Mexico dreaming. That is never a bad way to spend the afternoon. We are dipping our proverbial toes in the sand, feeling that imaginary sun on our shoulders and reveling in all things Puerto Vallarta; the perfect destination to tie the knot if you ask us. Especially when it’s a perfectly executed beach affair by the Dazzling Details mixed with enough snapshots by Brandi Smyth Photography to have us booking the next flight out. Literally. See more of this beach bash right here.

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From the Bride… Kenny and I met almost five years ago in New Orleans, Louisiana. We instantly hit it off and became inseparable! The challenge, of course, was that we lived five hours away from each other and needed to figure out how to make a long distance relationship work. After dating a year long distance, we knew that it was time for us to make the next step so Kenny decided to move to North Louisiana to live closer to me and my son, Camden. Kenny has always been my rock. I knew from day one that he was the person that I was going to marry, and he was the one to complete our family. He has been an amazing father to Camden and has been the perfect person to fit into our lives. Kenny proposed to me in November of 2011 with my son, hours before we were scheduled to take our family Christmas pictures. Of course, I said yes and the rest is history!

From the start of our engagement, Kenny and I knew that we wanted to have a destination wedding. The problem was just deciding on the destination. We came across Puerto Vallerta, Mexico, with the help of our wonderful travel agent. It was love at first sight. We fell in love with the charm that Puerto Vallerta offered and the beautiful panoramic views. The deciding factor was when I came across The Dazzling Details on a blog that I was reading. They seemed perfect in every way. I emailed them immediately, and within the first few emails I knew that we found our destination, and that is when the fun began!

I had a distinct vision of what I wanted for our special day. First, and foremost was that I wanted my 8-year-old son to feel very much a part of our wedding day. The second thing was to be an experience that not only we would remember but also our whole wedding group. The Dazzling Details took every email from us and translated into a masterpiece. It was unique, modern and everything that we ever could have hoped for. They included so many personal touches that were little surprises for us along the way. March 29th will always be a day that we will always cherish — it was the day that we officially became an “us.” Arriving home from Puerto Vallerta, we also found out that we brought back a very special souvenir from Mexico — we have a baby due in December of 2012. This year has been an incredible journey for us, and it’s only going to get better!

Wedding Photography: Brandi Smyth Photography / Wedding Venue: Dreams Puerto Vallarta Resort and Spa in Puerto Vallerta, Mexico / Wedding + Floral Design: The Dazzling Details / Wedding Invitations: Chez Rivage / Wedding Dress: Tadashi Shoji via Nordstrom / Bride’s Cuff + Headpiece: Custom by Doloris Petunia / Hair + Makeup: Trisha Hughes + Britnee Pippin / Bridesmaid’s Dress: Monique Lhuillier via Nordstrom / Flowergirl’s Dress: Custom by Doloris Petunia / Men’s Attire: Squires Formalwear

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