Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Marcus and Amy's Mexican wedding

Me with the Grandmas at my welcome/birthday dinner in Puerto Vallarta - with Dada photo bombing

With Marcus too :)
Bumping bumps with Amy's sister Lisa. She's 31 weeks, I'm 21 weeks.
Breakfast the next morning with Grandma

Mariah and I by the pool
All dressed up for the rehearsal dinner my parents hosted

Mom and Dad did a lovely presentation about why people love each other

Everyone liked it including the bride & groom

We all enjoyed it
It was an AMAZING restaurant - fantastic service and wonderful food !!
My amazing dinner - I ate a bit too much because it was SO SO good

Loved the Mariachi band that came by our tables as well. It was a great night!!

Bridge nearby - the lights made it difficult to see but it was beautifully lit up

When we got back to the room we found a basket and thought oh a gift - turns out it was just my bra back from the cleaners ha ha! Lovely presentation :)
The next day I went shopping with Mom, Grandma & Johnny. This is the view looking back at the area where our resort is.

Famous Puerto Vallarta statue  - lovely

The view from the rooms down to the pool and ocean - just a stunning resort

And the view from the Presidential suite my parents upgrade Amy & Marcus to for their wedding night.
All dressed up for the wedding, waiting for the buses to arrive that would take us there

With Dad's cousin Faye as well
Me, Mariah & Jenny

Faye with the Grandmas

The aunties & mother of the groom (Jani, Joni, Mom & Sue)

Mom & I
WOW what a view from the restaurant down to the ceremony site (my picture)

The photographer's picture - wow!

Champagne ready to toast

Dad & Mom

I love the hearts of grass :)
Marcus coming down to the wedding site

His friend officiated the ceremony - he did a GREAT job

The bridesmaids working their way down

Lisa, Amy's sister Lisa

Amy coming down with her Dad

Professional shot I love

Marcus explaining that he was going to write Amy a song, but found one that fit the occasion perfectly

Amy sang too - it was lovely

We were all sobbing, so lovely

Lovely vows they wrote themselves too

We're married!!
And then a surprise for the guests.....
A mariachi band appeared out of nowhere - fantastic!

They sounded great too, SO Mexican!

Time to pose for formal photos

Amy's family

And my family :)

I love this pic!

The whole wedding - fun to have a group picture!!!

Groomsmen Johnny & Kyle
Cute :)

The lovely wedding party
Gorgeous spot for photos

This is my favorite shot
This is where we ate dinner - QUITE a view!
It looked lovely at night too
Dad & Marcus
Sunset view from our table
And Grandma photos!
Lots of clinking glasses for a kiss !!
The lovely dessert, it was a vanilla mousse with passionfruit & strawberry - delicious!
First Dance
Mother/Son ddance
Joni & I
Me with cousin Jenny

Brunch the next day with my Grandmas
Saying goodbye to Johnny, Grandma Sally & Kyle as they waited for their airport transfer
They left int he morning and I left in the afternoon.
What a fantastic trip! Wonderful wedding, so great to catch up with family, and wow relaxing to fly by myself ha ha (well, just me and our quiet inside baby:) So so glad I went :)


  1. This could not be any more beautiful. Wow. Their decision to get married in Puerta Vallarta with all of you gathered there was the right one. Those are the best wedding pics, ever.

  2. Dear Monique,
    Great job of putting together hilights of your birthday, the Groom's Dinner, the Wedding and Reception, the breakfast gathering, and other special moments,too! Wonderful job of documenting the song at the wedding; I believe you are the only one that was able to capture the music! It was great to see you and baby Jingle. Love you so much! Mom

  3. Dear Monique,
    We were all very happy that you would share your birthday and all the celebrations centering on the wedding, too. Great job documenting a lovely time for all; especially loved how you recorded the song that Amy and Marcus sang at the wedding. Bravo! Reminiscent of your wedding being the day after Marcus' birthday a few years earlier. All special and precious times to treasure. Love you, Mom and Dad

  4. So pretty! Glad it all worked out :)

  5. I MUST visit this resort. Beautiful photos!