Monica & Chris – Guadalupe Church/Dreams Resort

Monica and Chris had just a few requests for their wedding . . . marry at the incredible Guadalupe Cathedral, incorporate elements in the reception to evoke the charm of Old World Mexico, include one of the beach lounge area/dance floors that so many people now recognize as our own, throw in a wrought iron chandelier here or there, understated on flowers, overdone on candles – oh, and of course a bold color palette of fuchsia and purple to represent their personal flair.

Monica expressed her love of butterflies to us long before her wedding, so we wanted to include that as a personal touch for her!  Silver butterfly charms were incorporated into her bouquet as well as the groom’s bout and then appeared again at the reception on the couple’s escort card.


Bridesmaid bouquets composed of groupings of different colored blooms were the perfect compliment to Monica’s bouquet.

Guests were welcomed to the cocktail and dinner reception on the beach by the trumpets of mariachi, the swaying of rich-toned chiffon sheers in the ocean breeze and endless food and fun at every turn.

(Poor mariachi dressed in black in the afternoon heat!)

And the bride and groom sneaked away for a few photos (and smooches) on the beach.

Then re-entered the reception and twirled on to the dance floor for their first dance while the flower girls tossed petals above them while they danced.

The sun set.  Dinner was served.  Candles were lit.  And dancing (and dessert!) ensued.

Photos by Michelle Turner Photography