The color scheme for the wedding was a coral/orange/aqua blue combination. Nancy’s bridal bouquet included local flowers in these colors. There were four bridesmaids and four groomsmen in the ceremony. The bridesmaids bouquets were used as centerpieces for the reception dinner tables. For the ceremony there was a bamboo altar with light blue and ivory chiffon fabrics, 25 white wooden chairs for the guests. The altar had alternating pendants (banners) where each one had an initial for either bride and groom. “J” for Jeremy and “N” for Nancy.
The trio / Mini Mariachi called “Jaque Mate” which means (“Check Mate”) in Spanish played for the ceremony and cocktail hour. Enrique plays an incredible trumpet for the wedding March and recessional song. The ceremony was officiated by their friend Linda from their home town of Portland.
The reception took place in the grand Villa Celeste, where Vallarta Weddings have done numbers of weddings there in the past 10 years.
The table setting was very nicely arranged by Eva (Vallarta Weddings) and included 5 rectangular tables made into one long family style event table. There were specially packaged, personalized Mexican cookies at each place setting. The reception table overhead was lit with many rows of twinkle lights while cream, coral and turquoise fabrics hung on each corner of the reception area.
Catering was done by the Villa Celeste staff, house cheff Javier and Pancho the house manage took care of the service and general needs of the guests. The menu included a cocktail hour with O’dorves included Chips and Salsa, Ceviche, Shrimps on a pineapple display, passed around by the waiters. There was a buffet dinner with tons of food that included, Chicken, beef and shrimp fajitas, rice, beans, guacamole and salsa. There was a chef, a chef’s helper, a barman and 2 waiters that took care of everything. The bride and groom purchased their own alcohol at Vallarta’s Costco and the coordinators took them their and handeled the delivery to the villa a few days for the wedding.
The wedding cake was a 3 tier, chocolate, vanilla and kalhua cake with butter cream icing adorned with a really cool “Day of the Dead” cake topper)
The music was covered by DJ Mike and he played for the cocktail, dinner and reception up to 1am. The guests had a blast and half way through ended up a pool hang out celebration.