Puerto Vallarta never disappoints. We have shot some of our most memorable weddings there – Davina and Daniel’s Casa China Blanca wedding, Jen and Lani’s Playa Fiesta wedding. So when Chad and Chris contacted us, describing plans of a Friday night welcome party in the jungle, and a wedding day at a villa overlooking the ocean, we could not be more excited to be there for them.
Chad and Chris found us through Mauricio photographing two of their friends’ weddings – Eric and David’s Half Moon Bay wedding and Brian and Patrick’s Charleston wedding. This group of friends, most of whom live in New York and D.C., are tight-knit and loyal, and love one another as family. With each event we’ve photographed for them, it has been such a joy watching how much they love to celebrate each other’s happiness.
Chad and Chris started the weekend off with a welcome party and dinner under the stars at Rhythms of the Night on the cove of Las Caletas. On Saturday, they got ready for their wedding together, preparing for a day of love, emotion, and, eventually, one heck of a dance party. Villa Estrella Mar, a private beachfront villa, proved to be the ideal wedding venue, where everything could happen in one place.
Chad and Chris’ wedding had all the things we love to see – a beautiful place, an energetic and loving group of friends and family, a little bit of weirdness here and there, and most of all, two people who are clearly meant to be.
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