Magic in Mexico
November 5, 2017
Stacy, a brand consultant, met attorney Luis Gomar while water rafting on the Colorado River and they were swept away by love!
Luis and Stacy both enjoy traveling to Mexico and on one trip Luis made a move that made Mexico a permanent part of their love story.
They were staying in Punta Mita, reveling in a breathtaking ocean sunset, when he proposed. Mexico has become such a special place for the couple that they wanted to share it with their friends, so they decided it was the perfect place to hold the ceremony.
The rehearsal dinner was such an elaborate affair it could’ve been their wedding reception. With the ocean waves setting the stage, friends and family enjoyed a traditional Mexican beach barbecue. The next day, speculation on the wedding location took top billing as guests were mysteriously bussed to a secret location: the secluded Martoca Beach Garden, located between Punta Mita and Nuevo Vallarta.
Nestled into the hillside, this picturesque Spanish hacienda transported guests back in time. “We love Mexico and we got engaged at the nearby St. Regis, Punta Mita; the Martoca was the perfect blend of rustic beach chic we were looking for,” says Stacy.
They celebrated with a traditional Jewish ceremony staged on the beach just as dusk fell over the ocean at eventide. The bride wore an elegant design from BHLDN, “re-imagined” by Houston designer, Chloe Dao. As soon as the appetizers were dished out and everyone had their drinks, the live band hit the stage and stole the show. ” My favorite part of the party was our crystal LED dance floor – it really elevated the decor and party vibe,” says the bride. Well-lit party goers danced all night. In addition to the videographer, an aerial drone captured the magic of the beautiful ceremony and fun-filled reception. This high-flying footage added dimension and perspective to create a one-of-a-kind wedding video. And cake? Who needs cake when a local street vendor will make churros on-site? The following day, the fun continued as guests were treated to a farewell champagne brunch. Stacy and Luis turned their honeymoon trip into a jaunt between London, the Canary Islands and Paris.
By Laurette Veres
The band really makes the party, be sure to find a band or DJ that fits your personality and can keep the party going all night! Also, don’t be afraid to be very specific with your song selections; bands will often learn new songs at a bride’s request.