Far off the beaten path and hidden inside a gate of grandeur proportion sat Casa China Blanca, a fabulous glass villa resting comfortably on the coast. Once inside, laughs echoed leading up two flights of stairs to the wide open, split level master. The girls busied throughout having hair and makeup finished, sharing bottles of champagne, and sharing stories from the night before. The gaping windows and doors stayed shut to keep Mexico’s humidity out. Lauren looked as if she were floating across the rooms, completely relaxed, ready and so, so happy. After munching on fresh guacamole, she took an occasional trip downstairs to see all of her ideas and dreams coming to life, piece by piece. The hand-strung flower chuppa rested from the ceiling and orchids began filling the vases delicately placed within the room.
Soccer blared from the tv in the Westin’s villa where Elliot and his closest guys reveled in his last moments of bachelorhood. Their cheeks hurt from the relentless laughter and the energy and excitement for the day was shared by everyone involved. Elliot couldn’t wait to see his bride, and the venue which he would also be laying eyes on for the first time. Dad helped him in his beautifully crafted custom suit, and they departed to the biggest day of his life.
Emails, pictures, websites… ’tis the life of a destination bride, and Lauren had come to know no other way of planning her wedding. But Puerto Vallarta, Mexico could not have been a more perfect destination for Lauren and Elliot who share such fine taste and fun spirits. Friends and family poured in from all parts of the country to enjoy paradise and the extravagant wedding soiree of the year. Guests were carried onto the dancefloor by the sounds of the band, then awed by fire dancers and spoiled by donuts and the most outrageously delicious late-night taco stand you ever did see. The night was full of surprises and memories these two and their closest friends will hold onto forever.
Elliot + Lauren :: Thank you for bringing us on your adventure and allowing us to capture what we knew would be incredible. You, your friends, and your family were so good to us. We’re fans for life! We looove you!!
Lauren and Elliot were adorable as they saw one another for the first time! Whistles and claps from their friends filled the background.
They are SUCH a gorgeous couple!!!
Lauren… you are just stunning.
Clearly, Elliot brought his mob with him.
These ladies were gorgeous and SO.MUCH.FUN!
Dazzling Details did an outstanding job with decor, planning, and holding the night together! You ladies are phenomenal!!!
I mean, really? Is this place real? When Marcus and I spotted Casa China Blanca in the movie, “Limitless”, we knew we’d be visiting something very, very special.
The food was exquisite AND pretty!
I think the party started as soon as everyone woke up for the day. We loved all the dancing!
XOXO!!! Don’t miss out on their ‘Day After’ session later this week!
Wedding Venue: Casa China Blanca
Wedding Coordination, Florals + Event Design: The Dazzling Details
Wedding Gown : Oscar de la Renta
Shoes : Jimmy Choo
Custom Suit : Michael Sahi, Los Angeles
Hair Styling: Sebastian Salon
Makeup Artists: Franc Gole Salon
Officiant: Tamara Bradley, Puerto Vallarta Wedding Officiants
Catering: B&B Banquetes
Wedding Cake: Charme Reposteria
Tacos al Pastor Cart: Don Juan
DJ: Sonido Extassis
Donut Bar: Tienda Clicks
Illumination: Proyecto Winners