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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Mexico Destination Wedding - Part 2, The Fiestas!

John and Jessica
Mexico Wedding Bash -Let the Fiestas Begin!

So what's a destination wedding without several other parties?
There was the Welcome Party, the Golf outing hosted by the Maid of Honor, the Moms & Maids gathering, and the Rehearsal Dinner.


The Welcome!

This party was hosted by one of their friends outside their room (which had a rockin' deck area!). They had a variety of flavored margaritas, chips, guacamole, and many other yummy appetizers.




(Bride on the Left)

(Groom on the Left)


(Usually we will do a welcome party once all the guests get there, and everyone is invited. If you're at an all-inclusive resort then all the better (you'll save some $ or pesos), just designate the bar to meet at and parties on!)

Mom's & Maids
This was just a casual beachside gathering of the moms and bridesmaids...oh and of course the bride, so that those who didn't know each other could introduce themselves. The ladies really enjoyed this bonding time....again over some margaritas and chips and guac. Did I mention how incredible the guacamole was here? People just ate and ate it, and they could because they'd bring it out by the mounded platter! Jessica also handed out her bridesmaids gifts during this gathering.



The Rehearsal Dinner

I have to say that this was one of the more dramatic locales for a rehearsal dinner.

Playa Rosa is just short jaunt from the hotel. The guests walked a little ways up the Playa Rosa beach (around the cove from El Careyes) and then to the grassy area where we had tables set in white and fuchsia colors, with stunning flowers from our wedding day florist. The guests selected their escort card from the wire frames we hung from a palm tree.







The guests enjoyed passed appetizers and then a Mexican buffet while they watched the gorgeous sunset. Then the staff lit a huge bonfire right next to our party which also helped fire up some hysterical toasts from our guests.

Music was provided by our DJ Kirk from Complete Music who we brought down from Denver. He also helped facilitate the surprise slideshow Jessica had put together for John.

Then off to bed for tomorrows big day! (Check the blog tomorrow for details on the wedding!)

Cheers,

Julie

1 comment:

Jared Wilson Photography said...

I just love looking at your photos and reading your recap! I am so in love with this place!!