Starting the year off right… Mattie and Julian’s lovely destination wedding in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico was our first of 2011 and photographing this couple’s big day got the new year off to a great start! Mattie and Julian and their group of family and friends home base in Mexico was the Dreams Puerto Vallarta Resort. On the day of the wedding the group traveled by boat to Las Caletas, a beautiful secluded inlet where Mattie and Julian would be married on the beach and later dance the night away. I would love to include this wonderful couple’s entire destination wedding on the blog but since that is impossible here is a glimpse…
The scenery on the boat ride to Las Caletas was breathtaking.
Arriving at Las Caletas…
Mattie and her girls arrived early and had time not only to prepare for the wedding but also to relax and enjoy the beauty of the island and the bridal “casita”.
No bridezilla here!
Las tres hermanas….
Mattie and her girls….
Meanwhile Lauren captured this image before departing Puerto Vallarta with the groom’s party and wedding guests.
Mattie and Julian did not see each other before the ceremony, I was very happy to be able to capture these bridal images of Mattie in the jungle as the groom and guests arrived at the island.
The birght ceremony details were very lovingly planned including hand painted maracas to shake at the kiss, Mexican papel picado banners, and bright and colorful pashminas, all in the weddings starfish theme.
Bride and groom’s first glimpse of each other at the altar and ceremony moments….
The reception atmosphere was so pretty with many, many candles.
Las Caletas has the very best fire dancers I have seen and Mattie and Julian were very brave!
Lauren and I met up with Mattie and Julian the next afternoon for some day after photos starting on location in Puerto Vallarta and finishing up on a nearby beach at sunset.
Elizabeth Medina is Mexico’s premier destination wedding photographer, photographing weddings throughout Mexico in locations including Puerto Vallarta, the Riviera Maya, Cancun, San Miguel de Allende and Los Cabos.