquet of white lisianthus and ranunculus with touches of pale pink and peach baby roses. The rest of the bridal party carried lovely bunches of baby’s breath! And seriously, have you ever seen two cuter flower girls than these?
Guests arrived at the villa in the late afternoon and made their way down to the private beach area. Walking through a path of chiffon-covered trellises featuring hand-painted signs with words from the couple’s vows, guests arrived to the ceremony area – where an elevated canopy awaited the bride and groom and heaping bunches of baby’s breath lined the aisle.
Following the ceremony, guests gathered on the upper level terrace and garden listening to authentic Mariachi music and sampling tasty cocktails and canapes. Bold shades of peaches, oranges and corals with touches of turquoise, chandeliers dripping with crystals, ombre-style throw pillows and fabrics blowing in the breeze adorned the garden areas!
And there is just no fun to be had by youngsters at an adult wedding – unless, of course, a special area created in the spirit of young fun is provided to cater just to them! And that there was! A basket set out with fun activities endlessly entertained the special little girls who were such an important part of the day!
On their way to dinner, guests found escort cards with table assignments drifting in the breeze beneath twinkle-lit trees lining the pool terrace, and then seated themselves at wooden tables in the garden.
Round wooden tables aren’t available for rent around PV, so our team built them – and then hand-crafted what we called mini-skirt tablecloths for them in an ombre style. Ruffles of gradient colors fell from the tables edges while still exposing the rustic wooden tops and handmade decorative table legs. Tall centerpieces rose from the table centers and overflowed with heavenly bunches of baby’s breath.
And not to be forgotten at dinner, the little girls again found special details for themselves! Hand-carved Mexican monkey toys hung from the back of their chairs, and coloring sheets and crayons were at their place settings.
Dozens of candles on each table created a romantic glow for diners and exposed bulb lighting overhead added a festive flair!
The bride and groom were introduced officially and took their places at the dinner tables to feed their appetites alongside their guests!
After dinner, the cake was cut beneath hanging chandeliers, and dancing ensued!
And for the rest of the night, there was twisting and turning on the dance floor, followed by tasty tacos, and guests went off into the starry night with memories to last a lifetime!
Thank you Adam Nyholt for the beautiful photos! And as always, thank you to Socorro Sandoval for shooting portfolio shots for us as well (some of which are included above). Congratulations Beth and Aaron!!!