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Welcome Dinner for the Jose Villa Mexico Workshop

The Mexico Workshop with Jose Villa is such a magical place; a coming together of great minds, crazy talent and a beautiful backdrop of Hacienda El Carmen. In celebration of the announcement of his upcoming 2014 Workshop we’re going to dive into a few of the pretty components. Up first, a welcome dinner crafted by Lisa Vorce + Mindy Rice. It’s heavy on the old world charm and all out romance. See even more of Jose’s beautiful imagery right here.

A note from Mindy and Lisa Vorce… For the welcome gifts, we had our favorite local calligrapher stain wooden boxes and calligraph each student’s name on the lid to personalize them. Brenna from BB Paper & Ink letter-pressed hand-sewn “belly bands” that had custom artwork drawn by her and wrapped them around each box. The center of the belly bands were die cut with circles that framed each student’s name. The boxes were filled with delicious chocolates and truffles – and some very special chocolate milagros that were hand made for each student and silver leafed by Mindy.

The original barn of the hacienda provided the most extraordinary back-drop for our welcome dinner. We set up a single long beautiful table and utilized the Hacienda’s equipale chairs. The weathered leather of the chairs was the perfect complement to our terra cotta vessels and plates. Mindy incorporated wood floral in the vintage terra cotta pots and paired them with hand painted teal blue candlesticks. At each place setting we had teal placemats from Tonala that had each guest’s name calligraphed on it. Casa de Perrin outfitted the table with their lovely Heath ceramic dishes and their teak flatware. We created a unique runner down the table using a pattern of terra-cotta tiles. On each chair, we placed a teal striped serape which served as a lovely favor for each attendee – but also beautiful decor!

Photography: Jose Villa Photography | Floral Design: Mindy Rice | Event Planning And Design: Lisa Vorce | Flatware And Glassware: Casa De Perrin

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Destination Wedding in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Right about now, as my house lies snuggled in a foot of snow, Mexico is sounding pretty amazing. It’s a land where sunshine is a mainstay and seaside nuptials are a part of the landscape. And local darlings, The Dazzling Details, know just how to whip those nuptials into shape. The result is a neutral palette and oceanfront cocktailing all captured by Clary Pfeiffer. Click here for more.

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From the Bride… Brad and I knew very early on we wanted a destination wedding. We both fell in love with Puerto Vallarta and knew it was the perfect location for our wedding. Puerto Vallarta is a city filled with remnants of classic architecture, cobblestone streets and breathtaking views from the hills that surround the bay. It is absolutely beautiful and completely charming.

I wanted to juxtapose the rustic charm of Puerto Vallarta and our venue, Villa Celeste, with chic, simple details and a soft color palette. Brad had only one request when planning the wedding: a ridiculously fun reception. We hired The Dazzling Details {wedding planners extraordinaire!} to bring our vision to life.

When the day arrived, I felt so relaxed and happy and I attribute this to The Dazzling Details. I knew they would take care of everything and all we had to do was have fun and live in the moment.

Our wedding day was steaming hot, but our guests made the best of it jumping in the pool between limbo contests, dance offs and visits to the late night churro stand and taco cart. Everyone ended up in bathing suits and cover ups by the end of the night, which wasn’t what I had envisioned, but it was a perfect ending to our crazy reception!

Photography: Clary Pfeiffer | Videographer: Promo Vision PV | Floral Design: The Dazzling Details | Wedding Dress: Allure Couture | Ceremony Venue: Puerto Vallarta Beach | Reception Venue: Villa Celeste | Bridesmaids Dresses: Joanna August | Bridesmaid Dress Boutique: Bella Bridesmaid | Coordination: The Dazzling Details | Invitations + Save The Dates: Steracle Press | Jewelry : Samantha Wills | Save The Date Calligrapher: For The Love Of Letters

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Engagement at Floras Farm in San Jose Del Cabo from Ana & Jerome

Engagement sessions are wonderful in their own right, but engagement sessions in Los Cabos? Well that takes them to whole new level of magical. Between the light, the gorgeous couple, and the stunning scenery – these images from Ana & Jerome are downright dreamy. See them all here.


This engagement session was shot January 3, 2013 at Floras Farm in San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico. It was Brianna & Cory’s first trip to Los Cabos to meet vendors and scout locations for their upcoming wedding on January 3, 2014 at Sunset Da Mona Lisa. We (Ana & Jerome) had the idea to shoot at this unique location and were totally happy with the result!

Photography: Ana & Jerome | Location: Floras Farm

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